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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

SSI Err
HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 26/06/2015 02:05 CET
Kazakhstan1-2Republic of Ireland
Referee: Marius Avram (ROU) Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
07/14/2015 05:08:13
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
Sweden2-0Kazakhstan
Referee: Serhiy Boiko (UKR) – Stadium: Malmö New Stadium, Malmo (SWE)
05/27/2015 11:35:20
Kazakhstan0-0Austria
Referee: Tamás Bognar (HUN) Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
07/14/2015 05:08:13
Austria4-0Kazakhstan
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (DEN) – Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)
06/02/2015 11:13:13
Kazakhstan0-3Germany
Referee: Anastassios Kakos (GRE) Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
07/14/2015 05:08:14
Germany4-1Kazakhstan
Referee: Halis Özkahya (TUR) – Stadium: Grundig Stadion, Nuremberg (GER)
11/10/2014 18:04:39
Kazakhstan2-1Faroe Islands
Referee: Johnny Casanova (SMR) Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
07/14/2015 05:08:13
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
Kazakhstan0-1Sweden
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE) Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
07/14/2015 05:08:13
Faroe Islands1-1Kazakhstan
Referee: Dumitri Muntean (MDA) – Stadium: Tórsvøllur, Torshavn (FRO)
06/29/2015 22:00:49
Republic of Ireland3-1Kazakhstan
Referee: Vadims Direktorenko (LVA) – Stadium: Aviva Stadium, Dublin (IRL)
06/01/2015 13:37:32
12 August 2014 - Friendlies 2014-16
Kazakhstan2-1Tajikistan Football Federation
Referee: not available
06/10/2015 19:23:14
5 September 2014 - Friendlies 2014-16
Kazakhstan7-1Football Fed. of Kyrgyz Republic
Referee: not available
06/10/2015 18:54:05
9 September 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Kazakhstan0-0Latvia
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK) Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
07/14/2015 05:08:14
10 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Netherlands3-1Kazakhstan
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN) Stadium: Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam (NED)
07/11/2015 08:26:53
13 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Kazakhstan2-4Czech Republic
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN) Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
07/14/2015 05:08:14
16 November 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Turkey3-1Kazakhstan
Referee: Aleksei Eskov (RUS) Stadium: Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi, Istanbul (TUR)
07/30/2015 12:30:52
18 February 2015 - Friendlies 2014-16
Kazakhstan1-1Moldova
Referee: not available
06/10/2015 18:12:30
Kazakhstan0-3Iceland
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE) Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
07/14/2015 05:08:15
31 March 2015 - Friendlies 2014-16
Russia0-0Kazakhstan
Referee: not available
06/10/2015 15:00:06
Kazakhstan0-1Turkey
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG) Stadium: Almaty Ortalyk Stadion, Almaty (KAZ)
07/20/2015 09:59:04
16 June 2015 - Friendlies 2014-16
Kazakhstan - Cape Verde Islands
Match cancelled
Referee: not available
06/17/2015 13:28:44
3 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Czech RepublicKazakhstan
Referee: TBD Stadium: Doosan Arena, Plzen (CZE)
07/29/2015 13:27:30
6 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
IcelandKazakhstan
Referee: TBD Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
07/21/2015 12:12:39
10 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
KazakhstanNetherlands
Referee: TBD Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
07/16/2015 11:16:25
13 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
LatviaKazakhstan
Referee: TBD
07/11/2015 08:26:06

General info

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