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Uzbekistan
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Nickname(s)White Wolves
Turanians
AssociationUzbekistan Football Association (UFA)
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationCAFA (Central Asia)
Head coachSrečko Katanec
CaptainEldor Shomurodov
Most capsServer Djeparov (128)
Top scorerMaksim Shatskikh (34)
Home stadiumMilliy Stadium
Pakhtakor Stadium
FIFA codeUZB
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 77 Steady (6 October 2022)[1]
Highest45 (November 2006 – January 2007)
Lowest119 (November 1996)
First international
 Tajikistan 2–2 Uzbekistan 
(Dushanbe, Tajikistan; 17 June 1992)
Biggest win
 Uzbekistan 15–0 Mongolia 
(Chiang Mai, Thailand; 5 December 1998)
Biggest defeat
 Japan 8–1 Uzbekistan 
(Sidon, Lebanon; 17 October 2000)
Asian Cup
Appearances8 (first in 1996)
Best resultFourth place (2011)

The Uzbekistan national football team (Uzbek: Oʻzbekiston milliy futbol terma jamoasi / Ўзбекистон миллий футбол терма жамоаси) represents Uzbekistan in international football and is controlled by the Uzbekistan Football Association, the governing body for football in Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan holds the highest competitive results among teams from Central Asia. Although they have never qualified to the World Cup, the team has qualified to every AFC Asian Cup since post-independence formation. At the 2011 Asian Cup, Uzbekistan reached the semi-finals of the tournament for the first time. At other competitions such as the Asian Games, Uzbekistan won the gold medal in 1994 in Japan, while finishing as the runners-up at the Afro-Asian Cup of Nations in 1995.

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Uzbek language

Uzbek language

Uzbek, formerly known as Turki or Western Turki, is a Turkic language spoken by Uzbeks. The sole official language of Uzbekistan, Uzbek is spoken as either native or second language by 44 million people around the world (L1+L2), having some 34 million speakers in Uzbekistan, 4.5 million in Afghanistan, and around 5 million in the rest of Central Asia, making it the second-most widely spoken Turkic language after Turkish.

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan, officially the Republic of Uzbekistan is a doubly landlocked country located in Central Asia. It is surrounded by five landlocked countries: Kazakhstan to the north; Kyrgyzstan to the northeast; Tajikistan to the southeast; Afghanistan to the south; and Turkmenistan to the southwest. Its capital and largest city is Tashkent. Uzbekistan is part of the Turkic world, as well as a member of the Organization of Turkic States. The Uzbek language is the majority-spoken language in Uzbekistan, other languages includes Russian and Tajik, spoken predominantly in Samarkand and Bukhara. Islam is the predominant religion in Uzbekistan, most Uzbeks being Sunni Muslims.

Association football

Association football

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of 11 players who primarily use their feet to propel the ball around a rectangular field called a pitch. The objective of the game is to score more goals than the opposition by moving the ball beyond the goal line into a rectangular framed goal defended by the opposing side. Traditionally, the game has been played over two 45 minute halves, for a total match time of 90 minutes. With an estimated 250 million players active in over 200 countries, it is considered the world's most popular sport.

Uzbekistan Football Association

Uzbekistan Football Association

The Uzbekistan Football Association is the governing body of football in Uzbekistan, controlling the Uzbekistan national team.

Football in Uzbekistan

Football in Uzbekistan

Football is the most popular sport in Uzbekistan, a country that gained independence in 1991. The national association takes part in all competitions organised by FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation.

Central Asia

Central Asia

Central Asia is a region of Asia that stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to western China and Mongolia in the east, and from Afghanistan and Iran in the south to Russia in the north. It includes the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, which are colloquially referred to as the "-stans" as the countries all have names ending with the Persian suffix "-stan", meaning "land of". Current geographical location of Central Asia was formerly part of the historic Turkistan also known as Turan.

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The reigning champions are France, who won their second title at the 2018 tournament in Russia.

AFC Asian Cup

AFC Asian Cup

The AFC Asian Cup is the primary association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), determining the continental champion of Asia. It is the second oldest continental football championship in the world after Copa América. The winning team becomes the champion of Asia and until 2015 qualified for the FIFA Confederations Cup.

Independence Day (Uzbekistan)

Independence Day (Uzbekistan)

Independence Day is an official national holiday in Uzbekistan, celebrated on the first of September. fireworks, concerts, competitions, military parades, and wreath laying ceremonies are held in Tashkent during the independence day celebrations.

Football at the Asian Games

Football at the Asian Games

The men's football tournament has been a regular Asian Games sporting event since the 1951 edition, while the women's tournament began in 1990.

Football at the 1994 Asian Games

Football at the 1994 Asian Games

Football at the 1994 Asian Games was held in Hiroshima, Japan from 1 to 16 October 1994. The Asian Football Confederation suggested that only under-23 teams should be entered, which meant that all the players had to be born after January 1, 1971. But this was ignored by all participants except Saudi Arabia.

Afro-Asian Cup of Nations

Afro-Asian Cup of Nations

The Afro-Asian Cup of Nations, also called the AFC Asia/Africa Challenge Cup, was an intercontinental football competition endorsed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), contested between representative nations from these confederations, usually the winners of the Africa Cup of Nations and the winners of the AFC Asian Cup or the Asian Games. All editions were official competitions of CAF and AFC and indirectly also of FIFA. For FIFA statute, official competitions are those for representative teams organized by FIFA or any confederation. The most successful team is Japan with 2 championships.

History

The year of birth of football in Uzbekistan is 1912 (read more in this article), since it was then that football teams were created in Kokand, a little later in Ferghana, Andijan, Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and Urganch, between which began to be held long-distance matches. The first championship of Ferghana valley was held in 1914, the Championship of the Uzbekistan SSR began to be played since 1926, and the drawing of the Uzbekistan SSR Cup began to be carried out since 1939. From 1924 to 1991 Uzbekistan was part of the Soviet Union (USSR) as the Uzbekistan Soviet Socialist Republic (UzSSR).

In 1928, the national team of Uzbekistan was created for the first time, which took part in the Spartakiade, which included representatives of some European countries. At this tournament, the national team of Uzbekistan Soviet Socialist Republic held its first international match against team of jobs Switzerland and won with a score of 8:4. Until mid-1991, Uzbekistan was part of the USSR and had its own national team as well as the rest of the Union republics, which mostly played matches within teams and teams of the USSR, in particular in football tournaments of the Spartakiad of Peoples of the USSR. The national team of the Uzbekistan SSR participated in all draws of the football tournament of the Spartakiad of Peoples of the USSR, and in the 1986 tournament reached the final, lost to the Ukrainian SSR (modern Ukraine) team with a score of 0–1, thereby winning the silver medal of the tournament. Throughout the history of Soviet Union, Uzbekistan SSR was one of five main center of football development in the country, alongside Russia SFSR, Ukraine SSR, Belarus SSR and Georgia SSR.

The most powerful football clubs, as well as semi-professional and professional clubs of the Uzbekistan SSR participated in the USSR Football League (Higher League, First League, Second League and Second League B) and USSR Cup. Nonprofessional clubs of the Uzbekistan SSR participated in the Uzbekistan SSR Championship and the Uzbekistan SSR Cup.

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and Uzbekistan gained independence, the national team of Uzbekistan of the new convocation was organized. The national team held its first matches in 1992. The first game of the national team of Uzbekistan was a match against Tajikistan, in the framework of the Central Asian Cup 1992 (the tournament was held once) initiated by FIFA. These matches are officially registered by FIFA on the basis of the fact that the national team of Uzbekistan has been allowed since 1992 to participate in tournaments held under the auspices of FIFA. At the drawing of this tournament in the format of the league, the national team of Uzbekistan was the second after the national team of Kazakhstan. In the first year of existence, the national team of Uzbekistan held matches only with the teams of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. In 1993, the team has not played a single match.

In 1992, Uzbekistan was also a member of the CIS national football team, which existed for one year and replaced the USSR national football team and instead participated in the Euro 1992.

Most of the former Soviet republics became members of UEFA (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan), and Uzbekistan also wanted to become a member of UEFA. But like the rest of the republics of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan), chose AFC. In 2002, Kazakhstan became a member of UEFA for better development of its football, but Uzbekistan chose to remain in the AFC. Anyway, there are many supporters of Uzbekistan's membership in UEFA. Since they believe that Uzbekistan shows European football, and Soviet Uzbekistan, which was part of the USSR, has long been a member of UEFA.

In 1994, the Uzbekistan Football Federation was officially adopted by the AFC and FIFA. In the same year Uzbekistan won in the international tournament the Cup of Independence of Uzbekistan, and at the end of the year the national team won in the ending the national team of China with the score 4:2, became the winner of football tournament of the Asian Games of 1994 which took place in the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

1994 Asian Games

1994 Asian Games Final starting lineup on 16 October 1994, in Hiroshima, (Japan).

The 1994 Asian Games tournament was considered as the shocking successful birth of Uzbekistan, and gives prelude for the rise of Uzbekistan as a serious Asian contender. The tournament would go on remembered as "Miracle of 1994".

Although the tournament was mostly for amateur players at the time (the under-23 competed only since 2002), Uzbekistan however was regarded very low. In addition, the Uzbek perpetration was rigorous, with only 17 players and a budget below $14.000 for the new born Football Federation. Conflict also emerged within as Rustam Akramov was appointed as the first coach of Uzbekistan while the more popular Berador Abduraimov became assistant, which Abduraimov resented greatly. Not just that, many of its players, mostly Russian-ethnic based players, chose to represent Russia or Ukraine, or some to Nigeria, following the fall of USSR. The two major clubs, Pakhtakor and Neftchi, formed majority of their players for Uzbek team, traveling to Japan with little expectation.

Nonetheless, Uzbekistan would mark the tournament with an outstanding performance. Grouped with powerhouse Saudi Arabia, two Southeast Asian sides Thailand and Malaysia, alongside Hong Kong, the Uzbeks shocked Hiroshima with a 4–1 victory over the Saudis. It was followed by 5–0 victory over Malaysia, hard-fought 1–0 win over Hong Kong before sealing its first place in a 5–4 thriller over Thailand. In quarter-finals, Uzbekistan taunted neighbor Turkmenistan 3–0 to advance to semi-finals where they faced South Korea. The Koreans sent up nine players that already participated in the 1994 FIFA World Cup and was expected to steamroll Uzbekistan easily, having beaten hosts Japan thanked for a controversial late penalty. Yet, Japanese fans held this grief, cheered Uzbekistan against South Korea and with Japanese support, Uzbekistan shocked South Korea with a 1–0 victory to advance to the final, its first ever final since becoming independence from the Soviet Union.

In their final game against China, Uzbekistan created its miracle, beating the rising Chinese 4–2 to capture its first, and only, Asian honor two years after its existence. This miraculous conquest gave Uzbekistan a new freshing image, and would boost Uzbekistan's position as a serious contender for future Asian competitions.[3]

1996 AFC Asian Cup

Uzbekistan overcame its rival and neighbor Tajikistan in an insane comeback. Having been beaten 0–4 away in Dushanbe, Uzbekistan looked like would miss its debut. Yet, Uzbekistan overturned the game at home, destroying Tajikistan 5–0 to win 5–4 on aggregate, thus gave Uzbekistan its first ever debut in the tournament.

In 1996 AFC Asian Cup, Uzbekistan was grouped with Japan, China and Syria. Unlike the Asian Games, the Asian Cup was regarded as tougher because it was for main team squad. Under these conditions, Uzbekistan, which only appeared in the 1994 Asian Games, was regarded very low.

Yet, in their opening game against China, Uzbekistan stunned all predictions. Despite rampant Chinese pressure, Uzbekistan held their nerves and overcame China with two shock late goals to give them a 2–0 win and its first ever points in the tournament. This shock victory of Uzbekistan, however, raised alarms for other opponents, Japan and Syria didn't tolerate Uzbekistan, and destroyed the Uzbeks in the two decisive matches. Because of it, Uzbekistan stood bottom in their group and failed to make it through the first round.

1998 FIFA World Cup qualification

Uzbekistan put a decent performance in the country's first-ever attempt to qualify for World Cup, at the 1998 World Cup qualifiers. Grouped with Yemen, Cambodia and Indonesia in the first stage, Uzbekistan proved to be too strong for the rest, with the team only failed to win once, an away draw to the Indonesians. Shortly after, the Uzbeks gallantly marched into the final stage, however, things would prove to be more difficult, with Uzbekistan did not have luck in facing with more powerful South Korea, Japan and the UAE. The only win for Uzbekistan came after the match against neighbor Kazakhstan. Little to know for many Uzbek supporters, this would begin to make the country as the choker of every major World Cup qualifications, with the team often fell short in their final quest.

2000 AFC Asian Cup

The 2000 AFC Asian Cup for Uzbekistan was a whitewashed moment, in a terrible way as it became Uzbekistan's worst ever performance in many major competition. Grouped again with Japan, Saudi Arabia and the new opponent Qatar, Uzbekistan was dumped in the bottom once more, with two devastating losses to Saudi Arabia and Japan, alongside its 1–1 draw to Qatar.

2004 AFC Asian Cup

Uzbekistan failed to make further impact on the continental stage until they reached the last eight of the 2004 Asian Cup, topping their group after winning all matches, where they were beaten by Bahrain after a penalty shoot-out.

2006 FIFA World Cup qualification

That performance was followed by a victory over Iraq in the second qualifying round for the 2006 World Cup in Germany, with goals from Maksim Shatskikh and Alexander Geynrikh sending them through to the last eight.

They were knocked out in the final stage of the Asian qualification to the 2006 World Cup after losing on the away goals rule to Bahrain. The result was subject to controversy as actually three games were played; the first, a 1–0 win for Uzbekistan, was wiped out after FIFA declared the result void after a mistake by Toshimitsu Yoshida, a Japanese referee.[4] The replay ended 1–1, and after the return finished 0–0, Uzbekistan were eliminated.

2007 AFC Asian Cup

In the 2007 Asian Cup, Uzbekistan was able to get past the group stage by beating Malaysia 5–0 and China PR 3–0. However, Uzbekistan was knocked out of the tournament in the quarter-finals by losing to Saudi Arabia 2–1.

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

Supporters of the national team during a qualification match for the 2010 World Cup against Japan at Pakhtakor Stadium in Tashkent.
Supporters of the national team during a qualification match for the 2010 World Cup against Japan at Pakhtakor Stadium in Tashkent.

After having three foreign coaches (German Hans-Jürgen Gede, Englishman Bob Houghton and Russian Valeri Nepomniachi) in three years, Uzbekistan turned to former Uzbekistan Olympic team coach Rauf Inileev. During qualification for the 2010 World Cup, Uzbekistan advanced to the fourth round of the Asian qualifiers after winning their first four matches, but finished last in Group A of the final round behind favorites Australia, Japan, Bahrain and Qatar, with four points from eight matches.

2011 AFC Asian Cup

Uzbekistan at the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.
Uzbekistan at the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.

Four years later, in the 2011 Asian Cup, Uzbekistan ended in fourth place, their best result in the tournament so far. After getting past the group stage and quarter-finals, the Uzbek team lost what it might have been their first Asian Cup final when Australia thrashed the team 0–6 in their semi-final game. Some days later, they were defeated again by South Korea in the third place playoff.[5]

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

In qualification for the 2014 World Cup, Uzbekistan advanced to the fourth round of the Asian qualifiers after winning their group in the third round over perennial favorites Japan. Uzbekistan finished with 16 points (five wins and one draw), which was more than any other team in the third round, including an impressive 1–0 away win against Japan.

In the fourth round of the qualifiers, Uzbekistan finished third in Group A behind Iran and South Korea. Uzbekistan had the same number of points as South Korea (14 points), who had a better goal difference by one goal.

The two teams who finished third in the fourth round groups (Jordan and Uzbekistan) played each other in the fifth round to determine the AFC participant in the intercontinental play-off. The games took place on 6 and 10 September 2013. With the two teams still evenly matched at full-time in the second leg, Jordan eventually progressed to the intercontinental play-off after winning 9–8 on penalties.

2015 AFC Asian Cup

In the 2015 Asian Cup, Uzbekistan advanced to the quarter-finals after finishing as runners-up in the tough Group B, which was won by China, while Saudi Arabia and North Korea were eliminated. However, the team was knocked out of the tournament in the quarter-finals after losing 2–0 in extra time to South Korea.

2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

Uzbekistan continued their quest to head to the World Cup during 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification in Russia, but their campaign had been shattered with a humiliating 2–4 defeat to North Korea. However, the Uzbeks soon bounced back and won the last remaining matches to top the group and qualified to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup as well as the last round. Once again, Uzbekistan in the last round, missed an opportunity when they finished fourth, behind Iran, South Korea and Syria, when Uzbekistan could only manage a 0–0 draw to the South Koreans last match.[6]

2019 AFC Asian Cup

Uzbekistan at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
Uzbekistan at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

Uzbekistan started their 2019 Asian Cup campaign with a 2–1 victory over Oman and continued with a 4–0 win over neighbor Turkmenistan, which guaranteed Uzbekistan to progress from the group stage for the fifth consecutive time, despite ending with a 1–2 defeat to Japan in the last match. However, they had to face Australia, then-champions of Asia. Despite playing well, Uzbekistan could not break the deadlock as it ended 0–0 after 120 minutes. In the penalty shootout, Australia prevailed with a 4–2 win, thus Uzbekistan's dream was crushed in the round of sixteen.

2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

In the second qualifying round for the 2022 World Cup, Uzbekistan suffered another disappointment by failing to qualify for the final round, a first since the Central Asian team had always reached the final round since it took part in the qualifying rounds of a World Cup, the first time being the 1998 edition. The White Wolves did not manage to finish among the five best runners-up, with a record of 5 wins against 3 defeats (in the first and second leg against Saudi Arabia, leader of group D, as well as in the first leg away against Palestine).

2023 AFC Asian Cup qualification

Uzbekistan then took part in the third qualifying round for the 2023 Asian Cup. Designated as the host country of Group C (due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia), the Central Asians took advantage of this advantage and the relative weakness of most of their opponents to win all three games and finish top of their group without conceding a goal, validating their qualification for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.

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Kokand

Kokand

Kokand is a city in Fergana Region in eastern Uzbekistan, at the southwestern edge of the Fergana Valley. Administratively, Kokand is a district-level city, that includes the urban-type settlement Muqimiy. The population of Kokand as of 2022 was approximately 259,700. The city lies 228 km (142 mi) southeast of Tashkent, 115 km (71 mi) west of Andijan, and 88 km (55 mi) west of Fergana. It is nicknamed "City of Winds". In 1877 when the first ethnographic works were done under the new imperial Russian administration, Khoqand/Kokand was reported and visually depicted on their maps as Tajik inhabited oasis (C.E de Ujfalvy. The city and the entire eastern 3/4 of the Fergana Valley were including in Uzbekistan in the 1920s and Stalin's dictates of political borders.

Fergana

Fergana

Fergana, or Ferghana, is a district-level city and the capital of Fergana Region in eastern Uzbekistan. Fergana is about 420 km east of Tashkent, about 75 km west of Andijan, and less than 20 km from the Kyrgyzstan border.

Andijan

Andijan

Andijan is a city in Uzbekistan. It is the administrative, economic, and cultural center of Andijan Region. Andijan is a district-level city with an area of 74 km2 (29 sq mi) and it had 458,400 inhabitants in 2022. Andijan is located in the south-eastern edge of the Fergana Valley near Uzbekistan's border with Kyrgyzstan.

Tashkent

Tashkent

Tashkent, or Toshkent, also historically known as Chach is the capital and largest city of Uzbekistan, as well as the most populous city in Central Asia, with a population of 2,909,000 (2022). It is in northeastern Uzbekistan, near the border with Kazakhstan. Tashkent comes from the Turkic tash and kent, literally translated as "Stone City" or "City of Stones".

Samarkand

Samarkand

Samarkand, also known as Samarqand, is a city in southeastern Uzbekistan and among the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Central Asia. There is evidence of human activity in the area of the city from the late Paleolithic Era. Though there is no direct evidence of when Samarkand was founded, several theories propose that it was founded between the 8th and 7th centuries BCE. Prospering from its location on the Silk Road between China and Europe, at times Samarkand was one of the largest cities of Central Asia. Most of the inhabitants of this city are native Persian-speakers and speak the Tajik Persian dialect. This city is one of the historical centers of the Tajik people in Central Asia, which in the past was one of the important cities of the great empires of Iran.

Bukhara

Bukhara

Bukhara is the seventh-largest city in Uzbekistan, with a population of 280,187 as of 1 January 2020, and the capital of Bukhara Region.

Spartakiad

Spartakiad

The Spartakiad was an international sports event that was sponsored by the Soviet Union. Five international Spartakiades were held from 1928 to 1937. Later Spartakiads were organized as national sport events of the Eastern Bloc countries. The games were organised by Red Sport International.

Switzerland

Switzerland

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation;, is a landlocked country located at the confluence of Western, Central and Southern Europe. It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities based in Bern.

Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic

Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic

The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Russian SFSR or RSFSR, previously known as the Russian Soviet Republic and the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic as well as being unofficially known as Soviet Russia, the Russian Federation or simply Russia, was an independent federal socialist state from 1917 to 1922, and afterwards the largest and most populous of the Soviet socialist republics of the Soviet Union (USSR) from 1922 to 1991, until becoming a sovereign part of the Soviet Union with priority of Russian laws over Union-level legislation in 1990 and 1991, the last two years of the existence of the USSR. The Russian Republic was composed of sixteen smaller constituent units of autonomous republics, five autonomous oblasts, ten autonomous okrugs, six krais and forty oblasts. Russians formed the largest ethnic group. The capital of the Russian SFSR was Moscow and the other major urban centers included Leningrad, Stalingrad, Novosibirsk, Sverdlovsk, Gorky and Kuybyshev. It was the first Marxist-Leninist state in the world.

Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic

Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic

The Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, also commonly referred to in English as Byelorussia, was a republic of the Soviet Union (USSR). It existed between 1920 and 1922, and from 1922 to 1991 as one of fifteen constituent republics of the USSR, with its own legislation from 1990 to 1991. The republic was ruled by the Communist Party of Byelorussia and was also referred to as Soviet Byelorussia by a number of historians. Other names for Byelorussia included White Russian Soviet Socialist Republic and Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic.

Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic

Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic

The Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic was one of the republics of the Soviet Union from its second occupation in 1921 to its independence in 1991. Coterminous with the present-day republic of Georgia, it was based on the traditional territory of Georgia, which had existed as a series of independent states in the Caucasus prior to the first occupation of annexation in the course of the 19th century. The Georgian SSR was formed in 1921 and subsequently incorporated in the Soviet Union in 1922. Until 1936 it was a part of the Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic, which existed as a union republic within the USSR. From November 18, 1989, the Georgian SSR declared its sovereignty over Soviet laws. The republic was renamed the Republic of Georgia on November 14, 1990, and subsequently became independent before the dissolution of the Soviet Union on April 9, 1991, whereupon each former SSR became a sovereign state.

Soviet Top League

Soviet Top League

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Nicknames

Uzbekistan vs. Bahrain at Pakhtakor Central Stadium in 2009.
Uzbekistan vs. Bahrain at Pakhtakor Central Stadium in 2009.

The Uzbekistan national team has received several nicknames by supporters and media. The most common one used is "The White Wolves" (Uzbek: Oq boʻrilar / Оқ бўрилар).[7][8][9][10]

Also, the Uzbekistan national football team is called "Asian Italy"[11] (Uzbek: Osiyo Italiyasi / Осиё Италияси). This is due to the similarity of colors (white and blue) clothing teams of Italy and Uzbekistan, as well as similar tactics (defensive football) of these teams.[12] The Uzbekistan Super League is often considered to be similar to Italian Serie A. Also, the history of Uzbekistan is as rich and ancient as the history of Italy.[13]

Also the team of Uzbekistan is called "Huma birds" (Uzbek: Humo qushlari / Ҳумо қушлари). The mythical Huma bird is the national bird of Uzbekistan, and is depicted on the state emblem of Uzbekistan. The Huma bird is depicted on the emblem of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Sometimes the Uzbekistan national football is called "Turanians"[14] (Uzbek: Turonliklar / Туронликлар), because the current country of Uzbekistan is located in the center of this ancient region Turan, and all the ancient and major cities of this region are located in this country, and therefore Uzbekistan is considered by some to be the successor of the Turan.[15][16]

Rivalries

Uzbekistani fans at the 2019 Asian Cup in UAE
Uzbekistani fans at the 2019 Asian Cup in UAE

The main rivals of the Uzbekistan national team are the countries of Central Asia, the national teams of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan. However, the main and most important rivals of the national team of Uzbekistan are Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. The matches between the countries of Central Asia have always aroused great interest among fans throughout the region, in spite of Uzbekistan's dominance since the fall of the USSR. Football is one of the instruments of rivalry between the states of Central Asia, dating back to the Soviet era.

Kit sponsorship

Supplier Period[17][18]
Germany Adidas 1992–1997
United Kingdom Admiral 1998
Thailand Grand Sport 1999
Germany Adidas 2000
Denmark Hummel 2001–2002
United Kingdom Umbro 2003
Germany Puma 2004–2012
Spain Joma 2013–2018
Germany Adidas 2018
Germany Jako 2019–present

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Italy national football team

Italy national football team

The Italy national football team has represented Italy in international football since its first match in 1910. The national team is controlled by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), the governing body for football in Italy, which is a co-founder and member of UEFA. Italy's home matches are played at various stadiums throughout Italy, and its primary training ground and technical headquarters, Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano, is located in Florence. Italy are the reigning European champions, having won UEFA Euro 2020.

History of Uzbekistan

History of Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is a landlocked country in Central Asia. It is itself surrounded by five landlocked countries: Kazakhstan to the north; Kyrgyzstan to the northeast; Tajikistan to the southeast; Afghanistan to the south, Turkmenistan to the south-west. Its capital and largest city is Tashkent. Uzbekistan is part of the Turkic languages world, as well as a member of the Organization of Turkic States. While the Uzbek language is the majority spoken language in Uzbekistan, Russian is widely used as an inter-ethnic tongue and in government. Islam is the majority religion in Uzbekistan, most Uzbeks being non-denominational Muslims. In ancient times it largely overlapped with the region known as Sogdia, and also with Bactria.

History of Italy

History of Italy

The history of Italy covers the ancient period, the Middle Ages, and the modern era. Since classical antiquity, ancient Etruscans, various Italic peoples, Celts, Magna Graecia colonists, and other ancient peoples have inhabited the Italian Peninsula. In antiquity, Italy was the homeland of the Romans and the metropole of the Roman Empire's provinces. Rome was founded as a Kingdom in 753 BC and became a republic in 509 BC, when the Roman monarchy was overthrown in favor of a government of the Senate and the People. The Roman Republic then unified Italy at the expense of the Etruscans, Celts, and Greek colonists of the peninsula. Rome led Socii, a confederation of the Italic peoples, and later with the rise of Rome dominated Western Europe, Northern Africa, and the Near East.

Huma bird

Huma bird

The Huma, also Homa, is a mythical bird of Iranian legends and fables, and continuing as a common motif in Sufi and Diwan poetry. Although there are many legends of the creature, common to all is that the bird is said never to alight on the ground, and instead to live its entire life flying invisibly high above the earth.

Emblem of Uzbekistan

Emblem of Uzbekistan

The state emblem of Uzbekistan was formally adopted on July 2, 1992 by the newly establish Republic of Uzbekistan. It bears many similarities to the emblem of the previous Uzbek SSR, which Republic of Uzbekistan succeeded. Like other post-Soviet republics whose symbols do not predate the October Revolution, the current emblem retains some components of the Soviet one. Prior to 1992, Uzbekistan had an emblem similar to all other Soviet Republics, with standard communist emblems and insignia.

National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan

National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan is the National Olympic Committee representing Uzbekistan. It was founded in the year of 1992, although it was not recognised by the International Olympic Committee until 1 January 1993. The headquarters of the committee is in the capital city of Tashkent. The incumbent-President of the national committee, Rustam Shoabdurahmonov.

2019 AFC Asian Cup

2019 AFC Asian Cup

The 2019 AFC Asian Cup was the 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup, the quadrennial international men's football championship of Asia organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It was held in the United Arab Emirates from 5 January to 1 February 2019.

Central Asia

Central Asia

Central Asia is a region of Asia that stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to western China and Mongolia in the east, and from Afghanistan and Iran in the south to Russia in the north. It includes the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, which are colloquially referred to as the "-stans" as the countries all have names ending with the Persian suffix "-stan", meaning "land of". Current geographical location of Central Asia was formerly part of the historic Turkistan also known as Turan.

Kazakhstan national football team

Kazakhstan national football team

The Kazakhstan national football team represents Kazakhstan in men's international football and it is governed by the Kazakhstan Football Federation. They split from the Soviet Union national football team after independence in 1991 and joined the Asian Football Confederation's Central Asian Football Federation. After failing to qualify for the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups, they joined UEFA, but are yet to qualify for a FIFA World Cup or a UEFA European Championship.

Kyrgyzstan national football team

Kyrgyzstan national football team

The Kyrgyzstan national football team, officially recognised by FIFA and AFC as Kyrgyz Republic, represents Kyrgyzstan in international football and is controlled by the Kyrgyz Football Union, a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Central Asian Football Association.

Germany

Germany

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central Europe. It is the second most populous country in Europe after Russia, and the most populous member state of the European Union. Germany is situated between the Baltic and North seas to the north, and the Alps to the south; it covers an area of 357,022 square kilometres (137,847 sq mi), with a population of almost 84 million within its 16 constituent states. Germany borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, and France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands to the west. The nation's capital and most populous city is Berlin and its financial centre is Frankfurt; the largest urban area is the Ruhr.

Adidas

Adidas

Adidas AG is a German multinational corporation, founded and headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Bavaria, that designs and manufactures shoes, clothing and accessories. It is the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe, and the second largest in the world, after Nike. It is the holding company for the Adidas Group, which consists 8.33% stake of the football club Bayern München, and Runtastic, an Austrian fitness technology company. Adidas's revenue for 2018 was listed at €21.915 billion.

Home stadium

From the moment of its formation (1992) until the end of 2012, the main home stadium of the Uzbekistan national football team was the Pakhtakor Central Stadium in Tashkent, built and opened in 1956. This stadium is also the venue for home matches of Pakhtakor Football Club. During the USSR, this stadium was home for the Uzbekistan SSR national team. Was reconstructed in 1996, 2008 and 2012 and currently holds 35,000 spectators (before this capacity was 55,000 spectators). For today's time the national team of Uzbekistan holds only some of the matches at Pakhtakor Stadium.

From 2013 to the present, the main home stadium of the Uzbekistan national team is the Milliy Stadium (until 2018 was named Bunyodkor Stadium), built in 2008–2012 and accommodating 34,000 spectators. This stadium is also a home for the Bunyodkor Football Club.

Home venues record

Last updated: 20 November 2022. Statistics include official FIFA-recognised matches only.

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Milliy Stadium

Milliy Stadium

The Milliy Stadium is a football stadium in the city of Tashkent — the capital of Uzbekistan. Located in Chilanzar District of Tashkent, on Bunyodkor Avenue. It seats 34,000 spectators, thus becoming the second largest stadium in Uzbekistan after the Pakhtakor Stadium, which seats 35,000 spectators. It is the home arena of the FC Bunyodkor and Uzbekistan national football team.

Pakhtakor Central Stadium

Pakhtakor Central Stadium

The Pakhtakor Central Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. It is one of the main stadiums in Uzbekistan, located in the center of Tashkent, in Shaykhantahur District. The stadium has a capacity of 35,000 fans. It is the home stadium of Pakhtakor FC. In addition, the Uzbekistan national football team played some matches at the stadium. From 1992 until 2012, Pakhtakor Stadium was the main stadium, where the Uzbekistan national football team played home games. Since 2013, the main home stadium in Uzbekistan national team is Milliy Stadium.

Tashkent

Tashkent

Tashkent, or Toshkent, also historically known as Chach is the capital and largest city of Uzbekistan, as well as the most populous city in Central Asia, with a population of 2,909,000 (2022). It is in northeastern Uzbekistan, near the border with Kazakhstan. Tashkent comes from the Turkic tash and kent, literally translated as "Stone City" or "City of Stones".

Pakhtakor Tashkent FK

Pakhtakor Tashkent FK

FC Pakhtakor Tashkent is an Uzbek professional football club, based in the capital city Tashkent, that competes in the Uzbekistan Super League. Pakhtakor literally means "cotton-grower" in English.

Soviet Union

Soviet Union

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), was a transcontinental country that spanned much of Eurasia from 1922 to 1991. A flagship communist state, it was nominally a federal union of fifteen national republics; in practice, both its government and its economy were highly centralized until its final years. It was a one-party state governed by the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, with the city of Moscow serving as its capital as well as that of its largest and most populous republic: the Russian SFSR. Other major cities included Leningrad, Kiev, Minsk, Tashkent, Alma-Ata, and Novosibirsk. It was the largest country in the world, covering over 22,402,200 square kilometres (8,649,500 sq mi) and spanning eleven time zones.

FC Bunyodkor

FC Bunyodkor

Football Club Bunyodkor is an Uzbek professional football club based in Tashkent that competes in the Uzbekistan Super League.

MHSK Stadium

MHSK Stadium

The Markaziy Harbiy Sportklubi Army Stadium, commonly known as the MHSK Stadium was a multi-use stadium in the Chilanzar area of Tashkent, Uzbekistan. It was used mostly for football matches and was the home stadium of FC Bunyodkor.

Markaziy Stadium (Namangan)

Markaziy Stadium (Namangan)

Markaziy Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Namangan, Uzbekistan. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 22,000 people. It is the home stadium of PFC Navbahor Namangan.

Namangan

Namangan

Namangan is a city in eastern Uzbekistan. It is the administrative, economic, and cultural center of Namangan Region. Administratively, it is a district-level city. Namangan is located in the northern edge of the Fergana Valley, less than 30 km from the Kyrgyzstan border. The city is served by Namangan Airport.

JAR Stadium

JAR Stadium

JAR Stadium is a football stadium, located in the capital of Uzbekistan, in Tashkent. It is part of the JAR Sport Complex. The stadium seats 8,500 spectators.

Dinamo Samarkand Stadium

Dinamo Samarkand Stadium

Dinamo Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Dynamo Samarkand.

Samarkand

Samarkand

Samarkand, also known as Samarqand, is a city in southeastern Uzbekistan and among the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Central Asia. There is evidence of human activity in the area of the city from the late Paleolithic Era. Though there is no direct evidence of when Samarkand was founded, several theories propose that it was founded between the 8th and 7th centuries BCE. Prospering from its location on the Silk Road between China and Europe, at times Samarkand was one of the largest cities of Central Asia. Most of the inhabitants of this city are native Persian-speakers and speak the Tajik Persian dialect. This city is one of the historical centers of the Tajik people in Central Asia, which in the past was one of the important cities of the great empires of Iran.

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win   Draw   Loss

2022

27 January 2022 Friendly Uzbekistan  3–0  South Sudan Dubai, United Arab Emirates
18:00 UTC+4
  • Shomurodov 6', 29'
  • Masharipov 67'
Report Stadium: The Sevens Stadium
Referee: Mohamed Ahmed Al-Hammadi (United Arab Emirates)
25 March 2022 Navruz Cup Uzbekistan  3–1  Kyrgyzstan Namangan, Uzbekistan
19:00 UTC+5
Report Stadium: Markaziy Stadium
Referee: Nasrullo Kabirov (Tajikistan)
29 March 2022 Navruz Cup Uzbekistan  4–2  Uganda Namangan, Uzbekistan
19:00 UTC+5
Report
Stadium: Markaziy Stadium
Referee: Sayyodjon Nasriddinov (Tajikistan)
8 June 2022 (2022-06-08) 2023 AFC AC Q - 3rd Round Uzbekistan  3–0  Sri Lanka Namangan, Uzbekistan
20:30 UTC+5 Report Stadium: Markaziy Stadium
Attendance: 12,400
Referee: Thoriq Alkatiri (Indonesia)
11 June 2022 (2022-06-11) 2023 AFC AC Q - 3rd Round Maldives  0–4  Uzbekistan Namangan, Uzbekistan
20:30 UTC+5 Report
Stadium: Markaziy Stadium
Attendance: 9,066
Referee: Masoud Tufaylieh (Syria)
14 June 2022 (2022-06-14) 2023 AFC AC Q - 3rd Round Uzbekistan  2–0  Thailand Namangan, Uzbekistan
20:30 UTC+5 Report Stadium: Markaziy Stadium
Attendance: 21,405
Referee: Hasan Akrami (Iran)
23 September 2022 (2022-09-23) Friendly Cameroon  0–2  Uzbekistan Goyang, South Korea
15:00 UTC+9 Report
Stadium: Goyang Stadium
Referee: Kim Woo-Sung (Korea)
27 September 2022 (2022-09-27) Friendly Uzbekistan  1–2  Costa Rica Suwon, South Korea
15:00 UTC+9 Report
Stadium: Suwon World Cup Stadium
Referee: Kim Dae-Yong (Korea)
16 November 2022 (2022-11-16) Friendly Uzbekistan  2–0  Kazakhstan Tashkent, Uzbekistan
18:00 UTC+5 Report Stadium: Pakhtakor Stadium
Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia)
20 November 2022 (2022-11-20) Friendly Uzbekistan  0–0  Russia Tashkent, Uzbekistan
17:00 UTC+5 Report Stadium: Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 14,539
Referee: Daniyar Sakhi (Kazakhstan)

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South Sudan national football team

South Sudan national football team

The South Sudan national football team represents South Sudan in international football and is controlled by the South Sudan Football Association, the governing body for football in South Sudan.

Exhibition game

Exhibition game

An exhibition game is a sporting event whose prize money and impact on the player's or the team's rankings is either zero or otherwise greatly reduced. In team sports, matches of this type are often used to help coaches and managers select and condition players for the competitive matches of a league season or tournament. If the players usually play in different teams in other leagues, exhibition games offer an opportunity for the players to learn to work with each other. The games can be held between separate teams or between parts of the same team.

Dubai

Dubai

Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the capital of the Emirate of Dubai. Established in the 18th century as a small fishing village, the city grew rapidly in the early 21st century with a focus on tourism and luxury, having the second most five-star hotels in the world, and the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, which is 828 metres (2,717 ft) tall.

Eldor Shomurodov

Eldor Shomurodov

Eldor Azamat oʻgʻli Shomurodov is an Uzbek professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Roma and captain of the Uzbekistan national team.

Jaloliddin Masharipov

Jaloliddin Masharipov

Jaloliddin Masharipov is an Uzbek professional footballer who plays for loan Al-Nassr and the Uzbekistan national team. He is known for his dribbling and chance creation.

Kyrgyzstan national football team

Kyrgyzstan national football team

The Kyrgyzstan national football team, officially recognised by FIFA and AFC as Kyrgyz Republic, represents Kyrgyzstan in international football and is controlled by the Kyrgyz Football Union, a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Central Asian Football Association.

Nowruz Cup

Nowruz Cup

The Nowruz Cup or Navruz Cup is an international exhibition association football tournament organised by CAFA.

Namangan

Namangan

Namangan is a city in eastern Uzbekistan. It is the administrative, economic, and cultural center of Namangan Region. Administratively, it is a district-level city. Namangan is located in the northern edge of the Fergana Valley, less than 30 km from the Kyrgyzstan border. The city is served by Namangan Airport.

Igor Sergeyev (Uzbekistani footballer)

Igor Sergeyev (Uzbekistani footballer)

Igor Vladimirovich Sergeyev is a Uzbek professional footballer who plays as a forward for FC Tobol and Uzbekistan national team.

Mirlan Murzayev

Mirlan Murzayev

Mirlan Abdraimovich Murzayev is a Kyrgyzstani professional footballer who plays as a forward for Liga 1 club Persib Bandung and the Kyrgyzstan national team.

Markaziy Stadium (Namangan)

Markaziy Stadium (Namangan)

Markaziy Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Namangan, Uzbekistan. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 22,000 people. It is the home stadium of PFC Navbahor Namangan.

Tajikistan Football Federation

Tajikistan Football Federation

The Tajikistan Football Federation is the governing body of football in Tajikistan. The federation was founded in 1936 in the Tajikistan SSR as a sub-federation of the Soviet Football Federation. It was not until 1994 when the Federation was accepted by the international community including the continental and global associations.

Coaching staff

As of 20 November 2022
Position Name
Head coach Slovenia Srečko Katanec
Assistant coach Slovenia Aleš Čeh
Slovenia Vlado Radmanović
Fitness coach Argentina Martin Magister
Goalkeeper coach Bosnia and Herzegovina Nihad Pejković
Physiotherapist Slovenia Ian Katanec
Interpreter Uzbekistan Davron Akhmedov

Coaching history

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Slovenia

Slovenia

Slovenia, officially the Republic of Slovenia, is a country in Central Europe. It is bordered by Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Hungary to the northeast, Croatia to the southeast, and the Adriatic Sea to the southwest. Slovenia is mostly mountainous and forested, covers 20,271 square kilometres (7,827 sq mi), and has a population of 2.1 million. Slovenes constitute over 80% of the country's population. Slovene, a South Slavic language, is the official language. Slovenia has a predominantly temperate continental climate, with the exception of the Slovene Littoral and the Julian Alps. A sub-mediterranean climate reaches to the northern extensions of the Dinaric Alps that traverse the country in a northwest–southeast direction. The Julian Alps in the northwest have an alpine climate. Toward the northeastern Pannonian Basin, a continental climate is more pronounced. Ljubljana, the capital and largest city of Slovenia, is geographically situated near the centre of the country.

Srečko Katanec

Srečko Katanec

Srečko Katanec is a Slovenian professional football manager and former player who is the manager of the Uzbekistan national team. At international level, he was capped for both the Yugoslavia and Slovenia national teams.

Aleš Čeh

Aleš Čeh

Aleš Čeh is a former Slovenian football midfielder who has represented his country at two of the major tournaments for which they have qualified.

Argentina

Argentina

Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a country in the southern half of South America. Argentina covers an area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), making it the second-largest country in South America after Brazil, the fourth-largest country in the Americas, and the eighth-largest country in the world. It shares the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, and is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south. Argentina is a federal state subdivided into twenty-three provinces, and one autonomous city, which is the federal capital and largest city of the nation, Buenos Aires. The provinces and the capital have their own constitutions, but exist under a federal system. Argentina claims sovereignty over the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, and a part of Antarctica.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina, abbreviated BiH or B&H, sometimes called Bosnia–Herzegovina and often known informally as Bosnia, is a country at the crossroads of south and southeast Europe, located in the Balkans. Bosnia and Herzegovina borders Serbia to the east, Montenegro to the southeast, and Croatia to the north and southwest. In the south it has a narrow coast on the Adriatic Sea within the Mediterranean, which is about 20 kilometres long and surrounds the town of Neum. Bosnia, which is the inland region of the country, has a moderate continental climate with hot summers and cold, snowy winters. In the central and eastern regions of the country, the geography is mountainous, in the northwest it is moderately hilly, and in the northeast it is predominantly flat. Herzegovina, which is the smaller, southern region of the country, has a Mediterranean climate and is mostly mountainous. Sarajevo is the capital and the largest city of the country followed by Banja Luka, Tuzla and Zenica.

Nihad Pejković

Nihad Pejković

Nihad Pejković is a Bosnian retired football goalkeeper.

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan, officially the Republic of Uzbekistan is a doubly landlocked country located in Central Asia. It is surrounded by five landlocked countries: Kazakhstan to the north; Kyrgyzstan to the northeast; Tajikistan to the southeast; Afghanistan to the south; and Turkmenistan to the southwest. Its capital and largest city is Tashkent. Uzbekistan is part of the Turkic world, as well as a member of the Organization of Turkic States. The Uzbek language is the majority-spoken language in Uzbekistan, other languages includes Russian and Tajik, spoken predominantly in Samarkand and Bukhara. Islam is the predominant religion in Uzbekistan, most Uzbeks being Sunni Muslims.

Rustam Akramov

Rustam Akramov

Rustam Akramov was an Uzbek football coach. He coached the Uzbekistan national team from 1992 to 1994 and then the India national team from 1995 to 1997.

Brazil

Brazil

Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers (3,300,000 sq mi) and with over 217 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the seventh most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas; one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world; and the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country.

Viktor Borisov

Viktor Borisov

Viktor Yuryevich Borisov is a Russian former professional footballer.

Pavel Sadyrin

Pavel Sadyrin

Pavel Fyodorovich Sadyrin was a Soviet and Russian footballer and manager.

Players

Current squad

  • The following players were called up for the friendly matches.[19]
  • Match dates: 16 and 20 November 2022
  • Opposition:  Kazakhstan and  Russia
  • Caps and goals correct as of: 20 November 2022, after the match against  Russia
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Utkir Yusupov (1991-01-04) 4 January 1991 (age 31) 11 0 Uzbekistan Navbahor Namangan
12 1GK Abduvohid Nematov (2001-03-20) 20 March 2001 (age 21) 6 0 Uzbekistan Nasaf
21 1GK Botirali Ergashev (1995-06-23) 23 June 1995 (age 27) 1 0 Uzbekistan AGMK

4 2DF Farrukh Sayfiev (1991-01-17) 17 January 1991 (age 31) 39 1 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent
5 2DF Rustam Ashurmatov (1996-07-07) 7 July 1996 (age 26) 22 0 Uzbekistan Navbahor Namangan
15 2DF Umar Eshmurodov (1992-11-30) 30 November 1992 (age 29) 11 0 Uzbekistan Nasaf
18 2DF Abdulla Abdullaev (1997-09-01) 1 September 1997 (age 25) 8 0 Uzbekistan AGMK
23 2DF Husniddin Aliqulov (1999-04-04) 4 April 1999 (age 23) 10 0 Uzbekistan Nasaf
13 2DF Sherzod Nasrullaev (1998-07-23) 23 July 1998 (age 24) 5 0 Uzbekistan Nasaf
8 2DF Dilshod Saitov (1999-02-02) 2 February 1999 (age 23) 5 0 Uzbekistan Nasaf
2 2DF Alibek Davronov (2002-12-28) 28 December 2002 (age 19) 1 0 Uzbekistan Nasaf
3 2DF Ruslanbek Jiyanov (2001-06-05) 5 June 2001 (age 21) 1 0 Uzbekistan Olympic Tashkent
16 2DF Khojiakbar Alijonov (1997-04-19) 19 April 1997 (age 25) 21 0 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent

7 3MF Otabek Shukurov (1996-06-22) 22 June 1996 (age 26) 50 3 Turkey Karagümrük
17 3MF Dostonbek Khamdamov (1996-07-24) 24 July 1996 (age 26) 33 5 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent
9 3MF Odiljon Hamrobekov (1996-02-13) 13 February 1996 (age 26) 32 0 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent
19 3MF Azizbek Turgunboev (1994-10-01) 1 October 1994 (age 28) 17 1 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent
20 3MF Khojimat Erkinov (2001-05-29) 29 May 2001 (age 21) 15 2 Russia Torpedo Moscow
6 3MF Sardor Sabirkhodjaev (1994-09-06) 6 September 1994 (age 28) 12 0 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent
22 3MF Akmal Mozgovoy (1999-04-02) 2 April 1999 (age 23) 8 0 Uzbekistan Nasaf
11 3MF Oston Urunov (2000-12-19) 19 December 2000 (age 21) 8 2 Russia Ural Yekaterinburg
25 3MF Oybek Bozorov (1997-08-07) 7 August 1997 (age 25) 16 0 Uzbekistan Nasaf
26 3MF Jaloliddin Masharipov (1993-09-01) 1 September 1993 (age 29) 44 9 Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr

24 4FW Igor Sergeyev (1993-04-30) 30 April 1993 (age 29) 66 17 Kazakhstan Tobol
14 4FW Eldor Shomurodov (1995-06-29) 29 June 1995 (age 27) 61 33 Italy Roma
10 4FW Bobur Abdikholikov (1997-04-23) 23 April 1997 (age 25) 4 0 Belarus Energetik-BGU Minsk

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called for the last 12 months and are still eligible to represent.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Valijon Rahimov (1995-02-16) 16 February 1995 (age 27) 1 0 Uzbekistan AGMK v.  Thailand, 14 June 2022
GK Umidjon Ergashev (1999-03-20) 20 March 1999 (age 23) 0 0 Uzbekistan Nasaf v.  Thailand, 14 June 2022

DF Ibrokhimkhalil Yuldoshev (2001-02-14) 14 February 2001 (age 21) 12 1 Russia Nizhny Novgorod v.  Costa Rica, 27 September 2022
DF Islom Kobilov (1997-06-01) 1 June 1997 (age 25) 12 0 Uzbekistan Lokomotiv Tashkent v.  Costa Rica, 27 September 2022

MF Shokhboz Umarov (1999-03-09) 9 March 1999 (age 23) 4 0 Kazakhstan Ordabasy v.  Costa Rica, 27 September 2022
MF Javokhir Sidikov (1996-12-08) 8 December 1996 (age 25) 15 1 Uzbekistan Kokand 1912 v.  Uganda, 29 March 2022
MF Azizjon Ganiev (1998-02-22) 22 February 1998 (age 24) 9 0 United Arab Emirates Shabab Al-Ahli v.  South Sudan, 27 January 2022

FW Azizbek Amonov (1997-10-30) 30 October 1997 (age 25) 5 1 Iran Esteghlal v.  Thailand, 14 June 2022
FW Sherzod Temirov (1998-10-27) 27 October 1998 (age 24) 1 0 Iran Paykan v.  Thailand, 14 June 2022

U23 Included in the U-23 national team.
PRE Preliminary squad standby.
SUS Player suspended.
INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
RET Retired from the national team.
WD Player withdrew from the squad for non-injury related reasons.

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Kazakhstan national football team

Kazakhstan national football team

The Kazakhstan national football team represents Kazakhstan in men's international football and it is governed by the Kazakhstan Football Federation. They split from the Soviet Union national football team after independence in 1991 and joined the Asian Football Confederation's Central Asian Football Federation. After failing to qualify for the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups, they joined UEFA, but are yet to qualify for a FIFA World Cup or a UEFA European Championship.

Russia national football team

Russia national football team

The Russia national football team represents the Russian Federation in men's international association football. It is controlled by the Russian Football Union, the governing body for football in Russia. Russia's home ground is the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and their head coach is Valery Karpin.

Goalkeeper (association football)

Goalkeeper (association football)

The goalkeeper is a position in association football. It is the most specialised position in the sport. The goalkeeper's main role is to stop the opposing team from scoring. This is accomplished by having the goalkeeper move into the trajectory of the ball to either catch it or direct it further from the vicinity of the goal line. Within the penalty area goalkeepers are allowed to use their hands, giving them the sole rights on the field to handle the ball. The goalkeeper is indicated by wearing a different coloured kit from their teammates and opposition.

Utkir Yusupov

Utkir Yusupov

Utkir Yusupov is an Uzbekistani footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Navbahor Namangan and the Uzbekistan national team. He is Uyghur.

Uzbekistan Football Association

Uzbekistan Football Association

The Uzbekistan Football Association is the governing body of football in Uzbekistan, controlling the Uzbekistan national team.

Abduvohid Nematov

Abduvohid Nematov

Abduvohid Nematov is an Uzbekistani footballer who plays for Nasaf and Uzbekistan national football team.

FC Nasaf

FC Nasaf

Football Club Nasaf Qarshi is a professional football club based in Qarshi, Uzbekistan. Founded in 1986, the club competes in the Uzbekistan Super League.

Botirali Ergashev

Botirali Ergashev

Botirali Ergashev is an Uzbekistani footballer who plays for FK Kokand 1912 and Uzbekistan national football team.

FC AGMK

FC AGMK

Football Club AGMK is a professional football club based in Olmaliq also spelled as Almalyk of central Uzbekistan, that competes in the Uzbekistan Super League. Their futsal club participated in the AFC Futsal Club Championship.

Defender (association football)

Defender (association football)

In the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield position whose primary role is to stop attacks during the game and prevent the opposition from scoring.

Farrukh Sayfiev

Farrukh Sayfiev

Farrukh Sayfiev is an Uzbekistani professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Nasaf.

Pakhtakor Tashkent FK

Pakhtakor Tashkent FK

FC Pakhtakor Tashkent is an Uzbek professional football club, based in the capital city Tashkent, that competes in the Uzbekistan Super League. Pakhtakor literally means "cotton-grower" in English.

Player records

As of 20 November 2022[20]
Players in bold are still active with Uzbekistan.

Most capped players

Server Djeparov is Uzbekistan's most capped player with 128 appearances.
Server Djeparov is Uzbekistan's most capped player with 128 appearances.
Rank Player Caps Goals First cap Last cap
1 Server Djeparov 128 25 14 May 2002 5 September 2017
2 Timur Kapadze 119 10 14 May 2002 22 January 2015
3 Odil Ahmedov 108 21 13 October 2007 15 June 2021
4 Ignatiy Nesterov 105 0 21 August 2002 21 January 2019
5 Anzur Ismailov 102 3 2 July 2007 5 September 2019
6 Alexander Geynrikh 97 31 14 May 2002 5 September 2017
7 Aziz Haydarov 85 1 2 July 2007 13 October 2018
8 Islom Tukhtakhodjaev 73 2 28 January 2009 15 June 2021
9 Vitaliy Denisov 72 1 22 February 2006 11 September 2018
10 Mirjalol Qosimov 67 31 17 June 1992 12 October 2005

Top goalscorers

Maksim Shatskikh is Uzbekistan's top scorer with 34 goals.
Maksim Shatskikh is Uzbekistan's top scorer with 34 goals.
Rank Player Goals Caps Average First cap Last cap
1 Maxim Shatskikh 34 61 0.56 18 August 1999 29 May 2014
2 Eldor Shomurodov 33 61 0.54 3 September 2015 20 November 2022
3 Mirjalol Qosimov 31 67 0.47 17 June 1992 12 October 2005
Alexander Geynrikh 31 97 0.33 14 May 2002 5 September 2017
5 Server Djeparov 25 128 0.2 14 May 2002 5 September 2017
6 Odil Ahmedov 21 108 0.19 13 October 2007 15 June 2021
7 Igor Shkvyrin 20 31 0.65 17 June 1992 17 October 2000
8 Igor Sergeev 17 66 0.26 10 September 2013 20 November 2022
9 Jafar Irismetov 15 36 0.42 25 May 1997 21 November 2007
10 Ulugbek Bakayev 14 52 0.27 25 April 2001 29 May 2014

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Server Djeparov

Server Djeparov

Server Reshatovich Djeparov, is an Uzbek former professional football playmaker who is the head coach of Uzbekistan U-14 and the assistant coach of Uzbekistan. He has won the Asian Footballer of the Year award twice, first in 2008 and the other in 2011.

Timur Kapadze

Timur Kapadze

Timur Kapadze is an Uzbekistani former professional football midfielder of Ahiska-Turkish descent.

Odil Ahmedov

Odil Ahmedov

Odil Akhmedov is a former Uzbek professional footballer who played as a central midfielder. He represented Uzbekistan national team.

Ignatiy Nesterov

Ignatiy Nesterov

Ignatiy Mikhailovich Nesterov is an Uzbek football goalkeeper of Russian origin who plays for Lokomotiv Tashkent.

Anzur Ismailov

Anzur Ismailov

Anzur Husanovich Ismailov is an Uzbek footballer who plays as a center-back for FC AGMK and the Uzbekistan national football team.

Alexander Geynrikh

Alexander Geynrikh

Alexander Rudolfovich Geynrikh is a Uzbek former footballer who played as a forward for the Uzbekistan national team.

Vitaliy Denisov

Vitaliy Denisov

Vitaliy Gennadyevich Denisov is an Uzbek professional footballer of Belarusian origin, who plays as a left-back for Sogdiana Jizzakh. He is a former member of the Uzbekistan national football team.

Mirjalol Qosimov

Mirjalol Qosimov

Mirjalol Kushakovich Qosimov is a former head coach of the Uzbekistan national football team. He also played for the national team as a playmaker. Qosimov is currently the manager of AGMK.

Maksim Shatskikh

Maksim Shatskikh

Maksim Aleksandrovich Shatskikh is an Uzbek professional football coach of Pakhtakor Tashkent and a former player.

Eldor Shomurodov

Eldor Shomurodov

Eldor Azamat oʻgʻli Shomurodov is an Uzbek professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Roma and captain of the Uzbekistan national team.

Igor Shkvyrin

Igor Shkvyrin

Igor Shkvyrin is a retired Uzbekistani professional footballer who played for several clubs in Europe and Asia and the Uzbekistan national football team. He was most recently the head coach of Sogdiana Jizzakh.

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to Italy 1990 Part of the  Soviet Union Part of the  Soviet Union
United States 1994 Did not enter Did not enter 1994
France 1998 Did not qualify 14 6 4 4 33 21 1998
South Korea Japan 2002 14 7 3 4 33 19 2002
Germany 2006 14 6 5 3 24 15 2006
South Africa 2010 16 8 1 7 33 26 2010
Brazil 2014 18 11 4 3 28 9 2014
Russia 2018 18 11 1 6 26 14 2018
Qatar 2022 8 5 0 3 18 9 2022
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined To be determined 2026
Total 0/7 102 54 18 30 195 133

AFC Asian Cup

AFC Asian Cup record Qualification record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Hong Kong 1956 to Qatar 1988 Part of the  Soviet Union Part of the  Soviet Union
Japan 1992 Not an AFC member Not an AFC member 1992
United Arab Emirates 1996 Group stage 10th 3 1 0 2 3 6 Squad 2 1 0 1 5 4 1996
Lebanon 2000 Group stage 12th 3 0 1 2 2 14 Squad 4 4 0 0 16 2 2000
China 2004 Quarter-finals 6th 4 3 1 0 5 2 Squad 6 4 1 1 13 6 2004
Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Vietnam 2007 Quarter-finals 7th 4 2 0 2 10 4 Squad 6 3 2 1 14 4 2007
Qatar 2011 Fourth place 4th 6 3 1 2 10 13 Squad 4 3 0 1 7 3 2011
Australia 2015 Quarter-finals 8th 4 2 0 2 5 5 Squad 6 3 2 1 10 4 2015
United Arab Emirates 2019 Round of 16 10th 4 2 1 1 7 3 Squad 8 7 0 1 20 7 2019
Qatar 2023 Qualified 11 8 0 3 27 9 2023
Total Fourth place 7/7 28 13 4 11 42 47 47 33 5 9 112 39

Asian Games

Football at the Asian Games has been an under-23 tournament since 2002.
Asian Games record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
1951 to 1990 Part of the  Soviet Union
Japan 1994 Gold medal 1st 7 7 0 0 23 7 Squad
Thailand 1998 Quarter-finals 7th 6 3 2 1 25 8 Squad
2002–present See Uzbekistan national under-23 football team
Total 1 Gold medal 2/2 13 10 2 1 48 15

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FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The reigning champions are France, who won their second title at the 2018 tournament in Russia.

FIFA World Cup qualification

FIFA World Cup qualification

The FIFA World Cup qualification is a competitive match that a national association football team takes in order to qualify for one of the available berths at the final tournament of the (men's) FIFA World Cup.

1930 FIFA World Cup

1930 FIFA World Cup

The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the inaugural FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national football teams. It took place in Uruguay from 13 to 30 July 1930. FIFA, football's international governing body, selected Uruguay as host nation, as the country would be celebrating the centenary of its first constitution and the Uruguay national football team had successfully retained their football title at the 1928 Summer Olympics. All matches were played in the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo, the majority at the Estadio Centenario, which was built for the tournament.

1990 FIFA World Cup

1990 FIFA World Cup

The 1990 FIFA World Cup was the 14th FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial football tournament for men's senior national teams. It was held from 8 June to 8 July 1990 in Italy, the second country to host the event for a second time. Teams representing 116 national football associations entered and qualification began in April 1988. 22 teams qualified from this process, along with host nation Italy and defending champions Argentina.

1994 FIFA World Cup

1994 FIFA World Cup

The 1994 FIFA World Cup was the 15th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national soccer teams. It was hosted by the United States and took place from June 17 to July 17, 1994, at nine venues across the country. The United States was chosen as the host by FIFA on July 4, 1988. Despite soccer's relative lack of popularity in the host nation, the tournament was the most financially successful in World Cup history. It broke tournament records with overall attendance of 3,587,538 and an average of 68,991 per game, marks that stood unsurpassed as of 2018 despite the expansion of the competition from 24 to 32 teams starting with the 1998 World Cup.

1994 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)

1994 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)

Listed below are the dates and results for the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the Asian zone (AFC). For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification.

France

France

France, officially the French Republic, is a transcontinental country predominantly located in Western Europe and spanning overseas regions and territories in the Americas and the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Its metropolitan area extends from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea; overseas territories include French Guiana in South America, Saint Pierre and Miquelon in the North Atlantic, the French West Indies, and many islands in Oceania and the Indian Ocean. Due to its several coastal territories, France has the largest exclusive economic zone in the world. France borders Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Andorra, and Spain in continental Europe, as well as the Netherlands, Suriname, and Brazil in the Americas via its overseas territories in French Guiana and Saint Martin. Its eighteen integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 km2 (248,573 sq mi) and contain close to 68 million people. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre; other major urban areas include Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Lille, Bordeaux, and Nice.

1998 FIFA World Cup

1998 FIFA World Cup

The 1998 FIFA World Cup was the 16th FIFA World Cup, the football world championship for men's national teams. The finals tournament was held in France from 10 June to 12 July 1998. The country was chosen as the host nation by FIFA for the second time in the history of the tournament, defeating Morocco in the bidding process. It was the second time that France staged the competition and the ninth time that it was held in Europe. Spanning 32 days, it is the longest World Cup tournament ever held.

1998 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)

1998 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)

Listed below are the dates and results for the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the Asian zone (AFC). For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification.

2002 FIFA World Cup

2002 FIFA World Cup

The 2002 FIFA World Cup, also branded as Korea Japan 2002, was the 17th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial football world championship for men's national teams organized by FIFA. It was held from 31 May to 30 June 2002 at sites in South Korea and Japan, with its final match hosted by Japan at International Stadium in Yokohama.

2002 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)

2002 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)

Listed below are the dates and results for the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for Asia.

2006 FIFA World Cup

2006 FIFA World Cup

The 2006 FIFA World Cup, also branded as Germany 2006, was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which had won the right to host the event in July 2000. Teams representing 198 national football associations from all six populated continents participated in the qualification process which began in September 2003. Thirty-one teams qualified from this process along with hosts Germany for the finals tournament. It was the second time that Germany staged the competition and the first as a unified country along with the former East Germany with Leipzig as a host city, and the 10th time that the tournament was held in Europe.

Head-to-head record

As of 20 November 2022 after the match against  Russia.[21]

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

By confederation

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Russia national football team

Russia national football team

The Russia national football team represents the Russian Federation in men's international association football. It is controlled by the Russian Football Union, the governing body for football in Russia. Russia's home ground is the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and their head coach is Valery Karpin.

Albania national football team

Albania national football team

The Albania national football team represents Albania in men's international football, and is governed by the Albanian Football Association, the governing body for football in Albania.

Armenia national football team

Armenia national football team

The Armenia national football team represents Armenia in association football and is controlled by the Football Federation of Armenia, the governing body for football in Armenia.

Australia men's national soccer team

Australia men's national soccer team

The Australia men's national soccer team represents Australia in international men's soccer. Officially nicknamed the Socceroos, the team is controlled by the governing body for soccer in Australia, Football Australia, which is affiliated with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the regional ASEAN Football Federation (AFF).

Asian Football Confederation

Asian Football Confederation

The Asian Football Confederation is the governing body of association football, beach soccer, and futsal in some countries/territories in Asia and Oceania. It has 47 member countries most of which are located in Asia. Australia, formerly in OFC, joined AFC in 2006. Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, both territories of the United States, are also AFC members that are geographically in Oceania. The Asian Ladies Football Confederation (ALFC) was the section of AFC who managed women's association football in Asia. The group was independently founded in April 1968 in a meeting involving Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. In 1986 ALFC merged with AFC.

Azerbaijan national football team

Azerbaijan national football team

The Azerbaijan national football team is the national football team of Azerbaijan and is controlled by Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan. It represents Azerbaijan in international football competitions. The majority of Azerbaijan's home matches are held at the national stadium, Baku Olympic Stadium, with friendly matches sometimes hosted at club stadiums.

Bahrain national football team

Bahrain national football team

The Bahrain national football team represents Bahrain in international football and is controlled by the Bahrain Football Association, which was founded in 1951 and joined FIFA in 1966. They have never reached the World Cup, but have twice come within one match of doing so. Bahrain won the FIFA's most improved team award in 2004, and finished fourth in the 2004 Asian Cup, beating Uzbekistan in the quarter-finals but losing to Japan in the semi-finals 4–3. Bahrain then lost to Iran in the third-place match, thus finishing in fourth place overall. Bahrain had a golden year in 2019, winning both the WAFF Championship and the Arabian Gulf Cup for the first time, under the stewardship of Hélio Sousa.

Bangladesh national football team

Bangladesh national football team

The Bangladesh national football team is the national recognised football team of Bangladesh and is controlled by the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF). It is a member of the Asian Football Confederation, and became a member of FIFA in 1974. Even though the Bangladesh Football Federation was first founded in 1972. Bangladesh was elected as a member of the AFC Executive Committee in 1982–1986 and 1998–2002. The current Executive Committee was elected democratically, under an AFC approved constitution and direct supervision of FIFA & AFC, in October 2020.

Belarus national football team

Belarus national football team

The Belarus national football team represents Belarus in international football and is controlled by the Football Federation of Belarus, the governing body for football in Belarus. Belarus' home ground is Dinamo Stadium in Minsk. Since independence in 1991, Belarus has not yet qualified for a FIFA World Cup or UEFA European Championship.

Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team

Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team

The Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team represents Bosnia and Herzegovina in international football competitions, and is governed by the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Until 1992, Bosnian footballers played for Yugoslavia.

Burkina Faso national football team

Burkina Faso national football team

The Burkina Faso national football team, represents Burkina Faso in men's international football and is controlled by the Burkinabé Football Federation. They were known as the Upper Volta national football team until 1984, when Upper Volta became Burkina Faso. They finished fourth in the 1998 Africa Cup of Nations, when they hosted the tournament. Their best ever finish in the tournament was the 2013 edition, reaching the final.

Confederation of African Football

Confederation of African Football

The Confederation of African Football, or CAF for short, is the administrative and controlling body for association football, futsal and beach soccer in Africa. It was established on 8 February 1957 at the Grand Hotel in Khartoum, Sudan by the national football associations of Egypt, Ethiopia, South Africa and Sudan, following formal discussions between the aforementioned associations at the FIFA Congress held on 7 June 1956 at Avenida Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal.

FIFA ranking history

Rank Date
Best Rank 45 Nov. 2006 – Jan. 2007
Current Rank 77 October 2022
Worst Rank 119 November 1996
  • FIFA-ranking yearly averages for Uzbekistan (1994–2022)[22]
As of 6 October 2022

Honours

International titles

Continental titles

Friendly titles

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Afro-Asian Cup of Nations

Afro-Asian Cup of Nations

The Afro-Asian Cup of Nations, also called the AFC Asia/Africa Challenge Cup, was an intercontinental football competition endorsed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), contested between representative nations from these confederations, usually the winners of the Africa Cup of Nations and the winners of the AFC Asian Cup or the Asian Games. All editions were official competitions of CAF and AFC and indirectly also of FIFA. For FIFA statute, official competitions are those for representative teams organized by FIFA or any confederation. The most successful team is Japan with 2 championships.

1995 Afro-Asian Cup of Nations

1995 Afro-Asian Cup of Nations

The 1995 Afro-Asian Cup of Nations was the sixth edition of the Afro-Asian Cup of Nations, it was contested between Uzbekistan, winners of the 1994 Asian Games, and Nigeria, winners of the 1994 African Cup of Nations. Nigeria won 4–2 on aggregate.

Asian Games

Asian Games

The Asian Games, also known as Asiad, is a continental multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. The Games were regulated by the Asian Games Federation (AGF) from the first Games in New Delhi, India, until the 1978 Games. Since the 1982 Games, they have been organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), after the breakup of the Asian Games Federation. The Games are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and are described as the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games.

Football at the 1994 Asian Games

Football at the 1994 Asian Games

Football at the 1994 Asian Games was held in Hiroshima, Japan from 1 to 16 October 1994. The Asian Football Confederation suggested that only under-23 teams should be entered, which meant that all the players had to be born after January 1, 1971. But this was ignored by all participants except Saudi Arabia.

Nowruz Cup

Nowruz Cup

The Nowruz Cup or Navruz Cup is an international exhibition association football tournament organised by CAFA.

Merdeka Tournament

Merdeka Tournament

Merdeka Tournament or Pestabola Merdeka is a friendly football tournament held in Malaysia to commemorate the Independence Day. The competition bears the Malay word for independence. As of 2022, it has been held 40 times, and decreasingly in recent decades. Matches in Merdeka tournament considered International "A" matches by FIFA.

2001 Merdeka Tournament

2001 Merdeka Tournament

The 2001 Merdeka Tournament is the 37th editions of the Merdeka Tournament and was held on 21 to 30 June 2001.

China Cup

China Cup

The China Cup International Football Championship is an annual association football tournament organized in China by Wanda Sports Holdings. The Championship was inaugurated in 2017 as a single-elimination tournament with four national teams, of which one is China, the host. It is planned to build up to eight teams.

2019 China Cup

2019 China Cup

The 2019 Gree China Cup International Football Championship was the third edition of the China Cup, an international football tournament held in China annually. It took place from 21 to 25 March 2019 in Nanning, Guangxi, China.

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