Turkmenistan national futsal team

The Turkmenistan national futsal team represents Turkmenistan in international futsal competitions and is controlled by the Football Federation of Turkmenistan.

Turkmenistan
AssociationFootball Federation of Turkmenistan
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Head coachwithout coach
CaptainAbdylla Gurbannepesow[1]
FIFA codeTKM
FIFA ranking69 (12 May 2020) [2]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Thailand 23 – 2 Turkmenistan 
(Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, May 23, 2005)
Biggest win
 Turkmenistan 8 – 0 Maldives 
(Kuantan, Malaysia, April 18, 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Thailand 23 – 2 Turkmenistan 
(Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, May 23, 2005)
World Cup
Appearancesnone
AFC Futsal Championship
Appearances7 (First in 2005)
Best resultRound 1, 6 times
Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
Appearances3 (First in 2009)
Best result4th Place, (2009)

OverviewEdit

Turkmenistan can count themselves fortunate to have avoided preliminary qualification for the 2008 AFC Futsal Championship. They grabbed the last direct spot in the finals even though they finished bottom of their finals group in 2007. Turkmenistan caused the first real upset of the championship with a 1-0 win over Australia in their opening game, Elman Tagayev scoring the only goal in the first half. But they went backwards after that with a 1-7 loss to Kyrgyzstan and a 2-5 reversal to Korea Republic. Turkmenistan were not expected to make it out of the group after poor performances in previous championships. They were uninspiring in 2005 and the following year had little chance in a group that included powerhouses Iran and ASEAN kingpins Thailand. But with more games under their belt, the relatively young squad will be aiming for better results this year.

In March 2019, the Football Federation of Turkmenistan named Robert Grdović as the head coach of the Turkmenistan national futsal team, signing a one year contract[3][4].

Tournament recordsEdit

FIFA Futsal World CupEdit

  • 1989Part of Soviet Union
  • 1992Did not enter
  • 1996Did not enter
  • 2000Did not enter
  • 2004Did not enter
  • 2008Did not qualify
  • 2012Did not qualify
  • 2016Did not qualify
  • 2020TBD

AFC Futsal ChampionshipEdit

Asian Championship record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA DIF Points
  1999 Did Not Enter
  2000
  2001
  2002 Withdrew
  2003
  2004 Did Not Enter
  2005 Round 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2006 Round 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2007 Round 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2008 Round 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2010 Round 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2012 Round 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2014 Did Not Qualify
  2016
  2018
  2020 Round 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 7/16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Futsal at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts GamesEdit

  • 2005 - Did not enter
  • 2007 - Did not enter
  • 2009 - 4th Place
  • 2013 - Round 1
  • 2017 - Quarterfinals (host)

SquadEdit

Squad for the 2020 AFC Futsal Championship qualification [5]

  1. Mulkaman Annagulyýew
  2. Myrat Annaýew
  3. Watan Ataýew
  4. Meretgeldi Baýramow
  5. Dayanç Garadjaýew
  6. Abdylla Gurbannepesow
  7. Allamyrat Gurbanow
  8. Allaberdi Meredow
  9. Öwezbaý Muhammetmyradow
  10. Maksat Myradow
  11. Serdar Rejepow
  12. Berdymyrat Sapardurdyýew
  13. Arzuwguly Sapargulyýew
  14. Gurbangeldi Sähedow

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Состоялась жеребьёвка финальной части Чемпионата Азии по футзалу
  2. ^ Futsal World Ranking
  3. ^ Хорватский специалист Роберт Грдович возглавит национальную сборную Туркменистана по футзалу
  4. ^ "Robert Grdovic talks about postponed AFC Futsal Championship and predicts the outcome". futsallfeed.com. Retrieved 2020-04-08.
  5. ^ Robert Grdowiç Aziýa çempionatynyň saýlama duşuşyklary üçin Türkmenistanyň futzal ýygyndysyny kesgitledi

See alsoEdit