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Belarus team profile

Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 9.00CET
Since first competing as an independent nation in EURO '96 qualifying, Belarus have never made it through to the play-offs, let alone a final tournament.

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Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 9.00CET

Belarus team profile

Since first competing as an independent nation in EURO '96 qualifying, Belarus have never made it through to the play-offs, let alone a final tournament.

Best result: have never qualified
Coach: Georgi Kondratiev
Leading scorer: all-time – Maksim Romaschenko (20); current – Sergei Kornilenko (14)
Most appearances: all-time – Aleksandr Kulchiy (102); current – Aleksandr Hleb (64)
Association formed: 1989
Nickname: Red-and-Greens
Where they play: Various, including Dinamo Stadion, Minsk; Tsentralny Stadium, Gomel

Since first competing as an independent nation in EURO '96 qualifying, Belarus have never made it through to the play-offs, let alone a final tournament, their best effort coming when they finished third in the 2002 FIFA World Cup preliminaries having challenged for a finals place right up until their concluding game. Fourth is their highest ranking in a UEFA European Championship qualifying group, though they might have done better in the most recent campaign when they were unable to build on a momentous opening 1-0 win in France. They finished last in their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying section.

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P48 W11 D10 L27 F41 A73
Final tournament: P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0
Qualifying: P48 W11 D10 L27 F41 A73

Belarus lost 1-0 to Norway on their UEFA European Championship qualifying debut in September 1994. They would finish the campaign fourth in the group, ahead of Malta and Luxembourg, but laid down a marker with a famous 1-0 win against a star-studded Netherlands side in Minsk.

Two draws with Italy were rare highlights in a disappointing UEFA EURO 2000 qualifying campaign, and while Belarus have yet to reach a major tournament, they have continued to upset Europe's heavyweights. The Dutch came unstuck in the Belarusian capital once again in November 2007, and there was a 1-0 win away to France three years later as Bernd Stange's team enjoyed a terrific start to UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying. That win in Paris was the start of a four-game run in which Stange's charges conceded no goals and garnered eight points, though their campaign ultimately fizzled out.

Memorable EURO matches
03/09/2010: France 0-1 Belarus, UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying

Sergei Kislyak's late effort capped a sensational display at the Stade de France.

31/03/1999: Italy 1-1 Belarus, UEFA EURO 2000 qualifying
The visitors held on valiantly after Filippo Inzaghi cancelled out Valentin Belkevich's goal.

07/06/1995: Belarus 1-0 Netherlands, EURO '96 qualifying
Serguei Gerasimets' goal earned victory against a team loaded with UEFA Champions League winners.

Did you know?
In 2013, Belarus played 13 matches – their highest ever total in a calendar year (W4 D4 L5).

*Last updated on 07/01/14

Last updated: 09/06/15 2.23CET

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Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 17/12/2015 16:39 CET
4 September 2014 04 Sep - Friendlies 2014-16
Referee: Sergejus Slyva (LTU)
12/17/2015 15:33:50
8 September 2014 08 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU) Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
01/08/2016 08:06:23
9 October 2014 09 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED) Stadium: Borisov-Arena, Borisov (BLR)
01/08/2016 08:06:16
12 October 2014 12 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Referee: Serge Gumienny (BEL) Stadium: Borisov-Arena, Borisov (BLR)
01/08/2016 08:06:15
15 November 2014 15 Nov - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Referee: Kenn Hansen (DEN) Stadium: Estadio Nuevo Colombino, Huelva (ESP)
01/08/2016 08:06:42
18 November 2014 18 Nov - Friendlies 2014-16
Referee: Sergei Ivanov (RUS) Stadium: Borisov-Arena, Borisov (BLR)
12/17/2015 15:39:36
27 March 2015 27 Mar - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
FYR Macedonia1-2Belarus
Referee: Anthony Taylor (ENG) Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
01/08/2016 08:06:36
30 March 2015 30 Mar - Friendlies 2014-16
Referee: not available
11/19/2015 13:28:12
7 June 2015 07 Jun - Friendlies 2014-16
Referee: not available
11/19/2015 13:03:35
14 June 2015 14 Jun - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT) Stadium: Borisov-Arena, Borisov (BLR)
01/08/2016 08:06:35
5 September 2015 05 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Referee: Liran Liany (ISR) Stadium: Arena Lviv, Lviv (UKR)
01/08/2016 08:06:34
8 September 2015 08 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (SVN) Stadium: Borisov-Arena, Borisov (BLR)
01/08/2016 08:06:33
9 October 2015 09 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Referee: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR) Stadium: Štadión MŠK Žilina, Zilina (SVK)
01/08/2016 08:06:26
12 October 2015 12 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Belarus0-0FYR Macedonia
Referee: Christian Dingert (GER) Stadium: Borisov-Arena, Borisov (BLR)
01/08/2016 08:06:24
17 November 2015 17 Nov - Friendlies 2014-16
Oman - Belarus
Match cancelled c
Referee: not available
11/18/2015 12:28:00
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 14:29:17
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 14:51:02
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 15:28:17
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 16:17:32
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 17:04:33
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 20:26:03
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 20:26:33
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 21:11:18
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 21:11:18
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 20:37:48

General info

  • Founded : 1989
  • Stadium : Borisov Arena
  • Currently playing : Friendly matches 2014/2016, European Championship 2014/2016

Team record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    17/11/2007, Albania 2-4 Belarus, Tirana
    11/10/2006, Belarus 4-2 Slovenia, Minsk
  • Biggest defeat:
    11/06/2003, Austria 5-0 Belarus, Innsbruck
  • Appearances in UEFA European Football Championship: 6
  • Player with most appearances: 28
    Aleksandr Kulchiy (BLR)
  • Top scorers: 7
    Sergei Kornilenko (BLR)