Turkmenistan national football team

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Turkmenistan
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Emeralds, Akhal-Teke's
Association Football Federation of Turkmenistan
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation CAFA (Central Asia)
Head coach Amangylyç Koçumow
Captain Ahmet Ataýew[1]
Top scorer Çariýar Muhadow (13)[2]
Home stadium Ashgabat Stadium
FIFA code TKM
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 114 Increase 22 (16 October 2017)
Highest 86 (April 2004)
Lowest 174 (September 2007)
Elo ranking
Current 142 (7 May 2016)
Highest 81 (31 March 2004)
Lowest 147 (June 2015)
First international
Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic Kazakhstan 1–0 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
(Almaty, Kazakhstan; 1 June 1992)[3]
Biggest win
 Turkmenistan 11–0 Afghanistan 
(Ashgabat, Turkmenistan; 19 November 2003)
Biggest defeat
 Tajikistan 5–0 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
(Dushanbe; Tajikistan; 22 June 1997)
 Kuwait 6–1 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
(Kuwait City, Kuwait; 10 February 2000)
 Qatar 5–0 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
(Doha, Qatar; 31 May 2004)
 Bahrain 5–0 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
(Riffa, Bahrain; 3 August 2005)
Asian Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 2004)
Best result Group stage, 2004

The Turkmenistan national football team (Turkmen: Türkmenistanyň milli futbol ýygyndysy) represents Turkmenistan in association football and is controlled by the Football Federation of Turkmenistan, the governing body for football in Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan's home ground is Ashgabat Stadium in Ashgabat. Turkmenistan have never qualified to the final stages of the World Cup.

History

After the country gained independence, they played their first match against Kazakhstan on 1 June 1992.

2000

Turkmenistan match against North Korea in June, 2008.

They qualified for the 2004 Asian Cup. The right to act in the final stage of the 2004 Asian Cup footballers achieved by winning the 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification in the group «G», where the team were also the United Arab Emirates, Syria and Sri Lanka. In the autumn of 2003, the national team in the preliminary matches of the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC), defeated in Ashgabat national team of Afghanistan team with a score of 11:0, a hat-trick were noted Begench Kuliyev and Rejepmyrat Agabaýew, two goals scored Guvanchmuhammet Ovekov, stir well Nazar Bayramov, Omar Berdiyev and Didarklych Urazov. In the second leg the team won Afghanistan (0:2), both goals in the scored Begench Kuliyev. In December 2003, the national team of Turkmenistan for the first time in its history, entered the hundred strongest football teams in the world in the FIFA rankings, reaching the 99th position, thanks to the success in the qualifying match of the 2004 Asian Cup and the qualifying round of the 2006 World Cup. In the 2004 Asian Cup that took place in China, the team got to the group «C», with neighbours Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Team could only get a solitary point against Saudi Arabia in group play.

2010

In February 2010, Turkmenistan's national football team was headed by Ýazguly Hojageldyýew, who was working for HTTU Aşgabat.[4] Under his leadership the team went to Sri Lanka to participate in the final tournament of the 2010 AFC Challenge Cup. For the first time, they made it to the final of the AFC Challenge Cup, losing in the final match with the DPRK team in the penalty shootout. In the same year, the Football Association of Turkmenistan invited a native Turkmen, the head coach of FC Rubin Kazan, Kurban Berdyev to resume leadership.[5][6]

In March 2011, the national team of Turkmenistan successfully entered the final round of the AFC Challenge Cup 2012, beating Pakistan, Taiwan, and played in a draw with India in the qualifying competition in Kuala Lumpur. In the summer of 2011 the first qualifying match against Indonesia in the race for getting into the final of the 2014 World Cup team beginning in Ashgabat draw (1:1), and the humiliating defeat in the party with a 4–3 team knocked out of the fight for the right to go to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

In winter 2012 the team gathered for a training camp in Turkey. In preparation for the AFC Challenge Cup 2012 team Ýazguly Hojageldyýew had a friendly match with Romania, as a result of devastating Turkmenistan team lost 4–0.

In March 2012, the team went to Kathmandu to participate in the final tournament of the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup. Turkmenistan national team beat the tournament hosts Nepal (3:0) and the team of the Maldives (3:1) match with Palestine ended in a goalless draw. In the semifinals, Turkmenistan defeated the Philippines (2–1). However, in the final team of Turkmenistan for the second consecutive missed a chance to win the AFC Challenge Cup, conceding a goal from the DPRK team at the end of the match after losing the game by a score of 1:2.

In October 2012, Turkmenistan's team took second place at the 2012 VFF Cup, beating the teams of Vietnam, Laos and devastating losing a against University Selection South Korea(0:4).

On March 23, 2013 Turkmenistan footballers defeated team Cambodia (7–0) in Manila, on the qualifying round of the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup. In the second round, our team of Turkmenistan was to meet with the team of Brunei, Brunei but the team did not arrive at the tournament thus was awarded the technical victory 3–0.[7] In the last round of Turkmenistan team lost to Philippines (1–0), but came out in the final of the AFC Challenge Cup with a second place for the best performance among all other groups.[8]

In January 2014 again became head coach Rahym Kurbanmämmedow, the team held three training camps in May and went to the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup, where it was unable to leave the group, thereby losing the chance to qualify for the 2015 Asian Cup.[9][10][11] In June 2014 for poor team play in the final tournament of the AFC Challenge Cup, was dismissed the entire coaching staff, including head coach.[12]

Turkmenistan football team 2015.jpg

World Cup record

World Cup Finals
Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA
1930 to 1990 Was part of USSR
United States 1994 Did not enter
France 1998 to
Russia 2018
Did not qualify
Qatar 2022 TBD
Total 0/21

Asian Cup record

Asian Cup Finals
Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA
Japan 1992 Did not enter
United Arab Emirates 1996 Did not qualify
Lebanon 2000 Did not qualify
China 2004 Round 1 3 0 1 2 4 6
IndonesiaMalaysiaThailandVietnam 2007 Did not qualify
Qatar 2011 Did not qualify
Australia 2015 Did not qualify
Total Best: Round 1 3 0 1 2 4 6

Asian Games record

Host nation(s) / Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
National Team
JapanHiroshima 1994 Quarter Finals 5 1 3 1 7 9
Thailand Bangkok 1998 Quarter Finals 6 3 2 1 10 9
Total Best: Quarter Finals 11 4 5 2 17 18

Note: As of 2002 only U23 teams permitted to take part in Asian Games Football Tournament.

AFC Challenge Cup record

AFC Challenge Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
Bangladesh 2006
Did not enter
India 2008
Group Stage
3
1
1
1
6
2
Sri Lanka 2010
Runners-Up
5
3
2
0
6
2
Nepal 2012
Runners-Up
5
3
1
1
9
4
Maldives 2014
Group stage
3
1
0
2
6
6
Total
Best: Runners-Up
14
8
4
4
25
13

RCD Cup/ECO Cup record

Year Round
Iran 1993 Runners-Up

Records versus other nations

Results and Fixtures

Previous matches

  Win   Draw   Loss

Date Venue Opponent Competition Result Turkmenistan scorers
2015
11 June 2015 Guam Guam FA National Training Center, Dededo  Guam 2018 FIFA World Cup (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 0–1 L
16 June 2015 Turkmenistan Sport Toplumy Stadium, Daşoguz  Iran 2018 FIFA World Cup (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 1–1 D Mingazow Goal 45+1'
3 September 2015 Oman Al-Seeb Stadium, Seeb  Oman 2018 FIFA World Cup (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 1–3 L Amanow Goal 82'
8 October 2015 Turkmenistan Köpetdag Stadium, Ashgabat  India 2018 FIFA World Cup (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 2–1 W Abylow Goal 8'
Amanow Goal 60'
13 October 2015 Turkmenistan Köpetdag Stadium, Ashgabat  Guam 2018 FIFA World Cup (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 1–0 W Abylow Goal 16'
5 November 2015 United Arab Emirates Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates Friendly match 1–5 L Muhadow Goal 57'
12 November 2015 Iran Azadi Stadium, Tehran  Iran 2018 FIFA World Cup (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 1–3 L Saparow Goal 62'
17 November 2015 Turkmenistan Köpetdag Stadium, Ashgabat  Oman 2018 FIFA World Cup (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 2–1 W Geworkýan Goal 40'
Muhadow Goal 67'
2016
29 March 2016 India Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi  India 2018 FIFA World Cup (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 2–1 W Amanow Goal 48'
S. Ataýew Goal 70'
11 October 2016 Kyrgyzstan Dolen Omurzakov Stadium, Bishkek  Kyrgyzstan Friendly match 0–1 L
9 November 2016 Tajikistan Pamir Stadium, Dushanbe  Tajikistan Friendly match 0–3 L
2017
26 March 2017 Taiwan Taipei Municipal Stadium, Taiwan  Taiwan 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 3–1 W
13 June 2017 Turkmenistan Sport Toplumy Stadium, Daşoguz  Bahrain 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 1–2 L Ýagşyýew Goal 86'
23 August 2017 Qatar Grand Hamad Stadium, Doha  Qatar Friendly match 1–2 L

Forthcoming matches

Date Competition Location Opponent
2017
5 September 2017 United Arab Emirates 2019 ACQ Singapore National Stadium, Kallang  Singapore
10 October 2017 United Arab Emirates 2019 ACQ Turkmenistan Ashgabat Stadium, Ashgabat  Singapore
14 November 2017 United Arab Emirates 2019 ACQ Turkmenistan Ashgabat Stadium, Ashgabat  Taiwan

Honours

Coaches

Manager From To
Turkmenistan Baýram Durdyýew June 1992 1996
Georgia (country) Elguja Gugushvili 1996 1997
Turkmenistan Täçmyrat Agamyradow 1997 1998
Ukraine Viktor Pozhechevskyi 1998 1999
Turkmenistan Russia Gurban Berdyýew 1999 1999
Turkmenistan Röwşen Muhadow 1999 2000
Turkmenistan Täçmyrat Agamyradow 2000 2001
Ukraine Volodymyr Bezsonov October 2002 2003
Turkmenistan Rahym Gurbanmämmedow 2003 November 2004
Turkmenistan Boris Grigorýanc 2005 2005
Turkmenistan Amangylyç Goçumow 2005 2006
Turkmenistan Rahym Gurbanmämmedow 2007 March 2009
Turkmenistan Boris Grigorýanc April 2009 Jan 2010
Turkmenistan Ýazguly Hojageldyýew Feb 2010 January 2014
Turkmenistan Rahym Gurbanmämmedow February 2014 June 2014
Turkmenistan Amangylyç Koçumow May 2015

Players

Current squad

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Mammet Orazmuhammedow (1986-12-20) 20 December 1986 (age 30) 9 0 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
16 1GK Nikita Gorbunow (1984-02-14) 14 February 1984 (age 33) 6 0 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
22 1GK Nurgeldy Astanov (1988-03-30) 30 March 1988 (age 29) Turkmenistan

2 2DF Zafar Babajanow (1987-02-09) 9 February 1987 (age 30) 2 0 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
3 2DF Şöhrat Söýünow (1992-03-08) 8 March 1992 (age 25) 24 0 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
4 2DF Mekan Saparow (1994-04-22) 22 April 1994 (age 23) 10 1 Turkmenistan Balkan
5 2DF Döwran Orazalyýew (1993-11-05) 5 November 1993 (age 23) 1 0 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
12 2DF Serdar Annaorazow (1990-06-29) 29 June 1990 (age 27) 18 0 Turkmenistan Aşgabat
15 2DF Akmyrat Jumanazarow (1987-11-05) 5 November 1987 (age 29) 9 0 Turkmenistan Altyn asyr

6 3MF Gurbangeldi Batyrow (1988-07-28) July 28, 1988 (age 29) 1 1 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
7 3MF Arslanmyrat Amanow (1990-03-28) March 28, 1990 (age 27) 28 9 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
8 3MF Bahtiýar Hojaahmedow (1985-03-14) 14 March 1985 (age 32) 27 1 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
9 3MF Ruslan Mingazow (1991-11-23) 23 November 1991 (age 25) 21 4 Czech Republic Slavia Prague
10 3MF Myrat Annayev (1993-05-06) 6 May 1993 (age 24) Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
14 3MF Umidjan Astanow (1990-08-11) 11 August 1990 (age 27) 17 0 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
18 3MF Serdar Geldiýew (1987-10-01) 1 October 1987 (age 30) 13 1 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
19 3MF Ahmet Ataýew (1990-09-19) September 19, 1990 (age 27) 18 0 Indonesia Arema FC
20 3MF Ilýa Tamurkin (1989-05-09) 9 May 1989 (age 28) 2 0 Turkmenistan Merw
21 3MF Resul Hojaýew Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
3MF Guwanç Abylow (1988-03-30) 30 March 1988 (age 29) 24 4 Turkmenistan Aşgabat
3MF Elman Tagaýev (1989-06-02) 2 June 1989 (age 28) 9 1 Azerbaijan Səbail FK
3MF Merdan Gurbanow (1991-08-30) 30 August 1991 (age 26) 2 0 Belarus FC Dnepr Mogilev

11 4FW Myrat Ýagşyýew (1992-01-12) 12 January 1992 (age 25) 3 1 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
17 4FW Altymyrat Annadurdyýew (1993-04-13) April 13, 1993 (age 24) 4 1 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
4FW Serdaraly Ataýew (1984-12-14) 14 December 1984 (age 32) 7 1 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
4FW Süleýman Muhadow (1993-12-24) 24 December 1993 (age 23) 10 3 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
4FW Wahyt Orazsähedow (1992-01-26) January 26, 1992 (age 25) 3 2 Turkmenistan Ahal

References

  1. ^ FIFA.com. "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - Matches - Guam-Turkmenistan - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 23 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Record Holders for Selected Countries
  3. ^ http://soccer-db.net/get_scores.php?page=2&status=%&notes=&id=tkm&game=
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  7. ^ "Государственное информационное агентство Туркменистана - TDH". tdh.gov.tm. Retrieved 23 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "AFC CHALLENGE CUP 2014". the-afc.com. Retrieved 23 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "AFC Challenge Cup: Philippines 2-0 Turkmenistan - AFC". www.the-afc.com. Retrieved 23 May 2017. 
  10. ^ "AFC Challenge Cup: Afghanistan 3-1 Turkmenistan - AFC". www.the-afc.com. Retrieved 23 May 2017. 
  11. ^ "AFC Challenge Cup: Turkmenistan 5-1 Laos - AFC". www.the-afc.com. Retrieved 23 May 2017. 
  12. ^ ihyzmatlary.com. "Не имеющая 8 месяцев главного тренера сборная Туркменистана скоро узнает соперников в квалификации ЧМ-2018 - Спорт". turkmenportal.com. Retrieved 23 May 2017. 
  13. ^ New Turkmenistani (in Ukrainian)

External links

  • Turkmenistan at FIFA.com
  • Turkmenistan national football team on Facebook
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