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PolandPolandStadion Narodowy - WarsawTuesday 19 November 2019
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Group G - Matchday -3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/09/2019QR (GS)Slovenia - Poland2-0
LjubljanaAljaž Struna 35, Šporar 65
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/09/2009QR (GS)Slovenia - Poland3-0
MariborDedič 13, Novakovič 44, Birsa 62
06/09/2008QR (GS)Poland - Slovenia1-1WroclawŻewłakow 17 (P); Dedič 35
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Poland----1001----100102
Slovenia1100--------110020
FIFA*
Poland10101001----201114
Slovenia11001010----211041
Friendlies
Poland------------422051
Slovenia------------402215
Total
Poland10102002----723267
Slovenia22001010----723276

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 15/10/2019 11:30CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Poland - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Wojciech Szczęsny18/04/199029Juventus - 5000
-Łukasz Skorupski05/05/199128Bologna - 0000
-Radosław Majecki16/11/199920Legia - 0000
Defenders
-Łukasz Piszczek03/06/198534Dortmund - 0000
-Artur Jędrzejczyk04/11/198732Legia - 0000
-Kamil Glik03/02/198831Monaco - 8100
-Thiago Cionek21/04/198633SPAL - 0000
-Tomasz Kędziora11/06/199425Dynamo Kyiv - 8000
-Jan Bednarek12/04/199623Southampton - 8000
-Krystian Bielik04/01/199821Derby - 3000
-Arkadiusz Reca17/06/199524SPAL - 4000
Midfielders
-Grzegorz Krychowiak29/01/199029Lokomotiv Moskva - 9100
-Kamil Grosicki08/06/198831Hull - 8100
-Mateusz Klich13/07/199029Leeds - 8000
-Piotr Zieliński20/05/199425Napoli - 9000
-Dominik Furman06/07/199227Wisła Płock - 1000
-Damian Kądzior16/06/199227Dinamo Zagreb - 1100
-Kamil Jóźwiak22/04/199821Lech - 0000
-Jacek Góralski21/09/199227Ludogorets - 3000
-Sebastian Szymański10/05/199920Dinamo Moskva - 4000
Forwards
-Robert Lewandowski21/08/198831Bayern - 9500
-Dawid Kownacki14/03/199722Düsseldorf - 2000
-Krzysztof Piątek01/07/199524Milan - 8400
Coach
-Jerzy Brzęczek18/03/197148 - 9000
Slovenia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Vid Belec06/06/199029APOEL - 0000
-Nejc Vidmar31/03/198930Olimpija Ljubljana - 0000
-Jan Oblak07/01/199326Atlético - 9000
Defenders
-Bojan Jokić17/05/198633Ufa - 6000
-Uros Korun25/05/198732Piast - 0000
-Martin Milec20/09/199128Maribor - 0000
-Nemanja Mitrović15/10/199227Jagiellonia - 0000
-Miha Mevlja12/06/199029Sochi - 9000
-Miha Blažič08/05/199326Ferencváros - 1000
-Petar Stojanović07/10/199524Dinamo Zagreb - 9000
-Jure Balkovec09/09/199425Empoli - 4000
Midfielders
-Rajko Rep20/06/199029TSV - 0000
-Haris Vučkič21/08/199227Twente - 1000
-René Krhin21/05/199029Nantes - 7000
-Josip Iličić29/01/198831Atalanta - 9300
-Jasmin Kurtić10/01/198930SPAL - 9000
-Miha Zajc01/07/199425Fenerbahçe - 7200
-Benjamin Verbič27/11/199325Dynamo Kyiv - 7200
-Adam Gnezda Čerin16/07/199920Nürnberg - 0000
-Jaka Bijol05/02/199920CSKA Moskva - 4000
Forwards
-Roman Bezjak21/02/198930APOEL - 5100
-Tim Matavž13/01/198930Vitesse - 0000
-Andraž Šporar27/02/199425Slovan Bratislava - 8200
Coach
-Matjaž Kek09/09/196158 - 9000

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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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Matjaž Kek

Date of birth: 9 September 1961
Nationality: Slovenian
Playing career: Maribor (twice), Spittal/Drau, Grazer AK
Coaching career: Maribor, Slovenia (youth), Slovenia (twice), Al-Ittihad, Rijeka

• Born in Maribor, he began a long affiliation with the local club as a player. Featured from 1979 to 1984 in the Yugoslavian Federal League before a decade in Austria's lower leagues with Spittal/Drau and Grazer AK – earning one cap for Slovenia in 1992 while with the latter. Returned home to win a hat-trick of Slovenian titles at Maribor between 1997 and 1999 as well as two national cups.

• Turned to coaching immediately after hanging up his boots and was on the staff for four further Maribor championship wins before taking charge himself for the 2003/04 season.

• Appointed coach of Slovenia's Under-15 and U16 teams in 2006 before the call came to replace senior head coach Branko Oblak midway through UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying campaign in January 2007.

• Endured difficult start to reign with youthful team but came good to eventually steer Slovenia to 2010 FIFA World Cup finals after a famous away-goals victory over Russia in the play-offs. Oversaw creditable performances in South Africa although Slovenia failed to progress from group stage.

• Stepped down after failure to reach UEFA EURO 2012, going on to have a brief spell in Saudi Arabia with Al-Ittihad before resurfacing at Rijeka in February 2013. Kek proved a huge success in Croatia, winning the club's first title in 2016/17 when Rijeka completed the double by claiming the Croatian Cup for the second time in his reign; also took the club into the UEFA Europa League group stage in 2013/14 and 2014/15. Stepped down in October 2018 and reappointed as Slovenia coach the following month.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=921425.html#matjaz+kek

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDaniel Siebert (GER)
  • Assistant refereesJan Seidel (GER) , Marco Achmüller (GER)
  • Fourth officialChristian Dingert (GER)
  • UEFA DelegateNils Fisketjonn (NOR)
  • UEFA Referee observerJon Skjervold (NOR)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Daniel Siebert04/05/1984128

Daniel Siebert

Referee since: 1998
First division: 2012
FIFA badge: 2015

Tournaments: 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup

Finals
2016 UEFA Youth League

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
12/07/2017UCL2QRHŠK ZrinjskiNK Maribor1-2Mostar
13/10/2018UNLGS-FTNorwaySlovenia1-0Oslo

Last updated 17/11/2019 11:10CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Poland

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Poland971115322
    Austria961219819
    Slovenia942314814
    North Macedonia9324111311
    Israel9324161711
    Latvia90092280
    Matchday 1 (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)
  • Matchday 2 (24/03/2019)
    Poland 2-0 Latvia
    1-0 Lewandowski 76, 2-0 Glik 84
    Szczęsny, Pazdan, Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (83 Frankowski), Reca, Klich (62 Błaszczykowski), Glik, Kędziora, Zieliński, K. Piątek (87 Milik)
  • Matchday 3 (07/06/2019)
    North Macedonia 0-1 Poland
    0-1 K. Piątek 47
    Fabiański, Bednarek, Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (69 Rybus), Klich (90 Góralski), Glik, Kędziora, Bereszyński, Zieliński, Frankowski (46 K. Piątek)
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    Poland 4-0 Israel
    1-0 K. Piątek 35, 2-0 Lewandowski 56 (P) , 3-0 Grosicki 59, 4-0 Kądzior 84
    Fabiański, Bednarek, Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (77 Kądzior), Klich (75 Góralski), Glik, Kędziora, Bereszyński, Zieliński, K. Piątek (73 Milik)
  • Matchday 5 (06/09/2019)
    Slovenia 2-0 Poland
    1-0 Aljaž Struna 35, 2-0 Šporar 65
    Fabiański, Pazdan, Bednarek, Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (70 Błaszczykowski), Klich (70 Bielik), Bereszyński, Zieliński, Kędziora, K. Piątek (76 Kownacki)
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
    Poland 0-0 Austria
    Fabiański, Bielik, Bednarek, Kownacki (58 Błaszczykowski), Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (70 Szymański), Glik, Bereszyński, Zieliński, Kędziora
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
    Latvia 0-3 Poland
    0-1 Lewandowski 9, 0-2 Lewandowski 13, 0-3 Lewandowski 76
    Szczęsny, Bednarek, Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (77 Frankowski), Rybus (80 Reca), Klich (60 K. Piątek), Glik, Kędziora, Szymański, Zieliński
  • Matchday 8 (13/10/2019)
    Poland 2-0 North Macedonia
    1-0 Frankowski 74, 2-0 Milik 80
    Szczęsny, Reca, Bednarek, Góralski, Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (74 Frankowski), Glik, Bereszyński, Szymański (68 Milik), Zieliński (92 K. Piątek)
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
    Israel 1-2 Poland
    0-1 Krychowiak 4, 0-2 K. Piątek 54, 1-2 Dabbur 88
    Szczęsny, Bielik, Bednarek, Krychowiak (84 Furman), Reca, Glik, Kędziora, Szymański (63 Lewandowski), Zieliński, Frankowski, K. Piątek (70 Klich)
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)
    Poland-Slovenia

Slovenia

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Poland971115322
    Austria961219819
    Slovenia942314814
    North Macedonia9324111311
    Israel9324161711
    Latvia90092280
    Matchday 1 (21/03/2019)
    Israel 1-1 Slovenia
    0-1 Šporar 48, 1-1 Zahavi 55
    Oblak, Aljaž Struna, Krhin, Iličić, Kurtić, Šporar (85 Bohar), Zajc (62 Črnigoj), Jokić, M. Mevlja, Stojanović, Verbič (90 Bijol)
  • Matchday 2 (24/03/2019)
    Slovenia 1-1 North Macedonia
    1-0 Zajc 34, 1-1 Bardi 47
    Oblak, Aljaž Struna, Krhin, Iličić, Kurtić, Šporar (71 Berić), Zajc (90 Zahović), Jokić, M. Mevlja, Stojanović, Verbič (84 Črnigoj)
  • Matchday 3 (07/06/2019)
    Austria 1-0 Slovenia
    1-0 Burgstaller 74
    Oblak, Aljaž Struna, Bijol (63 Popović), Iličić, Kurtić, Šporar, Zajc (69 Bohar), Jokić, Črnigoj (78 Berić), M. Mevlja, Stojanović
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    Latvia 0-5 Slovenia
    0-1 Črnigoj 24, 0-2 Črnigoj 27, 0-3 Iličić 29 (P) , 0-4 Iličić 44, 0-5 Zajc 47
    Oblak, Aljaž Struna, Iličić, Kurtić, Zajc (64 Bijol), Jokić, Črnigoj (83 Majer), M. Mevlja, Popović (77 Zahović), Berić, Stojanović
  • Matchday 5 (06/09/2019)
    Slovenia 2-0 Poland
    1-0 Aljaž Struna 35, 2-0 Šporar 65
    Oblak, Balkovec, Aljaž Struna, Krhin, Iličić, Kurtić, Šporar (85 Popović), Bezjak, M. Mevlja, Stojanović, Verbič (62 Črnigoj)
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
    Slovenia 3-2 Israel
    1-0 Verbič 43, 1-1 Natcho 50, 1-2 Zahavi 63, 2-2 Bezjak 66, 3-2 Verbič 90
    Oblak, Aljaž Struna (54 Blažič), Krhin (81 Popović), Iličić, Kurtić, Šporar, Jokić (46 Balkovec), Bezjak, M. Mevlja, Stojanović, Verbič
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
    North Macedonia 2-1 Slovenia
    1-0 Elmas 50, 2-0 Elmas 68, 2-1 Iličić 90+5 (P)
    Oblak, Balkovec, Aljaž Struna, Krhin (48 Popović), Iličić, Kurtić, Šporar, Bezjak (79 Berić), M. Mevlja, Stojanović, Verbič (65 Zajc)
  • Matchday 8 (13/10/2019)
    Slovenia 0-1 Austria
    0-1 Posch 21
    Oblak, Balkovec, Aljaž Struna, Krhin (79 Popović), Iličić, Kurtić, Šporar, Bezjak (61 Zajc), M. Mevlja, Stojanović, Verbič (69 Berić)
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
    Slovenia 1-0 Latvia
    1-0 Tarasovs 53 (og)
    Oblak, Aljaž Struna, Krhin (74 Bijol), Iličić, Kurtić, Šporar, Vučkič (62 Zajc), Jokić, M. Mevlja, Stojanović, Verbič (91 Bezjak)
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)
    Poland-Slovenia

Last updated 17/11/2019 10:55CET

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 2020 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2020 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 was 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.