Belarus women's national football team

The Belarus women's national football team represents Belarus in international women's football. The team is governed by the Football Federation of Belarus (Беларуская фэдэрацыя па футболу).

Belarus
AssociationFootball Federation of Belarus
(Беларуская фэдэрацыя па футболу)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachEduard Demenkovets
CaptainOksana Shpak
FIFA codeBLR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 54 Increase 1 (12 July 2019)[1]
Highest37 (December 2011)
Lowest56 (December 2018)
First international
 Poland 3–0 Belarus Belarus
(Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Poland; November 4, 1995)
Biggest win
 Estonia 0–7 Belarus Belarus
(Valga, Estonia; May 17, 2000)
 Belarus 8–1 Kazakhstan 
(Minsk, Belarus; August 25, 2004)
Biggest defeat
 Ukraine 8–0 Belarus Belarus
(FFU Training Complex, Ukraine; August 2, 2014)
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Belarus women's national team in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 6 match against Turkey on September 17, 2014.

History

Belarus first appeared in a FIFA/UEFA qualification stage in the 1997 European Championship, where it was paired with the Czech Republic, Poland and Estonia. In its first official match they lost 0–1 to the Czech Republic on 7 October 1995. In May 1996 they attained their first official win by beating 3–0 Poland, which had defeated them 2–0 in the first match. They subsequently beat Estonia 0–4 and 4–0 to end 3rd, tied at 9 points with Poland. The Czech Republic qualified for the play-offs.

In the 1999 World Cup qualifying Belarus was ranked in Class B, with no qualifying options, together with Poland, Ireland and Wales. Belarus beat Wales 4–1 and tied in Wales (3–3) and Ireland (0–0), losing all other three matches: 0–1 and 3–1 to Poland, 0–1 to Ireland. Belarus ranked 3rd with 5 points, and Poland qualified for the promotion play-offs.

In the 2001 European Championship qualifying, again in Class B, Belarus beat Estonia 4–1 and 0–7, Israel 0–5 and 1–0 and Slovakia 1–0, and tied 1–1 in Romania, but the Romanians earned the spot in the promotion play-offs after beating Belarus 0–1. With this settled Belarus lost 6–1 to Slovakia in the last match.

In the 2003 World Cup qualifying, Class B, Belarus beat Bosnia 5–2 and 2–7, Turkey 4–0 and 1–5, Slovakia 3–2. They lost the remaining three games: 3–1 in Slovakia, and 2–0 and 2–4 against Hungary. Belarus was 3rd, tied at 15 points with Slovakia.

In the 2005 European Championship qualification, Class B, Belarus beat Estonia 5–0 and 1–3, Kazakhstan 0–2 and 8–1, and Israel 0–2. They just conceded two points, from a home 1–1 tie against Israel. Belarus topped the group for the first time, but there were no promotion play-offs as the qualifying system was unified for 2009.

In the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification Belarus was promoted for the First Category, and grouped with Sweden, Iceland, the Czech Republic and Portugal. Belarus won 0–1 and 3–2 to Portugal, and tied 1–1 with the Czech Republic. They lost the remaining five matches: 3–0 and 1–2 to Iceland, 6–0 and 0–6 to Sweden and 3–0 to the Czech Republic, ending second to last with 7 points.

In the 2009 European Championship qualifying Belarus was grouped with England, Spain, the Czech Republic and Northern Ireland. Belarus beat Northern Ireland 5–0, and tied 1–1 with the same opponent. They lost the six remaining matches: 0–3 and 1–6 to Spain, 1–4 and 1–3 to the Czechs and 4–0 and 1–6 to England, again ending second to last.

In the 2011 World Cup qualifying Belarus was grouped with Norway, the Netherlands, Slovakia and Macedonia. They beat Slovakia 0–2 and 2–0, and Macedonia 1–6 and 6–0. They also attained a surprise 1–1 tie in the Netherlands. They lost 0–5 and 3–0 to Norway, and 0–4 to the Netherlands. Belarus was 3rd, their best result in a top-flier qualifying stage yet.

In the 2013 European Championship qualifying Belarus was grouped with Finland, Ukraine, Slovakia and Estonia. In their first four matches they have beaten Estonia 2–1 and Ukraine 0–1, tied 2–2 with Finland and lost 3–0 to Slovakia.

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 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
United States 2003 - - - - - - -
China 2007 - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 - - - - - - -
France 2019 - - - - - - -
Total 0/7 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Performance in European Championship

Current squad

Caps as of 2018.[2]

No. Pos. Player Club
GK Natalya Voskobovich Belarus Minsk
GK Ekaterina Kovalchuk Belarus Minsk
DF Zaryna Kapustsina Belarus RGUOR
DF Valeriya Karachun (captain) Belarus RGUOR
DF Anna Kozyupa Belarus RGUOR
DF Ksenia Kubichnaya Belarus RGUOR
DF Anastasiya Novikava Belarus Zorka Minsk
DF Polina Shatulenya Belarus Minsk
DF Elvira Urazaeva Belarus Zorka Minsk
DF Margarita Yushko Belarus Minsk
MF Lyubov Gudchenko Lithuania Gintra Univ
MF Anastasiya Kharlanova Belarus RGUOR
MF Tatiana Markushevskaya Belarus Zorka Minsk
MF Vita Nikolaenko Belarus Zorka Minsk
MF Anastasia Shcherbachenia Estonia Pärnu JK
MF Anastasia Shlapakova Belarus RGUOR
MF Yulia Slesarchik Estonia Minsk
FW Viktoriya Kazakevich Belarus Zorka Minsk
FW Anastasia Linnik Belarus Minsk
FW Ekaterina Lutskevich Belarus RGUOR
FW Karina Olkhovik Belarus RGUOR
FW Anastasia Shuppo Belarus Minsk

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Belarus". Women Soccerway. Retrieved 2 November 2018.

External links

Football Federation of Belarus

The Football Federation of Belarus (BFF) (Belarusian: Беларуская Федэрацыя Футбола; Biełaruskaja Fiederacyja Futboła) is the governing body of football and futsal in Belarus. It organizes the Belarusian Premier League, Belarusian national football team and the Belarus women's national football team. It is based in Minsk.

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