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UEFA EURO: Moldova - Albania Match press kits

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MoldovaMoldovaStadionul Zimbru - ChisinauMonday 14 October 2019
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Group H - Matchday 8
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/06/2019QR (GS)Albania - Moldova2-0
ElbasanÇikalleshi 66, Ramadani 90+3
EURO '96
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/06/1995PR (GS)Moldova - Albania2-3
ChisinauCurtean 10, Cleşcenco 15; Kushta 8, Bellai 25, Rudi Vata 71
29/03/1995PR (GS)Albania - Moldova3-0
TiranaKushta 32, 78, Kacaj 43
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Moldova10012002----300328
Albania22001100----330082
FIFA*
Moldova------------------
Albania------------------
Friendlies
Moldova------------101000
Albania------------101000
Total
Moldova10012002----401328
Albania22001100----431082

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 11/09/2019 15:32CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Moldova - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Alexei Koşelev19/11/199325Fortuna Sittard - 7000
-Nicolai Cebotari24/05/199722Sfintul Gheorghe - 0000
-Dumitru Celeadnic23/04/199227Sheriff - 0000
Defenders
-Artiom Rozgoniuc01/10/199524Sfintul Gheorghe - 3000
-Valerii Macriţchii13/02/199623Dinamo-Auto - 0000
-Veaceslav Posmac07/11/199028Sheriff - 3000
-Victor Mudrac03/03/199425Petrocub - 2000
-Dinu Graur27/12/199424Astra - 5000
-Anatolie Prepeliță06/08/199722Zimbru - 1000
-Oleg Reabciuk16/01/199821Paços Ferreira - 7000
-Ștefan Efros08/05/199029Speranța Nisporeni - 3000
Midfielders
-Alexandru Suvorov02/02/198732Sfintul Gheorghe - 5000
-Alexandru Dedov26/07/198930Petrocub - 1000
-Maxim Mihaliov22/08/198633Dinamo-Auto - 1000
-Eugeniu Cebotaru16/10/198434Academica Clinceni - 7000
-Artur Ioniţa17/08/199029Cagliari - 6000
-Gheorghe Anton27/01/199326Sheriff - 0000
-Constantin Sandu15/09/199326Speranța Nisporeni - 2000
Forwards
-Eugeniu Sidorenco19/03/198930Zimbru - 0000
-Alexandru Boiciuc21/08/199722Karpaty - 3000
Coach
-Semen Altman21/04/194673 - 3000
Albania - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Alban Hoxha23/11/198731Partizani - 0000
-Etrit Berisha10/03/198930SPAL - 4000
-Thomas Strakosha19/03/199524Lazio - 3000
Defenders
-Frédéric Veseli20/11/199226Empoli - 5000
-Berat Djimsiti19/02/199326Atalanta - 5000
-Marash Kumbulla08/02/200019Verona - 0000
-Ardian Ismajli30/09/199623Hajduk Split - 7000
-Enea Mihaj05/07/199821PAOK - 0000
-Kastriot Dermaku15/01/199227Parma*3100
Midfielders
-Odise Roshi22/05/199128Akhmat - 4100
-Amir Abrashi27/03/199029Freiburg*7100
-Ermir Lenjani05/08/198930Sion - 4000
-Ledian Memushaj07/12/198632Pescara - 4000
-Taulant Seferi15/11/199622Xamax - 0000
-Keidi Bare28/08/199722Málaga - 3000
-Kristi Qose10/06/199524Ružomberok - 1000
-Lorenc Trashi19/05/199227Partizani - 0000
-Ylber Ramadani12/04/199623VB - 2100
-Lindon Selahi26/02/199920Twente - 0000
-Klaus Gjasula14/12/198929Paderborn*3000
Forwards
-Bekim Balaj11/01/199128Sturm - 5100
-Sokol Çikalleshi27/07/199029Akhisar - 5300
-Rei Manaj24/02/199722Albacete - 2000
Coach
-Edoardo Reja10/10/194574 - 5000

Last updated 14/10/2019 10:39CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Semen Altman

Date of birth: 21 April 1946
Nationality: Ukrainian
Playing career: Kolhosnyk Rivne, Volyn Lutsk, Chornomorets Odesa, Zvezda Tiraspol (twice), Lokomotiv Kherson
Coaching career: Chornomorets Odesa (youth, assistant twice), Dinamo Moskva (assistant, caretaker), South Korea U23 (assistant), Zimbru Chisinau, Metalurh Donetsk, Ukraine (assistant, twice), Chornomorets Odesa, Illychivets Mariupil, Luch-Energia Vladivostok, Tavriya Simferopol, Moldova (caretaker)

• Born in the Kharkiv region in Ukraine, Altman started out in Kyiv but made his name as a goalkeeper with Chornomorets before having to retire early due to injury.

• Started his coaching career with the Chornomorets youth academy aged 30 and promoted to the first team staff in 1982, working as assistant to Viktor Prokopenko as the Odessa side finished fourth in the Soviet top flight two years later; moved to Dinamo Moskva, first working alongside Anatoli Byshovets and then having a spell in caretaker charge himself, leading the club to a third-placed league finish in 1990.

• Following the collapse of the USSR Altman returned to work alongside Prokopenko at Chornomorets, helping the club to two Ukrainian Cups before two years assisting Byshovets with South Korea's side as they reached the 1996 Olympic Games.

• Struck out on his own as head coach in 1997 with Zimbru, winning two league titles and the Moldovan Cup before leading both Metalurh Donetsk and Chornomorets to third place in the Ukrainian Premier League. Went on to have spells at Ukraine's Illychivets Mariupil (2007) and Russia's Luch-Energia Vladivostok (2008) before his most recent club stint, at Tavriya Simferopol in 2011/12.

•  Had two spells as Ukraine assistant coach (2003–06 and 2010–11), helping Oleh Blokhin guide the country to the 2006 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals. Appointed Moldova's director of national teams on 8 April 2019, three months later he temporarily returned to coaching, taking charge of the side following Alexandru Spiridon's departure.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2618935.html#semen+altman

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Edoardo Reja

Date of birth: 10 October 1945
Nationality:
Italian
Playing career: SPAL, Palermo, Alessandria, Benevento
Coaching career: Molinella, Monselice (twice), Pordenone, Pro Gorizia, Treviso, Mestre, Varese, Pescara (youth), Pescara, Cosenza, Verona, Bologna, Lecce, Brescia, Torino, Vicenza, Genoa, Catania, Cagliari, Napoli, Hajduk Split, Lazio (twice), Atalanta, Albania

• Reja came through the ranks at SPAL alongside close friend Fabio Capello, the pair also featuring in the club's first team in Serie A in 1965; Reja went on to make more than 100 career appearances in Italy's top flight and also appeared for Palermo, Alessandria and Benevento before hanging up his boots in 1977.

• Started his coaching career in Serie D with Molinella in 1979, going on to have short spells at a number of lower league clubs before stepping up to Serie B in 1989, when he took charge of Pescara.

• After spells at Cosenza and Lecce, Reja led Brescia – including a young Andrea Pirlo – to the Serie B title in 1997, but opted to drop back into the second division to take charge of Torino. His Serie A debut came in 1998/99 with Vicenza, who he was unable to save from relegation but who he guided to an immediate top-flight return; subsequently also took Cagliari into Serie A in 2003/04.

• In charge of Napoli between 2005 and 2009, winning successive promotions as the club returned to Italy's highest level, with the likes of Marek Hamšík and Ezequiel Lavezzi flourishing under Reja's guidance; then had a short spell in Croatia with Hajduk.

• Returned to his homeland in February 2010, taking charge of Lazio for two years; had a second stint in 2014 prior to a short spell with Atalanta, but had not coached for three years before taking charge of the Albanian national side in April 2019, replacing fellow Italian Christian Panucci.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2608836.html#edoardo+reja

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeChris Kavanagh (ENG)
  • Assistant refereesDaniel Richard Cook (ENG) , Constantine Hatzidakis (ENG)
  • Fourth officialStuart Attwell (ENG)
  • UEFA DelegateLéon Schelings (BEL)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Chris Kavanagh04/09/198501

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 12/10/2019 10:42CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Moldova

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Turkey760115218
    France760120418
    Iceland7403101012
    Albania730410109
    Andorra71061143
    Moldova71062183
    Matchday 1 (22/03/2019)
    Moldova 1-4 France
    0-1 Griezmann 24, 0-2 Varane 27, 0-3 Giroud 36, 0-4 Mbappé 87, 1-4 Ambros 89
    Koşelev, Reabciuk, Posmac, Ioniţa, Carp, Cebotaru, Cociuc (46 Rozgoniuc), Gînsari, Nicolaescu (59 Damaşcan), I. Jardan, A. Antoniuc (73 Ambros)
  • Matchday 2 (25/03/2019)
    Turkey 4-0 Moldova
    1-0 Hasan Ali Kaldırım 24, 2-0 Cenk Tosun 26, 3-0 Cenk Tosun 53, 4-0 Kaan Ayhan 70
    Koşelev, Reabciuk, Rozgoniuc, Posmac, Ioniţa, Carp (46 Țurcan), Cebotaru, Gînsari (73 A. Antoniuc), I. Jardan, Ambros (57 Nicolaescu), Graur
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Moldova 1-0 Andorra
    1-0 Armaş 8
    Koşelev, Reabciuk, Armaş, Efros, Ioniţa, Carp, Gînsari, I. Jardan, A. Antoniuc (64 Cociuc), Suvorov (50 Cebotaru), Damaşcan (80 Boiciuc)
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Albania 2-0 Moldova
    1-0 Çikalleshi 66, 2-0 Ramadani 90+3
    Koşelev, Reabciuk, Armaş, Efros, Carp, Cebotaru, Gînsari, I. Jardan (76 Graur), A. Antoniuc, Suvorov (74 Cociuc), Damaşcan (70 Boiciuc)
  • Matchday 5 (07/09/2019)
    Iceland 3-0 Moldova
    1-0 Sigthórsson 31, 2-0 B. Bjarnason 55, 3-0 Bödvarsson 77
    Koşelev, Reabciuk, Armaş, Mudrac, Ioniţa, Carp (67 Țurcan), Cebotaru, Gînsari (80 Sandu), Cemîrtan (65 Cojocaru), Suvorov, Graur
  • Matchday 6 (10/09/2019)
    Moldova 0-4 Turkey
    0-1 Cenk Tosun 37, 0-2 Deniz Türüc 57, 0-3 Cenk Tosun 79, 0-4 Yusuf Yazıcı 88
    Koşelev, Reabciuk, Mudrac, Efros, Ioniţa (81 Ghecev), Cebotaru, Gînsari (68 Cemîrtan), Țurcan, Suvorov (75 Rozgoniuc), Sandu, Graur
  • Matchday 7 (11/10/2019)
    Andorra 1-0 Moldova
    1-0 Vales 63
    Koşelev, Reabciuk, Posmac, Ioniţa, Mihaliov (72 Dedov), Cebotaru, Gînsari, Prepeliță, Suvorov, Boiciuc, Graur
  • Matchday 8 (14/10/2019)
    Moldova-Albania
  • Matchday 9 (14/11/2019)
    France-Moldova
  • Matchday 10 (17/11/2019)
    Moldova-Iceland

Albania

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Turkey760115218
    France760120418
    Iceland7403101012
    Albania730410109
    Andorra71061143
    Moldova71062183
    Matchday 1 (22/03/2019)
    Albania 0-2 Turkey
    0-1 Burak Yılmaz 21, 0-2 Hakan Çalhanoğlu 55
    Berisha, Iván Balliu (58 Sadiku), Hysaj, Veseli, Djimsiti, Memushaj, Xhaka, Ismajli, Balaj (58 Grezda), Uzuni, Abrashi
  • Matchday 2 (25/03/2019)
    Andorra 0-3 Albania
    0-1 Sadiku 21, 0-2 Balaj 87, 0-3 Abrashi 90+6
    Berisha, Hysaj, Djimsiti, Grezda (70 Balaj), Basha (87 Memushaj), Sadiku, Xhaka (67 Abrashi), Ismajli, Aliji, Kaçe, Uzuni
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Iceland 1-0 Albania
    1-0 Gudmundsson 22
    Berisha, Dermaku, Lenjani, Hysaj, Veseli, Ismajli, Basha (67 Kaçe), Xhaka (72 Ndoj), Çikalleshi (79 Sadiku), Balaj, Abrashi
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Albania 2-0 Moldova
    1-0 Çikalleshi 66, 2-0 Ramadani 90+3
    Berisha, Lenjani (57 Roshi), Hysaj, Veseli, Ismajli, Ramadani, Sadiku (57 Çikalleshi), Uzuni, Mavraj, Kaçe (84 Qose), Abrashi
  • Matchday 5 (07/09/2019)
    France 4-1 Albania
    1-0 Coman 8, 2-0 Giroud 27, 3-0 Coman 68, 4-0 Ikoné 85, 4-1 Çikalleshi 90 (P)
    Strakosha, Ramadani (53 Gjasula), Hysaj, Djimsiti, Bare, Uzuni, Mavraj, Ismajli, Balaj (62 Çikalleshi), Roshi, Abrashi (73 Xhaka)
  • Matchday 6 (10/09/2019)
    Albania 4-2 Iceland
    1-0 Dermaku 32, 1-1 G. Sigurdsson 47, 2-1 Hysaj 52, 2-2 Sigthórsson 58, 3-2 Roshi 79, 4-2 Çikalleshi 83
    Strakosha, Lenjani (62 Roshi), Hysaj (72 Abrashi), Djimsiti (66 Veseli), Bare, Memushaj, Manaj, Gjasula, Çikalleshi, Dermaku, Ismajli
  • Matchday 7 (11/10/2019)
    Turkey 1-0 Albania
    1-0 Cenk Tosun 90
    Strakosha, Lenjani (57 Roshi), Veseli, Djimsiti, Bare, Gjasula, Memushaj (72 Abrashi), Manaj, Çikalleshi (84 Balaj), Dermaku, Ismajli
  • Matchday 8 (14/10/2019)
    Moldova-Albania
  • Matchday 9 (14/11/2019)
    Albania-Andorra
  • Matchday 10 (17/11/2019)
    Albania-France

Last updated 12/10/2019 10:43CET

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.