Kyrgyzstan national football team

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Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan national football teams logo.png
Nickname(s) Ак шумкарлар, Ak şumkarlar
(The White Falcons)
Association Football Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation CAFA (Central Asia)
Head coach Aleksandr Krestinin
Captain Azamat Baymatov
Most caps Vadim Kharchenko (54)
Top scorer Anton Zemlianukhin (9)
Home stadium Dolen Omurzakov Stadium
FIFA code KGZ
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 115 Increase 5 (23 November 2017)
Highest 99 (October 2016)
Lowest 201 (March 2013)
Elo ranking
Current 162 (15 November 2017)
Highest 151 (9 April 2006)
Lowest 178 (February 2013)
First international
 Uzbekistan 3–0 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
(Tashkent, Uzbekistan; August 23, 1992)[1]
Biggest win
 Kyrgyzstan 6–0 Maldives 
(Tehran, Iran; June 13, 1997)
Biggest defeat
 Iran 7–0 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
(Damascus, Syria; June 4, 1997)

The Kyrgyzstan national football team (Kyrgyz: Кыргыз Республикасынын улуттук курама командасы (Kırgız Respublikasının uluttuk kurama komandası); Russian: Сборная Киргизии по футболу (Sbornaya Kirgizii po Futbolu)) is the national team of Kyrgyzstan and is controlled by the Football Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic. It is a member of the Central Asian Football Association, which is a member of the Asian Football Confederation.

History

1992 to 2010: struggle

After the breakup of the Soviet Union and declaration of its independence, Kyrgyzstan became a fully recognized FIFA and AFC member. They played their first match away in Tashkent, against Uzbekistan on 23 August 1992 in the Central Asia Tournament, losing 3–0.

In June 1993, Kyrgyzstan travelled to Tehran, Iran for the 1993 ECO Cup. They lost 3–2 on 6 June to Azerbaijan and then drew 1–1 two days later against Tajikistan.

In April 1994, Kyrgyzstan played other Central Asian teams in a tournament in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. On 13 April they lost 5–1 to Turkmenistan, then on 15 April 1–0 to Tajikistan. On 17 April they drew 0–0 against Kazakhstan before losing 3–0 to the hosts two days later.[1]

Kyrgyzstan continued to struggle, due to little interests of developing football in Kyrgyzstan. The national team often lacked basic developments to develop the national team, comparing to its Central Asian neighbors, making Kyrgyzstan remained backward behind Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, the latter being the strongest team in the region. Despite of this, Kyrgyzstan still managed to achieve some significant result, such as winning bronze in the 2006 AFC Challenge Cup.

Since 2010s: rise of Kyrgyz football

With the arrival of Sergey Dvoryankov, the team had witnessed a significant resurgence. Dvoryankov had made a significant progress by calling and naturalizing a number of foreign players into the national team of Kyrgyzstan such as Ghana's David Tetteh, Elijah Ari and Daniel Tagoe; Cameroon's Claude Maka Kum; Germany's Viktor Maier, Vitalij Lux, Viktor Kelm and Edgar Bernhardt; as well as calling more Kyrgyz-born Russian players to play for the team. As for the result, Kyrgyzstan's football dramatically improved. The White Falcons had made up significantly good result during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification, when Kyrgyzstan managed to defeat its long time neighbor-rival, Tajikistan, or defeating Jordan, which is regarded as a strong team who had also beaten Australia before, as well as managed to play well against Asian champions Australia despite losing all two matches.

Under another Russian manager, Aleksandr Krestinin, Kyrgyzstan is heading to qualify for its first ever AFC Asian Cup since independence, when they placed themselves against India, Myanmar and Macau.

World Cup record

World Cup Finals World Cup Qualifications
Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA GP W D* L GS GA
1930 to 1990 Was part of USSR - - - - - - -
United States 1994 Did not enter - - - - - - -
France 1998 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 5 3 0 2 12 11
South KoreaJapan 2002 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 6 1 1 4 3 9
Germany 2006 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 8 3 1 4 11 12
South Africa 2010 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 2 1 0 1 2 2
Brazil 2014 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 2 0 0 2 0 7
Russia 2018 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 8 4 2 2 10 8
Qatar 2022 To be determined - - - - - - - To be determined
Total - 0/21 - - - - - - 31 12 5 15 38 49

Asian Cup record

  • 1956 to 1992 – Did not enter, was part of USSR
Asian Cup Finals Asian Cup Qualifications
Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA GP W D* L GS GA
1956 to 1992 Was part of USSR - - - - - - -
United Arab Emirates 1996 Did not qualify - - - - - - 4 1 0 3 3 7
Lebanon 2000 Did not qualify - - - - - - 3 0 0 3 3 11
China 2004 Did not qualify - - - - - - 2 1 0 1 3 2
IndonesiaMalaysiaThailandVietnam 2007 Did not enter - - - - - -
Qatar 2011 Did not qualify - - - - - - 2010 AFC Challenge Cup was used to determine qualification for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
Australia 2015 Did not qualify - - - - - - 2012 & 2014 AFC Challenge Cup are used to determine qualification for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
United Arab Emirates 2019 To be determined
Total Best: - - - - - - 9 2 0 7 9 20

AFC Challenge Cup record

West Asian Championship

ELF Cup

In 2006, Kyrgyzstan took part in the inaugural ELF Cup in Northern Cyprus. This competition was originally intended to be for teams that were not members of FIFA; however, the organisers extended invitations to both Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, who were both represented by their national futsal teams.

Year Round Position Matches Wins Draws* Losses Goals Scored Goals Against
2006 Semi-Final 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 2 1 2 11 8

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 8 7 0 1 29 4 +25 21 Third round and Asian Cup
2  Jordan 8 5 1 2 21 7 +14 16 Asian Cup qualifying third round
3  Kyrgyzstan 8 4 2 2 10 8 +2 14
4  Tajikistan 8 1 2 5 9 20 −11 5 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round
5  Bangladesh 8 0 1 7 2 32 −30 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

Recent fixtures and results

2016

2017

2018

Coaching staff

As of June 22, 2016[3]
Manager Russia Aleksandr Krestinin
Goalkeeping coach Kyrgyzstan Zakir Jalilov
Fitness coach Kyrgyzstan Igor Kudrenko
Executive director Kyrgyzstan Yevgeniy Frolov
Administrator Kyrgyzstan Arstanbek Konokbaev
Kit manager Kyrgyzstan Mirlan Eshenov

Players

Current Squad

The following players were called up for the friendly match on 6 and 11 October against Lebanon and Turkmenistan.[4]

Caps and goals updated as of 11 October 2016 after the game against Turkmenistan.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Pavel Matiash (1987-07-11) 11 July 1987 (age 30) 26 0 Maldives Maziya S&RC
16 1GK Valery Kashuba (1984-09-14) 14 September 1984 (age 33) 16 0 Kyrgyzstan Dordoi
22 1GK Kalysbek Akimaliev (1992-11-16) 16 November 1992 (age 25) 0 0 Kyrgyzstan Abdysh-Ata

3 2DF Ilyaz Alimov (1990-08-24) 24 August 1990 (age 27) 8 0 Kyrgyzstan Alay
5 2DF Viktor Maier (1990-05-16) 16 May 1990 (age 27) 11 0 Netherlands FC Emmen
2DF Tamirlan Kozubaev (1994-07-01) 1 July 1994 (age 23) 6 1 Kyrgyzstan Dordoi
2DF Vladimir Kazakbaev (1991-11-19) 19 November 1991 (age 26) 3 0 Kyrgyzstan Abdysh-Ata
2DF Akram Umarov (1994-02-07) 7 February 1994 (age 23) 2 0 Kyrgyzstan Alay
2DF Amanbek Manybekov (1995-08-05) 5 August 1995 (age 22) 1 0 Kyrgyzstan Abdysh-Ata
2DF Danila Sokirchenko (1995-10-15) 15 October 1995 (age 22) 0 0 Kyrgyzstan Abdysh-Ata
2DF Mustafa Yusupov (1995-07-01) 1 July 1995 (age 22) 0 0 Kyrgyzstan Dordoi

8 3MF Aziz Sydykov (1992-06-23) 23 June 1992 (age 25) 13 1 Kyrgyzstan Dordoi
9 3MF Islam Shamshiev (1991-03-01) 1 March 1991 (age 26) 6 0 Kyrgyzstan Dordoi
14 3MF Pavel Sidorenko (1987-03-26) 26 March 1987 (age 30) 18 0 Kyrgyzstan Alga
18 3MF Kairat Zhyrgalbek Uulu (1994-06-13) 13 June 1994 (age 23) 12 1 Kyrgyzstan Dordoi
20 3MF Bakhtiyar Duyshobekov (1995-06-03) 3 June 1995 (age 22) 12 1 Belarus Krumkachy
21 3MF Farhat Musabekov (1994-01-03) 3 January 1994 (age 23) 11 0 Uzbekistan Olmaliq FK
23 3MF Edgar Bernhardt (Captain) (1986-03-30) 30 March 1986 (age 31) 12 1 Poland Stal Mielec
3MF Abror Kydyraliyev (1992-04-05) 5 April 1992 (age 25) 3 0 Kyrgyzstan Alay
3MF Odiljon Abdurakhmanov (1996-03-18) 18 March 1996 (age 21) 2 0 Kyrgyzstan Alay
3MF Mirbek Akhamataliev (1994-02-07) 7 February 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Kyrgyzstan Dordoi

10 4FW Mirlan Murzaev (1990-03-29) 29 March 1990 (age 27) 25 5 Turkey Uşakspor
19 4FW Vitalij Lux (1989-02-27) 27 February 1989 (age 28) 13 3 Germany Unterhaching
4FW Viktor Kelm (1997-01-02) 2 January 1997 (age 20) 1 0 Serbia Bežanija

Previous squads

Records

Most capped players

Vadim Kharchenko is the most capped player in the history of Kyrgyzstan with 54 caps.

As of 23 June 2016, the 10 players with the most caps:

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Vadim Kharchenko 2003– 65 3
2 Ruslan Sydykov 1997-2013 43 1
3 Talant Samsaliev 2003– 39 1
4 Vyacheslav Amin 2000–2009 38 1
5 Davron Askarov 2006– 36 0
6 Ildar Amirov 2006– 34 2
7 Vladimir Salo 1994–2004 30 0
8 Zakir Jalilov 1992–2004 29 0
9 Ruslan Jamshidov 1990–2000 28 3
10 Valeriy Berezovskiy 1997–2008 27 1

Bold names denote a player still playing or available for selection.

Anton Zemlianukhin is the top scorer in the history of Kyrgyzstan with 7 goals

Top goalscorers

As of 2 August 2017, the 10 players with the most goals:

# Name Career Goals Caps Avg/game
1 Anton Zemlianukhin 2007– 7 20 0.35
2 Mirlan Murzaev 2009– 5 23 0.22
3 Azamat Baymatov 2010– 4 30 0.13
4 Cholponbek Esenkul Uulu 2007– 3 9 0.33
Sergey Chikishev 1998–2012 3 12 0.25
Vitalij Lux 2015- 3 13 0.23
David Tetteh 2013– 3 14 0.21
Sergey Kutsov 1996–2001 3 16 0.19
Farkhat Khaitbaev 1994–2000 3 17 0.18
Zamirbek Zhumagulov 1992–2003 3 18 0.17
Ruslan Jamshidov 1999–2011 3 28 0.10
Vadim Kharchenko 2003– 3 54 0.06

Bold names denote a player still playing or available for selection.

Coaches

Manager From To Record
G W D L Win %
Kyrgyzstan Meklis Koshaliyev August 1992 February 1996 15 1 3 11 006.67
Kyrgyzstan Yevgeniy Novikov June 1997 February 2001 19 4 1 14 021.05
Kyrgyzstan Nematjan Zakirov March 2003 March 2006 12 4 2 6 033.33
Kyrgyzstan Boris Podkorytov March 2006 December 2006 6 3 0 3 050.00
Kyrgyzstan Nematjan Zakirov January 2007 December 2008 12 4 0 8 033.33
Kyrgyzstan Anarbek Ormonbekov January 2009 May 2011 13 3 3 7 023.08
Kyrgyzstan Murat Jumakeev May 2011 September 2012 3 0 0 3 000.00
Russia Sergey Dvoryankov September 2012 May 2014 6 3 1 2 050.00
Kyrgyzstan Mirlan Eshenov (Caretaker) May 2014 October 2014 3 0 0 3 000.00
Russia Aleksandr Krestinin October 2014 Presenta 23 11 4 8 047.83
Total 110 32 14 64 029.09

a Accurate up to and including 6 December 2017.

Notes

  1. ^ Since the Government of Kyrgyzstan had advised them that the AFC Asian Cup 2019 Final Round Group A qualifying match between Kyrgyz Republic and Myanmar should not take place in Bishkek on 5 September 2017 due to increased security concerns, the AFC decided to postpone the match.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Hyung-Jin, Yoon (30 Apr 2006). "Kyrgyzstan International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 19 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Kyrgyz Republic-Myanmar AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifier postponed". AFC. 4 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "Национальная сборная". ffkr.kg/ (in Russian). Football Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Футбол: на подготовку к матчу с Ливаном не вызваны в сборную пятеро игроков". vb.kg (in Russian). 6 October 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 

External links

  • Kyrgyzstan at FIFA.com
  • Kyrgyz FA (in Kyrgyz) (in Russian)
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