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Kyrgyzstan National Football Team

Kyrgyz Republic
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)
(The White Falcons)
AssociationFootball Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
CAFA (Central Asia)
Head coachAleksandr Krestinin
CaptainValery Kichin
Most capsVadim Kharchenko (51)
Top scorerAnton Zemlianukhin (13)
Home stadiumDolen Omurzakov Stadium
FIFA codeKGZ
FIFA ranking
Current 96 Steady(10 December 2020)[1]
Highest75 (April-May 2018)
Lowest201 (March 2013)
First international
 Uzbekistan 3-0 Kyrgyzstan 
(Tashkent, Uzbekistan; 23 August 1992)[2]
Biggest win
 Kyrgyzstan 7-0 Myanmar 
(Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; 10 October 2019)
Biggest defeat
 Iran 7-0 Kyrgyzstan 
(Damascus, Syria; 4 June 1997)
Asian Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2019)
Best resultRound of 16 (2019)
WAFF Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2000)
Best resultGroup stage (1 times)
AFC Challenge Cup
Appearances3 (first in 2006)
Best resultThird 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.

History

1992 to 2010: Rough unfolding

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 June 1993, Kyrgyzstan travelled to Tehran, Iran for the 1993 ECO Cup. They lost 3-2 on 6 June to Azerbaijan and then drew 1-1 two days later against Tajikistan.

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.[2]

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.

Since 2010s: The dawn

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.

2019 AFC Asian Cup

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'.

Competitions

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup FIFA World Cup qualification
Year Result Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
United States 1994 Did not enter Did not enter
France 1998 Did not qualify 5 3 0 2 12 11
South Korea Japan 2002 6 1 1 4 3 9
Germany 2006 8 3 1 4 11 12
South Africa 2010 2 1 0 1 2 2
Brazil 2014 2 0 0 2 0 7
Russia 2018 8 4 2 2 10 8
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026
Total - 0/23 - - - - - - 31 12 5 15 38 49

2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
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
3  Kyrgyzstan 8 4 2 2 10 8 +2 14
4  Tajikistan 8 1 2 5 9 20 −11 5 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round
5  Bangladesh 8 0 1 7 2 32 −30 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

Asian Cup record

AFC Asian Cup AFC Asian Cup qualification
Year Result Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
United Arab Emirates 1996 Did not qualify 4 1 0 3 3 7
Lebanon 2000 3 0 0 3 3 11
China 2004 2 1 0 1 3 2
IndonesiaMalaysiaThailandVietnam 2007 Did not enter Did not enter
Qatar 2011 Did not qualify 2008 & 2010 AFC Challenge Cup
Australia 2015 2012 & 2014 AFC Challenge Cup
United Arab Emirates 2019 Round of 16 15th 4 1 0 3 6 7 14 8 3 3 26 17
China 2023 To be determined To be determined
Total 1/17 15th 4 1 0 3 6 7 23 10 3 10 35 37

AFC Challenge Cup record

West Asian Championship

Host nation(s) / year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Jordan 2000 Group stage 3 0 0 3 0 8
Total 1/8 3 0 0 3 0 8

ELF Cup

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
2006 Semi-finals 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 5 2 1 2 11 8

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Recent fixtures and results

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

2019

2020

13 October 2020 (2020-10-13) 2022 FWCQ R2 Myanmar  v  Kyrgyzstan Mandalay, Myanmar
Stadium: Mandalarthiri Stadium
12 November 2020 (2020-11-12) 2022 FWCQ R2 Kyrgyzstan  v  Mongolia Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Stadium: Dolen Omurzakov Stadium
17 November 2020 (2020-11-17) 2022 FWCQ R2 Japan  v  Kyrgyzstan Suita, Japan
Stadium: Panasonic Stadium

Coaching staff

As of 10 January 2019[4]
Head coach Russia Aleksandr Krestinin
Assistant coach Russia Nikolai Yuzhanin
Kyrgyzstan Vladimir Salo
Kyrgyzstan Igor Kudrenko
Kyrgyzstan Talant Samsaliev
Goalkeeping coach Kyrgyzstan Zakir Jalilov
Fitness coach Russia Dmitry Gureev
Executive director Russia Yevgeniy Frolov
Administrator Kyrgyzstan Azamat Alykulov
Medical Kyrgyzstan Nurbek Ismailov

Players

Current squad

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 1GK Pavel Matyash (1987-07-11) 11 July 1987 (age 33) 43 0 Kyrgyzstan Alga Bishkek
13 1GK Kutman Kadyrbekov (1997-06-13) 13 June 1997 (age 23) 4 0 Kyrgyzstan Dordoi Bishkek
16 1GK Valery Kashuba (1984-09-14) 14 September 1984 (age 36) 23 0 Kyrgyzstan Dordoi Bishkek

2 2DF Valery Kichin (1992-10-12) 12 October 1992 (age 28) 33 2 Russia Torpedo Moscow
3 2DF Tamirlan Kozubaev (1994-07-01) 1 July 1994 (age 26) 27 2 Indonesia Persita Tangerang
4 2DF Mustafa Iusupov (1995-07-01) 1 July 1995 (age 25) 9 0 Kyrgyzstan Dordoi Bishkek
5 2DF Aizar Akmatov (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998 (age 22) 4 0 Kyrgyzstan Alga Bishkek
6 2DF Viktor Maier (1990-05-16) 16 May 1990 (age 30) 21 1 Germany Wiedenbrück
7 2DF Azamat Baimatov (1989-12-03) 3 December 1989 (age 31) 32 4 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
14 2DF Aleksandr Mishchenko (1997-07-30) 30 July 1997 (age 23) 3 0 Kyrgyzstan Dordoi Bishkek
17 2DF Akram Umarov (1994-02-07) 7 February 1994 (age 26) 2 0 Kyrgyzstan Neftchi Kochkor-Ata

8 3MF Gulzhigit Alykulov (2000-11-25) 25 November 2000 (age 20) 6 2 Kazakhstan Kairat Almaty
9 3MF Edgar Bernhardt (1986-03-30) 30 March 1986 (age 34) 37 4 Kyrgyzstan Dordoi Bishkek
11 3MF Bekzhan Sagynbaev (1994-09-11) 11 September 1994 (age 26) 19 4 Kyrgyzstan Dordoi Bishkek
12 3MF Odiljon Abdurakhmanov (1996-03-18) 18 March 1996 (age 24) 11 0 Kyrgyzstan Alay
15 3MF Murolimzhon Akhmedov (1992-01-05) 5 January 1992 (age 29) 10 0 Bangladesh Saif SC
18 3MF Kairat Zhyrgalbek Uulu (1993-06-13) 13 June 1993 (age 27) 41 2 Kyrgyzstan Dordoi Bishkek
20 3MF Bakhtiyar Duyshobekov (1995-06-03) 3 June 1995 (age 25) 28 1 Bangladesh Bashundhara Kings
21 3MF Farhat Musabekov (1994-01-03) 3 January 1994 (age 27) 35 1 Kyrgyzstan Dordoi Bishkek
22 3MF Alimardon Shukurov (1999-09-28) 28 September 1999 (age 21) 8 2 Turkey Boluspor
23 3MF Akhlidin Israilov (1994-09-16) 16 September 1994 (age 26) 25 2 Thailand Samut Sakhon

10 4FW Mirlan Murzaev (1990-03-29) 29 March 1990 (age 30) 46 10 Kyrgyzstan Dordoi Bishkek
19 4FW Vitalij Lux (1989-02-27) 27 February 1989 (age 31) 31 8 Germany SSV Ulm 1846

Recent call ups

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up



INJ Withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.

Records

As of match played 19 November 2019[5]
Players in bold text are still active.

Coaches

Manager From To Record
G W D L Win %
Kyrgyzstan Meklis Koshaliyev August 1992 February 1996 15 1 3 11 006.67
Kyrgyzstan Yevgeniy Novikov June 1997 February 2001 19 4 1 14 021.05
Kyrgyzstan Nematjan Zakirov March 2003 March 2006 12 4 2 6 033.33
Kyrgyzstan Boris Podkorytov March 2006 December 2006 6 3 0 3 050.00
Kyrgyzstan Nematjan Zakirov January 2007 December 2008 12 4 0 8 033.33
Kyrgyzstan Anarbek Ormonbekov January 2009 May 2011 13 3 3 7 023.08
Kyrgyzstan Murat Jumakeev May 2011 September 2012 3 0 0 3 000.00
Russia Sergey Dvoryankov September 2012 May 2014 6 3 1 2 050.00
Kyrgyzstan Mirlan Eshenov (Caretaker) May 2014 October 2014 3 0 0 3 000.00
Russia Aleksandr Krestinin October 2014 Presenta 41 16 7 18 039.02
Total 110 32 14 64 029.09

a Accurate up to and including 6 December 2017.

Rivalries

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.

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 10 December 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ a b Hyung-Jin, Yoon (30 April 2006). "Kyrgyzstan International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 10 December 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ ? (in Russian). Football Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic. 6 January 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ Mamrud, Roberto. "Kyrgyzstan - Record International Players". RSSSF.

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