Kazakhstan national football team

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Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationKazakh Football Federation (KFF)
Қазақстанның
Футбол Федерациясы
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachMiroslav Beránek
CaptainSerik Muktov
Most capsRuslan Baltiev (73)
Top scorerRuslan Baltiev (13)
Home stadiumAstana Arena
FIFA codeKAZ
FIFA ranking135
Highest FIFA ranking98 (December 2001)
Lowest FIFA ranking166 (May 1996)
Elo ranking125
Highest Elo ranking70 (18 October 1997)
Lowest Elo ranking136 (September 2005)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic Kazakhstan 1–0 Turkmenistan 
(Almaty, Kazakhstan; June 1, 1992)
Biggest win
Pakistan  0–7 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
(Lahore, Pakistan; June 11, 1997)
Biggest defeat
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 0–6 Turkey 
(Almaty, Kazakhstan; June 8, 2005)
 Russia 6–0 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
(Moscow, Russia; May 23, 2008)
 
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Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationKazakh Football Federation (KFF)
Қазақстанның
Футбол Федерациясы
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachMiroslav Beránek
CaptainSerik Muktov
Most capsRuslan Baltiev (73)
Top scorerRuslan Baltiev (13)
Home stadiumAstana Arena
FIFA codeKAZ
FIFA ranking135
Highest FIFA ranking98 (December 2001)
Lowest FIFA ranking166 (May 1996)
Elo ranking125
Highest Elo ranking70 (18 October 1997)
Lowest Elo ranking136 (September 2005)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic Kazakhstan 1–0 Turkmenistan 
(Almaty, Kazakhstan; June 1, 1992)
Biggest win
Pakistan  0–7 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
(Lahore, Pakistan; June 11, 1997)
Biggest defeat
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 0–6 Turkey 
(Almaty, Kazakhstan; June 8, 2005)
 Russia 6–0 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
(Moscow, Russia; May 23, 2008)

The Kazakhstan national football team (Kazakh: Футболдан Қазақстан Ұлттық құрамасы; Russian: Сборная Казахстана по футболу) represents Kazakhstan in international men's association football and is directed by Football Federation of Kazakhstan. They split from the Soviet Union national football team after independence in 1991 and joined the Asian Football Confederation's Central and South Asian Football Federation. After failing to qualify for the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cup they joined UEFA, but are yet to qualify for a World Cup or UEFA European Championship.

Since 2011 they have been managed by Serik Marotovitch.

History[edit]

AFC Member (1992–2002)[edit]

FiDebut[edit]

The country of Kazakhstan declared independence from the Soviet Union on December 16, 1991. Its national team then split from the Soviet Union national football team (a UEFA member) and joined the Asian Football Confederation's Central and South Asian Football Federation.

The team played their first match against another former-Soviet debutant, Turkmenistan, on June 1, 1992, as part of a Central Asian Tournament. Kazakhstan won 1–0. The tournament also saw the footballing debuts of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. After beating Libya in a friendly in North Korea on July 3, Kazakhstan played the remainder of its Central Asian fixtures and avoided defeat in all of them. They beat Uzbekistan 1–0 at home on July 16, then drew 1–1 away in Turkmenistan on September 14, in Kyrgyzstan on September 26 and Uzbekistan on October 14. The final match was a 2–0 home victory over Kyrgyzstan on October 25.[1]

1998 World Cup Qualification[edit]

RankTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1 Kazakhstan44001521312
2 Iraq420214866
3 Pakistan4004322−190

Kazakhstan entered qualification for the first time, in the attempt to reach the 1998 FIFA World Cup. In the first round they were placed in Group 9 alongside Pakistan and Iraq. Kazakhstan's first qualifying match was won 3–0 at home in Almaty on May 11, 1997, against Pakistan. On June 6 they travelled to Baghdad to face Iraq and won 2–1, then five days later won an away match against Pakistan, 7–0 in Lahore. The result in Lahore remains Kazakhstan's biggest-ever international win. They retained the 100% start to World Cup football by beating Iraq at home 3–1 on June 29.

RankTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1 South Korea86111971219
2 Japan8341179813
3 United Arab Emirates8233912−39
4 Uzbekistan81341318−56
5 Kazakhstan8134719−126

In the second and final round of qualification, Kazakhstan came last in the group. Their only victory was on October 18, 1997, when they beat the United Arab Emirates 3–0 at home. Kazakhstan drew three other games – all at home (versus Uzbekistan, Japan and South Korea).

2002 World Cup Qualification[edit]

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
 Iraq6420285+2314
 Kazakhstan6420202+1814
   Nepal62041325−126
 Macau6006231−290

In the first round of Asian qualifying, Kazakhstan were placed in Group 6 alongside Iraq, Nepal and Macau. All games in the group were to be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, after Nepal failed to organise matches in Kathmandu in March 2001. After an Iraqi protest, the first three games by each team were moved to Baghdad, Iraq.

Kazakhstan started off well in Baghdad by beating Nepal 6–0 with two goals by Oleg Litvinenko on April 12, and Macau 3–0 two days later. On April 16 they held Iraq to a 1–1 draw in front of 50,000. Ruslan Baltiev put the Kazakhs in front in the 6th minute and Abdul-Wahab Abu Al-Hail equalised with a penalty in the 31st.

In Almaty Central Stadium, Kazakhstan beat Nepal 3–0 with two goals by Maksim Igorevich Shevchenko on April 21. Two days later they beat Macau 5–0, Dmitriy Byakov and Igor Avdeyev scored two each after a goalless first half. The final game on April 25 saw a 1–1 draw against Iraq in front of 25,000. Litvinenko put Kazakhstan ahead in the 32nd but Iraq equalised ten minutes later. Despite being level on points, Iraq advanced on goal difference mainly due to a 9–1 victory over Nepal.

UEFA Member (2002–)[edit]

Kazakhstan joined UEFA in 2002. They had to wait until the 2002 FIFA World Cup finished on June 30 before making the switch, as they had entered the tournament as an AFC member. Kazakhstan therefore could not enter qualification for UEFA Euro 2004, as the draw had been made on January 25. The team played UEFA opposition for the first time on November 14, 2001, and drew 0–0 away to Estonia.[2]

World Cup record[edit]

UEFA European Championship record[edit]

AFC Asian Cup record[edit]

Coaches[edit]

as of October 16, 2012

ManagerPeriodPlayedWonDrawnLostWin %
Kazakhstan Bakhtiar Baiseitov1992743057.14%
Kazakhstan Baurzhan Baimukhammedov1994412125%
Kazakhstan Serik Berdalin1995–199720641030%
Kazakhstan Sergei Gorokhovadatskiy1998521240%
Kazakhstan Voit Talgaev2000950455.56%
Kazakhstan Vladimir Fomichev (caretaker)200010010%
Kazakhstan Vakhid Masudov2001–2002944144.44%
Russia Leonid Pakhomov2003–200490270%
Kazakhstan Sergey Timofeev2004–20051301120%
Netherlands Arno Pijpers2006–2008367111819.44%
Germany Bernd Storck2008–2010920722.22%
Czech Republic Miroslav Beránek2011–1525813.33%

Current squad[edit]

Players called up for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Faroe Islands and Ireland on the 11 October and 15 October 2013. Caps and goals are correct as of 15 October 2013 after the game against Ireland.

0#0Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11GKAleksandr Mokin(1981-06-19) 19 June 1981 (age 32)160Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy
121GKSamat Otarbaev(1990-02-18) 18 February 1990 (age 23)00Kazakhstan Ordabasy Shymkent
221GKAndrei Sidelnikov(1980-03-08) 8 March 1980 (age 33)200Kazakhstan Aktobe
22DFMark Gorman(1989-02-09) 9 February 1989 (age 24)160Kazakhstan Kairat Almaty
32DFYuri Logvinenko(1988-07-22) 22 July 1988 (age 25)201Kazakhstan Aktobe
52DFAleksandr Kislitsyn(1986-03-08) 8 March 1986 (age 27)210Kazakhstan Kairat Almaty
82DFViktor Dmitrenko(1991-04-04) 4 April 1991 (age 22)111Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy
132DFAleksei Muldarov(1984-04-24) 24 April 1984 (age 29)30Kazakhstan Aktobe
142DFKonstantin Engel(1988-07-27) 27 July 1988 (age 25)60Germany Ingolstadt 04
242DFYeldos Akhmetov(1990-06-01) 1 June 1990 (age 23)10Kazakhstan Astana
43MFAndrei Karpovich(1981-01-18) 18 January 1981 (age 33)523Kazakhstan Atyrau
73MFIgor Yurin(1982-07-03) 3 July 1982 (age 31)20Kazakhstan Irtysh Pavlodar
93MFNurbol Zhumaskaliyev(1981-05-11) 11 May 1981 (age 32)576Kazakhstan Tobol Kostanay
103MFMarat Khairullin(1984-04-26) 26 April 1984 (age 29)120Kazakhstan Aktobe
113MFPavel Shabalin(1988-10-23) 23 October 1988 (age 25)30Kazakhstan Aktobe
153MFMaksat Baizhanov(1984-08-06) 6 August 1984 (age 29)190Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy
183MFDmitri Shomko(1990-03-19) 19 March 1990 (age 23)82Kazakhstan Astana
193MFAnatoli Bogdanov(1981-06-07) 7 June 1981 (age 32)80Kazakhstan Tobol Kostanay
213MFValeri Korobkin(1984-07-02) 2 July 1984 (age 29)100Kazakhstan Aktobe
164FWAndrei Finonchenko(1982-06-21) 21 June 1982 (age 31)194Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy
204FWSergei Khizhnichenko(1991-07-17) 17 July 1991 (age 22)234Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy
234FWAleksey Schetkin(1991-05-21) 21 May 1991 (age 22)50Kazakhstan Atyrau

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Kazakhstan's squad in the last 12 months.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GKAnton Tsirin(1987-08-10) 10 August 1987 (age 26)20Kazakhstan Zhetysu Taldykorganv.  Sweden, 10 September 2013
DFKairat Nurdauletov(1982-11-06) 6 November 1982 (age 31)345Kazakhstan Astanav.  Sweden, 10 September 2013
DFZakhar Korobov(1988-05-17) 17 May 1988 (age 25)00Kazakhstan Zhetysu Taldykorganv.  Sweden, 10 September 2013
DFAleksandr Kirov(1984-09-04) 4 September 1984 (age 29)290Kazakhstan Astanav.  Bulgaria, 4 June 2013
DFMukhtar Mukhtarov(1986-01-06) 6 January 1986 (age 28)140Kazakhstan Ordabasy Shymkentv.  Germany, 22 March 2013
MFAndrey Paryvaew(1982-01-03) 3 January 1982 (age 32)00Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandyv.  Sweden, 10 September 2013
MFAnton Chichulin(1984-11-27) 27 November 1984 (age 29)241Kazakhstan Irtysh Pavlodarv.  Bulgaria, 4 June 2013
MFAzat Nurgaliev(1986-06-30) 30 June 1986 (age 27)150Kazakhstan Ordabasy Shymkentv.  Bulgaria, 4 June 2013
MFMarat Shakhmetov(1989-02-06) 6 February 1989 (age 24)100Kazakhstan Astanav.  Bulgaria, 4 June 2013
MFUlan Konysbayev(1989-05-28) 28 May 1989 (age 24)81Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandyv.  Bulgaria, 4 June 2013
MFOleg Nedashkovskiy(1987-09-09) 9 September 1987 (age 26)20Kazakhstan Tarazv.  Bulgaria, 4 June 2013
MFZhambyl Kukeyev(1988-09-20) 20 September 1988 (age 25)262Kazakhstan Kairat Almatyv.  Germany, 26 March 2013
MFHeinrich Schmidtgal(1985-11-20) 20 November 1985 (age 28)110Germany Fortuna Düsseldorfv.  Germany, 22 March 2013
MFKazbek Geteriev(1985-06-30) 30 June 1985 (age 28)60Unattachedv.  Germany, 22 March 2013
MFBaurzhan Dzholchiev(1990-05-08) 8 May 1990 (age 23)52Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandyv.  Germany, 22 March 2013
FWSergei Ostapenko(1986-02-23) 23 February 1986 (age 27)326Kazakhstan Astanav.  Sweden, 10 September 2013
FWTanat Nusserbayev(1987-01-01) 1 January 1987 (age 27)71Kazakhstan Astanav.  Sweden, 10 September 2013
FWSergey Gridin(1987-05-20) 20 May 1987 (age 26)132Kazakhstan Aktobev.  Bulgaria, 4 June 2013
FWDaurenbek Tazhimbetov(1985-07-02) 2 July 1985 (age 28)43Kazakhstan Astanav.  Germany, 22 March 2013
FWTimur Baizhanov(1990-03-30) 30 March 1990 (age 23)10Unattachedv.  Moldova, 6 February 2013

Fixtures[edit]

Recently played[edit]

DateTournamentLocationOpponentResultScorers|-
August 14, 2013International FriendlyKazakhstan Almaty Georgia1-0Sergey Khizhnichenko
June 4, 2013International FriendlyKazakhstan Almaty Bulgaria1-2Dmitri Shomko
March 26, 20132014 World Cup qualificationGermany Nuremberg Germany1-4Heinrich Schmidtgal
March 22, 20132014 World Cup qualificationKazakhstan Astana Germany0–3 
February 6, 2013International FriendlyTurkey Antalya Moldova3–1Viktor Dmitrenko, Baurzhan Dzholchiyev (2 goals)
October 16, 20122014 World Cup qualificationAustria Vienna Austria0–4 
October 12, 20122014 World Cup qualificationKazakhstan Astana Austria0–0 
September 12, 20122014 World Cup qualificationSweden Malmö Sweden0–2 
September 7, 20122014 World Cup qualificationKazakhstan Astana Republic of Ireland1–2Kairat Nurdauletov
June 5, 2012International FriendlyArmenia Yerevan Armenia0–3 
June 1, 2012International FriendlyKazakhstan Almaty Kyrgyzstan5–2Yuri Logvinenko, Daurenbek Tazhimbetov (3 goals), Kairat Nurdauletov (PG)
February 29, 2012International FriendlyTurkey Antalya Latvia0–0 

Kit suppilers[edit]

The Kazakhstan's official kit suppiler is currently produced by German company Adidas, Also sponsoring the team are KazakhTelecom a telecommunication company from Astana.

PeriodKit Provider
1992–1995Italy Lotto
1995–1997United States Nike
1997–2005Germany Puma
2005–2008Italy Diadora
2008 Friendly against RussiaRepublic of Ireland Masita
2008–2013United Kingdom Umbro
2013–presentGermany Adidas

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesk/kaz-intres.html
  2. ^ http://rsssf.com/tablesk/kaz-intres.html

External links[edit]