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Tajikistan national football team

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Sub-confederation  CAFA
Home stadium  Pamir Stadium (24,000)
Founded  1936
Manager  Mubin Ergashev
Top scorer  Yusuf Rabiev (15)
FIFA code  TJK
Arena/Stadium  Pamir Stadium
Head coach  Khakim Fuzailov
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Nickname(s)  The Persian Lions (Persian: Шерҳои Порсӣ‎‎, Şerhoi Porsī, شیرهای پارسی)
Most caps  Fatkhullo Fatkhuloev (48)
Association  Tajikistan Football Federation
Confederation  Asian Football Confederation (Asia)

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The Tajikistan national football team (Tajik: Тими миллии футболи Тоҷикистон, Timi millii futʙoli Toçikiston; Persian: تیم ملی فوتبال تاجیکستان‎‎) represents Tajikistan in association football and is controlled by the Tajikistan Football Federation, the governing body for football in Tajikistan. Tajikistan's home ground is the Pamir Stadium in Dushanbe.


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After the breakup of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan played its first match against Uzbekistan on 17 June 1992. It was not until 1994 that the Tajikistan National Football Federation was admitted to FIFA.

Tajikistan played its first official game on 11 April 1994 in Tashkent as part of a regional tournament. They lost that game against Kazakhstan 0–1. The first official competition the team entered was qualification for the 1996 Asian Cup, when it was seeded in the three-team Group 8 with Uzbekistan and Bahrain. Bahrain later withdrew, leaving Tajikistan to a play-off against their Middle Asian neighbors. Tajikistan won the first game 4–0, but were beaten in the away game 0–5 after extra time. They did not enter a World Cup qualifying competition until the France 1998 edition, recording four victories in their preliminary group stage including a 5–0 triumph over Turkmenistan, and losing only to China, which placed them second behind their eastern neighbors but out of the competition.

In a three-team qualifying section for Korea/Japan 2002, they had a record 16–0 win over Guam before losing 2–0 to Iran. After beating Bangladesh 4–0 on aggregate in the preliminary round of qualifiers for Germany 2006, they held AFC Asian Cup semi-finalists and eventual group winners Bahrain to a goalless draw on 31 March 2004.

The team won its first international tournament, the inaugural AFC Challenge Cup, in 2006, beating Sri Lanka 4–0 in Dhaka.

Following Tajikistan's disappointing 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, Mubin Ergashev and his staff were relieved of their duties.


The team strip is currently sponsored by Spanish sporting apparel company Joma.

Current squad

The following players were named for the Friendlies vs Bahrain on 23 March 2017 and Yemen 28 March 2017.
Caps and goals updated as of 23 March 2017.

Recent call ups

The following players have been called throughout 2016 and 2017 and are still available for selection.


As of match played 13 November 2016

Previous matches

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Upcoming matches

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Top goalscorers

As of 23 March 2017, the players with the most goals for Tajikistan are:

AFC Asian Cup

  • 2010 AFC Challenge Cup was used to determine qualification for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
  • AFC Challenge Cup


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