Turkmenistan national football team

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Turkmenistan
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Emeralds, Akhal-Teke's
Association Football Federation of Turkmenistan
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation CAFA (Central Asia)
Head coach Ýazguly Hojageldyýew
Captain Ahmet Ataýew[1]
Top scorer Çariýar Muhadow (13)[2]
Home stadium Ashgabat Stadium
FIFA code TKM
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 130 Steady (20 September 2018)
Highest 86 (April 2004)
Lowest 174 (September 2007)
Elo ranking
Current 151 Increase 1 (30 August 2018)
Highest 83 (31 March 2004)
Lowest 149 (September 2017)
First international
Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic Kazakhstan 1–0 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
(Almaty, Kazakhstan; 1 June 1992)[3]
Biggest win
 Turkmenistan 11–0 Afghanistan 
(Ashgabat, Turkmenistan; 19 November 2003)
Biggest defeat
 Tajikistan 5–0 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
(Dushanbe; Tajikistan; 22 June 1997)
 Kuwait 6–1 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
(Kuwait City, Kuwait; 10 February 2000)
 Qatar 5–0 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
(Doha, Qatar; 31 May 2004)
 Bahrain 5–0 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
(Riffa, Bahrain; 3 August 2005)
Asian Cup
Appearances 2 (first in 2004)
Best result Group stage, 2004

The Turkmenistan national football team (Turkmen: Türkmenistanyň milli futbol ýygyndysy, Russian: Сборная Туркмении по футболу) represents Turkmenistan in association football and is controlled by the Football Federation of Turkmenistan, the governing body for football in Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan's home ground is Ashgabat Stadium in Ashgabat. Turkmenistan have never qualified to the final stages of the World Cup.

History[edit]

After the country gained independence, they played their first match against Kazakhstan on 1 June 1992.

2000s[edit]

Turkmenistan match against North Korea in June, 2008.

They qualified for the 2004 Asian Cup by winning the 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification, where they were placed in group G, alongside the United Arab Emirates, Syria and Sri Lanka. In the autumn of 2003, in the first leg of the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC), they defeated Afghanistan 11–0 in Ashgabat. Begench Kuliyev and Rejepmyrat Agabaýew each scored a hat-trick, while Guvanchmuhammet Ovekov scored twice. Other players on the scoresheet that day were Nazar Bayramov, Omar Berdiyev and Didarklych Urazov. In the second leg the team won 0–2, with both goals scored by Begench Kuliyev. In December 2003, the national team of Turkmenistan reached the top 100 in the FIFA rankings for the first time in its history, reaching the 99th position, thanks to the successes in the 2004 Asian Cup and the 2006 World Cup qualifiers. In the 2004 Asian Cup that took place in China, Turkmmenistan was placed in group C, with neighbours Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq. They were knocked out in the group stages following two defeats and a draw against Saudi Arabia.

2010s[edit]

In February 2010, Turkmenistan's national football team was headed by Ýazguly Hojageldyýew, who was working for HTTU Aşgabat.[4] Under his leadership the team went to Sri Lanka to participate in the 2010 AFC Challenge Cup. For the first time, they made it to the final, only to see them lose against North Korea in the penalty shootout. In the same year, the Football Association of Turkmenistan invited a native Turkmen, the head coach of FC Rubin Kazan, Kurban Berdyev to resume leadership.[5][6]

In March 2011, Turkmenistan successfully entered the final round of the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup, beating Pakistan, Taiwan, and played in a draw with India in the qualifying competition in Kuala Lumpur. In the summer of 2011, in the race for a spot at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil, they faced Indonesia in the second round. After managing a 1–1 draw in the first leg in Ashghabat, they were eventually defeated 4–3 in the second leg, 5–4 on aggregate, thus were knocked out of the contention for Brazil 2014.

In winter 2012 the team gathered for a training camp in Turkey. In preparation for the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup, Ýazguly Hojageldyýew arranged a friendly match with Romania, which saw them lost 4–0.

In March 2012, the team went to Kathmandu to participate in the final tournament of the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup. They beat the hosts Nepal 3–0 and Maldives 3–1, while the final group stage match with Palestine ended in a goalless draw. In the semifinals, Turkmenistan defeated the Philippines 2–1. However, as in the previous edition, they lost the final match to North Korea with a scoreline of 1–2.

In October 2012, Turkmenistan's team took second place at the 2012 VFF Cup, beating the teams of Vietnam and Laos, only to lose in the final match against the South Korean University Selection team 0–4.

On March 23, 2013 Turkmenistan defeated Cambodia 7–0 in Manila, on the qualifying round of the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup. In the second round, Turkmenistan was to meet Brunei, but the team did not arrive at the tournament, thus Turkmenistan was awarded a default 3–0 victory.[7] In the last round, Turkmenistan lost to Philippines 1–0, but managed to qualify for the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup finals as the best second placed team alongside Laos.[8]

In January 2014 Rahym Kurbanmämmedow was again in charge of the national team. They held three training camps in May and participated in the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup, where they were eliminated in the group stage, thereby losing the chance to qualify for the 2015 Asian Cup.[9][10][11] In June 2014, as a result of their poor performance at the AFC Challenge Cup, the entire coaching staff was dismissed, including the head coach.[12]

Turkmenistan football team 2015.jpg

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to Italy 1990 Was part of USSR Was part of USSR
United States 1994 Did not enter Did not enter
France 1998 Did not qualify 6 2 0 4 8 13
South Korea Japan 2002 6 4 0 2 12 7
Germany 2006 8 4 1 3 21 10
South Africa 2010 10 3 1 5 9 13
Brazil 2014 2 0 1 1 4 5
Russia 2018 8 4 1 3 10 11
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026
Total 0/21 40 17 4 20 64 56

Asian Cup record[edit]

AFC Asian Cup record
Year Result Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Japan 1992 Did not enter
United Arab Emirates 1996 Did not qualify
Lebanon 2000 Did not qualify
China 2004 Round 1 12th 3 0 1 2 4 6
Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Vietnam 2007 Did not qualify
Qatar 2011 Did not qualify
Australia 2015 Did not qualify
United Arab Emirates 2019 Qualified
Total Best: Round 1 2/8 3 0 1 2 4 6

Asian Games record[edit]

Host nation(s) / Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
National Team
JapanHiroshima 1994 Quarter Finals 5 1 3 1 7 9
Thailand Bangkok 1998 Quarter Finals 6 3 2 1 10 9
Total Best: Quarter Finals 11 4 5 2 17 18

Note: As of 2002 only U23 teams permitted to take part in Asian Games Football Tournament.

AFC Challenge Cup record[edit]

AFC Challenge Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
Bangladesh 2006
Did not enter
India 2008
Group Stage
3
1
1
1
6
2
Sri Lanka 2010
Runners-Up
5
3
2
0
6
2
Nepal 2012
Runners-Up
5
3
1
1
9
4
Maldives 2014
Group stage
3
1
0
2
6
6
Total
Best: Runners-Up
14
8
4
4
25
13

Central Asian Championship record[edit]

Host nation(s) / year Round Pld W D* L GS GA Dif Pts
Uzbekistan 2018 - - - - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - - - -

RCD Cup/ECO Cup record[edit]

Year Round
Iran 1993 Runners-Up

Records versus other nations[edit]

Results and Fixtures[edit]

Previous matches[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Date Venue Opponent Competition Result Turkmenistan scorers
2015
11 June 2015 Guam Guam FA National Training Center, Dededo  Guam 2018 FIFA World Cup (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 0–1 L
16 June 2015 Turkmenistan Sport Toplumy Stadium, Daşoguz  Iran 2018 FIFA World Cup (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 1–1 D Mingazow Goal 45+1'
3 September 2015 Oman Al-Seeb Stadium, Seeb  Oman 2018 FIFA World Cup (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 1–3 L Amanow Goal 82'
8 October 2015 Turkmenistan Köpetdag Stadium, Ashgabat  India 2018 FIFA World Cup (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 2–1 W Abylow Goal 8'
Amanow Goal 60'
13 October 2015 Turkmenistan Köpetdag Stadium, Ashgabat  Guam 2018 FIFA World Cup (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 1–0 W Abylow Goal 16'
5 November 2015 United Arab Emirates Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates Friendly match 1–5 L Muhadow Goal 57'
12 November 2015 Iran Azadi Stadium, Tehran  Iran 2018 FIFA World Cup (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 1–3 L Saparow Goal 62'
17 November 2015 Turkmenistan Köpetdag Stadium, Ashgabat  Oman 2018 FIFA World Cup (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 2–1 W Geworkýan Goal 40'
Muhadow Goal 67'
2016
29 March 2016 India Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi  India 2018 FIFA World Cup (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 2–1 W Amanow Goal 48'
S. Ataýew Goal 70'
8 August 2016 Oman Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat  Oman Friendly match 0–1 L
11 October 2016 Kyrgyzstan Dolen Omurzakov Stadium, Bishkek  Kyrgyzstan Friendly match 0–1 L
9 November 2016 Tajikistan Pamir Stadium, Dushanbe  Tajikistan Friendly match 0–3 L
2017
26 March 2017 China Taipei Municipal Stadium, Taiwan  Chinese Taipei 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 3–1 W Annadurdyýew Goal 23'
Mingazow Goal 24'
Chen Chia-chun Goal 83' (o.g.)
13 June 2017 Turkmenistan Sport Toplumy Stadium, Daşoguz  Bahrain 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 1–2 L Ýagşyýew Goal 86'
23 August 2017 Qatar Grand Hamad Stadium, Doha  Qatar Friendly match 1–2 L Hojaýew Goal 67'
5 September 2017 Singapore Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore Singapore Singapore 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 1–1 D Annadurdyýew Goal 82'
10 October 2017 Turkmenistan Köpetdag Stadium, Ashgabat Singapore Singapore 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 2–1 W Orazsähedow Goal 18'90+3'
14 November 2017 Turkmenistan Sport Toplumy Stadium, Balkanabat Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 2–1 W Ýagşyýew Goal 21'
Annadurdyýew Goal 39'
2018
27 March 2018 Bahrain Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa Bahrain Bahrain 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 0–4 L
2019
9 January 2019 United Arab Emirates Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi Japan Japan 2019 AFC Asian Cup
13 January 2019 United Arab Emirates Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 2019 AFC Asian Cup
17 January 2019 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi Oman Oman 2019 AFC Asian Cup

Honours[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Manager From To
Turkmenistan Baýram Durdyýew June 1992 1996
Georgia (country) Guja Gugushvili 1996 1997
Turkmenistan Täçmyrat Agamyradow 1997 1998
Ukraine Viktor Pozhechevskyi 1998 1999
Russia Turkmenistan Gurban Berdyýew 1999 1999
Turkmenistan Röwşen Muhadow 1999 2000
Turkmenistan Täçmyrat Agamyradow 2000 2001
Ukraine Volodymyr Bezsonov October 2002 2003
Turkmenistan Rahym Gurbanmämmedow 2003 November 2004
Turkmenistan Boris Grigorýanc 2005 2005
Turkmenistan Amangylyç Goçumow 2005 2006
Turkmenistan Rahym Gurbanmämmedow 2007 March 2009
Turkmenistan Boris Grigorýanc April 2009 Jan 2010
Turkmenistan Ýazguly Hojageldyýew Feb 2010 January 2014
Turkmenistan Rahym Gurbanmämmedow February 2014 June 2014
Turkmenistan Amangylyç Koçumow May 2015 December 2016
Turkmenistan Ýazguly Hojageldyýew January 2017

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Seýitmyrat Annagulyýew (1986-12-20) 20 December 1986 (age 31) 9 0 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
16 1GK Ýuriý Miroşniçenko (1984-02-14) 14 February 1984 (age 34) 6 0 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
22 1GK Rejepmyrat Goçmämmedow (1988-03-30) 30 March 1988 (age 30) Turkmenistan

2 2DF Daýanç Gurbanow (1987-02-09) 9 February 1987 (age 31) 2 0 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
3 2DF Şöhrat Söýünow (1992-03-08) 8 March 1992 (age 26) 24 0 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
4 2DF Mekan Saparow (1994-04-22) 22 April 1994 (age 24) 10 1 Turkmenistan Balkan
5 2DF Döwran Orazalyýew (1993-11-05) 5 November 1993 (age 24) 1 0 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
12 2DF Serdar Annaorazow (1990-06-29) 29 June 1990 (age 28) 18 0 Turkmenistan Aşgabat
15 2DF Akmyrat Jumanazarow (1987-11-05) 5 November 1987 (age 30) 9 0 Turkmenistan Altyn asyr

6 3MF Gurbangeldi Batyrow (1988-07-28) 28 July 1988 (age 30) 1 1 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
7 3MF Arslanmyrat Amanow (1990-03-28) 28 March 1990 (age 28) 28 9 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
8 3MF Bahtiýar Hojaahmedow (1985-03-14) 14 March 1985 (age 33) 27 1 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
9 3MF Ruslan Mingazow (1991-11-23) 23 November 1991 (age 26) 21 4 Czech Republic Slavia Prague
10 3MF Myrat Annaýew (1993-05-06) 6 May 1993 (age 25) Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
14 3MF Umidjan Astanow (1990-08-11) 11 August 1990 (age 28) 17 0 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
18 3MF Serdar Geldiýew (1987-10-01) 1 October 1987 (age 30) 13 1 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
19 3MF Ahmet Ataýew (1990-09-19) 19 September 1990 (age 28) 18 0 Indonesia Arema FC
20 3MF Ilýa Tamurkin (1989-05-09) 9 May 1989 (age 29) 2 0 Turkmenistan Merw
21 3MF Resul Hojaýew (1997-01-07) 7 January 1997 (age 21) Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
3MF Guwanç Abylow (1988-03-30) 30 March 1988 (age 30) 24 4 Turkmenistan Aşgabat
3MF Elman Tagaýew (1989-06-02) 2 June 1989 (age 29) 9 1 Azerbaijan Səbail FK
3MF Merdan Gurbanow (1991-08-30) 30 August 1991 (age 27) 2 0 Belarus FC Dnepr Mogilev

11 4FW Myrat Ýagşyýew (1992-01-12) 12 January 1992 (age 26) 3 1 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
17 4FW Altymyrat Annadurdyýew (1993-04-13) 13 April 1993 (age 25) 4 1 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
4FW Serdaraly Ataýew (1984-12-14) 14 December 1984 (age 33) 7 1 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
4FW Süleýman Muhadow (1993-12-24) 24 December 1993 (age 24) 10 3 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr
4FW Wahyt Orazsähedow (1992-01-26) 26 January 1992 (age 26) 3 2 Azerbaijan Səbail FK

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Record Holders for Selected Countries
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  8. ^ "AFC CHALLENGE CUP 2014". the-afc.com. Retrieved 23 May 2017. 
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  13. ^ New Turkmenistani (in Ukrainian)

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