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UEFA EURO: Andorra - Albania Match press kits

UEFA EURO - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

AndorraAndorraEstadi Nacional - Andorra la VellaMonday 25 March 2019
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Group H - Matchday -11#ANDALB
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Andorra------------------
Albania------------------
FIFA*
Andorra------------------
Albania------------------
Friendlies
Andorra------------310224
Albania------------320142
Total
Andorra------------310224
Albania------------320142

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 23/03/2019 23:37CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Andorra - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Ferran Pol28/02/198336Sant Julià - 0000
-Josep Gomes03/12/198533UE Santa Coloma - 1000
-Victor Silverio15/04/199721FC Andorra - 0000
Defenders
-Ildefons Lima10/12/197939Inter Escaldes - 1000
-Adrià Rodrigues14/08/198830Lusitans - 0000
-Emili Garcia11/01/198930Andorra - 0000
-Moisés San Nicolás17/09/199325FC Santa Coloma - 1000
-Chus Rubio09/09/199424UE Santa Coloma - 1000
-Max Llovera08/01/199722FC Santboià - 1000
-Joan Cervós24/02/199821FC Andorra - 1000
Midfielders
-Marc Pujol21/08/198236FC Andorra - 0000
-Sergi Moreno25/11/198731Inter Escaldes - 0000
-Marc Vales04/04/199028Sandefjord - 1000
-Marcio Vieira10/10/198434Monzón - 1000
-Marc Rebés03/07/199424FC Santa Coloma - 1000
-Victor Rodríguez07/09/198731FC Santa Coloma - 0000
-Jordi Aláez23/01/199821FC Andorra - 1000
Forwards
-Juli Sánchez20/06/197840FC Santa Coloma - 1000
-Ludovic Clemente09/05/198632FC Andorra - 1000
-Cristian Martínez16/10/198929FC Andorra - 1000
-Sebastiàn Gómez01/11/198335Engordany - 0000
-Aaron Sánchez05/06/199622UE Santa Coloma - 0000
-Alex Martínez10/10/199820FC Andorra - 1000
Coach
-Koldo Alvarez04/09/197048 - 1000
Albania - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Alban Hoxha23/11/198731Partizani - 0000
-Etrit Berisha10/03/198930Atalanta - 1000
-Gentian Selmani09/03/199821Laç - 0000
Defenders
-Frédéric Veseli20/11/199226Empoli - 1000
-Arlind Ajeti25/09/199325Grasshoppers - 0000
-Elseid Hysaj02/02/199425Napoli - 1000
-Berat Xhimshiti19/02/199326Atalanta - 1000
-Iván Balliu01/01/199227Metz - 1000
-Naser Aliji27/12/199325Dinamo Bucureşti - 0000
-Ardian Ismajli30/09/199622Hajduk Split - 1000
-Enea Mihaj05/06/199820Panetolikos - 0000
Midfielders
-Migjen Basha05/01/198732Aris - 0000
-Taulant Xhaka28/03/199127Basel - 1000
-Amir Abrashi27/03/199028Freiburg - 1000
-Ergys Kaçe08/07/199325Panathinaikos - 0000
-Ledian Memushaj07/12/198632Pescara - 1000
-Kristi Qose10/06/199523Ružomberok - 0000
-Lorenc Trashi19/05/199226Partizani - 0000
-Eros Grezda15/04/199523Rangers - 1000
-Kristal Abazaj06/07/199622Osijek - 0000
Forwards
-Bekim Balaj11/01/199128Akhmat - 1000
-Armando Sadiku27/05/199127Lugano - 1000
-Myrto Uzuni31/05/199523Lokomotiva Zagreb - 1000
Coach
-Ervin Bulku03/03/198138 - 0000

Last updated 25/03/2019 10:29CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Koldo Alvarez

Date of birth: 4 September 1970
Nationality: Andorran
Playing career: Aurrerá Vitória, Atlético Madrid, Toledo (loan), Salamanca, FC Andorra (twice), Balaguer
Coaching career: Andorra

• A reserve goalkeeper at Atlético, Koldo came through the club's youth ranks and lifted the Copa del Rey with the Spanish side in 1990/91.

• Leaving the capital in search of first-team football, Koldo played for Toledo before winning promotion to the Spanish second division with Salamanca in 1993/94.

• Signed for FC Andorra in the summer of 1994, dividing his time between playing for the club's first team and acting as a youth coach with the national Under-17, U19 and U21 sides.

• Capped 78 times by Andorra before his retirement following a 6-0 loss to England at Wembley in June 2009 having been named his country's best player of the last 50 years by the Andorran Football Federation (FAF) six years earlier.

• Took over as coach of the national team in February 2010, his side finishing bottom of their qualifying groups for UEFA EURO 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. That was again the case in the UEFA EURO 2016 preliminaries, although Andorra did score four goals – setting a new best mark for the competition – and overcame Hungary in June 2017 in 2018 World Cup qualifying, their first competitive win since 2004.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=1445163.html#koldo+alvarez

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Ervin Bulku

Date of birth: 3 March 1981
Nationality: Albanian
Playing career: Tirana (twice), Kryvbas, Hajduk Split, Shuvalan, Sepahan
Coaching career: Albania (assistant), Albania (caretaker)

• A versatile defender and midfielder who started and finished his playing career with Tirana, Bulku won more than 50 caps for Albania during a decade in the national side.

• Graduated to Tirana's first team aged 18 and went on to win six league titles during his first spell with the club, adding four Albanian Cups before moving abroad in 2007.

• Spent three years in Ukraine with Kryvbas, leaving in early 2010; after six months as a free agent, signed for Hajduk, who he helped to finish runners-up in the Croatian First League in 2010/11.

• Spells in Azerbaijan with Shuvalan and Iran's Sepahan preceded his return to Tirana in 2014.

• Appointed Albania's assistant coach in November 2015, working alongside Gianni De Blasi at UEFA EURO 2016; continued in the role after the Italian stepped down in June 2017, taking over on a temporary basis in March 2019 following Christian Panucci's departure.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2597578.html#ervin+bulku

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeFilip Glova (SVK)
  • Assistant refereesFrantišek Ferenc (SVK) , Peter Kováč (SVK)
  • Fourth officialBoris Marhefka (SVK)
  • UEFA DelegateJacob Erel (ISR)
  • UEFA Referee observerMichael Koukoulakis (GRE)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Filip Glova15/02/1988018

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

No such matches refereed

Last updated 24/03/2019 00:05CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Andorra

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    France1100413
    Iceland1100203
    Turkey1100203
    Albania1001020
    Andorra1001020
    Moldova1001140
    (22/03/2019)
    Andorra 0-2 Iceland
    0-1 B. Bjarnason 22, 0-2 Kjartansson 80
    Gomes, C. Martínez (81 Clemente), Vales, Rebés, Ildefons Lima, M. Vieira, M. San Nicolás, Cervós, Chus Rubio (87 Juli Sánchez), Llovera, Alex Martínez (71 Aláez)
  • (25/03/2019)
    Andorra-Albania
  • (08/06/2019)
    Moldova-Andorra
  • (11/06/2019)
    Andorra-France
  • (07/09/2019)
    Turkey-Andorra
  • (10/09/2019)
    France-Andorra
  • (11/10/2019)
    Andorra-Moldova
  • (14/10/2019)
    Iceland-Andorra
  • (14/11/2019)
    Albania-Andorra
  • (17/11/2019)
    Andorra-Turkey

Albania

  • 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
    Berisha, Iván Balliu (58 Sadiku), Hysaj, Veseli, Xhimshiti, Memushaj, Xhaka, Ismajli, Balaj (58 Grezda), Uzuni, Abrashi
  • (25/03/2019)
    Andorra-Albania
  • (08/06/2019)
    Iceland-Albania
  • (11/06/2019)
    Albania-Moldova
  • (07/09/2019)
    France-Albania
  • (10/09/2019)
    Albania-Iceland
  • (11/10/2019)
    Turkey-Albania
  • (14/10/2019)
    Moldova-Albania
  • (14/11/2019)
    Albania-Andorra
  • (17/11/2019)
    Albania-France

Last updated 24/03/2019 00:01CET

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.