Azerbaijan women's national football team

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Azerbaijan
Nickname(s) Odlar Yurdu
(The Land of Fire)
Association Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Shamil Haydarov
Captain Irada Guliyeva
Home stadium Tofik Bakhramov Stadium
Ismet Qaibov Stadium
FIFA code AZE
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current 69 Increase2.svg 1 (7 December 2018) [1]
Highest58 (December 2009)
Lowest148 (September 2015)
First international
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 4–1 Azerbaijan  Flag of Azerbaijan.svg
(Mogoșoaia, Romania; November 18, 2006)
Biggest win
Flag of Macedonia.svg  Macedonia 0–4 Azerbaijan  Flag of Azerbaijan.svg
(Tbilisi, Georgia; May 13, 2009)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 17–0 Azerbaijan  Flag of Azerbaijan.svg
(Gothenburg, Sweden; June 23, 2010)

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 republic in Western Asia and Eastern Europe

Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, and has an 11 km long border with Turkey in the northwest.

Womens association football association football when played by women

Women's association football, also commonly known as women's football or women's soccer is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.

The FIFA Women's World Rankings for football were introduced in 2003, with the first rankings published in March of that year, as a follow-on to the existing Men's FIFA World Rankings. They attempt to compare the strength of internationally active women's national teams at any given time.

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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.

Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan association football governing body of Azerbaijan

The Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan 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.

In the UEFA qualification for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, the 25 teams belonging to the First Category of European women's football were drawn into five groups, from which the group winners qualified for the World Cup finals. The qualifiers begun on 9 July 2005 and concluded on 30 September 2006, with five teams qualified: Denmark, England, Germany, Norway and Sweden. Of these, the latter three had qualified for the 2003 World Cup, while Denmark and England qualified over France and Russia.

Romania womens national football team womens national association football team representing Romania

The Romania women's national football team represents Romania in international women's football. Their most recent competition is qualification for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Despite not gaining as much success as the men's, the women's team has been improving greatly, and almost qualified for UEFA Women's Euro and FIFA Women's World Cup. The rise of women's team is the chance for Romania to become the first Balkan nation to play on an international competitions, and become the first nation to have both men and women's teams participating in both tournaments. The only rival for them in the Balkans, is Serbia, as Serbian women's team had almost qualified for a major tournament recently.

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.

The European qualifying for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup was a women's football tournament organized by UEFA. A record 46 entrants were competing for eight spots. For the first time Albania and Montenegro entered a senior competitive tournament. The first matches were held on 4 April 2013.

World Cup record

World Cup Finals
YearResultGPWD*LGFGAGD
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Did Not Enter-------
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 -------
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 -------
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 -------
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 -------
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Did Not Enter-------
Flag of France.svg 2019 -------
Total0/8-------
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

World Cup

World Cup Finals
YearResultGPWD*LGFGAGD
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Did Not Participate
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 Did Not Participate
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 Did Not Qualify 0000000
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 Did Not Qualify 0000000
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 Did Not Participate
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 Did Not Qualify 0000000
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Did Not Qualify 0000000
Flag of France.svg 2019 Did Not Qualify 0000000
Total0/80000000
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

European Championship

UEFA Women's Championship
YearResultGPWD*LGFGAGD
1984 Did Not Participate
Flag of Norway.svg 1987 Did Not Participate
Flag of Germany.svg 1989 Did Not Participate
Flag of Denmark.svg 1991 Did Not Participate
Flag of Italy.svg 1993 Did Not Participate
Flag of Germany.svg 1995 Did Not Participate
Flag of Norway.svg Flag of Sweden.svg 1997 Did Not Qualify 0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !! 0
Flag of Germany.svg 2001 Did Not Qualify 0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !! 0
Flag of England.svg 2005 Did Not Participate
Flag of Finland.svg 2009 Did Not Qualify 0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !! 0
Flag of Sweden.svg 2013 Did Not Qualify 0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !! 0
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2017 Did Not Qualify 0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !!0 !! 0
Total0/110000000
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympic Games

Summer Olympic Games
YearResultGPWD*LGFGAGD
Flag of the United States.svg 1996 Did Not Enter-------
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2000 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of Greece.svg 2004 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Did Not Qualify-------
Total0/6-------
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

All Time Records

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

AgainstPlayedWonDrawnLostGFGA
Total27105123484

Current squad

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

As the governing body of association football, FIFA is responsible for maintaining and implementing the rules that determine whether an association football player is eligible to represent a particular country in officially recognised international competitions and friendly matches. In the 20th century, FIFA allowed a player to represent any national team, as long as the player held citizenship of that country. In 2004, in reaction to the growing trend towards naturalisation of foreign players in some countries, FIFA implemented a significant new ruling that requires a player to demonstrate a "clear connection" to any country they wish to represent. FIFA has used its authority to overturn results of competitive international matches that feature ineligible players.

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

Managers

ManagerAzerbaijan careerPlayedWonDrawnLost
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Shamil Haydarov 2006–present227411

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References

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  2. Qadın Futbolu Archived December 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine (in Azerbaijani)