Belarus U-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationFootball Federation of Belarus
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachSergey Yasinsky
Home stadiumCiti Stadium (Borisov)
FIFA codeBLR
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Moldova 0–1 Belarus Belarus
(Chişinău, Moldova; 30 August 1992)
Biggest win
 Belarus 10–0 Gibraltar 
(Zhodino, Belarus; 8 June 2019)
Biggest defeat
 Russia 7–0 Belarus Belarus
(Moscow, Russia; 31 May 2017)
Belarus Belarus 0–7 Netherlands 
(Zhodino, Belarus; 4 September 2020)
UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2004)
Best resultThird place (2011)

The Belarus national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Belarus and is controlled by the Football Federation of Belarus. The team competed in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, held every two years.

History

The team qualified for the final round of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship three times. In 2004 in Germany and 2009 in Sweden the team was unable to advance past group stage.

In 2011 at U21 Euro in Denmark they advanced to semifinal with only one win (against Iceland) and two losses (against Denmark and Switzerland) and having better 3-way head-to-head record against Iceland and Denmark (as all three teams had identical overall results). The team lost 1-3 to Spain. They defeated the Czech Republic 1–0 in the third-place match and qualified for the Men's Football Tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

After the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, UEFA banned Belarus from hosting international competitions.[1][2]

European Championship record

UEFA European Under-21 Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1976–1992 Part of  Soviet Union
France 1994 Did not enter
Spain 1996 Did not qualify
Romania 1998
Slovakia 2000
Switzerland 2002
Germany 2004 Group stage 5th 3 1 1 1 4 4
Portugal 2006 Did not qualify
Netherlands 2007
Sweden 2009 Group stage 7th 3 0 1 2 2 7
Denmark 2011 Third place 3rd 5 2 0 3 5 8
Israel 2013 Did not qualify
Czech Republic 2015
Poland 2017
ItalySan Marino 2019
HungarySlovenia 2021
Georgia (country)Romania 2023
Total Third place 3/15 11 3 2 6 11 19

UEFA U21 Euro 2023 qualification

Main article: 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Portugal 10 9 1 0 41 3 +38 28 Final tournament 1–1 2–1 1–0 6–0 11–0
2  Iceland 10 5 3 2 25 7 +18 18 Play-offs 0–1 1–1 3–1 5–0 9–0
3  Greece 10 5 2 3 16 10 +6 17 0–4 1–0 2–0 0–0 4–0
4  Belarus 10 4 0 6 16 15 +1 12 1–5 1–2 0–2 2–0 6–0
5  Cyprus 10 3 2 5 16 16 0 11 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–1 6–0
6  Liechtenstein 10 0 0 10 0 63 −63 0 0–9 0–3 0–5 0–4 0–6
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Current squad

The following players were called up for two friendly matches against Iran on 16 and 19 November 2022.

Caps and goals are correct as of 19 November 2022, after the match against Iran.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Timofey Yurasov (2003-02-25) 25 February 2003 (age 19) 3 0 Belarus Isloch Minsk Raion
1GK Mikhail Kozakevich (2002-05-19) 19 May 2002 (age 20) 1 0 Belarus Dinamo Brest
1GK Denis Seledtsov (2003-03-28) 28 March 2003 (age 19) 0 0 Belarus Energetik-BGU Minsk
2DF Yan Skibsky (2002-12-25) 25 December 2002 (age 20) 5 0 Belarus Vitebsk
2DF Gleb Yakushevich (2002-07-31) 31 July 2002 (age 20) 4 0 Belarus Minsk
2DF Ilya Moskalenchik (2003-05-04) 4 May 2003 (age 19) 4 0 Russia Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg
2DF Vladislav Kalinin (2002-01-14) 14 January 2002 (age 21) 3 0 Belarus Dinamo Minsk
2DF Nikita Baranok (2004-03-31) 31 March 2004 (age 18) 2 1 Belarus Vitebsk
2DF Aleksey Firsov (2002-02-07) 7 February 2002 (age 20) 2 0 Belarus Dnepr Mogilev
2DF Aleksey Dunayev (2004-09-11) 11 September 2004 (age 18) 1 0 Belarus Dnepr Mogilev
3MF Kirill Zinovich (2003-03-05) 5 March 2003 (age 19) 13 1 Portugal Vitória de Guimarães
3MF Andrey Rylach (2002-06-05) 5 June 2002 (age 20) 10 1 Belarus Energetik-BGU Minsk
3MF Nikita Demchenko (2002-09-06) 6 September 2002 (age 20) 6 0 Belarus Dinamo Minsk
3MF Aleksey Antilevsky (2002-02-02) 2 February 2002 (age 20) 5 0 Belarus Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino
3MF Ruslan Lisakovich (2002-03-22) 22 March 2002 (age 20) 4 0 Belarus Isloch Minsk Raion
3MF Yuliy Kuznetsov (2003-08-02) 2 August 2003 (age 19) 3 1 Belarus Naftan Novopolotsk
3MF Kirill Chernook (2003-01-02) 2 January 2003 (age 20) 2 0 Belarus Minsk
3MF Daniil Dushevskiy (2004-03-01) 1 March 2004 (age 18) 2 0 Belarus Minsk
3MF Rodion Pechura (2004-03-24) 24 March 2004 (age 18) 1 0 Belarus Minsk
3MF Kirill Tsepenkov (2004-07-08) 8 July 2004 (age 18) 0 0 Belarus Dinamo Brest
4FW Vladislav Lozhkin (2002-03-25) 25 March 2002 (age 20) 19 4 Belarus Dinamo Minsk
4FW Yegor Karpitsky (2003-11-27) 27 November 2003 (age 19) 4 1 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk
4FW Artyom Shumansky (2004-11-25) 25 November 2004 (age 18) 2 1 Belarus BATE Borisov
4FW Ilya Chernyak (2002-05-19) 19 May 2002 (age 20) 1 0 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk
4FW German Barkovskiy (2002-06-25) 25 June 2002 (age 20) 0 0 Belarus Isloch Minsk Raion

Recent call-up

The following players were called up for U21 team during last 12 months:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Andrey Kudravets (2003-09-02) 2 September 2003 (age 19) 1 0 Belarus BATE Borisov v. Kazakhstan (27 September 2022)
DF Ilya Sviridenko (2002-10-09) 9 October 2002 (age 20) 1 0 Belarus Shakhtyor Petrikov v. Kazakhstan (27 September 2022)
DF Ilya Zhukov (2002-05-05) 5 May 2002 (age 20) 1 0 Belarus Smorgon v. Kazakhstan (27 September 2022)
DF Andrey Makarenko (2002-03-16) 16 March 2002 (age 20) 0 0 Belarus Shakhtyor Petrikov v. Kazakhstan (27 September 2022)
DF Leonardo Mascaró Kapilevich (2003-08-02) 2 August 2003 (age 19) 0 0 Spain Sevilla Atlético v. Russia (21 September 2022) PRE
MF Anton Suchkow (2002-05-29) 29 May 2002 (age 20) 2 0 Belarus Neman Grodno v. Kazakhstan (27 September 2022)
MF Denis Kovalevich (2003-03-29) 29 March 2003 (age 19) 2 0 Belarus Shakhtyor Petrikov v. Kazakhstan (27 September 2022)
MF Gleb Rovdo (2002-06-04) 4 June 2002 (age 20) 1 0 Belarus Isloch Minsk Raion v. Kazakhstan (27 September 2022)
MF Nikita Sokolovskiy (2002-02-14) 14 February 2002 (age 20) 1 0 Belarus Belshina Bobruisk v. Kazakhstan (27 September 2022)
MF Vladislav Sugak (2002-07-30) 30 July 2002 (age 20) 1 0 Belarus Dinamo Brest v. Kazakhstan (27 September 2022)
MF Mikhail Sachkovskiy (2002-11-21) 21 November 2002 (age 20) 1 0 Belarus Slutsk v. Kazakhstan (27 September 2022)
FW Dmitry Latykhov (2003-03-25) 25 March 2003 (age 19) 4 3 Belarus Dinamo Minsk v. Russia (21 September 2022) INJ

See also

References

  1. ^ Goldberg, Rob. "UEFA Bars Belarus from Hosting International Games After Invasion of Ukraine". Bleacher Report.
  2. ^ [🖉"Russia, Belarus Suspended From International Soccer, Hockey Over Ukraine Attacks". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty.