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 U-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationFootball Federation of Belarus
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachSergey Yasinsky
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

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 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
   2023
Total Third place 3/15 11 3 2 6 11 19

UEFA U21 Euro 2023 qualificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   Portugal 10 9 1 0 41 3 +38 28 Final tournament 1–1 2–1 1–0 6–0 11–0
2   Iceland 10 5 3 2 25 7 +18 18 Play-offs 0–1 1–1 3–1 5–0 9–0
3   Greece 10 5 2 3 16 10 +6 17 0–4 1–0 2–0 0–0 4–0
4   Belarus 10 4 0 6 16 15 +1 12 1–5 1–2 0–2 2–0 6–0
5   Cyprus 10 3 2 5 16 16 0 11 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–1 6–0
6   Liechtenstein 10 0 0 10 0 63 −63 0 0–9 0–3 0–5 0–4 0–6
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for the friendly matches against Russia and Kazakhstan on 21 and 27 September 2022.

Caps and goals are correct as of 27 September 2022, after the match against Kazakhstan.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Mikhail Kozakevich (2002-05-19) 19 May 2002 (age 20) 1 0   Dinamo Brest
1GK Andrey Kudravets (2003-09-02) 2 September 2003 (age 19) 1 0   BATE Borisov
2DF Yan Skibsky (2002-12-25) 25 December 2002 (age 19) 3 0   Vitebsk
2DF Gleb Yakushevich (2002-07-31) 31 July 2002 (age 20) 2 0   Minsk
2DF Ilya Moskalenchik (2003-05-04) 4 May 2003 (age 19) 2 0   Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg
2DF Ilya Sviridenko (2002-10-09) 9 October 2002 (age 20) 1 0   Shakhtyor Petrikov
2DF Vladislav Kalinin (2002-01-14) 14 January 2002 (age 20) 1 0   Dinamo Minsk
2DF Aleksey Firsov (2002-02-07) 7 February 2002 (age 20) 1 0   Dnepr Mogilev
2DF Ilya Zhukov (2002-05-05) 5 May 2002 (age 20) 1 0   Smorgon
2DF Andrey Makarenko (2002-03-16) 16 March 2002 (age 20) 0 0   Shakhtyor Petrikov
3MF Kirill Zinovich (2003-03-05) 5 March 2003 (age 19) 11 1   Vitória de Guimarães
3MF Andrey Rylach (2002-06-05) 5 June 2002 (age 20) 8 0   Energetik-BGU Minsk
3MF Aleksey Antilevsky (2002-02-02) 2 February 2002 (age 20) 3 0   Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino
3MF Yuliy Kuznetsov (2003-08-02) 2 August 2003 (age 19) 2 1   Naftan Novopolotsk
3MF Anton Suchkow (2002-05-29) 29 May 2002 (age 20) 2 0   Neman Grodno
3MF Kirill Chernook (2003-01-02) 2 January 2003 (age 19) 2 0   Minsk
3MF Denis Kovalevich (2003-03-29) 29 March 2003 (age 19) 2 0   Shakhtyor Petrikov
3MF Gleb Rovdo (2002-06-04) 4 June 2002 (age 20) 1 0   Isloch Minsk Raion
3MF Nikita Sokolovskiy (2002-02-14) 14 February 2002 (age 20) 1 0   Belshina Bobruisk
3MF Vladislav Sugak (2002-07-30) 30 July 2002 (age 20) 1 0   Dinamo Brest
3MF Mikhail Sachkovskiy (2002-11-21) 21 November 2002 (age 20) 1 0   Slutsk
4FW Vladislav Lozhkin (2002-03-25) 25 March 2002 (age 20) 17 3   Dinamo Minsk
4FW Yegor Karpitsky (2003-11-27) 27 November 2003 (age 18) 2 1   Shakhtyor Soligorsk
4FW Ilya Chernyak (2002-05-19) 19 May 2002 (age 20) 1 0   Shakhtyor Soligorsk

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 Timofey Yurasov (2003-02-25) 25 February 2003 (age 19) 1 0   Isloch Minsk Raion v. Iceland (8 June 2022)
DF Leonardo Mascaró Kapilevich (2003-08-02) 2 August 2003 (age 19) 0 0   Sevilla Atlético v. Russia (21 September 2022) PRE
DF Aleksey Shalashnikov (2002-03-22) 22 March 2002 (age 20) 0 0   Neman Grodno v. Liechtenstein (16 November 2021)
DF Maksim Kasarab (2003-06-10) 10 June 2003 (age 19) 0 0   Minsk v. Liechtenstein (16 November 2021)
MF Nikita Demchenko (2002-09-06) 6 September 2002 (age 20) 4 0   Dinamo Minsk v. Russia (21 September 2022) INJ
MF Ruslan Lisakovich (2002-03-22) 22 March 2002 (age 20) 2 0   Isloch Minsk Raion v. Iceland (8 June 2022)
FW Dmitry Latykhov (2003-03-25) 25 March 2003 (age 19) 4 3   Dinamo Minsk v. Russia (21 September 2022) INJ
FW Aleksandr Shestyuk (2002-06-05) 5 June 2002 (age 20) 5 2   Dinamo Brest v. Greece (12 November 2021) INJ

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.