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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: 17/02/14 17.37CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 13/10/2014 19:29 CET
Georgia1-0Belarus
Referee: Stanislav Todorov (BUL) – Stadium: Boris Paichadze National Stadium, Tbilisi (GEO)
04/18/2013 09:19:41
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group I)
France3-1Belarus
Referee: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR) – Stadium: Stade de France, Paris (FRA)
04/18/2013 09:12:26
Belarus0-4Spain
Referee: Serge Gumienny (BEL) – Stadium: Dinamo Stadion, Minsk (BLR)
04/18/2013 08:57:37
Belarus2-0Georgia
Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT) – Stadium: Dinamo Stadion, Minsk (BLR)
04/18/2013 08:46:15
Finland1-0Belarus
Referee: Eli Hacmon (ISR) – Stadium: Olympic Stadium, Helsinki (FIN)
06/07/2013 18:52:19
Belarus1-1Finland
Referee: Libor Kovařik (CZE) – Stadium: Tsentralny, Gomel (BLR)
07/25/2013 10:54:00
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round
Belarus2-4France
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA) – Stadium: Tsentralny, Gomel (BLR)
09/11/2013 07:12:36
Spain2-1Belarus
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED) – Stadium: Ono Estadi - Son Moix, Palma de Mallorca (ESP)
12/16/2013 13:36:38
Belarus6-1Tadjikistan
Referee: not available
09/04/2014 22:37:36
8 September 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Luxembourg1-1Belarus
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU) – Stadium: Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
10/13/2014 19:03:43
9 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Belarus0-2Ukraine
Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED) – Stadium: Borisov Arena, Borisov (BLR)
10/13/2014 19:02:50
12 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Belarus1-3Slovakia
Referee: Serge Gumienny (BEL) – Stadium: Borisov Arena, Borisov (BLR)
10/17/2014 10:27:48
15 November 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
SpainBelarus
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Estadio Nuevo Colombino, Huelva (ESP)
10/23/2014 15:27:38
Belarus - Mexico
Referee: TBD
09/30/2014 16:40:33
FYR MacedoniaBelarus
Referee: TBD
10/14/2014 11:37:30
BelarusSpain
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:35:36
5 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
UkraineBelarus
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:36:20
8 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
BelarusLuxembourg
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:37:00
9 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
SlovakiaBelarus
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:35:36
12 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
BelarusFYR Macedonia
Referee: TBD
10/14/2014 11:37:30

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: 5
    Sergei Gerasimets (BLR)
    Sergei Kornilenko (BLR)
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