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UEFA EURO: Belarus - Northern Ireland Match press kits

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BelarusBorisov-Arena - BorisovTuesday 11 June 2019 - 20.45CETGroup C - Matchday 4Northern Ireland
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
24/03/2019QR (GS)Northern Ireland - Belarus2-1
BelfastJ. Evans 30, Magennis 87; Stasevich 33
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Belarus----1001----100112
Northern Ireland1100--------110021
FIFA*
Belarus------------------
Northern Ireland------------------
Friendlies
Belarus------------100103
Northern Ireland------------110030
Total
Belarus----1001----200215
Northern Ireland1100--------220051

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 17/05/2019 11:39CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Belarus - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Aleksandr Gutor18/04/198930Dinamo Brest - 1000
-Andrei Klimovich27/08/198830Shakhtyor - 1000
-Pavel Pavlyuchenko01/01/199821Dinamo Brest - 0000
Defenders
-Aleksandr Martynovich26/08/198731Krasnodar - 3000
-Igor Shitov24/10/198632Dinamo Minsk - 3000
-Oleg Veretilo10/07/198830Dinamo Brest - 0000
-Nikita Naumov15/11/198929Zhetysu - 1000
-Denis Polyakov 17/04/199128Ural - 3000
-Kirill Pechenin18/03/199722Vitebsk - 0000
-Zakhar Volkov12/08/199721BATE - 0000
Midfielders
-Sergei Kislyak06/08/198731Dinamo Brest - 0000
-Igor Stasevich21/10/198533BATE - 2100
-Stanislav Dragun04/06/198831BATE - 3000
-Pavel Nekhaychik15/07/198830Dinamo Brest - 1000
-Maksim Skavysh13/11/198929BATE - 1000
-Ivan Maevski05/05/198831Astana - 3000
-Yuri Kovalev27/01/199326Shakhtyor - 2000
-Maksim Volodko10/11/199226Arsenal Tula - 2000
-Nikita Korzun06/03/199524Al-Fateh SC - 1000
-Valeri Gromyko23/01/199722Shakhtyor - 1000
Forwards
-Mikhail Gordeichuk23/10/198929Tobol - 1000
-Denis Laptev01/08/199127Dinamo Brest - 3000
-Evgeni Shikavka15/10/199226Larissa - 0000
Coach
-Igor Kriushenko10/02/196455 - 3000
Northern Ireland - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Michael McGovern12/07/198434Norwich - 0000
-Conor Hazard05/03/199821Partick - 0000
-Bailey Peacock-Farrell29/10/199622Leeds - 3000
Defenders
-Gareth McAuley05/12/197939Rangers - 0000
-Jonny Evans03/01/198831Leicester - 3100
-Craig Cathcart06/02/198930Watford - 3000
-Conor McLaughlin26/07/199127Millwall - 1000
-Michael Smith04/09/198830Hearts - 1000
-Paddy McNair27/04/199524Middlesbrough - 3000
-Tom Flanagan21/10/199127Sunderland - 0000
Midfielders
-Steven Davis01/01/198534Rangers - 3100
-Josh Magennis15/08/199028Bolton - 3200
-Corry Evans30/07/199028Blackburn - 0000
-Stuart Dallas19/04/199128Leeds - 3000
-Shane Ferguson12/07/199127Millwall - 2000
-George Saville01/06/199326Middlesbrough - 3000
-Jordan Thompson03/01/199722Blackpool - 0000
-Mark Sykes04/08/199721Oxford - 0000
-Jamal Lewis25/01/199821Norwich - 3000
-Jordan Jones24/10/199424Kilmarnock - 3000
Forwards
-Kyle Lafferty16/09/198731Rangers - 2000
-Liam Boyce08/04/199128Burton - 2000
-Conor Washington18/05/199227Sheff. United - 1100
Coach
-Michael O'Neill05/07/196949 - 3000

Last updated 11/06/2019 10:10CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Igor Kriushenko

Date of birth: 10 February 1964
Nationality: Belarusian
Playing career: Dinamo Minsk, Khimik Grodno, Lida, Alga Bishkek, Aktyubinets, Metallurg Aldan, Dinamo Yakutsk, Selenga, Torpedo Mogilev
Coaching career: Torpedo Mogilev (assistant), BATE Borisov (reserves), BATE, Dinamo Minsk, Sibir Novosibirsk, Shurtan Guzar, Torpedo Zhodino, Belarus

• A graduate of one Minsk's youth academies, his first coach was Mikhail Mustygin – Soviet Top League top scorer with Dinamo Minsk in 1962 and 1967. A Soviet youth international, Kriushenko never made the first team at Dinamo Minsk, and spent his playing career in the lower divisions.

• After four years as a coach with BATE's reserve team, took charge of the seniors in 2005 and won league titles in 2006 and 2007 before leaving for Dinamo Minsk.

• League runner-up as Dinamo coach in 2008, he moved to Russia and led Sibir Novosibirsk to promotion in his first campaign, and then to the Russian Cup final and the UEFA Europa League play-offs in 2010.

• Won a Belarusian Cup with Torpedo Zhodino in 2016 and was named Belarus coach on 1 March 2017, initially on a temporary basis.

• Coached Torpedo and the national team in tandem to start with before stepping down from his club role to concentrate on his Belarus position, leading the side to promotion from League D in the inaugural UEFA Nations League in 2018.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2445695.html#igor+kriushenko

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Michael O'Neill

Date of birth: 5 July 1969
Nationality: Northern Irish
Playing career: Coleraine, Newcastle, Dundee United, Hibernian, Coventry, Aberdeen (loan), Reading (loan), Wigan, Saint Johnstone, Portland Timbers, Clydebank, Glentoran, Ayr United
Coaching career: Brechin City, Shamrock Rovers, Northern Ireland

• A midfielder and forward during a 20-year playing career, O'Neill spent the bulk of his time in Scotland, most notably with Dundee United and Hibernian. Enjoyed late success when winning a Northern Irish league and League Cup double with Glentoran in 2002/03.

• Made 31 appearances for his country, scoring four goals, two of which came in a memorable 5-3 victory against Austria during EURO '96 qualifying.

• Moved into coaching as assistant manager of Scottish club Cowdenbeath in 2005 before taking the reins at Brechin in March 2006. Was named coach of Shamrock Rovers in the Republic of Ireland in December 2008, guiding the Hoops to a second-place finish in his debut season before clinching their first title since 1994 in 2010.

• Made history as Rovers became the first Irish side to qualify for the group stage of a European competition, beating Partizan in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League play-offs. Also led the Hoops to a second successive domestic championship in 2011.

• Appointed coach of his country in December 2011 and helped Northern Ireland record several notable results in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying, including a 1-1 draw in Portugal and a home win against Russia. Even better was to come as O'Neill steered his charges to UEFA EURO 2016, their first UEFA European Championship appearance, taking Northern Ireland to the last 16 at the finals in France, and agreed a new contract despite losing out to Switzerland in the 2018 World Cup play-offs.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2042430.html#michael+oneill

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeHarald Lechner (AUT)
  • Assistant refereesMaximilian Kolbitsch (AUT) , Andreas Staudinger (AUT)
  • Fourth officialJulian Weinberger (AUT)
  • UEFA DelegateBujar Kasmi (ALB)
  • UEFA Referee observerKjell Alseth (NOR)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Harald Lechner30/07/1982354

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
22/10/2010U17QRNorthern IrelandMontenegro0-0Povoa do Varzim
27/10/2010U17QRNorthern IrelandPortugal1-3Barcelos
25/03/2017WCQRSwedenBelarus4-0Solna

Last updated 10/06/2019 03:43CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Belarus

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group C - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Northern Ireland3300629
    Germany2200526
    Netherlands2101633
    Estonia2002140
    Belarus3003180
    (21/03/2019)
    Netherlands 4-0 Belarus
    1-0 Depay 1, 2-0 Wijnaldum 21, 3-0 Depay 55 (P) , 4-0 van Dijk 86
    Gorbunov, Dragun (86 Laptev), Martynovich, Shitov, Polyakov , Kovalev (79 Savitski), Signevich (63 Saroka), Putilo, Sivakov, Maevski, Stasevich
  • (24/03/2019)
    Northern Ireland 2-1 Belarus
    1-0 J. Evans 30, 1-1 Stasevich 33, 2-1 Magennis 87
    Klimovich, Dragun, Martynovich, Shitov (73 Polyakov ), Savitski (85 Nekhaychik), Laptev, Hleb (66 Putilo), Sivakov, Maevski, M. Volodko, Stasevich
  • (08/06/2019)
    Belarus 0-2 Germany
    0-1 Sané 13, 0-2 Reus 62
    Gutor, Dragun, Martynovich, Shitov, Polyakov , Kovalev (69 Gordeichuk), Laptev (62 Skavysh), Gromyko (57 Korzun), Naumov, Maevski, M. Volodko
  • (11/06/2019)
    Belarus-Northern Ireland
  • (06/09/2019)
    Estonia-Belarus
  • (10/10/2019)
    Belarus-Estonia
  • (13/10/2019)
    Belarus-Netherlands
  • (16/11/2019)
    Germany-Belarus

Northern Ireland

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group C - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Northern Ireland3300629
    Germany2200526
    Netherlands2101633
    Estonia2002140
    Belarus3003180
    (21/03/2019)
    Northern Ireland 2-0 Estonia
    1-0 McGinn 56, 2-0 S. Davis 75 (P)
    Peacock-Farrell, Lewis, J. Evans, Saville, McGinn (85 C. McLaughlin), S. Davis, Lafferty (76 Magennis), Dallas, Jones (81 Ferguson), McNair, Cathcart
  • (24/03/2019)
    Northern Ireland 2-1 Belarus
    1-0 J. Evans 30, 1-1 Stasevich 33, 2-1 Magennis 87
    Peacock-Farrell, Lewis, J. Evans, Saville, McGinn (68 Magennis), S. Davis, Lafferty (79 Boyce), Dallas, Jones (85 Ferguson), McNair, Cathcart
  • (08/06/2019)
    Estonia 1-2 Northern Ireland
    1-0 Vassiljev 25, 1-1 Washington 77, 1-2 Magennis 80
    Peacock-Farrell, Lewis, J. Evans, Saville (69 Magennis), Whyte, S. Davis, Boyce (46 Washington), Dallas, McNair, Smith (64 Jones), Cathcart
  • (11/06/2019)
    Belarus-Northern Ireland
  • (09/09/2019)
    Northern Ireland-Germany
  • (10/10/2019)
    Netherlands-Northern Ireland
  • (16/11/2019)
    Northern Ireland-Netherlands
  • (19/11/2019)
    Germany-Northern Ireland

Last updated 09/06/2019 13:03CET

Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Belarus

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
2-4: Albania v Belarus, 17/11/07
4-2: Belarus v Slovenia, 11/10/06
2-0: four times, most recently Belarus v Luxembourg, 07/06/11

Qualifying loss
5-0: Austria v Belarus, 11/06/2003

Overall appearances
28: Aleksandr Kulchiy
27: Sergei Gurenko
25: Sergei Kornilenko
24: Maksim Romashchenko
24: Aleksandr Hleb
24: Timofei Kalachev
23: Sergei Omelyanchuk
21: Sergei Aleinikov

Overall goals
7:
Sergei Kornilenko
5:
Sergei Gerasimets
4: Timofei Kalachev
4: Vitali Kutuzov
4:
Maksim Romashchenko
3:
Sergei Aleinikov
3: Stanislav Dragun

https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2042459.html#uefa+european+championship+records+belarus

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UEFA European Championship records: Northern Ireland

History
2016 – round of 16
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
0-2: Ukraine v Northern Ireland, 16/06/16

Final tournament loss
0-1:
Northern Ireland v Germany, 21/06/16
1-0: Poland v Northern Ireland, 12/06/16
1-0: Wales v Northern Ireland, 25/06/16

Qualifying win
0-5:
Faroe Islands v Northern Ireland, 11/09/91
5-0: Northern Ireland v Cyprus, 21/04/71

Qualifying defeat
1-5:
Northern Ireland v England, 17/10/79
4-0: four times, most recently Germany v Northern Ireland, 08/09/99

Final tournament appearances
4:
Craig Cathcart
4: Stuart Dallas
4: Steven Davis
4: Jonny Evans
4: Gareth McAuley
4: Michael McGovern
4: Oliver Norwood
4: Jamie Ward
4: Conor Washington

Final tournament goals
1: Gareth McAuley
1: Niall McGinn

Overall appearances
35:
Aaron Hughes
33:
Chris Baird
33: Steven Davis
31:
Keith Gillespie
29:
David Healy
29: Maik Taylor
27: Pat Jennings
27: Kyle Lafferty
27: Gareth McAuley
24: Chris Brunt

Overall goals
13:
David Healy
10: Kyle Lafferty
7: Iain Dowie
6: Colin Clarke
5: James Quinn
5: Gareth McAuley
4: George Best
4: Jimmy Nicholson
4: Steven Davis

https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2042427.html#uefa+european+championship+records+northern+ireland

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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
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