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Tajikistan National Football Team

Tajikistan
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)The Crowns[]
(Tajik: / Tâjhâ)
The Persian Lions[](Tajik: / ?erhâi fârsi)
Sons of the Highlands[](Tajik: ? / Ba?ahâi Kuhistân)
Pamirians[](Tajik: / Pâmirihâ)
AssociationTajikistan Football Federation
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
CAFA (Central Asia)
Head coachUsmon Toshev
Most capsFatkhullo Fatkhuloev (68)
Top scorerManuchekhr Dzhalilov (17)
Home stadiumPamir Stadium (24,000)
FIFA codeTJK
FIFA ranking
Current 121 Steady(20 February 2020)[1]
Highest106 (July 2013)
Lowest180 (July 2003, October 2003)
Elo ranking
Current 148 Increase 12 (2 April 2020)[2]
Highest85 (November 2003)
Lowest165 (October 2018)
First international
Tajikistan Tajikistan 2-2 Uzbekistan 
(Dushanbe, Tajikistan; 17 June 1992)
Biggest win
Tajikistan Tajikistan 16-0 Guam 
(Tabriz, Iran; 26 November 2000)
Biggest defeat
 Japan 8-0 Tajikistan Tajikistan
(Osaka, Japan; 11 October 2011)
AFC Challenge Cup
Appearances4 (first in 2006)
Best resultChampions (2006)
Bangabandhu Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2018)
Best resultRunners-up (2018)

The Tajikistan national football team (Tajik: ? ? ?, Timi milliji fut?oli Toçikiston; Russian: ? ?) represents Tajikistan in international football and is controlled by the Tajikistan Football Federation, the governing body for football in Tajikistan. Tajikistan's home ground is the Pamir Stadium in Dushanbe.

History

After the breakup of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan played its first match against Uzbekistan on 17 June 1992. It was not until 1994 that the Tajikistan National Football Federation was admitted to FIFA.

Tajikistan played its first official game on 11 April 1994 in Tashkent as part of a regional tournament. They lost that game against Kazakhstan 0-1.[3] The first official competition the team entered was the qualifiers for the 1996 Asian Cup, when it was seeded in the three-team Group 8 with Uzbekistan and Bahrain. Bahrain later withdrew, leaving Tajikistan to a play-off against their Middle Asian neighbors. Tajikistan won the first game 4-0, but were beaten in the away game 0-5 after extra time. They did not enter a World Cup qualifying competition until the France 1998 edition, recording four victories in their preliminary group stage including a 5-0 triumph over Turkmenistan, and losing only to China, which placed them second behind their eastern neighbors, but out of the competition.[3]

In a three-team qualifying section for Korea/Japan 2002, they had a record 16-0 win over Guam before losing 2-0 to Iran. After beating Bangladesh 4-0 on aggregate in the preliminary round of the qualifiers for Germany 2006, they held AFC Asian Cup semi-finalists and eventual group winners Bahrain to a goalless draw on 31 March 2004.

The team won its first international tournament, the inaugural AFC Challenge Cup, in 2006, beating Sri Lanka 4-0 in Dhaka.

Following Tajikistan's disappointing 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, Mubin Ergashev and his staff were relieved of their duties.[4]

Tajikistan were drawn into a 2019 Asian Cup qualification group with the Philippines, Yemen and Nepal. Following their defeat to Philippines on 27 March 2018, confirming Tajikistan's failure to qualify for the Asian Cup, manager Khakim Fuzailov resigned.[5]

Due to the unsuccessful performance of Tajikistan in recent years, Usmon Toshev, the Uzbek coach, was appointed in order to reinvigorate the Tajik side. Under Usmon, Tajikistan performed well in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying, managed to beat neighbor Kyrgyzstan 1-0 and holding the same opponent 1-1 away. However, Tajikistan suffered a heartbreaking shock 3-4 loss to minnows Myanmar away, in what was considered to be a shock given Myanmar's poor form in early games, thus putting Tajikistan into trouble.

Team image

Kit

The team strip is currently sponsored by Chinese sporting apparel company Li-Ning.[6]

Players

Current squad

Match date: 9, 14 & 19 November 2019[7]
Opposition: Malaysia, Myanmar & Kyrgyzstan
Competition: Friendly & 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification - AFC Second Round
Caps and goals updated as of 19 November 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Rustam Yatimov (1998-07-13) 13 July 1998 (age 21) 12 0 Tajikistan Istiklol
16 1GK Fathullo Boboev (1997-10-09) 9 October 1997 (age 22) 1 0 Tajikistan Regar-TadAZ
23 1GK Shokhrukh Kirgizboev (1987-08-03) 3 August 1987 (age 32) 3 0 Tajikistan Lokomotiv-Pamir

2 2DF Manuchehr Safarov (2001-05-31) 31 May 2001 (age 18) 5 0 Tajikistan Khujand
3 2DF Tabrezi Davlatmir (1998-06-06) 6 June 1998 (age 21) 12 0 Tajikistan Istiklol
4 2DF Khurshed Beknazarov (1994-06-26) 26 June 1994 (age 25) 12 0 Tajikistan Khujand
5 2DF Iskandar Dzhalilov (1992-06-01) 1 June 1992 (age 27) 20 0 Tajikistan Istiklol
6 2DF Davron Ergashev (1988-03-19) 19 March 1988 (age 32) 58 7 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor
9 2DF Farkhod Vosiyev (1990-04-14) 14 April 1990 (age 29) 14 1 Russia Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
19 2DF Akhtam Nazarov (1992-09-29) 29 September 1992 (age 27) 50 5 Bangladesh Bashundhara Kings

7 3MF Parvizdzhon Umarbayev (1994-11-01) 1 November 1994 (age 25) 24 6 Bulgaria Lokomotiv Plovdiv
8 3MF Nuriddin Davronov (1991-01-16) 16 January 1991 (age 29) 49 8 Indonesia Borneo
10 3MF Alisher Dzhalilov (1993-08-29) 29 August 1993 (age 26) 6 1 Tajikistan Istiklol
11 3MF Muhammadjon Rakhimov (1998-10-15) 15 October 1998 (age 21) 15 1 Tajikistan Istiklol
17 3MF Ehson Panjshanbe (1998-05-12) 12 May 1998 (age 21) 19 0 Tajikistan Istiklol
18 3MF Fatkhullo Fatkhuloev (1990-03-24) 24 March 1990 (age 30) 68 9 Tajikistan Khujand
20 3MF Amirbek Juraboev (1996-04-13) 13 April 1996 (age 23) 32 0 Uzbekistan Navbahor Namangan
22 3MF Karomatullo Saidov (1999-10-12) 12 October 1999 (age 20) 7 0 Tajikistan Khatlon

12 4FW Jahongir Ergashev (1994-03-06) 6 March 1994 (age 26) 31 4 Bangladesh Saif
13 4FW Komron Tursunov (1996-04-24) 24 April 1996 (age 23) 14 4 India Mohun Bagan
14 4FW Sheriddin Boboev (1999-04-21) 21 April 1999 (age 20) 14 1 Tajikistan Istiklol
15 4FW Shahrom Samiyev (2001-02-08) 8 February 2001 (age 19) 6 2 Russia Rubin Kazan
21 4FW Manuchekhr Dzhalilov (1990-09-27) 27 September 1990 (age 29) 30 17 Tajikistan Istiklol

Recent call ups

The following players have been called up during the past 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Abduaziz Mahkamov (1987-07-15) 15 July 1987 (age 32) 12 0 Kyrgyzstan Alay Osh v.  China PR, 11 June 2019
GK Dilshod Dodoboev (1996-11-08) 8 November 1996 (age 23) 0 0 Tajikistan Istaravshan v.  Mongolia, 10 September 2019

DF Manouchehr Ahmadov (1992-10-28) 28 October 1992 (age 27) 5 0 Tajikistan Khujand v.  China PR, 11 June 2019
DF Firdavs Chakalov (1996-02-24) 24 February 1996 (age 24) 1 0 Tajikistan Khujand v.  China PR, 11 June 2019
DF Alisher Barotov (1999-09-10) 10 September 1999 (age 20) 2 0 Tajikistan Khatlon v.  North Korea, 19 July 2019
DF Siyovush Asrorov (1992-07-21) 21 July 1992 (age 27) 39 0 Bangladesh Rahmatganj MFS v.  Mongolia, 10 September 2019
DF Zoir Juraboev (1998-09-16) 16 September 1998 (age 21) 8 0 Tajikistan Istiklol v.  Japan, 15 October 2019

MF Daler Yodgorov (2000-05-01) 1 May 2000 (age 19) 0 0 Tajikistan CSKA Pamir Dushanbe v.  North Korea, 19 July 2019
MF Nozim Babadjanov (1995-08-07) 7 August 1995 (age 24) 14 0 Tajikistan Regar-TadAZ v.  North Korea, 19 July 2019
MF Sharafdzhon Solehov (1999-12-14) 14 December 1999 (age 20) 8 1 Tajikistan Khujand v.  Mongolia, 10 September 2019
MF Ilhomjon Barotov (1990-07-21) 21 July 1990 (age 29) 5 1 Tajikistan Istaravshan v.  Japan, 15 October 2019
MF Otabek Karimov (1998-01-04) 4 January 1998 (age 22) 4 0 Tajikistan Istaravshan v.  Japan, 15 October 2019

FW Tohir Malodustov (2000-09-12) 12 September 2000 (age 19) 1 0 Tajikistan Barkchi v.  Japan, 15 October 2019

Managers

As of 5 December 2018

Results and fixtures

Previous matches

  Win   Draw   Loss

Date Venue Opponent Competition Result Tajikistan scorers
2018
13 December 2018 Oman Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat  Oman Friendly 1-2 L Solehov Goal 90
16 December 2018 Oman Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat  Oman Friendly 0-1 L
20 December 2018 Bahrain Khalifa Sports City Stadium, Isa Town  Bahrain Friendly 0-5 L
2019
7 June 2019 Tajikistan Pamir Stadium, Dushanbe  Afghanistan Friendly
1-1 D
Samiyev Goal 88
11 June 2019 China Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou  China PR Friendly 0-1 L
7 July 2019 India TransStadia Arena, Ahmedabad  India 2019 Intercontinental Cup 4-2 W Tursunov Goal 56
Boboev Goal 59
Rakhimov Goal 71
Samiyev Goal 77
10 July 2019 India TransStadia Arena, Ahmedabad  Syria 2019 Intercontinental Cup 2-0 W Tursunov Goal 56
Barotov Goal 67
15 July 2019 India TransStadia Arena, Ahmedabad  North Korea 2019 Intercontinental Cup 0-1 L
19 July 2019 India TransStadia Arena, Ahmedabad  North Korea 2019 Intercontinental Cup 0-1 L
5 September 2019 Tajikistan Pamir Stadium, Dushanbe  Kyrgyzstan 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (2nd Round) 1-0 W A. Dzhalilov Goal 41
10 September 2019 Mongolia MFF Football Centre, Ulanbaatar  Mongolia 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (2nd Round) 1-0 W D. Ergashev Goal 81
15 October 2019 Tajikistan Pamir Stadium, Dushanbe  Japan 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (2nd Round) 0-3 L
9 November 2019 Malaysia Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia Friendly 0-1 L
14 November 2019 Myanmar Mandalarthiri Stadium, Mandalay  Myanmar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (2nd Round) 3-4 L M. Dzhalilov Goal 36 (pen.)76
Vosiyev Goal 57
19 November 2019 Kyrgyzstan Dolen Omurzakov Stadium, Bishkek  Kyrgyzstan 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (2nd Round)
1-1 D
J. Ergashev Goal 17

Upcoming matches

  Win   Draw   Loss

Records

Most capped players

As of match played 19 November 2019[8]
Name Years Caps Goals
1 Fatkhullo Fatkhuloev 2007- 68 9
2 Davron Erghashev 2008- 58 7
3 Dilshod Vasiev 2006- 50 8
4 Akhtam Nazarov 2012- 50 5
5 Nuriddin Davronov 2008- 49 8
6 Ibrahim Rabimov 2004- 45 9
7 Eraj Rajabov 2008- 44 0
8 Yusuf Rabiev 2003-2015 40 15

Top goalscorers

As of match played 19 November 2019, the players with the most goals for Tajikistan are:
Name Years Caps Goals
1 Manuchekhr Dzhalilov 2011- 30 17
2 Yusuf Rabiev 2003-2015 40 15
3 Numonjon Hakimov 2003-2011 34 14
4 Tokhirjon Muminov 1992-2002 24 10
5 Ibrahim Rabimov 2004- 45 9
5 Fatkhullo Fatkhuloev 2007- 68 9
7 Dzhomikhon Mukhidinov 2003-2010 32 8
7 Nuriddin Davronov 2008- 49 8
7 Dilshod Vasiev 2006- 50 8
10 Davron Erghashev 2008- 58 7
11 Alier Ashurmamadov 1992-2006 14 6
11 Shukhrat Dzhaborov 1996-2007 19 6
11 Parvizdzhon Umarbayev 2015- 24 6

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup FIFA World Cup qualification
Year Result Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to Italy 1990 Was part of Soviet Union Soviet Union Was part of Soviet Union Soviet Union
United States 1994 Did not enter Did not enter
France 1998 Did not qualify 6 4 1 1 15 2
South KoreaJapan 2002 2 1 0 1 16 2
Germany 2006 8 4 1 3 9 9
South Africa 2010 4 1 2 1 7 4
Brazil 2014 6 2 0 4 6 14
Russia 2018 6 0 1 5 2 20
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
CanadaMexicoUnited States 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total - 0/21 - - - - - - 32 12 5 15 55 51

AFC Asian Cup

AFC Asian Cup AFC Asian Cup qualification
Year Result Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Japan 1992 Did not enter Did not enter
United Arab Emirates 1996 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 4 5
Lebanon 2000 3 2 0 1 6 5
China 2004 6 2 2 2 3 5
IndonesiaMalaysiaThailandVietnam 2007 Did not enter Did not enter
Qatar 2011 Did not qualify
Australia 2015
United Arab Emirates 2019 16 5 3 8 25 29
China 2023 To be determined 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Best: 0/8 - - - - - - 27 10 5 12 38 44

AFC Challenge Cup

RCD Cup/ECO Cup record

Other tournaments

ELF Cup

In 2006, Tajikistan took part in the inaugural ELF Cup in Northern Cyprus. This competition was originally intended to be for teams that were not members of FIFA; however, the organisers extended invitations to both Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, who were both represented by their national futsal teams. Tajikistan failed to get past the group stage.

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 20 February 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 2 April 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Member Association - Tajikistan". FIFA.com. FIFA.
  4. ^ ? ? ? . fc-istiklol.tj (in Russian). FC Istiklol. 30 March 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ ? ? ?-2019 ? ? . fft.tj (in Russian). Football Federation Tajikistan. 27 March 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Team of Tajikistan will play against Nepal in white form" (in Russian). Football Federation of Tajikistan. 4 September 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ ?, ? ? ? . fft.tj (in Russian). Football Federation of Tajikistan. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ ? - 60 ? !. fc-istiklol.tj (in Russian). FC Istiklol. 14 November 2017. Retrieved 2017.

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Preceded by
Newly Created
AFC Challenge Cup Champions
2006 (First title)
Succeeded by
2008 India 

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