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UEFA EURO: Albania - Andorra Match press kits

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Group H - Matchday 9
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
25/03/2019QR (GS)Andorra - Albania0-3
Andorra la VellaSadiku 21, Balaj 87, Abrashi 90+6
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Albania----1100----110030
Andorra1001--------100103
FIFA*
Albania------------------
Andorra------------------
Friendlies
Albania------------320142
Andorra------------310224
Total
Albania----1100----430172
Andorra1001--------410327

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 15/10/2019 11:37CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Albania - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Alban Hoxha23/11/198731Partizani - 0000
-Etrit Berisha10/03/198930SPAL - 4000
-Thomas Strakosha19/03/199524Lazio - 4000
Defenders
-Frédéric Veseli20/11/199226Empoli - 6000
-Elseid Hysaj02/02/199425Napoli - 6100
-Berat Djimsiti19/02/199326Atalanta - 6000
-Ardian Ismajli30/09/199623Hajduk Split - 8000
-Hysen Memolla03/07/199227KPV - 0000
-Enea Mihaj05/07/199821PAOK - 0000
-Kastriot Dermaku15/01/199227Parma*4100
Midfielders
-Odise Roshi22/05/199128Akhmat - 5100
-Ermir Lenjani05/08/198930Sion - 4000
-Ledian Memushaj07/12/198632Pescara - 4000
-Taulant Seferi15/11/199622Xamax - 0000
-Emanuele Ndoj20/11/199622Brescia - 1000
-Keidi Bare28/08/199722Málaga*4100
-Kristi Qose10/06/199524Ružomberok - 1000
-Lorenc Trashi19/05/199227Partizani - 1100
-Ylber Ramadani12/04/199623VB - 2100
-Lindon Selahi26/02/199920Twente - 1000
Forwards
-Bekim Balaj11/01/199128Sturm - 5100
-Rei Manaj24/02/199722Albacete - 3100
-Myrto Uzuni31/05/199524Lokomotiva Zagreb - 4000
Coach
-Edoardo Reja10/10/194574*6000
Andorra - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Ferran Pol28/02/198336UE Santa Coloma - 0000
-Josep Gomes03/12/198533Inter Escaldes - 8000
-Francisco Pires25/01/199821UE Santa Coloma - 0000
Defenders
-Marc Garcia21/03/198831EC Granollers - 2000
-Jordi Rubio01/11/198732UE Santa Coloma - 2000
-Emili Garcia11/01/198930Inter Escaldes - 1000
-Moisés San Nicolás17/09/199326FC Santa Coloma - 8000
-Chus Rubio09/09/199425FC Santa Coloma*6000
-Max Llovera08/01/199722EC Granollers - 8000
-Joan Cervós24/02/199821FC Andorra - 8000
-Albert Alavedra26/02/199920Algeciras - 0000
Midfielders
-Marc Pujol21/08/198237Inter Escaldes - 2000
-Sergi Moreno25/11/198731Inter Escaldes - 2000
-Marc Vales04/04/199029Sandefjord - 8100
-Marc Ferré11/01/199425Engordany - 0000
-Victor Rodríguez07/09/198732Engordany - 5000
-Jordi Aláez23/01/199821FC Santa Coloma - 8000
Forwards
-Ludovic Clemente09/05/198633FC Andorra - 6000
-Cristian Martínez16/10/198930Inter Escaldes - 5000
-Sebastiàn Gómez01/11/198336Engordany - 1000
-Alex Martínez10/10/199821FC Andorra - 4000
-Ricard Fernandez19/03/199920FC Andorra - 1000
Coach
-Koldo Alvarez04/09/197049 - 8000

Last updated 14/11/2019 11:33CET

Head coach Only this chapter

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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Koldo Alvarez

Date of birth: 4 September 1970
Nationality: Andorran
Playing career: Aurrerá Vitória, Atlético Madrid, Toledo (loan), Salamanca, FC Andorra (twice), Balaguer
Coaching career: Andorra

• A reserve goalkeeper at Atlético, Koldo came through the club's youth ranks and lifted the Copa del Rey with the Spanish side in 1990/91.

• Leaving the capital in search of first-team football, Koldo played for Toledo before winning promotion to the Spanish second division with Salamanca in 1993/94.

• Signed for FC Andorra in the summer of 1994, dividing his time between playing for the club's first team and acting as a youth coach with the national Under-17, U19 and U21 sides.

• Capped 78 times by Andorra before his retirement following a 6-0 loss to England at Wembley in June 2009 having been named his country's best player of the last 50 years by the Andorran Football Federation (FAF) six years earlier.

• Took over as coach of the national team in February 2010, his side finishing bottom of their qualifying groups for UEFA EURO 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. That was again the case in the UEFA EURO 2016 preliminaries, although Andorra did score four goals – setting a new best mark for the competition – and overcame Hungary in June 2017 in 2018 World Cup qualifying, their first competitive win since 2004.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=1445163.html#koldo+alvarez

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeKristo Tohver (EST)
  • Assistant refereesSilver Koiv (EST) , Aron Härsing (EST)
  • Fourth officialRoomer Tarajev (EST)
  • UEFA DelegateRudolf Zavrl (SVN)
  • UEFA Referee observerSándor Piller (HUN)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Kristo Tohver11/06/1981168

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
24/07/2012UCL2QRDebreceni VSCKF Skënderbeu3-0Nyiregyhaza
03/07/2014UEL1QRFC Sioni BolnisiKS Flamurtari2-3Tbilisi
16/07/2015UEL2QRFK KukësiOFK Titograd0-1Tirana
05/11/2015UELGSKF SkënderbeuSporting Clube de Portugal3-0Elbasan
20/07/2016UCL2QRFerencvárosi TCFK Partizani1-1Budapest
02/08/2018UEL2QRKF LaçiMolde FK0-2Lac

Last updated 12/11/2019 11:17CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Albania

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Turkey861116319
    France861121519
    Iceland8503121015
    Albania8404141012
    Andorra81071163
    Moldova81072223
    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 0-4 Albania
    0-1 Çikalleshi 22, 0-2 Bare 34, 0-3 Trashi 40, 0-4 Manaj 90
    Strakosha, Veseli, Djimsiti, Bare (89 Selahi), Gjasula, Manaj, Trashi, Çikalleshi (76 Roshi), Dermaku, Ismajli (89 Kumbulla), Abrashi
  • Matchday 9 (14/11/2019)
    Albania-Andorra
  • Matchday 10 (17/11/2019)
    Albania-France

Andorra

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Turkey861116319
    France861121519
    Iceland8503121015
    Albania8404141012
    Andorra81071163
    Moldova81072223
    Matchday 1 (22/03/2019)
    Andorra 0-2 Iceland
    0-1 B. Bjarnason 22, 0-2 Kjartansson 80
    Gomes, C. Martínez (81 Clemente), Vales, Rebés, Ildefons Lima, M. Vieira, M. San Nicolás, Cervós, Chus Rubio (87 Juli Sánchez), Llovera, Alex Martínez (71 Aláez)
  • Matchday 2 (25/03/2019)
    Andorra 0-3 Albania
    0-1 Sadiku 21, 0-2 Balaj 87, 0-3 Abrashi 90+6
    Gomes, C. Martínez (74 Aláez), Vales (84 Pujol), Rebés, Ildefons Lima, M. Vieira, Clemente (67 Cervós), M. San Nicolás, Chus Rubio, Llovera, Rodríguez
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Moldova 1-0 Andorra
    1-0 Armaş 8
    Gomes, Vales, Rebés (69 Moreno), Ildefons Lima, Clemente, M. Vieira, Aláez (82 A. Sánchez), M. San Nicolás, Cervós, Chus Rubio (72 Alex Martínez), Llovera
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Andorra 0-4 France
    0-1 Mbappé 11, 0-2 Ben Yedder 30, 0-3 Thauvin 45+1, 0-4 Zouma 60
    Gomes, Vales, Rebés, Ildefons Lima, M. Vieira, Aláez (85 Juli Sánchez), M. San Nicolás, Alex Martínez (58 Jordi Rubio), Cervós (81 Rodríguez), Chus Rubio, Llovera
  • Matchday 5 (07/09/2019)
    Turkey 1-0 Andorra
    1-0 Ozan Tufan 89
    Gomes, C. Martínez, Vales, Rebés, Ildefons Lima, M. Vieira (87 Emili Garcia), Clemente (79 Aláez), M. San Nicolás, Cervós, Llovera, Rodríguez (63 Marc Garcia)
  • Matchday 6 (10/09/2019)
    France 3-0 Andorra
    1-0 Coman 18, 2-0 Lenglet 52, 3-0 Ben Yedder 90+1
    Gomes, C. Martínez (69 Aláez), Vales, Rebés, Ildefons Lima, M. Vieira (86 Moreno), Clemente (79 Jordi Rubio), M. San Nicolás, Cervós, Chus Rubio, Llovera
  • Matchday 7 (11/10/2019)
    Andorra 1-0 Moldova
    1-0 Vales 63
    Gomes, C. Martínez (61 Aláez), Vales, Ildefons Lima, Pujol (83 Rodríguez), M. Vieira, Clemente (73 Rebés), M. San Nicolás, Cervós, Chus Rubio, Llovera
  • Matchday 8 (14/10/2019)
    Iceland 2-0 Andorra
    1-0 Sigurdsson 38, 2-0 Sigthórsson 65
    Gomes, Vales, Rebés, Ildefons Lima, M. Vieira (60 Fernandez), Aláez (87 Gómez), M. San Nicolás, Alex Martínez (80 Marc Garcia), Cervós, Llovera, Rodríguez
  • Matchday 9 (14/11/2019)
    Albania-Andorra
  • Matchday 10 (17/11/2019)
    Andorra-Turkey

Last updated 15/10/2019 11:14CET

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.