Kazakhstan national football team

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Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Kazakh Football Federation (KFF)
Қазақстанның
Футбол Федерациясы
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Russia Yuri Krasnozhan
Captain Kairat Nurdauletov
Most caps Ruslan Baltiev (73)
Top scorer Ruslan Baltiev (13)
Home stadium Astana Arena
FIFA code KAZ
FIFA ranking 127 Decrease 3 (17 July 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 98 (December 2001)
Lowest FIFA ranking 166 (May 1996)
Elo ranking 125
Highest Elo ranking 70 (18 October 1997)
Lowest Elo ranking 136 (September 2005)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic Kazakhstan 1–0 Turkmenistan 
(Almaty, Kazakhstan; June 1, 1992)
Biggest win
 Pakistan 0–7 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
(Lahore, Pakistan; June 11, 1997)
Biggest defeat
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 0–6 Turkey 
(Almaty, Kazakhstan; June 8, 2005)
 Russia 6–0 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
(Moscow, Russia; May 23, 2008)

The Kazakhstan national football team (Kazakh: Футболдан Қазақстан Ұлттық құрамасы; Russian: Сборная Казахстана по футболу) represents Kazakhstan in international men's association football and is directed by Football Federation of Kazakhstan. They split from the Soviet Union national football team after independence in 1991 and joined the Asian Football Confederation's Central and South Asian Football Federation. After failing to qualify for the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cup they joined UEFA, but are yet to qualify for a World Cup or UEFA European Championship.

History[edit]

AFC Member (1992–2002)[edit]

Debut[edit]

The country of Kazakhstan declared independence from the Soviet Union on December 16, 1991. Its national team then split from the Soviet Union national football team (a UEFA member) and joined the Asian Football Confederation's Central and South Asian Football Federation.

The team played their first match against another former-Soviet debutant, Turkmenistan, on June 1, 1992, as part of a Central Asian Tournament. Kazakhstan won 1–0. The tournament also saw the footballing debuts of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. After beating Libya in a friendly in North Korea on July 3, Kazakhstan played the remainder of its Central Asian fixtures and avoided defeat in all of them. They beat Uzbekistan 1–0 at home on July 16, then drew 1–1 away in Turkmenistan on September 14, in Kyrgyzstan on September 26 and Uzbekistan on October 14. The final match was a 2–0 home victory over Kyrgyzstan on October 25.[1]

1998 World Cup Qualification[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Kazakhstan 4 4 0 0 15 2 13 12
2  Iraq 4 2 0 2 14 8 6 6
3  Pakistan 4 0 0 4 3 22 −19 0

Kazakhstan entered qualification for the first time, in the attempt to reach the 1998 FIFA World Cup. In the first round they were placed in Group 9 alongside Pakistan and Iraq. Kazakhstan's first qualifying match was won 3–0 at home in Almaty on May 11, 1997, against Pakistan. On June 6 they travelled to Baghdad to face Iraq and won 2–1, then five days later won an away match against Pakistan, 7–0 in Lahore. The result in Lahore remains Kazakhstan's biggest-ever international win. They retained the 100% start to World Cup football by beating Iraq at home 3–1 on June 29.

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  South Korea 8 6 1 1 19 7 12 19
2  Japan 8 3 4 1 17 9 8 13
3  United Arab Emirates 8 2 3 3 9 12 −3 9
4  Uzbekistan 8 1 3 4 13 18 −5 6
5  Kazakhstan 8 1 3 4 7 19 −12 6

In the second and final round of qualification, Kazakhstan came last in the group. Their only victory was on October 18, 1997, when they beat the United Arab Emirates 3–0 at home. Kazakhstan drew three other games – all at home (versus Uzbekistan, Japan and South Korea).

2002 World Cup Qualification[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iraq 6 4 2 0 28 5 +23 14
 Kazakhstan 6 4 2 0 20 2 +18 14
   Nepal 6 2 0 4 13 25 −12 6
 Macau 6 0 0 6 2 31 −29 0

In the first round of Asian qualifying, Kazakhstan were placed in Group 6 alongside Iraq, Nepal and Macau. All games in the group were to be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, after Nepal failed to organise matches in Kathmandu in March 2001. After an Iraqi protest, the first three games by each team were moved to Baghdad, Iraq.

Kazakhstan started off well in Baghdad by beating Nepal 6–0 with two goals by Oleg Litvinenko on April 12, and Macau 3–0 two days later. On April 16 they held Iraq to a 1–1 draw in front of 50,000. Ruslan Baltiev put the Kazakhs in front in the 6th minute and Abdul-Wahab Abu Al-Hail equalised with a penalty in the 31st.

In Almaty Central Stadium, Kazakhstan beat Nepal 3–0 with two goals by Maksim Igorevich Shevchenko on April 21. Two days later they beat Macau 5–0, Dmitriy Byakov and Igor Avdeyev scored two each after a goalless first half. The final game on April 25 saw a 1–1 draw against Iraq in front of 25,000. Litvinenko put Kazakhstan ahead in the 32nd but Iraq equalised ten minutes later. Despite being level on points, Iraq advanced on goal difference mainly due to a 9–1 victory over Nepal.

UEFA Member (2002–)[edit]

Kazakhstan joined UEFA in 2002. They had to wait until the 2002 FIFA World Cup finished on June 30 before making the switch, as they had entered the tournament as an AFC member. Kazakhstan therefore could not enter qualification for UEFA Euro 2004, as the draw had been made on January 25. The team played UEFA opposition for the first time on November 14, 2001, and drew 0–0 away to Estonia.[2]

World Cup record[edit]

  • 1930 to 1990Was part of USSR
  • 1994Did not enter
  • 1998 to 2014Did not qualify (AFC Member from 1998 to 2002)

UEFA European Championship record[edit]

AFC Asian Cup record[edit]

Coaches[edit]

as of February 7, 2014

Manager Period Played Won Drawn Lost Win %
Kazakhstan Bakhtiar Baiseitov 1992 7 4 3 0 57.14%
Kazakhstan Baurzhan Baimukhammedov 1994 4 1 2 1 25%
Kazakhstan Serik Berdalin 1995–1997 20 6 4 10 30%
Kazakhstan Sergei Gorokhovadatskiy 1998 5 2 1 2 40%
Kazakhstan Voit Talgaev 2000 9 5 0 4 55.56%
Kazakhstan Vladimir Fomichev (caretaker) 2000 1 0 0 1 0%
Kazakhstan Vakhid Masudov 2001–2002 9 4 4 1 44.44%
Russia Leonid Pakhomov 2003–2004 9 0 2 7 0%
Kazakhstan Sergey Timofeev 2004–2005 13 0 1 12 0%
Netherlands Arno Pijpers 2006–2008 36 7 11 18 19.44%
Germany Bernd Storck 2008–2010 9 2 0 7 22.22%
Czech Republic Miroslav Beránek 2011–2013 24 5 6 13 20.83%
Russia Yuri Krasnozhan 2014–

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the friendly match against Hungary on 7 June 2014.
Caps and goals are correct as of 7 June 2014 after the game against Hungary.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Aleksandr Mokin (1981-06-19) 19 June 1981 (age 33) 17 0 Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy
12 1GK Stas Pokatilov (1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 (age 21) 0 0 Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy
22 1GK Andrei Sidelnikov (1980-03-08) 8 March 1980 (age 34) 22 0 Kazakhstan Aktobe
3 2DF Serhiy Malyi (1990-06-05) 5 June 1990 (age 24) 2 0 Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy
4 2DF Mukhtar Mukhtarov (1986-01-06) 6 January 1986 (age 28) 12 0 Kazakhstan Ordabasy Shymkent
5 2DF Rinat Abdulin (1982-04-14) 14 April 1982 (age 32) 19 1 Kazakhstan Atyrau
8 2DF Aleksandr Kislitsyn (1986-03-08) 8 March 1986 (age 28) 22 0 Kazakhstan Kairat Almaty
13 2DF Gafurzhan Suyumbayev (1990-08-19) 19 August 1990 (age 23) 1 0 Kazakhstan Ordabasy Shymkent
15 2DF Dmitri Miroshnichenko (1992-06-26) 26 June 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Kazakhstan Aktobe
20 2DF Konstantin Engel (1988-07-27) 27 July 1988 (age 26) 8 0 Germany Ingolstadt 04
2 3MF Andrei Karpovich (1981-01-18) 18 January 1981 (age 33) 53 3 Kazakhstan Atyrau
6 3MF Kairat Nurdauletov (1982-11-06) 6 November 1982 (age 31) 34 5 Kazakhstan Astana
7 3MF Ulan Konysbayev (1989-05-28) 28 May 1989 (age 25) 9 1 Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy
10 3MF Marat Khairullin (1984-04-26) 26 April 1984 (age 30) 13 0 Kazakhstan Aktobe
11 3MF Bauyrzhan Islamkhan (1993-02-23) 23 February 1993 (age 21) 6 0 Kazakhstan Kairat Almaty
17 3MF Askhat Tagybergen (1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 23) 1 0 Kazakhstan Aktobe
19 3MF Anatoli Bogdanov (1981-06-07) 7 June 1981 (age 33) 9 0 Kazakhstan Tobol Kostanay
21 3MF Valeri Korobkin (1984-07-02) 2 July 1984 (age 30) 12 0 Kazakhstan Aktobe
23 3MF Stanislav Lunin (1993-05-02) 2 May 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy
9 4FW Sergei Khizhnichenko (1991-07-17) 17 July 1991 (age 23) 24 4 Poland Korona Kielce
14 4FW Andrei Finonchenko (1982-06-21) 21 June 1982 (age 32) 21 4 Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy
16 4FW Aleksey Shchetkin (1991-05-21) 21 May 1991 (age 23) 7 0 Kazakhstan Taraz
25 4FW Toktar Zhangylyshbai (1993-05-25) 25 May 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Kazakhstan's squad in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Vyacheslav Kotlyar (1982-03-03) 3 March 1982 (age 32) 0 0 Kazakhstan Irtysh Pavlodar v.  Hungary, 7 June 2014 (preliminary)
GK Samat Otarbaev (1990-02-18) 18 February 1990 (age 24) 0 0 Kazakhstan Ordabasy Shymkent v.  Republic of Ireland, 15 October 2014
GK Anton Tsirin (1987-08-10) 10 August 1987 (age 26) 2 0 Kazakhstan Zhetysu Taldykorgan v.  Sweden, 10 September 2013
DF Yuri Logvinenko (1988-07-22) 22 July 1988 (age 26) 21 1 Kazakhstan Aktobe v.  Hungary, 7 June 2014 (preliminary)
DF Viktor Dmitrenko (1991-04-04) 4 April 1991 (age 23) 12 1 Kazakhstan Astana v.  Hungary, 7 June 2014 (preliminary)
DF Dmitri Shomko (1990-03-19) 19 March 1990 (age 24) 9 2 Kazakhstan Astana v.  Hungary, 7 June 2014 (preliminary)
DF Aleksei Muldarov (1984-04-24) 24 April 1984 (age 30) 3 0 Kazakhstan Aktobe v.  Hungary, 7 June 2014 (preliminary)
DF Zakhar Korobov (1988-05-17) 17 May 1988 (age 26) 0 0 Kazakhstan Irtysh Pavlodar v.  Hungary, 7 June 2014 (preliminary)
DF Yermek Kuantayev (1990-10-13) 13 October 1990 (age 23) 0 0 Kazakhstan Kairat Almaty v.  Hungary, 7 June 2014 (preliminary)
DF Mark Gorman (1989-02-09) 9 February 1989 (age 25) 16 0 Kazakhstan Kairat Almaty v.  Republic of Ireland, 15 October 2014
DF Yeldos Akhmetov (1990-06-01) 1 June 1990 (age 24) 1 0 Kazakhstan Astana v.  Republic of Ireland, 15 October 2014
MF Baurzhan Dzholchiev (1990-05-08) 8 May 1990 (age 24) 6 2 Kazakhstan Astana v.  Hungary, 7 June 2014 (preliminary)
MF Pavel Shabalin (1988-10-23) 23 October 1988 (age 25) 3 0 Kazakhstan Aktobe v.  Hungary, 7 June 2014 (preliminary)
MF Bauyrzhan Baitana (1992-06-06) 6 June 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Kazakhstan Taraz v.  Hungary, 7 June 2014 (preliminary)
MF Aslan Darabayev (1989-01-21) 21 January 1989 (age 25) 0 0 Kazakhstan Kairat Almaty v.  Hungary, 7 June 2014 (preliminary)
MF Roman Murtazayev (1993-09-10) 10 September 1993 (age 20) 0 0 Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy v.  Hungary, 7 June 2014 (preliminary)
MF Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev (1981-05-11) 11 May 1981 (age 33) 58 7 Kazakhstan Tobol Kostanay v.  Lithuania, 5 March 2014
MF Maksat Baizhanov (1984-08-06) 6 August 1984 (age 29) 20 0 Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy v.  Lithuania, 5 March 2014
MF Azat Nurgaliev (1986-06-30) 30 June 1986 (age 28) 16 0 Kazakhstan Ordabasy Shymkent v.  Lithuania, 5 March 2014
MF Heinrich Schmidtgal (1985-11-20) 20 November 1985 (age 28) 12 0 Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf v.  Lithuania, 5 March 2014
MF Igor Yurin (1982-07-03) 3 July 1982 (age 32) 2 0 Kazakhstan Irtysh Pavlodar v.  Republic of Ireland, 15 October 2014
MF Andrey Paryvaew (1982-01-03) 3 January 1982 (age 32) 0 0 Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy v.  Sweden, 10 September 2013
FW Tanat Nusserbayev (1987-01-01) 1 January 1987 (age 27) 8 1 Kazakhstan Astana v.  Hungary, 7 June 2014 (preliminary)
FW Sergei Ostapenko (1986-02-23) 23 February 1986 (age 28) 33 6 Kazakhstan Astana v.  Lithuania, 5 March 2014

Fixtures[edit]

Recently played[edit]

Date Tournament Location Opponent Result Scorers
August 14, 2013 International Friendly Kazakhstan Almaty  Georgia 1-0 Sergey Khizhnichenko
June 4, 2013 International Friendly Kazakhstan Almaty  Bulgaria 1-2 Dmitri Shomko
March 26, 2013 2014 World Cup qualification Germany Nuremberg  Germany 1-4 Heinrich Schmidtgal
March 22, 2013 2014 World Cup qualification Kazakhstan Astana  Germany 0–3  
February 6, 2013 International Friendly Turkey Antalya  Moldova 3–1 Viktor Dmitrenko, Baurzhan Dzholchiyev (2 goals)
October 16, 2012 2014 World Cup qualification Austria Vienna  Austria 0–4  
October 12, 2012 2014 World Cup qualification Kazakhstan Astana  Austria 0–0  
September 12, 2012 2014 World Cup qualification Sweden Malmö  Sweden 0–2  
September 7, 2012 2014 World Cup qualification Kazakhstan Astana  Republic of Ireland 1–2 Kairat Nurdauletov
June 5, 2012 International Friendly Armenia Yerevan  Armenia 0–3  
June 1, 2012 International Friendly Kazakhstan Almaty  Kyrgyzstan 5–2 Yuri Logvinenko, Daurenbek Tazhimbetov (3 goals), Kairat Nurdauletov (PG)
February 29, 2012 International Friendly Turkey Antalya  Latvia 0–0  

Kit suppilers[edit]

The Kazakhstan's official kit suppiler is currently produced by German company Adidas, Also sponsoring the team are KazakhTelecom a telecommunication company from Astana.

Period Kit Provider
1992–1995 Italy Lotto
1995–1997 United States Nike
1997–2005 Germany Puma
2005–2008 Italy Diadora
2008 Friendly against Russia Republic of Ireland Masita
2008–2012 United Kingdom Umbro
2012–present Germany Adidas

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesk/kaz-intres.html
  2. ^ http://rsssf.com/tablesk/kaz-intres.html

External links[edit]