|Nickname(s)||Белыя крылы / Bielyia kryly|
(The White Wings)
|Association||Football Federation of Belarus|
|Head coach||Georgi Kondratiev (caretaker)|
|Most caps||Alyaksandr Kulchy (102)|
|Top scorer||Maksim Romaschenko (20)|
|Home stadium||Dinamo Stadium, Minsk|
|Current||89 (27 May 2021)|
|Highest||36 (February 2011)|
|Lowest||142 (March 1994)|
Lithuania 1–1 Belarus
(Vilnius, Lithuania; 20 July 1992)
Belarus 1–1 Ukraine
(Minsk, Belarus; 28 October 1992)
| Belarus 5–0 Lithuania |
(Minsk, Belarus; 7 June 1998)
Belarus 6–1 Tajikistan
(Borisov, Belarus; 4 September 2014)
Belarus 5–0 San Marino
(Minsk, Belarus; 8 September 2018)
| Belgium 8–0 Belarus |
(Leuven, Belgium; 30 March 2021)
The Belarus national football team (Belarusian : Нацыянальная зборная Беларусі па футболе / Nacyjanalnaja zbornaja Biełarusi pa futbole) represents Belarus in international football and is controlled by the Football Federation of Belarus, the governing body for football in Belarus. Belarus' home ground is Dinamo Stadium in Minsk. Since independence in 1991, Belarus has not yet qualified for a FIFA World Cup or UEFA European Championship.
After the split of the Soviet Union, Belarus played their first match against Lithuania on 20 July 1992.Before that, several Belarusian players played for the Soviet Union national team. The first FIFA-recognized international was a friendly against Ukraine on 28 October 1992, and their first win came in a match against Luxembourg on 12 October 1994.
Belarus have never qualified for either the FIFA World Cup, or the UEFA European Championship. Despite the lack of any significant success during the 1990s, some notable results were still achieved, like a home win against the Netherlands in the qualifiers for Euro 1996, and two draws against eventual runners-up Italy during Euro 2000 qualifiers.
Under coach Eduard Malofeyev, the team came very close to playing Germany in a play-off round to qualify for the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea, but were defeated by Wales in the last group stage match, missing the chance to overtake Ukraine, who drew their last game, finishing the group second behind Poland.
Their Euro 2004 qualifying campaign was very unsuccessful as Belarus lost seven of their eight games. Around the same time, a generational change occurred and a number of players from the U-21 team (which qualified for the 2004 European U-21 Championship) joined the senior national team. With each subsequent head coach (Anatoly Baidachny, Yuri Puntus and Bernd Stange) the team improved their attacking skills. As a result, in each subsequent qualifying tournament starting with the 2006 World Cup, Belarus scored more goals (total and average per game) than in previous campaigns. However, problems in defense and missed scoring opportunities prevented them from finishing higher than fourth in the group. Some notable results during this period, included a high-scoring 3–4 away loss to eventual World Cup winner Italy in the 2006 World Cup qualifiers (the first time Italy conceded 3 goals in a home qualifying game since 1983), another home victory against the Netherlands during the Euro 2008 qualifiers as well as an away win and a home draw against France in the Euro 2012 qualifiers.
Belarus achieved some success in minor tournaments. In 2002, the team defeated Russia and Ukraine to win the LG Cup. In 2004 and 2008, they won the 12th and 14th editions of the Malta International Tournament respectively. The first with its Olympic Squad, and the later with the first team (many starters were only available for the last game against Malta).
During UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying, Belarus once again finished fourth in their group. With Belarus managing to top their group in the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League D, it qualified for the country's first ever play-offs, and the team was scheduled to play against Georgia. However, they lost 1-0, the team missed out on a place at Euro 2020.
In August 2016, the Football Federation announced that the national team's nickname would be the "White Wings".The name was influenced by the book The Land Beneath White Wings (1977) by famous Belarusian writer Uladzimir Karatkevich. The BFF's new marketing and communications director, Uladzimir Berezhkov, said: "We are looking at various ways of establishing links with our literary heritage and cultural traditions", commenting that "If the Belarusian people opt to associate the team with Karatkevich, almost every phrase in the book can be used as a hashtag!"
The team played the majority of its home matches at the Dinamo Stadium in Minsk.
Occasionally other venues are also used: Molodechno City Stadium in May 1996 (friendly against Azerbaijan), Vitebsky Central Sport Complex in Vitebsk in November 2005 (friendly against Latvia), Central Stadium in Gomel in October 2007 (Euro 2008 qualifying match against Luxembourg), Neman Stadium in Grodno June 2009 (2010 World Cup qualifier against Andorra), Borisov City Stadium just a few days later (friendly against Moldova) and Regional Sport Complex Brestskiy in Brest in October 2009 (another 2010 World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan).
In late 2012 Dinamo Stadium was closed for renovation and the team started alternating between different home venues: Central Stadium in Gomel (2014 World Cup qualifiers against Finland and France), Borisov City Stadium (friendly against Kyrgyzstan) and Torpedo Stadium in Zhodino (friendlies against Montenegro and Japan).
From 2014 until 2017 as well as in 2019 (UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying against Germany and Northern Ireland), Belarus played at Borisov Arena. In 2018, they returned to Dinamo Stadium, which was re-opened after major renovation.
Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Belarus played home games in all white, occasionally changing shorts to green. All green uniform or green jerseys/white shorts were used as away kits. Since qualifying campaign for UEFA Euro 2004, Belarus changed their primary colors to red jerseys and green shorts, and away kits to all white. In 2011, home colors were changed to all red. All-White became the home colour a short time later and now appears with the pattern on the Belarus flag, with the away kit being in Black in 2016, also using an adidas template and placing the flag pattern on it.
Win Draw Loss
|23 February 2020 Friendly||Uzbekistan||0–1||Belarus||Al Hamriyah, United Arab Emirates|
|15:00 UTC+4||Report||Stadium: Al Hamriya Sports Club Stadium |
Referee: Omar Mohamed Al-Ali (UAE)
|26 February 2020 Friendly||Bulgaria||0–1||Belarus||Sofia, Bulgaria|
|Report||Stadium: Vasil Levski National Stadium |
Referee: Trustin Farrugia Cann (Malta)
|4 September 2020 2020–21 UNL||Belarus||0–2||Albania||Minsk, Belarus|
|21:45 UTC+3||Report||Stadium: Dinamo Stadium |
Referee: Kristoffer Karlsson (Sweden)
|7 September 2020 2020–21 UNL||Kazakhstan||1–2||Belarus||Almaty, Kazakhstan|
|20:00 UTC+6||Report||Stadium: Almaty Central Stadium |
Referee: Giorgi Kruashvili (Georgia)
|8 October 2020 Euro 2020 play-off SF||Georgia||1–0||Belarus||Tbilisi, Georgia|
|20:45 UTC+1||Report||Stadium: Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena |
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
|11 October 2020 2020–21 UNL||Lithuania||2–2||Belarus||Vilnius, Lithuania|
|19:00 UTC+3||Report||Stadium: LFF Stadium |
Referee: Julian Weinberger (Austria)
|14 October 2020 2020–21 UNL||Belarus||2–0||Kazakhstan||Minsk, Belarus|
|21:45 UTC+3||Report||Stadium: Dinamo Stadium |
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (North Macedonia)
|11 November 2020 Friendly||Romania||5–3||Belarus||Ploiești, Romania|
|19:00||Report||Stadium: Ilie Oană Stadium |
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (Bulgaria)
|15 November 2020 2020–21 UNL||Belarus||2–0||Lithuania||Minsk, Belarus|
|20:00 UTC+3||Report||Stadium: Dinamo Stadium |
Referee: Chris Kavanagh (England)
|24 March Friendly||Belarus||1–1||Honduras||Zhodzina, Belarus|
|20:00 FET||Report||Stadium: Torpedo Stadium, Zhodino |
Referee: Aleksei Matyunin (Russia)
|27 March 2022 WCQ||Belarus||4–2||Estonia||Minsk, Belarus|
|18:00|| Report (FIFA) |
|Stadium: Dinamo Stadium |
Referee: Robert Hennessy (Ireland)
|30 March 2022 WCQ||Belgium||8–0||Belarus||Leuven, Belgium|
|20:45|| Report (FIFA) |
|Stadium: Den Dreef |
Referee: Donatas Rumšas (Lithuania)
|2 June Friendly||Belarus||1–2||Azerbaijan||Minsk, Belarus|
|19:00 MST||Skavysh 56'||Report|| B. Huseynov 73'|
|Stadium: Dinamo Stadium |
Referee: Dumitru Muntean (Moldova)
The following players were called up for friendly matches against Azerbaijan and Sierra Leone on 2 and 7 June 2021. Match against Sierra Leone was officially cancelled on 4 June.
Caps and goals are correct as of 2 June 2021, after the game against Azerbaijan.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|GK||Pavel Pavlyuchenko||1 January 1998||4||0||Rukh Brest|
|GK||Anton Chichkan||10 July 1995||1||0||BATE Borisov|
|GK||Vladislav Vasilyuchek||28 March 1994||0||0||Isloch Minsk Raion|
|DF||Maksim Valadzko||10 November 1992||33||2||BATE Borisov|
|DF||Roman Yuzepchuk||24 July 1997||10||1||Rukh Brest|
|DF||Nikolay Zolotov||11 November 1994||9||0||Kolos Kovalivka|
|DF||Kiryl Pyachenin||18 March 1997||8||0||Rukh Brest|
|DF||Maksim Shvyatsow||2 April 1998||4||0||Dinamo Minsk|
|DF||Gleb Shevchenko||17 February 1999||1||0||Shakhtyor Soligorsk|
|DF||Ruslan Khadarkevich||18 June 1993||1||0||Shakhtyor Soligorsk|
|DF||Igor Zayats||8 January 1999||0||0||Gomel|
|MF||Yevgeniy Yablonskiy||10 May 1995||15||2||BATE Borisov|
|MF||Max Ebong||26 August 1999||12||2||Astana|
|MF||Vladislav Klimovich||12 June 1996||12||1||Dinamo Minsk|
|MF||Artem Bykov||12 October 1992||10||0||Dinamo Minsk|
|MF||Dmitry Antilevsky||12 June 1997||4||0||Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino|
|MF||Pavel Sedko||3 April 1998||2||0||Dinamo Brest|
|MF||Yevgeniy Berezkin||5 July 1996||1||0||Liepāja|
|MF||Denis Grechikho||22 May 1999||0||0||Rukh Brest|
|FW||Maksim Skavysh||13 November 1989||28||4||Shakhtyor Soligorsk|
|FW||Dzmitry Padstrelaw||6 September 1998||8||1||Shakhtyor Soligorsk|
|FW||Yevgeniy Shevchenko||6 June 1996||2||0||Rukh Brest|
|FW||Andrey Solovey||13 December 1994||1||0||Gomel|
The following players have also been called up to the Belarus squad during last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Alyaksandr Hutar||18 April 1989||21||0||Shakhtyor Soligorsk||v. Belgium , 30 March 2021|
|GK||Maksim Plotnikov||29 January 1998||1||0||Dinamo Minsk||v. Honduras , 24 March 2021 PRE|
|GK||Yahor Hatkevich||9 April 1988||5||0||Dinamo Minsk||v. Albania , 18 November 2020|
|GK||Syarhey Ignatovich||29 June 1992||1||0||Minsk||v. Albania , 18 November 2020|
|GK||Syarhey Kurhanski||15 May 1986||0||0||Neman Grodno||v. Albania , 18 November 2020|
|GK||Denis Scherbitskiy||14 April 1996||1||0||BATE Borisov||v. Georgia , 8 October 2020 INJ|
|DF||Dzyanis Palyakow||17 April 1991||49||1||Kairat||v. Azerbaijan , 2 June 2021 PRE|
|DF||Maksim Bardachow||18 May 1986||53||3||Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino||v. Belgium , 30 March 2021|
|DF||Nikita Naumov||15 November 1989||13||1||Dinamo Minsk||v. Belgium , 30 March 2021|
|DF||Aleksandr Pavlovets||13 August 1996||8||0||Kolos Kovalivka||v. Belgium , 30 March 2021|
|DF||Danila Nechayev||30 October 1999||1||0||BATE Borisov||v. Belgium , 30 March 2021|
|DF||Alyaksandr Sachywka||5 January 1986||9||1||Shakhtyor Soligorsk||v. Honduras , 24 March 2021 PRE|
|DF||Roman Begunov||22 March 1993||1||0||Shakhtyor Soligorsk||v. Honduras , 24 March 2021 PRE|
|DF||Sergey Karpovich||29 March 1994||2||0||Kaisar||v. Romania , 11 November 2020 PRE|
|DF||Alyaksey Lyahchylin||11 April 1992||1||0||Neman Grodno||v. Romania , 11 November 2020 PRE|
|DF||Alyaksandr Martynovich||26 August 1987||75||2||Krasnodar||v. Kazakhstan , 14 October 2020|
|DF||Ihar Burko||8 September 1988||6||0||Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino||v. Albania , 4 September 2020 PRE|
|MF||Syarhey Kislyak||6 August 1987||74||9||Dinamo Minsk||v. Belgium , 30 March 2021|
|MF||Ihar Stasevich||21 October 1985||63||5||Shakhtyor Soligorsk||v. Belgium , 30 March 2021|
|MF||Ivan Mayewski||5 May 1988||42||0||Rotor Volgograd||v. Belgium , 30 March 2021|
|MF||Pavel Savitski||12 July 1994||22||6||Rukh Brest||v. Belgium , 30 March 2021|
|MF||Yury Kendysh||10 June 1990||15||2||Shakhtyor Soligorsk||v. Belgium , 30 March 2021|
|MF||Ivan Bakhar||10 July 1998||13||1||Dinamo Minsk||v. Belgium , 30 March 2021|
|MF||Andrey Khachaturyan||2 September 1987||8||0||Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino||v. Honduras , 24 March 2021 PRE|
|MF||Edhar Alyakhnovich||17 May 1987||15||1||Dinamo Brest||v. Romania , 11 November 2020 PRE|
|MF||Pavel Nyakhaychyk||17 May 1988||37||3||BATE Borisov||v. Kazakhstan , 14 October 2020|
|MF||Valeriy Gromyko||23 January 1997||2||0||Arsenal Tula||v. Kazakhstan , 14 October 2020|
|MF||Yury Kavalyow||27 January 1993||16||1||Arsenal Tula||v. Georgia , 8 October 2020 INJ|
|MF||Stanislaw Drahun||4 June 1988||68||11||BATE Borisov||v. Georgia , 8 October 2020 PRE|
|MF||Nikita Korzun||6 March 1995||16||0||Shakhtyor Soligorsk||v. Georgia , 8 October 2020 PRE|
|MF||Aleksandr Selyava||17 May 1992||1||0||Dinamo Minsk||v. Kazakhstan , 7 September 2020|
|FW||Dzyanis Laptsew||1 August 1991||30||0||Rukh Brest||v. Belgium , 30 March 2021|
|FW||Mikalay Signevich||20 February 1992||21||1||BATE Borisov||v. Belgium , 30 March 2021|
|FW||Vitali Lisakovich||8 February 1998||14||4||Lokomotiv Moscow||v. Belgium , 30 March 2021|
|FW||Anton Saroka||5 March 1992||15||7||BATE Borisov||v. Honduras , 24 March 2021 PRE|
|FW||Artem Kontsevoy||26 August 1999||0||0||Rukh Brest||v. Honduras , 24 March 2021 PRE|
|FW||Alyaksandr Makas||8 October 1991||1||0||Sūduva||v. Romania , 11 November 2020 PRE|
|FW||Mikhail Gordeichuk||23 October 1989||26||4||Liepāja||v. Albania , 4 September 2020 PRE|
|FW||Ilya Shkurin||17 August 1999||0||0||Dynamo Kyiv||v. Albania , 4 September 2020 PRE|
INJ Withdrew due to injury
|Mikhail Vergeyenko||1992–1994, 1997–1999||24||2||6||16||22–40|
|Sergei Borovsky||1994–1996, 1999–2000||26||4||9||13||21–43|
|Valery Streltsov (caretaker)||2002||1||0||0||1||0–3|
|Georgi Kondratiev||2011–2014, 2021–||29||9||8||12||38–36|
|Andrei Zygmantovich (caretaker)||2014||2||1||0||1||3–5|
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup qualification record|
|1930 to 1990||Part of the Soviet Union||Part of the Soviet Union|
|1994||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|1998||Did not qualify||6th||10||1||1||8||5||21|
|2022||To be determined||To be determined|
|1||Belgium||3||2||1||0||12||2||+10||7||Qualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup||—||5 Sep||3–1||8–0||13 Nov|
|2||Czech Republic||3||1||1||1||7||4||+3||4||Advance to second round||1–1||—||8 Oct||2 Sep||16 Nov|
|3||Wales||2||1||0||1||2||3||−1||3||16 Nov||1–0||—||13 Nov||8 Sep|
|4||Belarus||2||1||0||1||4||10||−6||3||8 Sep||11 Oct||5 Sep||—||4–2|
|5||Estonia||2||0||0||2||4||10||−6||0||2 Sep||2–6||11 Oct||8 Oct||—|
|UEFA European Championship record||UEFA European Championship qualifying record|
|1960 to 1992||Part of the Soviet Union||Part of the Soviet Union|
|1996||Did not qualify||4th||10||3||2||5||8||13|
|2024||To be determined||To be determined|
|1||Germany||8||7||0||1||30||7||+23||21||Qualify for final tournament||—||2–4||6–1||4–0||8–0|
|3||Northern Ireland||8||4||1||3||9||13||−4||13||Advance to play-offs via Nations League||0–2||0–0||—||2–1||2–0|
|8 October 2020|
|12 November 2020|
|8 October 2020|
|UEFA Nations League record|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion or qualification|
|1||Albania (P)||6||3||2||1||8||4||+4||11||Promotion to League B||—||3–2||0–1||3–1|
|4||Kazakhstan (Q)||6||1||1||4||5||9||−4||4||Qualification to relegation play-outs||0–0||1–2||1–2||—|
|World Cup Qualifying||60||14||12||34||65–107|
|UEFA Nations League||12||7||3||2||20–8|
|United Arab Emirates||2||1||0||1||3–3|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||2||0||0||2||0–3|
|Republic of Ireland||1||1||0||0||2–1|
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