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 ranking14 [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
Appearances5 (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 14th in the world, the highest-ranking team from Caucasus in the World Rankings.[2]

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 World Cup Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Netherlands 1989 Did not enter - - - - - -
Hong Kong 1992 Did not enter - - - - - -
Spain 1996 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Guatemala 2000 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Chinese Taipei 2004 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Brazil 2008 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Thailand 2012 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Colombia 2016 Quarterfinals 5 2 1 2 25 18
Lithuania 2020 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Total 1/9 5 2 1 2 25 18

FIFA Futsal World Cup Qualification[edit]

FIFA Futsal World Cup qualification record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
1989 to 1992 Did not enter - - - - - -
Spain 1996 Did not qualify 5 1 0 4 12 25
Guatemala 2000 Did not qualify 4 1 1 2 19 22
Chinese Taipei 2004 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 5 10
Brazil 2008 Did not qualify 3 2 0 1 15 6
Thailand 2012 Did not qualify 5 2 1 2 18 10
Colombia 2016 Quarterfinals 5 3 2 0 23 18
Total 6/8 24 9 4 11 92 91

UEFA European Futsal Championship[edit]

UEFA European Futsal Championship Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Spain 1996 Did not enter - - - - - -
Spain 1999 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Russia 2001 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Italy 2003 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Czech Republic 2005 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Portugal 2007 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Hungary 2010 4th place 5 2 2 1 18 13
Croatia 2012 10th place 2 0 0 2 9 13
Belgium 2014 9th place 2 1 0 1 7 13
Serbia 2016 8th place 3 1 0 2 8 14
Slovenia 2018 Quarter-finals - - - - - -
Netherlands 2022 To be determined
Total 5/12 12 4 2 6 42 53

UEFA European Futsal Championship Qualification[edit]

UEFA European Futsal Championship Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Spain 1996 Did not enter - - - - - -
Spain 1999 Did not qualify 2 0 2 0 4 4
Russia 2001 Did not qualify 3 1 1 1 12 8
Italy 2003 Did not qualify 3 1 0 2 5 8
Czech Republic 2005 Did not qualify 3 1 0 2 8 10
Portugal 2007 Did not qualify 3 1 2 0 17 12
Hungary 2010 qualified 3 2 1 0 12 7
Croatia 2012 qualified 3 2 0 1 13 13
Belgium 2014 qualified 3 3 0 0 11 3
Serbia 2016 qualified 5 3 1 1 20 8
Slovenia 2018 qualified 3 3 0 0 16 5
Total 10/11 31 17 7 7 119 78

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 named for the fixtures against Slovakia on February 1st, 2020.

Head coach: José Alesio da Silva

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Emin Kurdov (1984-07-10)10 July 1984 (aged 36) Azerbaijan EKOL Baku
12 1GK Rovshan Huseynli (1991-04-03)3 April 1991 (aged 29) Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan

5 2DF Amir Shojaei Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
6 2DF Eduardo (1986-10-14)14 October 1986 (aged 33) Belgium Halle-Gooik
8 2DF Rizvan Farzaliyev (1979-09-01)1 September 1979 (aged 41) Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
13 2DF Everton Cardoso (1987-12-04)4 December 1987 (aged 28) Spain Levante UD
16 2DF Cesar (1987-12-17)17 December 1987 (aged 32) Kuwait Al-Arabi

3 4FW Thiago Bolinha (1987-02-19)19 February 1987 (aged 33) Russia Tyumen
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 26) Spain Palma Futsal
10 4FW Vassoura (1985-04-26)26 April 1985 (aged 35) Kuwait Al-Arabi
11 4FW Khatai Baghirov (1987-08-15)15 August 1987 (aged 33) Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
17 4FW Isa Atayev (1989-08-07)7 August 1989 (aged 31) 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 Goal 20'21'
Giasson Goal 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 Goal 6'
Borisov Goal 7'
De Araujo Goal 12'
Eduardo Goal 20'
Augusto Goal 27'
Rafael Goal 40'
Report Záruba Goal 10'
Holý Goal 12'
Rešetár Goal 16'
Novotný Goal 24'
Kovács Goal 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 Goal 7'26'
Romulo Goal 15'
Eder Lima Goal 25'39'40'
Report Augusto Goal 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 Goal 10' Report Amadeu Goal 5'29'
Fineo Goal 13'
Augusto Goal 28'
Vitaliy Borisov Goal 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 Goal 12'
Amadeu Goal 15'
Eduardo Goal 20'
Rafael Goal 26'
Report Ceyar Goal 14'
Velseboer Goal 16'
Mossaoui Goal 26'
Attaibi Goal 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 Goal 15'18'33'
Gallo Goal 29'
Thiago Bolinha Goal 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 Goal 3'
Thiago Bolinha Goal 40'
Report Vassoura Goal 5' (o.g.)14' (o.g.)
Fernandão Goal 27'
Miguelín Goal 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 Thiago Bolinha Goal 2'
Gallo Goal 22'32'
Report Esmaeilpour Goal 1'
Tavakoli Goal 21'
Tayyebi Goal 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 Goal 9'13'
Kritsada Goal 18'19'26'
Jirawat Goal 22'
Jetsada Goal 37'45' (pen.)
Report Vassoura Goal 4'44'
Fineo Goal 6'13'44'48'49'
Borisov Goal 14'
Thiago Bolinha Goal 28'29'41'
Poletto Goal 31'
Huseynli Goal 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 Thiago Bolinha Goal 13'
Eduardo Goal 35'
Report Djô Goal 8'
João Matos Goal 18'
Ricardinho Goal 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

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