Belarus national under-21 football team

The Belarus national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Belarus and is controlled by the Football Federation of Belarus. The team competes in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, held every two years.

Belarus U-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationFootball Federation of Belarus
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachSergey Yaromko
Home stadiumCiti Stadium (Borisov)
FIFA codeBLR
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Moldova 0–1 Belarus Belarus
(Chişinău, Moldova; 30 August 1992)
Biggest win
 Belarus 10–0 Gibraltar 
(Zhodino, Belarus; 8 June 2019)
Biggest defeat
 Russia 7–0 Belarus Belarus
(Moscow, Russia; 31 May 2017)
Belarus Belarus 0–7 Netherlands 
(Zhodino, Belarus; 4 September 2020)
UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2004)
Best resultThird place (2011)

HistoryEdit

Over the years the team archived some notable results, in comparison with Belarus senior team. They have qualified for the final round of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship three times. At first two attempts (2004 in Germany and 2009 in Sweden) the team was unable to advance past group stage.

In 2011 Belarus made its third appearance in the final stage of U21 Euro (staged in Denmark). They advanced to semifinal with only one win (against Iceland) and two losses (against Denmark and Switzerland) and having better 3-way head-to-head record against Iceland and Denmark (as all three teams had identical overall results). The team was close to reaching the final as they were leading 1–0 up to the last minutes of the semifinal game against Spain until they conceded an equalizer at the 89th minute and ultimately lost 1–3 in the extra time. They have beaten Czech Republic 1–0 in the third-place match and qualified for the Men's Football Tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

European Championship recordEdit

UEFA European Under-21 Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1976–1992 Part of   Soviet Union
  1994 Did not enter
  1996 Did not qualify
  1998
  2000
  2002
  2004 Group stage 5th 3 1 1 1 4 4
  2006 Did not qualify
  2007
  2009 Group stage 7th 3 0 1 2 2 7
  2011 Third place 3rd 5 2 0 3 5 8
  2013 Did not qualify
  2015
  2017
   2019
   2021
Total Third place 3/14 11 3 2 6 11 19

UEFA U-21 Euro 2021 qualificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   Netherlands 10 9 0 1 46 5 +41 27[a] Final tournament 4–2 2–0 5–0 5–1 5–0
2   Portugal 10 9 0 1 29 9 +20 27[a] 2–1 4–1 3–0 2–1 4–0
3   Norway 8 3 1 4 14 16 −2 10 0–4 2–3 Canc. 2–1 6–0
4   Belarus 9 2 2 5 15 21 −6 8 0–7 0–2 1–1 1–2 10–0
5   Cyprus 9 2 1 6 8 24 −16 7 0–7 0–4 1–2 1–1 1–0
6   Gibraltar 8 0 0 8 0 37 −37 0 0–6 0–3 Canc. 0–2 Canc.
Updated to match(es) played on 18 November 2020. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Ranked on head-to-head goal difference: Netherlands +1, Portugal −1.

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for the 2021 U21 Euro qualifiers against Portugal, Netherlands and Norway on 12, 15 and 18 November 2020. Match against Norway was cancelled due to COVID-19-related restrictions and no impact on the qualification outcome.

Caps and goals are correct as of 15 November 2020, after the match against Portugal.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Pavel Pavlyuchenko (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 23) 12 0   Dinamo Brest
1GK Maksim Plotnikov (1998-01-28) 28 January 1998 (age 23) 4 0   Dinamo Minsk
1GK Artem Makavchik (2000-07-14) 14 July 2000 (age 20) 0 0   Energetik-BGU Minsk
2DF Gleb Shevchenko (1999-02-17) 17 February 1999 (age 22) 12 0   Slavia Mozyr
2DF Artem Shkurdyuk (1998-08-20) 20 August 1998 (age 22) 11 1   Energetik-BGU Minsk
2DF Danila Nechayev (1999-10-30) 30 October 1999 (age 21) 4 0   Belshina Bobruisk
2DF Daniil Miroshnikov (2000-11-01) 1 November 2000 (age 20) 3 0   Energetik-BGU Minsk
2DF Vladislav Solanovich (1999-05-25) 25 May 1999 (age 21) 3 0   Belshina Bobruisk
2DF Dmitri Prischepa (2001-06-21) 21 June 2001 (age 19) 3 0   Minsk
2DF Vladislav Malkevich (1999-12-04) 4 December 1999 (age 21) 3 0   Slavia Mozyr
3MF Pavel Sedko (1998-04-03) 3 April 1998 (age 22) 12 1   Dinamo Brest
3MF Denis Grechikho (1999-05-22) 22 May 1999 (age 21) 11 2   Rukh Brest
3MF Syarhey Volkaw (1999-01-27) 27 January 1999 (age 22) 8 0   Vitebsk
3MF Maksim Myakish (2000-03-03) 3 March 2000 (age 21) 8 0   BATE Borisov
3MF Dzmitry Baradzin (1999-07-19) 19 July 1999 (age 21) 8 0   Isloch Minsk Raion
3MF Artsyom Pyatrenka (2000-03-01) 1 March 2000 (age 21) 6 1   Rukh Brest
3MF Roman Vegerya (2000-07-14) 14 July 2000 (age 20) 6 0   Neman Grodno
3MF Roman Davyskiba (2001-03-31) 31 March 2001 (age 19) 3 1   Dinamo Minsk
4FW Yegor Bogomolskiy (2000-06-03) 3 June 2000 (age 20) 3 0   Rukh Brest

Recent call-upEdit

The following players were called up for U21 team during last 12 months:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Stanislav Kleschuk (2000-04-11) 11 April 2000 (age 20) 1 0   Krumkachy Minsk v. Portugal (12 November 2020) PRE
GK Denis Shpakovskiy (2001-05-26) 26 May 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Dinamo Minsk v. Portugal (12 November 2020) PRE
GK Aleksandr Svirskiy (1999-02-28) 28 February 1999 (age 22) 0 0   Sputnik Rechitsa v. Netherlands (4 September 2020) PRE
DF Maksim Shvyatsow (1998-04-02) 2 April 1998 (age 22) 13 0   Dinamo Minsk v. Portugal (12 November 2020) COV
DF Vladislav Lyakh (1999-08-13) 13 August 1999 (age 21) 4 0   Lokomotiv Gomel v. Portugal (12 November 2020) COV
DF Ilya Lukashevich (1998-08-01) 1 August 1998 (age 22) 9 0   Gorodeya v. Portugal (12 November 2020) PRE
DF Konstantin Kuchinskiy (1998-07-15) 15 July 1998 (age 22) 7 0   Belshina Bobruisk v. Cyprus (9 October 2020) PRE
DF Aleksandr Svirepa (1999-08-24) 24 August 1999 (age 21) 1 0   Energetik-BGU Minsk v. Cyprus (9 October 2020) PRE
DF Kiryl Radzivonaw (2000-05-09) 9 May 2000 (age 20) 0 0   Smolevichi v. Netherlands (4 September 2020) PRE
DF Nikita Khalimonchik (2000-01-03) 3 January 2000 (age 21) 0 0   Smolevichi v. Netherlands (4 September 2020) PRE
DF Yuriy Krayko (1998-05-06) 6 May 1998 (age 22) 1 0   Granit Mikashevichi v. Gibraltar (19 November 2019)
MF Viktar Sotnikaw (2001-07-27) 27 July 2001 (age 19) 2 0   Shakhtyor Soligorsk v. Portugal (12 November 2020) COV
MF Artem Kontsevoy (1999-08-26) 26 August 1999 (age 21) 7 0   Rukh Brest v. Portugal (12 November 2020) PRE
MF Oleg Nikiforenko (2001-03-17) 17 March 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Rukh Brest v. Portugal (12 November 2020) PRE
MF Aleksandr Ksenofontov (1999-05-05) 5 May 1999 (age 21) 5 0   Vitebsk v. Norway (13 October 2020)
MF Vladislav Yatskevich (1998-09-29) 29 September 1998 (age 22) 3 0   Neman Grodno v. Norway (13 October 2020)
MF Anton Susha (2000-01-25) 25 January 2000 (age 21) 2 0   Gomel v. Cyprus (9 October 2020) PRE
MF Nikita Demchenko (2002-09-06) 6 September 2002 (age 18) 0 0   Smolevichi v. Cyprus (9 October 2020) PRE
MF Vasiliy Sovpel (1999-03-20) 20 March 1999 (age 21) 0 0   Energetik-BGU Minsk v. Netherlands (4 September 2020) PRE
MF Ilya Vasilevich (2000-04-14) 14 April 2000 (age 20) 0 0   Slavia Mozyr v. Netherlands (4 September 2020) PRE
FW Vladislav Lozhkin (2002-03-25) 25 March 2002 (age 18) 2 0   Smolevichi v. Portugal (12 November 2020) COV
FW Vladislav Fedosov (1998-05-05) 5 May 1998 (age 22) 7 1   Vitebsk v. Portugal (12 November 2020) PRE
FW Yevgeniy Kozel (2001-02-22) 22 February 2001 (age 20) 0 0   Shakhtyor Soligorsk v. Cyprus (9 October 2020) PRE
FW Ilya Shkurin (1999-08-17) 17 August 1999 (age 21) 6 1   CSKA Moscow v. Netherlands (4 September 2020) PRE
FW Dzmitry Padstrelaw (1998-09-06) 6 September 1998 (age 22) 8 1   Shakhtyor Soligorsk v. Gibraltar (19 November 2019)
FW Vladislav Mukhamedov (1998-01-04) 4 January 1998 (age 23) 2 0   Energetik-BGU Minsk v. Gibraltar (19 November 2019)
FW Kirill Kirilenko (2000-10-08) 8 October 2000 (age 20) 2 0   Olimpik Donetsk v. Slovakia (14 November 2019) PRE

See alsoEdit