Turkmenistan national football team

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Turkmenistan
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Football Federation of Turkmenistan
Sub-confederation CSAFF (Central and south Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Rahym Kurbanmämmedow
Captain Goçguly Goçgulyyew [1]
Top scorer Wladimir Baýramow (14)
Home stadium Ashgabat Stadium
FIFA code TKM
FIFA ranking 137 Increase 3 (14 August 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 86 (April 2004)
Lowest FIFA ranking 174 (September 2007)
Elo ranking 114
Highest Elo ranking 81 (31 March 2004)
Lowest Elo ranking 133 (September 2008)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic Kazakhstan 1–0 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
(Almaty, Kazakhstan; 1 June 1992)[2]
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 Round 1

The Turkmenistan national football team 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 and their current head coach is Rahym Kurbanmämmedow. Turkmenistan have never qualified to the final stages of the World Cup.

History[edit]

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

2000[edit]

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[edit]

In February 2010, Turkmenistan's national football team was headed by Ýazguly Hojageldyýew, who was working for HTTU Aşgabat.[3] 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.[4][5]

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).

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.[6] 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.[7]

World Cup record[edit]

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
Brazil 2014
Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Russia 2018 TBD - - - - - - -
Qatar 2022 TBD - - - - - - -
Total - 0/20 - - - - - -

Asian Cup record[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Year Round
Iran 1993 Runners-Up

Records versus other nations[edit]

Honours[edit]

Coaches[edit]

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 Vladimir Bessonov 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

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 23 players were registration for the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup.
Caps and goals as of 24 May 2014.[9]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Maksatmyrat Şamyradow (1984-05-06) 6 May 1984 (age 30) 3 0 Uzbekistan Olmaliq
16 1GK Nikita Gorbunow (Captain) (1984-02-14) 14 February 1984 (age 30) 4 0 Turkmenistan Balkan
23 1GK Farkhat Bazarov (1980-01-31) 31 January 1980 (age 34) 1 0 Turkmenistan Balkan
2 2DF Yagmyrmyrat Annamyradov (1982-10-19) 19 October 1982 (age 31) 9 0 Turkmenistan Balkan
3 2DF Şöhrat Söýünow (1992-03-08) 8 March 1992 (age 22) 13 0 Turkmenistan HTTU
4 2DF Akmyrat Jumanazarow (1987-11-05) 5 November 1987 (age 26) 10 1 Turkmenistan HTTU
5 2DF Mekan Saparow (1994-04-22) 22 April 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Turkmenistan Balkan
7 2DF Serdar Annaorazow (1990-06-29) 29 June 1990 (age 24) 13 0 Turkmenistan HTTU
15 2DF Myrat Hamraýew (1983-05-14) 14 May 1983 (age 31) 7 0 Turkmenistan Balkan
21 2DF Ata Geldiýew (1990-01-27) 27 January 1990 (age 24) 0 0 Turkmenistan Ahal
6 3MF Serdar Geldiýew (1987-10-01) 1 October 1987 (age 26) 8 0 Turkmenistan Ahal
8 3MF Bahtiyar Hojaahmedov (1985-02-14) 14 February 1985 (age 29) 25 1 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
10 3MF Guwanç Abylow (1988-03-30) 30 March 1988 (age 26) 16 2 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
11 3MF Didar Durdyýew (1993-07-16) 16 July 1993 (age 21) 5 3 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
12 3MF Amir Gurbani (1987-10-24) 24 October 1987 (age 26) 2 0 Turkmenistan Ahal
13 3MF Döwlet Baýramow (1982-08-08) 8 August 1982 (age 32) 7 2 Turkmenistan Şagadam Türkmenbaşy
14 3MF Ruslan Mingazow (1991-11-23) 23 November 1991 (age 22) 13 2 Latvia Skonto Rīga
17 3MF Umidjan Astanow (1990-08-11) 11 August 1990 (age 24) 10 0 Turkmenistan Balkan
20 3MF Ilya Tamurkin (1989-05-09) 9 May 1989 (age 25) 1 0 Turkmenistan Merw
9 4FW Süleýman Muhadow (1993-12-24) 24 December 1993 (age 20) 6 1 Turkmenistan HTTU
18 4FW Farhad Italmazov (1990-04-19) 19 April 1990 (age 24) 2 0 Turkmenistan Ahal
19 4FW Ahmet Ataýew (1982-04-20) 20 April 1982 (age 32) 11 0 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
22 4FW Aleksandr Boliyan (1989-07-27) 27 July 1989 (age 25) 7 1 Turkmenistan Şagadam Türkmenbaşy

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