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UEFA EURO: Albania - France Match press kits

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Group H - Matchday 10
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/09/2019QR (GS)France - Albania4-1
Saint-DenisComan 8, 68, Giroud 27, Ikoné 85; Çikalleshi 90 (P)
2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/06/2016GS-FTFrance - Albania2-0
MarseilleGriezmann 90, Payet 90+6
UEFA EURO 2012
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/10/2011QR (GS)France - Albania3-0
ParisMalouda 11, Rémy 38, Réveillère 67
02/09/2011QR (GS)Albania - France1-2
TiranaBogdani 46; Benzema 11, M'Vila 18
EURO '92
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
30/03/1991PR (GS)France - Albania5-0
ParisSauzée 1, 9, Papin 33, 42, Zmijani 81 (og)
17/11/1990PR (GS)Albania - France0-1
TiranaBoli 25
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Albania2002300310016006217
France3300220011006600172
FIFA*
Albania------------------
France------------------
Friendlies
Albania------------211021
France------------201112
Total
Albania2002300310018116418
France3300220011008611184

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 15/10/2019 11:26CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Albania - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Alban Hoxha23/11/198731Partizani - 0000
-Etrit Berisha10/03/198930SPAL - 5000
-Thomas Strakosha19/03/199524Lazio - 4000
Defenders
-Frédéric Veseli20/11/199226Empoli - 7000
-Elseid Hysaj02/02/199425Napoli - 7100
-Berat Djimsiti19/02/199326Atalanta - 7000
-Ardian Ismajli30/09/199623Hajduk Split - 9000
-Hysen Memolla03/07/199227KPV - 0000
-Enea Mihaj05/07/199821PAOK - 0000
-Kastriot Dermaku15/01/199227Parma - 4100
Midfielders
-Odise Roshi22/05/199128Akhmat - 6100
-Ermir Lenjani05/08/198930Sion - 4000
-Ledian Memushaj07/12/198632Pescara - 5000
-Taulant Seferi15/11/199623Xamax - 1000
-Emanuele Ndoj20/11/199622Brescia - 2000
-Keidi Bare28/08/199722Málaga - 5100
-Kristi Qose10/06/199524Ružomberok - 1000
-Lorenc Trashi19/05/199227Partizani - 2100
-Ylber Ramadani12/04/199623VB - 3100
-Klaus Gjasula14/12/198929Paderborn - 4000
Forwards
-Bekim Balaj11/01/199128Sturm - 6200
-Rei Manaj24/02/199722Albacete - 4200
-Myrto Uzuni31/05/199524Lokomotiva Zagreb - 4000
Coach
-Edoardo Reja10/10/194574 - 7000
France - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Steve Mandanda28/03/198534Marseille - 3000
-Alphonse Areola27/02/199326Real Madrid - 0000
-Mike Maignan03/07/199524LOSC - 0000
Defenders
-Lucas Digne20/07/199326Everton - 5000
-Benjamin Mendy17/07/199425Man. City - 0000
-Kurt Zouma27/10/199425Chelsea - 1100
-Raphaël Varane25/04/199326Real Madrid - 8200
-Clément Lenglet17/06/199524Barcelona - 6100
-Presnel Kimpembe13/08/199524Paris - 1000
-Benjamin Pavard28/03/199623Bayern - 7000
-Léo Dubois14/09/199425Lyon - 2000
Midfielders
-Moussa Sissoko16/08/198930Tottenham - 6000
-Thomas Lemar12/11/199524Atlético - 7000
-Corentin Tolisso03/08/199425Bayern - 5000
-N'Golo Kanté29/03/199128Chelsea - 3000
-Tanguy Ndombélé28/12/199622Tottenham - 1000
-Mattéo Guendouzi14/04/199920Arsenal - 0000
Forwards
-Antoine Griezmann21/03/199128Barcelona - 9200
-Olivier Giroud30/09/198633Chelsea - 9600
-Wissam Ben Yedder12/08/199029Monaco - 5200
-Nabil Fekir18/07/199326Betis - 3000
-Kylian Mbappé20/12/199820Paris - 5300
Coach
-Didier Deschamps15/10/196851 - 9000

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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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Didier Deschamps

Date of birth: 15 October 1968
Nationality: French
Playing career: Nantes, Marseille (twice), Bordeaux, Juventus, Chelsea, Valencia
Coaching career: Monaco, Juventus, Marseille, France

• A product of Nantes's highly rated youth system, Deschamps had success with Marseille as a defensive midfielder, winning Ligue 1 in 1990 and 1992 and captaining them to UEFA Champions League glory in 1993. Signed for Juve in 1994 and won the UEFA Champions League again in 1996, adding three Serie A titles, a Coppa Italia and a European/South American Cup.

• Left in 1999 for Chelsea, staying one season and lifting the FA Cup, before ending his career with a year in Valencia, watching from the bench as they lost the 2001 UEFA Champions League final to Bayern München. Skippered France to victory on home soil at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and also at UEFA EURO 2000, retiring that year with 103 caps.

• Started coaching career in 2001 with Monaco, landing the French League Cup in 2003 and reaching the UEFA Champions League final a year later, going down to José Mourinho's Porto. Resigned in September 2005 and joined his old club Juventus, then in Serie B, the following June. Stepped down after securing promotion back to Serie A in May 2007.

• Appointed Marseille boss in May 2009, replacing Eric Gerets. Ended OM's 18-year wait for the Ligue 1 championship in his first term and added a maiden League Cup, retaining the latter trophy in the next two campaigns.

• Succeeded Laurent Blanc after UEFA EURO 2012 and guided France to the 2014 World Cup, where they lost to eventual winners Germany in the quarter-finals, and then to the final of UEFA EURO 2016 on home soil only to lose to Portugal in extra time. Redemption followed at Russia 2018, where France went all the way to lift the trophy, making Deschamps only the third man to win the World Cup as both player and coach after Mário Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=940248.html#didier+deschamps

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSlavko Vinčić (SVN)
  • Assistant refereesTomaž Klančnik (SVN) , Andraž Kovačič (SVN)
  • Fourth officialNejc Kajtazovic (SVN)
  • UEFA DelegateGeorges Lüchinger (LIE)
  • UEFA Referee observerNikolay Ivanov (RUS)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Slavko Vinčić25/11/1979463

Slavko Vinčič

Referee since: 2000
First division: 2006
FIFA badge: 2010

Tournaments: 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

Finals
N/A

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
06/11/2014UELGSAS Saint-ÉtienneFC Internazionale Milano1-1Saint-Etienne
19/02/2015UELR32EA GuingampFC Dynamo Kyiv2-1Guingamp
08/10/2015FRIE.R1FranceArmenia4-0Nice
24/03/2017WCQRItalyAlbania2-0Palermo
26/09/2017UCLGSAS Monaco FCFC Porto0-3Monaco

Last updated 15/11/2019 11:29CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Albania

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    France971123622
    Turkey962116320
    Iceland9513121016
    Albania9414161213
    Andorra91173184
    Moldova91083243
    Matchday 1 (22/03/2019)
    Albania 0-2 Turkey
    0-1 Burak Yılmaz 21, 0-2 Hakan Çalhanoğlu 55
    Berisha, Iván Balliu (58 Sadiku), Hysaj, Veseli, Djimsiti, Memushaj, Xhaka, Ismajli, Balaj (58 Grezda), Uzuni, Abrashi
  • Matchday 2 (25/03/2019)
    Andorra 0-3 Albania
    0-1 Sadiku 21, 0-2 Balaj 87, 0-3 Abrashi 90+6
    Berisha, Hysaj, Djimsiti, Grezda (70 Balaj), Basha (87 Memushaj), Sadiku, Xhaka (67 Abrashi), Ismajli, Aliji, Kaçe, Uzuni
  • Matchday 3 (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
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Albania 2-0 Moldova
    1-0 Çikalleshi 66, 2-0 Ramadani 90+3
    Berisha, Lenjani (57 Roshi), Hysaj, Veseli, Ismajli, Ramadani, Sadiku (57 Çikalleshi), Uzuni, Mavraj, Kaçe (84 Qose), Abrashi
  • Matchday 5 (07/09/2019)
    France 4-1 Albania
    1-0 Coman 8, 2-0 Giroud 27, 3-0 Coman 68, 4-0 Ikoné 85, 4-1 Çikalleshi 90 (P)
    Strakosha, Ramadani (53 Gjasula), Hysaj, Djimsiti, Bare, Uzuni, Mavraj, Ismajli, Balaj (62 Çikalleshi), Roshi, Abrashi (73 Xhaka)
  • Matchday 6 (10/09/2019)
    Albania 4-2 Iceland
    1-0 Dermaku 32, 1-1 G. Sigurdsson 47, 2-1 Hysaj 52, 2-2 Sigthórsson 58, 3-2 Roshi 79, 4-2 Çikalleshi 83
    Strakosha, Lenjani (62 Roshi), Hysaj (72 Abrashi), Djimsiti (66 Veseli), Bare, Memushaj, Manaj, Gjasula, Çikalleshi, Dermaku, Ismajli
  • Matchday 7 (11/10/2019)
    Turkey 1-0 Albania
    1-0 Cenk Tosun 90
    Strakosha, Lenjani (57 Roshi), Veseli, Djimsiti, Bare, Gjasula, Memushaj (72 Abrashi), Manaj, Çikalleshi (84 Balaj), Dermaku, Ismajli
  • Matchday 8 (14/10/2019)
    Moldova 0-4 Albania
    0-1 Çikalleshi 22, 0-2 Bare 34, 0-3 Trashi 40, 0-4 Manaj 90
    Strakosha, Veseli, Djimsiti, Bare (89 Selahi), Gjasula, Manaj, Trashi, Çikalleshi (76 Roshi), Dermaku, Ismajli (89 Kumbulla), Abrashi
  • Matchday 9 (14/11/2019)
    Albania 2-2 Andorra
    1-0 Balaj 6, 1-1 C. Martínez 18, 1-2 C. Martínez 48, 2-2 Manaj 55
    Berisha, Veseli, Djimsiti, Memushaj, Manaj, Ndoj (60 Bare), Ismajli, Balaj, Ramadani (73 Seferi), Roshi, Trashi (46 Hysaj)
  • Matchday 10 (17/11/2019)
    Albania-France

France

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    France971123622
    Turkey962116320
    Iceland9513121016
    Albania9414161213
    Andorra91173184
    Moldova91083243
    Matchday 1 (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
    Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Pogba, Griezmann (73 Thauvin), Giroud (81 Fekir), Mbappé, Kanté, Matuidi (73 Lemar), Kurzawa
  • Matchday 2 (25/03/2019)
    France 4-0 Iceland
    1-0 Umtiti 12, 2-0 Giroud 68, 3-0 Mbappé 78, 4-0 Griezmann 84
    Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Pogba, Griezmann, Giroud (90 Sissoko), Mbappé, Kanté (80 Lemar), Matuidi, Kurzawa (85 Kimpembe)
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Turkey 2-0 France
    1-0 Kaan Ayhan 30, 2-0 Cengiz Ünder 40
    Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Pogba, Griezmann, Giroud (72 Ben Yedder), Mbappé, Digne (46 Mendy), Matuidi (46 Coman), Sissoko
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Andorra 0-4 France
    0-1 Mbappé 11, 0-2 Ben Yedder 30, 0-3 Thauvin 45+1, 0-4 Zouma 60
    Lloris, Mendy, Pogba, Griezmann, Mbappé, Zouma, Dubois, Lenglet, Thauvin (81 Lemar), Ndombélé (64 Sissoko), Ben Yedder (73 Giroud)
  • Matchday 5 (07/09/2019)
    France 4-1 Albania
    1-0 Coman 8, 2-0 Giroud 27, 3-0 Coman 68, 4-0 Ikoné 85, 4-1 Çikalleshi 90 (P)
    Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Griezmann, Lemar (84 Fekir), Giroud, Coman (77 Ikoné), Tolisso, Matuidi, Lenglet, Hernández (80 Digne)
  • Matchday 6 (10/09/2019)
    France 3-0 Andorra
    1-0 Coman 18, 2-0 Lenglet 52, 3-0 Ben Yedder 90+1
    Lloris, Digne, Varane, Griezmann, Giroud (72 Ben Yedder), Coman (85 Fekir), Tolisso, Dubois, Sissoko, Lenglet, Ikoné (63 Lemar)
  • Matchday 7 (11/10/2019)
    Iceland 0-1 France
    0-1 Giroud 66 (P)
    Mandanda, Pavard, Varane, Lenglet, Griezmann, Giroud (78 Ben Yedder), Coman (88 Ikoné), Tolisso, Matuidi, Sissoko, Digne
  • Matchday 8 (14/10/2019)
    France 1-1 Turkey
    1-0 Giroud 76, 1-1 Kaan Ayhan 82
    Mandanda, Pavard, Varane, Lenglet, Griezmann, Ben Yedder (72 Giroud), Coman (87 Ikoné), Tolisso, Matuidi (77 Lemar), Sissoko, Hernández
  • Matchday 9 (14/11/2019)
    France 2-1 Moldova
    0-1 Raţă 9, 1-1 Varane 35, 2-1 Giroud 79 (P)
    Mandanda, Pavard, Varane, Lenglet, Griezmann, Giroud, Mbappé, Coman (88 Lemar), Tolisso, Kanté, Digne
  • Matchday 10 (17/11/2019)
    Albania-France

Last updated 15/11/2019 11:28CET

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.