Belarus national football team


Belarus national football team

Infobox National football team
Name = Belarus
Badge = Belarus football federation.png FIFA Trigramme = BLR
Nickname =
Association = Football Federation of Belarus
Confederation = UEFA (Europe)
Coach = Flagicon|Germany Bernd Stange (2007-)
Captain = Aliaksandr Hleb
Most caps = Sergei Gurenko (80)
Top scorer = Maxim Romaschenko (20)
Home Stadium = Dinamo Stadium
FIFA Rank = 57|1st ranking date = August 1993
FIFA max = 57
FIFA max date = June-August 2008
FIFA min = 142
FIFA min date = March 1994
Elo Rank = T65

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First game = Flagicon|Lithuania Lithuania 1 - 1 Belarus Flagicon|Belarus|1991 (Vilnius, Lithuania; July 20, 1992)
Largest win = Flagicon|Belarus Belarus 5 - 0 Lithuania Flagicon|Lithuania (Minsk, Belarus; June 7, 1998)
Largest loss = Flagicon|Austria Austria 5 - 0 Belarus Flagicon|Belarus (Innsbruck, Austria; June 11, 2003)

The Belarus national football team is the national football team of Belarus and is controlled by the Football Federation of Belarus. After the split of Soviet Union, they played their first match against Lithuania on July 20, 1992 and had their first win in a match versus Luxembourg on October 12, 1994. Before that, Belarus players played for the USSR national football team. Belarus have never qualified for either FIFA World Cup, or UEFA European Championship. However, under legendary coach Eduard Malofeev, the team came very close of playing Germany in knockout round to qualify for the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea, but were defeated by Wales in the last group stage match, missing the chance to pass Ukraine, who tied their last game, for the second place, and to finish behind only Poland. Belorussians, however, are more successful in minor tournaments. In 2002 the team passed Russia and Ukraine to win the "LG Cup". In 2004 and 2008, they won 12th and 14th editions of Malta International Football Tournament respectively. The first with its Olympic Squad and the later with the first team (many starters were only available for the last game vs Malta).

Home Venue

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

Matches

Last Games

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* This was also a farewell match for all Belarusian football veterans, who have had 25+ caps for the national side.

2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification

2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification

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Next Games

2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification

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2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification

2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification

2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification

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Qualifying campaigns

quad

Last Call Up

The following players have been called up for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification match vs England, that will take place on October 15, 2008.

Caps and goals are correct as of September 10, 2008.

Goalkeepers

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

tarting Lineup

The 4-4-2 Diamond Formation used by Belarus under Bernd Stange.

Recent call-up

The following players have also been called up to the Belarus squad in 2008.

Players

Most Capped Players

Footballers with 50+ caps for the national side

References

External links

* [http://www.bff.by/ Belarus Federation of Football] ru icon
* [http://www.football.by Football.by] ru icon
* [http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Track/8134/belfut.html?200610 Byelorussian Football (1992-1999)]


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