Azerbaijan national futsal team

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Azerbaijan
Nickname(s)Milli (The National Team)
AssociationAFFA
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachBrazil Alesio
CaptainRizvan Farzaliyev
Most capsRizvan Farzaliyev (42)
Top scorerVitaliy Borisov (23)
FIFA codeAZE
FIFA ranking12 [1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Poland Poland 4–6 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
(Goirle, Netherlands; 23 October 1995)
Biggest win
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 2–14 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
(Tbilisi, Georgia; 28 July 2002)
Biggest defeat
Czech Republic Czech Republic 10–2 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
(Enschede, Netherlands; 27 October 1995)
World Cup
Appearances1 (First in 2016)
Best resultQuarterfinals (2016)
European Championship
Appearances6 (First in 2010)
Best result4th place (2010)

The Azerbaijan national futsal team is the national futsal team of Azerbaijan and is controlled by the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan. It represents Azerbaijan in international futsal competitions such as the FIFA Futsal World Cup and the European Championships. They are ranked 12th in the world, the highest-ranking team from Caucasus in the World Rankings.[2]They are also ranked 7th in Europe on 10 August 2021.

Azerbaijan had never qualified for the FIFA Futsal World Cup until 2016, but they have participated in the last five editions of the European Championship.

History[edit]

Recently[edit]

Azerbaijan's first appearance at the big level came during the 2010 UEFA Futsal Championship. They were unbeaten in qualifying and finished second to Portugal in their group, and only then after conceding a late equalizer against the 2007 semi-finalists.[3] Alesio has put together a potent blend of naturalized South Americans and local talent like Vitaliy Borisov and the Brazilian coach and much of the Azerbaijan squad are involved with champion club Araz Naxçivan, who in November won through to this spring's four-team UEFA Futsal Cup finals.[4][5] Despite finishing in fourth place, Azerbaijan's finals run was the best showing by a debutant since the inaugural UEFA Futsal Championship tournament.[6] Azerbaijan's Biro Jade won the Golden Boot award as joint top scorer with five goals.[7][8]

Tournament records[edit]

FIFA Futsal World Cup[edit]

FIFA Futsal World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA Outcome Pld W D L GF GA
Netherlands 1989 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Hong Kong 1992 - - - - - - -
Spain 1996 Did Not Qualify Group A 6th place 5 1 0 4 12 25
Guatemala 2000 Group D 3rd place 4 1 1 2 19 22
Chinese Taipei 2004 Group 7 runner up 2 0 1 1 5 10
Brazil 2008 Group 6 runner up 3 2 0 1 15 6
Thailand 2012 Play-offs 5 2 1 2 16 11
Colombia 2016 Quarterfinals 5 2 1 2 25 18 Play-offs 5 3 2 0 28 13
Lithuania 2021 Did Not Qualify Group C 3rd place 6 4 1 1 15 11
Total 1/9 5 2 1 2 25 18 7/9 30 13 6 11 110 98

UEFA European Futsal Championship[edit]

UEFA Futsal Euro record Qualification record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA Outcome Pld W D L GF GA
Spain 1996 Did Not Qualify Group A 6th place 5 1 0 4 12 25
Spain 1999 Group B runner up 2 0 2 0 4 4
Russia 2001 Group C 3rd place 3 1 1 1 12 8
Italy 2003 Group E 3rd place 3 1 0 2 5 9
Czech Republic 2005 Group E 3rd place 3 1 0 2 8 10
Portugal 2007 Group D runner up 3 1 2 0 17 12
Hungary 2010 4th Place 5 2 2 1 18 13 Group 6 runner up 3 2 1 0 12 7
Croatia 2012 Group stage 2 0 0 2 9 13 Group 1 runner up 3 2 0 1 13 13
Belgium 2014 Group stage 2 1 0 1 7 13 Group 2 winners 3 3 0 0 11 3
Serbia 2016 Quarterfinals 3 1 0 2 8 14 Play-offs 5 3 1 1 20 8
Slovenia 2018 Quarterfinals 3 1 0 2 6 12 Group 2 winners 3 3 0 0 16 5
Netherlands 2022 Qualified Group 3 winners 6 5 1 0 22 6
Total 6/12 15 5 2 8 48 65 11/12 42 23 8 11 152 110

Minor tournament[edit]

this table consist of only senior A team Results (not include Youth and club match results)

Four/Three Nations Cup record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA Dif Pts
Georgia (country) 2002 Tbilisi Cup Third place 2 1 0 1 15 7 +8 3
Turkey 2007 Izmir Cup Champions 3 3 0 0 19 7 +12 9
Azerbaijan 2008 Baku Cup Champions 2 2 0 0 7 4 +3 6
Azerbaijan 2009-1 Baku Cup Champions 2 2 0 0 10 4 +6 6
Azerbaijan 2009-2 Baku Cup Champions 2 2 0 0 11 3 +8 6
Azerbaijan 2011 Baku Cup Champions 3 3 0 0 15 4 +11 9
Azerbaijan 2012 Baku Cup Runners-up 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
Azerbaijan 2013 Baku Cup Champions 3 3 0 0 14 3 +11 9
Uzbekistan 2014 Tashkent Cup Runners-up 3 2 0 1 9 8 +1 6
Moldova 2015 Cupa FMF Cup Runners-up 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Total 10/10 24 19 2 3 108 48 +60 58

All time general statistics record/Overview of results[edit]

  • As a 15 Nov 2016
Tournament Pld W D L GS GA Dif Pts
FIFA World Cup Record 5 2 1 2 25 18 +7 7
FIFA World Cup Qualification Record 24 9 4 11 92 91 +1 31
European Championship Record 12 4 2 6 42 53 -11 14
European Championship Qualification Record 28 14 7 7 103 73 +40 49
Minor Tournament Record 24 19 2 3 108 48 +60 59
Friendly Match Record 36 17 8 11 105 90 +15 59
Total 129 65 24 40 475 373 +102 219

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up to the squad for the UEFA Futsal Euro 2022 qualifying. All players played at least one of the six matches against Slovakia, Moldova and Greece.[9]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Emin Kurdov (1984-07-10)10 July 1984 (aged 36) Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
12 1GK Rovshan Huseynli (1991-04-02)2 April 1991 (aged 30) Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
19 1GK Javad Mammadov Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan

2 2DF Oktay Rustamli (1994-04-06)6 April 1994 (aged 27) Moldova CS Dinamo Plus
5 2DF Amir Shojaei (1988-04-01)1 April 1988 (aged 33) Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
6 2DF Eduardo (1986-10-14)14 October 1986 (aged 34) Belgium Halle-Gooik
8 2DF Rizvan Farzaliyev (captain) (1979-09-01)1 September 1979 (aged 41) Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
13 2DF Gallo (1987-12-04)4 December 1987 (aged 33) Spain Levante UD
14 2DF Hadi Ahmadi (1994-04-26)26 April 1994 (aged 26) Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan

3 4FW Thiago Bolinha (1987-02-19)19 February 1987 (aged 34) France ACCS
7 4FW Ramiz Chovdarov (1990-07-28)28 July 1990 (aged 30) Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
9 4FW Rafael Vilela (1993-12-03)3 December 1993 (aged 27) Spain Palma Futsal
10 4FW Vassoura (1985-04-26)26 April 1985 (aged 35) France Sporting Paris
11 4FW Khatai Baghirov (1987-08-15)15 August 1987 (aged 33) Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
16 4FW Fineo de Araujo (1987-04-10)10 April 1987 (aged 34) France Sporting Paris
17 4FW Isa Atayev (1989-08-07)7 August 1989 (aged 31) Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
20 4FW Tofig Mikayilov (1986-11-04)4 November 1986 (aged 34) Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan

Results and Fixtures[edit]

2016[edit]

3 February 2016 (2016-02-03) Euro 2016 Italy  3–0  Azerbaijan Belgrade Arena, Belgrade
21:00 Merlim 20', 21'
Giasson 29'
Report Attendance: 7,021
Referee: Marc Birkett (ENG)

5 February 2016 (2016-02-05) Euro 2016 Azerbaijan  6–5  Czech Republic Belgrade Arena, Belgrade
21:00 Farzaliyev 6'
Borisov 7'
De Araujo 12'
Eduardo 20'
Augusto 27'
Rafael 40'
Report Záruba 10'
Holý 12'
Rešetár 16'
Novotný 24'
Kovács 31'
Attendance: 1,754
Referee: Admir Zahovič (SVN)

9 February 2016 (2016-02-09) Euro 2016 Russia  6–2  Azerbaijan Belgrade Arena, Belgrade
18:30 Abramov 7', 26'
Romulo 15'
Eder Lima 25', 39', 40'
Report Augusto 8', 29' Attendance: 5,975
Referee: Pascal Lemal (BEL)

22 March 2016 (2016-03-22) 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup play-off Netherlands  1–5  Azerbaijan Topsportcentrum, Almere
20:00 El Ghannouti 10' Report Amadeu 5', 29'
Fineo 13'
Augusto 28'
Vitaliy Borisov 31'
Referee: Ondřej Černý (Czech Republic), Cédric Pelissier (France)

12 April 2016 (2016-04-12) 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup play-off Azerbaijan  4–4  Netherlands Baku Sports Hall, Baku
18:00 Farzaliyev 12'
Amadeu 15'
Eduardo 20'
Rafael 26'
Report Ceyar 14'
Velseboer 16'
Mossaoui 26'
Attaibi 28'
Referee: Gerald Bauernfeind (Austria), Oleg Ivanov (Ukraine)

12 September 2016 (2016-09-12) 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup Morocco  0–5  Azerbaijan Coliseo Iván de Beodut, Medellín
18:00 Report Vassoura 15', 18', 33'
Gallo 29'
Bolinha 31'
Attendance: 1,016
Referee: José Francisco Katemo Katchingavisa (Angola)

15 September 2016 (2016-09-15) 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup Azerbaijan  2–4  Spain Coliseo Iván de Beodut, Medellín
18:00 Vassoura 3'
Bolinha 40'
Report Vassoura 5' (o.g.), 14' (o.g.)
Fernandão 27'
Miguelín 36'
Attendance: 1,221
Referee: Alessandro Malfer (Italy)

18 September 2016 (2016-09-18) 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup Azerbaijan  3–3  Iran Coliseo Iván de Beodut, Medellín
18:00 Bolinha 2'
Gallo 22', 32'
Report Esmaeilpour 1'
Tavakoli 21'
Tayyebi 36'
Attendance: 1,108
Referee: Cesar Malaga (Peru)

22 September 2016 (2016-09-22) 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand  8–13 (a.e.t.)  Azerbaijan Coliseo Iván de Beodut, Medellín
17:30 Suphawut 9', 13'
Kritsada 18', 19', 26'
Jirawat 22'
Jetsada 37', 45' (pen.)
Report Vassoura 4', 44'
Fineo 6', 13', 44', 48', 49'
Borisov 14'
Bolinha 28', 29', 41'
Poletto 31'
Huseynli 49'
Attendance: 838
Referee: Fernando Gutiérrez (Spain)

25 September 2016 (2016-09-25) 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup Azerbaijan  2–3  Portugal Coliseo El Pueblo, Cali
18:00 Bolinha 13'
Eduardo 35'
Report Djô 8'
João Matos 18'
Ricardinho 28'
Attendance: 2,974
Referee: Sergio Cabrera (Cuba)

Managers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Futsal World Ranking
  2. ^ Главный тренер футзальной сборной посвятил победу азербайджанскому народу (in Russian). 1news.az. Archived from the original on 25 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-22.
  3. ^ Azerbaijan’s futsal team to debut in European championship Archived January 24, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Futsal EURO preview: Group A Archived January 15, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Czechs fear transformed Azeris Archived January 22, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Czech Republic turn tables for third place Archived February 1, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Spain claim third straight futsal title
  8. ^ Quartet share adidas Golden Boot
  9. ^ "Azerbaijan Squad". www.uefa.com. UEFA. 29 January 2021. Retrieved 12 October 2021.

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