In FIFA World Cup™ qualifying Turkmenistan have never progressed to the final stage, which contrasts with the former Soviet republic's greatest achievement – reaching the 2004 AFC Asian Cup. Four years ago Turkmenistan reached the third stage only to finish bottom of a tough group behind Korea Republic, Korea DPR and Jordan. However, they stumbled at the first stage in qualifying for Brazil 2014, being edged out by Indonesia 5-4 on aggregate.
Best performance in a FIFA competition: None
Former stars: Kakha Gogoladze, Charyar Mukhadov