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The Afghanistan national football team (Persian: تیم ملی فوتبال افغانستان; Pashto: دافغانستان ملی فوتبال تیم)is the national team of Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

 and is controlled by the Afghanistan Football Federation
Afghanistan Football Federation
The Afghanistan Football Federation is the governing body of football in Afghanistan, controlling the Afghanistan national football team. It was founded in 1922, and has been a member of FIFA since 1948 and the Asian Football Confederation since 1954....

. The national team was founded in 1922 that joined FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

 in 1948 and the AFC
Asian Football Confederation
The Asian Football Confederation is the governing body of association football in Asia. It has 46 member countries, mostly located on the Asian continent. However, due to the disputed boundary of Europe and Asia, nations such as Russia and Turkey which are located mostly in geographic Asia are...

 in 1954. The Afghanistan national team plays its home games at the Ghazi National Olympic Stadium
National Stadium (Afghanistan)
Ghazi Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Kabul, Afghanistan. It was built during the reign of King Amanullah Khan in 1923, who was regarded as Ghazi for winning the war with British and gaining independence of his nation...

 in Kabul
Kabul
Kabul , spelt Caubul in some classic literatures, is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan. It is also the capital of the Kabul Province, located in the eastern section of Afghanistan...

.

Afghanistan's best performance in international competition was in the 1951 Asian Games
1951 Asian Games
The 1951 Asian Games, officially known as the First Asian Games, was a multi-sport event celebrated in Delhi, India from 4 to 11 March 1951. The Games received names like First Asiad and 1951 Asiad by the president of the organising committee Anthony de Mello...

 when they finished 4th. Afghanistan played no international fixtures from 1984 to 2003, since when the team rose to a peak of 164th in the FIFA World Rankings
FIFA World Rankings
The FIFA World Rankings is a ranking system for men's national teams in association football, currently led by Spain. The teams of the member nations of FIFA , football's world governing body, are ranked based on their game results with the most successful teams being ranked highest...

. The game was not encouraged under the Taliban regime from 1996 to 2001. At present Afghanistan has low level of participation in football due to lack of funds and security problems inside the country. Despite this, Afghanistan's Olympic Football Team made to the final of (2010 South Asian Games) after winning all its matches in the group stage against India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan and winning its semi-final clash against Maldives.

In 2010 the Afghanistan Football Federation
Afghanistan Football Federation
The Afghanistan Football Federation is the governing body of football in Afghanistan, controlling the Afghanistan national football team. It was founded in 1922, and has been a member of FIFA since 1948 and the Asian Football Confederation since 1954....

 signed a 5 year contract with Danish
Denmark
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The countries of Denmark and Greenland, as well as the Faroe Islands, constitute the Kingdom of Denmark . It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark...

 sports brand Hummel
Hummel International
hummel International is a Denmark-based sportswear company. The firm was started in 1923 by the Messmer family in the town of Hamburg, Germany. It currently manufactures apparel for football, handball, basketball, rugby league, Australian football, shinty and volleyball...

 to sponsor both the men's and Afghanistan women's national football team
Afghanistan Women's National Football Team
Afghanistan Woman's National Football Team was created in 2007 directed by the Afghanistan Olympic Committee. The National side was established from the selected school girls in Kabul. That year, the team played for the first time against ISAF Women Football Team. The result was 5-0 in favor of...

.

Early History


Football in Afghanistan is one of the main sport
Sport
A Sport is all forms of physical activity which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical fitness and provide entertainment to participants. Sport may be competitive, where a winner or winners can be identified by objective means, and may require a degree...

 in the country. Formed in 1922 and affiliated to FIF
FIF
FIF, FiF or Fif may refer to:*Fédération Internationale Féline, federation of cat registries*Fédération Ivoirienne de Football, the national football association of Côte d'Ivoire...

A since 1948, The Afghanistan Football Federation
Afghanistan Football Federation
The Afghanistan Football Federation is the governing body of football in Afghanistan, controlling the Afghanistan national football team. It was founded in 1922, and has been a member of FIFA since 1948 and the Asian Football Confederation since 1954....

 was one of the founder members of Asian Football Confederation
Asian Football Confederation
The Asian Football Confederation is the governing body of association football in Asia. It has 46 member countries, mostly located on the Asian continent. However, due to the disputed boundary of Europe and Asia, nations such as Russia and Turkey which are located mostly in geographic Asia are...

 in 1954.
The first football club is Mahmoudiyeh F.C.
Mahmoudiyeh F.C.
Mahmoudiyeh F.C. is the first football team that was established in Afghanistan. The club was founded in 1934. In 1937, the team travelled to British India where it played 18 matches against Indian teams of which won 8, lost 9 and drew 1....

 which was founded in 1934. Three years later the team traveled to India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

 and took part in 18 games of which won 8, lost 9 and tied 1. The second football club is Ariana Kabul F.C.
Ariana Kabul F.C.
Ariana Kabul F.C. is the second oldest football team in Afghanistan. The club was founded in 1941.The first ever Afghanistan national football team squad was in fact the whole squad of Ariana FC. This team took part in the Afghanistan Independence Football Tournament which was hosted in Kabul in...

 which was established in 1941. This team traveled to Tehran
Tehran
Tehran , sometimes spelled Teheran, is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With an estimated population of 8,429,807; it is also Iran's largest urban area and city, one of the largest cities in Western Asia, and is the world's 19th largest city.In the 20th century, Tehran was subject to...

, Iran
Iran
Iran , officially the Islamic Republic of Iran , is a country in Southern and Western Asia. The name "Iran" has been in use natively since the Sassanian era and came into use internationally in 1935, before which the country was known to the Western world as Persia...

 upon invitation, played 3 games in which 1 was won and losing 2.

First International match was played against Iran
Iran national football team
The national football team of Iran represents Iran in international football competitions and is controlled by the Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran...

 in 25 August 1941 which was drawn 0-0 in Ghazi Stadium, Kabul
Kabul
Kabul , spelt Caubul in some classic literatures, is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan. It is also the capital of the Kabul Province, located in the eastern section of Afghanistan...

, Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

. Afghanistan's only appearance in an Olympic Games football tournament was at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games when they played Luxembourg
Luxembourg national football team
The Luxembourg national football team is the national football team of Luxembourg, and is controlled by the Luxembourg Football Federation. The team play most of their home matches at the Stade Josy Barthel, in Luxembourg.- History :...

 on 31 July 1948 and lost 6–0. Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

 last seen on International stage during 1984 Asian Cup Qualification.Afghanistan played no international from 1984 to 2001, due to Russian invasion and Taliban regime. The condition of the country under decades of war made it impossible to keep football in domestic level or International Level in the country. Afghanistan's best performance in international competition was in the 1951 Asian Games
1951 Asian Games
The 1951 Asian Games, officially known as the First Asian Games, was a multi-sport event celebrated in Delhi, India from 4 to 11 March 1951. The Games received names like First Asiad and 1951 Asiad by the president of the organising committee Anthony de Mello...

 when they finished 4th.

2001-Present



Post Taliban regime Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

 participated in 2003 SAFF Gold Cup
2003 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup
The 2003 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh between 10 January 2003 and 20 January 2003. All matches were played at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. Originally scheduled to be held between 26 January 2002 and 5 February 2002, the tournament was postponed due to...

 where they lost all three group stage matches to India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

, Pakistan
Pakistan
Pakistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign state in South Asia. It has a coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. In the north, Tajikistan...

 and Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is a country off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent. Known until 1972 as Ceylon , Sri Lanka is an island surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait, and lies in the vicinity of India and the...

. Later the same Year Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

 took part in 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification
2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification
The qualification process for the 2004 AFC Asian Cup football competition began on March 2003. Out of the 45 AFC members only Cambodia and the Philippines failed to enter for the tournament. Both China, the hosts and Japan, the reigning champions automatically qualified for the finals...

 where they won against Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan national football team
The Kyrgyzstan national football team is the national team of Kyrgyzstan and is controlled by the Football Federation of Kyrgyz Republic.-History:...

 but lost to Nepal
Nepal national football team
The Nepal national football team is the national team of Nepal and is controlled by the All Nepal Football Association. A member of the Asian Football Confederation , the Nepalese football team play their home games at Dasarath Rangasala Stadium located at Tripureswhor in Kathmandu. The All Nepal...

 and failed to make to the next round. Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

 started its FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...

 campaign for the first time in 2003 while they played Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan national football team
The Turkmenistan national football team is the national team of Turkmenistan and is controlled by the Football Federation of Turkmenistan.-History:After the country gained independence, they played their first match against Kazakhstan on June 1, 1992...

 in 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
A total of 197 teams entered the qualification process for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, competing for a total of 32 spots in the final tournament. Germany, as the host, qualified automatically, leaving 31 spots open for competition...

 which they lost both matches in aggregate of 13-0. It was first time that Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

 participated in FIFA World Cup qualification
FIFA World Cup qualification
The FIFA World Cup qualification is the process that a national association football team goes through to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Finals. The FIFA World Cup is a global event, so qualification is required to reduce the large field of participants from about 200 to 32.Qualifying tournaments...

 to which affiliated in 1948. Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

 lost a friendly match against Tajikistan
Tajikistan
Tajikistan , officially the Republic of Tajikistan , is a mountainous landlocked country in Central Asia. Afghanistan borders it to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north, and China to the east....

 on November
November
November is the 11th month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of four months with the length of 30 days. November was the ninth month of the ancient Roman calendar...

 2005, after which the team went to Pakistan
Pakistan
Pakistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign state in South Asia. It has a coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. In the north, Tajikistan...

 to take part in 2005 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup  which they lost to Maldives
Maldives
The Maldives , , officially Republic of Maldives , also referred to as the Maldive Islands, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean formed by a double chain of twenty-six atolls oriented north-south off India's Lakshadweep islands, between Minicoy Island and...

 and Pakistan
Pakistan
Pakistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign state in South Asia. It has a coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. In the north, Tajikistan...

 but won against Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is a country off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent. Known until 1972 as Ceylon , Sri Lanka is an island surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait, and lies in the vicinity of India and the...

.
Afghanistan also participated in the first edition of AFC Challenge Cup
AFC Challenge Cup
The AFC Challenge Cup is an international football competition for emerging nations that are members of the Asian Football Confederation. The first tournament was hosted by Bangladesh in 2006...

 in 2006 which they drawn both matches with Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei is the designated name used by the Republic of China , commonly known as Taiwan, to participate in some international organizations and almost all sporting events, such as the Olympics, Paralympics, Asian Games and Asian Para Games...

 and Philippines
Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

, Afghan footballers Hafizullah Qadami
Hafizullah Qadami
Hafizullah Qadami is an Afghan football player. He plays as a forward and has played football with Maiwand Kabul FC since 2003. Qadami is considered one of Afghanistan's best players. He as been very effective when he has played with the Afghanistan national football team.-International...

 and Sayed Maqsood Hashemi
Sayed Maqsood Hashemi
Sayed Maqsood Hashemi is an Afghan footballer who currently plays for Ordu Kabul F.C. football club in Afghanistan. He is also Afghanistan national football team player, he has 2 goals. He wears number 6 and plays defensive midfielder position.-External links:...

 save the team to a drawn result.
Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

 on their second campaign of world cup in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
The qualification competition for the 2010 FIFA World Cup was a series of tournaments organised by the six FIFA confederations. Each confederation — the AFC , CAF , CONCACAF , CONMEBOL , OFC , and UEFA — was allocated a certain number of the 32 places at the tournament...

 was eliminated by Syria
Syria
Syria , officially the Syrian Arab Republic , is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the West, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest....

. In SAFF Championship 2008
SAFF Championship 2008
The 2008 SAFF Championship was held in Malé, Maldives and Colombo, Sri Lanka between June 3 and June 14, 2008. '.Initially, the tournament was due to be held in 2007 but was postponed to 2008.-Group A:--------------------...

 Afghanistan lost only to Bhutan
Bhutan
Bhutan , officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked state in South Asia, located at the eastern end of the Himalayas and bordered to the south, east and west by the Republic of India and to the north by the People's Republic of China...

 but drawn with Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is a country off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent. Known until 1972 as Ceylon , Sri Lanka is an island surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait, and lies in the vicinity of India and the...

 and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Bangladesh , officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh is a sovereign state located in South Asia. It is bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Burma to the far southeast and by the Bay of Bengal to the south...

. Afghanistan never made it to the finals of SAFF Championship since its participation, But performed well to recover the age of war that destroyed the country.
Afghanistan entered the second edition of AFC Challenge Cup
AFC Challenge Cup
The AFC Challenge Cup is an international football competition for emerging nations that are members of the Asian Football Confederation. The first tournament was hosted by Bangladesh in 2006...

 on 2008 by winning group D of AFC Challenge Cup Qualification
2008 AFC Challenge Cup qualification
The qualification phase for the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup will see four teams advance to the finals to join four automatic qualifiers in the final tournament in India. Qualification was held from April 2 to May 28, 2008 in four different venues. Sixteen teams participated in qualification in four...

 which drawn with Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Bangladesh , officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh is a sovereign state located in South Asia. It is bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Burma to the far southeast and by the Bay of Bengal to the south...

 and won against Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan , officially the Kyrgyz Republic is one of the world's six independent Turkic states . Located in Central Asia, landlocked and mountainous, Kyrgyzstan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east...

. During the AFC Challenge Cup
AFC Challenge Cup
The AFC Challenge Cup is an international football competition for emerging nations that are members of the Asian Football Confederation. The first tournament was hosted by Bangladesh in 2006...

 Campaign, Afghanistan played two friendlies with Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Bangladesh , officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh is a sovereign state located in South Asia. It is bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Burma to the far southeast and by the Bay of Bengal to the south...

 and Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan , officially the Kyrgyz Republic is one of the world's six independent Turkic states . Located in Central Asia, landlocked and mountainous, Kyrgyzstan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east...

 which one was drawn and second won respectively. In 2008 AFC Challenge Cup
2008 AFC Challenge Cup
The 2008 AFC Challenge Cup football tournament was hosted by India and played from July 30 to August 13, 2008. India won the final against Tajikistan...

 Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

 lost all group matches to India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

, Tajikistan
Tajikistan
Tajikistan , officially the Republic of Tajikistan , is a mountainous landlocked country in Central Asia. Afghanistan borders it to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north, and China to the east....

 and Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan , formerly also known as Turkmenia is one of the Turkic states in Central Asia. Until 1991, it was a constituent republic of the Soviet Union, the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic . Turkmenistan is one of the six independent Turkic states...

.

Afghanistan all time record against all nations



Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD % Won
4 0 3 1 5 8 −3 0%
3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 66.67%
1 0 0 1 0 6 −6 0%
1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0%
2 0 1 1 2 4 −2 0%
3 0 0 3 0 8 −8 0%
1 0 0 1 0 4 −4 0%
2 0 0 2 1 7 −6 0%
1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 0%
1 0 0 1 1 6 −5 0%
2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 100%
1 0 0 1 0 6 −6 0%
1 0 0 1 0 6 −6 0%
2 0 0 2 2 12 −10 0%
1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 0%
4 0 1 3 2 10 −8 0%
2 0 0 2 0 2 −2 0%
2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 0%
1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0%
5 0 1 4 3 16 −10 0%
2 0 0 2 0 8 −8 0%
2 0 0 2 1 5 −4 0%
1 0 0 1 2 8 −6 0%
5 3 1 1 5 4 +1 60%
3 0 0 3 0 9 −9 0%
3 0 0 3 0 18 −18 0%
Total 56 7 10 39 37 161 −124

Home Stadium



Ghazi Stadium is home stadium of Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

 which is a multi-purpose stadium in Kabul
Kabul
Kabul , spelt Caubul in some classic literatures, is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan. It is also the capital of the Kabul Province, located in the eastern section of Afghanistan...

, Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

. It was built during the reign of Amānullāh Khān
Amanullah Khan
Amanullah Khan was the King of the Emirate of Afghanistan from 1919 to 1929, first as Amir and after 1926 as Shah. He led Afghanistan to independence over its foreign affairs from the United Kingdom, and his rule was marked by dramatic political and social change...

 in 1923, who was regarded as Ghazi (Hero) for winning the war with British
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

 and gaining independence of his nation. The stadium has a capacity of 25,000 people. First international match played between Iran
Iran
Iran , officially the Islamic Republic of Iran , is a country in Southern and Western Asia. The name "Iran" has been in use natively since the Sassanian era and came into use internationally in 1935, before which the country was known to the Western world as Persia...

 and Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

 in 1941 which was drawn 0-0. 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
A total of 197 teams entered the qualification process for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, competing for a total of 32 spots in the final tournament. Germany, as the host, qualified automatically, leaving 31 spots open for competition...

 second leg match was played against Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan , formerly also known as Turkmenia is one of the Turkic states in Central Asia. Until 1991, it was a constituent republic of the Soviet Union, the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic . Turkmenistan is one of the six independent Turkic states...

 to which Afghanistan lost 2-0 at home ground, earlier they lost to the same opponent 11-0. Ghazi Staidum is used more for executions and public works than sport during taliban regime. Post Taliban regime stadium is being maintained and cotrolled by Afghanistan Football Federation
Afghanistan Football Federation
The Afghanistan Football Federation is the governing body of football in Afghanistan, controlling the Afghanistan national football team. It was founded in 1922, and has been a member of FIFA since 1948 and the Asian Football Confederation since 1954....

. Kabul Premier League
Kabul Premier League
The Kabul Premier League was created in 2006 in order to improve the Afghan national team. In the first division there are 12 teams, which play each other once a season inside Ghazi Stadium in Kabul. Games must be held on different days due to lack of stadiums....

 and other local football tournaments take place in this stadium.

FIFA World Cup Record


{| class="wikitable" style="text-align: center;font-size:90%;"
|-
!colspan=8|Asian
Asian Football Confederation
The Asian Football Confederation is the governing body of association football in Asia. It has 46 member countries, mostly located on the Asian continent. However, due to the disputed boundary of Europe and Asia, nations such as Russia and Turkey which are located mostly in geographic Asia are...

 Qualification
FIFA World Cup qualification
The FIFA World Cup qualification is the process that a national association football team goes through to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Finals. The FIFA World Cup is a global event, so qualification is required to reduce the large field of participants from about 200 to 32.Qualifying tournaments...

 Records
|-
!Year
!Round
!GP
!W
!D
!L
!GS
!GA
|-
| 1930
1930 FIFA World Cup
The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the inaugural FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in Uruguay from 13 July to 30 July 1930...

 to 2002
2002 FIFA World Cup
The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th staging of the FIFA World Cup, held in South Korea and Japan from 31 May to 30 June. It was also the first World Cup held in Asia, and the last in which the golden goal rule was implemented. Brazil won the tournament for a record fifth time, beating Germany 2–0...

||colspan=7|Did not enter
|-
| 2006
2006 FIFA World Cup
The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000. Teams representing 198 national football associations from all six...

 to 2014
2014 FIFA World Cup
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international association football tournament that will take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014....

||colspan=7|Did not qualify
|-
|Total||||6||0||1||5||2||21

Olympic Games record

  • Afghanistan's only appearance in an Olympic Games football tournament was at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games when they played Luxembourg
    Luxembourg
    Luxembourg , officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg , is a landlocked country in western Europe, bordered by Belgium, France, and Germany. It has two principal regions: the Oesling in the North as part of the Ardennes massif, and the Gutland in the south...

     on 31 July 1948 and lost 6–0.


{| class="wikitable" style="text-align: center;"
|-
!colspan=9|Olympic Games record
Olympic Games
The Olympic Games is a major international event featuring summer and winter sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games have come to be regarded as the world’s foremost sports competition where more than 200 nations participate...


|-
!Year
!Round
!GP
!W
!D
!L
!GS
!GA
|-
|1900
1900 Summer Olympics
The 1900 Summer Olympics, today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1900 in Paris, France. No opening or closing ceremonies were held; competitions began on May 14 and ended on October 28. The Games were held as part of...

 to 1940
1940 Summer Olympics
The anticipated 1940 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XII Olympiad and originally scheduled to be held from September 21 to October 6, 1940, in Tokyo, Japan, were cancelled due to the outbreak of World War II...

||colspan=7|Did not enter
|-
|1948
Football at the 1948 Summer Olympics
The 1948 Olympic Games title was won by Sweden, managed by Englishman George Raynor.-Summary:Sweden, whose Football Association forbade professionalism within domestic football, ran out as winners and only used 12 players throughout the entire tournament but there were exceptional performances put...

||Round 1||1||0||0||1||0||6
|-
|1952
1952 Summer Olympics
The 1952 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Helsinki, Finland in 1952. Helsinki had been earlier given the 1940 Summer Olympics, which were cancelled due to World War II...

 to 1956
1956 Summer Olympics
The 1956 Melbourne Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in Melbourne, Australia, in 1956, with the exception of the equestrian events, which could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations...

||colspan=7|Did not enter
|-
|1960
1960 Summer Olympics
The 1960 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held from August 25 to September 11, 1960 in Rome, Italy...

||colspan=7|Did not qualify
|-
|1964
1964 Summer Olympics
The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Tokyo, Japan in 1964. Tokyo had been awarded with the organization of the 1940 Summer Olympics, but this honor was subsequently passed to Helsinki because of Japan's...

 to 2004
2004 Summer Olympics
The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, was a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece from August 13 to August 29, 2004 with the motto Welcome Home. 10,625 athletes competed, some 600 more than expected, accompanied by 5,501 team...

||colspan=8|Did not enter
|-
|2008
2008 Summer Olympics
The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, was a major international multi-sport event that took place in Beijing, China, from August 8 to August 24, 2008. A total of 11,028 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees competed in 28 sports and 302 events...

||colspan=7|Did not qualify
|-
|Total||Best: Round 1||1||0||0||1||0||6
|}

AFC Asian Cup record


{| class="wikitable" style="text-align: center;font-size:90%;"
|-
!colspan=8|Asian Cup
AFC Asian Cup
The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation . It is the second oldest continental football championship in the world after Copa América. The winning team becomes the champion of Asia and automatically qualifies for the FIFA...


|-
!Year
!Round
!GP
!W
!D
!L
!GF
!GA
|-
| 1956
1956 AFC Asian Cup
The 1956 AFC Asian Cup was the inaugural tournament of the AFC Asian Cup. The final tournament was held in Hong Kong from 1 September to 15 September 1956...

 to 1972
1972 AFC Asian Cup
-Semi-finals:----- Third place play-off :-Final:-External links:**...

||colspan=7|Did not enter
|-
| 1976
1976 AFC Asian Cup
-Group B:---------Knockout stage:-Semi-finals:-----Third place play-off:-Final:-Goalscorers:3 goals: Gholam Hossein Mazloumi Nasser Nouraei Fathi Kamel2 goals: Alireza Azizi Alireza Khorshidi Hassan Roshan...

 to 1984
1984 AFC Asian Cup
The 1984 AFC Asian Cup was the eighth edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football championship of Asia . It was hosted by Singapore between December 1 and December 16. The field of ten teams was split into two groups of five...

||colspan=7|Did not qualify
|-
| 1988
1988 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1988 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Qatar between December 2 and December 18. Saudi Arabia defeated Republic of Korea in the final match in Doha.-Qualification:...

 to 2000
2000 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 2000 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Lebanon between October 12 and October 29. Japan defeated defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final match in Beirut.-Qualification:...

||colspan=7|Did not enter
|-
| 2004
2004 AFC Asian Cup
The 2004 AFC Asian Cup football competition is the thirteenth staging of AFC Asian Cup. It was held from July 17 to August 7, 2004 in China. The defending champions Japan defeated China in the final in Beijing....

||colspan=7|Did not qualify
|-
| 2007
2007 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 2007 AFC Asian Cup finals were held from July 7 to July 29, 2007. For the first time in its history, the competition was co-hosted by four nations: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The tournament was won by first-time champions Iraq, who defeated Saudi...

||colspan=7|Did not enter
|-
| 2011
2011 AFC Asian Cup
The 2011 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Qatar on 7–29 January 2011. It was the fifteenth time the tournament has been held, and the second time it has been hosted by Qatar, the other being the 1988 AFC Asian Cup...

||colspan=7|Did not qualify
|-
|Total|| || || || || || ||

Asian Games record


{| class="wikitable" style="text-align: center;"
|-
!Year
!Round
|- style="background:white;"
|1951
1951 Asian Games
The 1951 Asian Games, officially known as the First Asian Games, was a multi-sport event celebrated in Delhi, India from 4 to 11 March 1951. The Games received names like First Asiad and 1951 Asiad by the president of the organising committee Anthony de Mello...

||4th Place
|-
|1954
1954 Asian Games
The 1954 Asian Games was a mult-sport event celebrated in Manila, Philippines from May 1 to May 9, 1954. A total of 970 athletes from 19 Asian National Olympic Committees competed in 76 events from eight sports...

||Round 1
|-
|1958
1958 Asian Games
The 3rd Asian Games were held from May 24 to June 1, 1958 in Tokyo, Japan. A total number of 1,820 athletes, coming from 16 countries, competed in thirteen events at this Asiad. Debuting sports were field hockey, table tennis, tennis, and volleyball. Tokyo would go on to host the 1964 Summer...

 to 1998
1998 Asian Games
The 13th Asian Games were held from December 6 to December 20, 1998 in Bangkok, Thailand. This was the first time that Thailand bid for the event after it shouldered the two postponed hosting rights in 1970 and 1978.-Emblem:...

 ||Did not enter
|-
|2002
2002 Asian Games
The 2002 Asian Games, also known as XIV Asiad is a multi-sport event held in Busan, South Korea from September 29 to October 14, 2002. Busan is the second city, after Seoul in 1986 to host the Games. A total of 419 events in 38 sports were contested by 7,711 athletes from 44 countries...

||Round 1
|-
|2006
2006 Asian Games
The 15th Asian Games, officially known as the XV Asiad, is Asia's Olympic-style sporting event that was held in Doha, Qatar from December 1 to December 15, 2006. Doha was the first city in its region and only the second in West Asia to host the games...

||Did not enter
|}
  • From the 2002 Asian Games Campaign onwards, the U-23 team replaced the full team in the tournament.

South Asian Football Federation


{| class="wikitable" style="text-align: center;font-size:90%;"
|-
!colspan=8|SAFF Championship
SAFF Championship
The SAFF Championship, also called the South Asian Football Federation Cup , is the main football competition of the men's national football teams governed by the South Asian Football Federation. Previous names have included the South Asian Association of Regional Co-operation Gold Cup in 1993 and...


|-
!Year
!Round
!GP
!W
!D
!L
!GF
!GA
|-
||1993
South Asian Association of Regional Co-operation Gold Cup 1993
The 1993 South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation Gold Cup was the first South Asian Football Federation Cup, held in Lahore, Pakistan between 16 July 1993 and 23 July 1993. The countries that competed in this tournament are India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Additionally a Pakistan...

 to 1999
South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup 1999
The 1999 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup was held in Goa, India between 22 January 1999 and 1 May 1999. The Nehru Stadium in Margao played host to all matches.-Group A:---------Group B:---------Semi-finals:----...

||colspan=7|Did not enter
|-
||2003
2003 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup
The 2003 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh between 10 January 2003 and 20 January 2003. All matches were played at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. Originally scheduled to be held between 26 January 2002 and 5 February 2002, the tournament was postponed due to...

||Group stage ||3 ||0 ||0 ||3 ||0 ||6
|-
||2005
South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup 2005
The 2005 South Asian Football Federation Cup was hosted in Karachi, Pakistan from December 7 to December 17.Bangladesh and India played out the final in a repeat of the 1999 final. Just as in the 1999 final, India beat Bangladesh 2-0 with goals from Mehraj Din Wadoo and Baichung Bhutia. Bhutia was...

||Group stage ||3 ||1 ||0 ||2 ||3 ||11
|-
||2008
SAFF Championship 2008
The 2008 SAFF Championship was held in Malé, Maldives and Colombo, Sri Lanka between June 3 and June 14, 2008. '.Initially, the tournament was due to be held in 2007 but was postponed to 2008.-Group A:--------------------...

||Group stage ||3 ||0 ||2 ||1 ||5 ||7
|-
||2009||Group stage ||3 ||0 ||0 ||3 ||1 ||7
|-
||2011
2011 South Asian Football Federation Cup
The 2011 South Asian Football Federation Cup will be the ninth edition of SAFF Championship to be held in New Delhi, India. It was originally scheduled to take place in Orissa, India in December 2011, but was switched to New Delhi by the Executive Committee of the All India Football Federation on...

||To Be Determined ||0||0 ||0 ||0||0||0
|-
||
Total ||Best: Group stage ||12 ||1 ||2 ||9 ||9 ||31
|}

AFC Challenge Cup


{| class="wikitable" style="text-align: center;font-size:90%;"
|-
!colspan=8|AFC Challenge Cup
AFC Challenge Cup
The AFC Challenge Cup is an international football competition for emerging nations that are members of the Asian Football Confederation. The first tournament was hosted by Bangladesh in 2006...


|-
!Year
!Round
!GP
!W
!D
!L
!GF
!GA
|-
||2006||Group stage ||3 ||0 ||2 ||1 ||3 ||5
|-
||2008
2008 AFC Challenge Cup
The 2008 AFC Challenge Cup football tournament was hosted by India and played from July 30 to August 13, 2008. India won the final against Tajikistan...

||Group stage ||3 ||0 ||0 ||3||0 ||10
|-
||2010
2010 AFC Challenge Cup
The 2010 AFC Challenge Cup was the third edition of the tournament which was held from 16–27 February 2010 in Sri Lanka. India, the defending champions, fielded their under-23 team for this tournament in preparation for the 2010 Asian Games later that year...

||colspan=7|Withdrew
|-
||2012
2012 AFC Challenge Cup
The 2012 AFC Challenge Cup will be the fourth edition of the tournament which will take place in Nepal from 8–19 March 2012. The winners will qualify for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. Unlike in previous editions of the tournament, there were no automatic qualifiers...

||colspan=7|Did not qualify
|-
||
Total ||
Best: Group Stage ||
6 ||
0 ||
2 ||
4 ||
3 ||
15
|}

Results and fixtures


The following are Afghanistan's results and fixtures since 2010.
{| class="wikitable" style="font-size:90%" width="90%"
! # !! Date !! Venue !! Opponent !! Result !! Win/
Loss/
Draw !! Goalscorer(s) !! Captain !! Competition
|-
!colspan="9"|2010
|-
|-style="background-color:#FFCCCC"
| 1 || November 17, 2010 || Dushanbe
Dushanbe
-Economy:Coal, lead, and arsenic are mined nearby in the cities of Nurek and Kulob allowing for the industrialization of Dushanbe. The Nurek Dam, the world's highest as of 2008, generates 95% of Tajikistan's electricity, and another dam, the Roghun Dam, is planned on the Vakhsh River...

, Tajikistan
Tajikistan
Tajikistan , officially the Republic of Tajikistan , is a mountainous landlocked country in Central Asia. Afghanistan borders it to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north, and China to the east....

 || || 0–1 || L || || Kohistani
Israfeel Kohistani
Mohammad Salim Israfeel Kohistani is an Afghan footballer who currently plays for Kabul Bank. He is national team player and its captain. He wears jersey number 7. He played in World Cup 2010 qualifiers. and 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification...

 || International friendly
Exhibition game
An exhibition game is a sporting event in which there is no competitive value of any significant kind to any competitor regardless of the outcome of the competition...


|-style="background-color:#CCFFCC"
| 2 || November 23, 2010 || Dushanbe
Dushanbe
-Economy:Coal, lead, and arsenic are mined nearby in the cities of Nurek and Kulob allowing for the industrialization of Dushanbe. The Nurek Dam, the world's highest as of 2008, generates 95% of Tajikistan's electricity, and another dam, the Roghun Dam, is planned on the Vakhsh River...

, Tajikistan
Tajikistan
Tajikistan , officially the Republic of Tajikistan , is a mountainous landlocked country in Central Asia. Afghanistan borders it to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north, and China to the east....

 || U23 || 1–0 || W || Kohistani
Israfeel Kohistani
Mohammad Salim Israfeel Kohistani is an Afghan footballer who currently plays for Kabul Bank. He is national team player and its captain. He wears jersey number 7. He played in World Cup 2010 qualifiers. and 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification...

 || Kohistani
Israfeel Kohistani
Mohammad Salim Israfeel Kohistani is an Afghan footballer who currently plays for Kabul Bank. He is national team player and its captain. He wears jersey number 7. He played in World Cup 2010 qualifiers. and 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification...

 || International friendly
Exhibition game
An exhibition game is a sporting event in which there is no competitive value of any significant kind to any competitor regardless of the outcome of the competition...


|-style="background-color:#CCFFCC"
|-
!colspan="9"|2011
|-style="background-color:#CCFFCC"
| 3 || March 23, 2011|| Gurgaon
Gurgaon
Gurgaon is the second largest city in the Indian state of Haryana. Gurgaon is the industrial and financial center of Haryana. It is located 30 km south of national capital New Delhi, about 10 kilometers from Dwarka Sub City and 268 km south of Chandigarh, the state capital...

, India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

 || || 3–0 || W || Walizada
Sidiq Walizada
Mohammad Sidiq Walizada is an Afghan footballer who currently plays for Ordu Kabul F.C., and Afghanistan national football team...

 2', 36', 80' || Kohistani
Israfeel Kohistani
Mohammad Salim Israfeel Kohistani is an Afghan footballer who currently plays for Kabul Bank. He is national team player and its captain. He wears jersey number 7. He played in World Cup 2010 qualifiers. and 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification...

 || 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification
2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification
The 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification phase saw eight teams advance to the final tournament in Nepal. The qualification draw was held on 20 October 2010, in AFC House.-Seeding:...


|-style="background-color:#CCFFCC"
| 5 || March 23, 2011|| Gurgaon
Gurgaon
Gurgaon is the second largest city in the Indian state of Haryana. Gurgaon is the industrial and financial center of Haryana. It is located 30 km south of national capital New Delhi, about 10 kilometers from Dwarka Sub City and 268 km south of Chandigarh, the state capital...

, India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

 || || 2–0 || W || Nadeem
Waheed Nadeem
Waheed Nadeem is an Afghan footballer who currently plays for Kabul Bank. He is national senior and also u-23 team player. He wears number 8.-International career:...

 60', Kohistani
Israfeel Kohistani
Mohammad Salim Israfeel Kohistani is an Afghan footballer who currently plays for Kabul Bank. He is national team player and its captain. He wears jersey number 7. He played in World Cup 2010 qualifiers. and 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification...

 64' || Kohistani
Israfeel Kohistani
Mohammad Salim Israfeel Kohistani is an Afghan footballer who currently plays for Kabul Bank. He is national team player and its captain. He wears jersey number 7. He played in World Cup 2010 qualifiers. and 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification...

 || 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification
2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification
The 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification phase saw eight teams advance to the final tournament in Nepal. The qualification draw was held on 20 October 2010, in AFC House.-Seeding:...


|-style="background-color:#FFCCCC"
| 6 || April 7, 2011|| Kathmandu, Nepal
Nepal
Nepal , officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India...

 || || 0–1 || L || || Kohistani
Israfeel Kohistani
Mohammad Salim Israfeel Kohistani is an Afghan footballer who currently plays for Kabul Bank. He is national team player and its captain. He wears jersey number 7. He played in World Cup 2010 qualifiers. and 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification...

 || 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification
2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification
The 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification phase saw eight teams advance to the final tournament in Nepal. The qualification draw was held on 20 October 2010, in AFC House.-Seeding:...


|-style="background-color:#CCFFCC"
| 7 || April 9, 2011|| Kathmandu, Nepal
Nepal
Nepal , officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India...

 || || 1–0 || W || Hadid
Mustafa Hadid
Mustafa Hadid is an Afghan footballer who currently plays for Altona 93.-Career:Hadid began his career 1998 on youthside for TuS Germania Schnelsen and joined in summer 2004 to the U-19 of Hamburger SV. He played two years in the U-19 Fußball-Bundesliga for HSV and returned 2006 to his first club...

 82' || Kohistani
Israfeel Kohistani
Mohammad Salim Israfeel Kohistani is an Afghan footballer who currently plays for Kabul Bank. He is national team player and its captain. He wears jersey number 7. He played in World Cup 2010 qualifiers. and 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification...

 || 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification
2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification
The 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification phase saw eight teams advance to the final tournament in Nepal. The qualification draw was held on 20 October 2010, in AFC House.-Seeding:...


|-style="background-color:#FFCCCC"
| 8 || April 11, 2011|| Kathmandu, Nepal
Nepal
Nepal , officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India...

 || || 2–0 || L || || Kohistani
Israfeel Kohistani
Mohammad Salim Israfeel Kohistani is an Afghan footballer who currently plays for Kabul Bank. He is national team player and its captain. He wears jersey number 7. He played in World Cup 2010 qualifiers. and 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification...

 || 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification
2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification
The 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification phase saw eight teams advance to the final tournament in Nepal. The qualification draw was held on 20 October 2010, in AFC House.-Seeding:...


|-style="background-color:#FFCCCC"
| 9 || June 29, 2011|| Tursunzoda, Tajikistan
Tajikistan
Tajikistan , officially the Republic of Tajikistan , is a mountainous landlocked country in Central Asia. Afghanistan borders it to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north, and China to the east....

 || || 2–0 || L || || Kohistani
Israfeel Kohistani
Mohammad Salim Israfeel Kohistani is an Afghan footballer who currently plays for Kabul Bank. He is national team player and its captain. He wears jersey number 7. He played in World Cup 2010 qualifiers. and 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification...

 || 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
The Asian Football Confederation section of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification sees teams competing for berths in the final tournament in Brazil...


|-style="background-color:#FFFFCC"
| 10 || July 3, 2011|| Al-Ram, Palestine
Palestine
Palestine is a conventional name, among others, used to describe the geographic region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, and various adjoining lands....

 || || 1–1 || D ||Arzou
Bilal Arzou
Bilal Arzou , also known as Balal Arezou, is an Afghan footballer who currently plays for Asker Fotball football club in Norway and Afghanistan national football team...

 63' || Kohistani
Israfeel Kohistani
Mohammad Salim Israfeel Kohistani is an Afghan footballer who currently plays for Kabul Bank. He is national team player and its captain. He wears jersey number 7. He played in World Cup 2010 qualifiers. and 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification...

 ||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
The Asian Football Confederation section of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification sees teams competing for berths in the final tournament in Brazil...


|-
| 11 || December 3, 2011|| New Delhi
New Delhi
New Delhi is the capital city of India. It serves as the centre of the Government of India and the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. New Delhi is situated within the metropolis of Delhi. It is one of the nine districts of Delhi Union Territory. The total area of the city is...

, India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

 || || || || || || 2011 South Asian Football Championship
2011 South Asian Football Federation Cup
The 2011 South Asian Football Federation Cup will be the ninth edition of SAFF Championship to be held in New Delhi, India. It was originally scheduled to take place in Orissa, India in December 2011, but was switched to New Delhi by the Executive Committee of the All India Football Federation on...


|-
| 12 || December 5, 2011|| New Delhi
New Delhi
New Delhi is the capital city of India. It serves as the centre of the Government of India and the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. New Delhi is situated within the metropolis of Delhi. It is one of the nine districts of Delhi Union Territory. The total area of the city is...

, India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

 || || || || || || 2011 South Asian Football Championship
2011 South Asian Football Federation Cup
The 2011 South Asian Football Federation Cup will be the ninth edition of SAFF Championship to be held in New Delhi, India. It was originally scheduled to take place in Orissa, India in December 2011, but was switched to New Delhi by the Executive Committee of the All India Football Federation on...


|-
| 13 || December 7, 2011|| New Delhi
New Delhi
New Delhi is the capital city of India. It serves as the centre of the Government of India and the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. New Delhi is situated within the metropolis of Delhi. It is one of the nine districts of Delhi Union Territory. The total area of the city is...

, India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

 || || || || || || 2011 South Asian Football Championship
2011 South Asian Football Federation Cup
The 2011 South Asian Football Federation Cup will be the ninth edition of SAFF Championship to be held in New Delhi, India. It was originally scheduled to take place in Orissa, India in December 2011, but was switched to New Delhi by the Executive Committee of the All India Football Federation on...


|}

Managers


{| class="wikitable"
|-
!Name
!Nat
!Period
!Matches
!Wins
!Draws
!Losses
!Win%
|-
| Efimov
| style="text-align:center;"| 
| style="text-align:center;"| 1976
| style="text-align:center;"|
| style="text-align:center;"|
| style="text-align:center;"|
| style="text-align:center;"|
| style="text-align:center;"|
|-
|Holger Obermann
| style="text-align:center;"| 
| style="text-align:center;"|January 2003
| style="text-align:center;"|3
| style="text-align:center;"|0
| style="text-align:center;"|0
| style="text-align:center;"|3
| style="text-align:center;"|
|-
| Mir Ali Akbarzada
| style="text-align:center;"| 
| style="text-align:center;"|March 2003
| style="text-align:center;"|2
| style="text-align:center;"|1
| style="text-align:center;"|0
| style="text-align:center;"|1
| style="text-align:center;"|
|-
| Ali Askar Lali
Ali Askar Lali
Ali Askar Lali is a former Afghan football player and trainer. In 1981 he came to Germany as a refugee and lived many years in Paderborn. He now lives in Germany and Afghanistan....


| style="text-align:center;"| 
| style="text-align:center;"|2003–2005
| style="text-align:center;"|5
| style="text-align:center;"|1
| style="text-align:center;"|0
| style="text-align:center;"|4
| style="text-align:center;"|25%
|-
|Klaus Stark
Klaus Stärk
Klaus Stärk is a football coach from Germany.-Coaching career:He went to Afghanistan from the German Football Association in 2004 in order to develop the national team...


| style="text-align:center;"| 
| style="text-align:center;"|2005 – June 2008
| style="text-align:center;"|17
| style="text-align:center;"|2
| style="text-align:center;"|7
| style="text-align:center;"|8
| style="text-align:center;"|12%
|-
|Mohammad Yousef Kargar
Mohammad Yousef Kargar
Mohammad Yousef Karger was one of the most successful sportsmen in Afghanistan. His family set up Afghanistan’s first ski resort and he became national champion in 1978 at the age of 16, he stopped skiing due to Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. During the 1970s and 1980s he was a member of...


| style="text-align:center;"| 
| style="text-align:center;"|July 2008 -November 2009
| style="text-align:center;"|-
| style="text-align:center;"|-
| style="text-align:center;"|-
| style="text-align:center;"|-
| style="text-align:center;"|
|-
| Mohammad Farid
| style="text-align:center;"| 
| style="text-align:center;"|December 2009
| style="text-align:center;"|3
| style="text-align:center;"|0
| style="text-align:center;"|0
| style="text-align:center;"|3
| style="text-align:center;"|0%
|-
|Mohammad Yousef Kargar
Mohammad Yousef Kargar
Mohammad Yousef Karger was one of the most successful sportsmen in Afghanistan. His family set up Afghanistan’s first ski resort and he became national champion in 1978 at the age of 16, he stopped skiing due to Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. During the 1970s and 1980s he was a member of...


| style="text-align:center;"| 
| style="text-align:center;"|November 2010-Present
| style="text-align:center;"|6
| style="text-align:center;"|3
| style="text-align:center;"|0
| style="text-align:center;"|3
| style="text-align:center;"|50%
|}

Current squad



The following players are called up to the squad by manager Mohammad Yousef Kargar
Mohammad Yousef Kargar
Mohammad Yousef Karger was one of the most successful sportsmen in Afghanistan. His family set up Afghanistan’s first ski resort and he became national champion in 1978 at the age of 16, he stopped skiing due to Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. During the 1970s and 1980s he was a member of...

 for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will feature 32 teams. One place was allocated to the hosts, , but no automatic place is given to the defending champions, . The remaining 31 places will be determined by a qualification process, in which entrants from among the other 207 teams from the six FIFA...

 which will be held in Tajikistan
Tajikistan
Tajikistan , officially the Republic of Tajikistan , is a mountainous landlocked country in Central Asia. Afghanistan borders it to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north, and China to the east....

 on June 29, 2011 and in Palestine
Palestine
Palestine is a conventional name, among others, used to describe the geographic region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, and various adjoining lands....

 on July 3, 2011. Caps and goals as of July 4, 2011.
Statistics include official FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

-recognised matches only.
|-
! colspan="9" style="background:#b0d3fb; text-align:left;"|
|- style="background:#dfedfd;"
|-
! colspan="9" style="background:#b0d3fb; text-align:left;"|
|- style="background:#dfedfd;"

|-
! colspan="9" style="background:#b0d3fb; text-align:left;"|
|- style="background:#dfedfd;"

Top goalscorers


, the players with the most goals for Afghanistan are:
Please note that only Goals scored in A International are counted and not goals scored in unofficial matches. It must also be noted that, Mohammad Saber Rohparwar may have scored 25 goals for Afghanistan, but majority of Rohparwar's goals are not counted in official records.

{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center;"
|-
!#
!Name
!Career
!Goals
!Caps
|-
|1
|align="left"|Mohammad Saber Rohparwar
Mohammad Saber Rohparwar
Mohammad Saber Rohparwar is a retired Afghan footballer. He was the captain of the Afghanistan national team until 1980. He has been Afghanistan's most successful football player, scoring 25 goals as a footballer in his national team....


|?-1980
|25
|?
|-
|2
|align="left"|Harez-Arian Habib*
|2007–present
|4
|11
|-
|3
|align="left"|Hashmatullah Barakzai
Hashmatullah Barakzai
-International goals:-References:***...

*
|2007–present
|4
|20
|-
|4
|align="left"|Sidiq Walizada
Sidiq Walizada
Mohammad Sidiq Walizada is an Afghan footballer who currently plays for Ordu Kabul F.C., and Afghanistan national football team...

*
|2010–present
|3
|6
|-
|5
|align="left"|Mustafa Hadid
Mustafa Hadid
Mustafa Hadid is an Afghan footballer who currently plays for Altona 93.-Career:Hadid began his career 1998 on youthside for TuS Germania Schnelsen and joined in summer 2004 to the U-19 of Hamburger SV. He played two years in the U-19 Fußball-Bundesliga for HSV and returned 2006 to his first club...

*
|2008–present
|3
|6
|-
|6
|align="left"|Hafizullah Qadami
Hafizullah Qadami
Hafizullah Qadami is an Afghan football player. He plays as a forward and has played football with Maiwand Kabul FC since 2003. Qadami is considered one of Afghanistan's best players. He as been very effective when he has played with the Afghanistan national football team.-International...

*
|2005–present
|3
|25
|-
|7
|align="left"|Said Azimshah Garibzada
Said Azimshah Garibzada
Said Azimshah Garibzada is a former Afghan football player and trainer. In 1980 he came to Germany as a refugee and lived many years in Paderborn. He now lives in Germany.- National Team Career :...


|1976–1980
|2
|20
|-
|8
|align="left"|Israfeel Kohistani
Israfeel Kohistani
Mohammad Salim Israfeel Kohistani is an Afghan footballer who currently plays for Kabul Bank. He is national team player and its captain. He wears jersey number 7. He played in World Cup 2010 qualifiers. and 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification...

*
|2002–present
|1
|26
|-
|9
|align="left"|Sayed Maqsood Hashemi
Sayed Maqsood Hashemi
Sayed Maqsood Hashemi is an Afghan footballer who currently plays for Ordu Kabul F.C. football club in Afghanistan. He is also Afghanistan national football team player, he has 2 goals. He wears number 6 and plays defensive midfielder position.-External links:...

*
|2005–present
|2
|26
|}
(*) – denotes a player that is still active with national team

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