International Match 06/08 16:00 - Moldova vs Cyprus - View
International Match 06/11 16:00 - San Marino vs Cyprus - View
UEFA Nations League C 09/06 19:45 1 Lithuania vs Cyprus - View
UEFA Nations League C 09/09 18:45 2 Cyprus vs Kosovo - View
UEFA Nations League C 10/12 18:45 3 Cyprus vs Romania - View
UEFA Nations League C 10/15 18:45 4 Kosovo vs Cyprus - View


International Match 03/25 17:00 - Cyprus v Serbia L 0-1
International Match 03/21 17:00 - Cyprus v Latvia D 1-1
International Match 11/19 16:00 - Cyprus v Lithuania W 1-0
Euro 2024 Qualifying 11/16 17:00 9 [5] Cyprus v Spain [1] L 1-3
Euro 2024 Qualifying 10/15 13:00 8 [4] Georgia v Cyprus [5] L 4-0
Euro 2024 Qualifying 10/12 18:45 7 [5] Cyprus v Norway [3] L 0-4
Euro 2024 Qualifying 09/12 18:45 6 [2] Spain v Cyprus [5] L 6-0
Euro 2024 Qualifying 09/08 18:45 5 [5] Cyprus v Scotland [1] L 0-3
Euro 2024 Qualifying 06/20 18:45 4 [4] Norway v Cyprus [5] L 3-1
Euro 2024 Qualifying 06/17 18:45 3 [5] Cyprus v Georgia [3] L 1-2
International Match 03/28 15:00 - Armenia v Cyprus D 2-2
Euro 2024 Qualifying 03/25 14:00 1 Scotland v Cyprus L 3-0


Matches played 10 7 3
Wins 1 1 0
Draws 1 1 0
Losses 8 5 3
Goals for 5 4 1
Goals against 27 14 13
Clean sheets 1 1 0
Failed to score 5 3 2

The Cyprus national football team (Greek: Εθνική ομάδα ποδοσφαίρου της Κύπρου) represents Cyprus in men's international football and is controlled by the Cyprus Football Association, the governing body for football in Cyprus. Cyprus' home ground is currently the AEK Arena in Larnaca, and the current coach is Temur Ketsbaia.


The team's first match took place on 23 July 1949, one year after becoming a member of the world governing body FIFA: a friendly against Maccabi Tel Aviv in Tel Aviv, ending in a 3–3 draw. Seven days later, the team had its first international game: a 3–1 defeat by Israel in the same city.

In November 1960, following independence from British rule, Cyprus drew its first post-independence official match 1–1 against Israel, as part of the 1962 FIFA World Cup qualifying tournament. Cyprus' first international victory was a 3–1 win over Greece on 27 November 1963 in a friendly. On 17 February 1968, Cyprus recorded their first competitive win, beating Switzerland 2–1 in a European Championship qualifying match in Old GSP Stadium in Nicosia.

In 1974, the national team enjoyed one of their most famous victories when they beat Northern Ireland 1–0 in Nicosia. On 12 February 1983, as part of the Euro 1984 qualifiers, Cyprus held world champions Italy to a 1–1 draw in Tsirio Stadium in Limassol, followed a month later by the same result against Czechoslovakia. Four years later, in the Euro 1988 qualification, Cyprus recorded their first ever point achieved in an away match, against Poland. In 1989 they drew 1–1 with France in the World Cup qualifying match. Despite a number of triumphs on home soil, Cyprus had to wait until 1992 to record their first away win: a 2–0 victory against the Faroe Islands.

Results in qualifying tournaments have also improved considerably in recent times. In the qualifying stages for the 1996 UEFA European Championship, Cyprus drew 1–1 with holders Denmark. Four years later, they missed out on a place in the UEFA Euro 2000 despite 3–2 victories against both Spain and Israel and a 4–0 win over San Marino.

Cyprus national team against Bulgaria in 2012.

On 15 November 2000, Cyprus scored their biggest win in history by beating Andorra in Limassol 5–0 in the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification. On 7 October 2006, as part of the Euro 2008 qualifiers, Cyprus caused a major upset by beating the Republic of Ireland 5–2 at GSP Stadium in Nicosia, with Michalis Konstantinou and Constantinos Charalambidis each scoring two goals and Alexandros Garpozis finishing off the match. Just one month later, on 15 November 2006, they caused another surprise by holding the previous World Cup's hosts Germany to a 1–1 draw at home. On 13 October 2007, they beat Wales 3–1 in Nicosia. On 17 October 2007, Cyprus came close to a historic away victory in Dublin against the Republic of Ireland, but the hosts equalised in the last minute of the game and the match ended 1–1. On 3 September 2010, as part of the Euro 2012 qualifiers, Cyprus claimed a historic 4–4 draw against Portugal in Guimarães.

During the Euro 2016 qualification phase, Cyprus, managed by Pambos Christodoulou, claimed one of their most historic victories by defeating 2014 World Cup participant Bosnia 2–1 in Zenica. In the last group match, the team faced Bosnia, needing a victory to finish 3rd and rely on Belgium to beat Israel in Brussels. As fate would have it, the Bosnians won the reverse leg 3–2 and qualified to the play-offs at the expense of the home team, who at one point took a 2–1 lead during the first half and for a number of minutes held onto 3rd place and a berth in the play-offs for the first time in history, as Belgium, a soon to be world number 1 side, were comfortably beating Israel at home.

Cyprus would finish behind Estonia and ahead of Gibraltar to place 5th of 6 teams in Group H in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Their qualification run would include an impressive 3–2 home victory over Bosnia.

In the Euro 2020 qualifiers, Cyprus beat San Marino 5–0 but they lost to Belgium and Scotland. Even though they beat Kazakhstan 1–2 away from home, they lost their last three games and finished 4th out of 6 teams in the group, just ahead of Kazakhstan and San Marino.

The 2020–21 UEFA Nations League was a big disappointment for Cyprus. They lost their first three games against Montenegro 0–2, Azerbaijan 0–1 and Luxembourg 2–0 and drew with Azerbaijan 0–0 in the fourth game. Even though they beat Luxembourg 2–1 at home, they were crushed 4–0 by Montenegro in their last game and finished last in their group. This meant that they had to face Estonia in the relegation play-offs. They defeated Estonia 2–0 on aggregate, with goals from Marinos Tzionis and Pieros Sotiriou.

The 2022–2023 Nations League ended in another big disappointment for Cyprus. In their opening game, Cyprus lost 2–0 to Kosovo with Kosovo scoring two late second half goals then after a quite good performance failed to score against Northern Ireland with the game ending in a scoreless draw 0-0. In the next game, Cyprus got crushed by Greece 3-0. Cyprus got a 0–2 lead against Northern Ireland with Andronikos Kakoullis scoring twice but Cyprus could not hold the lead as Northern Ireland equalised with a 94th minute goal by Jonny Evans, with Cyprus failing to win for the 4th time in the UEFA Nations League. In spite of all odds being stacked against them, Cyprus pulled off a miracle win against top of the group Greece which had won all their games in the group at Larnaca with an early first half goal from Marinos Tzionis. In the final game of the group, Cyprus was defeated by Kosovo 5-1, finishing in the last place of their group.

The Cyprus national soccer team, known simply as "Cyprus," represents the Mediterranean island nation in international soccer competitions. The team is governed by the Cyprus Football Association and has a rich history dating back to its formation in 1934.

Cyprus has participated in numerous qualifying tournaments for major international competitions such as the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA European Championship. While the team has yet to qualify for a major tournament, they have shown great determination and skill on the field.

The team's colors are blue and white, reflecting the national flag of Cyprus. The team's home matches are played at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus.

Cyprus has produced talented players who have gone on to have successful careers in club soccer around the world. The team's passionate fan base, known for their unwavering support, adds to the excitement and atmosphere of Cyprus matches.

Overall, Cyprus is a team with a proud history and a bright future, as they continue to strive for success on the international stage.