Azerbaijan women's national football team

The Azerbaijan women's national football team represents Azerbaijan in international women's football. They are currently 67th in the FIFA Women's World Rankings. Azerbaijan has never qualified for any international tournament.[2] The majority of Azerbaijan's home matches are held at the national stadium, Tofiq Bahramov Stadium.

Azerbaijan
Nickname(s)Odlar Yurdu
(The Land of Fire)
AssociationAssociation of Football Federations of Azerbaijan
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachShamil Haydarov
CaptainIrada Guliyeva
Home stadiumTofik Bakhramov Stadium
Ismet Qaibov Stadium
FIFA codeAZE
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 76 New entry (12 July 2019)[1]
Highest58 (December 2009)
Lowest148 (September 2015)
First international
 Romania 4–1 Azerbaijan 
(Mogoșoaia, Romania; November 18, 2006)
Biggest win
 North Macedonia 0–4 Azerbaijan 
(Tbilisi, Georgia; May 13, 2009)
Biggest defeat
 Sweden 17–0 Azerbaijan 
(Gothenburg, Sweden; June 23, 2010)

History

2000s

In 2005, the AFFA had planned to send a team to the Women's World Cup qualifying, finally, the team withdrew before it started the qualifying tournament. On November 18, 2006 Azerbaijan played its first game against Romania in the city of Mogosoaia for the 2009 Euro qualifiers with a team led by Shamil Haydarov and captained by Kifayat Osmanova, losing 4–1 with its first goal scored by Svetlana Milyukhina, they played two matches later, in which they won against Estonia and lost against Bulgaria, they ended up eliminated from the tournament with 3 points. In 2009, Azerbaijan participated for the first time in a World Cup qualifying in Group 8, with Belgium, Czech Republic, Sweden and Wales, where it played three games, one won, one drawn and one lost before the end of the year.

2010s

In 2010, Azerbaijan played five games for the qualifiers, losing them all and being eliminated from the competition with 4 points, a game won, one drawn lost six games, scoring two goals and conceding sixteen. After that campaign, the team did not play to date back and has not scheduled any competition or friendly match. The team not even entered the 2015 World Cup Qualifiers.

World Cup record

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Sweden 1995 - - - - - - -
United States 1999 - - - - - - -
United States 2003 - - - - - - -
China 2007 - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
France 2019 - - - - - - -
Total 0/8 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

World Cup

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Did Not Participate
Sweden 1995 Did Not Participate
United States 1999 Did Not Qualify 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
United States 2003 Did Not Qualify 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
China 2007 Did Not Participate
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Canada 2015 Did Not Qualify 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
France 2019 Did Not Qualify 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0/8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

European Championship

UEFA Women's Championship
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
1984 Did Not Participate
Norway 1987 Did Not Participate
West Germany 1989 Did Not Participate
Denmark 1991 Did Not Participate
Italy 1993 Did Not Participate
Germany 1995 Did Not Participate
Norway Sweden 1997 Did Not Qualify 0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !! 0
Germany 2001 Did Not Qualify 0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !! 0
England 2005 Did Not Participate
Finland 2009 Did Not Qualify 0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !! 0
Sweden 2013 Did Not Qualify 0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !! 0
Netherlands 2017 Did Not Qualify 0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !! 0
Total 0/11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympic Games

Summer Olympic Games
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
United States 1996 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Australia 2000 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Greece 2004 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
China 2008 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
United Kingdom 2012 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Brazil 2016 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/6 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

All Time Records

  • Azerbaijan women's national football team results

The following table shows Azerbaijan's all-time international record, correct as of 1 June 2018.

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA
Total 27 10 5 12 34 84

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Azerbaijan GK Farida Babayeva
2 Azerbaijan GK Lyubov Tirina
3 Azerbaijan DF Nigar İsmayilova
4 Azerbaijan DF Svetlana Famenko
5 Azerbaijan DF Olga Gaziyeva
6 Azerbaijan DF Elena Nabiyeva
7 Azerbaijan DF Anastasia Rahmanova
8 Azerbaijan DF Olga Safarova
9 Azerbaijan DF Natalya Saratovtseva
10 Azerbaijan DF Narmina Rzayeva
11 Azerbaijan MF Masha Makarova
12 Azerbaijan MF Tamara Starovoytova
No. Position Player
13 Azerbaijan MF Natalya Kamasheva
14 Azerbaijan MF Nargiz Huseynova
15 Azerbaijan MF Galina Komarova
16 Azerbaijan MF Marina Akayeva
17 Azerbaijan FW Anastasiya Zhidkova
18 Azerbaijan FW Raisa Davidok
19 Azerbaijan FW Lyudmila Kuzniatsova
20 Azerbaijan FW Anna Alakbarova
21 Azerbaijan FW Inna Boyko
22 Azerbaijan FW Ekaterina Nosova
23 Azerbaijan FW Elena Shevtsova

Managers

Manager Azerbaijan career Played Won Drawn Lost
Azerbaijan Shamil Haydarov 2006–present 22 7 4 11

See also

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ Qadın Futbolu Archived December 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine (in Azerbaijani)

External links

Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan

The Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA; Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Futbol Federasiyaları Assosiasiyası, AFFA) is the governing body of football in Azerbaijan. Formed in 1992, it is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the amateur and professional game in its territory.

AFFA sanctions all competitive football matches within its remit at national level, and indirectly at local level through the AFFA Amateur League. It runs numerous competitions, the most famous of which is the Azerbaijan Cup. It is also responsible for appointing the management of the men's, women's and youth national football teams and leagues.

AFFA is a member of both UEFA and FIFA.

Azerbaijan women's national under-17 football team

Republic of Azerbaijan women's national under-17 football team represents Azerbaijan in international youth football competitions.

Football in Azerbaijan

Football is the most popular sport in Azerbaijan. Azeri football is organized by the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan, or AFFA, which runs the national, professional football league, the AFFA Supreme League, and the Azerbaijani national football team.

The national team takes part in all competitions organised by FIFA and UEFA at both senior and youth levels. Neftchi Baku used to be one of the leading teams in the former top league in the Soviet Union, sometimes playing in European club competitions. Their most famous player arguably was Anatoly Banishevski, who was also a member of the Soviet team, that reached the semi-finals in the 1966 FIFA World Cup. Another Azerbaijani footballing legend is also part of football history: Tofiq Bahramov was the linesman who played a crucial role in the 1966 FIFA World Cup Final between England and West Germany.

Kristina Bakarandze

Kristina Bakarandze (Georgian: კრისტინა ბაკარანძე, born 19 May 1998) is an Azerbaijani women's football midfielder of Georgia origin currently playing in the Turkish Women's First Football League for Hakkarigücü Spor with jersey number 18. She was part of the Azerbaijan women's national yeams of U-17 and U*19.

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