Turkmenistan national futsal team

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Turkmenistan
Association Football Association of Turkmenistan
Confederation AFC (Asia)
FIFA code TKM
FIFA ranking 71 [1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Thailand 23 – 2  Turkmenistan
(Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, May 23, 2005)
Biggest win
 Turkmenistan 8 – 0  Maldives
(Kuantan, Malaysia, April 18, 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Thailand 23 – 2  Turkmenistan
(Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, May 23, 2005)
World Cup
Appearances none

The Turkmenistan national futsal team represents Turkmenistan in international futsal competitions and is controlled by Football Association of Turkmenistan.

Overview[edit]

Turkmenistan can count themselves fortunate to have avoided preliminary qualification for the AFC Futsal Championship 2008. They grabbed the last direct spot in the finals even though they finished bottom of their finals group in 2007. Turkmenistan caused the first real upset of the championship with a 1-0 win over Australia in their opening game, Elman Tagayev scoring the only goal in the first half. But they went backwards after that with a 1-7 loss to Kyrgyzstan and a 2-5 reversal to Korea Republic. Turkmenistan were not expected to make it out of the group after poor performances in previous championships. They were uninspiring in 2005 and the following year had little chance in a group that included powerhouses Iran and ASEAN kingpins Thailand. But with more games under their belt the relatively young squad will be aiming for better results this year.

Tournament records[edit]

AFC Futsal Championship[edit]

Asian Indoor Games Futsal Championship[edit]

  • 2009 - Quarter-Finals

Squad[edit]

Squad for the 2008

  • Goalkeepers
    • MAGERRAMOV NARIMAN 12 GK
    • TASHLIYEV ILDAR 1 GK
  • Players
    • ALLABERDIYEV Ahmed
    • ANNAYEV DOVLETMURAD
    • ATAYEV MERGEN
    • ESENMAMEDOV BAYRAMMURAT
    • KANAYEV GUVANCH
    • KURBANOV KEMAL
    • MUHAMEDMURADOV MEKAN
    • MUHAMMEDOV MIHAIL
    • ORAZOV MERGEN
    • RESULOV AGAJAN
    • SIDOROV ALEKSANDR
    • TAGAYEV ELMAN
    • TASHLIYEV ILDAR 1 GK

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