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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: 09/06/2014 11:07 CET
15 August 2012 - Friendlies 2012-14
FYROM1-0Lithuania
Referee: Halis Özkahya (TUR)
08/18/2014 15:53:19
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
14 November 2012 - Friendlies 2012-14
Armenia4-2Lithuania
Referee: Lasha Silagava (GEO)
08/18/2014 15:54:18
Slovakia1-1Lithuania
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG) – Stadium: Štadión MŠK Žilina, Zilina (SVK)
05/28/2013 11:07:35
26 March 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
Albania4-1Lithuania
Referee: not available
08/18/2014 15:50:48
Lithuania0-1Greece
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (POR) – Stadium: LFF, Vilnius (LTU)
07/25/2013 10:54:39
14 August 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
Luxembourg2-1Lithuania
Referee: Arnold Hunter (NIR) – Stadium: Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
08/18/2014 15:51:36
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
18 November 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
Moldova1-1Lithuania
Referee: not available – Stadium: Zimbru, Chisinau (MDA)
08/18/2014 15:49:17
5 March 2014 - Friendlies 2012-14
Lithuania1-1Kazakhstan
Referee: not available – Stadium: World of Wonders Football Centre, Antalya (TUR)
08/18/2014 15:50:32
29 May 2014 - Friendlies 2012-14
Lithuania1-0Finland
Referee: not available – Stadium: Ventspils Olimpiskais Centrs, Ventspils (LVA)
08/18/2014 15:51:18
31 May 2014 - Friendlies 2012-14
Latvia1-0Lithuania
Referee: not available – Stadium: Ventspils Olimpiskais Centrs, Ventspils (LVA)
08/18/2014 15:51:47
6 June 2014 - Friendlies 2012-14
Poland2-1Lithuania
Referee: not available
06/09/2014 10:11:00
8 September 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
San MarinoLithuania
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle (SMR)
08/07/2014 11:40:23
9 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
LithuaniaEstonia
Referee: TBD – Stadium: LFF, Vilnius (LTU)
08/22/2014 15:39:02
12 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
LithuaniaSlovenia
Referee: TBD – Stadium: LFF, Vilnius (LTU)
08/07/2014 11:37:43
15 November 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
SwitzerlandLithuania
Referee: TBD
08/07/2014 11:40:15
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
  • Currently playing : European Championship , Friendly matches 2012/2014

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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