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Turkmenistan national football team

Turkmenistan
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Football Federation of Turkmenistan
Sub-confederation CAFF (Central Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Amangylyç Koçumow
Captain Ahmet Ataýew[1]
Top scorer Wladimir Baýramow (14)
Home stadium Ashgabat Stadium
FIFA code TKM
FIFA ranking
Current 155 Decrease 6 (1 October 2015)
Highest 86 (April 2004)
Lowest 174 (September 2007)
Elo ranking
Current 143
Highest 81 (31 March 2004)
Lowest 147 (June 2015)
First international
Kazakhstan 1–0 Turkmenistan
(Almaty, Kazakhstan; 1 June 1992)[2]
Biggest win
 Turkmenistan 11–0 Afghanistan 
(Ashgabat, Turkmenistan; 19 November 2003)
Biggest defeat
 Tajikistan 5–0 Turkmenistan
(Dushanbe; Tajikistan; 22 June 1997)
 Kuwait 6–1 Turkmenistan
(Kuwait City, Kuwait; 10 February 2000)
 Qatar 5–0 Turkmenistan
(Doha, Qatar; 31 May 2004)
 Bahrain 5–0 Turkmenistan
(Riffa, Bahrain; 3 August 2005)
Asian Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2004)
Best result Round 1

The Turkmenistan national football team (Turkmen: Türkmenistanyň milli futbol ýygyndysy) 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.

Contents

  • History 1
    • 2000 1.1
    • 2010 1.2
  • World Cup record 2
  • Asian Cup record 3
  • Asian Games record 4
  • AFC Challenge Cup record 5
  • RCD Cup/ECO Cup record 6
  • Records versus other nations 7
  • Results and Fixtures 8
    • Previous matches 8.1
    • Forthcoming matches 8.2
  • Honours 9
  • Coaches 10
  • Players 11
    • Current squad 11.1
    • Recent call-ups 11.2
  • References 12
  • External links 13

History

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

2000

Turkmenistan match against North Korea in June, 2008.

They qualified for the 2004 Asian Cup. The right to act in the final stage of the 2004 Asian Cup footballers achieved by winning the 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification in the group «G», where the team were also the United Arab Emirates, Syria and Sri Lanka. In the autumn of 2003, the national team in the preliminary matches of the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC), defeated in Ashgabat national team of Afghanistan team with a score of 11:0, a hat-trick were noted Begench Kuliyev and Rejepmyrat Agabaýew, two goals scored Guvanchmuhammet Ovekov, stir well Nazar Bayramov, Omar Berdiyev and Didarklych Urazov. In the second leg the team won Afghanistan (0:2), both goals in the scored Begench Kuliyev. In December 2003, the national team of Turkmenistan for the first time in its history, entered the hundred strongest football teams in the world in the FIFA rankings, reaching the 99th position, thanks to the success in the qualifying match of the 2004 Asian Cup and the qualifying round of the 2006 World Cup. In the 2004 Asian Cup that took place in China, the team got to the group «C», with neighbours Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Team could only get a solitary point against Saudi Arabia in group play.

2010

In February 2010, Turkmenistan's national football team was headed by Ýazguly Hojageldyýew, who was working for HTTU Aşgabat.[3] Under his leadership the team went to Sri Lanka to participate in the final tournament of the 2010 AFC Challenge Cup. For the first time, they made it to the final of the AFC Challenge Cup, losing in the final match with the DPRK team 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.[4][5]

In March 2011, the national team of Turkmenistan successfully entered the final round of the AFC Challenge Cup 2012, beating Pakistan, Taiwan, and played in a draw with India in the qualifying competition in Kuala Lumpur. In the summer of 2011 the first qualifying match against Indonesia in the race for getting into the final of the 2014 World Cup team beginning in Ashgabat draw (1:1), and the humiliating defeat in the party with a 4-3 team knocked out of the fight for the right to go to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

In winter 2012 the team gathered for a training camp in Turkey. In preparation for the AFC Challenge Cup 2012 team Ýazguly Hojageldyýew had a friendly match with Romania, as a result of devastating Turkmenistan team lost 4-0.

In March 2012, the team went to Kathmandu to participate in the final tournament of the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup. Turkmenistan national team beat the tournament hosts Nepal (3:0) and the team of the Maldives (3:1) match with Palestine ended in a goalless draw. In the semifinals, Turkmenistan defeated the Philippines (2-1). However, in the final team of Turkmenistan for the second consecutive missed a chance to win the AFC Challenge Cup, conceding a goal from the DPRK team at the end of the match after losing the game by a score of 1:2.

In October 2012, Turkmenistan's team took second place at the 2012 VFF Cup, beating the teams of Vietnam, Laos and devastating losing a against University Selection South Korea(0:4).

March 23, 2013 Turkmenistan footballers defeated team Cambodia(7-0) in Manila, on the qualifying round of the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup. In the second round, our team of Turkmenistan was to meet with the team of Brunei, Brunei but the team did not arrive at the tournament thus was awarded the technical victory 3-0.[6] In the last round of Turkmenistan team lost to Philippines (1-0), but came out in the final of the AFC Challenge Cup with a second place for the best performance among all other groups.[7]

In January 2014 again became head coach Rahym Kurbanmämmedow, the team held three training camps in May and went to the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup, where it was unable to leave the group, thereby losing the chance to qualify for the 2015 Asian Cup.[8][9][10] In June 2014 for poor team play in the final tournament of the AFC Challenge Cup, was dismissed the entire coaching staff, including head coach.[11]

World Cup record

World Cup Finals
Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA
1930 to 1990 Was part of USSR - - - - - - -
1994 Did not enter - - - - - - -
1998
2014
Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2018 TBD - - - - - - -
2022 TBD - - - - - - -
Total - 0/20 - - - - - -

Asian Cup record

Asian Cup Finals
Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA
1992 Did not enter - - - - - -
1996 Did not qualify - - - - - -
2000 Did not qualify - - - - - -
2004 Round 1 3 0 1 2 4 6
2007 Did not qualify - - - - - -
2011 Did not qualify - - - - - -
2015 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Total Best: Round 1 3 0 1 2 4 6

Asian Games record

Host nation(s) / Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
National Team
Hiroshima 1994 Quarter Finals 5 1 3 1 7 9
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

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

RCD Cup/ECO Cup record

Year Round
1993 Runners-Up

Records versus other nations

Results and Fixtures

Previous matches

      Win       Draw       Loss

Date Venue Opponent Competition Result Turkmenistan scorers
2015
11 June 2015 Guam FA National Training Center, Dededo  Guam 2018 FIFA World Cup (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 0–1 L
16 June 2015 Sport Toplumy Stadium, Daşoguz  Iran 2018 FIFA World Cup (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 1–1 D 45+1' Mingazow
3 September 2015 Al-Seeb Stadium, Seeb  Oman 2018 FIFA World Cup (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 1–3 L 82' Amanow
8 October 2015 Köpetdag Stadium, Ashgabat  India 2018 FIFA World Cup (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 2–1 W 8' Abylow, 60' Amanow
13 October 2015 Köpetdag Stadium, Ashgabat  Guam 2018 FIFA World Cup (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification 1–0 W 16' Abylow

Forthcoming matches

Date Competition Location Opponent
2015
5 November 2015 Friendly match Abu-Dhabi  United Arab Emirates
12 November 2015 2018 WCQ
2019 ACQ
Azadi Stadium, Tehran  Iran
17 November 2015 2018 WCQ
2019 ACQ
Köpetdag Stadium, Ashgabat  Oman
2016
29 March 2016 2018 WCQ
2019 ACQ
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi  India

Honours

Coaches

Manager From To
Baýram Durdyýew June 1992 1996
Elguja Gugushvili 1996 1997
Täçmyrat Agamyradow 1997 1998
Viktor Pozhechevskyi 1998 1999
Gurban Berdyýew 1999 1999
Röwşen Muhadow 1999 2000
Täçmyrat Agamyradow 2000 2001
Vladimir Bessonov October 2002 2003
Rahym Gurbanmämmedow 2003 November 2004
Boris Grigorýanc 2005 2005
Amangylyç Goçumow 2005 2006
Rahym Gurbanmämmedow 2007 March 2009
Boris Grigorýanc April 2009 Jan 2010
Ýazguly Hojageldyýew Feb 2010 January 2014
Rahym Gurbanmämmedow February 2014 June 2014
Amangylyç Koçumow May 2015

Players

Current squad

  • Match Date: 13 October 2015
  • Opposition: Guam
  • Caps and goals correct as of: 8 October 2015 after match against Guam.
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
16 1GK Mammet Orazmuhammedow (1986-12-20) 20 December 1986 3 0 Altyn asyr
1 1GK Sergeý Kuznesow (1985-03-22) 22 March 1985 0 0 Aşgabat
8 2DF Bahtiýar Hojaahmedow (1985-02-14) 14 February 1985 31 1 Altyn asyr
3 2DF Şöhrat Söýünow (1992-03-08) 8 March 1992 18 0 Altyn asyr
22 2DF Dawid Sarkisow (1982-11-20) 20 November 1982 16 0 Aşgabat
12 2DF Serdar Annaorazow (1990-06-29) 29 June 1990 16 0 Altyn asyr
2 2DF Ýagmyrmyrat Annamyradow (1982-10-19) 19 October 1982 10 0 Balkan
15 2DF Akmyrat Jumanazarow (1987-11-05) 5 November 1987 10 0 HTTU
4 2DF Mekan Saparow (1994-04-22) 22 April 1994 6 0 Balkan
23 2DF Zafar Babajanow (1987-02-09) 9 February 1987 1 0 Ahal
7 3MF Arslanmyrat Amanow (1990-03-28) 28 March 1990 23 7 Olmaliq
10 3MF Guwanç Abylow (1988-03-30) 30 March 1988 21 4 Hazyna
19 3MF Ahmet Ataýew (Captain) (1990-09-19) 19 September 1990 16 0 Altyn asyr
14 3MF Umidjan Astanow (1990-08-11) 11 August 1990 12 2 Altyn asyr
17 3MF Artur Geworkýan (1984-11-22) 22 November 1984 12 2 Nasaf
11 3MF Didar Durdyýew (1993-07-16) 16 July 1993 7 2 Hazyna
22 3MF Ilýa Tamurkin (1989-05-09) 9 May 1989 1 0 Merw
9 4FW Süleýman Muhadow (1993-12-24) 24 December 1993 10 2 Altyn asyr
6 4FW Serdaraly Ataýew (1984-12-14) 14 December 1984 5 0 Balkan
21 4FW Altymyrat Annadurdyýew (1993-04-13) 13 April 1993 3 0 Ahal

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Turkmenistan's squad in the last 12 months.
Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Nikita Gorbunow (1984-02-14) 14 February 1984 7 0 Ahal v.  Oman, 3 September 2015
DF Rahimberdi Baltaýew (1986-05-16) 16 May 1986 3 0 Aşgabat v.  Oman, 3 September 2015
MF Nazar Baýramow (1982-09-04) 4 September 1982 27 4 Aşgabat v.  Oman, 3 September 2015
MF Ruslan Mingazow (1991-11-23) 23 November 1991 15 3 Baumit Jablonec v.  Oman, 3 September 2015
MF Myrat Hamraýew (1983-05-14) 14 May 1983 7 0 Ahal v.  Oman, 3 September 2015
MF Süleýman Orazow (1989-01-02) 2 January 1989 2 0 Ahal v.  Oman, 3 September 2015
MF Amir Gurbani (1987-10-24) 24 October 1987 2 0 Ahal v.  Iran, 16 June 2015
FW Berdi Şamyradow (1982-06-22) 22 June 1982 22 10 Aşgabat v.  Oman, 3 September 2015

References

  1. ^ GUAMT-TURKMENISTAN
  2. ^ http://soccer-db.net/get_scores.php?page=2&status=%¬es=&id=tkm&game=
  3. ^ Главным тренером сборной Туркменистана по футболу назначен Язкули Ходжагельдыев
  4. ^ Курбан Бердыев проконсультирует туркменскую сборную
  5. ^ Бердыев проконсультирует сборную Туркменистана
  6. ^ Сборная Туркменистана – в шаге от финальной части Кубка вызова АФК-2014
  7. ^ AFC CHALLENGE CUP 2014
  8. ^ AFC CHALLENGE CUP: PHILIPPINES 2-0 TURKMENISTAN
  9. ^ AFC CHALLENGE CUP: AFGHANISTAN 3-1 TURKMENISTAN
  10. ^ AFC CHALLENGE CUP: TURKMENISTAN 5-1 LAOS
  11. ^ Не имеющая 8 месяцев главного тренера сборная Туркменистана скоро узнает соперников в квалификации ЧМ-2018
  12. ^ New Turkmenistani (Ukrainian)

External links

  • Turkmenistan at FIFA.com
  • Turkmenistan national football team on Facebook
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