Kazakhstan national football team
|Nickname(s)||Қаршығалар (The Hawks)|
|Association||Kazakhstan Football Federation (KFF)|
|Head coach||Stanimir Stoilov|
|Most caps||Samat Smakov (76)|
|Top scorer||Ruslan Baltiev (13)|
|Home stadium||Astana Arena|
|Current||117 1 (25 October 2018)|
|Highest||83 (September 2016)|
|Lowest||166 (May 1996)|
|Current||121 (13 November 2018)|
|Highest||70 (18 October 1997)|
|Lowest||136 (September 2005)|
| Kazakhstan 1–0 Turkmenistan |
(Almaty, Kazakhstan; June 1, 1992)
| Pakistan 0–7 Kazakhstan |
(Lahore, Pakistan; June 11, 1997)
| Kazakhstan 0–6 Turkey |
(Almaty, Kazakhstan; June 8, 2005)
Russia 6–0 Kazakhstan
(Moscow, Russia; May 23, 2008)
The Kazakhstan national football team (Kazakh: Қазақстан Ұлттық футбол құрамасы) represents Kazakhstan in international men's association football and is directed by Football Federation of Kazakhstan. They split from the Soviet Union national football team after independence in 1991 and joined the Asian Football Confederation's Central Asian Football Federation. After failing to qualify for the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cup they joined UEFA, but are yet to qualify for a FIFA World Cup or a UEFA European Championship.
- 1 History
- 2 Competitive record
- 3 Coaches
- 4 Results and fixtures
- 5 Players
- 6 Head to head records
- 7 Top 10 most capped players
- 8 Top scorers
- 9 Kits
- 10 See also
- 11 References
- 12 External links
AFC Member (1992–2002)
The country of Kazakhstan declared independence from the Soviet Union on December 16, 1991. Its national team then split from the Soviet Union national football team (a UEFA member) and joined the Asian Football Confederation. At the time, they were one of strongest teams in Central Asia, and one of the most improving teams in Asia.
The team played their first match against another former-Soviet debutant, Turkmenistan, on June 1, 1992, as part of a Central Asian tournament. Kazakhstan won 1–0. The tournament also saw the footballing debuts of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. After beating Libya in a friendly in North Korea on July 3, Kazakhstan played the remainder of its Central Asian fixtures and avoided defeat in all of them. They beat Uzbekistan 1–0 at home on July 16, then drew 1–1 away in Turkmenistan on September 14, in Kyrgyzstan on September 26 and Uzbekistan on October 14. The final match was a 2–0 home victory over Kyrgyzstan on October 25.
Kazakhstan entered qualification for the first time, in the attempt to reach the 1998 FIFA World Cup. In the first round they were placed in Group 9 alongside Pakistan and Iraq. Kazakhstan's first qualifying match was won 3–0 at home in Almaty on May 11, 1997, against Pakistan. On June 6 they travelled to Baghdad to face Iraq and won 2–1, then five days later won an away match against Pakistan, 7–0 in Lahore. The result in Lahore remains Kazakhstan's biggest-ever international win. They retained the 100% start to World Cup football by beating Iraq at home 3–1 on June 29.
In the second and final round of qualification, Kazakhstan came last in the group. Their only victory was on October 18, 1997, when they beat the United Arab Emirates 3–0 at home. Kazakhstan drew three other games – all at home (versus Uzbekistan, Japan and South Korea).
In the first round of Asian qualifying, Kazakhstan were placed in Group 6 alongside Iraq, Nepal and Macau. All games in the group were to be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, after Nepal failed to organise matches in Kathmandu in March 2001. After an Iraqi protest, the first three games for each team were moved to Baghdad, Iraq.
Kazakhstan started off well in Baghdad by beating Nepal 6–0 with two goals by Oleg Litvinenko on April 12, and Macau 3–0 two days later. On April 16 they held Iraq to a 1–1 draw in front of 50,000. Ruslan Baltiev put the Kazakhs in front in the 6th minute and Abdul-Wahab Abu Al-Hail equalised with a penalty in the 31st.
In Almaty Central Stadium, Kazakhstan beat Nepal 3–0 with two goals by Maksim Igorevich Shevchenko on April 21. Two days later they beat Macau 5–0, Dmitriy Byakov and Igor Avdeyev scored two each after a goalless first half. The final game on April 25 saw a 1–1 draw against Iraq in front of 25,000. Litvinenko put Kazakhstan ahead in the 32nd but Iraq equalised ten minutes later. Despite being level on points, Iraq advanced on goal difference mainly due to a 9–1 victory over Nepal.
UEFA Member (2002–present)
Kazakhstan joined UEFA in 2002. They had to wait until the 2002 FIFA World Cup finished on June 30 before making the switch, as they had entered the tournament as an AFC member. Kazakhstan therefore could not enter qualification for UEFA Euro 2004, as the draw had been made on January 25, 2002.
This article needs to be updated.(August 2018)
FIFA World Cup record
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup qualification record|
|1930 to 1990||Part of Soviet Union||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1994||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1998||Did not qualify||12||5||3||4||22||21|
|2022||To be determined||-||-||-||-||-||-|
UEFA European Championship record
|UEFA European Championship record||Qualification record|
|1960 to 1992||Was part of USSR (UEFA member)||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1996||Not a member of UEFA||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2000 to 2004||Candidate member of UEFA[n 1]||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2008||Did not qualify||14||2||4||8||11||21|
|2020||To be determined||0||0||0||0||0||0|
AFC Asian Cup record
|AFC Asian Cup record||AFC Asian Cup qualification record|
|1956 to 1992||Was part of USSR (UEFA member)||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1996||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||4||1||0||3||1||6|
|2000||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||4||3||0||1||8||3|
|2004||Not a member of AFC||-||-||-||-||-||-|
Asian Games record
- Football at the Asian Games has been an under-23 tournament since 2002.
|Asian Games record|
|1951||Did not exist|
|1994||Did not enter|
|2002–present||See Kazakhstan national under-23 football team|
- As of 8 October 2017
Results and fixtures
|26 March 2017 2018 World Cup Qualifiers||Armenia||2–0||Kazakhstan||Yerevan, Armenia|
|20:00 UTC+4||Mkhitaryan 73'
|Stadium: Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium|
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (Macedonia)
|10 June 2017 2018 World Cup Qualifiers||Kazakhstan||1–3||Denmark||Almaty, Kazakhstan|
|Stadium: Almaty Central Stadium|
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (Russia)
|1 September 2017 2018 World Cup Qualifiers||Kazakhstan||0–3||Montenegro||Astana, Kazakhstan|
|22:00 UTC+6||Report (FIFA)
|Stadium: Astana Arena|
Referee: Sébastien Delferière (Belgium)
|4 September 2017 2018 World Cup Qualifiers||Poland||3–0||Kazakhstan||Warszawa, Poland|
|20:45 UTC+2||Report (FIFA)
|Stadium: Stadion Narodowy|
Referee: Andris Treimanis (Latvia)
|5 October 2017 2018 World Cup Qualifiers||Romania||3–1||Kazakhstan||Bucureşti, Romania|
|21:45 UTC+3||Budescu 33', 38' (pen.)
|Turysbek 82'||Stadium: Arena Naţională|
Referee: Sandro Schärer (Switzerland)
|8 October 2017 2018 World Cup Qualifiers||Kazakhstan||1–1||Armenia||Astana, Kazakhstan|
|Turysbek 62'||Report (FIFA)
|Mkhitaryan 26'||Stadium: Astana Arena|
Referee: Alexandru Tean (Moldova)
|23 March 2018 Friendly||Hungary||2–3||Kazakhstan||Budapest, Hungary|
|19:00 CET||Report||Stadium: Groupama Arena|
Referee: Tomasz Musiał (Poland)
|26 March 2018 Friendly||Bulgaria||2–1||Kazakhstan||Felcsút, Hungary|
|19:00 CET||Popov 23' (pen.)
|Report||Tungyshbayev 55'||Stadium: Pancho Aréna|
Referee: Tamás Bognár (Hungary)
|5 June 2018 Friendly||Kazakhstan||3–0||Azerbaijan||Astana, Kazakhstan|
|20:00 UTC+6||Report||Stadium: Astana Arena|
Referee: Alexandru Tean (Moldova)
|6 September 2018 2018–19 UEFA Nations League||Kazakhstan||0–2||Georgia||Astana, Kazakhstan|
Malyi 74' (o.g.)
|Stadium: Astana Arena|
Referee: Halil Umut Meler (Turkey)
|10 September 2018 2018–19 UEFA Nations League||Andorra||1–1||Kazakhstan||Andorra la Vella, Andorra|
|Aláez 86'||Report||Logvinenko 68'||Stadium: Estadi Nacional|
Referee: Vilhjálmur Þórarinsson (Iceland)
|13 October 2018 2018–19 UEFA Nations League||Latvia||1–1||Kazakhstan||Riga, Latvia|
|Karašausks 40'||Report||Zaynutdinov 16'||Stadium: Daugava Stadium|
Referee: Harald Lechner (Austria)
|16 October 2018 2018–19 UEFA Nations League||Kazakhstan||4–0||Andorra||Astana, Kazakhstan|
|Report||Stadium: Astana Arena|
Referee: Serhiy Boyko (Ukraine)
|15 November 2018 2018–19 UEFA Nations League||Kazakhstan||v||Latvia||Astana, Kazakhstan|
|Stadium: Astana Arena|
|19 November 2018 2018–19 UEFA Nations League||Georgia||v||Kazakhstan||Tbilisi, Georgia|
|Stadium: Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena|
The following players were called up for the UEFA Nations League matches against Latvia and Andorra on 13 October and 16 October 2018.
Caps and goals are correct as of 16 October 2018, after the game against Andorra.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Nenad Erić||26 May 1982||7||0||Astana|
|12||GK||Vladimir Plotnikov||3 April 1986||2||0||Kairat|
|22||GK||Dmytro Nepohodov||17 February 1988||0||0||Tobol|
|23||DF||Yuriy Logvinenko||22 July 1988||47||5||Astana|
|18||DF||Dmitri Shomko||19 March 1990||39||2||Astana|
|2||DF||Serhiy Malyi||5 June 1990||28||0||Astana|
|16||DF||Gafurzhan Suyumbayev||19 August 1990||24||1||Kairat|
|21||DF||Abzal Beisebekov||30 November 1992||22||0||Astana|
|4||DF||Yevgeny Postnikov||16 April 1986||7||0||Astana|
|6||DF||Yan Vorogovskiy||7 August 1996||3||0||Kairat|
|DF||Nuraly Alip||22 December 1999||1||0||Kairat|
|9||MF||Bauyrzhan Islamkhan||23 February 1993||35||2||Kairat|
|5||MF||Islambek Kuat||12 January 1993||22||3||Kairat|
|7||MF||Serikzhan Muzhikov||7 August 1989||19||1||Astana|
|11||MF||Yerkebulan Tungyshbayev||14 January 1995||9||1||Ordabasy|
|10||MF||Georgy Zhukov||19 November 1994||9||0||Kairat|
|19||MF||Baktiyar Zaynutdinov||2 April 1998||6||3||Astana|
|MF||Magomed Paragulgov||26 March 1994||2||0||Kairat|
|FW||Maxim Fedin||8 June 1996||2||0||Tobol|
|8||MF||Duman Narzildayev||6 September 1993||0||0||Kaysar Kyzylorda|
|13||FW||Aleksey Shchotkin||21 May 1991||24||2||Astana|
|14||FW||Roman Murtazayev||10 September 1993||18||3||Astana|
|15||FW||Bauyrzhan Turysbek||15 October 1991||7||3||Tobol|
|17||FW||Yerkebulan Seidakhmet||4 February 2000||5||2||Ufa|
The following players have also been called up to the Kazakhstan's squad in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Stas Pokatilov||8 December 1992||15||0||Kairat||v. Azerbaijan, 5 June 2018|
|GK||Aleksandr Mokin||19 June 1981||20||0||Astana||v. Bulgaria, 26 March 2018|
|DF||Dmitri Miroshnichenko||26 February 1992||8||0||Tobol||v. Andorra, 10 September 2018|
|DF||Aybol Abiken||1 June 1996||0||0||Kairat||v. Andorra, 10 September 2018|
|DF||Stanislav Lunin INJ||2 May 1993||2||0||Kairat||v. Georgia, 6 September 2018 WD|
|DF||Yeldos Akhmetov||1 June 1990||14||0||Kairat||v. Bulgaria, 26 March 2018|
|FW||Vyacheslav Shvyrev||7 January 2001||0||0||Kairat||v. Azerbaijan, 5 June 2018|
|FW||Sergei Khizhnichenko||17 July 1991||47||8||Ordabasy||v. Bulgaria, 26 March 2018|
|FW||Yuriy Pertsukh||13 May 1996||2||0||Atyrau||v. Bulgaria, 26 March 2018|
PRE Preliminary squad.
Head to head records
As of 5 June 2018.
|Republic of Ireland||2||0||0||2|
|United Arab Emirates||3||1||0||2|
Top 10 most capped players
As of September 6, 2018. Players in bold are still active at international level.
Players listed in bold are still active at international level. Brandon Allen is the all time top scorer with 15 goals in 10 caps
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- Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 13 November 2018. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
- "Kazakhstan - List of International Matches". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
- "KAZAKHSTAN NATIONAL TEAM SQUAD FOR THE MATCHES AGAINST LATVIA AND ANDORRA". Kazakhstan Football Federation (KFF). 2 October 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
- "Kazakhstan National Football Team Kit". FootballShirtsVoltage.com. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
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