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Georgia national under-21 football team

The Georgia national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Georgia and is controlled by the Georgian Football Federation. The team is considered to be the feeder team for the senior Georgian national football team. The team competes in the European Under-21 Football Championship, held every two years. Since the establishment of the Georgian under-21 side, the under-21 side has never reached a final tournament of the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

Georgia Under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)ჯვაროსნები
Jvarosnebi (Crusaders)
AssociationGeorgian Football Federation
ConfederationUEFA
Head coachGia Geguchadze
CaptainNika Kvekveskiri
FIFA codeGEO
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Second colours
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances0

The current team is for Georgian players aged under 21 at the start of the calendar year in which a two-year European Under-21 Football Championship campaign begins, so some players can remain with the squad until the age of 23. As long as they are eligible, players can play for Georgia at any level, making it possible to play for the U21s, senior side, and again for the U21s. This has been the case for several senior team players like Jano Ananidze and Levan Kakubava.

Although the breakup of the Soviet Union occurred officially on 25 December 1991, the under-21 team continued as Soviet Union until the 1992 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. After that, Georgia and the other countries who split from the Soviet Union like Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova and Ukraine became separate footballing entities.

Georgia U21 Qualifying resultsEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1    Switzerland 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 9 Final tournament 19 Nov '19 2–1 4 Sep '20 26 Mar '20 13 Oct '20
2   France 2 2 0 0 10 3 +7 6 Final tournament if best runners-up
(Play-offs otherwise)
30 Mar '20 15 Nov '19 12 Oct '20 5–0 8 Oct '20
3   Georgia 3 2 0 1 8 2 +6 6 9 Oct '20 4 Sep '20 26 Mar '20 13 Oct '20 4–0
4   Slovakia 3 1 0 2 8 9 −1 3[a] 8 Sep '20 3–5 18 Nov '19 8 Oct '20 31 Mar '20
5   Azerbaijan 5 1 0 4 2 11 −9 3[a] 0–1 7 Sep '20 0–3 2–1 14 Nov '19
6   Liechtenstein 4 1 0 3 3 13 −10 3[a] 0–5 26 Mar '20 8 Sep '20 2–4 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 15 October 2019. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Ranked on head-to-head points (goal difference): Slovakia 3 (+1), Azerbaijan 3 (0), Liechtenstein 3 (–1).

MatchesEdit

Times are CET/CEST,[note 1] as listed by UEFA (local times, if different, are in parentheses).

Liechtenstein  1–0  Azerbaijan
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Georgia  4–0  Liechtenstein
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Azerbaijan  2–1  Slovakia
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Referee: Dejan Jakimovksi (North Macedonia)

Liechtenstein  0–5   Switzerland
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Azerbaijan  0–3  Georgia
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Liechtenstein  v  Slovakia
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France  v  Azerbaijan
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Switzerland   v  Georgia
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Slovakia  v  France
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Azerbaijan  v   Switzerland
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Azerbaijan  v  Liechtenstein
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France  v  Georgia
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Slovakia  v  Georgia
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Switzerland   v  France
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Liechtenstein  v  France
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Switzerland   v  Azerbaijan
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Georgia  v  Slovakia
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France  v   Switzerland
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Slovakia  v  Liechtenstein
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Georgia  v  France
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Switzerland   v  Slovakia
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Azerbaijan  v  France
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Liechtenstein  v  Georgia
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Slovakia  v   Switzerland
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France  v  Liechtenstein
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Slovakia  v  Azerbaijan
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Georgia  v   Switzerland
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France  v  Slovakia
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Switzerland   v  Liechtenstein
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Georgia  v  Azerbaijan
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Georgian under 21 only Official games (not friendly)Edit

Opponent Wins Draws Losses Goals
  Albania 3 1 2 6 - 6
  Armenia 1 1 3 - 4
  Azerbaijan 1 3 - 0
  Bulgaria 2 1 - 3
  Croatia 1 2 1 4 - 4
  Denmark 3 4 - 10
  England 1 1 0 - 1
  Estonia 5 1 10 - 4
  Faroe Islands 1 1 - 3
  Finland 1 1 4 - 3
  France
  Germany 2 0 - 5
  Greece 2 2 4 - 8
  Hungary 2 1 - 4
  Republic of Ireland 4 4 - 4
  Italy 1 3 4 - 11
  Kazakhstan 2 2 4 - 6
  Latvia 2 6 - 3
  Liechtenstein 1 4 - 0
  Lithuania 2 1 2 6 - 4
  Luxembourg 1 1 3 - 3
  Malta 2 4 - 2
  Moldova 2 1 1 5 - 2
  Netherlands 1 1 1 - 6
  Norway 1 1 0 - 3
  Poland 1 1 3 8 - 14
  Romania 2 1 - 5
  Russia 1 3 4 - 10
  San Marino 2 7 - 0
  Scotland 1 1 3 - 2
  Serbia 1 1 - 3
  Slovakia 2 1 - 4
  Slovenia 2 2 - 2
  Spain 6 4 - 24
   Switzerland 1 6 1 - 13
  Sweden 2 2 - 4
  Turkey 2 1 1 5 - 2
  Ukraine 2 0 - 9
  Wales 2 2 - 7
40 Countries 33 20 59 120 - 198

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up to the squad for friendly match against France on 6 October 2016. Caps and goals correct as of 6 October 2016.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Beka Kurdadze (1997-01-24) 24 January 1997 (age 22) 7 0   Saburtalo Tbilisi
22 1GK Lazare Kupatadze (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 23) 3 0   Locomotive Tbilisi
2 2DF Gagi Margvelashvili (1996-10-30) 30 October 1996 (age 22) 2 0   Saburtalo Tbilisi
4 2DF Anri Chichinadze (1997-08-27) 27 August 1997 (age 22) 0 0   FC Torpedo Kutaisi
2DF Tsotne Nadaraia (1997-02-21) 21 February 1997 (age 22) 1 0   Saburtalo Tbilisi
2DF Luka Lochoshvili (1998-05-28) 28 May 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Dynamo Kyiv
2DF Jimmy Tabidze (1996-03-18) 18 March 1996 (age 23) 3 0   FC Ufa
18 2DF Giorgi Tevzadze (1996-08-25) 25 August 1996 (age 23) 1 0   Dinamo Tbilisi
7 3MF Giorgi Aburjania (1995-02-01) 1 February 1995 (age 24) 5 0   Gimnàstic
8 3MF Lasha Kochladze (1995-08-22) 22 August 1995 (age 24) 1 0   Tskhinvali
9 3MF Giorgi Gorozia (1995-03-26) 26 March 1995 (age 24) 2 0   Stabæk
10 3MF Giorgi Papunashvili (1995-09-02) 2 September 1995 (age 24) 5 1   Real Zaragoza
11 3MF Saba Lobzhanidze (1994-12-18) 18 December 1994 (age 24) 5 3   Dinamo Tbilisi
13 3MF Otar Kiteishvili (1996-03-26) 26 March 1996 (age 23) 3 1   Dinamo Tbilisi
15 3MF Dachi Tsnobiladze (1994-01-28) 28 January 1994 (age 25) 2 0   Shukura Kobuleti
4 4FW Roman Chanturia (1996-02-09) 9 February 1996 (age 23) 1 0   Empoli
11 4FW Nika Kacharava (1994-01-13) 13 January 1994 (age 25) 5 3   Rostov
14 4FW Giorgi Pantsulaia (1994-01-06) 6 January 1994 (age 25) 5 0   Saburtalo
21 4FW Ilia Kerdzevadze (1996-01-19) 19 January 1996 (age 23) 1 0   Shukura Kobuleti

StatisticsEdit

Notable former playersEdit

Managerial historyEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ CEST (UTC+2) for dates between 31 March and 26 October 2019 and between 29 March and 24 October 2020, and CET (UTC+1) for all other dates.

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