- Belarus national football team
Infobox National football team
Name = Belarus
Badge = Belarus football federation.png
FIFA Trigramme = BLR
Football Federation of Belarus
Coach = Flagicon|Germany
Bernd Stange( 2007-)
Most caps =
Top scorer =
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
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
Belarusand is controlled by the Football Federation of Belarus. After the split of Soviet Union, they played their first match against Lithuania on July 20, 1992and 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 Japanand 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).
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 qualifyingmatch vs Luxembourg on October 13, 2008at Central Stadionin Gomelwhich Belarus lost 0:1 in closing minutes.
* This was also a farewell match for all Belarusian football veterans, who have had 25+ caps for the national side.
Last Call Up
Caps and goals are correct as of
September 10, 2008.
The 4-4-2 Diamond Formation used by Belarus under Bernd Stange.
The following players have also been called up to the Belarus squad in 2008.
Most Capped Players
Footballers with 50+ caps for the national side
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