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Luxembourg team profile

Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 9.00CET
Luxembourg have claimed at least one win in each of their last four qualifying campaigns, though their most memorable EURO performance dates back 50 years.

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Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 9.00CET

Luxembourg team profile

Luxembourg have claimed at least one win in each of their last four qualifying campaigns, though their most memorable EURO performance dates back 50 years.

Best result: have never qualified
Coach: Luc Holtz
Leading scorers: all-time – Léon Mart (16); current – Aurélien Joachim (6)
Most appearances: all-time – Jeff Strasser (98); current – Eric Hoffman (87)
Association formed: 1908
Nickname: De Roude Léiw (The Red Lions)
Where they play: Josy Barthel Stadium, Luxembourg City

Luxembourg ended their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with a creditable haul of six points, four of them coming at the expense of Northern Ireland. They have claimed at least one win in each of their last four qualifying campaigns, the most spectacular at the expense of Switzerland (2-1) in Zurich in a 2010 FIFA World Cup tie. Their most memorable UEFA European Championship performance dates back 50 years to a remarkable 2-1 victory against the Netherlands in Rotterdam that put them into the quarter-finals, where they lost to Denmark – although only after a replay.

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P99 W6 D9 L84 F38 A276
Final tournament: P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0
Qualifying: P99 W6 D9 L84 F38 A276

Luxembourg made an audacious start to the UEFA European Championship when, having sat out 1960 qualifying, they stunned the Dutch in their first ever tie in the competition in 1963. A side spearheaded by perhaps the country's finest ever player, Louis Pilot, came close to reaching the following year's final tournament, drawing home and away against Denmark before being edged out 1-0 in a replay.

That is, by a distance, as close as Luxembourg have come. It was another 50 games before they next managed a qualifying victory, winning 1-0 in Malta in the EURO '96 preliminaries. They triumphed in the reverse fixture too, also securing a famous victory against eventual group winners the Czech Republic; Luxembourg finished with ten points, still only enough for fifth in the six-team section. They have ended bottom ever since. They performed creditably in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying, though, restricting France to a pair of 2-0 wins, drawing with Belarus, and defeating Albania 2-1.

Memorable EURO matches
13/10/2007: Belarus 0-1 Luxembourg, UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying

Fons Leweck's 95th-minute strike gave Luxembourg a first competitive win in 12 years.

07/06/1995: Luxembourg 1-0 Czech Republic, EURO '96 qualifying
A late Guy Hellers goal earned victory over a side that would finish runners-up at EURO '96.

30/10/1963: Luxembourg 2-1 Netherlands, 1964 UEFA European Championship qualifying
Tied at 1-1 after the first leg, two Camille Dimmer goals took Luxembourg through to the last eight.

Did you know?
Luxembourg's first ever international was a 4-1 friendly defeat by France in October 1911.

*Last updated 07/01/14

Last updated: 17/02/14 17.27CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 17/12/2014 23:48 CET
Luxembourg1-2Portugal
Referee: Kristo Tohver (EST) – Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
11/10/2014 18:03:14
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group F)
Northern Ireland1-1Luxembourg
Referee: Vlado Glodjović (SRB) – Stadium: Windsor Park, Belfast (NIR)
04/18/2013 20:49:35
Luxembourg0-6Israel
Referee: Leontios Trattou (CYP) – Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
11/10/2014 18:03:14
Israel3-0Luxembourg
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT) – Stadium: Itztadion Ramat Gan, Ramat Gan (ISR)
04/18/2013 20:04:13
Luxembourg0-0Azerbaijan
Referee: Padraig Sutton (IRL) – Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
11/10/2014 18:03:20
Azerbaijan1-1Luxembourg
Referee: Mihaly Fabian (HUN) – Stadium: Dalga Stadium, Baku (AZE)
12/16/2014 09:36:16
6 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round
Russia4-1Luxembourg
Referee: Bobby Madden (SCO) – Stadium: Centralniy Stadion, Kazan (RUS)
09/11/2013 07:12:41
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group F)
Luxembourg3-2Northern Ireland
Referee: Robert Malek (POL) – Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
11/10/2014 18:03:14
Luxembourg0-4Russia
Referee: Stephan Studer (SUI) – Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
11/10/2014 18:03:14
Portugal3-0Luxembourg
Referee: Bülent Yıldırım (TUR) – Stadium: Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra (POR)
12/16/2013 12:41:38
8 September 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Luxembourg1-1Belarus
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU) – Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
11/10/2014 18:03:20
9 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
FYR Macedonia3-2Luxembourg
Referee: Paolo Mazzoleni (ITA) – Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
11/27/2014 13:15:05
12 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Luxembourg0-4Spain
Referee: Pawel Gil (POL) – Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
11/10/2014 18:03:20
15 November 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Luxembourg0-3Ukraine
Referee: Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL) – Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
11/17/2014 11:44:31
SlovakiaLuxembourg
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Štadión MŠK Žilina, Zilina (SVK)
11/28/2014 12:42:12
UkraineLuxembourg
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:35:36
5 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
LuxembourgFYR Macedonia
Referee: TBD
10/14/2014 11:37:30
8 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
BelarusLuxembourg
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:37:00
9 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
SpainLuxembourg
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:35:37
12 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
LuxembourgSlovakia
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:37:40

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