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UEFA EURO: Poland - Latvia Match press kits

UEFA EURO - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

PolandPolandStadion Narodowy - WarsawSunday 24 March 2019
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Group G - Matchday -11#POLLVA
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA EURO 2004
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/09/2003PR (GS)Latvia - Poland0-2
RigaSzymkowiak 36, Kłos 39
12/10/2002PR (GS)Poland - Latvia0-1
WarsawLaizāns 30
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Poland10011100----210121
Latvia10011100----210112
FIFA*
Poland------------------
Latvia------------------
Friendlies
Poland------------118213314
Latvia------------111281433
Total
Poland10011100----139223515
Latvia10011100----132291535

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 23/03/2019 23:34CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Poland - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Łukasz Fabiański18/04/198533West Ham - 0000
-Wojciech Szczęsny18/04/199028Juventus - 1000
-Łukasz Skorupski05/05/199127Bologna - 0000
Defenders
-Artur Jędrzejczyk04/11/198731Legia - 0000
-Kamil Glik03/02/198831Monaco - 1000
-Michał Pazdan21/09/198731Ankaragücü - 1000
-Thiago Cionek21/04/198632SPAL - 0000
-Tomasz Kędziora11/06/199424Dynamo Kyiv - 1000
-Robert Gumny04/06/199820Lech - 0000
-Arkadiusz Reca17/06/199523Atalanta - 0000
Midfielders
-Jakub Błaszczykowski14/12/198533Wisła Kraków - 0000
-Grzegorz Krychowiak29/01/199029Lokomotiv Moskva - 1000
-Kamil Grosicki08/06/198830Hull - 1000
-Mateusz Klich13/07/199028Leeds - 1000
-Piotr Zieliński20/05/199424Napoli - 1000
-Karol Linetty02/02/199524Sampdoria - 0000
-Damian Kądzior16/06/199226Dinamo Zagreb - 0000
-Przemysław Frankowski12/04/199523Chicago Fire - 1000
-Jacek Góralski21/09/199226Ludogorets - 0000
-Damian Szymański16/06/199523Wisła Płock - 0000
Forwards
-Robert Lewandowski21/08/198830Bayern - 1000
-Arkadiusz Milik28/02/199425Napoli - 1000
-Krzysztof Piątek01/07/199523Milan - 1100
Coach
-Jerzy Brzęczek18/03/197148 - 1000
Latvia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Andris Vaņins30/04/198038Zürich - 1000
-Pāvels Šteinbors21/09/198533Arka - 1000
-Kaspars Ikstens05/06/198830Rīgas FS - 0000
Defenders
-Vladislavs Gabovs13/07/198731Riga - 1000
-Vadims Žuļevs01/03/198831Liepāja - 0000
-Antons Kurakins01/01/199029Riga - 0000
-Vitālijs Maksimenko08/12/199028Olimpija Ljubljana - 1000
-Kaspars Dubra20/12/199028Irtysh - 1000
-Vitālijs Jagodinskis28/02/199227Rīgas FS - 0000
-Vjačeslavs Isajevs27/08/199325Rīgas FS - 1000
-Mārcis Ošs25/07/199127Xamax - 1000
-Antonijs Černomordijs26/09/199622Riga - 0000
Midfielders
-Oļegs Laizāns28/03/198731Riga - 0000
-Igors Tarasovs16/10/198830Śląsk - 1000
-Ritvars Rugins17/10/198929Riga - 0000
-Roberts Savaļnieks04/02/199326Rīgas FS - 0000
-Jānis Ikaunieks16/02/199524Liepāja - 0000
-Roberts Uldriķis03/04/199820Sion - 1000
-Kristers Tobers13/12/200018Liepāja - 1000
Forwards
-Artūrs Karašausks29/01/199227Riga - 1000
-Deniss Rakels20/08/199226Pafos - 1000
-Valērijs Šabala12/10/199424Podbeskidzie - 1000
-Vladislavs Gutkovskis02/04/199523Nieciecza - 0000
Coach
-Slaviša Stojanovic06/12/196949 - 1000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Jerzy Brzęczek

Date of birth: 18 March 1971
Nationality: Polish
Playing career: Olimpia Truskolasy (youth), Raków Częstochowa (youth), Olimpia Poznań, Lech Poznań, Górnik Zabrze, GKS Katowice, Tirol Innsbruck, LASK Linz, Maccabi Haifa, Tirol Innsbruck, Sturm Graz, FC Kärnten, Wacker Tirol, Górnik Zabrze, Polonia Bytom
Coaching career: Raków Częstochowa, Lechia Gdańsk, GKS Katowice, Wisła Płock, Poland

• Jerzy Brzęczek enjoyed a prolonged and eventful career as a midfielder. Known for his leadership skills, he was captain of most of the teams he played for. He is the uncle and mentor of Jakub Błaszczykowski, Poland's UEFA EURO 2012 captain who won his 100th cap at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

• Brzęczek spent several years in Austria with a number of clubs, winning back-to-back Bundesliga titles with Tirol Innsbruck, the second in 2001/02 under Joachim Löw, to go with the 1992/93 Polish title he claimed with Lech Poznań. He amassed more than 500 league appearances in Poland, Austria and Israel.

• Was a key player and captain of the Poland side that won Olympic silver at the 1992 Games in Barcelona, losing narrowly to hosts Spain in the final (2-3) at the conclusion of a captivating, high-scoring campaign.

• Played 42 games for the senior Polish national team, some as captain, but did not take part in any major tournaments. Brzęczek scored four international goals, including one against Brazil in a friendly and one against England at Wembley (1-3) in a UEFA EURO 2000 qualifier.

• Started coaching in 2010 at Raków Częstochowa, where he remained for four years before experiencing his first taste of the Polish top flight with Lechia Gdańsk. He returned to the second division to coach GKS Katowice for two years before his first full season in the Ekstraklasa ended with a creditable fifth-place finish in charge of Wisła Płock – an achievement deemed worthy of promotion to the post of Poland coach in July 2018 to succeed Adam Nawałka.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2568439.html#jerzy+brzeczek

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Slaviša Stojanović

Date of birth: 6 December 1969
Nationality: Slovenian
Playing career: Slovan Ljubljana, Ljubljana (twice), Celje, Vevče, Livar
Coaching career: Slovan Ljubljana, Livar, Domžale, Celje, United Arab Emirates (assistant), Slovenia, Crvena zvezda, Lierse, Changchun Yatai, Riga, Levski Sofia, Latvia

• Born in what is now Serbia, Stojanović had an unremarkable career as a defender in Slovenian football, finiding his true calling as a coach in his late 20s when he led Slovan Ljubljana to national titles at Under-16 and U18 levels.

• Established his local reputation in charge of Domžale between 2002 and 2008, during which his side won the 2006/07 and 2007/08 domestic titles – their first top-division successes.

• After a single campaign at Celje, Stojanović moved abroad to assist compatriot Srečko Katanec, then coach of the United Arab Emirates; the pair were dismissed in September 2011, Stojanović taking over as Slovenia boss the following month.

• Stojanović resigned as Slovenia coach in December 2012, after just over a year in charge, and returned to football in June 2013 with Crvena zvezda, whom he steered to their first Serbian title in seven years in his lone campaign.

• After an ill-starred spell in Belgium with Lierse, Stojanović coached clubs in China and Latvia, then took command of Levski Sofia at the start of the 2018/19 campaign. He left the Bulgarian side in January 2019 and was appointed head coach of Latvia two months later.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2593845.html#slavisa+stojanovic

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAliyar Aghayev (AZE)
  • Assistant refereesRza Mammadov (AZE) , Namik Huseynov (AZE)
  • Fourth officialRahim Hasanov (AZE)
  • UEFA DelegateAleksandr Keplin (KAZ)
  • UEFA Referee observerEdgar Steinborn (GER)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Aliyar Aghayev17/10/1987047

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

No such matches refereed

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
08/09/2014U21QRSwitzerlandLatvia7-1Lugano
30/06/2016UEL1QRPFC Slavia SofiaZagłębie Lubin1-0Sofia

Last updated 23/03/2019 23:45CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Poland

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    FYR Macedonia1100313
    Poland1100103
    Slovenia1010111
    Israel1010111
    Austria1001010
    Latvia1001130
    (21/03/2019)
    Austria 0-1 Poland
    0-1 K. Piątek 69
    Szczęsny, Bednarek, Milik (46 Frankowski), Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (91 Pazdan), Klich, Glik, Bereszyński, Kędziora, Zieliński (59 K. Piątek)
  • (24/03/2019)
    Poland-Latvia
  • (07/06/2019)
    FYR Macedonia-Poland
  • (10/06/2019)
    Poland-Israel
  • (06/09/2019)
    Slovenia-Poland
  • (09/09/2019)
    Poland-Austria
  • (10/10/2019)
    Latvia-Poland
  • (13/10/2019)
    Poland-FYR Macedonia
  • (16/11/2019)
    Israel-Poland
  • (19/11/2019)
    Poland-Slovenia

Latvia

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    FYR Macedonia1100313
    Poland1100103
    Slovenia1010111
    Israel1010111
    Austria1001010
    Latvia1001130
    (21/03/2019)
    FYR Macedonia 3-1 Latvia
    1-0 Alioski 11, 2-0 Elmas 29, 2-1 Velkoski 87 (og) , 3-1 Elmas 90+3
    Vaņins (33 Šteinbors), Maksimenko, Ošs, Dubra, Gabovs, Šabala (79 Uldriķis), Karašausks (68 Tobers), Isajevs, Cigaņiks, Rakels, Tarasovs
  • (24/03/2019)
    Poland-Latvia
  • (07/06/2019)
    Latvia-Israel
  • (10/06/2019)
    Latvia-Slovenia
  • (06/09/2019)
    Austria-Latvia
  • (09/09/2019)
    Latvia-FYR Macedonia
  • (10/10/2019)
    Latvia-Poland
  • (15/10/2019)
    Israel-Latvia
  • (16/11/2019)
    Slovenia-Latvia
  • (19/11/2019)
    Latvia-Austria

Last updated 23/03/2019 23:53CET

Legend

:: 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.

Competitions

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
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.