Azerbaijan women's national football team

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Azerbaijan
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Odlar Yurdu
(The Land of Fire)
Association Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Azerbaijan Shamil Haydarov
Captain Irada Guliyeva
Home stadium Tofik Bakhramov Stadium
Ismet Qaibov Stsdium
FIFA code AZE
FIFA ranking 123 Decrease5[1]
Highest FIFA ranking 58 (December 2009)
Lowest FIFA ranking 135 (March 2012)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Romania 4–1 Azerbaijan 
(Mogoșoaia, Romania; November 18, 2006)
Biggest win
 Macedonia 0–4 Azerbaijan 
(Tbilisi, Georgia; May 13, 2009)
Biggest defeat
 Sweden 17–0 Azerbaijan 
(Gothenburg, Sweden; June 23, 2010)
World Cup
Appearances 0
European Championship
Appearances 0

The Azerbaijan women's national football team represents Azerbaijan in international women's football. They are currently 123rd (no rank) at the FIFA Women's World Rankings. Azerbaijan has never qualified for any international tournament.[2] The majority of Azerbaijan's home matches are held at the national stadium, Tofiq Bahramov Stadium.

History[edit]

2000s[edit]

In 2005, the AFFA had planned to send a team to the Women's World Cup qualifying, finally, the team withdrew before it started the qualifying tournament. On November 18, 2006 Azerbaijan played its first game against Romania in the city of Mogosoaia for the 2009 Euro qualifiers with a team led by Shamil Haydarov and captained by Kifayat Osmanova, losing 4-1 with its first goal scored by Svetlana Milyukhina, they played two matches later, in which they won against Estonia and lost against Bulgaria, they ended up eliminated from the tournament with 3 points. In 2009, Azerbaijan participated for the first time in a World Cup qualifying in Group 8, with Belgium, Czech Republic, Sweden and Wales, where it played three games, one won, one drawn and one lost before the end of the year.

2010s[edit]

In 2010, Azerbaijan played five games for the qualifiers, losing them all and being eliminated from the competition with 4 points, a game won, one drawn lost six games, scoring two goals and conceeding sixteen. After that campaign, the team did not play to date back and has not scheduled any competition or friendly match. The team not even entered the 2015 World Cup Qualifiers.

World Cup record[edit]

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Sweden 1995 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
United States 1999 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
United States 2003 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
China 2007 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Total 0/7 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Azerbaijan GK Farida Babayeva
2 Azerbaijan GK Lyubov Tirina
3 Azerbaijan DF Nigar İsmayilova
4 Azerbaijan DF Svetlana Famenko
5 Azerbaijan DF Olga Gaziyeva
6 Azerbaijan DF Elena Nabiyeva
7 Azerbaijan DF Anastasia Rahmanova
8 Azerbaijan DF Olga Safarova
9 Azerbaijan DF Natalya Saratovtseva
10 Azerbaijan DF Narmina Rzayeva
11 Azerbaijan MF Masha Makarova
12 Azerbaijan MF Tamara Starovoytova
No. Position Player
13 Azerbaijan MF Natalya Kamasheva
14 Azerbaijan MF Nargiz Huseynova
15 Azerbaijan MF Galina Komarova
16 Azerbaijan MF Marina Akayeva
17 Azerbaijan FW Anastasiya Zhidkova
18 Azerbaijan FW Raisa Davidok
19 Azerbaijan FW Lyudmila Kuzniatsova
20 Azerbaijan FW Anna Alakbarova
21 Azerbaijan FW Inna Boyko
22 Azerbaijan FW Ekaterina Nosova
23 Azerbaijan FW Elena Shevtsova

Managers[edit]

Manager Azerbaijan career Played Won Drawn Lost
Azerbaijan Haydarov, ShamilShamil Haydarov 2006–present 22 7 4 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Azerbaijan: FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  2. ^ Qadın Futbolu (Azerbaijani)

External links[edit]