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Group I - Matchday 7
San MarinoSan Marino
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/09/2019QR (GS)San Marino - Belgium0-4
SerravalleBatshuayi 43 (P), 90+2, Mertens 57, Chadli 63
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/09/2005QR (GS)Belgium - San Marino8-0
AntwerpSimons 34, Daerden 39, 67, Buffel 44, Mbo Mpenza 52, 71, Vandenbergh 53, Van Buyten 83
30/03/2005QR (GS)San Marino - Belgium1-2
SerravalleSelva 41; Simons 18, Van Buyten 65
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/06/2001QR (GS)San Marino - Belgium1-4
SerravalleSelva 11; Wilmots 10, 90, Verheyen 61, Sonck 69
28/02/2001QR (GS)Belgium - San Marino10-1
BrusselsVanderhaeghe 10, 50, Emile Mpenza 13, Goor 26, 60, Baseggio 64, Wilmots 72, Peeters 76, 84, 88; Selva 90
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/06/1997QR (GS)Belgium - San Marino6-0
BrusselsStaelens 15, 84, Van Meir 26, Emile Mpenza 27, 45, Luís Oliveira 33
09/10/1996QR (GS)San Marino - Belgium0-3
SerravalleVerheyen 10, Nilis 19, 47
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Belgium----1100----110040
San Marino1001--------100104
FIFA*
Belgium33003300----6600333
San Marino30033003----6006333
Friendlies
Belgium------------------
San Marino------------------
Total
Belgium33004400----7700373
San Marino40043003----7007337

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

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Squad list Only this chapter

Belgium - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Matz Sels26/02/199227Strasbourg - 0000
-Thibaut Courtois11/05/199227Real Madrid - 6000
-Jens Teunckens30/01/199821Antwerp - 0000
Defenders
-Thomas Vermaelen14/11/198533Vissel Kobe - 4100
-Toby Alderweireld02/03/198930Tottenham - 6100
-Jan Vertonghen24/04/198732Tottenham - 6000
-Dedryck Boyata28/11/199028Hertha - 1000
-Brandon Mechele28/01/199326Club Brugge - 0000
-Timothy Castagne05/12/199523Atalanta - 3100
Midfielders
-Axel Witsel12/01/198930Dortmund - 2000
-Eden Hazard07/01/199128Real Madrid - 4300
-Thorgan Hazard29/03/199326Dortmund - 4000
-Nacer Chadli02/08/198930Anderlecht - 3100
-Youri Tielemans07/05/199722Leicester - 6100
-Hans Vanaken24/08/199227Club Brugge - 0000
-Adnan Januzaj05/02/199524Real Sociedad - 2000
-Yari Verschaeren12/07/200118Anderlecht - 1000
Forwards
-Christian Benteke03/12/199028Crystal Palace - 0000
-Romelu Lukaku13/05/199326Internazionale - 3400
-Dries Mertens06/05/198732Napoli - 6200
-Michy Batshuayi02/10/199326Chelsea - 4300
-Yannick Carrasco04/09/199326Dalian Yifang - 4000
-Divock Origi18/04/199524Liverpool - 1000
Coach
-Roberto Martínez13/07/197346 - 6000
San Marino - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Aldo Simoncini30/08/198633Tre Fiori - 0000
-Matteo Zavoli06/07/199623Libertas - 0000
-Simone Benedettini21/01/199722Marino - 2000
Defenders
-Davide Simoncini30/08/198633Libertas*4000
-Mirko Palazzi21/03/198732Marignanese - 4000
-Alex Della Valle13/06/199029Faetano - 0000
-Cristian Brolli28/02/199227Folgore - 2000
-Manuel Battistini22/07/199425Tropical Coriano - 5000
-Andrea Grandoni23/03/199722Marignanese - 5000
-Alessandro D'Addario09/09/199722Tre Fiori - 1000
Midfielders
-Alex Gasperoni30/06/198435Riccione - 2000
-Enrico Golinucci16/07/199128Libertas - 5000
-Mattia Giardi15/12/199127Tropical Coriano - 2000
-Alessandro Golinucci10/10/199425Pietracuta - 4000
-Luca Ceccaroli05/07/199524SP Tre Penne - 0000
-José Hirsch31/01/198633Pennarossa - 3000
-Luca Censoni18/07/199623Riccione - 2000
-Marcello Mularoni08/09/199821Pietracuta - 5000
-Lorenzo Lunadei12/07/199722Riccione - 5000
Forwards
-Marco Bernardi02/01/199425Domagnano - 1000
-Fabio Tomassini05/02/199623Pietracuta - 2000
-Filippo Berardi18/05/199722Vibonese - 4000
-Nicola Nanni02/05/200019Monopoli - 5000
Coach
-Franco Varrella25/01/195366 - 6000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Roberto Martínez

Date of birth: 13 July 1973
Nationality: Spanish
Playing career: Real Zaragoza, Balaguer, Wigan, Motherwell, Walsall, Swansea, Chester City
Coaching career: Swansea, Wigan, Everton, Belgium

• Born in Catalonia, Martínez started out at youth level with home-town club Balaguer before joining Zaragoza aged 16. The bulk of his three years there were spent in the youth and B teams, with a solitary appearance for the senior side before he returned to Balaguer in 1994, also running the club's football school.

• Moved to England and Wigan in 1995, forming the 'Three Amigos' with fellow Spaniards Jesús Seba and Isidro Díaz; over the next six years, helped the club win the third division title in 1997 and the Football League trophy two years later. A year with both Motherwell and Walsall preceded a lengthier spell at Swansea between 2003 and 2006, Martínez helping the club to promotion to the third tier. After a season with Chester, he returned to south Wales in 2007, initially as player-manager before quickly hanging up his boots.

• Guided Swansea to the League One championship in 2008 before leaving for Premier League Wigan the following year. Inspired an unlikely escape from relegation in 2011/12 and landed the Latics' first major trophy with victory against Manchester City FC in the FA Cup final 12 months later – although three days after that landmark triumph, Wigan were relegated.

• Martínez remained a man in demand and was appointed Everton manager in June 2013, steering the club to fifth place with their record Premier League points tally in his first term. Everton reached the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League round of 16 and both domestic cup semi-finals in the next campaign, but indifferent league form meant Martínez was dismissed in May 2016.

• Appointed Belgium coach three months later in the wake of Marc Wilmots' departure and led the side to the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Belgium ultimately finishing third in Russia – their highest ever placing.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2400857.html#roberto+martinez

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Franco Varrella

Date of birth: 25 January 1953
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: Rimini, Urbino, Montecchio, Jesina
Coaching career: Bellaria, Pietri Carpi, Forli, Brescia, Monza, Casertana, Salernitana, Reggiana, Savoia, Padova, Triestina, Ravenna, San Marino

• A youth player with Juventus for a time, Varrella played at a senior level in the lower leagues in Italy before becoming a games teacher.

• Started coaching with Bellaria and later moved into Serie C2 with Forlì in 1986/87, stepping up to Serie B to take charge of Brescia, Salernitana, Reggiana, Savoia and Ravenna.

• Won Serie C2 – the fourth highest division in Italy – with Padova in 2000/01. Hired as San Marino coach in January 2018.

• Worked as Arrigo Sacchi's assistant with Italy from 1995 onwards, culminating in a trip to EURO '96. Varrella continues to teach coaches at the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) technical centre in Coverciano and for UEFA Coach Education Programme.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2566476.html#franco+varrella

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAnastasios Papapetrou (GRE)
  • Assistant refereesTryfon Petropoulos (GRE) , Iordanis Aptosoglou (GRE)
  • Fourth officialAthanasios Tzilos (GRE)
  • UEFA DelegateHeike Ullrich (GER)
  • UEFA Referee observerAleh Chykun (BLR)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Anastasios Papapetrou13/01/1985128

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
11/03/2016U17ELITEBelgiumSlovenia0-0Overijse
13/03/2016U17ELITEIsraelBelgium0-1Overijse
29/11/2018UELGSRSC AnderlechtFC Spartak Trnava0-0Brussels

Last updated 08/10/2019 12:05CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Belgium

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group I - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Belgium660019118
    Russia650118415
    Kazakhstan6213897
    Cyprus62131167
    Scotland62045136
    San Marino60060280
    Matchday 1 (21/03/2019)
    Belgium 3-1 Russia
    1-0 Tielemans 14, 1-1 Cheryshev 16, 2-1 E. Hazard 45 (P) , 3-1 E. Hazard 88
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Dendoncker, Tielemans, E. Hazard, Mertens, T. Hazard (84 Chadli), Boyata, Castagne, Batshuayi
  • Matchday 2 (24/03/2019)
    Cyprus 0-2 Belgium
    0-1 E. Hazard 10, 0-2 Batshuayi 18
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Dendoncker, Tielemans, E. Hazard, Mertens (56 Januzaj), T. Hazard (68 Carrasco), Castagne, Batshuayi (89 Praet)
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Belgium 3-0 Kazakhstan
    1-0 Mertens 11, 2-0 Castagne 14, 3-0 R. Lukaku 50
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Kompany (78 Vermaelen), Vertonghen, Witsel, De Bruyne (67 Tielemans), R. Lukaku (72 Batshuayi), E. Hazard, Mertens, T. Hazard, Castagne
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Belgium 3-0 Scotland
    1-0 R. Lukaku 45+1, 2-0 R. Lukaku 57, 3-0 De Bruyne 90+2
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Kompany (90 Vermaelen), Vertonghen, Witsel, De Bruyne, Tielemans (78 Mertens), R. Lukaku, E. Hazard, Meunier, T. Hazard (90 Carrasco)
  • Matchday 5 (06/09/2019)
    San Marino 0-4 Belgium
    0-1 Batshuayi 43 (P) , 0-2 Mertens 57, 0-3 Chadli 63, 0-4 Batshuayi 90+2
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Denayer, Vertonghen, De Bruyne (76 Praet), Tielemans, Carrasco, Meunier, Origi (55 Mertens), Januzaj (56 Chadli), Batshuayi
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
    Scotland 0-4 Belgium
    0-1 R. Lukaku 9, 0-2 Vermaelen 24, 0-3 Alderweireld 32, 0-4 De Bruyne 82
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Dendoncker, De Bruyne, Tielemans (86 Verschaeren), R. Lukaku, Mertens, Meunier (90 Raman), Chadli (77 Carrasco)
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
    Belgium-San Marino
  • Matchday 8 (13/10/2019)
    Kazakhstan-Belgium
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
    Russia-Belgium
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)
    Belgium-Cyprus

San Marino

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group I - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Belgium660019118
    Russia650118415
    Kazakhstan6213897
    Cyprus62131167
    Scotland62045136
    San Marino60060280
    Matchday 1 (21/03/2019)
    Cyprus 5-0 San Marino
    1-0 Sotiriou 19 (P) , 2-0 Sotiriou 23 (P) , 3-0 Kousoulos 26, 4-0 Efrem 31, 5-0 Laifis 56
    E. Benedettini, Palazzi, D. Simoncini, Nanni (46 M. Vitaioli), Mularoni, Giardi (74 Lunadei), Manuel Battistini, Cevoli, D. Rinaldi (46 Hirsch), Berardi, E. Golinucci
  • Matchday 2 (24/03/2019)
    San Marino 0-2 Scotland
    0-1 McLean 4, 0-2 Russell 74
    E. Benedettini, Palazzi, D. Simoncini (86 Lunadei), M. Vitaioli (60 Nanni), Mularoni, Manuel Battistini, Cevoli, Golinucci, Berardi, Hirsch (77 Grandoni), E. Golinucci
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Russia 9-0 San Marino
    1-0 Cevoli 25 (og) , 2-0 Dzyuba 31 (P) , 3-0 Kudryashov 36, 4-0 Anton Miranchuk 41, 5-0 Dzyuba 73, 6-0 Dzyuba 76, 7-0 Smolov 77, 8-0 Smolov 83, 9-0 Dzyuba 88
    E. Benedettini, Palazzi (50 L. Censoni), F. Vitaioli, M. Vitaioli, Mularoni, Manuel Battistini, Grandoni, Cevoli, D. Rinaldi (56 Tomassini), Golinucci (64 Lunadei), E. Golinucci
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Kazakhstan 4-0 San Marino
    1-0 Kuat 45+1, 2-0 Fedin 62, 3-0 Suyumbayev 65, 4-0 Islamkhan 79
    E. Benedettini, Cesarini (76 Manuel Battistini), Michael Battistini (46 E. Golinucci), Lunadei, F. Vitaioli, M. Vitaioli (83 Bernardi), Nanni, Mularoni, Grandoni, Brolli, L. Censoni
  • Matchday 5 (06/09/2019)
    San Marino 0-4 Belgium
    0-1 Batshuayi 43 (P) , 0-2 Mertens 57, 0-3 Chadli 63, 0-4 Batshuayi 90+2
    S. Benedettini, Palazzi, D. Simoncini, Mularoni, Giardi (67 A. Gasperoni), Manuel Battistini, Grandoni, Brolli, Nanni, Berardi (74 M. Vitaioli), E. Golinucci (66 Golinucci)
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
    San Marino 0-4 Cyprus
    0-1 Kousoulos 2, 0-2 Papoulis 39, 0-3 Kousoulos 73, 0-4 Artymatas 75
    S. Benedettini, F. Vitaioli, D'Addario, Lunadei, D. Simoncini, M. Vitaioli (61 Cevoli), A. Gasperoni (61 Hirsch), Grandoni, Golinucci, Berardi, Tomassini (62 Nanni)
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
    Belgium-San Marino
  • Matchday 8 (13/10/2019)
    Scotland-San Marino
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
    San Marino-Kazakhstan
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)
    San Marino-Russia

Last updated 10/09/2019 12:38CET

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.