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Anatoli Banishevski - 75 23.02.2021 Anatoli Banishevski - 75
Today is the birthday of Anatoly Banishevsky, one of the most talented representatives of Azerbaijan football, who played in the squad of  "Neftchi" for many years, performed in the USSR national team and is considered one of the strongest football players of his time.
UEFA's approval for the national team's match 10.02.2021 UEFA's approval for the national team's match
As reported, the national team of Qatar has been invited by UEFA to prepare for the 2022 World Cup and will play in Group A, where our national team is going to perform as well.

Coaches

Referees

C – category coaching course has started (photos) 03.12.2019 C – category coaching course has started (photos)
The next C-category coaching course has been started at the National Teams Training Center, located at Dalga Arena. The first part, led by Ilham Azizzadeh and Vugar Askerli, will be completed on December 6. The second part of the course will be held from December 9 to December 12, and the final part will be held from December 16 to 20.  
Aliyar Agayev will be the referee of VAR 18.02.2021 Aliyar Agayev will be the referee of VAR
FIFA referee Aliyar Agayev has got an appointment to the match in the Greek Super League. He will officiate the match between "Atromitos" and AEL Larissa in the 23rd round of the Super League, where the VAR system will be applied. A. Agayev will be a VAR referee in the "Volos"-"Apollo Smyrnis" match the next day.

FIFA

UEFA

Rovnag Abdullayev met with FIFA President 09.02.2021 Rovnag Abdullayev met with FIFA President
AFFA President Rovnag Abdullayev, Vice President Elshad Nasirov and Executive Vice President Elkhan Mammadov have travelled to Doha, Qatar. During the visit, the AFFA President met with FIFA President Gianni Infantino. The views on the continuation of football during the pandemic were discussed in the meeting. The impact of the current situation on the organisation of various tournaments and providing the stability of football, the measures taken in this direction in Azerbaijan were discussed in detail. It should be mentioned that the FIFA Club World Cup 2020 is currently being held in Doha.
The funds were transferred to the account of the club 26.02.2021 The funds were transferred to the account  of the club
2,473.70 euros allocated by UEFA for the participation of the players of "Garabagh" FC  in the play-off matches of the qualifying round of the European Championship in 2018-20 has been transferred to the account of the club through AFFA.

Leagues

Beach Soccer

The winners were awarded (photos) 30.12.2020 The winners were awarded (photos)
The winners of the 2019/2020 season of the U-15 League, U-16 League, "Bakcell U-17 League", Youth League and UNICEF U-16 League among girls and Premier League  were awarded trophies and medals at the AFFA administrative building.  
Azerbaijan guaranteed its place in Division A 08.09.2019 Azerbaijan guaranteed its place in Division A
Azerbaijan national team played their last game within the European Beach Soccer League Superfinal round in Figueira, Portugal. Azerbaijan competed against Kazakhstan for guaranteeing its place in the Division A. Azerbaijan succeeded and won the match in 2:1 with the goals scored by Elshad Manafov and Ramil Aliyev.  
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FACT of the Month

June, 2015
Match between Azerbaijan and Norway ended with a draw 0-0

FACT of the Month

April, 2015
Under-16 boys and girls teams won the UEFA Development Tournament organized in Baku, Azerbaijan

FACT of the Month

May, 2015
Nazim Suleymanov's 50 years jubilee celebrated in Vladikavkaz

FACT of the Month

August, 2016
Azerbaijan national beach soccer team qualified for the A Division of the Europa League.

FACT of the Month

April, 2017

FACT of the Month

May, 2017
Azerbaijan U-23 national team became the winner of the IV Islamic Solidarity Games.
 

FACT of the Month

August, 2017
“Qarabag” Football Club qualified for the UEFA Champions League group stage. 

FACT of the Month

September, 2017
The final game of the 2019 UEFA Europa League will be held at Baku Olympic Stadium, according to the decision of the UEFA Executive Committee. 

FACT of the Month

March, 2019
President Ilham Aliyev watched "Baku 2019: Stars Final"
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and his daughter Leyla Aliyeva have watched a grand match "Baku 2019: Stars Final" held in front of the National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature named after Nizami Ganjavi.
"Baku 2019: Stars Final" was organized as part of the series of events on Baku’s hosting 2018-2019 UEFA Europa League final match.
 
 

FACT of the Month

January, 2020
The next XXVIII AFFA Conference was held

The next XXVIII Conference of the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan was held on January 28 at the “Boulevard Hotel”.
Elkhan Mammadov said that 12 candidates were nominated for 12 seats in the Executive Committee. According to the Regulation, the election to the Executive Committee was also held by open voting, and the following persons were elected members of the AFFA Executive Committee: 
 
1. Isgandar Javadov
2. Kazbek Tuayev
3. Elkhan Mammadov
4. Zaur Akhundov
5. Rauf Aliyev
6. Vagif Sadigov
7. Elshad Nasirov
8. Farid Mansurov
9. Firudin Gurbanov
10. Mahir Mammadov
11. Elmar Mammadyarov
12. Konul Mehtiyeva
 
AFFA President Rovnag Abdullayev thanked the Conference participants for their trust shown again and congratulated the members of the Executive Committee after the election.
 
 
 

FACT of the Month

February, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elkhan Mammadov met with Ryan Giggs
 
The representatives of the national team of Wales, who will play against Turkey and Switzerland in Group A of Euro 2020 at Baku Olympic Stadium, are in Baku.
The delegation, which includes head coach Ryan Giggs, Media and Marketing Manager Ian Gwyn Hughes, Chief of the Security Department Grant Ashton Briggs, and kit manager David Tudor Griffiths, will review the hotels and stadiums, and become familiar with the infrastructure.
AFFA Executive Vice President Elkhan Mammadov has met with the head coach of the national team of Wales Ryan Giggs. The sides exchanged views on Euro 2020 matches to be held in Baku and expressed confidence that the matches will be organized at a high level.
It should be reminded that Elkhan Mammadov also met with the coach of Turkish national team Senol Gunes who visited Baku.

FACT of the Month

July, 2020
A contract has been signed with Gianni De Biasi
Negotiations between AFFA and Gianni De Biasi on the appointment of the head coach of the Azerbaijan national team were successful and an agreement was signed on July 30.
The contract covers the current season of the UEFA Nations League and the qualifying round of the  World Championship 2022.
 
 

FACT of the Month

September, 2020
In the group stage of the UEFA Nations League, the Azerbaijan national team defeated the Cyprus national team with a score of  1-0 at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia on September 9.

FACT of the Month

October, 2020
"Garabagh" who defeated Polish club "Legia" with a score of 3:0 at the "Wojska Polskiego" stadium in Warsaw has been qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Europa League. 

FACT of the Month

December, 2020
The opponents of our national team have been announced
The Azerbaijan national team will compete in Group A together with the national teams of Portugal, Serbia, Ireland and Luxembourg in the qualifying round of the World Cup in Qatar in 2022

FACT of the Month

January, 2021
Inauguration ceremony of "Turan Tovuz" Football Academy was held
The opening ceremony of the football academy under the “Turan Tovuz” club built by AFFA with the financial support of FIFA and UEFA was held today.