Belarus national under-21 football team

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Belarus U-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Football Federation of Belarus
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Igor Kovalevich
Home stadium Citi Stadium (Borisov)
FIFA code BLR
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Moldova 0–1 Belarus Belarus
(Chişinău, Moldova; August 30, 1992)
UEFA U-21 European Championship
Appearances 3 (First in 2004)
Best result Third place (2011)

The Belarus national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Belarus and is controlled by the Football Federation of Belarus. The team competes in the European Under-21 Football Championship, held every two years.

History[edit]

Over the years the team archived some notable results, in comparison with Belarus senior team. They have qualified for the final round of the European Under-21 Football Championship three times. At first two attempts (2004 in Germany and 2009 in Sweden) the team was unable to advance past group stage.

In 2011 Belarus made its third appearance in the final stage of U21 Euro (staged in Denmark). They advanced to semifinal with only one win (against Iceland) and two losses (against Denmark and Switzerland) and having better 3-way head-to-head record against Iceland and Denmark (as all three teams had identical overall results). The team was close to reaching the final as they were leading 1–0 up to the last minutes of the semifinal game against Spain until they conceded an equalizer at the 89th minute and ultimately lost 1–3 in the extra time. They have beaten Czech Republic 1–0 in the third-place match and qualified for the Men's Football Tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

European Championship record[edit]

UEFA European U-21 Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1976–1992 Part of  Soviet Union
France 1994 Did not enter
Spain 1996 Did not qualify
Romania 1998
Slovakia 2000
Switzerland 2002
Germany 2004 Group stage 5th 3 1 1 1 4 4
Portugal 2006 Did not qualify
Netherlands 2007
Sweden 2009 Group stage 7th 3 0 1 2 2 7
Denmark 2011 Third place 3rd 5 2 0 3 5 8
Israel 2013 Did not qualify
Czech Republic 2015
Poland 2017 TBD
Total Third place 3/12 11 3 2 6 11 19

UEFA U-21 Euro 2017 qualification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Slovakia 4 3 0 1 9 4 +5 9 Final tournament 4–2 6 Oct 29 Mar 2–0
2  Netherlands 5 3 0 2 9 7 +2 9 Possible Play-offs 1–3 1–0 6 Oct 4–0
3  Belarus 5 2 1 2 4 5 −1 7 1–0 2 Sep 0–2 2–2
4  Turkey 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4 6 TBC 0–1 TBC 1 Sep
5  Cyprus (E) 5 0 1 4 2 12 −10 1 5 Sep TBC 0–1 0–3
Updated to match(es) played on 17 November 2015. Source: UEFA
(E) Eliminated.

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification matches against Netherlands U21 and Cyprus U21 on 12 and 17 November 2015.

Caps and goals are correct as of 17 November 2015, after match against Cyprus U21.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Vladislav Vasilyuchek (1994-03-28) March 28, 1994 (age 21) 33 0 Belarus Neman Grodno
1GK Anton Chichkan (1995-07-10) July 10, 1995 (age 20) 3 0 Belarus BATE Borisov
2DF Sergey Karpovich (1994-03-29) March 29, 1994 (age 21) 29 2 Belarus Naftan Novopolotsk
2DF Semen Shestilovsky (1994-05-30) May 30, 1994 (age 21) 27 1 Belarus Gorodeya
2DF Aleksandr Poznyak (1994-07-23) July 23, 1994 (age 21) 24 0 Belarus Neman Grodno
2DF Aleksey Zaleski (1994-10-07) October 7, 1994 (age 21) 20 0 Belarus Slutsk
2DF Nikolay Zolotov (1994-11-11) November 11, 1994 (age 21) 12 0 Belarus Vitebsk
2DF Dzmitry Zinovich (1995-03-29) March 29, 1995 (age 20) 9 0 Belarus Minsk
2DF Aleksandr Pavlovets (1996-08-13) August 13, 1996 (age 19) 4 0 Belarus Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino
3MF Pavel Savitskiy (1994-07-12) July 12, 1994 (age 21) 33 3 Belarus Neman Grodno
3MF Yevgeniy Yablonskiy (1995-05-10) May 10, 1995 (age 20) 25 3 Belarus BATE Borisov
3MF Oleg Yevdokimov (1994-02-25) February 25, 1994 (age 21) 23 2 Belarus Minsk
3MF Yaroslav Yarotsky (1996-03-28) March 28, 1996 (age 19) 17 3 Belarus Dinamo Minsk
3MF Aleksey Teslyuk (1994-01-10) January 10, 1994 (age 22) 17 1 Belarus Gomel
3MF Nikita Korzun (1995-03-06) March 6, 1995 (age 20) 8 0 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
3MF Aleksey Dovgel (1994-07-27) July 27, 1994 (age 21) 6 0 Belarus Isloch Minsk Raion
3MF Valeriy Gromyko (1997-01-23) January 23, 1997 (age 19) 1 0 Belarus Minsk
4FW Gleb Rassadkin (1995-04-05) April 5, 1995 (age 20) 15 1 Belarus Dinamo Minsk
4FW Vladislav Klimovich (1996-06-12) June 12, 1996 (age 19) 14 2 Belarus Isloch Minsk Raion
4FW Kiryl Sidarenka (1995-08-28) August 28, 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Belarus Khimik Svetlogorsk

Recent call-up[edit]

The following players were called up for U21 team during last 12 months:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Maksim Vysotskiy (1995-01-29) January 29, 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Belarus Minsk v. Ukraine (April 15, 2015)
GK Denis Schebitskiy (1996-04-14) April 14, 1996 (age 19) 1 0 Belarus BATE Borisov 2015 CIS Cup (January 16–25, 2015)
DF Dmitry Ignatenko (1995-02-01) February 1, 1995 (age 21) 13 0 Belarus Gomel v. Slovakia (September 6, 2015)
DF Stanislav Izhakovsky (1994-08-22) August 22, 1994 (age 21) 4 0 Belarus Gomel v. Russia (June 14, 2015)
DF Dmitry Baiduk (1996-08-03) August 3, 1996 (age 19) 3 0 Belarus BATE Borisov v. Russia (June 14, 2015)
DF Mikhail Shibun (1996-01-01) January 1, 1996 (age 20) 3 0 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk v. Russia (June 14, 2015)
DF Yevgeniy Leshko (1996-06-24) June 24, 1996 (age 19) 2 0 Belarus Neman Grodno v. Russia (June 14, 2015)
DF Aleksandr Yuditskiy (1994-09-09) September 9, 1994 (age 21) 3 0 Belarus Naftan Novopolotsk 2015 CIS Cup (January 16–25, 2015)
DF Artem Sokol (1994-03-30) March 30, 1994 (age 21) 8 0 Belarus Bereza-2010 v. Lithuania (November 17, 2014)
DF Valery Gorbachik (1995-01-19) January 19, 1995 (age 21) 3 0 Belarus Bereza-2010 v. Lithuania (November 17, 2014)
MF Nikita Kaplenko (1995-09-18) September 18, 1995 (age 20) 8 0 Belarus Bereza-2010 v. Cyprus (October 13, 2015)
MF Ruslan Teverov (1994-05-01) May 1, 1994 (age 21) 6 2 Belarus Naftan Novopolotsk v. Cyprus (October 13, 2015)
MF Vadim Pobudey (1994-12-17) December 17, 1994 (age 21) 5 0 Belarus Baranovichi v. Cyprus (October 13, 2015)
MF Yury Pavlyukovets (1994-06-24) June 24, 1994 (age 21) 2 0 Belarus Dinamo Brest v. Cyprus (October 13, 2015)
MF Yevgeniy Belyavsky (1994-04-13) April 13, 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Belarus Bereza-2010 v. Turkey (October 9, 2015) INJ
MF Yevgeny Milevsky (1995-01-14) January 14, 1995 (age 21) 8 1 Belarus Gomel v. Slovakia (September 6, 2015)
MF Aleksandr Yanchenko (1995-02-14) February 14, 1995 (age 20) 21 3 Belarus Gomel v. Russia (June 14, 2015)
MF Artem Gurenko (1994-06-01) June 1, 1994 (age 21) 14 0 Lithuania Trakai v. Russia (June 14, 2015)
MF Pavel Zabelin (1995-06-30) June 30, 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Belarus Neman Grodno v. Ukraine (April 15, 2015)
MF Anton Tereschenko (1995-09-20) September 20, 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Belarus Gomel v. Ukraine (April 15, 2015)
MF Pavel Chernyshov (1995-07-12) July 12, 1995 (age 20) 6 0 Belarus Gomel v. Spain (March 30, 2015)
MF Vladislav Zhuk (1994-06-11) June 11, 1994 (age 21) 13 0 Belarus Zvezda-BGU Minsk 2015 CIS Cup (January 16–25, 2015)
MF Alyaksandar Krotaw (1995-04-19) April 19, 1995 (age 20) 4 1 Belarus Isloch Minsk Raion v. Lithuania (November 17, 2014)
FW Yawhen Lebedzew (1994-12-29) December 29, 1994 (age 21) 22 5 Belarus Vitebsk v. Cyprus (October 13, 2015)
FW Andrey Solovey (1994-12-13) December 13, 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Belarus Dinamo Brest v. Cyprus (October 13, 2015)
FW Aleksandr Minko (1995-04-10) April 10, 1995 (age 20) 6 0 Belarus Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino v. Ukraine (April 15, 2015)
FW Vasily Zhurnevich (1995-02-21) February 21, 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Belarus Neman Grodno v. Ukraine (April 15, 2015)
FW Vladimir Karp (1994-10-09) October 9, 1994 (age 21) 2 0 Belarus Isloch Minsk Raion v. Lithuania (November 17, 2014)

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