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 competed in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, held every two years.

Belarus U21
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)

History

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The team qualified for the final round of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship three times. In 2004 in Germany and 2009 in Sweden the team was unable to advance past group stage.

In 2011 at U21 Euro 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 lost 1-3 to Spain. They defeated the Czech Republic 1–0 in the third-place match and qualified for the Men's Football Tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

After the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, UEFA banned Belarus from hosting international competitions.[1][2]

European Championship record

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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
   2023
  2025
Total Third place 3/17 11 3 2 6 11 19

UEFA U21 Euro 2025 qualification

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   Portugal 7 6 0 1 26 4 +22 18 Final tournament 2–0 5–1 4–0 6–1 3–0
2   Greece 8 4 2 2 10 7 +3 14 Play-offs 2–1 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–0
3   Croatia 6 4 1 1 13 9 +4 13 10 Sep '24 15 Oct '24 5 Sep '24 2–0 11 Oct '24
4   Faroe Islands 6 2 1 3 8 15 −7 7 11 Oct '24 10 Sep '24 2–4 15 Oct '24 2–2
5   Belarus (E) 9 1 3 5 6 19 −13 6 0–5 1–0 0–1 2–3 0–0
6   Andorra (E) 8 0 3 5 3 12 −9 3 15 Oct '24 0–1 0–3 0–1 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on 26 March 2024. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(E) Eliminated

Current squad

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The following players were called up for two friendly matches against Malta on 5 and 8 June 2024.

Caps and goals are correct as of 22 March 2024, after the match against Greece.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Artem Karatay (2004-03-24) 24 March 2004 (age 20) 1 0   Dinamo Minsk
1GK Arseniy Skopets (2005-06-10) 10 June 2005 (age 19) 1 0   BATE Borisov

2DF Nikita Baranok (2004-03-31) 31 March 2004 (age 20) 8 1   Shakhtyor Soligorsk
2DF Arseniy Ageyev (2004-07-19) 19 July 2004 (age 19) 3 0   Arsenal Dzerzhinsk
2DF Aleksey Dunayev (2004-09-11) 11 September 2004 (age 19) 1 0   Dnepr Mogilev
2DF Vladislav Zhuravlev (2004-07-02) 2 July 2004 (age 19) 1 0   Isloch Minsk Raion
2DF Vadim Martinkevich (2004-04-10) 10 April 2004 (age 20) 0 0   Shakhtyor Soligorsk
2DF Kirill Gomanov (2005-02-17) 17 February 2005 (age 19) 0 0   Isloch Minsk Raion

3MF Daniil Dushevskiy (2004-03-01) 1 March 2004 (age 20) 10 0   Minsk
3MF Rodion Pechura (2004-03-24) 24 March 2004 (age 20) 6 0   Minsk
3MF Aleksandr Guz (2004-05-22) 22 May 2004 (age 20) 3 0   Torpedo Moscow
3MF Nikita Burak (2004-05-13) 13 May 2004 (age 20) 2 0   Dinamo Brest
3MF Nikita Krasnov (2004-07-09) 9 July 2004 (age 19) 1 0   Dnepr Mogilev
3MF Artur Nazarenko (2004-02-10) 10 February 2004 (age 20) 1 0   Minsk
3MF Pavel Kotlyarov (2004-10-31) 31 October 2004 (age 19) 1 0   Slavia Mozyr
3MF Vladislav Varaksa (2004-01-26) 26 January 2004 (age 20) 0 0   Neman Grodno
3MF Ruslan Myalkovskiy (2006-05-07) 7 May 2006 (age 18) 0 0   Arsenal Dzerzhinsk
3MF Timofey Sharkovskiy (2004-02-04) 4 February 2004 (age 20) 0 0   Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino

4FW Trofim Melnichenko (2006-09-18) 18 September 2006 (age 17) 0 0   Dinamo Minsk
4FW Aleksandr Frantsuzov (2004-05-19) 19 May 2004 (age 20) 0 0   Chertanovo Moscow

Recent call-ups

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The following players have also been called up within the last twelve months and remain eligible for selection.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Ivan Shimakovich (2005-02-13) 13 February 2005 (age 19) 0 0   Dinamo Minsk v. Malta (5 June 2024) PRE
GK Konstantin Veretynskiy (2006-03-23) 23 March 2006 (age 18) 0 0   Energetik-BGU Minsk v. Maxline Vitebsk (25 March 2024)
GK Fedor Lapoukhov (2003-06-20) 20 June 2003 (age 20) 6 0   Dinamo Minsk v. Croatia (20 November 2023)
GK Uladzislaw Ihnatsyew (2003-02-03) 3 February 2003 (age 21) 1 0   BATE Borisov v. Croatia (20 November 2023)
GK Mikhail Kozakevich (2002-05-19) 19 May 2002 (age 22) 4 0   Dinamo Brest v. Croatia (17 October 2023)
GK Timofey Yurasov (2003-02-25) 25 February 2003 (age 21) 3 0   Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino v. Rotor Volgograd (11 July 2023)

DF Maksim Kasarab (2003-06-10) 10 June 2003 (age 21) 11 2   Dinamo Brest v. Malta (5 June 2024) PRE
DF Matvey Svidinskiy (2004-05-16) 16 May 2004 (age 20) 1 0   BATE Borisov v. Malta (5 June 2024) PRE
DF Vladislav Grekovich (2005-06-01) 1 June 2005 (age 19) 0 0   Minsk v. Malta (5 June 2024) PRE
DF Matvey Mikhayrin (2005-09-22) 22 September 2005 (age 18) 0 0   Dinamo Minsk v. Malta (5 June 2024) PRE
DF Yegor Khralenkov (2005-11-11) 11 November 2005 (age 18) 0 0   Dinamo Brest v. Maxline Vitebsk (25 March 2024)
DF Yan Skibsky (2002-12-25) 25 December 2002 (age 21) 13 0   Vitebsk v. Croatia (20 November 2023)
DF Gleb Yakushevich (2002-07-31) 31 July 2002 (age 21) 12 1   Shinnik Yaroslavl v. Croatia (20 November 2023)
DF Ilya Moskalenchik (2003-05-04) 4 May 2003 (age 21) 12 0   Tyumen v. Croatia (20 November 2023)
DF Andrey Makarenko (2002-03-16) 16 March 2002 (age 22) 2 0   Shakhtyor Soligorsk v. Croatia (20 November 2023)
DF Ilya Bogdanovich (2004-01-30) 30 January 2004 (age 20) 1 0   Dinamo Brest v. Croatia (20 November 2023)
DF Vladislav Melko (2004-07-19) 19 July 2004 (age 19) 1 0   Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino v. Croatia (17 October 2023)
DF Nikita Sokolovskiy (2002-02-14) 14 February 2002 (age 22) 1 0   Belshina Bobruisk v. Rotor Volgograd (11 July 2023)
DF Ilya Zhukov (2002-05-05) 5 May 2002 (age 22) 1 0   Smorgon v. Rotor Volgograd (11 July 2023)
DF Roman Piletsky (2003-06-14) 14 June 2003 (age 21) 0 0   BATE Borisov v. Rotor Volgograd (11 July 2023)
DF Yegor Parkhomenko (2003-01-07) 7 January 2003 (age 21) 2 0   Neman Grodno v. Andorra (20 June 2023)
DF Alyaksey Syamyonaw (2002-12-17) 17 December 2002 (age 21) 0 0   Slutsk v. Andorra (20 June 2023)

MF Zakhar Gitselev (2004-02-21) 21 February 2004 (age 20) 0 0   BATE Borisov v. Maxline Vitebsk (25 March 2024)
MF Andrey Denisyuk (2005-03-26) 26 March 2005 (age 19) 0 0   Shakhtyor Soligorsk v. Maxline Vitebsk (25 March 2024)
MF Nikolay Sotnikov (2005-11-11) 11 November 2005 (age 18) 0 0   Shakhtyor Soligorsk v. Maxline Vitebsk (25 March 2024)
MF Andrey Rylach (2002-06-05) 5 June 2002 (age 22) 20 1   Gomel v. Croatia (20 November 2023)
MF Yuliy Kuznetsov (2003-08-02) 2 August 2003 (age 20) 9 1   Slavia Mozyr v. Croatia (20 November 2023)
MF Maksim Kovalevich (2002-05-02) 2 May 2002 (age 22) 8 0   Shakhtyor Soligorsk v. Croatia (20 November 2023)
MF Ivan Zenkov (2003-09-02) 2 September 2003 (age 20) 3 0   Shakhtyor Soligorsk v. Croatia (20 November 2023)
MF Kirill Zinovich (2003-03-05) 5 March 2003 (age 21) 21 2   Dynamo Makhachkala v. Croatia (17 October 2023)
MF Aleksey Antilevsky (2002-02-02) 2 February 2002 (age 22) 9 1   Gomel v. Croatia (17 October 2023)
MF Gleb Rovdo (2002-06-04) 4 June 2002 (age 22) 7 1   Isloch Minsk Raion v. Croatia (17 October 2023)
MF Ruslan Lisakovich (2002-03-22) 22 March 2002 (age 22) 7 0   Neman Grodno v. Croatia (17 October 2023)
MF Matvey Dukso (2003-04-08) 8 April 2003 (age 21) 0 0   Dinamo Brest v. Croatia (17 October 2023)
MF Kirill Tsepenkov (2004-07-08) 8 July 2004 (age 19) 0 0   Dinamo Brest v. Rotor Volgograd (11 July 2023)
MF Daniil Prudnik (2004-04-04) 4 April 2004 (age 20) 0 0   Slavia Mozyr v. Rotor Volgograd (11 July 2023)
MF Artem Bruy (2003-06-09) 9 June 2003 (age 21) 0 0   Maxline Vitebsk v. Rotor Volgograd (11 July 2023)
MF Maksim Omelyanchuk (2003-09-05) 5 September 2003 (age 20) 0 0   Slutsk v. Rotor Volgograd (11 July 2023)
MF Alyaksandar Savitski (2004-06-22) 22 June 2004 (age 19) 0 0   Baranovichi v. Rotor Volgograd (11 July 2023)
MF Nikita Demchenko (2002-09-06) 6 September 2002 (age 21) 10 0   Dinamo Minsk v. Andorra (20 June 2023)
MF Anton Suchkow (2002-05-29) 29 May 2002 (age 22) 4 0   Naftan Novopolotsk v. Andorra (20 June 2023)
MF Kirill Chernook (2003-01-02) 2 January 2003 (age 21) 3 0   BATE Borisov v. Andorra (20 June 2023)
MF Kirill Zabelin (2002-06-22) 22 June 2002 (age 21) 0 0   Minsk v. Andorra (20 June 2023)

FW Ivan Grudko (2004-07-24) 24 July 2004 (age 19) 1 0   Slavia Mozyr v. Malta (5 June 2024) PRE
FW Aleksandr Shvedchikov (2003-07-20) 20 July 2003 (age 20) 1 0   BATE Borisov v. Malta (5 June 2024) PRE
FW Timofey Martynov (2005-05-06) 6 May 2005 (age 19) 2 1   Orenburg v. Maxline Vitebsk (25 March 2024)
FW Maksim Budko (2004-01-30) 30 January 2004 (age 20) 0 0   Dinamo Minsk v. Maxline Vitebsk (25 March 2024)
FW Vladislav Lozhkin (2002-03-25) 25 March 2002 (age 22) 22 4   Slavia Mozyr v. Croatia (20 November 2023)
FW Yegor Karpitsky (2003-11-27) 27 November 2003 (age 20) 12 4   Krylia Sovetov Samara v. Croatia (20 November 2023)
FW Artyom Shumansky (2004-11-25) 25 November 2004 (age 19) 10 2   Aris Limassol v. Croatia (20 November 2023)
FW Maksim Kravtsov (2002-06-20) 20 June 2002 (age 21) 2 0   Neman Grodno v. Croatia (20 November 2023)
FW German Barkovskiy (2002-06-25) 25 June 2002 (age 21) 6 0   Dinamo Brest v. Croatia (17 October 2023)
FW Ilya Chernyak (2002-05-19) 19 May 2002 (age 22) 6 0   Dinamo Minsk v. Croatia (17 October 2023)
FW Karen Vardanyan (2003-09-09) 9 September 2003 (age 20) 0 0   Vitebsk v. Rotor Volgograd (11 July 2023)

See also

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References

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  1. ^ Goldberg, Rob. "UEFA Bars Belarus from Hosting International Games After Invasion of Ukraine". Bleacher Report.
  2. ^ [🖉"Russia, Belarus Suspended From International Soccer, Hockey Over Ukraine Attacks". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty.[permanent dead link]