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Turkmenistan beat Greenland in a friendly football match

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Turkmenistan beat Greenland in a friendly football match
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Turkmenistan's national football team won 5-0 against Greenland's team in a friendly match. The game took place in Antalya, Turkey, where Mergen Orazov's team is conducting a training camp as part of their preparation for the final qualifying matches of the 2026 FIFA World Cup against Uzbekistan and Hong Kong.

Our team's double was scored by Elman Tagaev, who is celebrating his 35th birthday on June 2, and each scored once by Didar Durdyev, Shanazar Tirkishov and Alibek Abdyrahmanov.

This was the first match in the history of Turkmen football against Greenland's team, which is not ranked by FIFA due to the absence of its football association from the International Federation of Association Football. Currently, there are two obstacles to Greenlandic football joining the international arena: its autonomous status within the Kingdom of Denmark and the lack of suitable playing fields due to climate conditions, which meet FIFA's requirements.

Despite this, the leadership of Greenland's Football Association does not lose hope to join the global football family and submitted an official application to CONCACAF on May 28, 2024, one of the six continental confederations of FIFA responsible for developing football in North and Central America and the Caribbean.

We can only hope that the friendly match against Greenland's team will serve as a good test of strength for Turkmen footballers before the qualifying matches of the 2026 FIFA World Cup against Uzbekistan on June 6 in Tashkent and Hong Kong on June 11 in Ashgabat.