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The Azerbaijan national futsal team is the national futsal team of Azerbaijan and is controlled by the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan. It represents Azerbaijan in international futsal competitions such as the FIFA Futsal World Cup and the European Championships. They are ranked 11th in the world, the highest-ranking team from Caucasus in the World Rankings.[2]

Azerbaijan
Nickname(s)Milli (The National Team)
AssociationAFFA
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachBrazil Miltinho
CaptainRizvan Farzaliyev
Most capsRizvan Farzaliyev (42)
Top scorerVitaliy Borisov (23)
FIFA codeAZE
FIFA ranking11 [1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Poland Poland 4–6 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
(Goirle, Netherlands; 23 October 1995)
Biggest win
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 2–14 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
(Tbilisi, Georgia; 28 July 2002)
Biggest defeat
Czech Republic Czech Republic 10–2 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
(Enschede, Netherlands; 27 October 1995)
World Cup
Appearances1 (First in 2016)
Best resultQuarterfinals, 2016
European Championship
Appearances5 (First in 2010)
Best result4th place, (2010)

Azerbaijan had never qualified for the FIFA Futsal World Cup until 2016, but they have participated in the last five editions of the European Championship.

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HistoryEdit

RecentlyEdit

Azerbaijan's first appearance at the big level came during the 2010 UEFA Futsal Championship. They were unbeaten in qualifying and finished second to Portugal in their group, and only then after conceding a late equalizer against the 2007 semi-finalists.[3] Alesio has put together a potent blend of naturalized South Americans and local talent like Vitaliy Borisov and the Brazilian coach and much of the Azerbaijan squad are involved with champion club Araz Naxçivan, who in November won through to this spring's four-team UEFA Futsal Cup finals.[4][5] Despite finishing in fourth place, Azerbaijan's finals run was the best showing by a debutant since the inaugural UEFA Futsal Championship tournament.[6] Azerbaijan's Biro Jade won the Golden Boot award as joint top scorer with five goals.[7][8]

Tournament recordsEdit

FIFA Futsal World CupEdit

FIFA World Cup Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Netherlands 1989 Did not enter - - - - - -
Hong Kong 1992 Did not enter - - - - - -
Spain 1996 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Guatemala 2000 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Chinese Taipei 2004 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Brazil 2008 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Thailand 2012 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Colombia 2016 Quarterfinals 5 2 1 2 25 18
Lithuania 2020 To be determined - - - - - -
Total 1/9 5 2 1 2 25 18

FIFA Futsal World Cup QualificationEdit

FIFA Futsal World Cup qualification record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
1989 to 1992 Did not enter - - - - - -
Spain 1996 Did not qualify 5 1 0 4 12 25
Guatemala 2000 Did not qualify 4 1 1 2 19 22
Chinese Taipei 2004 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 5 10
Brazil 2008 Did not qualify 3 2 0 1 15 6
Thailand 2012 Did not qualify 5 2 1 2 18 10
Colombia 2016 Quarterfinals 5 3 2 0 23 18
Total 6/8 24 9 4 11 92 91

UEFA European Futsal ChampionshipEdit

UEFA European Futsal Championship Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Spain 1996 Did not enter - - - - - -
Spain 1999 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Russia 2001 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Italy 2003 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Czech Republic 2005 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Portugal 2007 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Hungary 2010 4th place 5 2 2 1 18 13
Croatia 2012 10th place 2 0 0 2 9 13
Belgium 2014 9th place 2 1 0 1 7 13
Serbia 2016 8th place 3 1 0 2 8 14
Slovenia 2018 Quarter-finals - - - - - -
Total 5/11 12 4 2 6 42 53

UEFA European Futsal Championship QualificationEdit

UEFA European Futsal Championship Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Spain 1996 Did not enter - - - - - -
Spain 1999 Did not qualify 2 0 2 0 4 4
Russia 2001 Did not qualify 3 1 1 1 12 8
Italy 2003 Did not qualify 3 1 0 2 5 8
Czech Republic 2005 Did not qualify 3 1 0 2 8 10
Portugal 2007 Did not qualify 3 1 2 0 17 12
Hungary 2010 qualified 3 2 1 0 12 7
Croatia 2012 qualified 3 2 0 1 13 13
Belgium 2014 qualified 3 3 0 0 11 3
Serbia 2016 qualified 5 3 1 1 20 8
Slovenia 2018 qualified 3 3 0 0 16 5
Total 10/11 31 17 7 7 119 78

Minor tournamentEdit

this table consist of only senior A team Results (not include Youth and club match results)

Four/Three Nations Cup record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA Dif Pts
  2002 Tbilisi Cup Third place 2 1 0 1 15 7 +8 3
  2007 Izmir Cup Champions 3 3 0 0 19 7 +12 9
  2008 Baku Cup Champions 2 2 0 0 7 4 +3 6
  2009-1 Baku Cup Champions 2 2 0 0 10 4 +6 6
  2009-2 Baku Cup Champions 2 2 0 0 11 3 +8 6
  2011 Baku Cup Champions 3 3 0 0 15 4 +11 9
  2012 Baku Cup Runners-up 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
  2013 Baku Cup Champions 3 3 0 0 14 3 +11 9
  2014 Tashkent Cup Runners-up 3 2 0 1 9 8 +1 6
  2015 Cupa FMF Cup Runners-up 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Total 10/10 24 19 2 3 108 48 +60 58

All time general statistics record/Overview of resultsEdit

  • As a 15 Nov 2016
Tournament Pld W D L GS GA Dif Pts
FIFA World Cup Record 5 2 1 2 25 18 +7 7
FIFA World Cup Qualification Record 24 9 4 11 92 91 +1 31
European Championship Record 12 4 2 6 42 53 -11 14
European Championship Qualification Record 28 14 7 7 103 73 +40 49
Minor Tournament Record 24 19 2 3 108 48 +60 59
Friendly Match Record 36 17 8 11 105 90 +15 59
Total 129 65 24 40 475 373 +102 219

Current squadEdit

Squad chosen for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Emin Kurdov (1984-07-10)10 July 1984 (aged 32)   EKOL Baku
2 1GK Elnur Zamanov (1981-05-17)17 May 1981 (aged 35)   Neftchi Baku
3 4FW Thiago Bolinha (1987-02-19)19 February 1987 (aged 29)   Araz Naxçivan
4 4FW Isa Atayev (1989-08-07)7 August 1989 (aged 27)   Araz Naxçivan
5 4FW Fineo (1987-04-10)10 April 1987 (aged 29)   Araz Naxçivan
6 4FW Eduardo (1986-10-14)14 October 1986 (aged 29)   Araz Naxçivan
7 4FW Ramiz Chovdarov (1990-07-28)28 July 1990 (aged 26)   Araz Naxçivan
8 2DF Rizvan Farzaliyev (1979-09-01)1 September 1979 (aged 37)   Araz Naxçivan
9 4FW Fábio Poletto (1989-02-13)13 February 1989 (aged 27)   Araz Naxçivan
10 2DF Vassoura (1985-04-26)26 April 1985 (aged 31)   Araz Naxçivan
11 2DF Khatai Baghirov (1987-08-15)15 August 1987 (aged 29)   Araz Naxçivan
12 1GK Rovshan Huseynli (1991-04-03)3 April 1991 (aged 25)   Araz Naxçivan
13 2DF Gallo (1987-12-04)4 December 1987 (aged 28)   Araz Naxçivan
14 4FW Vitaliy Borisov (1982-07-05)5 July 1982 (aged 34)   Ekonomac

Results and FixturesEdit

2016Edit










ManagersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Futsal World Ranking
  2. ^ Главный тренер футзальной сборной посвятил победу азербайджанскому народу (in Russian). 1news.az. Archived from the original on 25 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-22.
  3. ^ Azerbaijan’s futsal team to debut in European championship Archived January 24, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Futsal EURO preview: Group A Archived January 15, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Czechs fear transformed Azeris Archived January 22, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Czech Republic turn tables for third place Archived February 1, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Spain claim third straight futsal title
  8. ^ Quartet share adidas Golden Boot

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