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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: 17/08/2018 17:43 CET
31 August 2016 31 Aug - Friendlies 2016-18
Referee: not available Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (NOR)
06/25/2018 09:26:23
6 September 2016 06 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group A)
Referee: Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU) Stadium: Borisov-Arena, Borisov (BLR)
06/15/2018 13:17:03
7 October 2016 07 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group A)
Referee: Craig Thomson (SCO) Stadium: Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam (NED)
07/16/2018 10:37:26
10 October 2016 10 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group A)
Referee: Tobias Welz (GER) Stadium: Borisov-Arena, Borisov (BLR)
06/15/2018 13:34:27
9 November 2016 09 Nov - Friendlies 2016-18
Referee: not available Stadium: Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus (GRE)
08/17/2018 14:21:09
13 November 2016 13 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group A)
Referee: Stephan Klossner (SUI) Stadium: Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofia (BUL)
06/15/2018 12:36:36
25 March 2017 25 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group A)
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT) Stadium: Friends Arena, Solna (SWE)
06/25/2018 14:23:24
28 March 2017 28 Mar - Friendlies 2016-18
FYR Macedonia3-0Belarus
Referee: not available Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
08/17/2018 15:41:30
1 June 2017 01 Jun - Friendlies 2016-18
Referee: not available Stadium: La Maladière, Neuchatel (SUI)
08/17/2018 15:24:55
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN) Stadium: Borisov-Arena, Borisov (BLR)
06/15/2018 14:24:51
12 June 2017 12 Jun - Friendlies 2016-18
Belarus1-0New Zealand
Referee: not available Stadium: Dinamo Stadion, Minsk (BLR)
08/17/2018 15:57:35
31 August 2017 31 Aug - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group A)
Referee: Clayton Pisani (MLT) Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
06/15/2018 14:35:40
3 September 2017 03 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group A)
Referee: Tobias Stieler (GER) Stadium: Borisov-Arena, Borisov (BLR)
06/15/2018 14:52:27
7 October 2017 07 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group A)
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG) Stadium: Borisov-Arena, Borisov (BLR)
06/12/2018 13:46:59
10 October 2017 10 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group A)
Referee: Halis Özkahya (TUR) Stadium: Stade de France, Saint-Denis (FRA)
05/10/2018 10:58:32
9 November 2017 09 Nov - Friendlies 2016-18
Referee: Lasha Silagava (GEO) Stadium: Vazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht, Yerevan (ARM)
08/17/2018 16:18:03
13 November 2017 13 Nov - Friendlies 2016-18
Referee: Suren Baliyan (ARM) Stadium: Tsentraluri, Kutaisi (GEO)
08/17/2018 16:44:27
23 March 2018 23 Mar - Friendlies 2016-18
Referee: not available Stadium: Bakı Olimpiya Stadionu, Baku (AZE)
05/10/2018 09:06:11
27 March 2018 27 Mar - Friendlies 2016-18
Referee: not available Stadium: Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana (SVN)
06/07/2018 08:25:13
9 June 2018 09 Jun - Friendlies 2016-18
Referee: not available Stadium: Tampere Stadion, Tampere (FIN)
06/11/2018 11:18:37

General info

  • Founded : 1989
  • Stadium : Borisov-Arena
  • Currently playing : Friendly matches 2014/2016, World Cup 2016/2018

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)