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BelgiumBelgiumKing Baudouin Stadium - BrusselsTuesday 19 November 2019
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Group I - Matchday -3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
24/03/2019QR (GS)Cyprus - Belgium0-2
NicosiaE. Hazard 10, Batshuayi 18
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/10/2017QR (GS)Belgium - Cyprus4-0
BrusselsE. Hazard 12, 63 (P), T. Hazard 52, R. Lukaku 78
06/09/2016QR (GS)Cyprus - Belgium0-3
NicosiaR. Lukaku 13, 61, Carrasco 81
2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/09/2015QR (GS)Cyprus - Belgium0-1
NicosiaE. Hazard 86
28/03/2015QR (GS)Belgium - Cyprus5-0
BrusselsFellaini 21, 66, Benteke 35, E. Hazard 67, Batshuayi 80
EURO '96
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/11/1995PR (GS)Cyprus - Belgium1-1LimassolAgathocleous 20; De Bilde 65
26/04/1995PR (GS)Belgium - Cyprus2-0
BrusselsDe Bilde 20, Schepens 46
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
13/02/1993QR (GS)Cyprus - Belgium0-3
NicosiaScifo 1, 4, Czerniatynski 87
22/04/1992QR (GS)Belgium - Cyprus1-0
BrusselsWilmots 24
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
18/02/1981QR (GS)Belgium - Cyprus3-2
BrusselsPlessers 13, Vandenbergh 18, Ceulemans 67; Lysandrou 42, Vrahimis 60
21/12/1980QR (GS)Cyprus - Belgium0-2
NicosiaVandenbergh 30, Ceulemans 68
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Belgium22003210----5410111
Cyprus30122002----5014111
FIFA*
Belgium33003300----6600162
Cyprus30033003----6006216
Friendlies
Belgium------------110010
Cyprus------------100101
Total
Belgium55006510----121110283
Cyprus60155005----120111328

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 15/10/2019 11:31CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Belgium - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Simon Mignolet06/03/198831Club Brugge - 0000
-Matz Sels26/02/199227Strasbourg - 0000
-Thibaut Courtois11/05/199227Real Madrid - 9000
Defenders
-Toby Alderweireld02/03/198930Tottenham - 9100
-Brandon Mechele28/01/199326Club Brugge - 1000
-Timothy Castagne05/12/199523Atalanta - 5200
-Jason Denayer28/06/199524Lyon - 2000
-Elias Cobbaut24/11/199721Anderlecht - 0000
Midfielders
-Axel Witsel12/01/198930Dortmund - 4000
-Eden Hazard07/01/199128Real Madrid - 7500
-Kevin De Bruyne28/06/199128Man. City - 5200
-Thorgan Hazard29/03/199326Dortmund - 6100
-Dennis Praet14/05/199425Leicester - 3000
-Leander Dendoncker15/04/199524Wolves - 3000
-Youri Tielemans07/05/199722Leicester - 8200
-Hans Vanaken24/08/199227Club Brugge - 1000
-Yari Verschaeren12/07/200118Anderlecht - 2100
Forwards
-Christian Benteke03/12/199028Crystal Palace - 2100
-Romelu Lukaku13/05/199326Internazionale - 5700
-Dries Mertens06/05/198732Napoli - 9200
-Michy Batshuayi02/10/199326Chelsea - 6400
-Yannick Carrasco04/09/199326Dalian Yifang - 6000
-Divock Origi18/04/199524Liverpool - 1000
Coach
-Roberto Martínez13/07/197346 - 9000
Cyprus - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Tasos Kissas18/01/198831Nea Salamis - 0000
-Urko Pardo28/01/198336Alki Oroklini - 5000
-Neofytos Michael16/12/199325Asteras - 0000
Defenders
-Giorgos Merkis30/07/198435APOEL - 6000
-Jason Demetriou18/11/198732Southend - 2000
-Christos Wheeler29/06/199722AEL - 0000
-Nicholas Ioannou10/11/199524APOEL - 9100
-Ioannis Kousoulos14/06/199623Omonia - 9400
-Christoforou Kypros24/04/199326Nea Salamis - 0000
Midfielders
-Andreas Avraam06/06/198732AEL - 1000
-George Efrem05/07/198930APOEL - 6200
-Georgios Economides10/04/199029Olympiakos - 0000
-Kostakis Artymatas15/04/199326Anorthosis - 7100
-Chambos Kyriakou09/02/199524Apollon - 5000
-Grigoris Kastanos30/01/199821Pescara - 3000
-Matija Špoljarić02/04/199722AEK Larnaca - 8000
-Michalis Ioannou30/06/200019Anorthosis - 3000
-Ioannis Costi17/03/200019Nea Salamis - 7000
Forwards
-Pieros Sotiriou13/01/199326Copenhagen - 7400
-Fotis Papoulis22/01/198534Apollon - 7100
-Ioannis Pittas10/07/199623Apollon - 4000
-Panagiotis Zachariou26/02/199623Pafos - 2000
-Dimitris Theodorou10/09/199722Paralimni - 1000
Coach
-Ran Ben Simon28/11/197048 - 9000

Last updated 19/11/2019 12:37CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Roberto Martínez

Date of birth: 13 July 1973
Nationality: Spanish
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.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2400857.html#roberto+martinez

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Ran Ben Shimon

Date of birth: 28 November 1970
Nationality: Israeli
Playing career: Maccabi Petach-Tikva, Hapoel Haifa, Hapoel Petach-Tikva, Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv
Coaching career: Hapoel Haifa, Hapoel Kiryat Shmona (twice), Maccabi Tel-Aviv, AEK Larnaca, Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Maccabi Petach-Tikva, Beitar Jerusalem, Ashdod, Cyprus

• Capped 34 times as a defender for Israel, Ben Shimon spent much of his career with home-town clubs Maccabi Petach-Tikva and Hapoel Petach-Tikva, but was perhaps in his prime during a six-year spell at Hapoel Haifa, during which he won the 1998/99 Israeli championship – the club's first league title.

• After hanging up his boots in 2003 following a stint at Bnei Yehuda, Ben Shimon was in charge of Maccabi Tel-Aviv's youth teams, taking his first senior jobs in the second tier with Hapoel Haifa and then Kiryat Shmona, whom he led to promotion in his first campaign at the helm.

• Briefly in the Maccabi Tel-Aviv hot seat in 2008, he guided Kiryat Shmona to another promotion after rejoining them in 2009, then masterminded their shock title success of 2011/12. He moved abroad for the first time in 2012 to coach Cypriot club AEK Larnaca, earning a third-placed finish in his sole season in command.

• Returning to Israel in 2013, he subsequently held the reins at Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Maccabi Petach-Tikva, Beitar Jerusalem and – in 2016/17 – Ashdod.

• Ben Shimon accepted the Cyprus post in July 2017, filling the void left by Christakis Christoforou's departure, and the following month oversaw a memorable 3-2 home win against Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2484124.html#ran+ben+shimon

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeJørgen Burchardt (DEN)
  • Assistant refereesJesper Dahl (DEN) , Niels Hoeg (DEN)
  • Fourth officialPeter Kjaesgaard (DEN)
  • UEFA DelegateMilovan Djukanović (MNE)
  • UEFA Referee observerEdward Foley (IRL)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Jørgen Burchardt30/11/1982023

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
25/03/2016U19ELITEBelgiumBulgaria1-0Kostrena

Last updated 17/11/2019 11:10CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Belgium

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group I - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Belgium990034227
    Russia970228821
    Scotland9405131812
    Cyprus9315141410
    Kazakhstan9315121410
    San Marino90091460
    Matchday 1 (21/03/2019)
    Belgium 3-1 Russia
    1-0 Tielemans 14, 1-1 Cheryshev 16, 2-1 E. Hazard 45 (P) , 3-1 E. Hazard 88
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Dendoncker, Tielemans, E. Hazard, Mertens, T. Hazard (84 Chadli), Boyata, Castagne, Batshuayi
  • Matchday 2 (24/03/2019)
    Cyprus 0-2 Belgium
    0-1 E. Hazard 10, 0-2 Batshuayi 18
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Dendoncker, Tielemans, E. Hazard, Mertens (56 Januzaj), T. Hazard (68 Carrasco), Castagne, Batshuayi (89 Praet)
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Belgium 3-0 Kazakhstan
    1-0 Mertens 11, 2-0 Castagne 14, 3-0 R. Lukaku 50
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Kompany (78 Vermaelen), Vertonghen, Witsel, De Bruyne (67 Tielemans), R. Lukaku (72 Batshuayi), E. Hazard, Mertens, T. Hazard, Castagne
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Belgium 3-0 Scotland
    1-0 R. Lukaku 45+1, 2-0 R. Lukaku 57, 3-0 De Bruyne 90+2
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Kompany (90 Vermaelen), Vertonghen, Witsel, De Bruyne, Tielemans (78 Mertens), R. Lukaku, E. Hazard, Meunier, T. Hazard (90 Carrasco)
  • Matchday 5 (06/09/2019)
    San Marino 0-4 Belgium
    0-1 Batshuayi 43 (P) , 0-2 Mertens 57, 0-3 Chadli 63, 0-4 Batshuayi 90+2
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Denayer, Vertonghen, De Bruyne (76 Praet), Tielemans, Carrasco, Meunier, Origi (55 Mertens), Januzaj (56 Chadli), Batshuayi
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
    Scotland 0-4 Belgium
    0-1 R. Lukaku 9, 0-2 Vermaelen 24, 0-3 Alderweireld 32, 0-4 De Bruyne 82
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Dendoncker, De Bruyne, Tielemans (86 Verschaeren), R. Lukaku, Mertens, Meunier (90 Raman), Chadli (77 Carrasco)
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
    Belgium 9-0 San Marino
    1-0 R. Lukaku 28, 2-0 Chadli 31, 3-0 Brolli 35 (og) , 4-0 R. Lukaku 41, 5-0 Alderweireld 43, 6-0 Tielemans 45+1, 7-0 Benteke 79, 8-0 Verschaeren 84 (P) , 9-0 Castagne 90
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Vanaken, Tielemans, R. Lukaku (76 Benteke), E. Hazard (63 Carrasco), Mertens (63 Verschaeren), Castagne, Chadli
  • Matchday 8 (13/10/2019)
    Kazakhstan 0-2 Belgium
    0-1 Batshuayi 21, 0-2 Meunier 53
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen (92 Mechele), Vertonghen, Witsel, E. Hazard, Mertens (78 Carrasco), Meunier, T. Hazard, Praet, Batshuayi (78 Benteke)
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
    Russia 1-4 Belgium
    0-1 T. Hazard 19, 0-2 E. Hazard 33, 0-3 E. Hazard 40, 0-4 R. Lukaku 72, 1-4 Dzhikiya 79
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen (67 Denayer), Boyata, Witsel, De Bruyne, R. Lukaku (77 Batshuayi), E. Hazard, Mertens (52 Tielemans), T. Hazard, Castagne
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)
    Belgium-Cyprus

Cyprus

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group I - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Belgium990034227
    Russia970228821
    Scotland9405131812
    Cyprus9315141410
    Kazakhstan9315121410
    San Marino90091460
    Matchday 1 (21/03/2019)
    Cyprus 5-0 San Marino
    1-0 Sotiriou 19 (P) , 2-0 Sotiriou 23 (P) , 3-0 Kousoulos 26, 4-0 Efrem 31, 5-0 Laifis 56
    Panayi, N. Ioannou, Demetriou (65 Merkis), Efrem, Mytidis, Sotiriou (27 Makris), Kousoulos, Papoulis (54 Špoljarić), Artymatas, Laifis, Georgiou
  • Matchday 2 (24/03/2019)
    Cyprus 0-2 Belgium
    0-1 E. Hazard 10, 0-2 Batshuayi 18
    Pardo, Dossa Júnior (46 Georgiou), N. Ioannou, Merkis, Efrem (75 Špoljarić), Antoniou (81 Makris), Kousoulos, Papoulis, Margaça , Artymatas, Laifis
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Scotland 2-1 Cyprus
    1-0 Robertson 61, 1-1 Kousoulos 87, 2-1 Burke 89
    Pardo, Ioannou (66 Georgiou), N. Ioannou, Efrem, Sotiriou, Kousoulos, Makris (80 Pittas), Špoljarić (70 Costi), Margaça , Artymatas, Laifis
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Russia 1-0 Cyprus
    1-0 Ionov 38
    Pardo, N. Ioannou, Sotiriou, Avraam (71 Pittas), Kousoulos, Makris (81 Špoljarić), Margaça , Artymatas, Laifis, Costi, Georgiou (46 Efrem)
  • Matchday 5 (06/09/2019)
    Cyprus 1-1 Kazakhstan
    0-1 Schetkin 2, 1-1 Sotiriou 39
    Panayi, N. Ioannou, Merkis, Efrem (73 Costi), Kyriakou, Sotiriou, Kousoulos, Mintikkis, Papoulis (90 Pittas), Laifis, Kastanos (58 Georgiou)
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
    San Marino 0-4 Cyprus
    0-1 Kousoulos 2, 0-2 Papoulis 39, 0-3 Kousoulos 73, 0-4 Artymatas 75
    Panayi, N. Ioannou, Kyriakou, Sotiriou, Kousoulos, Papoulis (46 Georgiou), Špoljarić (62 Ioannou), Costi, Artymatas, Laifis, Pittas (74 Kastanos)
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
    Kazakhstan 1-2 Cyprus
    1-0 Yerlanov 34, 1-1 Sotiriou 73, 1-2 N. Ioannou 84
    Panayi, N. Ioannou, Merkis (61 Špoljarić), Kyriakou, Sotiriou, Kousoulos, Mintikkis (46 Zachariou), Papoulis (88 Margaça ), Artymatas, Laifis, Costi
  • Matchday 8 (13/10/2019)
    Cyprus 0-5 Russia
    0-1 Cheryshev 9, 0-2 Ozdoev 23, 0-3 Dzyuba 79, 0-4 Golovin 89, 0-5 Cheryshev 90+2
    Panayi (40 Pardo), N. Ioannou, Merkis, Ioannou, Zachariou (36 Margaça ), Kyriakou, Kousoulos, Špoljarić (80 Papoulis), Artymatas, Laifis, Costi
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
    Cyprus 1-2 Scotland
    0-1 Christie 12, 1-1 Efrem 47, 1-2 McGinn 53
    Pardo, Karo (42 Kastanos), N. Ioannou, Merkis, Demetriou, Efrem (74 Špoljarić), Kyriakou (77 Theodorou), Sotiriou, Kousoulos, Papoulis, Costi
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)
    Belgium-Cyprus

Last updated 17/11/2019 10:58CET

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.