UEFA EURO - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits
|Belgium||King Baudouin Stadium - BrusselsThursday 21 March 2019|
20.45CET (20.45 local time) Group I - Matchday -12#BELRUS
|22/06/2014||GS-FT||Belgium - Russia||1-0||Rio de Janeiro||Origi 88|
|14/06/2002||GS-FT||Belgium - Russia||3-2||Shizuoka||Walem 7, Sonck 78, Wilmots 82; Beschastnykh 52, Sychev 88|
|15/06/1986||1/8||Belgium - USSR||4-3|
|Leon||Scifo 56, Ceulemans 77, Demol 102 ET, Claesen 108 ET; Belanov 27, 69, 111 ET (P)|
|01/07/1982||GS-FT||Belgium - USSR||0-1||Barcelona||Hovhanisyan 48|
|06/06/1970||GS-FT||USSR - Belgium||4-1||Mexico City||Byshovets 14, 63, Asatiani 57, Khmelnitskiy 75; Lambert 86|
* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup
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|-||Thibaut Courtois||11/05/1992||26||Real Madrid||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Brandon Mechele||28/01/1993||26||Club Brugge||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Hans Vanaken||24/08/1992||26||Club Brugge||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Adnan Januzaj||05/02/1995||24||Real Sociedad||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Christian Benteke||03/12/1990||28||Crystal Palace||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Michy Batshuayi||02/10/1993||25||Crystal Palace||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Yannick Carrasco||04/09/1993||25||Dalian Yifang||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Anton Shunin||27/01/1987||32||Dinamo Moskva||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Kirill Nababkin||08/09/1986||32||CSKA Moskva||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Fedor Kudryashov||05/04/1987||31||İstanbul Başakşehir||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Georgi Schennikov||27/04/1991||27||CSKA Moskva||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Maksim Belyaev||30/09/1991||27||Arsenal Tula||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Mário Fernandes||19/09/1990||28||CSKA Moskva||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Georgi Dzhikiya||21/11/1992||26||Spartak Moskva||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Vladislav Ignatyev||20/01/1987||32||Lokomotiv Moskva||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Anton Miranchuk||17/10/1995||23||Lokomotiv Moskva||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Aleksei Miranchuk||17/10/1995||23||Lokomotiv Moskva||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Ilzat Akhmetov||31/12/1997||21||CSKA Moskva||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Fedor Smolov||09/02/1990||29||Lokomotiv Moskva||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Fedor Chalov||10/04/1998||20||CSKA Moskva||-||0||0||0||0|
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Date of birth: 13 July 1973
Playing career: Real Zaragoza, Balaguer, Wigan, Motherwell, Walsall, Swansea, Chester City
Coaching career: Swansea, Wigan, Everton, Belgium
• Born in Catalonia, Martínez started out at youth level with home-town club Balaguer before joining Zaragoza aged 16. The bulk of his three years there were spent in the youth and B teams, with a solitary appearance for the senior side before he returned to Balaguer in 1994, also running the club's football school.
• Moved to England and Wigan in 1995, forming the 'Three Amigos' with fellow Spaniards Jesús Seba and Isidro Díaz; over the next six years, helped the club win the third division title in 1997 and the Football League trophy two years later. A year with both Motherwell and Walsall preceded a lengthier spell at Swansea between 2003 and 2006, Martínez helping the club to promotion to the third tier. After a season with Chester, he returned to south Wales in 2007, initially as player-manager before quickly hanging up his boots.
• Guided Swansea to the League One championship in 2008 before leaving for Premier League Wigan the following year. Inspired an unlikely escape from relegation in 2011/12 and landed the Latics' first major trophy with victory against Manchester City FC in the FA Cup final 12 months later – although three days after that landmark triumph, Wigan were relegated.
• Martínez remained a man in demand and was appointed Everton manager in June 2013, steering the club to fifth place with their record Premier League points tally in his first term. Everton reached the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League round of 16 and both domestic cup semi-finals in the next campaign, but indifferent league form meant Martínez was dismissed in May 2016.
• Appointed Belgium coach three months later in the wake of Marc Wilmots' departure and led the side to the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Belgium ultimately finishing third in Russia – their highest ever placing.
Date of birth: 2 September 1963
Playing career: Spartak Ordzhonikidze, Spartak Moskva (four times), Lokomotiv Moskva, Dynamo Dresden, Tirol Innsbruck
Coaching career: Kufstein, Wacker Tirol, Spartak Moskva, Zhemchuzhina Sochi, Terek Grozny, Amkar Perm, Dinamo Moskva, Legia Warszawa, Russia
• Born in North Ossetia, goalkeeper Cherchesov captained Russia in their first international after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, against Mexico in 1992, and was selected for the 1994 and 2002 FIFA World Cups as well as EURO '96. At club level, Cherchesov was ever-present as Spartak finished the 1995/96 UEFA Champions League group stage with maximum points.
• After a spell in Austria, where he started his coaching career, Cherchesov rejoined Spartak in the summer of 2006 as sporting director. He replaced Vladimir Fedotov as coach in June 2007 and led the team to a second-place finish that season. Cherchesov parted company with Spartak after an 8-2 aggregate defeat against Dynamo Kyiv in the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round.
• After a brief stint at second-tier Zhemchuzhina Sochi, Cherchesov coached Terek from 2011 to 2013, guiding them to eighth in the Russian Premier-Liga in the latter season – the highest finish in their history. He took charge of Amkar Perm in June 2013 but left the following April for Dinamo Moskva.
• Under Cherchesov, Dinamo won all six of their group matches in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League group stage, losing to Napoli in the round of 16. The capital outift finished fourth in the Premier-Liga that campaign and Cherchesov was soon dismissed.
• Cherchesov was appointed by Legia less than three months later, his sole season at the helm yielding the domestic double for the Warsaw club in their centenary year. On 11 August 2016, Cherchesov was announced as Russia coach and unexpectedly led the team to the 2018 World Cup quarter-finals on home soil, the highlight a shoot-out defeat of Spain in the round of 16.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA EURO matches||UEFA matches|
|16/02/2012||UEL||R32||FC Lokomotiv Moskva||Athletic Club||2-1||Moscow|
|01/08/2012||UCL||3QR||FC København||Club Brugge||0-0||Copenhagen|
|30/08/2012||UEL||PO||PFC CSKA Moskva||AIK||0-2||Moscow|
|12/10/2012||U21||PO||Czech Republic||Russia||0-2||Jablonec nad Nisou|
|21/02/2013||UEL||R32||FC Rubin||Club Atlético de Madrid||0-1||Moscow|
|22/08/2013||UEL||PO||FC St Gallen||FC Spartak Moskva||1-1||St Gallen|
|23/10/2013||UCL||GS||PFC CSKA Moskva||Manchester City FC||1-2||Khimki|
|28/08/2014||UEL||PO||Hull City AFC||KSC Lokeren OV||2-1||Hull|
|08/03/2018||UEL||R16||RB Leipzig||FC Zenit||2-1||Leipzig|
|02/10/2018||UCL||GS||PFC CSKA Moskva||Real Madrid CF||1-0||Moscow|
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:: 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.
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.