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Flag of Moldova Moldova
Moldova
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Alexandru Curtianu
Asst coach Ion Testemițanu
Captain Alexandru Epureanu
Most caps Radu Rebeja (74)
Top scorer Serghei Cleșcenco (11)
Ground Zimbru Stadium, Chișinău
FIFA ranking 122 Decrease 1 (12 March 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 37
Lowest FIFA ranking 149
Elo ranking 101
Highest Elo ranking 86
Lowest Elo ranking 130
First international Flag of Moldova.png Moldova 2–4 Georgia Flag of Georgia.png
(Chişinău, Moldova; July 2, 1991)
Biggest win Flag of Moldova.png Moldova 5–0 Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.jpg
(Amman, Jordan; August 18, 1992)
Biggest defeat Flag of Sweden Good one.jpg Sweden 6–0 Moldova Flag of Moldova.png
(Gothenburg, Sweden; June 6, 2001)

The Moldova national football team (Echipa națională de fotbal a Moldovei) represents Moldova in association football and is controlled by the Football Association of Moldova, the governing body for football in Moldova. Moldova's home ground is Zimbru Stadium in Chișinău and their head coach is Ion Caras. After the break-up of the Soviet Union, they played their first match against Georgia on July 2, 1991.

Two of their three best results in the 1990s years, came during the qualifiers for the Euro 96, with wins over Georgia (1–0) in Tbilisi and Wales (3–2) in Chișinău. In 2007 Moldova obtained a very good result, beating Hungary 3−0 in Chișinău in the Euro 2008 qualifiers. Their best recent result was a 5-2 win over Montenegro during the 2014 World Cup qualifiers. The team has never qualified for the final stages of the European Championship or the FIFA World Cup.

Following Moldova's 4–0 defeat to England in September 1997, the British writer and comedian Tony Hawks travelled to Moldova to challenge and beat all 11 Moldovan international footballers at tennis. The feature film version of the book of the same name, Playing the Moldovans at Tennis, was filmed in and around Chișinău in May and June 2010 and was released in the spring of 2012.

Although it is part of the former Soviet Union, Moldova is considered one of Europe's weakest teams.

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