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
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.
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
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15 August 2012 - Friendlies 2012-14
|Referee: Halis Özkahya (TUR)|
|Referee: Carlos Gómez (ESP) – Stadium: LFF, Vilnius (LTU)|
|Referee: Mark Courtney (NIR) – Stadium: Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus (GRE)|
|Referee: Slavko Vinčić (SVN) – Stadium: Rheinpark, Vaduz (LIE)|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||3-0||Lithuania|
|Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE) – Stadium: Bilino Polje, Zenica (BIH)|
14 November 2012 - Friendlies 2012-14
|Referee: Lasha Silagava (GEO)|
|Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG) – Stadium: Štadión MŠK Žilina, Zilina (SVK)|
26 March 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
|Referee: not available|
|Referee: Olegário Benquerença (POR) – Stadium: LFF, Vilnius (LTU)|
14 August 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
|Referee: Arnold Hunter (NIR) – Stadium: Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)|
|Referee: Sébastien Delferiere (BEL) – Stadium: Skonto Stadions, Riga (LVA)|
|Referee: Lasha Silagava (GEO) – Stadium: Stadium of Marijampole football club, Marijampole (LTU)|
|Referee: Petur Reinert (FRO) – Stadium: LFF, Vilnius (LTU)|
|Lithuania||0-1||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER) – Stadium: Dariaus ir Girėno stadionas, Kaunas (LTU)|
18 November 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
|Referee: not available – Stadium: Zimbru, Chisinau (MDA)|
05 March 2014 - Friendlies 2010-12
29 May 2014 - Friendlies 2012-14