Mongolia national football team

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Mongolia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Хөх чононууд/чонос
(The Blue Wolves)
Association Mongolian Football Federation (MFF)
Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Serbia Vojislav Brazulik
Asst coach Terbaatar Dambiijav
Captain Bayasgalangiin Garidmagnai
Most caps Donorovyn Lümbengarav (31)
Top scorer Donorovyn Lümbengarav (7)[1]
Home stadium MFF Football Centre
FIFA code MGL
FIFA ranking 191 Decrease 1 (18 September 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 160 (August 2011)
Lowest FIFA ranking 200 (February 2000)
Elo ranking 212
Highest Elo ranking 205 (22 November 2011, 2 March 2013)
Lowest Elo ranking 213 (7 March 2005, 9 February 2011)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Japan 12–0 Mongolia Mongolia
(Manchuria; August 10, 1942)[2]
Biggest win
Mongolia Mongolia 5–0 Guam 
(Thimphu, Bhutan; April 25, 2003)
Biggest defeat
 Uzbekistan 15–0 Mongolia Mongolia
(Chiangmai, Thailand; December 5, 1998)

The Mongolia national football team (Mongolian: Монголын хөлбөмбөгийн үндэсний шигшээ баг) represents the Republic of Mongolia in international football under the Mongolian Football Federation.

Founded in 1959 the association was inactive between 1960 and 1998 when the team did not feature in any international fixtures. From the few games played since 1998, Mongolians have won only nine games played against five different nations within the AFC (four against Guam, two against Macau and one each against Myanmar, Northern Mariana Islands and the Philippines). The Mongolian Football Federation is in the Asian Football Confederation and the East Asian Football Federation.

EAFF Suspension[edit]

According to the voting outcome at AFC Congress held in January 2011, the Mongolian Football Federation was suspended to conduct any activities at the EAFF until EAFF Ordinary Congress of March 2014.[3] They were welcomed back to the federation at The 7th Ordinary Congress and 41st & 42nd Executive Committee Meeting.[4]

Recent news[edit]

During a meeting with the President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj last year, FIFA President Sepp Blatter noted the progress of the Mongolian football players, especially among the youth. He also pointed out the difficulties and challenges of playing football in Mongolia due to the harsh winter conditions and short summer season. But despite this, the FIFA President reiterated his satisfaction with the fast paced development and ever growing interest of Mongolian children and youth in the sport football. He was especially impressed with one youth, aged 19, (as of March 16th 2014) named Sukhbataar Argalchin who is the star player on the Mongolian football team "Kublai & Co" [5]

To show their growing aspirations, government and private parties alike are now actively setting up many new football fields, renovating old ones, organizing football tournaments on local school level as well as nationwide. Many ambitious Mongolian coaches and referees are being trained by FIFA and AFC. The head of "Erchim" football club, Mr. Batnasan said that the 10-year-olds of today will play better in the future compared to the foreign players in the Niislel League.[6][7][8]

Also, to help Mongolian football, the MFF had signed to their first foreign manager Vojislav Brazulik from Serbia. Mongolian Football Federation believed that signing to a manager from a nation which team had participated in a FIFA World Cup could help a lot for Mongolia.

Competition records[edit]

World Cup[edit]

Asian Cup[edit]

  • 1956 to 1996Did not enter
  • 2000Did not qualify
  • 2004Did not qualify
  • 2007Did not enter
  • 2011Did not qualify
  • 2015Did not qualify

AFC Challenge Cup[edit]

East Asian Cup[edit]

  • 2003Did not qualify (4th place in qualifiers)
  • 2005Did not qualify (4th place in qualifiers)
  • 2008Did not qualify (5th place in qualifiers)
  • 2010Did not qualify (2nd place in qualifiers)
  • 2013Suspended
  • 2015Did not qualify (3rd place in Preliminary)

Coaches[edit]

Name Nat Period Matches Wins Draws Losses Win %
Lkhamsuren Dorjsuren Mongolia 1995 – 1998 0 0 0 0 0%
Luvsandorj Sandagdorj Mongolia 1999 – 2000 0 0 0 0 0%
Otgonbayar Ishdorj Mongolia 2000 – Jan 2011 31 7 4 21 17%
Erdenebat Sandagdorj Mongolia Jan 2011 – July 2014 4 2 0 2 50%
Vojislav Brazulik Serbia July 2014 – present 3 1 0 2 33.4%

Current squad[edit]

Squad selected for 2014 AFC Challenge Cup qualification.[9]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Sainkhuu Yura (1986-11-14) November 14, 1986 (age 27) 4 0 Mongolia Erchim
21 1GK Ariunbold Batsaikhan (1990-04-03) April 3, 1990 (age 24) 0 0 Mongolia Erchim
22 1GK Batsuuri Batbayar (1989-09-09) September 9, 1989 (age 25) Unattached
2 2DF Batmunkh Erkhembayar (1985-12-08) December 8, 1985 (age 28) 1 0 Mongolia Erchim
3 2DF Donorov Lumbengarav (1977-01-27) January 27, 1977 (age 37) 31 7 Mongolia Ulaanbaatar University
4 2DF Ganbold Bilguun (1983-04-02) April 2, 1983 (age 31) 1 0 Mongolia Erchim
8 2DF Tserenjav Enkhjargal (1984-10-26) October 26, 1984 (age 29) 21 0 Mongolia Erchim
14 2DF Munkh-Erdene Erdenesuren (1991-06-03) June 3, 1991 (age 23) Unattached
18 2DF Darambayar Tsetsenbaatar (1992-08-08) August 8, 1992 (age 22) 2 0 Mongolia Khoromkhon
5 3MF Garidmagnai Bayasgalan (1985-09-17) September 17, 1985 (age 29) 21 2 Mongolia Ulaanbaataryn Mazaalaynuud
6 3MF Amgalan Chinzorig (1987-12-28) December 28, 1987 (age 26) 4 0 Mongolia Ulaanbaatar University
9 3MF Pagamsuren Altantuga (1988-02-05) February 5, 1988 (age 26) 3 0 Mongolia Ulaanbaataryn Mazaalaynuud
10 3MF Tsend-Ayush Khurelbaatar (1990-02-20) February 20, 1990 (age 24) 6 1 Mongolia Khoromkhon
13 3MF Tuguldur Munkh-Erdene (1991-02-23) February 23, 1991 (age 23) Mongolia Erchim
19 3MF Norjmoo Tsedenbal (1988-09-12) September 12, 1988 (age 26) 9 2 Mongolia Ulaanbaatar University
17 3MF Oyunbat Bayarjargal (1989-08-16) August 16, 1989 (age 25) 1 0 Unattached
7 4FW Tsagaantsooj Munkh-Erdene (1992-07-16) July 16, 1992 (age 22) 3 0 Mongolia Khangarid
11 4FW Tsedenbal Tumenjargal (1989-02-24) February 24, 1989 (age 25) 5 1 Mongolia Ulaanbaatar University
12 4FW Batbold Tugsbileg (1990-07-03) July 3, 1990 (age 24) 1 0 Unattached
20 4FW Ganbaatar Tugsbayar (1985-05-13) May 13, 1985 (age 29) 24 6 Mongolia Selenge Press

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