Country facts:

Area: 110,619 sq km
Population: 9,598,787
Languages: French
Currency: CFA Franc
Climate: tropical; hot, humid in south; semiarid in north


Benin soccer information

The Benin national football team, nicknamed Les Écureuils (The Squirrels), is the national football team of Benin and is controlled by the Fédération Béninoise de Football.

They were known as the Dahomey national football team until 1975, when Dahomey became Benin.

They have never made the World Cup but have reached three recent African Nations Cups – 2004, 2008 and 2010.