Abkhazia national football team

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Abkhazia
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationFootball Federation of Abkhazia
ConfederationConIFA
Head coachBeslan Ajinjal
Home stadiumRepublican stadium, Sukhumi
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
First international
 Abkhazia 1–1 Artsakh 
(Sukhumi; 25 September 2012)
Biggest win
 Abkhazia 9–0 Chagos Islands 
(Sukhumi; 29 May 2016)
Biggest defeat
 Artsakh 3–0 Abkhazia 
(Stepanakert; 21 October 2012)
ConIFA World Football Cup
Appearances2 (first in 2014)
Best resultChampions 2016

The Abkhazia national football team is the team representing the partially recognised state of Abkhazia. They are not affiliated with FIFA or UEFA (AFC), and therefore cannot compete for the FIFA World Cup or the UEFA European Championships.

They competed at the first ConIFA World Football Cup in 2014 finishing 8th overall.[1] They hosted and won the second ConIFA World Football Cup in 2016.

International record[edit]

Date Location Venue Competition Opponent Score (1)
25 Sep 2012 Sukhumi, Abkhazia Republican stadium Friendly  Artsakh 1–1[2]
21 Oct 2012 Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh N/A Friendly  Artsakh 0–3
23 Sep 2013 Sukhumi, Abkhazia Republican stadium Friendly  South Ossetia 3–0
1 June 2014 Östersund, Sweden Jämtkraft Arena 2014 ConIFA World Football Cup – Group stage  Occitania 1–1
2 June 2014 Östersund, Sweden Jämtkraft Arena 2014 ConIFA World Football Cup – Group stage  Sápmi 2–1
4 June 2014 Östersund, Sweden Jämtkraft Arena 2014 ConIFA World Football Cup – Quarter-final  South Ossetia 0–0 (0–2 p)
5 June 2014 Östersund, Sweden Jämtkraft Arena 2014 ConIFA World Football Cup – Placement round 1  Padania 3–3 (2–4 p)
7 June 2014 Östersund, Sweden Jämtkraft Arena 2014 ConIFA World Football Cup – Placement round 2  Occitania 0–1
19 March 2015 Sukhumi, Abkhazia Republican Stadium Friendly  Luhansk People's Republic 1–0
14 May 2015 Sukhumi, Abkhazia Republican Stadium Friendly  Donetsk People's Republic 1–0
19 May 2016 Sukhumi, Abkhazia Dinamo Stadium Friendly  Donetsk People's Republic 0–0
29 May 2016 Sukhumi, Abkhazia Dinamo Stadium 2016 ConIFA World Football Cup – Group stage  Chagos Islands 9–0
31 May 2016 Sukhumi, Abkhazia Dinamo Stadium 2016 ConIFA World Football Cup – Group stage  Western Armenia 1–0
1 June 2016 Sukhumi, Abkhazia Dinamo Stadium 2016 ConIFA World Football Cup – Quarter-final  Sápmi 2–0
4 June 2016 Sukhumi, Abkhazia Dinamo Stadium 2016 ConIFA World Football Cup – Semi-final  Northern Cyprus 2–0
5 June 2016 Sukhumi, Abkhazia Dinamo Stadium 2016 ConIFA World Football Cup – Final  Panjab 1–1 (6–5 p)
28 May 2017 Sukhumi, Abkhazia Dinamo Stadium Friendly  Donetsk People's Republic 1–2
31 May 2018 Enfield, England Queen Elizabeth II Stadium 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup- Group Stage  Tibet 3–0
2 June 2018 Enfield, England Queen Elizabeth II Stadium 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup- Group Stage  Kárpátalja 0–2
3 June 2018 Enfield, England Queen Elizabeth II Stadium 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup- Group Stage  Northern Cyprus 2–2
5 June 2018 Aveley, England Parkside 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup- Placement Match Round 1  Tamil Eelam 6–0
7 June 2018 Bromley, England Hayes Lane 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup- Placement Match Round 2  United Koreans in Japan 2–0
9 June 2018 Aveley, England Parkside 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup- Placement Match Round 3  Kabylia 2–0
(1) In the Score column, Abkhazia's score is shown first.

Current squad[edit]

The following 23 players were called up to the squad for the 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup. Head Coach: Abkhazia Beslan Ajinjal

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Aleksei Bondarenko (1978-11-15) 15 November 1978 (age 40) 22 0 Abkhazia Gagra
2 4FW Ruslan Akhvlediani (1987-12-08) 8 December 1987 (age 30) 0 0 Russia Metallurg Lipetsk
3 2DF Anri Khagush (1986-09-23) 23 September 1986 (age 32) 5 0 Russia Arsenal Tula
4 3MF Georgi Zhanaa (1995-01-28) 28 January 1995 (age 23) 15 0 Abkhazia Nart Sukhum
5 2DF Diyego Malaniya (1991-02-11) 11 February 1991 (age 27) 0 0 Russia FSK Dolgoprudny
6 3MF Astamur Tsishba (1988-02-23) 23 February 1988 (age 30) 13 1 Abkhazia Gagra
7 2DF Anri Khagba (1992-01-07) 7 January 1992 (age 26) 17 0 Abkhazia Nart Sukhum
8 3MF Alan Khugayev (1991-08-31) 31 August 1991 (age 27) 13 0 Russia Spartak Vladikavkaz
9 3MF Tarash Khagba (1991-01-14) 14 January 1991 (age 27) 18 3 Abkhazia Dinamo Sukhum
10 3MF Aleksandr Kogoniya (1995-08-24) 24 August 1995 (age 23) 5 1 Abkhazia Nart Sukhum
11 3MF Astamur Tarba (1987-05-24) 24 May 1987 (age 31) 18 2 Abkhazia Ritsa
12 4FW Vladimir Argun (1991-05-16) 16 May 1991 (age 27) 18 2 Abkhazia Nart Sukhum
14 3MF Mykyta Filatov (1992-06-24) 24 June 1992 (age 26) 0 0 Abkhazia Nart Sukhum
15 3MF Shabat Logua (1995-03-22) 22 March 1995 (age 23) 18 3 Abkhazia Nart Sukhum
16 1GK Itsal Katsuba (1995-09-21) 21 September 1995 (age 23) 8 0 Abkhazia Nart Sukhum
17 4FW Ruslan Shoniya (1993-11-01) 1 November 1993 (age 25) 10 5 Russia Vityaz
18 4FW Dmitri Maskayev (1987-12-27) 27 December 1987 (age 30) 0 0 Russia Torpedo Moscow
19 4FW Viktor Pimpiia (1998-12-15) 15 December 1998 (age 19) 4 1 Abkhazia Ritsa
20 3MF Anatoli Semenov (1988-02-23) 23 February 1988 (age 30) 5 2 Abkhazia Gagra

Honours[edit]

ConIFA World Football Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ conifa.org
  2. ^ "Abkhazia – Nagorno-Karabakh 1–1". Footballminor. Blogspot.