Mongolia national football team

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Mongolia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Хөх Чононууд
(Blue Wolves)
Association Mongolian Football Federation (MFF)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia)
Head coach Zorigt Battulga
Captain Tserenjavyn Enkhjargal
Most caps Donorovyn Lümbengarav (35)
Top scorer Donorovyn Lümbengarav (8)[1]
Home stadium MFF Football Centre
FIFA code MNG
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 202 Increase 1 (14 July 2016)
Highest 160 (August 2011)
Lowest 205 (July 2015)
Elo ranking
Current 221 (14 February 2016)
Highest 205 (22 November 2011, 2 March 2013)
Lowest 221 (17 March 2015)
First international
 North Vietnam 3–1 Mongolia Mongolia
(Hanoi, North Vietnam; October 3, 1960)[2]
Biggest win
 Northern Mariana Islands 0–8 Mongolia Mongolia
(Dededo, Guam; July 4, 2016)
Biggest defeat
 Uzbekistan 15–0 Mongolia Mongolia
(Chiangmai, Thailand; December 5, 1998)

The Mongolia national football team (Mongolian: Монголын хөлбөмбөгийн үндэсний шигшээ баг) represents the Republic of Mongolia in international football under the Mongolian Football Federation.

Founded in 1959 the association was inactive between 1960 and 1998 when the team did not feature in any international fixtures. From the few games played since 1998, Mongolians have won only nine games played against five different nations within the AFC (four against Guam, two each against Macau and Northern Mariana Islands and one each against Myanmar and the Philippines). The Mongolian Football Federation is in the Asian Football Confederation and the East Asian Football Federation.

EAFF Suspension[edit]

According to the voting outcome at AFC Congress held in January 2011, the Mongolian Football Federation was suspended to conduct any activities at the EAFF until EAFF Ordinary Congress of March 2014.[3] They were welcomed back to the federation at The 7th Ordinary Congress and 41st & 42nd Executive Committee Meeting.[4]

Recent news[edit]

During a meeting with the President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj last year, FIFA President Sepp Blatter noted the progress of the Mongolian football players, especially among the youth. He also pointed out the difficulties and challenges of playing football in Mongolia due to the harsh winter conditions and short summer season. But despite this, the FIFA President reiterated his satisfaction with the fast paced development and ever growing interest of Mongolian children and youth in the sport football. He was especially impressed with one youth, aged 19, (as of March 16, 2014) named Sukhbataar Argalchin who is the star player on the Mongolian football team "Kublai & Co" [5]

To show their growing aspirations, government and private parties alike are now actively setting up many new football fields, renovating old ones, organizing football tournaments on local school level as well as nationwide. Many ambitious Mongolian coaches and referees are being trained by FIFA and AFC. The head of "Erchim" football club, Mr. Batnasan said that the 10-year-olds of today will play better in the future compared to the foreign players in the Niislel League.[6][7][8]

Also, to help Mongolian football, the MFF had signed to their first foreign manager Vojislav Brazulik from Serbia. Mongolian Football Federation believed that signing to a manager from a nation which team had participated in a FIFA World Cup could help a lot for Mongolia.

Competition records[edit]

World Cup[edit]

Asian Cup[edit]

  • 1956 to 1996 – Did not enter
  • 2000 – Did not qualify
  • 2004 – Did not qualify
  • 2007 – Did not enter
  • 2011 – Did not qualify
  • 2015 – Did not qualify
  • 2019 – Did not qualify

AFC Challenge Cup[edit]

  • 2006 – Was originally selected to take part, but was then replaced
  • 2008 – Was selected to take part, but decided not to
  • 2010 – Did not qualify
  • 2012 – Did not qualify
  • 2014 – Did not qualify

East Asian Cup[edit]

  • 2003 – Did not qualify (4th place in qualifiers)
  • 2005 – Did not qualify (4th place in qualifiers)
  • 2008 – Did not qualify (5th place in qualifiers)
  • 2010 – Did not qualify (2nd place in qualifiers)
  • 2013 – Suspended
  • 2015 – Did not qualify (3rd place in Preliminary)
  • 2017 – Did not qualify (2nd place in Preliminary)

Fixtures and results[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Coaches[edit]

Name Nat Period Matches Wins Draws Losses Win %
Pavel Aleksandrovich Sevastyanov Soviet Union 1958–1960 3 0 0 3 0%
1961 – 1992,
1994 – 1997
national football team does not exist
Lkhamsürengiin Dorjsüren Mongolia 1993, 1998[9] 2 0 0 2 0%
Luvsandorjiin Sandagdorj Mongolia Feb 1999 – Jan 2000 0 0 0 0 0%
Ishdorjiin Otgonbayar Mongolia Jan 2000 – Jan 2011 31 7 4 21 17%
Sandagdorjiin Erdenebat Mongolia Jan 2011 – July 2014 4 2 0 2 50%
Vojislav Bralušić Serbia July 2014 – Jan 2015 3 1 0 2 33.4%
Sanjmyataviin Purevsukh Mongolia Jan 2015 – present 5 1 1 3 20%

Kit evolution[edit]

Home

2008 East Asian Football Championship
2010 EAFF East Asian Cup
2015 EAFF East Asian Cup
2017 EAFF East Asian Cup

Away

2008 East Asian Football Championship
2010 EAFF East Asian Cup
2015 EAFF East Asian Cup
2017 EAFF East Asian Cup

Kit sponsors[edit]

Period Kit Provider
2005–2016 Germany Adidas
2016–present Mongolia Monline

Current squad[edit]

Squad selected for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification.[10]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Yuragiin Sainkhüü (1986-11-14) November 14, 1986 (age 29) 4 0 Mongolia Selenge Press
21 1GK Ariunbold Batsaikhan (1990-04-03) April 3, 1990 (age 26) 1 0 Mongolia Erchim
22 1GK Batbayaryn Batsuuri (1989-09-09) September 9, 1989 (age 26) 0 0 Unattached

2 2DF Turbat Daginaa 0 0 Mongolia Khoromkhon
3 2DF Tserenjavyn Enkhjargal
(Vice Captain)
(1984-10-26) October 26, 1984 (age 31) 21 0 Mongolia Erchim
4 2DF Ganboldyn Bilgüün (1983-04-02) April 2, 1983 (age 33) 1 0 Mongolia Erchim
5 2DF Bayasgalangiin Garidmagnai (Captain) (1985-09-17) September 17, 1985 (age 30) 21 2 Mongolia Selenge Press
13 2DF Odbaatariin Erkhembaatar (1997-05-04) May 4, 1997 (age 19) 1 1 Mongolia Erchim
15 2DF Munkhbayar Bayanjargal 0 0 Mongolia Khoromkhon

6 3MF Norjmoogiin Tsedenbal (1988-09-12) September 12, 1988 (age 27) 9 2 Mongolia Ulaanbaatar University
7 3MF Mönkh-Erdeniin Tögöldör (1991-02-23) February 23, 1991 (age 25) 1 0 Mongolia Erchim
10 3MF Khürelbaataryn Tsend-Ayuush (1990-02-20) February 20, 1990 (age 26) 6 1 Mongolia Ulaanbaatar University
12 3MF Altansukh Erdenebayar (1988-01-13) January 13, 1988 (age 28) 1 0 Mongolia Khangarid
14 3MF Amgalangiin Chinzorig (1987-12-28) December 28, 1987 (age 28) 4 0 Mongolia FC Ulaanbaatar
18 3MF Altanzuliin Ulsbold 0 0 Mongolia Khoromkhon
19 3MF Pagamsürengiin Altantulga (1988-02-05) February 5, 1988 (age 28) 3 0 Mongolia Ulaanbaatar University
20 3MF Gandelger Ganbold (1995-08-08) August 8, 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Unattached
23 3MF Batboldyn Tögsbileg (1990-07-03) July 3, 1990 (age 26) 1 0 Mongolia Erchim

8 4FW Murun Altankhuyag (1989-09-21) September 21, 1989 (age 26) 12 2 Mongolia Selenge Press
9 4FW Ganbaataryn Tögsbayar (1985-05-13) May 13, 1985 (age 31) 24 6 Mongolia Selenge Press
11 4FW Naranbold Nyam-Osor (1992-02-22) February 22, 1992 (age 24) 0 0 Mongolia Khoromkhon
16 4FW Altansukhiin Tsolmon (1994-04-29) April 29, 1994 (age 22) Mongolia Erchim
17 4FW Soyol-Erdene Gal-Erden (1996-03-16) March 16, 1996 (age 20) 3 1 Mongolia Erchim

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