Results

Asia - World Cup Qualifying 06/11 15:00 6 [3] Tajikistan v Pakistan [4] W 3-0
Asia - World Cup Qualifying 06/06 17:30 5 [2] Jordan v Tajikistan [3] L 3-0
Asia - World Cup Qualifying 03/26 15:00 4 [2] Tajikistan v Saudi Arabia [1] D 1-1
Asia - World Cup Qualifying 03/21 19:00 3 [1] Saudi Arabia v Tajikistan [2] L 1-0
AFC Asian Cup 02/02 11:30 3 [2] Tajikistan v Jordan [3] L 0-1
AFC Asian Cup 01/28 16:00 4 [2] Tajikistan v United Arab Emirates [2] W 6-4
AFC Asian Cup 01/22 15:00 3 [3] Tajikistan v Lebanon [4] W 2-1
AFC Asian Cup 01/17 14:30 2 [3] Tajikistan v Qatar [1] L 0-1
AFC Asian Cup 01/13 14:30 1 [2] China PR v Tajikistan [3] D 0-0
International Match 01/04 12:00 - Hong Kong v Tajikistan W 1-2
Asia - World Cup Qualifying 11/21 09:00 2 [4] Pakistan v Tajikistan [2] W 1-6
Asia - World Cup Qualifying 11/16 13:00 1 Tajikistan v Jordan D 1-1

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 15 7 8
Wins 6 2 4
Draws 4 3 1
Losses 5 2 3
Goals for 21 8 13
Goals against 17 6 11
Clean sheets 4 1 3
Failed to score 5 2 3

The Tajikistan national association football team represents Tajikistan in association football and is controlled by the Tajikistan Football Federation.

History

Tajikistan played its first official game on 11 April 1994 in Tashkent as part of a regional tournament. It lost that game against Kazakhstan 0–1. The first official competition the team entered was the qualifiers for the 1996 AFC Asian Cup, when it was seeded in the 3-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, and were beaten in the away game 0–5 after extra time. It did not enter a World Cup qualifying tournament until the 1998 FIFA World Cup edition, recording 4 victories in its preliminary group stage including a 5–0 triumph over Turkmenistan, and losing only to China, which placed it second behind its eastern neighbors, and out of the tournament.

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

Tajikistan were drawn into a 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification group with the Philippines, Yemen and Nepal. Following defeat to the Philippines on 27 March 2018, confirming Tajikistan's failure to qualify for the Asian Cup, manager Khakim Fuzailov resigned.

After failing to have a direct spot for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup, Tajikistan hired Croatian manager Petar Šegrt, and Tajikistan took part in the third round of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualification, joining with Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan, and Singapore. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the third round was played in a single round-robin group format with a centralised host, which Tajikistan's group saw its neighbour Kyrgyzstan hosting it. Tajikistan defeated Myanmar (4–0) and Singapore (1–0), before holding neighbour Kyrgyzstan to a goalless draw, topping the group and, after failing in 5 previous attempts, Tajikistan was able to qualify to its first-ever AFC Asian Cup and a major tournament in 2023. Tajikistan was invited to the 2022 King's Cup in Thailand held in September 2022 where Tajikistan defeated Trinidad and Tobago 2–1 and sees them advanced to the final defeating Malaysia in the penalty shootout winning their second international trophy.

In the 2023 AFC Asian Cup, Tajikistan reached the quarter-finals for the first time in their history after losing 1-0 to the eventual runner-up Jordan due to a 66th minute own goal from Vahdat Hanonov.

The Tajikistan national soccer team, known simply as "Tajikistan," represents the Central Asian country in international soccer competitions. The team is governed by the Tajikistan Football Federation and has been a member of FIFA since 1994.

Tajikistan has a rich soccer history, with the team regularly competing in regional tournaments such as the AFC Asian Cup and the Central Asian Football Association Championship. The team has also participated in World Cup qualifying matches, showcasing the talent and skill of Tajikistani players on the global stage.

The team's colors are red and white, and they are known for their passionate and dedicated fan base. Tajikistan's style of play is characterized by technical skill, quick passing, and strong defensive organization.

Overall, Tajikistan's national soccer team is a respected and competitive force in Asian soccer, and they continue to strive for success and recognition on the international stage.