Turkmenistan national futsal team

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Association Football Federation of Turkmenistan
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Turkmenistan Sähetmyrat Bäşimow[1]
Captain Abdylla Gurbannepesow[2]
FIFA ranking 79 (13 July 2016) [3]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Thailand 23 – 2 Turkmenistan 
(Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, May 23, 2005)
Biggest win
 Turkmenistan 8 – 0 Maldives 
(Kuantan, Malaysia, April 18, 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Thailand 23 – 2 Turkmenistan 
(Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, May 23, 2005)
World Cup
Appearances none
AFC Futsal Championship
Appearances 6 (First in 2005)
Best result Round 1, 6 times

The Turkmenistan national futsal team represents Turkmenistan in international futsal competitions and is controlled by the Football Federation of Turkmenistan.


Turkmenistan can count themselves fortunate to have avoided preliminary qualification for the 2008 AFC Futsal Championship. They grabbed the last direct spot in the finals even though they finished bottom of their finals group in 2007. Turkmenistan caused the first real upset of the championship with a 1-0 win over Australia in their opening game, Elman Tagayev scoring the only goal in the first half. But they went backwards after that with a 1-7 loss to Kyrgyzstan and a 2-5 reversal to Korea Republic. Turkmenistan were not expected to make it out of the group after poor performances in previous championships. They were uninspiring in 2005 and the following year had little chance in a group that included powerhouses Iran and ASEAN kingpins Thailand. But with more games under their belt, the relatively young squad will be aiming for better results this year.

Tournament records[edit]

FIFA Futsal World Cup[edit]

  • 1989Did not enter
  • 1992Did not enter
  • 1996Did not enter
  • 2000Did not enter
  • 2004Did not enter
  • 2008Did not qualify
  • 2012Did not qualify
  • 2016Did not enter

AFC Futsal Championship[edit]

Asian Indoor Games Futsal Championship[edit]


Squad for the 2014 AFC Futsal Championship qualification

  • Goalkeepers
    • Yenish Ashyrov
    • Bayramov
  • Defenders
    • Myradov
    • Shatlyk Atayev
    • Rejepov
    • Konirov
    • Ahmed Kervenov
  • Forwards
    • Annayev
    • Vatan Atayev
    • Gurbanguly Ashirov
    • Ahmedov
    • Seydiyev
    • Annaguliyev


See also[edit]