European qualifiers - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits
|Montenegro||Gradski Stadion Podgorica - PodgoricaTuesday 10 September 2019|
20.45CET (20.45 local time) Group A - Matchday 6
Date of birth: 7 October 1957
Playing career: Sarajevo, Betis, Sochaux, Toulouse
Coaching career: Sochaux, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Betis, Troyes, Gaziantepspor, Diyarbakirspor, Denizlispor, Niort, Dijon, Bastia, Arles-Avignon, Valenciennes, Red Star, Montenegro
• One of Bosnia and Herzegovina's footballing greats, Hadžibegić won 61 caps for Yugoslavia, scoring six goals and appearing at the 1990 FIFA World Cup; he was one of three players to miss from the penalty spot in the quarter-final shoot-out defeat by Argentina.
• At club level Hadžibegić spent nine years at Sarajevo, making almost 250 appearances and winning the Yugoslavian league title in 1985; then had two seasons in Spain with Betis before a seven-year spell at French club Sochaux, hanging up his boots in 1995 following a season with Toulouse.
• Initially stayed in France to take the first steps in his coaching career, guiding Sochaux into Ligue 1 in 1997; took over the Bosnia and Herzegovina national side in March 1999 but stepped down seven months later after the team missed out on UEFA EURO 2000.
• Went back to Betis in 2000/01, taking his former club into the Spanish top flight before returning to France with Troyes; went on to have short spells in quick succession with Turkish clubs Gaziantepspor, Diyarbakirspor and Denizlispor, resuming his career in France with Niort in 2007.
• Short reigns followed at Dijon, Bastia and Arles-Avignon, whom Hadžibegić left in 2011; five years later, he returned to coaching at Valenciennes. Had six months in charge of Parisian Ligue 2 club Red Star between October 2018 and March 2019 before signing an 18-month contract to succeed Ljubiša Tumbaković as coach of Montenegro.
Date of birth: 3 November 1961
Playing career: Škoda Plzeň (now Viktoria Plzeň), RH Cheb, Slavia Praha, Drnovice, Viktoria Žižkov
Coaching career: Kladno, Viktoria Plzeň, České Budějovice, Slovan Liberec, Jablonec, Dukla Praha, Slavia Praha, Czech Republic
• An uncompromising centre-back who led by example, Šilhavý made a record 465 appearances in the Czechoslovakian and Czech league, scoring 26 goals. Spent almost a decade with RH Cheb before joining Sparta Praha in 1990.
• Part of the Sparta side that finished runners-up in the Czechoslovak First League in 1992/93, Šilhavý also helped Drnovice to the Czech Cup final in 1996; he was voted personality of the league in 1998, a year before hanging up his boots after two seasons as Viktoria Žižkov captain.
• Also won four caps for Czechoslovakia between 1990 and 1991, while his son Tomáš went on to be a professional – also as a defender – at Slavia.
• Šilhavý snr started his coaching career with Kladno in 2007 and, after spells with Viktoria Plzeň and České Budějovice, guided Slovan Liberec to the Czech title in 2011/12 – when he was also named coach of the year. Took the club into the UEFA Europa League round of 32 in 2013/14.
• After short spells at Jablonec and Dukla Praha, took over at Slavia in September 2016, masterminding a 26-match unbeaten run in the league to win the title at the end of that season. Succeeded former Slavia team-mate Karel Jarolím as coach of the Czech Republic in September 2018.
:: 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.
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.