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UEFA EURO: Turkey - Moldova Match press kits

UEFA EURO - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

TurkeyTurkeyEskişehir Yeni Stadyumu - EskisehirMonday 25 March 2019
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Group H - Matchday -11#TURMDA
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA EURO 2008
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
13/10/2007QR (GS)Moldova - Turkey1-1ChisinauFrunză 11; Ümit Karan 63
11/10/2006QR (GS)Turkey - Moldova5-0
Frankfurt am MainHakan Şükür 34, 37 (P), 43, 74, Tuncay Şanlı 69
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/10/2001QR (GS)Moldova - Turkey0-3
ChisinauEmre Aşık 8, Nihat Kahveci 79, Ilhan Mansiz 83
02/09/2000QR (GS)Turkey - Moldova2-0
IstanbulOkan Buruk 45, Emre Belözoğlu 75
UEFA EURO 2000
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/09/1999PR (GS)Moldova - Turkey1-1ChisinauEpureanu 3; Havutçu 76
27/03/1999PR (GS)Turkey - Moldova2-0
IstanbulHakan Şükür 35, Sergen Yalçın 90+5
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Turkey22002020----422092
Moldova20202002----402229
FIFA*
Turkey11001100----220050
Moldova10011001----200205
Friendlies
Turkey------------330071
Moldova------------300317
Total
Turkey33003120----9720213
Moldova30213003----9027321

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 23/03/2019 23:35CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Turkey - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Sinan Bolat03/09/198830Royal Antwerp - 0000
-Mert Günok01/03/198930İstanbul Başakşehir - 1000
-Uğurcan Çakır05/04/199622Trabzonspor - 0000
Defenders
-Gökhan Gönül04/01/198534Beşiktaş - 1000
-Hasan Ali Kaldırım09/12/198929Fenerbahçe - 1000
-Emre Taşdemir08/08/199523Galatasaray - 0000
-Zeki Çelik17/02/199722LOSC - 1000
-Merih Demiral05/03/199821Sassuolo - 1000
-Çağlar Söyüncü23/05/199622Leicester - 0000
Midfielders
-Emre Belözoğlu07/09/198038İstanbul Başakşehir - 1000
-Efecan Karaca16/11/198929Alanyaspor - 0000
-Oğuzhan Özyakup23/09/199226Beşiktaş - 0000
-Mahmut Tekdemir20/01/198831İstanbul Başakşehir - 1000
-Yunus Mallı24/02/199227Wolfsburg - 0000
-Okay Yokuşlu09/03/199425Celta - 1000
-Hakan Çalhanoğlu08/02/199425Milan - 1100
-Kaan Ayhan10/11/199424Düsseldorf - 1000
-Deniz Türüc29/01/199326Kayserispor - 1000
-Yusuf Yazıcı29/01/199722Trabzonspor - 0000
-Dorukhan Toköz21/05/199622Beşiktaş - 1000
Forwards
-Burak Yılmaz15/07/198533Beşiktaş - 1100
-Cenk Tosun07/06/199127Everton - 1000
-Güven Yalçın18/01/199920Beşiktaş - 0000
Coach
-Şenol Güneş01/06/195266 - 1000
Moldova - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Stanislav Namaşco10/11/198632Zeta - 0000
-Alexei Koşelev19/11/199325Fortuna Sittard - 1000
-Dumitru Celeadnic23/04/199226Sheriff - 0000
Defenders
-Ion Jardan10/01/199029Petrocub - 1000
-Artiom Rozgoniuc01/10/199523Sheriff - 1000
-Veaceslav Posmac07/11/199028Sheriff - 1000
-Dinu Graur27/12/199424Milsami - 0000
-Oleg Reabciuk16/01/199821Porto - 1000
-Artur Craciun29/06/199820Milsami - 0000
Midfielders
-Eugeniu Cebotaru16/10/198434Sibir - 1000
-Alexandru Antoniuc23/05/198929Milsami - 1000
-Artur Ioniţa17/08/199028Cagliari - 1000
-Cătălin Carp20/10/199325Ufa - 1000
-Gheorghe Anton27/01/199326Sheriff - 0000
-Eugeniu Cociuc11/05/199325Sabail - 1000
-Iaser Țurcan07/01/199821Petrocub - 0000
-Constantin Sandu15/09/199325Speranta - 0000
Forwards
-Radu Gînsari10/12/199127H. Haifa - 1000
-Nicolae Milinceanu01/08/199226Chiasso - 0000
-Vitalie Damaşcan24/01/199920Torino - 1000
-Vladimir Ambros30/12/199325Petrocub - 1100
-Ion Nicolaescu07/09/199820Shakhtyor - 1000
-Sergiu Platica05/06/199127Milsami - 0000
Coach
-Alexandru Spiridon20/07/196058 - 1000

Last updated 25/03/2019 10:10CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Şenol Güneş

Date of birth: 1 June 1952
Nationality: Turkish
Playing career:
Sebat Gençlik, Trabzonspor
Coaching career: Trabzonspor (four times), Boluspor, İstanbulspor, Antalyaspor, Sakaryaspor, Turkey (twice), Seoul, Bursaspor, Beşiktaş

• Born in the Black Sea port of Trabzon, Günes became a legendary figure at his local club, keeping goal in the Trabzonspor side that won the Turkish league title six times – and three Turkish Cups – during his 15-year spell from 1972 to 1987; also won 31 caps for Turkey, captaining the team on five occasions.

• Made the natural transition from player to coach at Trabzonspor after hanging up his gloves, moving up swiftly from assistant to head coach; returned after spells with Boluspor and İstanbulspor, claiming the Turkish Cup in 1995 and a league runners-up spot in 1996.

• After brief spells with Antalyaspor and Sakaryaspor he was appointed Turkey coach in 2000 and proved an immediate hit, leading the country not only to their first FIFA World Cup finals in 48 years but all the way to the semi-finals, and third place, at the 2002 tournament in Korea/Japan.

• Left Turkey after failure to qualify for UEFA EURO 2004 and returned to Trabzonspor but reign was brief and later resurfaced in South Korea with Seoul. Returned to Trabzonspor for the fourth time in December 2009, winning the Turkish Cup and Super Cup the following year and finishing second in the 2010/11 Süper Lig.

• Spent 2014/15 at Bursaspor, guiding them to the Turkish Cup final, before taking over at Beşiktaş in June 2015. Went on to win the league title in his debut season, his first championship as a coach; made it two in a row in 2016/17 and took the club into the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds for the first time the following season. Agreed to take charge of Turkey for a second time in January 2019.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=1668483.html#senol+gunes

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Alexandru Spiridon

Date of birth: 20 July 1960
Nationality: Moldovan
Playing career: Nistru Chişinău (twice), SKA Kyiv, Zorya Voroshilovgrad, Zaria Bălţi, Zimbru Chişinău, Tiligul Tiraspol
Coaching career: Zimbru Chişinău (twice), Tiligul Tiraspol (twice), Moldova Under-21, Moldova (twice), Unisport Chişinău, Nistru Otaci, Shakhtar Donetsk (assistant), Zenit (assistant)

• Born in Edinet in northern Moldova, the midfielder started his professional career at Nistru Chişinău (now Zimbru). Shortly before he was due to travel to the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship with the USSR, Spiridon broke his leg in two places – an injury that would hamper his career.

• Played for Ukrainian clubs SKA Kyiv and Zorya Voroshilovgrad (now Zorya Luhansk) in the Soviet second tier before returning to Nistru and later joining Zaria Bălţi. After Moldova gained independence, Spiridon went on to play for Zimbru and Tiligul Tiraspol before hanging up his boots at the age of 37.

• Spiridon won 16 caps and scored twice for Moldova between 1991 and 1995. He won five Moldovan leagues with Zimbru both as player and coach and was voted the country's player of the year in 1992.

• He started coaching in 1992 while still playing for Zimbru – first as assistant coach then, from 1994, as player/head coach. Held the same role at Tiligul before focusing solely on coaching and guiding local clubs Unisport and Nistru. He was on the national team coaching staff between 1994 and 2000, working with the Under-21s, and briefly took charge of the senior side in 2001.

• A new chapter in Spiridon's career kicked off in 2004 as he became Mircea Lucescu's assistant at Shakhtar – a post he held for the next 12 years, during which Shakhtar won eight league titles and the 2008/09 UEFA Cup. Spiridon followed Lucescu to Zenit for the 2016/17 season before being appointed as Moldova's head coach in January 2018.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2568429.html#alexandru+spiridon

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSerhiy Boiko (UKR)
  • Assistant refereesSemen Shlonchak (UKR) , Igor Alokhin (UKR)
  • Fourth officialMykola Balakin (UKR)
  • UEFA DelegateJohn Taylor (SCO)
  • UEFA Referee observerCharles Agius (MLT)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Serhiy Boiko30/06/1977349

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
31/05/2011U19ELITETurkeyFYR Macedonia3-1Antalya
28/08/2014UELPOPAOK FCFC Zimbru Chisinau4-0Salonika

Last updated 24/03/2019 03:23CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Turkey

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    France1100413
    Iceland1100203
    Turkey1100203
    Albania1001020
    Andorra1001020
    Moldova1001140
    (22/03/2019)
    Albania 0-2 Turkey
    0-1 Burak Yılmaz 21, 0-2 Çalhanoğlu 55
    Mert Günok, Hasan Ali Kaldırım, Emre Belözoğlu (65 Dorukhan Toköz), Okay Yokuşlu, Gökhan Gönül (46 Zeki Çelik), Cenk Tosun, Çalhanoğlu, Mahmut Tekdemir, Merih Demiral, Burak Yılmaz (88 Türüc), Kaan Ayhan
  • (25/03/2019)
    Turkey-Moldova
  • (08/06/2019)
    Turkey-France
  • (11/06/2019)
    Iceland-Turkey
  • (07/09/2019)
    Turkey-Andorra
  • (10/09/2019)
    Moldova-Turkey
  • (11/10/2019)
    Turkey-Albania
  • (14/10/2019)
    France-Turkey
  • (14/11/2019)
    Turkey-Iceland
  • (17/11/2019)
    Andorra-Turkey

Moldova

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    France1100413
    Iceland1100203
    Turkey1100203
    Albania1001020
    Andorra1001020
    Moldova1001140
    (22/03/2019)
    Moldova 1-4 France
    0-1 Griezmann 24, 0-2 Varane 27, 0-3 Giroud 36, 0-4 Mbappé 87, 1-4 Ambros 89
    Koşelev, Reabciuk, Posmac, Ioniţa, Carp, Cebotaru, Cociuc (46 Rozgoniuc), Gînsari, Nicolaescu (59 Damaşcan), I. Jardan, A. Antoniuc (73 Ambros)
  • (25/03/2019)
    Turkey-Moldova
  • (08/06/2019)
    Moldova-Andorra
  • (11/06/2019)
    Albania-Moldova
  • (07/09/2019)
    Iceland-Moldova
  • (10/09/2019)
    Moldova-Turkey
  • (11/10/2019)
    Andorra-Moldova
  • (14/10/2019)
    Moldova-Albania
  • (14/11/2019)
    France-Moldova
  • (17/11/2019)
    Moldova-Iceland

Last updated 23/03/2019 23:56CET

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.