Kyrgyzstan national football team

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Kyrgyzstan
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) "Ак барстар" (Snow Leopards)
Association Football Federation of Kyrgyz Republic
Sub-confederation CAFF (Central Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Aleksandr Krestinin
Captain Azamat Baymatov
Most caps Vadim Kharchenko (54)
Top scorer Anton Zemlianukhin (5)
Home stadium Spartak Stadium
FIFA code KGZ
FIFA ranking 177 Decrease 24 (4 June 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 119 (August 2006)
Lowest FIFA ranking 201 (March 2013)
Elo ranking 174
Highest Elo ranking 149 (9 April 2006)
Lowest Elo ranking 175 (February 2013)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Uzbekistan 3–0 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
(Tashkent, Uzbekistan; August 23, 1992)[1]
Biggest win
 Kyrgyzstan 6–0 Maldives 
(Tehran, Iran; June 13, 1997)
Biggest defeat
 Iran 7–0 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
(Damascus, Syria; June 4, 1997)
AFC Challenge Cup
Appearances 3 (First in 2006)
Best result 3rd 2006

The Kyrgyzstan national football team (Kyrgyz: Кыргыз Республикасынын улуттук курама командасы) is the national team of Kyrgyzstan and is controlled by the Football Federation of Kyrgyz Republic. It is a member of the Central Asian Football Federation of the Asian Football Confederation. The current head coach is Aleksandr Krestinin.

History[edit]

After the breakup of the Soviet Union and declaration of its independence, Kyrgyzstan became a fully recognized FIFA and AFC member. They played their first match away in Tashkent, against Uzbekistan on 23 August 1992 in the Central Asia Tournament, losing 3-0.

In June 1993, Kyrgyzstan travelled to Tehran, Iran for the 1993 ECO Cup. They lost 3–2 on 6 June to Azerbaijan and then drew 1–1 two days later against Tajikistan.

In April 1994, Kyrgyzstan played other Central Asian teams in a tournament in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. On 13 April they lost 5–1 to Turkmenistan, then on 15 April 1–0 to Tajikistan. On 17 April they drew 0-0 against Kazakhstan before losing 3-0 to the hosts two days later.[1]


World Cup record[edit]

World Cup Finals World Cup Qualifications
Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA GP W D* L GS GA
1930 to 1990 Was part of USSR - - - - - - -
United States 1994 Did not enter - - - - - - -
France 1998 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 5 3 0 2 12 11
South KoreaJapan 2002 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 6 1 1 4 3 9
Germany 2006 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 8 3 1 4 11 12
South Africa 2010 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 2 1 0 1 2 2
Brazil 2014 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 2 0 0 2 0 7
Total - 0/20 - - - - - - 23 8 2 13 28 41

Asian Cup record[edit]

  • 1956 to 1992Did not enter, was part of USSR
Asian Cup Finals Asian Cup Qualifications
Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA GP W D* L GS GA
1956 to 1990 Was part of USSR - - - - - - -
United Arab Emirates 1996 Did not qualify - - - - - - 4 1 0 3 3 7
Lebanon 2000 Did not qualify - - - - - - 3 0 0 3 3 11
China 2004 Did not qualify - - - - - - 2 1 0 1 3 2
IndonesiaMalaysiaThailandVietnam 2007 Did not enter - - - - - -
Qatar 2011 Did not qualify - - - - - - 2010 AFC Challenge Cup was used to determine qualification for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
Australia 2015 Did not qualify - - - - - - 2012 & 2014 AFC Challenge Cup are used to determine qualification for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
Total Best: - - - - - - 9 2 0 7 9 20

AFC Challenge Cup record[edit]