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Lithuania team profile

Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 9.00CET
Despite being the largest of the three Baltic states that emerged from the break-up of the Soviet Union, Lithuania are yet to qualify for a major international tournament.

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Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 9.00CET

Lithuania team profile

Despite being the largest of the three Baltic states that emerged from the break-up of the Soviet Union, Lithuania are yet to qualify for a major international tournament.

Best result: have never qualified
Coach:
Igoris Pankratjevas
Leading scorers:
all-time – Tomas Danilevičius (19); current – Darvydas Šernas, Marius Stankevičius, Edgaras Česnauskis (5)
Most appearances:
all-time – Andrius Skerla (84); current – Žydrūnas Karčemarskas (66)
Association formed:
1922
Nickname:
none
Where they play:
LFF Stadium, Vilnius

As the largest of the three Baltic states that emerged from the break-up of the Soviet Union, Lithuania might have hoped to become the principal footballing force in that region. However, while Latvia reached UEFA EURO 2004 and Estonia the UEFA EURO 2012 play-offs, there has been no comparable success for their southern rivals. On several occasions Lithuania have threatened to mount a serious qualifying challenge only to fade as the competition neared its conclusion. Their best European campaigns came in qualifying for the 1996 and 2008 tournaments, registering five wins on each occasion.

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P48 W17 D7 L24 F43 A65
Final tournament: P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0
Qualifying: P48 W17 D7 L24 F43 A65

Formerly part of the Soviet Union, Lithuania made their competition debut as an independent nation in qualifying for EURO '96. Impressive starts have been common ever since they began their first campaign with wins in Ukraine (2-0) and Slovenia (2-1), but Lithuania have never finished higher than third in a qualifying section. The Baltic nation were four points away from a play-off berth for UEFA EURO 2004 and four years later drew 1-1 with newly crowned world champions Italy.

Following another positive start – a 0-0 home draw against Scotland and a surprise 1-0 win in the Czech Republic – Lithuania faded in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying, suffering five defeats in their next six matches, including a 2-0 loss to Liechtenstein. They finished just ahead of the latter on five points, the first time in five attempts they failed to reach double figures, leading to coach Raimondas Žutautas's resignation at the end of the campaign.

Memorable EURO matches
07/09/1994: Ukraine 0-2 Lithuania, EURO '96 qualifying

Two second-half goals earned Lithuania an impressive victory on their competition debut.

29/03/2003: Germany 1-1 Lithuania, UEFA EURO 2004 qualifying
Tomas Ražanauskas' solo effort cancelled out Carsten Ramelow's early opener.

02/09/2006: Italy 1-1 Lithuania, UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying
Danilevičius gave the visitors the lead before Filippo Inzaghi struck back.

Did you know?
Lithuania have been drawn alongside Scotland for four successive EURO qualifying campaigns.

*Last updated on 07/01/14

Last updated: 17/02/14 18.09CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 12/09/2014 17:58 CET
Lithuania1-1Slovakia
Referee: Carlos Gómez (ESP) – Stadium: LFF, Vilnius (LTU)
04/18/2013 22:12:51
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
Greece2-0Lithuania
Referee: Mark Courtney (NIR) – Stadium: Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus (GRE)
09/23/2013 16:58:36
Liechtenstein0-2Lithuania
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (SVN) – Stadium: Rheinpark, Vaduz (LIE)
04/18/2013 22:13:21
Bosnia and Herzegovina3-0Lithuania
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE) – Stadium: Bilino Polje, Zenica (BIH)
04/18/2013 21:36:19
Slovakia1-1Lithuania
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG) – Stadium: Štadión MŠK Žilina, Zilina (SVK)
05/28/2013 11:07:35
Lithuania0-1Greece
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (POR) – Stadium: LFF, Vilnius (LTU)
07/25/2013 10:54:39
Latvia2-1Lithuania
Referee: Sébastien Delferiere (BEL) – Stadium: Skonto Stadions, Riga (LVA)
09/11/2013 07:13:21
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
Lithuania2-0Liechtenstein
Referee: Lasha Silagava (GEO) – Stadium: Stadium of Marijampole football club, Marijampole (LTU)
09/11/2013 06:54:11
Lithuania2-0Latvia
Referee: Petur Reinert (FRO) – Stadium: LFF, Vilnius (LTU)
12/16/2013 12:42:23
Lithuania0-1Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER) – Stadium: Dariaus ir Girėno stadionas, Kaunas (LTU)
12/16/2013 12:42:09
Lithuania1-1United Arab Emirates
Referee: not available
09/04/2014 21:08:20
8 September 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
San Marino0-2Lithuania
Referee: Libor Kovařik (CZE) – Stadium: San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
09/17/2014 17:08:53
9 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
LithuaniaEstonia
Referee: TBD – Stadium: LFF, Vilnius (LTU)
09/17/2014 17:01:47
12 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
LithuaniaSlovenia
Referee: TBD – Stadium: LFF, Vilnius (LTU)
09/22/2014 10:04:55
15 November 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
SwitzerlandLithuania
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Arena St Gallen, St Gallen (SUI)
08/29/2014 13:01:32
EnglandLithuania
Referee: TBD
08/07/2014 11:40:20
LithuaniaSwitzerland
Referee: TBD
08/07/2014 11:39:15
5 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
EstoniaLithuania
Referee: TBD
08/07/2014 11:41:34
8 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
LithuaniaSan Marino
Referee: TBD
08/07/2014 11:37:59
9 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
SloveniaLithuania
Referee: TBD
08/07/2014 11:39:40
12 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
LithuaniaEngland
Referee: TBD
08/07/2014 11:38:50

General info

  • Founded : 1922
  • Stadium : LFF
  • Currently playing : European Championship 2014/2016, Friendly matches 2014/2016

Team record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    11/10/1995, Lithuania 5-0 Estonia, Vilnius
  • Biggest defeat:
    04/09/1999, Lithuania 0-4 Czech Republic, Vilnius
    15/11/1995, Italy 4-0 Lithuania, Reggio Emilia
  • Appearances in UEFA European Football Championship: 6
  • Player with most appearances: 30
    Andrius Skerla (LTU)
  • Top scorers: 5
    Valdas Ivanauskas (LTU)
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