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Austria team guide

Published: Sunday 1 June 2014, 17.37CET
Twice semi-finalists at this level, Austria have reached the tournament for the first time in four years and boast a squad of talents from clubs all around Europe.
Austria team guide
Austria's U19s line up ©Octavian Cocolos

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Last updated: 26/07/2014 01:06 CET

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Last updated: 15/09/2014 17:54 CET

Record in this competition

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SeasonStagePWDL
2012/13Elite round6501
2011/12Elite round6231
2010/11Qualifying round3111
2009/10Final tournament - Group stage9504
2008/09Elite round6222
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UEFA European Under-19 Championship72311022
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Last updated: 29/07/2014 01:06 CET
Published: Sunday 1 June 2014, 17.37CET

Austria team guide

Twice semi-finalists at this level, Austria have reached the tournament for the first time in four years and boast a squad of talents from clubs all around Europe.

"Qualifying for the Under-19 final tournament once again proves that we are doing outstanding work in developing players," said Austrian Football Association (ÖFB) president Leo Windtner after a 0-0 elite round draw with Russia booked Austria a place at the finals in Hungary. "Our player education in Austria has a good international reputation and it will get better still."

There was little faulting Andreas Heraf's side in qualifying. Boasting FK Austria Wien players with UEFA Youth League experience and other talents representing the likes of Manchester City FC, FC Bayern München, SV Werder Bremen and VfB Stuttgart, they finished second in their qualifying group, before eclipsing Russia on goal difference in Romania to return to the finals for the first time since 2010.

Qualifying round: Finland 6-0, Kazakhstan 3-1, Serbia 0-1 (Group 7 runners-up)

Elite round: Romania 5-0, Norway 3-1, Russia 0-0 (Group 2 winners)

Key players: Sascha Horvath (midfielder, FK Austria Wien), Florian Grillitsch (midfielder, SV Werder Bremen), Synan Bytyqi (forward, Manchester City FC), Ivan Lucic (goalkeeper, SV Ried)

Coach: Andreas Heraf
Date of birth: 29/11/1960

A member of the SK Rapid Wien side that contested the 1995/96 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final, Heraf went to the 1998 FIFA World Cup with Austria. In his coaching incarnation he led the U19s to the 2010 finals, his team managing to earn a ticket to the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia.

Team records

Qualifying top scorers
Sinan Bytyqi, Florian Grillitsch: 5

UEFA European Under-19 Championship best
Semi-finals: 2003, 2006

Honours in UEFA youth competitions
UEFA European Under-17 Championship
Third place: 2004
UEFA European Under-16 Championship

Runners-up: 1997
International Youth Tournament (U18)
Winners: 1950, 1957
Runners-up: 1951

Last updated: 12/06/14 15.21CET

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