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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: 17/02/14 17.30CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 12/09/2014 17:58 CET
Kazakhstan1-2Republic of Ireland
Referee: Marius Avram (ROU) – Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
04/18/2013 15:47:51
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
Sweden2-0Kazakhstan
Referee: Serhiy Boiko (UKR) – Stadium: Malmö New Stadium, Malmo (SWE)
04/18/2013 16:24:39
Kazakhstan0-0Austria
Referee: Tamás Bognar (HUN) – Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
04/18/2013 15:47:52
Austria4-0Kazakhstan
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (DEN) – Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)
04/18/2013 15:06:21
Kazakhstan0-3Germany
Referee: Anastassios Kakos (GRE) – Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
05/28/2013 11:07:20
Germany4-1Kazakhstan
Referee: Halis Özkahya (TUR) – Stadium: Frankenstadion, Nuremberg (GER)
05/28/2013 11:07:36
Kazakhstan2-1Faroe Islands
Referee: Johnny Casanova (SMR) – Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
09/11/2013 07:03:15
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
Kazakhstan0-1Sweden
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE) – Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
09/11/2013 07:29:56
Faroe Islands1-1Kazakhstan
Referee: Dumitri Muntean (MDA) – Stadium: Tórsvøllur, Torshavn (FRO)
12/16/2013 12:36:38
Republic of Ireland3-1Kazakhstan
Referee: Vadims Direktorenko (LVA) – Stadium: Dublin Arena, Dublin (IRL)
12/16/2013 12:36:53
Kazakhstan - Tadjikistan
Match cancelled
Referee: not available
09/04/2014 21:08:05
Kazakhstan7-1Kirghizistan
Referee: not available
09/06/2014 15:42:37
9 September 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Kazakhstan0-0Latvia
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK) – Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
09/26/2014 13:38:30
10 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
NetherlandsKazakhstan
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam (NED)
09/30/2014 17:23:28
13 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
KazakhstanCzech Republic
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
09/29/2014 15:08:36
16 November 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
TurkeyKazakhstan
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi, Istanbul (TUR)
09/26/2014 13:38:38
KazakhstanIceland
Referee: TBD
09/26/2014 13:38:39
KazakhstanTurkey
Referee: TBD
09/26/2014 13:38:39
3 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Czech RepublicKazakhstan
Referee: TBD
09/26/2014 13:38:40
6 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
IcelandKazakhstan
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
09/26/2014 13:38:44
10 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
KazakhstanNetherlands
Referee: TBD
09/26/2014 13:38:49
13 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
LatviaKazakhstan
Referee: TBD
09/26/2014 13:38:32

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: 19
    Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev (KAZ)
  • Top scorers: 5
    Dmitriy Byakov (KAZ)
 
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