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Tajikistan national football team

The Tajikistan national football team (Tajik: Тими миллии футболи Тоҷикистон, Timi milliji futʙoli Toçikiston; Russian: Сборная Таджикистана по футболу) represents Tajikistan in international 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.

Tajikistan
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)The Crowns[citation needed]
(Tajik: Тоҷҳо / Tâjhâ)
The Persian Lions[citation needed](Tajik: Шерҳои форсй / Ŝerhâi fârsi)
Sons of the Highlands[citation needed](Tajik: Бачаҳои Кӯҳистон / Baĉahâi Kuhistân)
Pamirians[citation needed](Tajik: Помириҳо / Pâmirihâ)
AssociationTajikistan Football Federation
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationCAFA (Central Asia)
Head coachUsmon Toshev
Most capsFatkhullo Fatkhuloev (68)
Top scorerManuchekhr Dzhalilov (17)
Home stadiumPamir Stadium (24,000)
FIFA codeTJK
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 121 Decrease 5 (28 November 2019)[1]
Highest106 (July 2013)
Lowest180 (July 2003, October 2003)
Elo ranking
Current 149 Increase 5 (25 November 2019)[2]
Highest85 (November 2003)
Lowest165 (October 2018)
First international
Tajikistan Tajikistan 2–2 Uzbekistan 
(Dushanbe, Tajikistan; 17 June 1992)
Biggest win
Tajikistan Tajikistan 16–0 Guam 
(Tabriz, Iran; 26 November 2000)
Biggest defeat
 Japan 8–0 Tajikistan Tajikistan
(Osaka, Japan; 11 October 2011)
AFC Challenge Cup
Appearances4 (first in 2006)
Best resultChampions (2006)
Bangabandhu Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2018)
Best resultRunners-up (2018)

HistoryEdit

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.[3] 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.[3]

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.

The team won its first international tournament, the inaugural AFC Challenge Cup, in 2006, beating Sri Lanka 4–0 in Dhaka.

Following Tajikistan's disappointing 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, Mubin Ergashev and his staff were relieved of their duties.[4]

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.[5]

Team imageEdit

KitEdit

The team strip is currently sponsored by Chinese sporting apparel company Li-Ning.[6]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

Match date: 9, 14 & 19 November 2019[7]
Opposition: Malaysia, Myanmar & Kyrgyzstan
Competition: Friendly & 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round
Caps and goals updated as of 19 November 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Rustam Yatimov (1998-07-13) 13 July 1998 (age 21) 12 0   Istiklol
16 1GK Fathullo Boboev (1997-10-09) 9 October 1997 (age 22) 1 0   Regar-TadAZ
23 1GK Shokhrukh Kirgizboev (1987-08-03) 3 August 1987 (age 32) 3 0   Lokomotiv-Pamir

2 2DF Manuchehr Safarov (2001-05-31) 31 May 2001 (age 18) 5 0   Khujand
3 2DF Tabrezi Davlatmir (1998-06-06) 6 June 1998 (age 21) 12 0   Istiklol
4 2DF Khurshed Beknazarov (1994-06-26) 26 June 1994 (age 25) 12 0   TIRA-Persikabo
5 2DF Iskandar Dzhalilov (1992-06-01) 1 June 1992 (age 27) 20 0   Istiklol
6 2DF Davron Ergashev (1988-03-19) 19 March 1988 (age 31) 58 7   Khujand
9 2DF Farkhod Vosiyev (1990-04-14) 14 April 1990 (age 29) 14 1   Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
19 2DF Akhtam Nazarov (1992-09-29) 29 September 1992 (age 27) 50 5   Bashundhara Kings

7 3MF Parvizdzhon Umarbayev (1994-11-01) 1 November 1994 (age 25) 24 6   Lokomotiv Plovdiv
8 3MF Nuriddin Davronov (1991-01-16) 16 January 1991 (age 28) 49 8   Oman
10 3MF Alisher Dzhalilov (1993-08-29) 29 August 1993 (age 26) 6 1   Istiklol
11 3MF Muhammadjon Rakhimov (1998-10-15) 15 October 1998 (age 21) 15 1   Istiklol
17 3MF Ehson Panjshanbe (1998-05-12) 12 May 1998 (age 21) 19 0   Istiklol
18 3MF Fatkhullo Fatkhuloev (1990-03-24) 24 March 1990 (age 29) 68 9   Buxoro
20 3MF Amirbek Juraboev (1996-04-13) 13 April 1996 (age 23) 32 0   Navbahor Namangan
22 3MF Karomatullo Saidov (1999-10-12) 12 October 1999 (age 20) 7 0   Khatlon

12 4FW Jahongir Ergashev (1994-03-06) 6 March 1994 (age 25) 31 4   Saif
13 4FW Komron Tursunov (1996-04-24) 24 April 1996 (age 23) 14 4   Istiklol
14 4FW Sheriddin Boboev (1999-04-21) 21 April 1999 (age 20) 14 1   Istiklol
15 4FW Shahrom Samiyev (2001-02-08) 8 February 2001 (age 18) 6 2   Istiklol
21 4FW Manuchekhr Dzhalilov (1990-09-27) 27 September 1990 (age 29) 30 17

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 (1998-05-01) 1 May 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Istiklol v.   Bahrain, 20 December 2018
GK Shokhrukh Kirgizboev (1987-08-03) 3 August 1987 (age 32) 2 0   Barkchi v.   Bahrain, 20 December 2018
GK Abduaziz Mahkamov (1987-07-15) 15 July 1987 (age 32) 12 0   Alay Osh v.   China PR, 11 June 2019
GK Dilshod Dodoboev (1996-11-08) 8 November 1996 (age 23) 0 0   Istaravshan v.   Mongolia, 10 September 2019

DF Bakhtior Kalandarov (1992-06-14) 14 June 1992 (age 27) 3 0   Regar-TadAZ v.   Bahrain, 20 December 2018
DF Hussein Nurmatov (2000-09-18) 18 September 2000 (age 19) 3 0   Barkchi v.   Bahrain, 20 December 2018
DF Vahdat Hanonov (2000-07-25) 25 July 2000 (age 19) 2 0   Barkchi v.   Bahrain, 20 December 2018
DF Dorobjon Ergashev (1997-12-14) 14 December 1997 (age 21) 0 0   CSKA Pamir Dushanbe v.   Bahrain, 20 December 2018
DF Manouchehr Ahmadov (1992-10-28) 28 October 1992 (age 27) 5 0   Khujand v.   China PR, 11 June 2019
DF Firdavs Chakalov (1996-02-24) 24 February 1996 (age 23) 1 0   Khujand v.   China PR, 11 June 2019
DF Alisher Barotov (1999-09-10) 10 September 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Khatlon v.   North Korea, 19 July 2019
DF Siyovush Asrorov (1992-07-21) 21 July 1992 (age 27) 39 0   Rahmatganj MFS v.   Mongolia, 10 September 2019
DF Zoir Juraboev (1998-09-16) 16 September 1998 (age 21) 8 0   Istiklol v.   Japan, 15 October 2019

MF Muhsindzhon Abdugaffor (1997-04-09) 9 April 1997 (age 22) 2 0   CSKA Pamir Dushanbe v.   Bahrain, 20 December 2018
MF Shervoni Mabatshoev (2000-12-04) 4 December 2000 (age 19) 2 0   Barkchi v.   Bahrain, 20 December 2018
MF Daler Yodgorov (2000-05-01) 1 May 2000 (age 19) 0 0   CSKA Pamir Dushanbe v.   North Korea, 19 July 2019
MF Nozim Babadjanov (1995-08-07) 7 August 1995 (age 24) 14 0   Regar-TadAZ v.   North Korea, 19 July 2019
MF Sharafdzhon Solehov (1999-12-14) 14 December 1999 (age 19) 8 1   CSKA Pamir Dushanbe v.   Mongolia, 10 September 2019
MF Ilhomjon Barotov (1990-07-21) 21 July 1990 (age 29) 5 1   Istaravshan v.   Japan, 15 October 2019
MF Otabek Karimov (1998-01-04) 4 January 1998 (age 21) 4 0   Istaravshan v.   Japan, 15 October 2019

FW Muhammadjon Loiqov (1998-04-14) 14 April 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Belshina Bobruisk v.   Bahrain, 20 December 2018
FW Tohir Malodustov (2000-09-12) 12 September 2000 (age 19) 1 0   Barkchi v.   Japan, 15 October 2019

ManagersEdit

As of 5 December 2018
Period Head coach
1992–1994   Sharif Nazarov
1994–1995   Vladimir Ghulamhaydarov
1996   Abdulla Muradov
1997–1998   Zair Babayev
1999   Sharif Nazarov
2000–2002   Salahiddin Ghafurov
2003   Sharif Nazarov
2004   Zair Babayev
2004–2006   Sharif Nazarov
2007   Mahmadjan Habibullayev
2008–2011   Pulad Qadirov
2011–2012    Alimjan Rafiqov
2012   Kemal Alispahic
2012–2013   Nikola Kavazovic
2013   Mubin Ergashev
2013–2015    Muhsin Muhammadiyev
2015–2016   Mubin Ergashev
2016–2018   Hakim Fuzaylov
2018   Alisher Tuhtayev
2018–   Usmon Toshev

Results and fixturesEdit

Previous matchesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

Date Venue Opponent Competition Result Tajikistan scorers
2018
13 December 2018   Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat   Oman Friendly 1–2 L Solehov   90'
16 December 2018   Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat   Oman Friendly 0–1 L
20 December 2018   Khalifa Sports City Stadium, Isa Town   Bahrain Friendly 0–5 L
2019
7 June 2019   Pamir Stadium, Dushanbe   Afghanistan Friendly
1–1 D
Samiyev   88'
11 June 2019   Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou   China PR Friendly 0–1 L
7 July 2019   TransStadia Arena, Ahmedabad   India 2019 Intercontinental Cup 4–2 W Tursunov   56'
Boboev   59'
Rakhimov   71'
Samiyev   77'
10 July 2019   TransStadia Arena, Ahmedabad   Syria 2019 Intercontinental Cup 2–0 W Tursunov   56'
Barotov   67'
15 July 2019   TransStadia Arena, Ahmedabad   North Korea 2019 Intercontinental Cup 0–1 L
19 July 2019   TransStadia Arena, Ahmedabad   North Korea 2019 Intercontinental Cup 0–1 L
5 September 2019   Pamir Stadium, Dushanbe   Kyrgyzstan 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (2nd Round) 1–0 W A. Dzhalilov   41'
10 September 2019   MFF Football Centre, Ulanbaatar   Mongolia 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (2nd Round) 1–0 W D. Ergashev   81'
15 October 2019   Pamir Stadium, Dushanbe   Japan 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (2nd Round) 0–3 L
9 November 2019   Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia Friendly 0–1 L
14 November 2019   Mandalarthiri Stadium, Mandalay   Myanmar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (2nd Round) 3–4 L M.Dzhalilov   36' (pen.)76'
Vosiyev   57'
19 November 2019   Dolen Omurzakov Stadium, Bishkek   Kyrgyzstan 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (2nd Round)
1–1 D
J.Ergashev   17'

Upcoming matchesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

Date Venue Opponent Competition Result Tajikistan scorers
2019/2020
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)

RecordsEdit

Most capped playersEdit

As of match played 19 November 2019[8]
Name Years Caps Goals
1 Fatkhullo Fatkhuloev 2007– 68 9
2 Davron Erghashev 2008– 58 7
3 Dilshod Vasiev 2006– 50 8
4 Akhtam Nazarov 2012– 50 5
5 Nuriddin Davronov 2008– 49 8
6 Ibrahim Rabimov 2004– 45 9
7 Eraj Rajabov 2008– 44 0
8 Yusuf Rabiev 2003–2015 40 15

Top goalscorersEdit

As of match played 19 November 2019, the players with the most goals for Tajikistan are:
Name Years Caps Goals
1 Manuchekhr Dzhalilov 2011– 30 17
2 Yusuf Rabiev 2003–2015 40 15
3 Numonjon Hakimov 2003–2011 34 14
4 Tokhirjon Muminov 1992–2002 24 10
5 Ibrahim Rabimov 2004– 45 9
5 Fatkhullo Fatkhuloev 2007– 68 9
7 Dzhomikhon Mukhidinov 2003–2010 32 8
7 Nuriddin Davronov 2008– 49 8
7 Dilshod Vasiev 2006– 50 8
10 Davron Erghashev 2008– 58 7
11 Alier Ashurmamadov 1992–2006 14 6
11 Shukhrat Dzhaborov 1996–2007 19 6
11 Parvizdzhon Umarbayev 2015– 24 6

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA World CupEdit

FIFA World Cup FIFA World Cup qualification
Year Result Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  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
   2002 2 1 0 1 16 2
  2006 8 4 1 3 9 9
  2010 4 1 2 1 7 4
  2014 6 2 0 4 6 14
  2018 6 0 1 5 2 20
  2022 To be determined To be determined
    2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/21 32 12 5 15 55 51

AFC Asian CupEdit

AFC Asian Cup AFC Asian Cup qualification
Year Result Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1992 Did not enter Did not enter
  1996 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 4 5
  2000 3 2 0 1 6 5
  2004 6 2 2 2 3 5
     2007 Did not enter Did not enter
  2011 Did not qualify
  2015
  2019 16 5 3 8 25 29
  2023 To be determined 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Best: 0/8 27 10 5 12 38 44

AFC Challenge CupEdit

RCD Cup/ECO Cup recordEdit

Other tournamentsEdit

ELF CupEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 28 November 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 25 November 2019. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Member Association - Tajikistan". FIFA.com. FIFA.
  4. ^ Уволен тренерский штаб сборной Таджикистана. fc-istiklol.tj (in Russian). FC Istiklol. 30 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  5. ^ ХАКИМ ФУЗАЙЛОВ ИЗВИНИЛСЯ ПЕРЕД БОЛЕЛЬЩИКАМИ ЗА НЕВЫХОД СБОРНОЙ ТАДЖИКИСТАНА НА КУБОК АЗИИ-2019 И ПОДАЛ В ОТСТАВКУ. fft.tj (in Russian). Football Federation Tajikistan. 27 March 2018. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Team of Tajikistan will play against Nepal in white form" (in Russian). Football Federation of Tajikistan. 4 September 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  7. ^ УСМОН ТОШЕВ НАЗВАЛ ИГРОКОВ, ВЫЗВАННЫХ В СБОРНУЮ ТАДЖИКИСТАНА НА НОЯБРЬСКИЕ МАТЧИ. fft.tj (in Russian). Football Federation of Tajikistan. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  8. ^ Фатхулло Фатхуллоев – 60 матчей за сборную Таджикистана!. fc-istiklol.tj (in Russian). FC Istiklol. 14 November 2017. Retrieved 14 November 2017.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Newly Created
AFC Challenge Cup Champions
2006 (First title)
Succeeded by
2008 India