Belarus national under-21 football team

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Belarus U-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationFootball Federation of Belarus
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachSergey Yaromko
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)
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 competes in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, held every two years.

History[edit]

Over the years the team archived some notable results, in comparison with Belarus senior team. They have qualified for the final round of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship three times. At first two attempts (2004 in Germany and 2009 in Sweden) the team was unable to advance past group stage.

In 2011 Belarus made its third appearance in the final stage of U21 Euro (staged 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 was close to reaching the final as they were leading 1–0 up to the last minutes of the semifinal game against Spain until they conceded an equalizer at the 89th minute and ultimately lost 1–3 in the extra time. They have beaten Czech Republic 1–0 in the third-place match and qualified for the Men's Football Tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

European Championship record[edit]

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 TBD
Total Third place 3/14 11 3 2 6 11 19

UEFA U-21 Euro 2021 qualification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 4 4 0 0 19 3 +16 12 Final tournament 4–2 27 Mar 8 Sep 5–1 8 Oct
2  Portugal 4 3 0 1 11 6 +5 9 Final tournament if best runners-up
(Play-offs otherwise)
31 Mar 8 Sep 9 Oct 26 Mar 4–0
3  Belarus 5 2 2 1 14 4 +10 8 4 Sep 0–2 1–1 9 Oct 10–0
4  Norway 5 2 1 2 7 10 −3 7 0–4 2–3 13 Oct 2–1 4 Sep
5  Cyprus 5 1 1 3 5 10 −5 4 13 Oct 4 Sep 1–1 1–2 1–0
6  Gibraltar 5 0 0 5 0 23 −23 0 0–6 13 Oct 0–2 28 Mar 31 Mar
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the friendly match against Slovakia and 2021 U21 Euro qualifier against Gibraltar on 14 and 19 November 2019.

Caps and goals are correct as of 19 November 2019, after the match against Gibraltar.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Pavel Pavlyuchenko (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 22) 9 0 Belarus Dinamo Brest
1GK Stanislav Kleschuk (2000-04-11) 11 April 2000 (age 19) 1 0 Belarus Smolevichi
1GK Aleksandr Svirskiy (1999-02-28) 28 February 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Belarus BATE Borisov
2DF Ilya Lukashevich (1998-08-01) 1 August 1998 (age 21) 9 0 Serbia Proleter Novi Sad
2DF Gleb Shevchenko (1999-02-17) 17 February 1999 (age 20) 9 0 Belarus Slavia Mozyr
2DF Artem Shkurdyuk (1998-08-20) 20 August 1998 (age 21) 8 1 Belarus Energetik-BGU Minsk
2DF Roman Vegerya (2000-07-14) 14 July 2000 (age 19) 4 0 Belarus Neman Grodno
2DF Vladislav Lyakh (1999-08-13) 13 August 1999 (age 20) 3 0 Belarus Dinamo Minsk
2DF Vladislav Malkevich (1999-12-04) 4 December 1999 (age 20) 2 0 Belarus BATE Borisov
2DF Yuriy Krayko (1998-05-06) 6 May 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Belarus Granit Mikashevichi
3MF Pavel Sedko (1998-04-03) 3 April 1998 (age 21) 11 1 Belarus Rukh Brest
3MF Denis Grechikho (1999-05-22) 22 May 1999 (age 20) 7 2 Belarus Rukh Brest
3MF Dzmitry Baradzin (1999-07-19) 19 July 1999 (age 20) 6 0 Belarus Smolevichi
3MF Artem Kontsevoy (1999-08-26) 26 August 1999 (age 20) 5 0 Hungary Mezőkövesd
3MF Maksim Myakish (2000-03-03) 3 March 2000 (age 19) 5 0 Belarus BATE Borisov
3MF Syarhey Volkaw (1999-01-27) 27 January 1999 (age 20) 5 0 Belarus Vitebsk
3MF Aleksandr Ksenofontov (1999-05-05) 5 May 1999 (age 20) 3 0 Belarus Dinamo Minsk
3MF Vladislav Yatskevich (1998-09-29) 29 September 1998 (age 21) 2 0 Belarus Neman Grodno
3MF Anton Susha (2000-01-25) 25 January 2000 (age 19) 2 0 Belarus Dinamo Minsk
4FW Dmitry Podstrelov (1998-09-06) 6 September 1998 (age 21) 8 1 Belarus Dnyapro Mogilev
4FW Ilya Shkurin (1999-08-17) 17 August 1999 (age 20) 6 1 Belarus Energetik-BGU Minsk
4FW Artsyom Pyatrenka (2000-03-01) 1 March 2000 (age 19) 5 1 Belarus Slavia Mozyr
4FW Vladislav Mukhamedov (1998-01-04) 4 January 1998 (age 22) 2 0 Belarus Smolevichi

Recent call-up[edit]

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 Kiryl Kotaw (1999-06-15) 15 June 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Belarus Sputnik Rechitsa v. Portugal (10 September 2019)
GK Maksim Plotnikov (1998-01-28) 28 January 1998 (age 21) 2 0 Belarus Dinamo Minsk v. Gibraltar (8 June 2019)
GK Maksim Belov (1999-04-23) 23 April 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Belarus Dnyapro Mogilev v. Gibraltar (8 June 2019)
GK Aleksey Chernykh (1998-06-30) 30 June 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Belarus Smolevichi v. Gibraltar (8 June 2019) PRE
DF Maksim Shvyatsow (1998-04-02) 2 April 1998 (age 21) 12 0 Belarus Dinamo Minsk v. Slovakia (14 November 2019) PRE
DF Danila Nechayev (1999-10-30) 30 October 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Belarus Lida v. Slovakia (14 November 2019) PRE
DF Konstantin Kuchinskiy (1998-07-15) 15 July 1998 (age 21) 7 0 Belarus Belshina Bobruisk v. Cuprus (15 October 2019)
DF Vladislav Glinskiy (2000-05-29) 29 May 2000 (age 19) 4 0 Belarus BATE Borisov v. Norway (11 October 2019) PRE
DF Pavel Shorats (1998-01-30) 30 January 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Belarus Energetik-BGU Minsk v. Norway (11 October 2019) PRE
DF Andrey Pilipovets (1999-02-17) 17 February 1999 (age 20) 1 0 Belarus Rukh Brest v. Gibraltar (8 June 2019)
DF Dmitri Prischepa (2001-06-21) 21 June 2001 (age 18) 0 0 Russia Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg v. Gibraltar (8 June 2019) PRE
DF Nika Basariya (1999-09-21) 21 September 1999 (age 20) 1 0 Belarus Vitebsk v. Lithuania (26 March 2019)
DF Ilya Boltrushevich (1999-03-30) 30 March 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Belarus Lida v. NFK Minsk (17 February 2019)
DF Ilya Rutskiy (1999-12-03) 3 December 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Belarus Belshina Bobruisk v. NFK Minsk (17 February 2019)
MF Ivan Bakhar (1998-07-10) 10 July 1998 (age 21) 11 6 Belarus Minsk v. Gibraltar (8 June 2019)
MF Max Ebong (1999-08-26) 26 August 1999 (age 20) 10 1 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk v. Gibraltar (8 June 2019)
MF Pavel Klenyo (1999-04-28) 28 April 1999 (age 20) 1 3 Belarus Gomel v. Gibraltar (8 June 2019)
MF Andrey Alshanik (1999-05-03) 3 May 1999 (age 20) 1 1 Belarus Energetik-BGU Minsk v. Gibraltar (8 June 2019)
MF Valeriy Senko (1998-04-07) 7 April 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Belarus Slavia Mozyr v. Lithuania (26 March 2019)
MF Dmitry Sibilev (2000-07-23) 23 July 2000 (age 19) 1 0 Belarus Rukh Brest v. Lithuania (26 March 2019)
MF Dmitry Khalimonchikov (1998-09-13) 13 September 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Belarus Khimik Svetlogorsk v. NFK Minsk (17 February 2019)
MF Dmitriy Krivosheyev (1998-09-10) 10 September 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Belarus Slavia Mozyr v. NFK Minsk (17 February 2019)
FW Kirill Kirilenko (2000-10-08) 8 October 2000 (age 19) 2 0 Ukraine Karpaty Lviv v. Slovakia (14 November 2019) PRE
FW Vladislav Fedosov (1998-05-05) 5 May 1998 (age 21) 7 1 Belarus Vitebsk v. Portugal (10 September 2019) PRE
FW Alyaksandr Krasnow (1998-02-14) 14 February 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Belarus Smolevichi v. Gibraltar (8 June 2019) PRE
FW Yegor Bogomolskiy (2000-06-03) 3 June 2000 (age 19) 0 0 Belarus Dinamo Brest v. Gibraltar (8 June 2019) PRE
FW Vladislav Morozov (2000-07-14) 14 July 2000 (age 19) 1 0 Belarus Rukh Brest v. Lithuania (26 March 2019)
FW Yevgeniy Krasnov (1998-02-09) 9 February 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Belarus Isloch Minsk Raion v. Lithuania (26 March 2019) INJ
FW Miroslav Khlebosolov (1999-01-18) 18 January 1999 (age 21) 0 0 Belarus Smolevichi v. NFK Minsk (17 February 2019)

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