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UEFA EURO: Liechtenstein - Finland Match press kits

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LiechtensteinRheinpark Stadion - VaduzTuesday 11 June 2019 - 20.45CETGroup J - Matchday 4Finland
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/09/2009QR (GS)Liechtenstein - Finland1-1VaduzPolverino 75; Litmanen 74 (P)
06/06/2009QR (GS)Finland - Liechtenstein2-1
HelsinkiForssell 33, Johansson 71; M. Frick 13
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Liechtenstein------------------
Finland------------------
FIFA*
Liechtenstein10101001----201123
Finland11001010----211032
Friendlies
Liechtenstein------------101011
Finland------------101011
Total
Liechtenstein10101001----302134
Finland11001010----312043

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 17/05/2019 11:44CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Liechtenstein - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Lorenzo Lo Russo08/07/199325FC Linth 04 - 0000
-Claudio Majer23/03/199623Eschen/Mauren - 0000
-Thomas Hobi20/06/199325Hohenems - 1000
-Armando Majer12/05/199920Eschen/Mauren - 0000
Defenders
-Martin Rechsteiner15/02/198930Balzers - 1000
-Daniel Kaufmann22/12/199028Balzers - 2000
-Daniel Brändle23/01/199227SV Pullach - 1000
-Seyhan Yildiz30/04/198930Balzers - 1000
-Andreas Malin31/01/199425Dornbirn - 2000
Midfielders
-Martin Büchel19/02/198732Zürich - 2000
-Michele Polverino26/09/198434Balzers - 3000
-Nicolas Hasler04/05/199128Sporting Kansas City - 3000
-Sandro Wolfinger24/08/199127Eschen/Mauren - 3000
-Sandro Wieser03/02/199326Vaduz - 2000
-Aron Sele02/09/199622Vaduz - 3000
-Dennis Salanovic26/02/199623Thun - 3000
-Livio Meier10/01/199821Eschen/Mauren - 2000
-Robin Gubser17/04/199128Eschen/Mauren - 1000
-Jens Hofer01/10/199721Münsingen - 2000
-Noah Frick16/10/200117Vaduz - 1000
Forwards
-Marcel Büchel18/03/199128Empoli - 1000
-Philipp Ospelt07/10/199226Eschen/Mauren - 0000
-Simon Kühne30/04/199425Eschen/Mauren - 2000
Coach
-Helgi Kolvidsson13/09/197147 - 3000
Finland - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Anssi Jaakkola13/03/198732Reading - 0000
-Lukas Hradecky24/11/198929Leverkusen - 3000
-Jesse Joronen21/03/199326København - 0000
Defenders
-Jukka Raitala15/09/198830Montreal - 1000
-Juha Pirinen22/10/199127Tromsø - 2000
-Paulus Arajuuri15/06/198830Brøndby - 3000
-Jere Uronen13/07/199424Genk - 1000
-Sauli Väisänen05/06/199425Crotone - 1000
-Leo Väisänen23/07/199721Den Bosch - 0000
Midfielders
-Tim Sparv20/02/198732Midtjylland*3000
-Joona Toivio10/03/198831Häcken - 3000
-Joni Kauko12/07/199028Esbjerg - 0000
-Rasmus Schüller18/06/199127Minnesota United - 2000
-Petteri Forsell16/10/199028Miedz - 1000
-Robin Lod17/04/199326Sporting Gijón - 3000
-Glen Kamara28/10/199523Rangers - 3000
-Robert Taylor21/10/199424Tromsø - 1000
Forwards
-Teemu Pukki29/03/199029Norwich - 3200
-Simon Skrabb19/01/199524Norrköping - 1000
-Pyry Soiri22/09/199424Admira - 2100
-Lassi Lappalainen24/08/199820HJK - 2000
-Benjamin Källman17/06/199820Vendsyssel - 0000
-Rasmus Karjalainen04/04/199623KuPS - 1000
Coach
-Markku Kanerva24/05/196455 - 3000

Last updated 11/06/2019 10:14CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Helgi Kolvidsson

Date of birth: 13 September 1971
Nationality: Icelandic
Playing career: ÍK, HK, Pfullendorf (twice), Austria Lustenau, Mainz, Ulm, Kärnten
Coaching career: Pfullendorf (twice), Austria Lustenau, Wiener Neustadt, Ried, Iceland (assistant), Liechtenstein

• A defender who spent the majority of his career outside his native Iceland, Kolvidsson started out with local side ÍK, joining HK in 1991 after his first club folded. He moved to Germany in 1995, signing for Pfullendorf.

• Switched to Austria Lustenau 12 months later, enjoying two years there before returning to Germany with Mainz and making 61 appearances over two seasons. He subsequently had a year at Ulm and then went back to Austria, joining Kärnten in 2001 before returning to Pfullendorf three years later.

• Hung up his boots in 2007, ending a career that also brought 29 international caps – making Kolvidsson a rarity among Icelandic footballers in having represented his country without appearing in the national top division.

• Appointed head coach at Pfullendorf in 2008, he stepped down to work as assistant to Walter Schneck while studying for his UEFA A licence, resuming control in 2010. Kolvidsson left for another former club, Austria Lustenau, the next year.

• Spent 2014/15 in Vienna with Wiener Neustadt before a campaign in charge of Ried. Appointed Iceland assistant coach to Heimir Hallgrímsson in August 2016, he helped the team reach their first FIFA World Cup. After Hallgrímsson stepped down following Iceland's ensuing group stage elimination in Russia, Kolvidsson struck out on his own by succeeding Rene Pauritsch as Liechtenstein boss that December.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2596486.html#helgi+kolvidsson

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Markku Kanerva

Date of birth: 24 May 1964
Nationality: Finnish
Playing career: HJK Helsinki (twice), Elfsborg, FinnPa
Coaching career: HJK Helsinki (assistant), Viikingit, Finland Under-21s, Finland (caretaker, twice), Finland (assistant), Finland

• A defender in his playing days, Markku Kanerva started out at home-town club HJK and won five Finnish titles and three Finnish Cups over two spells, returning for four years until his retirement in 1998 after an initial stay from 1983 to 1990.

• Contested five games in the 1998/99 UEFA Champions League with HJK, having rejoined after stints with Swedish side Elfsborg and Finnish outfit FinnPa; Kanerva also picked up 59 caps for his national team, scoring once.

• Began his coaching career as an assistant at HJK before briefly holding the reins at Viikingit in 2003 and entering the Football Association of Finland (SPL-FBF) coaching set-up the following year.

• Took charge of Finland's U21s between 2004 and 2009, earning recognition as Finland's coach of the year in 2008 after booking the side a historic maiden place at the 2009 UEFA European U21 Championship finals.

• Assistant coach of Finland's senior team between 2010 and 2016, Kanerva took over in an interim capacity in both 2011 and 2015 before being handed the role full time as Hans Backe's replacement in December 2016. A home win against Iceland was the highlight of the unsuccessful qualifying campaign for the 2018 FIFA World Cup but better was to follow as Finland won promotion to League B in the first UEFA Nations League.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2431120.html#markku+kanerva

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeJens Maae (DEN)
  • Assistant refereesLars Hummelgaard (DEN) , Heine Sørensen (DEN)
  • Fourth officialJakob Kehlet (DEN)
  • UEFA DelegateSvitlana Shkil (UKR)
  • UEFA Referee observerMichael Thomas Ross (NIR)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Jens Maae10/03/1982033

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

No such matches refereed

Last updated 09/06/2019 12:22CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Liechtenstein

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group J - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Italy33001109
    Finland3201426
    Greece3111454
    Bosnia and Herzegovina3111454
    Armenia3102443
    Liechtenstein30030110
    (23/03/2019)
    Liechtenstein 0-2 Greece
    0-1 Fortounis 45+1, 0-2 Donis 80
    B. Büchel, Göppel, Kaufmann, Wieser, Salanovic, M. Büchel (67 Sele), Gubser (76 Yildiz), Hasler (86 Frick), S. Wolfinger, Rechsteiner, Polverino
  • (26/03/2019)
    Italy 6-0 Liechtenstein
    1-0 Sensi 17, 2-0 Verratti 32, 3-0 Quagliarella 35 (P) , 4-0 Quagliarella 45+3 (P) , 5-0 Kean 69, 6-0 Pavoletti 76
    B. Büchel, Göppel, Kaufmann, Hofer, Sele (46 Malin), Kühne (68 Meier), Wieser, Salanovic (82 M. Büchel), Hasler, S. Wolfinger, Polverino
  • (08/06/2019)
    Armenia 3-0 Liechtenstein
    1-0 Ghazaryan 2, 2-0 Karapetyan 18, 3-0 Barseghyan 90+1
    Hobi, Göppel, Hofer, Malin, Büchel, Sele (81 Meier), Salanovic, Frick (46 Kühne), Hasler, S. Wolfinger (85 Brändle), Polverino
  • (11/06/2019)
    Liechtenstein-Finland
  • (05/09/2019)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina-Liechtenstein
  • (08/09/2019)
    Greece-Liechtenstein
  • (12/10/2019)
    Liechtenstein-Armenia
  • (15/10/2019)
    Liechtenstein-Italy
  • (15/11/2019)
    Finland-Liechtenstein
  • (18/11/2019)
    Liechtenstein-Bosnia and Herzegovina

Finland

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group J - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Italy33001109
    Finland3201426
    Greece3111454
    Bosnia and Herzegovina3111454
    Armenia3102443
    Liechtenstein30030110
    (23/03/2019)
    Italy 2-0 Finland
    1-0 Barella 7, 2-0 Kean 74
    Hradecky, Arajuuri, Granlund (90 Soiri), Toivio, Väisänen, Kamara, Lod, Pukki (83 Karjalainen), Sparv, Pirinen, Hämäläinen (70 Lappalainen)
  • (26/03/2019)
    Armenia 0-2 Finland
    0-1 Jensen 14, 0-2 Soiri 78
    Hradecky, Arajuuri, Granlund, Toivio, Kamara, Lod (87 Taylor), Jensen (69 Schüller), Pukki, Sparv, Pirinen, Hämäläinen (57 Soiri)
  • (08/06/2019)
    Finland 2-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    1-0 Pukki 56, 2-0 Pukki 68
    Hradecky, Arajuuri, Granlund (38 Raitala), Toivio, Kamara, Lod, Pukki, Sparv, Skrabb (84 Schüller), Uronen, Forsell (63 Lappalainen)
  • (11/06/2019)
    Liechtenstein-Finland
  • (05/09/2019)
    Finland-Greece
  • (08/09/2019)
    Finland-Italy
  • (12/10/2019)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina-Finland
  • (15/10/2019)
    Finland-Armenia
  • (15/11/2019)
    Finland-Liechtenstein
  • (18/11/2019)
    Greece-Finland

Last updated 09/06/2019 12:23CET

Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Liechtenstein

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
3-0: Liechtenstein v Iceland, 17/10/07

Qualifying loss
8-0: Portugal v Liechtenstein, 09/06/99
8-0: Portugal v Liechtenstein, 18/12/94

Overall appearances
51: Mario Frick
42: Peter Jehle
35: Franz Burgmeier
34: Daniel Hasler
33: Martin Stocklasa
28: Thomas Beck
27: Michael Stocklasa

Overall goals
6: Mario Frick
2: Thomas Beck
2: Franz Burgmeier

https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2042433.html#uefa+european+championship+records+liechtenstein

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UEFA European Championship records: Finland

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
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 participate
1960 – did not participate

Qualifying win
8-0:
Finland v San Marino, 17/11/10

Qualifying defeat
8-1:
Greece v Finland, 11/10/78

Overall appearances
38:
Jari Litmanen
33: Sami Hyypiä
29: Joonas Kolkka
28: Jonatan Johansson
27: Petri Pasanen

Overall goals
10:
Mixu Paatelainen
10: Jari Litmanen
10: Mikael Forssell
5: Jonatan Johansson
4: Kasper Hämäläinen
4: Ari Hjelm
4: Sami Hyypiä
4: Atik Ismail
4: Joonas Kolkka

https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2042416.html#uefa+european+championship+records+finland

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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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