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UEFA EURO: Latvia - Slovenia Match press kits

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LatviaDaugava - RigaMonday 10 June 2019 - 20.45CETGroup G - Matchday 4Slovenia
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA EURO 2000
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
05/06/1999PR (GS)Latvia - Slovenia1-2
LiepajaPahars 17; Zahovič 26, 42
14/10/1998PR (GS)Slovenia - Latvia1-0
MariborUdovič 86
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Latvia10011001----200213
Slovenia11001100----220031
FIFA*
Latvia------------------
Slovenia------------------
Friendlies
Latvia------------110010
Slovenia------------100101
Total
Latvia10011001----310223
Slovenia11001100----320132

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 17/05/2019 11:37CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Latvia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Andris Vaņins30/04/198039Zürich - 1000
-Pāvels Šteinbors21/09/198533Arka - 3000
-Kaspars Ikstens05/06/198831Rīgas FS - 0000
Defenders
-Aleksandrs Solovjovs25/02/198831Rīgas FS - 0000
-Vitālijs Maksimenko08/12/199028Olimpija Ljubljana - 3000
-Kaspars Dubra20/12/199028Irtysh - 3000
-Vitālijs Jagodinskis28/02/199227Rīgas FS - 0000
-Mārcis Ošs25/07/199127Xamax - 3000
-Antonijs Černomordijs26/09/199622Riga - 0000
Midfielders
-Oļegs Laizāns28/03/198732Riga - 2000
-Vladimirs Kamešs28/10/198830SKA-Energiya - 1000
-Ritvars Rugins17/10/198929Riga - 1000
-Roberts Savaļnieks04/02/199326Rīgas FS - 2000
-Andrejs Cigaņiks12/04/199722Cambuur - 2000
-Roberts Uldriķis03/04/199821Sion - 2000
-Raivis Jurkovskis09/12/199622Liepāja - 0000
-Daniels Ontuzans07/03/200019Bayern - 0000
-Kristers Tobers13/12/200018Liepāja - 3000
-Mārtiņš Ķigurs31/03/199722Liepāja - 0000
Forwards
-Artūrs Karašausks29/01/199227Riga - 3000
-Deniss Rakels20/08/199226Pafos - 3000
-Valērijs Šabala12/10/199424Podbeskidzie - 1000
-Vladislavs Gutkovskis02/04/199524Nieciecza - 2000
Coach
-Slaviša Stojanovic06/12/196949 - 3000
Slovenia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Vid Belec06/06/199029Sampdoria - 0000
-Nejc Vidmar31/03/198930Olimpija Ljubljana - 0000
-Jan Oblak07/01/199326Atlético - 3000
Defenders
-Bojan Jokić17/05/198633Ufa*3000
-Andraž Struna23/04/198930Anorthosis - 0000
-Nemanja Mitrovič15/10/199226Jagiellonia - 0000
-Aljaž Struna04/08/199028Houston Dynamo - 3000
-Miha Mevlja12/06/199028Rostov - 3000
-Miha Blažič08/05/199326Ferencváros - 0000
-Petar Stojanović07/10/199523Dinamo Zagreb - 3000
-Jon Stankovič14/01/199623Huddersfield - 0000
-Jure Balkovec09/09/199424Verona - 0000
Midfielders
-Josip Iličić29/01/198831Atalanta - 3000
-Jasmin Kurtič10/01/198930SPAL - 3000
-Denis Popovič15/10/198929Orenburg - 1000
-Miha Zajc01/07/199424Fenerbahçe - 3100
-Domen Črnigoj18/11/199523Lugano - 3000
-Damjan Bohar18/10/199127Zagłębie - 2000
-Žan Majer25/07/199226Lecce - 0000
-Jaka Bijol05/02/199920CSKA Moskva - 2000
Forwards
-Robert Berić17/06/199127St-Étienne - 2000
-Luka Zahović15/11/199523Maribor - 1000
-Jan Mlakar23/10/199820Maribor - 0000
Coach
-Matjaž Kek09/09/196157 - 3000

Last updated 10/06/2019 10:53CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Slaviša Stojanović

Date of birth: 6 December 1969
Nationality: Slovenian
Playing career: Slovan Ljubljana, Ljubljana (twice), Celje, Vevče, Livar
Coaching career: Slovan Ljubljana, Livar, Domžale, Celje, United Arab Emirates (assistant), Slovenia, Crvena zvezda, Lierse, Changchun Yatai, Riga, Levski Sofia, Latvia

• Born in what is now Serbia, Stojanović had an unremarkable career as a defender in Slovenian football, finiding his true calling as a coach in his late 20s when he led Slovan Ljubljana to national titles at Under-16 and U18 levels.

• Established his local reputation in charge of Domžale between 2002 and 2008, during which his side won the 2006/07 and 2007/08 domestic titles – their first top-division successes.

• After a single campaign at Celje, Stojanović moved abroad to assist compatriot Srečko Katanec, then coach of the United Arab Emirates; the pair were dismissed in September 2011, Stojanović taking over as Slovenia boss the following month.

• Stojanović resigned as Slovenia coach in December 2012, after just over a year in charge, and returned to football in June 2013 with Crvena zvezda, whom he steered to their first Serbian title in seven years in his lone campaign.

• After an ill-starred spell in Belgium with Lierse, Stojanović coached clubs in China and Latvia, then took command of Levski Sofia at the start of the 2018/19 campaign. He left the Bulgarian side in January 2019 and was appointed head coach of Latvia two months later.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2593845.html#slavisa+stojanovic

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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

  • RefereeKevin Clancy (SCO)
  • Assistant refereesJordan Stokoe (SCO) , Daniel McFarlane (SCO)
  • Fourth officialChris Kavanagh (ENG)
  • UEFA DelegateRoxana Berceanu (ROU)
  • UEFA Referee observerThomas Einwaller (AUT)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Kevin Clancy23/11/1983044

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
22/03/2013WCQRLiechtensteinLatvia1-1Vaduz

Last updated 08/06/2019 11:25CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Latvia

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Poland3300409
    Israel3210837
    North Macedonia3111434
    Austria3102353
    Slovenia3021232
    Latvia3003180
    (21/03/2019)
    North Macedonia 3-1 Latvia
    1-0 Alioski 11, 2-0 Elmas 29, 2-1 Velkoski 87 (og) , 3-1 Elmas 90+3
    Vaņins (33 Šteinbors), Maksimenko, Ošs, Dubra, Gabovs, Šabala (79 Uldriķis), Karašausks (68 Tobers), Isajevs, Cigaņiks, Rakels, Tarasovs
  • (24/03/2019)
    Poland 2-0 Latvia
    1-0 Lewandowski 76, 2-0 Glik 84
    Šteinbors, Maksimenko, Ošs, Dubra, Laizāns, Ikaunieks, Karašausks (85 Tobers), Isajevs, Rakels, Savaļnieks (80 Gabovs), Gutkovskis (70 Uldriķis)
  • (07/06/2019)
    Latvia 0-3 Israel
    0-1 Zahavi 10, 0-2 Zahavi 60, 0-3 Zahavi 81
    Šteinbors, Maksimenko, Ošs, Dubra, Laizāns (79 Rugins), Ikaunieks (57 Cigaņiks), Karašausks (67 Kamešs), Rakels, Savaļnieks, Tobers, Gutkovskis
  • (10/06/2019)
    Latvia-Slovenia
  • (06/09/2019)
    Austria-Latvia
  • (09/09/2019)
    Latvia-North Macedonia
  • (10/10/2019)
    Latvia-Poland
  • (15/10/2019)
    Israel-Latvia
  • (16/11/2019)
    Slovenia-Latvia
  • (19/11/2019)
    Latvia-Austria

Slovenia

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Poland3300409
    Israel3210837
    North Macedonia3111434
    Austria3102353
    Slovenia3021232
    Latvia3003180
    (21/03/2019)
    Israel 1-1 Slovenia
    0-1 Šporar 48, 1-1 Zahavi 55
    Oblak, Aljaž Struna, Krhin, Iličić, Kurtič, Šporar (85 Bohar), Zajc (62 Črnigoj), Jokić, M. Mevlja, Stojanović, Verbič (90 Bijol)
  • (24/03/2019)
    Slovenia 1-1 North Macedonia
    1-0 Zajc 34, 1-1 Bardi 47
    Oblak, Aljaž Struna, Krhin, Iličić, Kurtič, Šporar (71 Berić), Zajc (90 Zahović), Jokić, M. Mevlja, Stojanović, Verbič (84 Črnigoj)
  • (07/06/2019)
    Austria 1-0 Slovenia
    1-0 Burgstaller 74
    Oblak, Aljaž Struna, Bijol (63 Popovič), Iličić, Kurtič, Šporar, Zajc (69 Bohar), Jokić, Črnigoj (78 Berić), M. Mevlja, Stojanović
  • (10/06/2019)
    Latvia-Slovenia
  • (06/09/2019)
    Slovenia-Poland
  • (09/09/2019)
    Slovenia-Israel
  • (10/10/2019)
    North Macedonia-Slovenia
  • (13/10/2019)
    Slovenia-Austria
  • (16/11/2019)
    Slovenia-Latvia
  • (19/11/2019)
    Poland-Slovenia

Last updated 08/06/2019 11:25CET

Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Latvia

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

EURO final tournament win
N/A

EURO final tournament loss
3-0: Netherlands v Latvia, 23/06/04

Qualifying win
4-0: Latvia v Iceland, 07/10/06

EURO qualifying loss
6-0: Netherlands v Latvia, 16/11/14

Final tournament appearances
3: Vitālijs Astafjevs
3: Oļegs Blagonadeždins
3: Imants Bleidelis
3: Aleksandrs Isakovs
3: Aleksandrs Koļinko
3: Juris Laizāns
3: Valentīns Lobaņovs
3: Marians Pahars
3: Andrejs Prohorenkovs
3: Andrejs Rubins
3: Igors Stepanovs
3: Māris Verpakovskis
3: Mihails Zemļinskis

Final tournament goals
1:
Māris Verpakovskis

Overall appearances
43:
Vitālijs Astafjevs
34: Imants Bleidelis
33: Juris Laizāns
33: Andrejs Rubins
32: Māris Verpakovskis

Overall goals
14:
Māris Verpakovskis
5: Vīts Rimkus
5: Juris Laizāns
5: Aleksandrs Cauņa
4: Aleksejs Višņakovs
3: Vitālijs Astafjevs
3: Imants Bleidelis
3: Kaspars Gorkšs
3: Marians Pahars
3: Andrejs Štolcers
3: Armands Zeiberlins
3: Valērijs Šabala

https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2042471.html#uefa+european+championship+records+latvia

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UEFA European Championship records: Slovenia

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

Final tournament win
N/A

Final tournament loss
1-2: Slovenia v Spain, 18/06/00

Qualifying win
6-0: Slovenia v San Marino, 27/03/15

Qualifying loss
5-0: France v Slovenia, 12/10/02

Final tournament appearances
3: Milenko Ačimovič
3: Aleš Čeh
3: Mladen Dabanovič
3: Marinko Galič
3: Amir Karič
3: Željko Milinovič
3: Džoni Novak
3: Milan Osterc
3: Miran Pavlin
3: Mladen Rudonja
3: Zlatko Zahovič

Final tournament goals
3: Zlatko Zahovič
1: Miran Pavlin

Overall appearances
32: Valter Birsa
30:
Zlatko Zahovič
29: Boštjan Cesar
28: Samir Handanovič
28: Milivoje Novakovič
27: Milenko Ačimovič
27: Bojan Jokić
24: Robert Koren
23: Aleš Čeh
23: Džoni Novak
23: Miran Pavlin

Overall goals
18: Zlatko Zahovič
10: Milivoje Novakovič
9:
Ermin Šiljak
5: Tim Matavž
4: Klemen Lavrič
4: Sašo Udovič

https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2042610.html#uefa+european+championship+records+slovenia

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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.