The Turkmenistan national football team
is the national team of Turkmenistan
and is controlled by the Football Federation of Turkmenistan
. They were surprise qualifiers for the Asian Cup 2004
, but could only get a solitary point against Saudi Arabia
in group play.
Turkmenistan are not a well reputed side in world football
and have not been as successful as UEFA
member former Soviet nations.
World Cup record
Asian Nations Cup record
Asian Games record
For 2002 Asian Games onwards see Turkmenistan national under-23 football team.
AFC Challenge Cup record
| Rakhim Kurbanmamedov
The following players were called up for the friendly match against Vietnam
Recent Call Ups
The following players were called up for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
- Striker Vladimir Bairamov signed a new 3-year deal with Russian Premier League side FC Khimki as a free agent. Former Kopetdag Asgabat and Nisa player spent five years with Rubin Kazan under management of fellow countryman Kurban Berdyev and was nominated the player of the year in 2005.
- Turkmenistan international Vyacheslav Krendelev was the first to be signed by the another club form the Russian Premier League, FC Amkar Perm. The left winger, who can also play striker, was one of the starting bunch of FC Terek Grozny who will be playing in the Russian highest level league after finishing 2nd in the first division.
- As the Kazan side Rubin prepare a major clean-up, Turkmenistan goalkeeper Pavel Kharchik may be one of the keepers who will leave the club soon. Kurban Berdyev's side have signed Sergei Ryzhikov from Tom Tomsk and Sergei Kozko will be coming back from FC Moskva.