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UEFA EURO: Azerbaijan - Croatia Match press kits

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AzerbaijanAzerbaijanBakcell Arena - BakuMonday 9 September 2019
18.00CET (20.00 local time)
Group E - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/03/2019QR (GS)Croatia - Azerbaijan2-1
ZagrebBarišić 44, Kramarić 79; Sheydaev 19
2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
03/09/2015QR (GS)Azerbaijan - Croatia0-0Baku
13/10/2014QR (GS)Croatia - Azerbaijan6-0
OsijekKramarić 11, Perišić 34, 45, Brozović 45+1, Modrić 57 (P), R. F. Sadygov 61 (og)
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Azerbaijan10102002----301218
Croatia22001010----321081
FIFA*
Azerbaijan------------------
Croatia------------------
Friendlies
Azerbaijan------------------
Croatia------------------
Total
Azerbaijan10102002----301218
Croatia22001010----321081

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

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Squad list Only this chapter

Azerbaijan - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Emil Balayev17/04/199425Tobol - 0000
-Salahat Agayev04/01/199128Neftçi - 4000
-Shakhrudin Magomedaliyev12/06/199425Qarabağ - 0000
Defenders
-Pavlo Pashayev04/01/198831Olexandriya - 1000
-Maksim Medvedev29/09/198929Qarabağ*4000
-Shahriyar Rahimov06/04/198930Sabail - 3000
-Tamkin Khalilzade06/08/199326Sabah - 1000
-Bahlul Mustafazade27/02/199722Sabah - 1000
-Anton Krivotsyuk20/08/199821Neftçi*3000
-Omar Buludov15/12/199820Neftçi - 0000
Midfielders
-Javid Hüseynov09/03/198831Zirä - 0000
-Araz Abdullayev18/04/199227Qarabağ - 3000
-Gara Garayev12/10/199226Qarabağ - 4000
-Rashad Eyubov03/12/199226Sabah - 2000
-Emin Makhmudov 27/04/199227Neftçi - 2000
-Mahir Emreli01/07/199722Qarabağ - 4200
-Richard Almeida20/03/198930Qarabağ - 4000
-Dmitri Nazarov04/04/199029Erzgebirge*3000
Forwards
-Ramil Sheydaev15/03/199623Dinamo Moskva - 4200
-Rüfat Dadaşov29/09/199127Preußen Münster - 2000
-Agabala Ramazanov20/01/199326Sabail - 3000
-Renat Dadashov17/05/199920Paços Ferreira - 2000
Coach
-Nikola Jurcevic14/09/196652 - 4000
Croatia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Lovre Kalinić03/04/199029Aston Villa - 2000
-Simon Sluga17/03/199326Luton - 0000
-Dominik Livaković09/01/199524Dinamo Zagreb - 2000
Defenders
-Dejan Lovren05/07/198930Liverpool*3100
-Domagoj Vida29/04/198930Beşiktaş - 4000
-Mile Škorić19/06/199128Osijek - 1000
-Matej Mitrović10/11/199325Club Brugge - 0000
-Karlo Bartolec20/04/199524København - 1000
-Josip Juranović16/08/199524Hajduk Split - 0000
-Borna Barišić10/11/199226Rangers - 4100
-Dario Melnjak31/10/199226Rizespor - 0000
Midfielders
-Luka Modrić09/09/198534Real Madrid - 4000
-Milan Badelj25/02/198930Fiorentina - 3000
-Ante Rebić21/09/199325Milan - 3100
-Marcelo Brozović16/11/199226Internazionale - 3000
-Mario Pašalić09/02/199524Atalanta - 2000
-Mijo Caktaš08/05/199227Hajduk Split - 0000
-Nikola Vlašić04/10/199721CSKA Moskva - 2100
-Marko Rog19/07/199524Cagliari - 0000
Forwards
-Ivan Perišić02/02/198930Bayern - 4200
-Mislav Oršić29/12/199226Dinamo Zagreb - 0000
-Bruno Petković16/09/199424Dinamo Zagreb - 3100
-Josip Brekalo23/06/199821Wolfsburg - 4000
Coach
-Zlatko Dalic26/10/196652 - 4000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Nikola Jurčević

Date of birth: 14 September 1966
Nationality: Croatian
Playing career: Dinamo Zagreb, NK Zagreb (twice), Antwerp, Salzburg (twice), Freiburg
Coaching career: NK Zagreb, Dinamo Zagreb (twice), Salzburg, Slaven Belupo, Croatia (assistant), Lokomotiv Moskva (assistant), Beşiktaş (assistant), West Ham (assistant), Azerbaijan

• A youth player at home-town club Dinamo Zagreb, Jurčević graduated to the senior set-up but struggled to find opportunities and moved across the city to NK Zagreb in 1986, spending two seasons with the club. After a season in Belgium with Antwerp, where he made a single league appearance, Jurčević returned to NK Zagreb for another two-year stint.

• Tried his luck abroad again in 1991, moving to Austria to join Salzburg; won two Bundesliga titles with the club and finished joint top scorer in the league with 14 goals in 1993/94, the season Salzburg also reached the UEFA Cup final. Went on to spend two years across the border in Germany with Freiburg before hanging up his boots in 1999 having returned to Salzburg.

• Won 19 caps for Croatia between 1990 and 1996, scoring twice; made three appearances at EURO '96.

• Kicked off his coaching career at NK Zagreb in 2002, moving on to Dinamo the following year and winning the Croatian Cup in 2003/04. After short spells at Salzburg and Slaven Belupo, Jurčević spent six years as assistant to former team-mate Slaven Bilić with the Croatia national team.

• Also worked alongside Bilić at Lokomotiv Moskva, Beşiktaş and West Ham before once more striking out on his own in March 2018, when he was appointed head coach of Dinamo again – a position he held for just two months. Resurfaced in Azerbaijan, taking charge of the national side in February 2019.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2592198.html#nikola+jurcevic

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Zlatko Dalić

Date of birth: 26 October 1966
Nationality: Croatian
Playing career: Hajduk Split (twice), Budućnost Titograd, Velež, Varteks (twice)
Coaching career: Varteks, Rijeka, Dinamo Tirana, Slaven Belupo (twice), al-Faisaly, al-Hilal, al-Ain, Croatia

• A midfielder, he spent the best years of his playing career at Varteks, scoring 13 goals in 108 matches from 1992–96.

• Played for Varteks in two spells, and after hanging up his boots in 2000, worked simultaneously as the club's assistant coach and sporting director. Took sole command on the field for the first time in 2005.

• Dalić more recently found success in the Middle East with al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia) and al-Ain (United Arab Emirates); in 2016, he led al-Ain to the AFC Champions League final, where they lost to South Korea's Jeonbuk FC over two legs.

• Assistant coach of Croatia under-21s from 2006-11, he returned to the national-team set-up as boss of the senior side on 7 October 2017, stepping in following the departure of Ante Čačić. 

• A win away to Ukraine two days after Dalić's appointment earned a 2018 FIFA World Cup play-off place, where Greece were defeated as Croatia reached the finals, prompting Dalić to sign a contract running until 2020. They went on to excel in Russia, reaching the knockout stages for the first time since 1998 courtesy of wins against Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland; Denmark and hosts Russia were beaten on penalties en route to the semi-finals, where England were overcome in extra time, but France proved a step too far in the final. 

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2507897.html#zlatko+dalic

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSandro Schärer (SUI)
  • Assistant refereesStephane De Almeida (SUI) , Alain Heiniger (SUI)
  • Fourth officialFedayi San (SUI)
  • UEFA DelegateSergei Ilyich (BLR)
  • UEFA Referee observerAlexandru Deaconu (ROU)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Sandro Schärer06/06/1988136

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
25/03/2017U19ELITECroatiaPoland2-0Vila do Conde
28/03/2017U19ELITETurkeyCroatia0-0Felgueiras
19/10/2017UELGSFK Austria WienHNK Rijeka1-3Vienna
08/11/2018UELGSFC Vorskla PoltavaQarabağ FK0-1Poltava
13/12/2018UELGSGNK Dinamo ZagrebRSC Anderlecht0-0Zagreb
22/08/2019UELPOLinfield FCQarabağ FK3-2Belfast

Last updated 09/09/2019 12:17CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Azerbaijan

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group E - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Hungary4301649
    Croatia4301949
    Wales4202446
    Slovakia4202766
    Azerbaijan40044120
    Matchday 1 (21/03/2019)
    Croatia 2-1 Azerbaijan
    0-1 Sheydaev 19, 1-1 Barišić 44, 2-1 Kramarić 79
    S. Agayev, Garayev (88 Dadaşov), S. Rahimov, R. Mammadov, Medvedev, Hüseynov, Emreli, Sheydaev, Nazarov (58 А. Abdullayev), Eddy, Richard Almeida (72 Makhmudov )
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Azerbaijan 1-3 Hungary
    0-1 Orban 18, 0-2 Orban 53, 1-2 Emreli 69, 1-3 Holman 71
    S. Agayev, Garayev, R. Mammadov, Medvedev, Hüseynov, Emreli (74 А. Abdullayev), Sheydaev, Nazarov (86 Dadaşov), Dadashov (59 Ramazanov), Krivotsyuk, Richard Almeida
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Azerbaijan 1-5 Slovakia
    0-1 Lobotka 8, 0-2 Kucka 27, 1-2 Sheydaev 29, 1-3 Hamšík 30, 1-4 Hamšík 57, 1-5 Hancko 85
    S. Agayev, Garayev, S. Rahimov, Medvedev, Hüseynov, А. Abdullayev (89 Dadashov), Ramazanov (61 Emreli), Sheydaev, Eyubov (79 Makhmudov ), Krivotsyuk, Richard Almeida
  • Matchday 5 (06/09/2019)
    Wales 2-1 Azerbaijan
    1-0 Pashayev 26 (og) , 1-1 Emreli 59, 2-1 Bale 84
    S. Agayev, Garayev, S. Rahimov (73 Khalilzade), Medvedev, Mustafazade, Emreli, Sheydaev, Nazarov (86 Ramazanov), Krivotsyuk, Richard Almeida (69 Eyubov), Pashayev
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
    Azerbaijan-Croatia
  • Matchday 8 (13/10/2019)
    Hungary-Azerbaijan
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
    Azerbaijan-Wales
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)
    Slovakia-Azerbaijan

Croatia

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group E - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Hungary4301649
    Croatia4301949
    Wales4202446
    Slovakia4202766
    Azerbaijan40044120
    Matchday 1 (21/03/2019)
    Croatia 2-1 Azerbaijan
    0-1 Sheydaev 19, 1-1 Barišić 44, 2-1 Kramarić 79
    Kalinić, Brekalo, Barišić, Perišić, Ćaleta-Car, Rakitić, Kovačić (73 Vlašić), Kramarić, Modrić (91 Badelj), Petković (69 Rebić), Vida
  • Matchday 2 (24/03/2019)
    Hungary 2-1 Croatia
    0-1 Rebić 13, 1-1 Szalai 34, 2-1 Pátkai 76
    Kalinić, Barišić (30 Leovac), Perišić, Lovren, Rakitić, Kramarić, Modrić, Brozović, Jedvaj (77 Petković), Rebić (67 Brekalo), Vida
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Croatia 2-1 Wales
    1-0 Lawrence 17 (og) , 2-0 Perišić 48, 2-1 Brooks 77
    Livaković, Barišić, Perišić (93 Škorić), Lovren, Brekalo (67 Pašalić), Kovačić (76 Badelj), Kramarić, Modrić, Brozović, Jedvaj, Vida
  • Matchday 5 (06/09/2019)
    Slovakia 0-4 Croatia
    0-1 Vlašić 45, 0-2 Perišić 46, 0-3 Petković 72, 0-4 Lovren 89
    Livaković, Barišić, Perišić, Lovren, Modrić, Brozović, Vlašić (82 Badelj), Rebić (70 Brekalo), Petković (83 Pašalić), Vida, Bartolec
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
    Azerbaijan-Croatia
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
    Croatia-Hungary
  • Matchday 8 (13/10/2019)
    Wales-Croatia
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
    Croatia-Slovakia

Last updated 09/09/2019 12:10CET

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.