Belarus

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BELARUS WANTS TO PROGRESS

Independent since 1991, with 10 million inhabitants, Belarus is trying to win a place on the international stage. In the qualifying rounds for the 2017 World Championship, it won its place in France through excellent play and the best attacking moves in the playo s against Latvia. Coached by Yuri Shevtsov, the team relies mostly on members playing in the two main clubs of the domestic league: Meskov Brest and Minsk Ska. After participating in the Euro 1994 and the World Championship in 1995, the team relied on players who had come through the Russian training school in Belarus and had to wait 14 years to participate again in the Euro (2008) and 18 years for the World Championship (2013).


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DID YOU KNOW?

Right up until the end, they were uncertain about whether the Belarusian star Siarhei Rutenka would participate in the 2017 World Championship. After four years with Ciudad Real and six with FC Barcelona, the left-back 35 year-old, six-time winner of the Champions League and twice, the top scorer of the competition, flew to Qatar on October 2015. It was a short experience as he then joined Ska Minsk four months later and played the qualifying playoffs for the World Championship in June. Without a club since the start of the 2016/2017 season, he was threatening to retire…


COACH: Yuri SHEVTSOV (Belarus)

PLAYERS

  • BLR-9-ASTRASHAPKIN-ALEH
    Aleh Astrashapkin 20/01/1992 Right Back
  • BLR-47-PADSHYVALAU-ALIAKSANDR
    Aliaksandr Padshyvalau 08/03/1996 Centre Back
  • BLR-55-TSITOU-ALIAKSANDR
    Aliaksandr Tsitou 28/10/1986 Left Wing
  • BLR-7-SHYNKEL-ALIAKSEI
    Aliaksei Shynkel 06/07/1994 Left Back
  • BLR-23-YURYNOK-ANDREI
    Andrei Yuyynok 21/09/1996 Left Wing
  • BLR-50-KARALEK-ARTSEM
    Artsem Karalek 20/02/1996 Pivot
  • BLR-10-PUKHOUSKI-BARYS
    Barys Pukhouski 03/01/1987 Centre Back
  • BLR-15-RUTENKA-DZIANIS
    Dzianis Rutenka 14/02/1986 Right Wing
  • BLR-2-BROUKA-IVAN
    Ivan Brouka 20/04/1980 Left Wing
  • BLR-12-MATSKEVICH-IVAN
    Ivan Matskevich 08/05/1991 Goalkeeper
  • BLR-24-BARANAU-MAKSIM
    Maksim Baranau 11/04/1988 Right Wing
  • BLR-18-SHYLOVICH-SIARHEI
    Siarhei Shylovich 16/05/1986 Right Back
  • BLR-3-KULESH-ULADZISLAU
    Uladzislau Kulesh 28/05/1996 Left Back
  • BLR-95-GAYDUCHENKO-VADIM
    Vadim Gayduchenko 24/04/1995 Centre Back
  • BLR-16-SALDATSENKA-VIACHASLAU
    Viachaslau Saldatsenka 23/07/1994 Goalkeeper
  • BLR-22-SHUMAK-VIACHASLAU
    Viachaslau Shumak 22/12/1988 Pivot