The Libya national football team is the national association football team of Libya and is controlled by the Libyan Football Federation. The team has never qualified for the senior FIFA World Cup. They have qualified for three Africa Cup of Nations, one in 1982 where they finished runners-up and also hosted the tournament. The second was in 2006, but they failed to progress from their group and the third was in 2011, which was the first time that they qualified without hosting the tournament. They also finished runners-up in the 1964 Arab Nations Cup.
The Libya national team has been a member of CAF since 1965, and has been a member of the sub-confederation UNAF since its official formation in 2005. As of October 2011, Libya are currently ranked 62 in the official FIFA World Rankings, just short of their highest ever ranking. Their lowest ever ranking was 187th in July 1997.
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