Team analysis

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan squad
No.PlayerBornPos.PORBELSCOGSClub
1Mammad Huseynov29/05/1999Goalkeeper8062* Qarabağ FK (AZE)
2Huseyin Seylighli19/01/1999Defender8075*80
3Rijat Garayev07/09/1999Defender808080 FK Khazar Sumgayit (AZE)
4Yusif Hasanov30/11/1999Defender 21* Qarabağ FK (AZE)
5Elchin Asadov03/08/1999Defender808080 FK Qaradag Lokbatan (AZE)
6Ibrahim Gadirzade21/03/1999Midfield80 66* FK Khazar Lenkoran (AZE)
7Farid Nabiyev22/07/1999Midfield78*80801 Gabala SC (AZE)
8Metin Güler10/09/1999Midfield808080 Beşiktaş JK (TUR)
9Dogukan Oksuz25/02/1999Forward53* 31* Trabzonspor AŞ (TUR)
10Pilagha Mehdiyev25/05/1999Midfield31+8080 FK Qaradag Lokbatan (AZE)
11Nadir Kasumov27/08/1999Forward27+ 14+ Keşla FK (AZE)
12Kamran Ibrahimov07/06/1999Goalkeeper 18+ Neftçi PFK (AZE)
13Bahadur Haziyev26/03/1999Midfield FK Qaradag Lokbatan (AZE)
14Ismayil Karakash08/01/1999Defender808080
15Jeyhun Mukhtarli30/09/1999Midfield49* Keşla FK (AZE)
16Murad Mahmudov07/05/2000Forward 59+49+1 RB Leipzig (GER)
17Baris Ekinjier24/03/1999Midfield8080 SC Rot-Weiss Essen (GER)
18Suleyman Ahmadov25/11/1999Midfield2+8080 Keşla FK (AZE)
19Ege Atlam01/05/1999Defender 5+ Beşiktaş JK (TUR)
22Murad Popov05/03/1999Goalkeeper80 Gabala SC (AZE)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Tabriz Hasanov

Coach: Tabriz Hasanov
15/06/67

"We were in our own backyard and we had to prove to all the fans that this team can play football. After the first match many people said we were weak, that they did not believe in us, but the lads improved with every game. This was the first time we’ve played in a competition like this and I'm sure the experience the lads gained will help them when they move on to the Under-19 or senior national teams. They did very well in the last two matches."

Azerbaijan team analysis

Azerbaijan team analysis

• 1-4-2-3-1 switching to 1-4-3-3 with single midfield screen v Scotland
• Elchin Asadov effectively moved from centre-back to screening midfielder
• Emphasis on combination moves among skilful midfielders
• Wide midfielders cutting infield to open spaces for two attacking full-backs
• Well-organised, compact team; quick transitions to 1-5-4-1 defence
• Positional interchanging at front; attempts at short passing through middle
• Commitment, team spirit and heart; mental strength after opening defeat