Artsakh national football team

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 Artsakh
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationArtsakh Football Association
ConfederationConIFA
Head coachSargis Aghajanyan
Home stadiumStepanakert Republican Stadium, Stepanakert
FIFA codeNKR (not official)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Abkhazia 1–1 Artsakh 
(Sukhumi; 25 September, 2012)
Biggest win
 Artsakh 12–0 Darfur 
(Östersund; 5 June, 2014)
Biggest defeat
 Artsakh 2–3 Ellan Vannin 
(Östersund; 1 June, 2014)
 Artsakh 0–1 County of Nice 
(Östersund; 3 June, 2014)
ConIFA World Football Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2014)
Best result9th

The Artsakh national football team (Armenian: Արցախի ֆուտբոլի հավաքական) is the national representative of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), which is internationally unrecognized. Consequently, it is not a member of FIFA or UEFA and is therefore not eligible to enter the World Cup or the European Championship.

History[edit]

On 17 September 2012 they became a provisional member of the N.F.-Board and a week later played their first competitive match away against Abkhazia.[1] The following month they played the return match at home against Abkhazia.[2] Their first competitive competition was the ConIFA World Football Cup which took place in Östersund, Sweden. The Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan failed to stop their participating in the competition after contacting ConIFA. ConIFA refused to revoke their invitation and Artsakh finished 9th overall after loses to Ellan Vannin, Nice and wins against Darfur and Sapmi.[3]

Internationals[edit]

Date Venue Home team Away team Score
25 September, 2012 Friendly – Sukhumi  Abkhazia  Artsakh 1–1
21 October, 2012 Friendly – Stepanakert  Artsakh  Abkhazia 3–0
01 June, 2014 2014 ConIFA World Football Cup – Östersund  Artsakh  Ellan Vannin 2–3
03 June, 2014 2014 ConIFA World Football Cup – Östersund  Artsakh  County of Nice 0–1
05 June, 2014 2014 ConIFA World Football Cup – Östersund  Darfur  Artsakh 0–12
07 June, 2014 2014 ConIFA World Football Cup – Östersund  Sápmi  Artsakh 1–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Footballminor". footballminor.blogspot.it. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Artsakh Soccer Team Beats Abkhazia 3-0 - Asbarez.com". asbarez.com. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Response to AFFA statement - Conifa World football". www.conifa.org. Retrieved 17 May 2018.

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