European qualifiers - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits
|Slovenia||Stadion Stožice - LjubljanaSunday 13 October 2019|
20.45CET (20.45 local time) Group G - Matchday 8
|07/06/2019||QR (GS)||Austria - Slovenia||1-0||Klagenfurt||Burgstaller 74|
* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup
Last updated 10/09/2019 12:59CET
|-||Nejc Vidmar||31/03/1989||30||Olimpija Ljubljana||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Aljaž Struna||04/08/1990||29||Houston Dynamo||-||7||1||0||0|
|-||Erik Janža||21/06/1993||26||Górnik Zabrze||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Petar Stojanović||07/10/1995||24||Dinamo Zagreb||-||7||0||0||0|
|-||Benjamin Verbić||27/11/1993||25||Dynamo Kyiv||-||5||2||0||0|
|-||Adam Gnezda Čerin||16/07/1999||20||Nürnberg||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Jaka Bijol||05/02/1999||20||CSKA Moskva||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Andraž Šporar||27/02/1994||25||Slovan Bratislava||-||6||2||0||0|
|-||Christopher Trimmel||24/02/1987||32||Union Berlin||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Marko Arnautović||19/04/1989||30||Shanghai SIPG||*||7||6||0||0|
Last updated 13/10/2019 09:54CET
Date of birth: 9 September 1961
Playing career: Maribor (twice), Spittal/Drau, Grazer AK
Coaching career: Maribor, Slovenia (youth), Slovenia (twice), Al-Ittihad, Rijeka
• Born in Maribor, he began a long affiliation with the local club as a player. Featured from 1979 to 1984 in the Yugoslavian Federal League before a decade in Austria's lower leagues with Spittal/Drau and Grazer AK – earning one cap for Slovenia in 1992 while with the latter. Returned home to win a hat-trick of Slovenian titles at Maribor between 1997 and 1999 as well as two national cups.
• Turned to coaching immediately after hanging up his boots and was on the staff for four further Maribor championship wins before taking charge himself for the 2003/04 season.
• Appointed coach of Slovenia's Under-15 and U16 teams in 2006 before the call came to replace senior head coach Branko Oblak midway through UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying campaign in January 2007.
• Endured difficult start to reign with youthful team but came good to eventually steer Slovenia to 2010 FIFA World Cup finals after a famous away-goals victory over Russia in the play-offs. Oversaw creditable performances in South Africa although Slovenia failed to progress from group stage.
• Stepped down after failure to reach UEFA EURO 2012, going on to have a brief spell in Saudi Arabia with Al-Ittihad before resurfacing at Rijeka in February 2013. Kek proved a huge success in Croatia, winning the club's first title in 2016/17 when Rijeka completed the double by claiming the Croatian Cup for the second time in his reign; also took the club into the UEFA Europa League group stage in 2013/14 and 2014/15. Stepped down in October 2018 and reappointed as Slovenia coach the following month.
Date of birth: 23 April 1966
Playing career: Kaiserslautern (twice), Arminia Bielefeld, Saarbrücken, Bayer Leverkusen, Stuttgart, Basel, Sturm Graz
Coaching career: Sturm Graz (three times), Kaiserslautern, Austria
• Born in Mainz to a German mother and Italian father, Foda started his playing career at Weisenau and joined Mainz, then in the third tier, in his youth. As a professional he played in 321 German Bundesliga games, winning the German Cup with both Kaiserslautern and Leverkusen.
• In 1987, the defender was called up by the West German national team for a South America tour. He played against Argentina and Brazil, his only two international caps.
• Foda ended his career with a highly successful four-year spell at Austrian club Sturm Graz, with whom he won three league titles and also reached the UEFA Champions League group stage three years running.
• After hanging up his boots, Foda remained in Styria and moved into coaching, initially as an assistant to the experienced Ivan Osim before taking over as Sturm's head coach in 2002.
• He would spend the best part of the next decade and a half at Sturm, punctuating his tenure only with a single season back in Germany with Kaiserslautern (2012/13) after leading Sturm to victories in the 2009/10 Austrian Cup and the following season's Bundesliga. In October 2017 he was appointed Marcel Koller's successor as head coach of the Austrian national team, taking over the reins in January 2018.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA EURO matches||UEFA matches|
Referee since: 1994
First division: 2001
FIFA badge: 2006
Tournaments: 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2016 Olympic Games, UEFA EURO 2016, 2014 FIFA World Cup, 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, UEFA EURO 2012, 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2007 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
2015 UEFA Champions League
2012 FIFA Club World Cup
|27/05/2006||U19||ELITE||Slovenia||Austria||1-2||St. Veit an der Glan|
|18/09/2008||UEL||R1||FK Austria Wien||KKS Lech Poznań||2-1||Vienna|
|05/11/2009||UEL||GS||PFC Levski Sofia||FC Salzburg||0-1||Sofia|
|19/08/2010||UEL||PO||SK Sturm Graz||Juventus||1-2||Graz|
|22/08/2012||UCL||PO||GNK Dinamo Zagreb||NK Maribor||2-1||Zagreb|
|29/08/2018||UCL||PO||FC Salzburg||FK Crvena zvezda||2-2||Salzburg|
Last updated 11/10/2019 12:00CET
Last updated 11/10/2019 11:58CET
:: 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.