Belarus
Nickname(s)Белыя крылы / Bielyia kryly
(The White Wings)
AssociationFootball Federation of Belarus
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachGeorgi Kondratiev
CaptainIhar Stasevich
Most capsAlyaksandr Kulchy (102)
Top scorerMaksim Romaschenko (20)
Home stadiumDinamo Stadium, Minsk
FIFA codeBLR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 89 Steady (12 August 2021)[1]
Highest36 (February 2011)
Lowest142 (March 1994)
First international
Unofficial:
 Lithuania 1–1 Belarus 
(Vilnius, Lithuania; 20 July 1992)
Official:
 Belarus 1–1 Ukraine 
(Minsk, Belarus; 28 October 1992)
Biggest win
 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)
Biggest defeat
 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.

History

After the split of the Soviet Union, Belarus played their first match against Lithuania on 20 July 1992.[3] 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.

Team image

Nickname

In August 2016, the Football Federation announced that the national team's nickname would be the "White Wings".[4] 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!"[5]

Home venue

Dinamo Stadium in Minsk is the venue for most Belarus international matches
Dinamo Stadium in Minsk is the venue for most Belarus international matches

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.

Kit

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.

Kit suppliers

Kit provider Period
United Kingdom Umbro 2002–2004
Germany Puma 2004–2012
Germany Adidas 2012–2018
Italy Macron 2018–present

Recent results and upcoming fixtures

Main article: Belarus national football team results (2010–present)

  Win   Draw   Loss

2020

23 February 2020 Friendly Uzbekistan  0–1  Belarus Al Hamriyah, United Arab Emirates
15:00 UTC+4 Report Stadium: Al Hamriya Sports Club Stadium
Attendance: 80
Referee: Omar Mohamed Al-Ali (UAE)
26 February 2020 Friendly Bulgaria  0–1  Belarus Sofia, Bulgaria
Report
Stadium: Vasil Levski National Stadium
Attendance: 250
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
Attendance: 0
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
Attendance: 0
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
Attendance: 0
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
11 October 2020 2020–21 UNL Lithuania  2–2  Belarus Vilnius, Lithuania
19:00 UTC+3
Report
Stadium: LFF Stadium
Attendance: 963
Referee: Julian Weinberger (Austria)
14 October 2020 2020–21 UNL Belarus  2–0  Kazakhstan Minsk, Belarus
21:45 UTC+3
Report Stadium: Dinamo Stadium
Attendance: 2,074
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (North Macedonia)
11 November 2020 Friendly Romania  5–3  Belarus Ploiești, Romania
19:00
Report
Stadium: Ilie Oană Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (Bulgaria)
15 November 2020 2020–21 UNL Belarus  2–0  Lithuania Minsk, Belarus
20:00 UTC+3
Report Stadium: Dinamo Stadium
Attendance: 1,985
Referee: Chris Kavanagh (England)
18 November 2020 2020–21 UNL Albania  3–2  Belarus Tirana, Albania
15:00 UTC+1
Report
Stadium: Arena Kombëtare
Attendance: 0
Referee: Radu Petrescu (Romania)

2021

24 March Friendly Belarus  1–1  Honduras Zhodzina, Belarus
20:00 FET
Report
Stadium: Torpedo Stadium
Attendance: 500
Referee: Aleksei Matyunin (Russia)
27 March 2022 WCQ Belarus  4–2  Estonia Minsk, Belarus
18:00
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
Stadium: Dinamo Stadium
Attendance: 3,611
Referee: Robert Hennessy (Ireland)
30 March 2022 WCQ Belgium  8–0  Belarus Leuven, Belgium
20:45
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
Stadium: Den Dreef
Attendance: 0
Referee: Donatas Rumšas (Lithuania)
2 June Friendly Belarus  1–2  Azerbaijan Minsk, Belarus
19:00 MST Skavysh Goal 56' Report B. Huseynov Goal 73'
Sheydayev Goal 90+1'
Stadium: Dinamo Stadium
Attendance: 4,120
Referee: Dumitru Muntean (Moldova)
2 September 2022 WCQ Czech Republic  1–0  Belarus Ostrava, Czech Republic
20:45
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
Stadium: Městský stadion v Ostravě-Vítkovicích
Attendance: 7,218
Referee: Srđan Jovanović (Serbia)
5 September 2022 WCQ Belarus  2–3  Wales Kazan, Russia
15:00
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
Bale Goal 6' (pen.)69' (pen.)90+3' Stadium: Central Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Giorgi Kruashvili (Georgia)
8 September 2022 WCQ Belarus  0–1  Belgium Kazan, Russia
20:45 Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
Stadium: Central Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (Poland)
8 October 2022 WCQ Estonia  v  Belarus
20:45 Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
11 October 2022 WCQ Belarus  v  Czech Republic
20:45 Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
13 November 2022 WCQ Wales  v  Belarus
21:45 Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
16 November Friendly Belarus  v  Jordan

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Czech Republic, Wales and Belgium on 2, 5 and 8 September 2021.
Caps and goals are correct as of 8 September 2021, after the game against Belgium.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Syarhey Chernik (1988-07-20) 20 July 1988 (age 33) 22 0 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk
1GK Pavel Pavlyuchenko (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 23) 4 0 Belarus Rukh Brest
1GK Raman Stsyapanaw (1991-08-06) 6 August 1991 (age 30) 0 0 Belarus Dinamo Brest

2DF Roman Yuzepchuk (1997-07-24) 24 July 1997 (age 24) 12 1 Belarus Rukh Brest
2DF Alyaksandr Sachywka (1986-01-05) 5 January 1986 (age 35) 12 1 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk
2DF Nikolay Zolotov (1994-11-11) 11 November 1994 (age 26) 12 0 Ukraine Kolos Kovalivka
2DF Kiryl Pyachenin (1997-03-18) 18 March 1997 (age 24) 8 0 Belarus Rukh Brest
2DF Aleksandr Pavlovets (1996-08-13) 13 August 1996 (age 25) 8 0 Ukraine Kolos Kovalivka
2DF Maksim Shvyatsow (1998-04-02) 2 April 1998 (age 23) 7 0 Belarus Dinamo Minsk
2DF Gleb Shevchenko (1999-02-17) 17 February 1999 (age 22) 4 0 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk
2DF Roman Begunov (1993-03-22) 22 March 1993 (age 28) 4 0 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk
2DF Ruslan Khadarkevich (1993-06-18) 18 June 1993 (age 28) 2 0 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk
2DF Artsyom Rakhmanaw (1990-07-10) 10 July 1990 (age 31) 2 0 Belarus Rukh Brest

3MF Nikita Korzun (1995-03-06) 6 March 1995 (age 26) 17 0 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk
3MF Max Ebong (1999-08-26) 26 August 1999 (age 22) 15 2 Kazakhstan Astana
3MF Vladislav Klimovich (1996-06-12) 12 June 1996 (age 25) 15 1 Belarus Dinamo Minsk
3MF Artyom Bykov (1992-10-12) 12 October 1992 (age 28) 13 0 Belarus Dinamo Minsk
3MF Dmitry Antilevsky (1997-06-12) 12 June 1997 (age 24) 5 0 Belarus Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino
3MF Pavel Sedko (1998-04-03) 3 April 1998 (age 23) 4 1 Belarus Dinamo Brest
3MF Ruslan Lisakovich (2002-03-22) 22 March 2002 (age 19) 1 0 Belarus Isloch Minsk Raion
3MF Denis Grechikho (1999-05-22) 22 May 1999 (age 22) 0 0 Belarus Rukh Brest

4FW Maksim Skavysh (1989-11-13) 13 November 1989 (age 31) 31 4 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk
4FW Vitaly Lisakovich (1998-02-08) 8 February 1998 (age 23) 17 5 Russia Lokomotiv Moscow
4FW Dzmitry Padstrelaw (1998-09-06) 6 September 1998 (age 23) 10 1 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk
4FW Artem Kontsevoy (1999-08-26) 26 August 1999 (age 22) 1 0 Belarus Rukh Brest

Recent call-ups

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 Yahor Hatkevich (1988-04-09) 9 April 1988 (age 33) 5 0 Belarus Dinamo Minsk v.  Czech Republic, 2 September 2021 COV
GK Anton Chichkan (1995-07-10) 10 July 1995 (age 26) 1 0 Belarus BATE Borisov v.  Azerbaijan, 2 June 2021
GK Vladislav Vasilyuchek (1994-03-28) 28 March 1994 (age 27) 0 0 Belarus Isloch Minsk Raion v.  Azerbaijan, 2 June 2021
GK Alyaksandr Hutar (1989-04-18) 18 April 1989 (age 32) 21 0 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk v.  Belgium, 30 March 2021
GK Maksim Plotnikov (1998-01-29) 29 January 1998 (age 23) 1 0 Belarus Dinamo Minsk v.  Honduras, 24 March 2021 PRE
GK Syarhey Ignatovich (1992-06-29) 29 June 1992 (age 29) 1 0 Belarus Minsk v.  Albania, 18 November 2020
GK Syarhey Kurhanski (1986-05-15) 15 May 1986 (age 35) 0 0 Belarus Neman Grodno v.  Albania, 18 November 2020
GK Denis Shcherbitsky (1996-04-14) 14 April 1996 (age 25) 1 0 Belarus BATE Borisov v.  Georgia, 8 October 2020 INJ

DF Maksim Valadzko (1992-11-10) 10 November 1992 (age 28) 33 2 Belarus BATE Borisov v.  Azerbaijan, 2 June 2021
DF Igor Zayats (1999-01-08) 8 January 1999 (age 22) 0 0 Belarus Gomel v.  Azerbaijan, 2 June 2021
DF Dzyanis Palyakow (1991-04-17) 17 April 1991 (age 30) 49 1 Kazakhstan Kairat v.  Azerbaijan, 2 June 2021 PRE
DF Maksim Bardachow (1986-05-18) 18 May 1986 (age 35) 53 3 Belarus Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino v.  Belgium, 30 March 2021
DF Nikita Naumov (1989-11-15) 15 November 1989 (age 31) 13 1 Belarus Dinamo Minsk v.  Belgium, 30 March 2021
DF Danila Nechayev (1999-10-30) 30 October 1999 (age 21) 1 0 Belarus BATE Borisov v.  Belgium, 30 March 2021
DF Sergey Karpovich (1994-03-29) 29 March 1994 (age 27) 2 0 Russia Baltika Kaliningrad v.  Romania, 11 November 2020 PRE
DF Alyaksey Lyahchylin (1992-04-11) 11 April 1992 (age 29) 1 0 Belarus Neman Grodno v.  Romania, 11 November 2020 PRE
DF Alyaksandr Martynovich (1987-08-26) 26 August 1987 (age 34) 75 2 Russia Krasnodar v.  Kazakhstan, 14 October 2020

MF Yevgeny Yablonsky (1995-05-10) 10 May 1995 (age 26) 15 2 Belarus BATE Borisov v.  Azerbaijan, 2 June 2021
MF Yevgeny Beryozkin (1996-07-05) 5 July 1996 (age 25) 1 0 Latvia Liepāja v.  Azerbaijan, 2 June 2021
MF Syarhey Kislyak (1987-08-06) 6 August 1987 (age 34) 74 9 Belarus Dinamo Minsk v.  Belgium, 30 March 2021
MF Ihar Stasevich (1985-10-21) 21 October 1985 (age 35) 63 5 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk v.  Belgium, 30 March 2021
MF Ivan Mayewski (1988-05-05) 5 May 1988 (age 33) 42 0 Slovenia Celje v.  Belgium, 30 March 2021
MF Pavel Savitski (1994-07-12) 12 July 1994 (age 27) 22 6 Belarus Rukh Brest v.  Belgium, 30 March 2021
MF Yury Kendysh (1990-06-10) 10 June 1990 (age 31) 15 2 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk v.  Belgium, 30 March 2021
MF Ivan Bakhar (1998-07-10) 10 July 1998 (age 23) 13 1 Belarus Dinamo Minsk v.  Belgium, 30 March 2021
MF Andrey Khachaturyan (1987-09-02) 2 September 1987 (age 34) 8 0 Belarus Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino v.  Honduras, 24 March 2021 PRE
MF Edhar Alyakhnovich (1987-05-17) 17 May 1987 (age 34) 15 1 Belarus Dinamo Brest v.  Romania, 11 November 2020 PRE
MF Pavel Nyakhaychyk (1988-05-17) 17 May 1988 (age 33) 37 3 Belarus BATE Borisov v.  Kazakhstan, 14 October 2020
MF Valery Gromyko (1997-01-23) 23 January 1997 (age 24) 2 0 Belarus BATE Borisov v.  Kazakhstan, 14 October 2020
MF Yury Kavalyow (1993-01-27) 27 January 1993 (age 28) 16 1 Russia Arsenal Tula v.  Georgia, 8 October 2020 INJ
MF Stanislaw Drahun (1988-06-04) 4 June 1988 (age 33) 68 11 Belarus BATE Borisov v.  Georgia, 8 October 2020 PRE

FW Yevgeny Shevchenko (1996-06-06) 6 June 1996 (age 25) 2 0 Belarus Rukh Brest v.  Azerbaijan, 2 June 2021
FW Andrey Solovey (1994-12-13) 13 December 1994 (age 26) 1 0 Belarus Gomel v.  Azerbaijan, 2 June 2021
FW Dzyanis Laptsew (1991-08-01) 1 August 1991 (age 30) 30 0 Belarus Rukh Brest v.  Belgium, 30 March 2021
FW Mikalay Signevich (1992-02-20) 20 February 1992 (age 29) 21 1 Belarus BATE Borisov v.  Belgium, 30 March 2021
FW Anton Saroka (1992-03-05) 5 March 1992 (age 29) 15 7 Belarus Neman Grodno v.  Honduras, 24 March 2021 PRE
FW Alyaksandr Makas (1991-10-08) 8 October 1991 (age 29) 1 0 Lithuania Sūduva v.  Romania, 11 November 2020 PRE

INJ Withdrew due to injury
PRE Preliminary squad / standby
COV Withdrew due to positive COVID-19 test result

Records

As of 8 September 2021[6]
Players in bold are still active with Belarus.

Most appearances

Alyaksandr Kulchy is the most capped player in the history of Belarus
Alyaksandr Kulchy is the most capped player in the history of Belarus
Rank Player Caps Goals Years
1 Alyaksandr Kulchy 102 5 1996–2012
2 Alexander Hleb 80 6 2001–2019
Sergei Gurenko 80 3 1994–2006
4 Sergei Kornilenko 78 17 2003–2016
5 Timofei Kalachev 76 10 2004–2016
6 Alyaksandr Martynovich 75 2 2009–
7 Syarhey Kislyak 74 9 2009–
Syarhey Amelyanchuk 74 1 2002–2011
9 Syarhey Shtanyuk 71 3 1995–2007
10 Stanislaw Drahun 68 11 2011–
Sergei Aleinikov reached a combined 81 caps and 6 goals for Soviet Union, CIS and Belarus during 1984–1994.[7]

Top goalscorers

Maksim Romaschenko is the top scorer in the history of Belarus with 20 goals
Maksim Romaschenko is the top scorer in the history of Belarus with 20 goals
Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Years
1 Maksim Romaschenko 20 64 0.31 1998–2008
2 Sergei Kornilenko 17 78 0.22 2003–2016
3 Vitali Kutuzov 13 52 0.25 2002–2011
4 Vyacheslav Hleb 12 45 0.27 2004–2011
5 Stanislaw Drahun 11 68 0.16 2011–
6 Raman Vasilyuk 10 24 0.42 2000–2008
Vitali Rodionov 10 48 0.21 2007–2017
Valyantsin Byalkevich 10 56 0.18 1992–2005
Timofei Kalachev 10 76 0.13 2004–2016
10 Syarhey Kislyak 9 74 0.12 2009–

Coaching history

As of 8 September 2021
Manager Career Games Managed Wins Draws Loses Goals
Belarus Mikhail Vergeyenko 1992–1994, 1997–1999 24 2 6 16 22–40
Belarus Sergei Borovsky 1994–1996, 1999–2000 26 4 9 13 21–43
Russia Eduard Malofeyev 2000–2003 22 10 5 7 31–31
Belarus Valery Streltsov (caretaker) 2002 1 0 0 1 0–3
Russia Anatoly Baidachny 2003–2005 22 10 4 8 34–29
Belarus Yuri Puntus 2006–2007 14 3 4 7 19–26
Germany Bernd Stange 2007–2011 49 17 14 18 65–54
Belarus Georgi Kondratiev 2011–2014, 2021– 32 9 8 15 40–41
Belarus Andrei Zygmantovich (caretaker) 2014 2 1 0 1 3–5
Belarus Alyaksandr Khatskevich 2014–2016 18 6 6 6 14–19
Belarus Igor Kriushenko 2017–2019 25 8 4 13 23–37
Belarus Mikhail Markhel 2019–2021 18 7 3 9 23–35
Total: 1992–Present 254 77 63 114 295–364

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Results Position Pld W D L GF GA Pos Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to Italy 1990 Part of the  Soviet Union Part of the  Soviet Union
United States 1994 Did not enter Did not enter
France 1998 Did not qualify 6th 10 1 1 8 5 21
South Korea Japan 2002 3rd 10 4 3 3 12 11
Germany 2006 5th 10 2 4 4 12 14
South Africa 2010 4th 10 4 1 5 19 14
Brazil 2014 5th 8 1 1 6 7 16
Russia 2018 6th 10 1 2 7 6 21
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026
Total 0/7 58 13 12 33 61 97

2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

Main article: 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group E

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Belgium Czech Republic Wales Belarus Estonia
1  Belgium 6 5 1 0 21 4 +17 16 Qualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup 3–0 3–1 8–0 13 Nov
2  Czech Republic 5 2 1 2 8 7 +1 7 Advance to second round 1–1 8 Oct 1–0 16 Nov
3  Wales 4 2 1 1 5 5 0 7 16 Nov 1–0 13 Nov 0–0
4  Belarus (Y) 5 1 0 4 6 15 −9 3 0–1 11 Oct 2–3 4–2
5  Estonia (Y) 4 0 1 3 6 15 −9 1 2–5 2–6 11 Oct 8 Oct
Updated to match(es) played on 8 September 2021. Source: FIFA, UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(Y) Cannot qualify directly, may only advance to the play-offs

UEFA European Championship

UEFA European Championship record UEFA European Championship qualifying record
Year Results Position Pld W D L GF GA Pos Pld W D L GF GA
France 1960 to Sweden 1992 Part of the  Soviet Union Part of the  Soviet Union
England 1996 Did not qualify 4th 10 3 2 5 8 13
Belgium Netherlands 2000 5th 8 0 3 5 4 10
Portugal 2004 5th 8 1 0 7 4 20
Austria Switzerland 2008 4th 12 4 1 7 17 23
Poland Ukraine 2012 4th 10 3 4 3 8 7
France 2016 4th 10 3 2 5 8 14
Europe 2020 4th 9 1 1 7 4 17
Germany 2024 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/7 67 15 13 39 53 104

UEFA Euro 2020 qualification

Main article: UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Germany Netherlands Northern Ireland Belarus Estonia
1  Germany 8 7 0 1 30 7 +23 21 Qualify for final tournament 2–4 6–1 4–0 8–0
2  Netherlands 8 6 1 1 24 7 +17 19 2–3 3–1 4–0 5–0
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
4  Belarus 8 1 1 6 4 16 −12 4 0–2 1–2 0–1 0–0
5  Estonia 8 0 1 7 2 26 −24 1 0–3 0–4 1–2 1–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

Play-off

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
8 October 2020
 
 
 Georgia1
 
12 November 2020
 
 Belarus0
 
 Georgia0
 
8 October 2020
 
 North Macedonia1
 
 North Macedonia2
 
 
 Kosovo1
 

UEFA Nations League

UEFA Nations League record
Year Division Group Pos Pld W D L GF GA P/R RK
2018–19 D 2 1st 6 4 2 0 10 0 Rise 43rd
2020–21 C 4 2nd 6 3 1 2 10 8 Same position 38th
2022–23 C Future event
Total 12 7 1 2 20 8 38th

2020–21 UEFA Nations League

Main article: 2020–21 UEFA Nations League C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification Albania Belarus Lithuania Kazakhstan
1  Albania (P) 6 3 2 1 8 4 +4 11 Promotion to League B 3–2 0–1 3–1
2  Belarus 6 3 1 2 10 8 +2 10 0–2 2–0 2–0
3  Lithuania 6 2 2 2 5 7 −2 8 0–0 2–2 0–2
4  Kazakhstan (Q) 6 1 1 4 5 9 −4 4 Qualification to relegation play-outs 0–0 1–2 1–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(P) Promoted; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated

Head-to-head record

As of 5 September 2021
Tournament Pld W D L Goals
World Cup Qualifying 63 14 12 37 67–112
Euro Qualifying 67 15 13 39 53–104
UEFA Nations League 12 7 3 2 20–8
Friendly 111 41 35 36 155–140
Opponent Pld W D L Goals
 Luxembourg 12 6 4 2 13–5
 Lithuania 10 5 4 1 19–7
 Netherlands 10 2 0 8 6–23
 Ukraine 9 1 3 5 5–12
 Estonia 8 4 1 3 10–8
 Moldova 8 2 4 2 9–7
 Bulgaria 8 3 0 5 7–12
 Armenia 7 3 2 2 9–9
 Albania 7 2 2 3 10–10
 Norway 7 2 2 3 5–9
 Latvia 6 4 1 1 13–7
 Poland 6 2 2 2 10–9
 France 6 1 2 3 6–10
 Wales 6 1 0 5 7–11
 Romania 6 0 2 4 7–15
 Kazakhstan 5 4 1 0 14–3
 Slovenia 5 2 2 1 8–5
 Israel 5 2 0 3 8–9
 Finland 5 0 3 2 4–7
 Czech Republic 5 0 0 5 3–12
 Sweden 5 0 0 5 2–16
 Andorra 4 3 0 1 11–4
 Georgia 4 1 1 2 4–4
 Turkey 4 1 1 2 7–8
 Scotland 4 1 1 2 2–5
 Montenegro 4 0 2 2 1–4
 Italy 4 0 2 2 5–9
 Russia 4 0 2 2 4–8
 Spain 4 0 0 4 1–10
 Austria 4 0 0 4 0–12
 Malta 3 2 1 0 4–1
 Uzbekistan 3 2 1 0 5–3
 Hungary 3 1 2 0 7–4
 Iran 3 1 2 0 4–3
 Azerbaijan 3 1 1 1 4–4
 Macedonia 3 1 1 1 2–4
 Slovakia 3 1 0 2 2–7
 Germany 3 0 1 2 2–8
  Switzerland 3 0 0 3 0–4
 Northern Ireland 3 0 0 3 1–6
 San Marino 2 2 0 0 7–0
 Cyprus 2 1 0 1 3–2
 Canada 2 1 0 1 2–1
 United Arab Emirates 2 1 0 1 3–3
 Greece 2 1 0 1 1–1
 Honduras 2 0 2 0 3–3
 Libya 2 0 2 0 2–2
 Denmark 2 0 1 1 0–1
 Croatia 2 0 0 2 1–4
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 0 0 2 0–3
 England 2 0 0 2 1–6
 Belgium 2 0 0 2 0–9
 Tajikistan 1 1 0 0 6–1
 Liechtenstein 1 1 0 0 5–1
 Oman 1 1 0 0 4–0
 Kyrgyzstan 1 1 0 0 3–1
 Iceland 1 1 0 0 2–0
 Mexico 1 1 0 0 3–2
 Republic of Ireland 1 1 0 0 2–1
 South Korea 1 1 0 0 1–0
 Japan 1 1 0 0 1–0
 New Zealand 1 1 0 0 1–0
 Peru 1 0 1 0 1–1
 Ecuador 1 0 1 0 1–1
 Saudi Arabia 1 0 1 0 1–1
 Argentina 1 0 1 0 0–0
 Gabon 1 0 1 0 0–0
 Jordan 1 0 0 1 0–1
 Egypt 1 0 0 1 0–2
 Tunisia 1 0 0 1 0–3
Total: 254 77 63 114 295–364

B-team

Belarus B national team has been assembled a number of times throughout the history to participate in occasional minor friendly matches and tournaments. The team typically consists of domestic league players who are considered a potential backup for the main senior team. The team was most recently assembled for participation in 2017 King's Cup in Thailand on 14–16 July 2017.

See also

References

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