(The White Falcons)
|Association||Football Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic|
|CAFA (Central Asia)|
|Head coach||Aleksandr Krestinin|
|Most caps||Vadim Kharchenko (51)|
|Top scorer||Anton Zemlianukhin (13)|
|Home stadium||Dolen Omurzakov Stadium|
|Current||96 (10 December 2020)|
|Highest||75 (April-May 2018)|
|Lowest||201 (March 2013)|
| Uzbekistan 3-0 Kyrgyzstan |
(Tashkent, Uzbekistan; 23 August 1992)
| Kyrgyzstan 7-0 Myanmar |
(Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; 10 October 2019)
| Iran 7-0 Kyrgyzstan |
(Damascus, Syria; 4 June 1997)
|Appearances||1 (first in 2019)|
|Best result||Round of 16 (2019)|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2000)|
|Best result||Group stage (1 times)|
|AFC Challenge Cup|
|Appearances||3 (first in 2006)|
|Best result||Third place (2006)|
The Kyrgyz Republic national football team (Kyrgyz: ? (K?rg?z Respublikas?n?n uluttuk kurama komandas?); Russian: ? ? (Sbornaya Kirgizii po Futbolu)) represents Kyrgyzstan in international football and is controlled by the Football Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic, a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Central Asian Football Association.
After the breakup of the Soviet Union and declaration of its independence, Kyrgyzstan became a fully recognized FIFA and AFC member. They played their first match away in Tashkent, against Uzbekistan on 23 August 1992 in the Central Asia Tournament, losing 3-0.
In April 1994, Kyrgyzstan played other Central Asian teams in a tournament in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. On 13 April they lost 5-1 to Turkmenistan, then on 15 April 1-0 to Tajikistan. On 17 April they drew 0-0 against Kazakhstan before losing 3-0 to the hosts two days later.
Kyrgyzstan continues to struggle, due to little interests of developing football in the Republic. In a span of 20 years, the national team had got no more than 38 matches, with a win rate 26,3%. Lack of basic developments when comparing to its Central Asian neighbors made Kyrgyzstan remained backward behind Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Despite this, Kyrgyzstan still managed to achieve some significant results, such as winning bronze in the 2006 AFC Challenge Cup.
With the arrival of Sergey Dvoryankov, the team had witnessed a surge. Dvoryankov made change calling and naturalizing a number of foreign players into the national team of Kyrgyzstan such as Ghana's David Tetteh, Elijah Ari and Daniel Tagoe; Cameroon's Claude Maka Kum; Germany's Viktor Maier, Vitalij Lux, Viktor Kelm and Edgar Bernhardt; as well as calling more Kyrgyz-born Russian and German players to play for the team. As for the result, Kyrgyzstan's football dramatically improved. The White Falcons had made up significantly good result during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification, when Kyrgyzstan managed to defeat its long time neighbor-rival, Tajikistan, or defeating Jordan, which team had also beaten Australia before, as well as managed to play well against Asian champions Australia despite losing both matches.
Under another Russian manager, Aleksandr Krestinin, Kyrgyzstan is heading to qualify for its first ever AFC Asian Cup since independence, when they placed themselves against India, Myanmar and Macau. On 22 March 2018, after thrashing Myanmar 5-1, Kyrgyzstan had finally qualified for their first ever AFC Asian Cup in the history.
Kyrgyzstan was grouped with South Korea, China and the Philippines, all have better head-to-head records against theirs. The underdog's performance: losing to China and South Korea both by just one goal margin, before cruising against the Philippines 3-1 to progress as one of the best third-place team in their maiden debut. In the knockout stage, despite facing the host UAE, Kyrgyzstan played with full fighting spirit only to lose 2-3 after 120'.
|FIFA World Cup||FIFA World Cup qualification|
|1994||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|1998||Did not qualify||5||3||0||2||12||11|
|2022||To be determined||To be determined|
|1||Australia||8||7||0||1||29||4||+25||21||Third round and Asian Cup|
|2||Jordan||8||5||1||2||21||7||+14||16||Asian Cup qualifying third round|
|4||Tajikistan||8||1||2||5||9||20||−11||5||Asian Cup qualifying play-off round|
|AFC Asian Cup||AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|1996||Did not qualify||4||1||0||3||3||7|
|2007||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|2011||Did not qualify||2008 & 2010 AFC Challenge Cup|
|2015||2012 & 2014 AFC Challenge Cup|
|2019||Round of 16||15th||4||1||0||3||6||7||14||8||3||3||26||17|
|2023||To be determined||To be determined|
|Host nation(s) / year||Round||Pld||W||D||L||GS||GA|
In 2006, Kyrgyzstan took part in the inaugural ELF Cup in Northern Cyprus. This competition was originally intended to be for teams that were not members of FIFA; however, the organisers extended invitations to both Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, who were both represented by their national futsal teams.
|Year||Round||Position||Matches||Wins||Draws*||Losses||Goals Scored||Goals Against|
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
|Head coach||Aleksandr Krestinin|
|Assistant coach|| Nikolai Yuzhanin |
|Goalkeeping coach||Zakir Jalilov|
|Fitness coach||Dmitry Gureev|
|Executive director||Yevgeniy Frolov|
9 November 2019 Friendly Match Uzbekistan
Match date: 14 & 19 November 2019
Opposition: Japan & Tajikistan
Competition: 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification - AFC Second Round
Caps and goals updated as of 19 November 2019.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Pavel Matyash||11 July 1987||43||0||Alga Bishkek|
|13||GK||Kutman Kadyrbekov||13 June 1997||4||0||Dordoi Bishkek|
|16||GK||Valery Kashuba||14 September 1984||23||0||Dordoi Bishkek|
|2||DF||Valery Kichin||12 October 1992||33||2||Torpedo Moscow|
|3||DF||Tamirlan Kozubaev||1 July 1994||27||2||Persita Tangerang|
|4||DF||Mustafa Iusupov||1 July 1995||9||0||Dordoi Bishkek|
|5||DF||Aizar Akmatov||24 August 1998||4||0||Alga Bishkek|
|6||DF||Viktor Maier||16 May 1990||21||1||Wiedenbrück|
|7||DF||Azamat Baimatov||3 December 1989||32||4||Kuala Lumpur|
|14||DF||Aleksandr Mishchenko||30 July 1997||3||0||Dordoi Bishkek|
|17||DF||Akram Umarov||7 February 1994||2||0||Neftchi Kochkor-Ata|
|8||MF||Gulzhigit Alykulov||25 November 2000||6||2||Kairat Almaty|
|9||MF||Edgar Bernhardt||30 March 1986||37||4||Dordoi Bishkek|
|11||MF||Bekzhan Sagynbaev||11 September 1994||19||4||Dordoi Bishkek|
|12||MF||Odiljon Abdurakhmanov||18 March 1996||11||0||Alay|
|15||MF||Murolimzhon Akhmedov||5 January 1992||10||0||Saif SC|
|18||MF||Kairat Zhyrgalbek Uulu||13 June 1993||41||2||Dordoi Bishkek|
|20||MF||Bakhtiyar Duyshobekov||3 June 1995||28||1||Bashundhara Kings|
|21||MF||Farhat Musabekov||3 January 1994||35||1||Dordoi Bishkek|
|22||MF||Alimardon Shukurov||28 September 1999||8||2||Boluspor|
|23||MF||Akhlidin Israilov||16 September 1994||25||2||Samut Sakhon|
|10||FW||Mirlan Murzaev||29 March 1990||46||10||Dordoi Bishkek|
|19||FW||Vitalij Lux||27 February 1989||31||8||SSV Ulm 1846|
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
INJ Withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
|Meklis Koshaliyev||August 1992||February 1996||15||1||3||11||6.67|
|Yevgeniy Novikov||June 1997||February 2001||19||4||1||14||21.05|
|Nematjan Zakirov||March 2003||March 2006||12||4||2||6||33.33|
|Boris Podkorytov||March 2006||December 2006||6||3||0||3||50.00|
|Nematjan Zakirov||January 2007||December 2008||12||4||0||8||33.33|
|Anarbek Ormonbekov||January 2009||May 2011||13||3||3||7||23.08|
|Murat Jumakeev||May 2011||September 2012||3||0||0||3||0.00|
|Sergey Dvoryankov||September 2012||May 2014||6||3||1||2||50.00|
|Mirlan Eshenov (Caretaker)||May 2014||October 2014||3||0||0||3||0.00|
|Aleksandr Krestinin||October 2014||Presenta||41||16||7||18||39.02|
a Accurate up to and including 6 December 2017.
The principal rival of the Kyrgyzstan national football team is the culturally, as well as the northern geographical neighbor of Kyrgyzstan -- Kazakhstan national football team. The matches between these two teams are of great importance for the fans of both teams, and the matches with the participation of these teams turn into a full house among the fans. Also, the matches with the Tajikistan national football team -- with the southern neighbor of Kyrgyzstan, as well as with other Central Asian teams (national teams of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan) have some principle.