|Nickname(s)||The Crowns|
(Tajik: Тоҷҳо / Tâjhâ)
The Persian Lions(Tajik: Шерҳои форсй / Ŝerhâi fârsi)
Sons of the Highlands(Tajik: Бачаҳои Кӯҳистон / Baĉahâi Kuhistân)
Pamirians(Tajik: Помириҳо / Pâmirihâ)
|Association||Tajikistan Football Federation|
|Sub-confederation||CAFA (Central Asia)|
|Head coach||Usmon Toshev|
|Most caps||Fatkhullo Fatkhuloev (66)|
|Top scorer||Yusuf Rabiev (15) |
Manuchekhr Dzhalilov (15)
|Home stadium||Pamir Stadium (24,000)|
|Current||120 (14 June 2019)|
|Highest||106 (July 2013)|
|Lowest||180 (July 2003, October 2003)|
|Current||159 5 (16 June 2019)|
|Highest||85 (November 2003)|
|Lowest||161 (14 November 2017)|
| Tajikistan 2–2 Uzbekistan |
(Dushanbe, Tajikistan; 17 June 1992)
| Tajikistan 16–0 Guam |
(Tabriz, Iran; 26 November 2000)
| Japan 8–0 Tajikistan |
(Osaka, Japan; 11 October 2011)
The Tajikistan national football team (Tajik: Тими миллии футболи Тоҷикистон, Timi milliji futʙoli Toçikiston; Russian: Сборная Таджикистана по футболу) is a football (soccer) team that represents Tajikistan in association football, and is controlled by the Tajikistan Football Federation, the governing body for football in Tajikistan. Tajikistan's home ground is the Pamir Stadium in Dushanbe.
- 1 History
- 2 Team image
- 3 Players
- 4 Managers
- 5 Results and fixtures
- 6 Records
- 7 Competitive record
- 8 References
- 9 External links
After the breakup of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan played its first match against Uzbekistan on 17 June 1992. It was not until 1994 that the Tajikistan National Football Federation was admitted to FIFA.
Tajikistan played its first official game on 11 April 1994 in Tashkent as part of a regional tournament. They lost that game against Kazakhstan 0–1. The first official competition the team entered was the qualifiers for the 1996 Asian Cup, when it was seeded in the three-team Group 8 with Uzbekistan and Bahrain. Bahrain later withdrew, leaving Tajikistan to a play-off against their Middle Asian neighbors. Tajikistan won the first game 4–0, but were beaten in the away game 0–5 after extra time. They did not enter a World Cup qualifying competition until the France 1998 edition, recording four victories in their preliminary group stage including a 5–0 triumph over Turkmenistan, and losing only to China, which placed them second behind their eastern neighbors, but out of the competition.
In a three-team qualifying section for Korea/Japan 2002, they had a record 16–0 win over Guam before losing 2–0 to Iran. After beating Bangladesh 4–0 on aggregate in the preliminary round of the qualifiers for Germany 2006, they held AFC Asian Cup semi-finalists and eventual group winners Bahrain to a goalless draw on 31 March 2004.
Tajikistan were drawn into a 2019 Asian Cup qualification group with the Philippines, Yemen and Nepal. Following their defeat to Philippines on 27 March 2018, confirming Tajikistan's failure to qualify for the Asian Cup, manager Khakim Fuzailov resigned.
Recent call ups
The following players have been called up during the past 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Behrouz Hayriev||1 May 1998||1||0||Istiklol||v. Bahrain, 20 December 2018|
|GK||Shokhrukh Kirgizboev||3 August 1987||2||0||Barkchi||v. Bahrain, 20 December 2018|
|DF||Bakhtior Kalandarov||14 June 1992||3||0||Regar-TadAZ||v. Bahrain, 20 December 2018|
|DF||Hussein Nurmatov||18 September 2000||3||0||Barkchi||v. Bahrain, 20 December 2018|
|DF||Vahdat Hanonov||25 July 2000||2||0||Barkchi||v. Bahrain, 20 December 2018|
|DF||Dorobjon Ergashev||14 December 1997||0||0||CSKA Pamir Dushanbe||v. Bahrain, 20 December 2018|
|MF||Muhsindzhon Abdugaffor||9 April 1997||2||0||CSKA Pamir Dushanbe||v. Bahrain, 20 December 2018|
|MF||Shervoni Mabatshoev||4 December 2000||2||0||Barkchi||v. Bahrain, 20 December 2018|
|FW||Muhammadjon Loiqov||14 April 1998||2||0||Belshina Bobruisk||v. Bahrain, 20 December 2018|
- As of 5 December 2018
Results and fixtures
Win Draw Loss
|2 October 2018||Sylhet District Stadium, Sylhet||Nepal||2018 Bangabandhu Cup||2–0 W||Fatkhuloev 27' (pen.) |
|4 October 2018||Sylhet District Stadium, Sylhet||Palestine||2018 Bangabandhu Cup||0–2 L|
|9 October 2018||Cox's Bazar Stadium, Cox's Bazar||Philippines||2018 Bangabandhu Cup||2–0 W||Tursunov 31' |
|12 October 2018||Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka||Palestine||2018 Bangabandhu Cup||0–0 D (3–4p)|
|13 December 2018||Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat||Oman||Friendly||1–2 L||Solehov 90'|
|16 December 2018||Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat||Oman||Friendly||0–1 L|
|20 December 2018||Khalifa Sports City Stadium, Isa Town||Bahrain||Friendly||0–5 L|
|7 June 2019||Pamir Stadium, Dushanbe||Afghanistan||Friendly||Samiyev 88'|
|11 June 2019||Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou||China PR||Friendly||0-1 L|
Win Draw Loss
|7 July 2019||TransStadia Arena, Ahmedabad||India||2019 Intercontinental Cup (India)|
|10 July 2019||TransStadia Arena, Ahmedabad||Syria||2019 Intercontinental Cup (India)|
|15 July 2019||TransStadia Arena, Ahmedabad||North Korea||2019 Intercontinental Cup (India)|
Most capped players
- As of match played 11 June 2019
- As of match played 11 June 2019, the players with the most goals for Tajikistan are:
FIFA World Cup
|FIFA World Cup||FIFA World Cup qualification|
|1930 to 1990||Was part of Soviet Union||Was part of Soviet Union|
|1994||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|1998||Did not qualify||6||4||1||1||15||2|
|2022||To be determined||To be determined|
|2026||To be determined||To be determined|
AFC Asian Cup
|AFC Asian Cup||AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|1992||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|1996||Did not qualify||2||1||0||1||4||5|
|2007||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|2011||Did not qualify|
|2023||To be determined||0||0||0||0||0||0|
AFC Challenge Cup
Football at the Asian Games has been an under-23 tournament since 2002.
Central Asian Championship
RCD Cup/ECO Cup record
In 2006, Tajikistan took part in the inaugural ELF Cup in Northern Cyprus. This competition was originally intended to be for teams that were not members of FIFA; however, the organisers extended invitations to both Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, who were both represented by their national futsal teams. Tajikistan failed to get past the group stage.
- "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 14 June 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
- Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 16 June 2019. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
- "Member Association - Tajikistan". FIFA.com. FIFA.
- Уволен тренерский штаб сборной Таджикистана. fc-istiklol.tj (in Russian). FC Istiklol. 30 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
- ХАКИМ ФУЗАЙЛОВ ИЗВИНИЛСЯ ПЕРЕД БОЛЕЛ��ЩИКАМИ ЗА НЕВЫХОД СБОРНОЙ ТАДЖИКИСТАНА НА КУБОК АЗИИ-2019 И ПОДАЛ В ОТСТАВКУ. fft.tj (in Russian). Football Federation Tajikistan. 27 March 2018. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
- "Team of Tajikistan will play against Nepal in white form" (in Russian). Football Federation of Tajikistan. 4 September 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
- СОСТАВ СБОРНОЙ ТАДЖИКИСТАНА НА ТОВАРИЩЕСКИЕ МАТЧИ ПРОТИВ СБОРНЫХ АФГАНИСТАНА И КИТАЯ. fft.tj (in Russian). Football Federation of Tajikistan. 30 May 2019. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
- Фатхулло Фатхуллоев – 60 матчей за сборную Таджикистана!. fc-istiklol.tj (in Russian). FC Istiklol. 14 November 2017. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
- Tajikistan profile at FIFA.com
- Tajikistan profile at Ukrainian Football News ‹See Tfd›(in Ukrainian)
- Official Website of Tajikistan Football ‹See Tfd›(in Ukrainian)
| AFC Challenge Cup Champions
2006 (First title)