Uzbekistan national football team

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Uzbekistan
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Oq Boʻrilar/Oқ бўpилap
(White Wolves)
Association Uzbekistan Football Federation (UFF)
Sub-confederation CAFF (Central Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Mirjalol Qosimov
Captain Server Djeparov
Most caps Timur Kapadze (109)
Top scorer Maksim Shatskikh (34)
Home stadium Markaziy Stadium, Tashkent
FIFA code UZB
FIFA ranking 52 Increase 7 (17 July 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 45 (November 2006)
Lowest FIFA ranking 119 (November 1996)
Elo ranking 48
Highest Elo ranking 45 (12 December 2012)
Lowest Elo ranking 95 (February 2001)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Flag of Tajikistan 1991-1992.svg Tajikistan 2–2 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
(Dushanbe, Tajikistan; 17 June 1992)
Biggest win
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 15–0 Mongolia 
(Chiang Mai, Thailand; December 5, 1998)
Biggest defeat
 Japan 8–1 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
(Saida, Lebanon; October 17, 2000)
Asian Cup
Appearances 5 (First in 1996)
Best result Fourth place; 2011

The Uzbekistan national football team represents Uzbekistan in association football and is controlled by the Uzbekistan Football Federation, the governing body for football in Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan's home ground is Pakhtakor Markaziy Stadium in Tashkent and their current head coach is Mirjalol Qosimov. Uzbekistan have never qualified to the final stages of the World Cup.

History[edit]

After the split from the Soviet Union, they played their first match against Tajikistan on June 17, 1992. Uzbekistan have consistently been the strongest team out of the new Central Asian nations (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan).

1994 Asian Games[edit]

1994 Asian Games Final starting lineup on October 16, 1994, in Hiroshima, Japan).

Uzbekistan won the 1994 Asian Games tournament as debutants.

2004 AFC Asian Cup[edit]

Uzbekistan failed to make further impact on the continental stage until they reached the last eight of the 2004 AFC Asian Cup, where they were beaten by Bahrain after a penalty shoot-out.

2006 FIFA World Cup qualification[edit]

That performance was followed by victory over Iraq in the second qualifying round for World Cup 2006 in Germany, with goals from Maksim Shatskikh and Alexander Geynrikh sending them through to the last eight.

They were knocked out in the final stage of Asian qualification to the 2006 FIFA World Cup after losing on the away goals rule to Bahrain. The result was subject to controversy as actually three games were played; the first, a 1–0 win for Uzbekistan, was wiped out after FIFA declared the result void after a mistake by Toshimitsu Yoshida, a Japanese referee. The replay ended 1–1, and after the return finished 0–0, Uzbekistan were eliminated.

2007 AFC Asian Cup[edit]

In the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, Uzbekistan was able to get past the group stage by beating Malaysia 5–1 and China PR 4–0. However, Uzbekistan was knocked out of the tournament in the quarterfinals stage by losing to Saudi Arabia 2–1.

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification[edit]

Supporters of national team during qualification match for the 2010 FIFA World Cup against Japan, at Pakhtakor Stadium, in Tashkent

After having three foreign coaches (German Hans-Jürgen Gede, Englishman Bob Houghton and Russian Valeri Nepomniachi) in three years, Uzbekistan turned to former Uzbekistan Olympic team coach Rauf Inileev. In the qualifying series for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Uzbekistan advanced to the fourth round of Asian qualifying after winning their first four matches, but in the final round of qualifying finished last in Group A behind favorites Australia, Japan, Bahrain and Qatar, with four points from eight matches.

2011 AFC Asian Cup[edit]

Uzbekistan national football team in 2011.

Four years later, in the 2011 AFC Asian Cup Uzbekistan ended in fourth place, their best result in the tournament so far. After getting past the group stage and quarterfinals, the Uzbek team lost what it might have been their first Asian Cup final when Australia thrashed the team 0–6 their semifinal game. Some days later they were defeated again by South Korea in the third place playoff.[1]

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record[edit]

World Cup Finals World Cup Qualifications
Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA GP W D* L GS GA
1930 to 1990 Was part of USSR - - - - - - -
United States 1994 Did not enter - - - - - - -
France 1998 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
South KoreaJapan 2002 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2006 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
South Africa 2010 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Brazil 2014 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Total - 0/20 - - - - - -

AFC Asian Cup record[edit]

Uzbekistan all-time record against other nations[edit]

Recent results[edit]

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification[edit]


Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iran 8 5 1 2 8 2 +6 16
 South Korea 8 4 2 2 13 7 +6 14
 Uzbekistan 8 4 2 2 11 6 +5 14
 Qatar 8 2 1 5 5 13 −8 7
 Lebanon 8 1 2 5 3 12 −9 5
  Iran Lebanon Qatar South Korea Uzbekistan
Iran  4–0 0–0 1–0 0–1
Lebanon  1–0 0–1 1–1 1–1
Qatar  0–1 1–0 1–4 0–1
South Korea  0–1 3–0 2–1 1–0
Uzbekistan  0–1 1–0 5–1 2–2


Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for friendly match against Oman on 27 and 29 May 2014.[2]
Caps and goals as of 29 May 2014 vs.  Oman.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Murod Zukhurov (1983-02-23) 23 February 1983 (age 31) 4 0 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor
12 1GK Ignatiy Nesterov (1983-06-20) 20 June 1983 (age 31) 83 0 Uzbekistan Lokomotiv Tashkent
21 1GK Eldorbek Suyunov (1991-04-12) 12 April 1991 (age 23) 5 0 Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi
3 2DF Shavkat Mullajanov (1986-01-19) 19 January 1986 (age 28) 23 0 Uzbekistan Olmaliq
5 2DF Anzur Ismailov (1985-04-21) 21 April 1985 (age 29) 54 1 China Changchun Yatai
7 2DF Vladimir Kozak (1993-06-12) 12 June 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent
13 2DF Davron Khashimov (1992-11-24) 24 November 1992 (age 21) 3 0 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent
19 2DF Vitaliy Denisov (1987-02-24) 24 February 1987 (age 27) 47 1 Russia Lokomotiv Moscow
20 2DF Islom Tukhtakhodjaev (1989-10-30) 30 October 1989 (age 24) 35 0 Uzbekistan Lokomotiv Tashkent
24 2DF Egor Krimets (1992-01-27) 27 January 1992 (age 22) 2 0 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent
2DF Boburbek Yuldashov (1993-04-08) 8 April 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Uzbekistan Lokomotiv Tashkent
2 3MF Shukhrat Mukhammadiev (1989-06-29) 29 June 1989 (age 25) 1 0 Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi
4 3MF Diyorjon Turapov (1994-07-09) 9 July 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Uzbekistan Olmaliq
6 3MF Jasur O. Khasanov (1983-08-02) 2 August 1983 (age 30) 39 2 Uzbekistan Lokomotiv Tashkent
8 3MF Azimjon Akhmedov (1992-01-04) 4 January 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Uzbekistan Navbahor Namangan
9 3MF Odil Ahmedov (1987-11-25) 25 November 1987 (age 26) 59 9 Russia Krasnodar
14 3MF Jamshid Iskanderov (1993-10-16) 16 October 1993 (age 20) 7 0 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent
17 3MF Sanzhar Tursunov (1986-12-29) 29 December 1986 (age 27) 35 5 Ukraine Vorskla Poltava
18 3MF Fozil Musaev (1989-01-02) 2 January 1989 (age 25) 16 0 Qatar Muaither
22 3MF Victor Karpenko (1977-09-07) 7 September 1977 (age 36) 61 4 Uzbekistan Lokomotiv Tashkent
23 3MF Sardor Rashidov (1991-06-14) 14 June 1991 (age 23) 6 2 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor
3MF Oleg Zoteev (1989-07-05) 5 July 1989 (age 25) 12 1 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor
3MF Sardor Sabirkhodjaev (1994-11-06) 6 November 1994 (age 19) 1 0 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor
3MF Sanzhar Shaakhmedov (1990-09-23) 23 September 1990 (age 23) 1 0 Uzbekistan Olmaliq
10 4FW Ulugbek Bakayev (1978-11-28) 28 November 1978 (age 35) 53 14 Kazakhstan Irtysh Pavlodar
11 4FW Navruzbek Olimov (1992-03-21) 21 March 1992 (age 22) 2 0 Uzbekistan Qizilqum Zarafshon
15 4FW Igor Sergeev (1993-04-30) 30 April 1993 (age 21) 7 3 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent
16 4FW Maksim Shatskikh (1978-08-30) 30 August 1978 (age 35) 61 34 Ukraine Hoverla Uzhhorod
4FW Ivan Nagaev (1990-07-03) 3 July 1990 (age 24) 6 0 Uzbekistan Lokomotiv Tashkent
4FW Husniddin Gafurov (1994-07-29) 29 July 1994 (age 19) 1 0 Serbia Javor Ivanjica
4FW Shahzodbek Nurmatov (1991-09-18) 18 September 1991 (age 22) 0 0 Uzbekistan Metallurg Bekabad

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called for the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Aleksandr Lobanov (1986-01-04) 4 January 1986 (age 28) 0 0 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent v.  Hong Kong, 19 November 2013
DF Akmal Shorakhmedov (1986-05-10) 10 May 1986 (age 28) 14 0 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor v.  United Arab Emirates, 5 March 2014
DF Dilshod Juraev (1992-04-21) 21 April 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor v.  United Arab Emirates, 5 March 2014
DF Islom Inomov (1984-05-30) 30 May 1984 (age 30) 36 2 Uzbekistan Lokomotiv Tashkent v.  Vietnam, 15 October 2013
MF Server Djeparov (Captain) (1982-10-03) 3 October 1982 (age 31) 100 21 South Korea Seongnam v.  United Arab Emirates, 5 March 2014
MF Azizbek Haydarov (1985-07-08) 8 July 1985 (age 29) 55 0 United Arab Emirates Al-Shabab v.  United Arab Emirates, 5 March 2014
MF Vokhid Shodiev (1986-11-09) 9 November 1986 (age 27) 3 2 Uzbekistan Buxoro v.  United Arab Emirates, 5 March 2014
MF Shavkat Salomov (1985-11-13) 13 November 1985 (age 28) 11 1 Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy v.  Hong Kong, 19 November 2013
MF Timur Kapadze (1981-09-05) 5 September 1981 (age 32) 109 9 Kazakhstan Aktobe v.  Vietnam, 15 October 2013
MF Ilkhom Yunusov (1982-05-03) 3 May 1982 (age 32) 1 0 Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi v.  Vietnam, 15 October 2013
FW Bahodir Nasimov (1987-05-02) 2 May 1987 (age 27) 11 5 Azerbaijan Neftchi Baku v.  United Arab Emirates, 5 March 2014
FW Aleksandr Geynrikh (1984-10-06) 6 October 1984 (age 29) 84 28 Kazakhstan Aktobe v.  Vietnam, 15 October 2013

Coaches[edit]

Name Nat Period Matches Wins Draws Losses Win%
Rustam Akramov &
Berador Abduraimov
Russia June 1992– October 1994 18 13 3 2 72%
Alexander Ivankov Uzbekistan July 1995– November 1995 4 0 1 3 0%
Yuriy Sarkisyan Russia September 1996– December 1996 3 1 0 2 33%
Bahodir Ibragimov Uzbekistan 1996 2 1 0 1 50%
Rustam Mirsodiqov Uzbekistan Mai 1996– October 1997 12 5 3 4 41%
Ubirajara Veiga da Silva Brazil October 1997– December 1998 11 5 4 2 45%
Makhmud Rakhimov Uzbekistan July 1999– November 1999 6 5 0 1 83%
Viktor Borisov Russia February 2000 1 1 0 0 100%
Pavel Sadyrin Russia April 2000– May 2000 1 0 0 1 0%
Yuriy Sarkisyan Russia July 2000– October 2000 9 1 1 7 11%
Vladimir Salkov Ukraine December 2000– October 2001 21 12 3 6 57%
Leonid Ostorushko Russia October 2001 1 1 0 1 100%
Ravshan Khaydarov Uzbekistan January 2002– November 2004
June–July 2005
25 13 6 6 52%
Hans-Jürgen Gede Germany February 2005– April 2005 2 1 1 0 50%
Bobby Houghton England July 2005– December 2005 4 2 2 0 50%
Valeri Nepomniachi Russia January 2006– December 2006 10 6 2 2 60%
Rauf Inileev Russia January 2007– September 2008 27 13 4 10 46%
Mirjalol Qosimov Uzbekistan September 2008– April 2010 15 4 2 9 27%
Vadim Abramov Azerbaijan April 2010– June 2012 28 11 5 12 39%
Mirjalol Qosimov Uzbekistan June 2012– 22 11 6 5 50%
  • Coach statistics. Last update: 29.05.2014

Individual all-time records[edit]

Most capped players[edit]

The list of the 10 players with the most caps for Uzbekistan.

Alexander Geynrikh

As of 29 May 2014

# Player Career Caps Goals
1 Timur Kapadze 2002–present 109 9
2 Server Djeparov 2002–present 100 21
3 Alexander Geynrikh 2002–present 84 28
4 Ignatiy Nesterov 2002–present 83 0
5 Mirjalol Qosimov 1992–2005 67 31
6 Andrey Fyodorov 1994–2006 64 6
7 Nikolay Shirshov 1996–2005 64 13
8 Asror Aliqulov 1999–2008 63 0
9 Maksim Shatskikh 1999–2014 61 34
= Viktor Karpenko 2003–2014 61 4

Top goalscorers[edit]

Maksim Shatskikh

As of 29 May 2014, the eleven highest scorers are:

# Player Goals Caps
1 Maksim Shatskikh 34 61
2 Mirjalol Kasymov 31 67
3 Alexander Geynrikh 28 84
4 Server Djeparov 21 100
5 Igor Shkvyrin 20 31
6 Jafar Irismetov 15 36
7 Ulugbek Bakayev 14 53
8 Nikolay Shirshov 13 64
9 Shukhrat Maqsudov 11 21
= Azamat Abduraimov 11 22
= Vladimir Shishelov 11 28

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uzbekistan 2–3 South Korea". Goal.com. 2011-01-28. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 
  2. ^ "Мирджалол Касымов огласил состав сборной" (in Russian). the-uff.com. 2014-05-19. 

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