Belarus national under-23 football team

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Belarus Under-23
AssociationFootball Federation of Belarus
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachGeorgy Kondratyev
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Estonia 2–1 Belarus Belarus
(Ta' Qali, Malta; 14 February 2004)
Biggest win
 Malta 0–4 Belarus Belarus
(Ta' Qali, Malta; 18 February 2004)
Biggest defeat
 France 3–1 Belarus Belarus
(Aubagne, France; 24 May 2012)
 Brazil 3–1 Belarus Belarus
(Manchester, Great Britain; 29 July 2012)
Summer Olympics
Appearances1 (first in 2012)
Best resultGroup Stage: 2012

The Belarus national under-23 football team (also known as Belarus Olympic, Belarus U-23) represents Belarus in international football competitions in Olympic Games. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23 however the Olympics allows for the addition of up to three overage players. The team is controlled by the Football Federation of Belarus (BFF). Belarus made its first appearance in football at the 2012 Olympics in London.[1]

History[edit]

2004 Malta Tournament[edit]

The Belarusian Olympic team was assembled for the very first time at the 2004 Malta International Football Tournament and was composed of the members of the Belarus U-21 team which was preparing for the final tournament of the 2004 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship which itself was a qualifying competition for the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

2012 Toulon Tournament[edit]

Belarus was invited to participate in 2012 Toulon Tournament along with a four other under-23 teams preparing for upcoming 2012 Olympic Tournament (namely Egypt, Morocco, Mexico and Japan), two European under-21 teams (Turkey, Netherlands) and under-20 team of the host nation France. Belarus failed to advance to the knockout round and was eliminated after three games of tournament's group stage.

2012 Summer Olympics[edit]

Belarus made its debut at the 2012 Olympic Football Tournament in London after securing third place at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. The team started preparations with friendly matches in September 2011. As confirmed by the head coach Georgy Kondratyev, three over-23 players were to be selected among players born in 1988 which were a part of the U21 team during the 2011 Under-21 Euro qualifying and final tournament, but became over-aged for Olympic squad.

Competitive Record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Host nation / Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
Greece 1896 No football tournament was held
France 1900 Part of Russian Empire
United States 1904
United Kingdom 1908
Sweden 1912
Belgium 1920 Did not enter
France 1924 Part of Soviet Union
Netherlands 1928
United States 1932 No football tournament was held
Nazi Germany 1936 Part of Soviet Union
United Kingdom 1948
Finland 1952
Australia 1956
Italy 1960
Japan 1964
Mexico 1968
West Germany 1972
Canada 1976
Soviet Union 1980
United States 1984
South Korea 1988
Spain 1992 Part of Unified Team
United States 1996 Did not qualify
Australia 2000
Greece 2004
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012 10/16 3 1 0 2 3 6
Brazil 2016 Did not qualify
Japan 2020
France 2024 TBD
Total 1/28 3 1 0 2 3 6
*Denotes draws including knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Fixtures and results[edit]

2012 Olympic tournament

Belarus 1–0 New Zealand
Baha Goal 45+1' Report
Attendance: 14,457[2]
Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)

2012 Olympic tournament

Brazil 3–1 Belarus
Pato Goal 15'
Neymar Goal 65'
Oscar Goal 90+3'
Report Bressan Goal 8'
Attendance: 66,212[3]

2012 Olympic tournament

Egypt 3–1 Belarus
Salah Goal 56'
Mohsen Goal 73'
Aboutrika Goal 79'
Report Varankow Goal 87'
Attendance: 8,732[4]

2012 Olympic squad[edit]

The following players were named for 18-man squad for 2012 Summer Olympics.

Caps and goals correct as of 1 August 2012, after the game with Egypt.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Alyaksandr Hutar (1989-04-18) April 18, 1989 (age 30) 10 0 Belarus BATE Borisov
18 1GK Andrey Shcharbakow (1991-01-31) January 31, 1991 (age 29) 0 0 Belarus BATE Borisov
3 2DF Ihar Kuzmyanok (1990-07-06) July 6, 1990 (age 29) 6 0 Belarus Gomel
4 2DF Syarhey Palitsevich (1990-04-09) April 9, 1990 (age 29) 8 0 Belarus Dinamo Minsk
6 2DF Alyaksey Hawrylovich (1990-01-05) January 5, 1990 (age 30) 7 0 Belarus Naftan Novopolotsk
7 2DF Maksim Vitus** (1989-02-11) February 11, 1989 (age 31) 5 0 Belarus Neman Grodno
12 2DF Alyaksey Kazlow (1989-07-11) July 11, 1989 (age 30) 7 1 Belarus Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino
17 2DF Dzyanis Palyakow (1991-04-17) April 17, 1991 (age 28) 5 0 Belarus BATE Borisov
2 3MF Stanislaw Drahun (1988-06-04) June 4, 1988 (age 31) 8 1 Belarus Dinamo Minsk
5 3MF Dzmitry Baha (1990-01-04) January 4, 1990 (age 30) 8 1 Belarus BATE Borisov
10 3MF Renan Bressan (1988-11-03) November 3, 1988 (age 31) 4 1 Belarus BATE Borisov
13 3MF Illya Aleksiyevich (1991-02-10) February 10, 1991 (age 29) 7 0 Belarus Gomel
15 3MF Artsyom Salavey (1990-11-01) November 1, 1990 (age 29) 7 0 Belarus Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino
16 3MF Mikhail Gordeichuk (1989-10-23) October 23, 1989 (age 30) 10 0 Belarus Belshina Bobruisk
8 4FW Sergei Kornilenko (1983-06-14) June 14, 1983 (age 36) 4 0 Russia Krylia Sovetov Samara
9 4FW Uladzimir Khvashchynski (1990-05-10) May 10, 1990 (age 29) 6 1 Belarus Brest
11 4FW Andrey Varankow (1989-02-08) February 8, 1989 (age 31) 7 1 Belarus Neman Grodno
14 4FW Yahor Zubovich (1989-01-06) January 6, 1989 (age 31) 7 1 Belarus Naftan Novopolotsk
19 4FW Maksim Skavysh** (1989-11-13) November 13, 1989 (age 30) 5 0 Belarus Belshina Bobruisk

** Maksim Skavysh, originally a reserve player, has replaced Maksim Vitus, who sustained an injury in pre-tournament friendly and withdrew from the squad.

Reserves[edit]

The following players have been named as possible replacements in case any player from the main squad is injured.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
20 2DF Aleh Veratsila (1988-07-10) July 10, 1988 (age 31) 6 0 Belarus Dinamo Minsk
21 2DF Vital Hayduchyk (1989-07-12) July 12, 1989 (age 30) 4 0 Belarus Brest
22 1GK Filip Vaytekhovich (1990-03-26) March 26, 1990 (age 29) 0 0 Sweden IK Frej

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Belarus". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Belarus – New Zealand". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Brazil – Belarus". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Egypt – Belarus". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.