Kazakhstan national football team

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Kazakhstan
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationFootball Federation of Kazakhstan (FFK)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachYuri Krasnozhan
CaptainKairat Nurdauletov
Most capsRuslan Baltiev (73)
Top scorerRuslan Baltiev (13)
Home stadiumAstana Arena
FIFA codeKAZ
FIFA ranking139 Decrease 7 (27 November 2014)
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 Kazakh SSR 1–0 Turkmenistan 
(Almaty, Kazakhstan; June 1, 1992)
Biggest win
 Pakistan 0–7 Kazakhstan 
(Lahore, Pakistan; June 11, 1997)
Biggest defeat
 Kazakhstan 0–6 Turkey 
(Almaty, Kazakhstan; June 8, 2005)
 Russia 6–0 Kazakhstan 
(Moscow, Russia; May 23, 2008)
 
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Kazakhstan
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationFootball Federation of Kazakhstan (FFK)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachYuri Krasnozhan
CaptainKairat Nurdauletov
Most capsRuslan Baltiev (73)
Top scorerRuslan Baltiev (13)
Home stadiumAstana Arena
FIFA codeKAZ
FIFA ranking139 Decrease 7 (27 November 2014)
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 Kazakh SSR 1–0 Turkmenistan 
(Almaty, Kazakhstan; June 1, 1992)
Biggest win
 Pakistan 0–7 Kazakhstan 
(Lahore, Pakistan; June 11, 1997)
Biggest defeat
 Kazakhstan 0–6 Turkey 
(Almaty, Kazakhstan; June 8, 2005)
 Russia 6–0 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.

History[edit]

AFC Member (1992–2002)[edit]

Debut[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]

FIFA World Cup record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGA
1930 to 1990Was part of USSR
United States 1994Did not enter
1998 to 2002Did not qualify (AFC Member from 1998 to 2002)
2006 to 2014Did not qualify (UEFA Member since 2002)
Russia 2018To be determined
Qatar 2022
Total0/20

UEFA European Championship record[edit]

European Championship record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGA
1960 to 1992Was part of USSR (UEFA member)
1996 to 2004Not a member of UEFA
2008 to 2012Did not qualify
France 2016To be determined
European Union 2020
Total0/14

AFC Asian Cup record[edit]

AFC Asian Cup record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGA
1956 to 1992Was part of USSR (UEFA member)
1996 to 2000Did not qualify
Total0/12

Coaches[edit]

as of February 7, 2014

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 Beránek2011–201324561320.83%
Russia Yuri Krasnozhan2014–

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Turkey on 16 November 2014.
Caps and goals are correct as of 16 November 2014 after the game against Turkey.

0#0Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11GKAleksandr Mokin(1981-06-19) 19 June 1981 (age 33)200Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy
121GKStas Pokatilov(1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 (age 22)00Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy
221GKAndrei Sidelnikov(1980-03-08) 8 March 1980 (age 34)280Kazakhstan Aktobe
22DFSerhiy Malyi(1990-06-05) 5 June 1990 (age 24)40Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy
32DFMark Gorman(1989-02-09) 9 February 1989 (age 25)190Kazakhstan Kairat Almaty
42DFViktor Dmitrenko(1991-04-04) 4 April 1991 (age 23)141Kazakhstan Astana
52DFRinat Abdulin(1982-04-14) 14 April 1982 (age 32)252Kazakhstan Atyrau
82DFSamat Smakov (Captain)(1978-12-08) 8 December 1978 (age 36)622Kazakhstan Kairat Almaty
152DFDmitri Miroshnichenko(1992-06-26) 26 June 1992 (age 22)50Kazakhstan Aktobe
162DFGafurzhan Suyumbayev(1990-08-19) 19 August 1990 (age 24)30Kazakhstan Ordabasy Shymkent
182DFDmitri Shomko(1990-03-19) 19 March 1990 (age 24)152Kazakhstan Astana
212DFAbzal Beisebekov(1992-11-30) 30 November 1992 (age 22)10Kazakhstan Astana
232DFYuriy Logvinenko(1988-07-22) 22 July 1988 (age 26)263Kazakhstan Aktobe
63MFAndrei Karpovich(1981-01-18) 18 January 1981 (age 33)553Kazakhstan Atyrau
73MFUlan Konysbayev(1989-05-28) 28 May 1989 (age 25)203Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy
93MFBauyrzhan Islamkhan(1993-02-23) 23 February 1993 (age 21)112Kazakhstan Kairat Almaty
103MFAskhat Tagybergen(1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 24)30Kazakhstan Aktobe
133MFAzat Nurgaliev(1986-06-30) 30 June 1986 (age 28)221Kazakhstan Ordabasy Shymkent
143MFAslan Darabayev(1989-01-21) 21 January 1989 (age 25)20Kazakhstan Kairat Almaty
173MFRoman Murtazaev(1993-09-10) 10 September 1993 (age 21)00Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy
193MFStanislav Lunin(1993-05-02) 2 May 1993 (age 21)20Kazakhstan Kairat Almaty
114FWAleksey Shchetkin(1991-05-21) 21 May 1991 (age 23)90Kazakhstan Taraz
204FWSergei Khizhnichenko(1991-07-17) 17 July 1991 (age 23)296Poland Korona Kielce

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
GKVladimir Loginovskiy(1985-08-08) 8 August 1985 (age 29)20Kazakhstan Astanav.  Turkey, 16 November 2014 (preliminary)
GKVyacheslav Kotlyar(1982-03-03) 3 March 1982 (age 32)00Kazakhstan Irtysh Pavlodarv.  Hungary, 7 June 2014 (preliminary)
DFAleksandr Kirov(1984-09-04) 4 September 1984 (age 30)280Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandyv.  Turkey, 16 November 2014 (preliminary)
DFIlia Vorotnikov(1986-02-01) 1 February 1986 (age 28)40Kazakhstan Tarazv.  Turkey, 16 November 2014 (preliminary)
DFKonstantin Engel(1988-07-27) 27 July 1988 (age 26)80Germany Ingolstadt 04v.  Netherlands, 10 October 2014 (preliminary)
DFAleksandr Kislitsyn(1986-03-08) 8 March 1986 (age 28)220Kazakhstan Kairat Almatyv.  Hungary, 7 June 2014
DFMukhtar Mukhtarov(1986-01-06) 6 January 1986 (age 28)120Kazakhstan Ordabasy Shymkentv.  Hungary, 7 June 2014
DFAleksei Muldarov(1984-04-24) 24 April 1984 (age 30)30Kazakhstan Aktobev.  Hungary, 7 June 2014 (preliminary)
DFZakhar Korobov(1988-05-17) 17 May 1988 (age 26)00Kazakhstan Irtysh Pavlodarv.  Hungary, 7 June 2014 (preliminary)
DFHeinrich Schmidtgal(1985-11-20) 20 November 1985 (age 29)131Germany Fortuna Düsseldorfv.  Lithuania, 5 March 2014
MFAnatoli Bogdanov(1981-06-07) 7 June 1981 (age 33)130Kazakhstan Tobol Kostanayv.  Turkey, 16 November 2014 (preliminary)
MFValeri Korobkin(1984-07-02) 2 July 1984 (age 30)130Kazakhstan Aktobev.  Turkey, 16 November 2014 (preliminary)
MFEvgeny Kostrub(1982-08-27) 27 August 1982 (age 32)00Kazakhstan Atyrauv.  Turkey, 16 November 2014 (preliminary)
MFRakhimzhan Rozybakiev(1991-01-02) 2 January 1991 (age 23)00Kazakhstan Kaisarv.  Turkey, 16 November 2014 (preliminary)
MFGeorgy Zhukov(1994-11-19) 19 November 1994 (age 20)00Kazakhstan Astanav.  Turkey, 16 November 2014 (preliminary)
MFErmek Kuantaev(1990-10-13) 13 October 1990 (age 24)00Kazakhstan Kairat Almatyv.  Latvia, 9 September 2014
MFBauyrzhan Bajtana(1992-05-06) 6 May 1992 (age 22)10Kazakhstan Kairat Almatyv.  Tajikistan, 12 August 2014
MFKairat Nurdauletov(1982-11-06) 6 November 1982 (age 32)345Kazakhstan Astanav.  Hungary, 7 June 2014
MFMarat Khairullin(1984-04-26) 26 April 1984 (age 30)130Kazakhstan Aktobev.  Hungary, 7 June 2014
MFPavel Shabalin(1988-10-23) 23 October 1988 (age 26)30Kazakhstan Aktobev.  Hungary, 7 June 2014 (preliminary)
MFNurbol Zhumaskaliyev(1981-05-11) 11 May 1981 (age 33)577Kazakhstan Tobol Kostanayv.  Lithuania, 5 March 2014
MFMaksat Baizhanov(1984-08-06) 6 August 1984 (age 30)200Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandyv.  Lithuania, 5 March 2014
FWAndrei Finonchenko(1982-06-21) 21 June 1982 (age 32)214Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandyv.  Turkey, 16 November 2014 (preliminary)
FWTanat Nusserbayev (Captain)(1987-01-01) 1 January 1987 (age 27)202Kazakhstan Astanav.  Turkey, 16 November 2014 (preliminary)
FWBauyrzhan Dzholchiev(1990-05-08) 8 May 1990 (age 24)113Kazakhstan Astanav.  Turkey, 16 November 2014 (preliminary)
FWTokhtar Zhangylyshbay(1993-05-25) 25 May 1993 (age 21)00Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandyv.  Czech Republic, 13 October 2014
FWSergei Ostapenko(1986-02-23) 23 February 1986 (age 28)426Kazakhstan Kaysar Kyzylordav.  Lithuania, 5 March 2014

Fixtures[edit]

Recently played[edit]

DateTournamentLocationOpponentResultScorers
August 12, 2014International FriendlyKazakhstan Almaty Tajikistan2–1Baurzhan Dzholchiev, Ulan Konysbayev
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 

Kits[edit]

Kit evolution[edit]

Home

2013
2014

Away

2013
2014

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
2008–2012United Kingdom Umbro
2012–presentGermany Adidas

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]