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UEFA EURO: Montenegro - Kosovo Match press kits

UEFA EURO - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

MontenegroMontenegroGradski Stadion Podgorica - PodgoricaFriday 7 June 2019
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Group A - Matchday -10
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No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

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Squad list Only this chapter

Montenegro - Squad list
Current season
-Milan Mijatović26/07/198731Budućnost Podgorica - 0000
-Damir Ljuljanović23/02/199227Titograd - 0000
-Danijel Petković25/05/199326Lorient - 2000
-Marko Vešović28/08/199127Legia - 2100
-Risto Radunović04/05/199227Astra - 0000
-Žarko Tomašević22/02/199029Oostende - 2000
-Boris Kopitović17/09/199424Čukarički - 0000
-Marko Simić16/06/198731Pakhtakor - 2000
-Igor Vujačić08/08/199424Zeta - 0000
-Adam Marušić17/10/199226Lazio - 2000
-Aleksandar Šćekić12/12/199127Partizan - 0000
-Nebojša Kosović24/02/199524Partizan - 1000
-Deni Hočko22/04/199425Famalicao - 0000
-Marko Bakić01/11/199325Mouscron - 0000
-Luka Mirković01/11/199028Budućnost Podgorica - 0000
-Marko Janković09/07/199523SPAL - 2000
-Dušan Lagator29/03/199425PFC Sochi - 0000
-Vukan Savićević29/01/199425Wisła Kraków - 0000
-Vladimir Jovović26/10/199424Jablonec - 2000
-Fatos Bećiraj05/05/198831M. Netanya - 2000
-Stefan Mugoša26/02/199227Incheon - 2100
-Aleksandar Boljević12/12/199523Waasland-Beveren*2000
-Sead Haksabanovic 04/05/199920Norrköping - 0000
-Ljubiša Tumbakovic02/09/195266 - 2000
Kosovo - Squad list
Current season
-Samir Ujkani05/07/198830Rizespor - 0000
-Visar Bekaj24/05/199722Prishtina - 0000
-Arijanet Muric07/11/199820Man. City - 1000
-Amir Rrahmani24/02/199425Dinamo Zagreb - 1000
-Mirlind Kryeziu26/01/199722Zürich - 0000
-Fidan Aliti03/10/199325Kalmar - 1000
-Mergim Vojvoda01/02/199524Mouscron - 1000
-Florent Hadergjonaj31/07/199424Huddersfield - 0000
-Leart Paqarada08/10/199424Sandhausen - 1000
-Arber Zeneli25/02/199524Reims - 1100
-Bersant Celina09/09/199622Swansea - 1000
-Milot Rashica28/06/199622Bremen - 1000
-Benjamin Kololli15/05/199227Zürich - 1000
-Vedat Muriqi24/04/199425Rizespor - 1000
-Besar Halimi12/12/199424Brøndby - 1000
-Anel Rashkaj19/08/198929Eskilstuna City - 0000
-Florent Hasani30/03/199722Diósgyőr - 0000
-Idriz Voca15/05/199722Luzern - 0000
-Edon Zhegrova31/03/199920Basel - 1000
-Atdhe Nuhiu29/07/198929Sheff. Wednesday - 0000
-Elbasan Rashani09/05/199326Odd - 0000
-Shkelqim Demhasaj19/04/199623Luzern - 0000
-Bernard Challandes26/07/195167 - 1000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Ljubiša Tumbaković

Date of birth: 2 September 1952
Nationality: Serbian
Playing career: Partizan, Vardar (loan), Radnički Sombor (loan)
Coaching career: Radnički Beograd, Obilić, Khaitan, Partizan (youth), Partizan (twice), AEK Athens, Al Nassr, Shandong Luneng, Steel Azin, Wuhan Zall, Montenegro

• Belgrade-born Tumbaković started in the Radnički Beograd academy at the age of ten before moving on to the Partizan youth ranks two years later. He never appeared for the senior Partizan side in a competitive match and most of his professional playing career was spent on loan.

• Tumbaković went on to coach Partizan for nearly a decade in two separate spells, from 1992 to 1999 and 2000 to 2002. He won six league titles and three domestic cups to establish himself as one of the most successful ever Yugoslavian coaches.

• Had a solitary season in charge of AEK Athens either side of his two Partizan stints, leading the capital club to third in the Greek top flight.

• Tumbaković was later at the helm of Chinese sides Shandong Luneng – with whom he won two Super League titles and two domestic cups – and Wuhan Zall, as well as having spells in Saudi Arabia and Iran.

• Appointed Montenegro coach in January 2016 and oversaw a strong start to 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification only for successive defeats against Armenia and Poland to prove crucial, Tumbaković's side missing out on a play-off place after losing their last two fixtures against Denmark and, for a second time, Poland.


Bernard Challandes

Date of birth: 28 July 1951
Playing career: Le Locle (twice), Urania Genève Sport, Saint-Imier
Coaching career:
Saint-Imier, Le Locle, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Yverdon-Sport, Young Boys (twice), Servette, Switzerland (youth), Switzerland Under-21, Zürich, Sion, Neuchâtel Xamax, Thun, Armenia, Kosovo

• Bernard Challandes has quietly carved out an impressive coaching CV since his career started in earnest when he took over at Yverdon in 1987. He stayed in the post for seven seasons, winning four lower-league titles, before moving to Young Boys.

• His stay in Berne proved nowhere near as lengthy or successful, however, Challandes departing in 1995 with the club finishing bottom of the first phase of the 12-team Swiss top flight after collecting just 17 points. A subsequent spell at Servette proved short-lived, and there followed a lengthy spell out of the limelight , during which he coached Switzerland’s Under-17 and Under-18 teams.

• The Le Locle native took over the Switzerland Under-21 side in 2001. The highlight of his six years in charge came in 2002, when a team including Alexander Frei, Ludovic Magnin and Daniel Gygax reached the UEFA European Under-21 Championship semi-finals on home soil.

• The lure of club football proved too strong for Challandes, however, and in 2007 he took charge of Zürich, leading them to the UEFA Cup round of 32 in his first season. The club's third league title in four years followed in 2009, the Swiss side securing UEFA Champions League group stage football for the first time at the start of 2009/10.

• After leaving FCZ in 2010, Challandes took charge of Sion – with whom he won the Swiss Cup in 2011 – Neuchâtel Xamax, Thun and Young Boys, committing to his first job outside Switzerland in February 2014, at the age of 62, when he was announced as the new coach of Armenia. Stepped down the following year midway through UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying, going on to work as a scout at Basel before returning to coaching with Kosovo in March 2018. Made an immediate impact, winning promotion in the UEFA Nations League later that year.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDaniele Orsato (ITA)
  • Assistant refereesLorenzo Manganelli (ITA) , Giorgio Peretti (ITA)
  • Fourth officialMichael Fabri (ITA)
  • UEFA DelegateOlivier Chovaux (FRA)
  • UEFA Referee observerMurat Ilgaz (TUR)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Daniele Orsato23/11/1975461

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group A - Group Standings
    Czech Republic1001050
    Bulgaria 1-1 Montenegro
    0-1 Mugoša 50, 1-1 Nedelev 82 (P)
    Petković, Stojković, N. Vukčević, Tomašević, Vešović (78 Jovović), Mugoša (89 Kosović), Janković (64 Boljević), Bećiraj, Ivanić, Simić, Marušić
  • (25/03/2019)
    Montenegro 1-5 England
    1-0 Vešović 17, 1-1 Keane 30, 1-2 Barkley 39, 1-3 Barkley 59, 1-4 Kane 71, 1-5 Sterling 81
    Petković, Stojković, N. Vukčević, Tomašević, Vešović (70 Boljević), Mugoša, Bećiraj (61 Janković), Savić, Ivanić, Simić (74 Jovović), Marušić
  • (07/06/2019)
  • (10/06/2019)
    Czech Republic-Montenegro
  • (10/09/2019)
    Montenegro-Czech Republic
  • (11/10/2019)
  • (14/10/2019)
  • (14/11/2019)


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group A - Group Standings
    Czech Republic1001050
    Kosovo 1-1 Bulgaria
    0-1 Bozhikov 39, 1-1 Zeneli 61
    Muric, Aliti, Shala (59 Zhegrova), Kryeziu, Rashica, Celina (58 Halimi), Zeneli, Rrahmani, Vojvoda, Kololli (78 Paqarada), Muriqi
  • (07/06/2019)
  • (10/06/2019)
  • (07/09/2019)
    Kosovo-Czech Republic
  • (10/09/2019)
  • (14/10/2019)
  • (14/11/2019)
    Czech Republic-Kosovo
  • (17/11/2019)

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Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Montenegro

2016 – did not qualify
2012 – did not qualify

Qualifying win
2-0: Montenegro v Moldova, 08/09/14

Qualifying loss
Russia v Montenegro, 12/10/15
2-0: Czech Republic v Montenegro, 11/11/11
2-0: Switzerland v Montenegro, 11/10/11

Overall appearances
18: Elsad Zverotić
16: Stefan Savić
15: Fatos Bećiraj
14: Mirko Vučinić
12: Dejan Damjanović
11: Mladen Božović
11: Stevan Jovetić
10: Vladimir Božović
10: Marko Baša
10: Simon Vukčević
9: Mladen Kašćelan
8: Branko Bošković
8: Radomir Djalović
8: Milan Jovanović
8: Vukašin Poleksić
8: Nikola Vukčević

Overall goals
4: Mirko Vučinić
3: Stevan Jovetić
Elsad Zverotić
2: Fatos Bećiraj
1: Dejan Damjanović
1: Andrija Delibašić
1: Radomir Djalović
1: Žarko Tomašević
1: Stefan Savić


UEFA European Championship records: Kosovo

2016 – did not participate

Qualifying win

Qualifying loss

Overall appearances

Overall goals



:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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