|Association|| Football Federation of Belarus |
(Беларуская фэдэрацыя па футболу)
|Head coach||Eduard Demenkovets|
|Current|| 54 |
|Highest||37 (December 2011)|
|Lowest||56 (December 2018)|
(Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Poland; November 4, 1995)
(Valga, Estonia; May 17, 2000)
(Minsk, Belarus; August 25, 2004)
(FFU Training Complex, Ukraine; August 2, 2014)
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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.
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Caps as of 2018.
|DF||Valeriya Karachun (captain)|
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