Belarus women's national football team

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Belarus
Association Football Federation of Belarus
(Беларуская фэдэрацыя па футболу)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Eduard Demenkovets
Captain Oksana Shpak
FIFA code BLR
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First colours
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Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 54 Increase2.svg 1 (12 July 2019) [1]
Highest37 (December 2011)
Lowest56 (December 2018)
First international
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 3–0 Belarus Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg
(Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Poland; November 4, 1995)
Biggest win
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 0–7 Belarus Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg
(Valga, Estonia; May 17, 2000)
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg Belarus 8–1 Kazakhstan  Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
(Minsk, Belarus; August 25, 2004)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 8–0 Belarus Flag of Belarus.svg
(FFU Training Complex, Ukraine; August 2, 2014)
Belarus women's national team in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification - UEFA Group 6 match against Turkey on September 17, 2014. BelarusWomen'sNational 01.JPG
Belarus women's national team in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 6 match against Turkey on September 17, 2014.

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).

Womens association football association football when played by women

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Football Federation of Belarus association football governing body in Belarus

The Football Federation of Belarus (BFF) 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 -------
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 -------
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 -------
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 -------
Flag of France.svg 2019 -------
Total0/7-------
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Performance in European Championship

Current squad

Caps as of 2018. [2]

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

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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.