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Kazakhstan team profile

Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.27CET
A former republic of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan joined the Asian Football Confederation after independence in 1992 but were accepted as a UEFA member a decade later.

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Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.27CET

Kazakhstan team profile

A former republic of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan joined the Asian Football Confederation after independence in 1992 but were accepted as a UEFA member a decade later.

Best result: have never qualified
Coach:
Yuri Krasnozhan
Leading scorers:
all-time – Ruslan Baltiev (13); current – Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev, Sergei Ostapenko (6)
Most appearances:
all-time – Ruslan Baltiev (73); current – Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev (57)
Association formed:
1992
Nickname:
None
Where they play:
Astana Arena, Astana

A former republic of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan joined the Asian Football Confederation after independence in 1992 but were accepted as a UEFA member a decade later. The ninth biggest country in the world but with a relatively small population approaching 18 million, its national football team have been involved in only two UEFA European Championship qualifying campaigns, finishing sixth out of eight teams on the road to UEFA EURO 2008 and sixth out of six four years later. FIFA World Cup qualifying has brought similar disappointment, with just five points claimed in the 2014 campaign.

EURO pedigree
Matches played

Overall: P24 W3 D5 L16 F17 A45
Final tournament: P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0
Qualifying: P24 W3 D5 L16 F17 A45

Granted UEFA membership too late to participate in UEFA EURO 2004 qualifying, Kazakhstan had to wait another four years for their first taste of UEFA European Championship action. Their 2008 campaign began promisingly, Arno Pijpers' side drawing their opening fixture 0-0 in Belgium. They went on to beat Serbia 2-1 in Almaty – their first competitive win as full UEFA members – a 1-0 victory in Armenia and 2-2 draw with Belgium taking them to ten points from 14 games.

There was less to celebrate four years later in a campaign Kazakhstan started under the guidance of German coach Bernd Storck, finishing with Beránek in charge. Drawn in a section containing Germany, Belgium, Turkey, Austria and Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan finished bottom of Group A with just four points, their only triumph a 2-1 home win against Azerbaijan.

Memorable EURO matches
21/11/07: Armenia 0-1 Kazakhstan, UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying
Sergei Ostapenko's goal in Yerevan earned Kazakhstan their first away win in UEFA competition.

17/10/07: Kazakhstan 1-2 Portugal, UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying
The hosts were on course for a fine 0-0 draw with six minutes left, before three late goals.

24/03/07: Kazakhstan 2-1 Serbia, UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying
Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev sealed Kazakhstan's first competitive win since gaining full UEFA membership.

Did you know?
No Kazakh footballer represented the USSR until 1977 when defender Seilda Baishakov won his two caps. A decade later another defender, Evgeny Yarovenko, also made two appearances before helping the Soviet side to gold at the 1988 Olympics Games.

*Last updated 07/02/14

Last updated: 09/06/15 2.21CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 17/12/2015 17:57 CET
12 August 2014 12 Aug - Friendlies 2014-16
Kazakhstan2-1Tajikistan
Referee: not available
10/17/2015 01:31:25
5 September 2014 05 Sep - Friendlies 2014-16
Kazakhstan7-1Kyrgyzstan
Referee: Sergei Tsinkevich (BLR)
12/17/2015 16:25:36
9 September 2014 09 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Kazakhstan0-0Latvia
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK) Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
01/08/2016 08:06:24
10 October 2014 10 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Netherlands3-1Kazakhstan
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN) Stadium: Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam (NED)
02/01/2016 10:23:28
13 October 2014 13 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Kazakhstan2-4Czech Republic
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN) Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
01/08/2016 08:06:15
16 November 2014 16 Nov - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Turkey3-1Kazakhstan
Referee: Aleksei Eskov (RUS) Stadium: Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi, Istanbul (TUR)
01/08/2016 08:06:42
18 February 2015 18 Feb - Friendlies 2014-16
Kazakhstan1-1Moldova
Referee: Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS)
12/17/2015 16:51:15
28 March 2015 28 Mar - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Kazakhstan0-3Iceland
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE) Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
01/08/2016 08:06:36
31 March 2015 31 Mar - Friendlies 2014-16
Russia0-0Kazakhstan
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
12/17/2015 16:57:32
12 May 2015 12 May - Friendlies 2014-16
Kazakhstan0-0Burkina Faso
Referee: not available
11/19/2015 13:21:48
12 June 2015 12 Jun - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Kazakhstan0-1Turkey
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG) Stadium: Almaty Ortalyk Stadion, Almaty (KAZ)
01/08/2016 08:06:34
16 June 2015 - Friendlies 2014-16
Kazakhstan - Cape Verde Islands
Match cancelled c
Referee: not available
08/14/2015 15:06:47
3 September 2015 03 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Czech Republic2-1Kazakhstan
Referee: Martin Strömbergsson (SWE) Stadium: Doosan Arena, Plzen (CZE)
01/08/2016 08:06:33
6 September 2015 06 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Iceland0-0Kazakhstan
Referee: Yevhen Aranovskiy (UKR) Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
01/08/2016 08:06:27
10 October 2015 10 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Kazakhstan1-2Netherlands
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA) Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
01/08/2016 08:06:26
13 October 2015 13 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Latvia0-1Kazakhstan
Referee: Steven McLean (SCO) Stadium: Skonto Stadions, Riga (LVA)
01/08/2016 08:06:25
KazakhstanPoland
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 14:11:49
MontenegroKazakhstan
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 15:06:32
KazakhstanRomania
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 15:34:32
DenmarkKazakhstan
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 15:48:02
ArmeniaKazakhstan
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 18:22:48
KazakhstanDenmark
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 17:47:33
KazakhstanMontenegro
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 18:55:03
PolandKazakhstan
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 19:11:18
RomaniaKazakhstan
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 22:59:34
KazakhstanArmenia
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 14:20:47

General info

  • Founded : 1914
  • Stadium : Astana Arena
  • Currently playing : European Championship 2014/2016, Friendly matches 2014/2016

Team record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    03/06/2011, Kazakhstan 2-1 Azerbaijan, Astana
    24/03/2007, Kazakhstan 2-1 Serbia, Almaty
  • Biggest defeat:
    26/03/2011, Germany 4-0 Kazakhstan, Kaiserslautern
  • Appearances in UEFA European Football Championship: 3
  • Player with most appearances: 22
    Samat Smakov (KAZ)
  • Top scorers: 5
    Dmitriy Byakov (KAZ)