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Belarus
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Football Federation of Belarus
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach GermanyBernd Stange
Captain Yuri Zhevnov
Most caps Aliaksandr Kulchiy (83)
Top scorer Maxim Romaschenko (20)
Home stadium Dinamo Stadium
FIFA code BLR
FIFA ranking 80
Highest FIFA ranking 57 (June-August 2008)
Lowest FIFA ranking 142 (March 1994)
Elo ranking 68
Highest Elo ranking 54 (March-May 2005)
Lowest Elo ranking 122 (+?) (1997-1998)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Lithuania Lithuania 1 - 1 Belarus Belarus
(Vilnius, Lithuania; July 20, 1992)
Biggest win
Belarus Belarus 5 - 0 Lithuania Lithuania
(Minsk, Belarus; June 7, 1998)
Biggest defeat
Austria Austria 5 - 0 Belarus Belarus
(Innsbruck, Austria; June 11, 2003)

The Belarus national football team is the national football team of Belarus and is controlled by the Football Federation of Belarus. After the split of Soviet Union, they played their first match against Lithuania on July 20, 1992 and had their first win in a match versus Luxembourg on October 12, 1994. Before that, Belarus players played for the USSR national football team.

Belarus have never qualified for either FIFA World Cup, or UEFA European Championship. However, under coach Eduard Malofeev, the team came very close to playing Germany in a knockout round to qualify for the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea, but were defeated by Wales in the last group stage match, missing the chance to pass Ukraine, who tied their last game, for the second place, and to finish behind only Poland.

Belorussians, however, are more successful in minor tournaments. In 2002 the team passed Russia and Ukraine to win the "LG Cup". In 2004 and 2008, they won 12th and 14th editions of Malta International Football Tournament respectively. The first with its Olympic Squad and the later with the first team (many starters were only available for the last game vs Malta).

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Home Venue

The team plays most of its home matches at the 40,000 Dinamo Stadium in downtown Minsk. The only official game that was played at different venue, was a Euro 2008 qualifying match vs Luxembourg on October 13, 2008 at Central Stadion in Gomel which Belarus lost 0:1 in closing minutes.

Matches

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Last Games

Friendly

August 20, 2008
20:00 EET
Belarus  0 – 0  Argentina Dinamo Stadium (Minsk, Belarus)
Attendance: 25 000
Referee: Stanislav Suhina Russia
  • This was also a farewell match for all Belarusian football veterans, who have had 25+ caps for the national side.

2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification

September 6, 2008
20:00 EET
Ukraine  1 – 0  Belarus Ukraina Stadium (Lviv, Ukraine)
Attendance: 25000
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli Italy
Shevchenko Goal 95+' (pen.) Report

2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification

September 10, 2008
19:00 CET
Andorra  1 – 3  Belarus Estadi Comunal d'Aixovall (Andorra la Vella, Andorra)
Attendance: 200
Referee: Simon Evans Wales
Pujol Goal 68' (pen.) Report Verhawtsow Goal 37'
Rodionov Goal 79'
V. Hleb Goal 89'

2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification

October 15, 2008
21:30 EET
Belarus  1 – 3  England Dinamo Stadium (Minsk, Belarus)
Attendance: 34000
Referee: Terje Hauge Norway
Sitko Goal 28' Report Gerrard Goal 11'
Rooney Goal 50, 75'

Friendly

November 19, 2008
19:00
Cyprus  2 – 1  Belarus GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 300
Referee: Asaf Kenan Israel
Christofi Goal 29'
Avraam Goal 48'
Kovel Goal 55'

2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification

2009-04-01
20:30 UTC+6
Kazakhstan  1 – 5  Belarus Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty
Attendance: 19,000
Referee: Jiří Jech (Czech Republic)
Abdulin Goal 10' Report A. Hleb Goal 48'
Kalachev Goal 54' Goal 64'
Stasevich Goal 57'
Rodionov Goal 88'

2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification

2009-06-06
19:00 UTC+3
Belarus  5 – 1  Andorra Neman Stadium, Grodno
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Robert Kranjc (Slovenia)
Bliznyuk Goal 2' Goal 75'
Kalachev Goal 44'
Kornilenko Goal 50' Goal 65'
Report I. Lima Goal 90+3' (pen.)

Friendly

June 10, 2009
19:00
Belarus  2 – 2  Moldova Haradzki Stadium, Barysaw
Attendance: 2000
Referee: Mazheyka
Rodionov Goal 4'
Bliznyuk Goal 26'
Calincov Goal 77'
Andronic Goal 84'

2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification

2009-08-12
21:15 UTC+3
Belarus  1 – 3  Croatia Dinamo Stadium, Minsk
Attendance: 21,651
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Verkhovtsov Goal 81' Report Olić Goal 22'85'
Eduardo Goal 69'

Next Games

2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification

10 October 2009
18:00 UTC+3
Belarus  4 – 0  Kazakhstan Regional Sport Complex Brestskiy, Brest
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Saïd Ennjimi (France)
Bardachov Goal 23'
Kalachev Goal 69'90+3'
Kovel Goal 86'
Report

2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification

14 October 2009
20:00 UTC+1
England  3 – 0  Belarus Wembley Stadium, London
Referee: Lucilio Cardoso Cortez Batista (Portugal)
Crouch Goal 4'76'
Wright-Phillips Goal 59'

Qualifying campaigns

FIFA World Cup European Football Championship
1994 - Qualifying spot not granted by FIFA 1996 - Finished 4th in Qualifying group
1998 - Finished 6th in Qualifying group 2000 - Finished 5th in Qualifying group
2002 - Finished 3rd in Qualifying group 2004 - Finished 5th in Qualifying group
2006 - Finished 5th in Qualifying group 2008 - Finished 4th in Qualifying group
2010 - Finished 4th in Qualifying group

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 England 10 9 0 1 34 6 +28 27
 Ukraine 10 6 3 1 21 6 +15 21
 Croatia 10 6 2 2 19 13 +6 20
 Belarus 10 4 1 5 19 14 +5 13
 Kazakhstan 10 2 0 8 11 29 −18 6
 Andorra 10 0 0 10 3 39 −36 0
  Andorra Belarus Croatia England Kazakhstan Ukraine
Andorra  1 – 3 0 – 2 0 – 2 1 –3 0 – 6
Belarus  5 – 1 1 – 3 1 – 3 4 – 0 0 – 0
Croatia  4 – 0 1 – 0 1 – 4 3 – 0 2 – 2
England  6 – 0 3 – 0 5 – 1 5 – 1 2 – 1
Kazakhstan  3 – 0 1 – 5 1 – 2 0 – 4 1 – 3
Ukraine  5 – 0 1 – 0 0 – 0 1 – 0 2 – 1

Record Versus Different Opponents

Opponent Games Wins Draws Losses Goals For - Against
World Cup Qualifying 35 10 8 17 43-53
Euro Qualifying 38 8 6 24 33-66
International Tournaments 12 5 3 4 16-13
Friendly 45 15 15 15 72-68
Opponent Games Wins Draws Losses Goals For - Against
 Latvia 6 4 1 1 13-7
 Lithuania 6 3 2 1 12-4
 Netherlands 6 2 0 4 3-10
 Ukraine 6 1 2 3 4-7
 Norway 6 1 2 3 4-9
 Poland 5 2 2 1 10-7
 Andorra 4 3 0 1 11-4
 Luxembourg 4 2 1 1 4-2
 Moldova 4 2 0 2 7-5
 Slovenia 4 1 2 1 6-5
 Scotland 4 1 1 2 2-5
 Israel 4 1 0 3 6-8
 Wales 4 1 0 3 5-7
 Estonia 4 1 0 3 2-5
 Italy 4 0 2 2 5-9
 Czech Republic 4 0 0 4 3-11
 Austria 4 0 0 4 0-12
 Malta 3 2 1 0 4-1
 Turkey 3 1 1 1 6-6
 Armenia 4 2 1 1 6-4
 Russia 3 0 2 1 2-4
 Bulgaria 3 0 0 3 2-8
 Romania 3 0 0 3 2-8
 Albania 2 1 1 0 6-4
 Iran 2 1 1 0 4-3
 Uzbekistan 2 1 1 0 4-3
 Cyprus 2 1 0 1 3-2
 United Arab Emirates 2 1 0 1 3-3
 England 2 0 0 2 1-6
 Finland 2 0 2 0 3-3
 Denmark 2 0 1 1 0-1
 Switzerland 2 0 0 2 0-3
 Sweden 2 0 0 2 2-7
 Hungary 1 1 0 0 5-2
 Kazakhstan 1 1 0 0 5-1
 Iceland 1 1 0 0 2-0
 Germany 1 0 1 0 2-2
 Azerbaijan 1 0 1 0 2-2
 Libya 1 0 1 0 1-1
 Peru 1 0 1 0 1-1
 Ecuador 1 0 1 0 1-1
 Argentina 1 0 1 0 0-0
 Greece 1 0 0 1 0-1
 Egypt 1 0 0 1 0-2
 Tunisia 1 0 0 1 0-3
 Slovakia 1 0 0 1 0-4
Total: 130 38 32 60 164-200

Memorable Matches

Date Venue Tournament Home Score Away Goals
November 21, 2007 Dinamo Stadium, Minsk EURO 2008 Qualifying Belarus  2 – 1  Netherlands Bulyha Goal 49' (1-0)

Korytko Goal 65' (2-0)

van der Vaart Goal 89' (2-1)

October 8, 2005 Hampden Park, Glasgow 2006 World Cup Qualifying Scotland  0 – 1  Belarus Kutuzov Goal 6' (0-1)
February 9, 2005 Stadion Dyskobolia, Grodzisk Wielkopolski Friendly Poland  1 – 3  Belarus A.Hleb Goal 8' (0-1)

Żurawski Goal 51' (1-1)

V.Hleb Goal 84' (1-2)

Lavrik Goal 93+' (1-3)

August 18, 2004 Atatürk, Istanbul Friendly Turkey  1 – 2  Belarus Şükür Goal 14' (1-0)

V.Hleb Goal 67' (1-1)

Kovba Goal 90' (1-2)

April 17, 2002 Stadion Oláh Gábor Út, Debrecen Friendly Hungary  2 – 5  Belarus Kenesei Goal 13' (1-0)

A.Hleb Goal 23' (1-1)

Kutuzov Goal 29' (1-2)

Kutuzov Goal 33' (1-3)

Khatskevich Goal 45' (1-4)

Kachura Goal 76' (1-5)

Feher Goal 86' (pk) (2-5)

September 5, 2001 Dinamo Stadium, Minsk 2002 World Cup Qualifying Belarus  4 – 1  Poland Vasilyuk Goal 8' (1-0)

Vasilyuk Goal 46' (2-0)

Vasilyuk Goal 51' (3-0)

Vasilyuk Goal 62' (4-0)

Żewłakow Goal 77' (4-1)

March 28, 2001 Dinamo Stadium, Minsk 2002 World Cup Qualifying Belarus  2 – 1  Norway Khatskevich Goal 19' (1-0)

Solskjær Goal 68' (1-1)

Vasilyuk Goal 93+' (2-1)

March 31, 1999 Stadio del Conero, Ancona EURO 2000 Qualifying Italy  1 – 1  Belarus Belkevich Goal 24' (0-1)

Inzaghi Goal 30' (pen.) (1-1)

June 7, 1995 Dinamo Stadium, Minsk EURO 1996 Qualifying Belarus  1 – 0  Netherlands Gerasimets Goal 25' (1-0)

Squad

The following players were called up for the Friendly match against Armenia, that was held on March 3, 2010.

Caps and goals are correct as of March 3, 2010.

Goalkeepers

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
GK Yuri Zhevnov April 17, 1981 (1981-04-17) (age 28) 37 0 Russia Zenit St. Petersburg
GK Anton Amelchenko March 27, 1985 (1985-03-27) (age 24) 3 0 Russia Rostov
GK Syarhey Vyaremka October 16, 1982 (1982-10-16) (age 27) 3 0 Belarus BATE Borisov

Defenders

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
DF Sergei Omelyanchuk August 8, 1980 (1980-08-08) (age 29) 59 1 Russia Terek Grozny
DF Aliaksandr Yurevich August 9, 1979 (1979-08-09) (age 30) 22 0 Belarus BATE Borisov
DF Igor Shitov October 24, 1986 (1986-10-24) (age 23) 15 1 Belarus BATE Borisov
DF Dmitry Verkhovtsov October 10, 1986 (1986-10-10) (age 23) 14 3 Belarus Naftan
DF Dmitry Lentsevich June 20, 1983 (1983-06-20) (age 26) 14 0 Czech Republic Bohemians Prague
DF Syarhey Sasnowski August 14, 1981 (1981-08-14) (age 28) 11 0 Belarus BATE Borisov
DF Yan Tigorev March 10, 1984 (1984-03-10) (age 26) 8 0 Ukraine Metalurh Zaporizhzhya
DF Maksim Bardachov June 18, 1986 (1986-06-18) (age 23) 6 2 Belarus BATE Borisov
DF Dmitry Molosh December 10, 1981 (1981-12-10) (age 28) 5 0 Russia Sibir Novosibirsk
DF Alyaksandr Martynovich August 26, 1987 (1987-08-26) (age 22) 3 0 Belarus Dinamo Minsk

Midfielders

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
MF Aliaksandr Kulchiy November 1, 1973 (1973-11-01) (age 36) 83 5 Russia Rostov
MF Aliaksandr Hleb May 1, 1981 (1981-05-01) (age 28) 53 7 Germany Stuttgart
MF Timofei Kalachev May 1, 1981 (1981-05-01) (age 28) 42 7 Russia Rostov
MF Anton Putsila June 23, 1987 (1987-06-23) (age 22) 9 1 Belarus Dinamo Minsk
MF Syarhey Kryvets June 8, 1986 (1986-06-08) (age 23) 6 0 Poland Lech Poznan
MF Syarhey Kislyak August 6, 1987 (1987-08-06) (age 22) 4 0 Belarus Dinamo Minsk

Forwards

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
FW Vitali Kutuzov March 20, 1980 (1980-03-20) (age 29) 49 13 Italy Bari
FW Sergei Kornilenko June 14, 1983 (1983-06-14) (age 26) 40 9 Russia Zenit St. Petersburg
FW Vyacheslav Hleb February 12, 1983 (1983-02-12) (age 27) 34 8 People's Republic of China Shenzhen Ruby F.C.
FW Vitali Rodionov November 11, 1983 (1983-11-11) (age 26) 18 3 Belarus BATE Borisov
FW Leonid Kovel July 29, 1986 (1986-07-29) (age 23) 17 4 Russia Saturn Moscow Oblast

Recent call-up

The following players have also been called up to the Belarus squad in 2009.

Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
MF Mykola Kashevsky October 5, 1980 (1980-10-05) (age 29) 14 0 Ukraine Illychivets Mariupol Friendly v. Montenegro (November 18, 2009)
MF Filipp Rudik March 22, 1987 (1987-03-22) (age 22) 3 0 Belarus Naftan Novopolotsk Friendly v. Montenegro (November 18, 2009)
MF Dzmitry Shchagrykovich December 7, 1983 (1983-12-07) (age 26) 1 0 Belarus MTZ-RIPO Minsk| Friendly v. Montenegro (November 18, 2009)
MF Mikhail Afanasyev November 4, 1986 (1986-11-04) (age 23) 1 0 Russia Amkar Perm Friendly v. Montenegro (November 18, 2009)
DF Pavel Plaskonny January 29, 1985 (1985-01-29) (age 25) 14 1 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk Friendly v. Montenegro (November 18, 2009)
GK Pavel Chasnowski March 4, 1986 (1986-03-04) (age 24) 0 0 Latvia Ventspils Friendly v. Montenegro (November 18, 2009)
DF Egor Filipenko April 10, 1988 (1988-04-10) (age 21) 15 0 Russia Sibir Novosibirsk 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification match vs England, (October 14, 2009)
FW Gennadi Bliznyuk July 30, 1980 (1980-07-30) (age 29) 12 4 Russia Sibir Novosibirsk 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification match vs England, (October 14, 2009)
MF Ihar Stasevich October 21, 1985 (1985-10-21) (age 24) 11 1 Belarus BATE Borisov 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification match vs Ukraine, (September 9, 2009)
GK Alyaksandr Lyantsevich May 2, 1979 (1979-05-02) (age 30) 1 0 Belarus Minsk Friendly v. Moldova (June 10, 2009)
FW Vital Bulyha January 12, 1980 (1980-01-12) (age 30) 37 8 Belarus BATE Borisov Friendly v. Moldova (June 10, 2009)
FW Syarhey Koshal March 14, 1986 (1986-03-14) (age 24) 1 0 Belarus Minsk Friendly v. Moldova (June 10, 2009)
MF Vladimir Korytko July 6, 1979 (1979-07-06) (age 30) 39 3 Ukraine Metalurh Donetsk 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification match vs Kazakhstan, (April 1, 2009)

Players

Most Capped Players

Footballers with 50+ caps for the national side

No. Player Caps Goals Active?
1 Aliaksandr Kulchiy 82 5 Yes
2 Sergei Gurenko 80 3 Club Only
3 Sergei Shtanyuk 71 3 Club Only
4 Maksim Romaschenko 64 20 Yes
5 Sergei Omelyanchuk 59 1 Yes
6 Valentin Belkevich 56 10 Club Only
7 Aliaksandr Hleb 53 7 Yes
8 Andrei Ostrovsky 52 1 No

Top Scorers

Footballers with 10+ goals for the national side

No. Player Goals Caps Active?
1 Maksim Romaschenko 20 64 Yes
2 Vitali Kutuzov 13 49 Yes
3 Valentin Belkevich 10 56 Club Only
4 Raman Vasilyuk 10 24 Yes

Managers

Manager Belarus Career Games Managed Wins Draws Loses Goals Scored-Allowed Goal Difference per Match Points Points per Match
Mihail Verhejenka October 28, 1992 - May 25, 1994

January 5, 1997 - September 8, 1999

24 2 6 16 22-40 -0.75 12 0.50
Siarhej Barouski August 17, 1994 - October 9, 1996

October 9, 1999 - June 4, 2000

26 4 9 13 21-43 -0.85 21 0.81
Eduard Malofeev August 16, 2000 - June 12, 2003 22 10 5 7 31-31 0.00 35 1.59
Valery Stralcou (caretaker) September 7, 2002 1 0 0 1 0-3 -3.00 0 0.00
Anatoly Baidachny August 8, 2003 - December 10, 2005 22 10 4 8 34-29 +0.23 34 1.55
Yuri Puntus February 24, 2006 - June 21, 2007 14 3 4 7 19-26 -0.50 13 0.93
Bernd Stange July 31, 2007 - Present 20 8 4 8 34-27 +0.35 28 1.40
Total: October 28, 1992 - Present 129 37 32 60 161-199 -0.29 143 1.11

References

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Simple English

Belarus
Association Football Federation of Belarus
Confederation UEFA
Coach Bernd Stange
Most caps Sergei Gurenko (80)
Top scorer im Romaschenko (20)
World Cup
Appearances 0

Belarus national football team is the national football team of Belarus.

Most appearances

PosPlayerAppsGoalsCareer
1Sergei Gurenko803?
2Aliaksandr Kulchiy735?-present
3Sergei Shtanyuk713?
4Maksim Romaschenko6420?-present
5Valentin Belkevich5610?
6Andrei Ostrovsky521?

Top scorers

PosPlayerGoalsAppsCareer
1Maksim Romaschenko2064?-present
2Vitali Kutuzov1343?-present
3Valentin Belkevich1056?
3Roman Vasilyuk1024?-present

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