Tajikistan national football team
The Tajikistan national football team (Tajik: Тими миллии футболи Тоҷикистон, Timi milliji futʙoli Toçikiston; Russian: Сборная Таджикистана по футболу) is a football (soccer) team that represents Tajikistan in association football, and is controlled by the Tajikistan Football Federation, the governing body for football in Tajikistan. Tajikistan's home ground is the Pamir Stadium in Dushanbe.
|Nickname(s)||The Crowns|
(Tajik: Тоҷҳо / Tâjhâ)
The Persian Lions(Tajik: Шерҳои форсй / Ŝerhâi fârsi)
Sons of the Highlands(Tajik: Бачаҳои Кӯҳистон / Baĉahâi Kuhistân)
Pamirians(Tajik: Помириҳо / Pâmirihâ)
|Association||Tajikistan Football Federation|
|Sub-confederation||CAFA (Central Asia)|
|Head coach||Usmon Toshev|
|Most caps||Fatkhullo Fatkhuloev (66)|
|Top scorer||Yusuf Rabiev (15) |
Manuchekhr Dzhalilov (15)
|Home stadium||Pamir Stadium (24,000)|
|Current||120 (14 June 2019)|
|Highest||106 (July 2013)|
|Lowest||180 (July 2003, October 2003)|
|Current||148 16 (20 July 2019)|
|Highest||85 (November 2003)|
|Lowest||165 (October 2018)|
| Tajikistan 2–2 Uzbekistan |
(Dushanbe, Tajikistan; 17 June 1992)
| Tajikistan 16–0 Guam |
(Tabriz, Iran; 26 November 2000)
| Japan 8–0 Tajikistan |
(Osaka, Japan; 11 October 2011)
After the breakup of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan played its first match against Uzbekistan on 17 June 1992. It was not until 1994 that the Tajikistan National Football Federation was admitted to FIFA.
Tajikistan played its first official game on 11 April 1994 in Tashkent as part of a regional tournament. They lost that game against Kazakhstan 0–1. The first official competition the team entered was the qualifiers for the 1996 Asian Cup, when it was seeded in the three-team Group 8 with Uzbekistan and Bahrain. Bahrain later withdrew, leaving Tajikistan to a play-off against their Middle Asian neighbors. Tajikistan won the first game 4–0, but were beaten in the away game 0–5 after extra time. They did not enter a World Cup qualifying competition until the France 1998 edition, recording four victories in their preliminary group stage including a 5–0 triumph over Turkmenistan, and losing only to China, which placed them second behind their eastern neighbors, but out of the competition.
In a three-team qualifying section for Korea/Japan 2002, they had a record 16–0 win over Guam before losing 2–0 to Iran. After beating Bangladesh 4–0 on aggregate in the preliminary round of the qualifiers for Germany 2006, they held AFC Asian Cup semi-finalists and eventual group winners Bahrain to a goalless draw on 31 March 2004.
Tajikistan were drawn into a 2019 Asian Cup qualification group with the Philippines, Yemen and Nepal. Following their defeat to Philippines on 27 March 2018, confirming Tajikistan's failure to qualify for the Asian Cup, manager Khakim Fuzailov resigned.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Rustam Yatimov||13 July 1998||6||0||Istiklol|
|16||GK||Shokhrukh Kirgizboev||1 May 2002||0||0||Lokomotiv-Pamir|
|2||DF||Siyovush Asrorov||21 July 1992||39||0||PKNP|
|3||DF||Tabrezi Davlatmir||6 June 1998||11||0||Istiklol|
|4||DF||Iskandar Dzhalilov||1 June 1992||16||0||Istiklol|
|6||DF||Zoir Juraboev||16 September 1998||8||0||Istiklol|
|13||DF||Alisher Barotov||10 September 1999||2||0||Khatlon|
|19||DF||Akhtam Nazarov||29 September 1992||44||5||Istiklol|
|5||MF||Ilhomjon Barotov||21 July 1990||4||1||Istaravshan|
|7||MF||Muhammadjon Rakhimov||15 October 1998||11||1||Istiklol|
|8||MF||Karomatullo Saidov||12 October 1999||6||0||Khatlon|
|12||MF||Otabek Karimov||4 January 1998||4||0||Istaravshan|
|15||MF||Daler Yodgorov||1 May 2000||0||0||CSKA Pamir Dushanbe|
|17||MF||Ehson Panjshanbe||12 May 1998||13||0||Istiklol|
|20||MF||Nozim Babadjanov||7 August 1995||14||0||Regar-TadAZ|
|21||MF||Sharafdzhon Solehov||14 December 1999||8||1||CSKA Pamir Dushanbe|
|22||MF||Amirbek Juraboev||13 April 1996||26||0||Istiklol|
|10||FW||Sheriddin Boboev||21 April 1999||9||1||Istiklol|
|11||FW||Shahrom Samiyev||8 February 2001||6||2||Istiklol|
|14||FW||Tohir Malodustov||12 September 2000||1||0||Barkchi|
|18||FW||Komron Tursunov||24 April 1996||12||4||Istiklol|
|23||FW||Jahongir Ergashev||6 March 1994||25||3||Khujand|
Recent call upsEdit
The following players have been called up during the past 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Behrouz Hayriev||1 May 1998||1||0||Istiklol||v. Bahrain, 20 December 2018|
|GK||Shokhrukh Kirgizboev||3 August 1987||2||0||Barkchi||v. Bahrain, 20 December 2018|
|GK||Abduaziz Mahkamov||15 July 1987||12||0||Alay Osh||v. China PR, 11 June 2019|
|GK||Fathullo Boboev||9 October 1997||1||0||Regar-TadAZ||v. China PR, 11 June 2019|
|DF||Bakhtior Kalandarov||14 June 1992||3||0||Regar-TadAZ||v. Bahrain, 20 December 2018|
|DF||Hussein Nurmatov||18 September 2000||3||0||Barkchi||v. Bahrain, 20 December 2018|
|DF||Vahdat Hanonov||25 July 2000||2||0||Barkchi||v. Bahrain, 20 December 2018|
|DF||Dorobjon Ergashev||14 December 1997||0||0||CSKA Pamir Dushanbe||v. Bahrain, 20 December 2018|
|DF||Khurshed Beknazarov||26 June 1994||8||0||TIRA-Persikabo||v. China PR, 11 June 2019|
|DF||Manouchehr Ahmadov||28 October 1992||5||0||Khujand||v. China PR, 11 June 2019|
|DF||Firdavs Chakalov||24 February 1996||1||0||Khujand||v. China PR, 11 June 2019|
|MF||Muhsindzhon Abdugaffor||9 April 1997||2||0||CSKA Pamir Dushanbe||v. Bahrain, 20 December 2018|
|MF||Shervoni Mabatshoev||4 December 2000||2||0||Barkchi||v. Bahrain, 20 December 2018|
|MF||Parvizdzhon Umarbayev||1 November 1994||19||6||Lokomotiv Plovdiv||v. China PR, 11 June 2019|
|MF||Alisher Dzhalilov||29 August 1993||0||0||Istiklol||v. China PR, 11 June 2019|
|FW||Muhammadjon Loiqov||14 April 1998||2||0||Belshina Bobruisk||v. Bahrain, 20 December 2018|
- As of 5 December 2018
Results and fixturesEdit
Win Draw Loss
Win Draw Loss
|5 September 2019||Pamir Stadium, Dushanbe||Kyrgyzstan||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (2nd Round)|
|10 September 2019||MFF Football Centre, Ulanbaatar||Mongolia||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (2nd Round)|
|15 October 2019||Pamir Stadium, Dushanbe||Japan||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (2nd Round)|
|14 November 2019||Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon||Myanmar||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (2nd Round)|
|19 November 2019||Dolen Omurzakov Stadium, Bishkek||Kyrgyzstan||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (2nd Round)|
|26 March 2020||Pamir Stadium, Dushanbe||Mongolia||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (2nd Round)|
|4 June 2020||Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama||Japan||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (2nd Round)|
|9 June 2020||Pamir Stadium, Dushanbe||Myanmar||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (2nd Round)|
Most capped playersEdit
- As of match played 19 July 2019
- As of match played 11 June 2019, the players with the most goals for Tajikistan are:
FIFA World CupEdit
|FIFA World Cup||FIFA World Cup qualification|
|1930 to 1990||Was part of Soviet Union||Was part of Soviet Union|
|1994||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|1998||Did not qualify||6||4||1||1||15||2|
|2022||To be determined||To be determined|
|2026||To be determined||To be determined|
AFC Asian CupEdit
|AFC Asian Cup||AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|1992||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|1996||Did not qualify||2||1||0||1||4||5|
|2007||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|2011||Did not qualify|
|2023||To be determined||0||0||0||0||0||0|
AFC Challenge CupEdit
Football at the Asian Games has been an under-23 tournament since 2002.
Central Asian ChampionshipEdit
RCD Cup/ECO Cup recordEdit
In 2006, Tajikistan took part in the inaugural ELF Cup in Northern Cyprus. This competition was originally intended to be for teams that were not members of FIFA; however, the organisers extended invitations to both Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, who were both represented by their national futsal teams. Tajikistan failed to get past the group stage.
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