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UEFA EURO: Albania - Moldova Match press kits

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AlbaniaAlbaniaElbasan Arena - ElbasanTuesday 11 June 2019
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Group H - Matchday -9
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

EURO '96
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/06/1995PR (GS)Moldova - Albania2-3
ChisinauCurtean 10, Cleşcenco 15; Kushta 8, Bellai 25, Rudi Vata 71
29/03/1995PR (GS)Albania - Moldova3-0
TiranaKushta 32, 78, Kacaj 43
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Albania11001100----220062
Moldova10011001----200226
FIFA*
Albania------------------
Moldova------------------
Friendlies
Albania------------101000
Moldova------------101000
Total
Albania11001100----321062
Moldova10011001----301226

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 17/05/2019 11:40CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Albania - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Alban Hoxha23/11/198731Partizani - 0000
-Etrit Berisha10/03/198930Atalanta - 3000
-Gentian Selmani09/03/199821Laç - 0000
Defenders
-Frédéric Veseli20/11/199226Empoli - 2000
-Mërgim Mavraj09/06/198633Ingolstadt - 0000
-Elseid Hysaj02/02/199425Napoli - 3000
-Iván Balliu01/01/199227Metz - 1000
-Naser Aliji27/12/199325Dinamo Bucureşti - 1000
-Ardian Ismajli30/09/199622Hajduk Split - 3000
-Enea Mihaj05/06/199821Panetolikos - 0000
-Kastriot Dermaku15/01/199227Cosenza - 1000
Midfielders
-Odise Roshi22/05/199128Akhmat - 0000
-Taulant Xhaka28/03/199128Basel - 3000
-Amir Abrashi27/03/199029Freiburg - 3100
-Ermir Lenjani05/08/198929Sion - 1000
-Ergys Kaçe08/07/199325Panathinaikos - 2000
-Emanuele Ndoj20/11/199622Brescia - 1000
-Kristi Qose10/06/199524Ružomberok - 0000
-Ylber Ramadani12/04/199623VB - 0000
Forwards
-Bekim Balaj11/01/199128Akhmat - 3100
-Sokol Çikalleshi27/07/199028Akhisar - 1000
-Armando Sadiku27/05/199128Lugano - 3100
-Myrto Uzuni31/05/199524Lokomotiva Zagreb - 2000
Coach
-Edoardo Reja10/10/194573 - 1000
Moldova - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Stanislav Namaşco10/11/198632Zeta - 0000
-Alexei Koşelev19/11/199325Fortuna Sittard - 3000
-Dumitru Celeadnic23/04/199227Sheriff - 0000
Defenders
-Igor Armaş14/07/198731Voluntari - 1100
-Ion Jardan10/01/199029Petrocub - 3000
-Artiom Rozgoniuc01/10/199523Sheriff - 2000
-Dinu Graur27/12/199424Milsami - 1000
-Oleg Reabciuk16/01/199821Porto - 3000
-Ștefan Efros08/05/199029FC Speranța Nisporeni - 1000
Midfielders
-Alexandru Suvorov02/02/198732Sfintul Gheorghe - 1000
-Eugeniu Cebotaru16/10/198434Sibir - 3000
-Alexandru Antoniuc23/05/198930Milsami - 3000
-Cătălin Carp20/10/199325Ufa - 3000
-Gheorghe Anton27/01/199326Sheriff - 0000
-Eugeniu Cociuc11/05/199326Sabail - 2000
-Evgheni Oancea05/01/199623Sheriff - 0000
-Iaser Țurcan07/01/199821Petrocub - 1000
Forwards
-Radu Gînsari10/12/199127H. Haifa - 3000
-Alexandru Boiciuc21/08/199721Sfintul Gheorghe - 1000
-Vitalie Damaşcan24/01/199920Torino - 2000
Coach
-Alexandru Spiridon20/07/196058 - 3000

Last updated 11/06/2019 10:13CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Edoardo Reja

Date of birth: 10 October 1945
Nationality:
Italian
Playing career: SPAL, Palermo, Alessandria, Benevento
Coaching career: Molinella, Monselice (twice), Pordenone, Pro Gorizia, Treviso, Mestre, Varese, Pescara (youth), Pescara, Cosenza, Verona, Bologna, Lecce, Brescia, Torino, Vicenza, Genoa, Catania, Cagliari, Napoli, Hajduk Split, Lazio (twice), Atalanta, Albania

• Reja came through the ranks at SPAL alongside close friend Fabio Capello, the pair also featuring in the club's first team in Serie A in 1965; Reja went on to make more than 100 career appearances in Italy's top flight and also appeared for Palermo, Alessandria and Benevento before hanging up his boots in 1977.

• Started his coaching career in Serie D with Molinella in 1979, going on to have short spells at a number of lower league clubs before stepping up to Serie B in 1989, when he took charge of Pescara.

• After spells at Cosenza and Lecce, Reja led Brescia – including a young Andrea Pirlo – to the Serie B title in 1997, but opted to drop back into the second division to take charge of Torino. His Serie A debut came in 1998/99 with Vicenza, who he was unable to save from relegation but who he guided to an immediate top-flight return; subsequently also took Cagliari into Serie A in 2003/04.

• In charge of Napoli between 2005 and 2009, winning successive promotions as the club returned to Italy's highest level, with the likes of Marek Hamšík and Ezequiel Lavezzi flourishing under Reja's guidance; then had a short spell in Croatia with Hajduk.

• Returned to his homeland in February 2010, taking charge of Lazio for two years; had a second stint in 2014 prior to a short spell with Atalanta, but had not coached for three years before taking charge of the Albanian national side in April 2019, replacing fellow Italian Christian Panucci.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2608836.html#edoardo+reja

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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

  • RefereeVille Nevalainen (FIN)
  • Assistant refereesJukka Honkanen (FIN) , Mika Lamppu (FIN)
  • Fourth officialPetri Viljanen (FIN)
  • UEFA DelegateDuncan Fraser (SCO)
  • UEFA Referee observerEdward Foley (IRL)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Ville Nevalainen20/10/1984030

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
31/07/2018UCL2QRFC Sheriff TiraspolKF Shkëndija0-0Tiraspol

Last updated 09/06/2019 12:57CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Albania

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Turkey3300809
    France3201836
    Iceland3201346
    Albania3102333
    Moldova3102283
    Andorra3003060
    (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 0-3 Albania
    0-1 Sadiku 21, 0-2 Balaj 87, 0-3 Abrashi 90+6
    Berisha, Hysaj, Xhimshiti, Grezda (70 Balaj), Basha (87 Memushaj), Sadiku, Xhaka (67 Abrashi), Ismajli, Aliji, Kaçe, Uzuni
  • (08/06/2019)
    Iceland 1-0 Albania
    1-0 Gudmundsson 22
    Berisha, Dermaku, Lenjani, Hysaj, Veseli, Ismajli, Basha (67 Kaçe), Xhaka (72 Ndoj), Çikalleshi (79 Sadiku), Balaj, Abrashi
  • (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

Moldova

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Turkey3300809
    France3201836
    Iceland3201346
    Albania3102333
    Moldova3102283
    Andorra3003060
    (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 4-0 Moldova
    1-0 Hasan Ali Kaldırım 24, 2-0 Cenk Tosun 26, 3-0 Cenk Tosun 53, 4-0 Kaan Ayhan 70
    Koşelev, Reabciuk, Rozgoniuc, Posmac, Ioniţa, Carp (46 Țurcan), Cebotaru, Gînsari (73 A. Antoniuc), I. Jardan, Ambros (57 Nicolaescu), Graur
  • (08/06/2019)
    Moldova 1-0 Andorra
    1-0 Armaş 8
    Koşelev, Reabciuk, Armaş, Efros, Ioniţa, Carp, Gînsari, I. Jardan, A. Antoniuc (64 Cociuc), Suvorov (50 Cebotaru), Damaşcan (80 Boiciuc)
  • (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 09/06/2019 12:59CET

Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Albania

History
2016 – group stage
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not participate

Final tournament win
1-0: Romania v Albania, 19/06/16

Final tournament defeat
2-0: France v Albania, 15/06/16

Qualifying win
3-0: six times, most recently Armenia v Albania, 11/10/15

Qualifying defeat
9-0: Spain v Albania, 19/12/90

Final tournament appearances
3:
Amir Abrashi
3: Ansi Agolli
3: Etrit Berisha
3: Elseid Hysaj
3: Ermir Lenjani
3: Mërgim Mavraj
3: Odise Roshi
3: Armando Sadiku
2: Arlind Ajeti
2: Andi Lila
2: Lorik Cana
2: Ledian Memushaj
2: Burim Kukeli
2: Taulant Xhaka 

Final tournament goals
1: Armando Sadiku

Overall appearances
29:
Fotaq Strakosha
29: Altin Lala
29: Lorik Cana
25: Erjon Bogdani
25: Klodia Duro
23: Alban Bushi
23: Altin Rraklli

Overall goals
5: Edmond Kapllani
4: Sokol Kushta
4:
Alban Bushi
4: Altin Rraklli
4: Ervin Skela
4: Igli Tare

https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2042461.html#uefa+european+championship+records+albania

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UEFA European Championship records: Moldova

History
2016 – did not qualify
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify

Qualifying win
4-0:
Moldova v San Marino, 11/10/11

Qualifying defeat
6-1:
Germany v Moldova, 04/06/99
6-1: Germany v Moldova, 08/10/95
5-0: three times, most recently Turkey v Moldova, 11/10/06

Overall appearances
27:
Radu Rebeja
24: Serghei Cleşcenco
24: Alexandru Epureanu
22: Victor Golovatenco
17: Serghei Stroenco
16: Igor Bugaev
16: Ghenadie Olexic
16: Ion Testemiţanu
16: Igor Armaş

Overall goals
5:
Viorel Frunză
4: Igor Bugaev
4: Alexandru Suvorov
3: Igor Oprea

https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2042435.html#uefa+european+championship+records+moldova

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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.