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UEFA EURO: France - Moldova 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
22/03/2019QR (GS)Moldova - France1-4
ChisinauAmbros 89; Griezmann 24, Varane 27, Giroud 36, Mbappé 87
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
France----1100----110041
Moldova1001--------100114
FIFA*
France------------------
Moldova------------------
Friendlies
France------------------
Moldova------------------
Total
France----1100----110041
Moldova1001--------100114

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 15/10/2019 11:16CET

Squad list Only this chapter

France - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Steve Mandanda28/03/198534Marseille - 2000
-Alphonse Areola27/02/199326Real Madrid - 0000
-Mike Maignan03/07/199524LOSC - 0000
Defenders
-Lucas Digne20/07/199326Everton - 4000
-Benjamin Mendy17/07/199425Man. City - 0000
-Kurt Zouma27/10/199425Chelsea - 1100
-Raphaël Varane25/04/199326Real Madrid - 7100
-Clément Lenglet17/06/199524Barcelona - 5100
-Presnel Kimpembe13/08/199524Paris - 1000
-Benjamin Pavard28/03/199623Bayern - 6000
-Léo Dubois14/09/199425Lyon - 2000
Midfielders
-Moussa Sissoko16/08/198930Tottenham - 6000
-Thomas Lemar12/11/199524Atlético - 6000
-Corentin Tolisso03/08/199425Bayern - 4000
-N'Golo Kanté29/03/199128Chelsea - 2000
-Tanguy Ndombélé28/12/199622Tottenham - 1000
-Mattéo Guendouzi14/04/199920Arsenal - 0000
Forwards
-Antoine Griezmann21/03/199128Barcelona*8200
-Olivier Giroud30/09/198633Chelsea - 8500
-Wissam Ben Yedder12/08/199029Monaco - 5200
-Kingsley Coman13/06/199623Bayern - 5300
-Nabil Fekir18/07/199326Betis - 3000
-Kylian Mbappé20/12/199820Paris - 4300
Coach
-Didier Deschamps15/10/196851 - 8000
Moldova - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Denis Rusu02/08/199029Politehnica Iaşi - 0000
-Alexei Koşelev19/11/199325Fortuna Sittard - 8000
-Nicolai Cebotari24/05/199722Sfintul Gheorghe - 0000
Defenders
-Igor Armaş14/07/198732Voluntari*3100
-Ion Jardan10/01/199029Petrocub - 4000
-Veaceslav Posmac07/11/199029Sheriff - 4000
-Maxim Focşa 21/04/199227Sfintul Gheorghe - 0000
-Dinu Graur27/12/199424Astra - 6000
-Oleg Reabciuk16/01/199821Paços Ferreira*8000
-Artur Craciun29/06/199821U Cluj - 0000
Midfielders
-Artur Patraş10/01/198831Zimbru - 0000
-Andrei Cojocari21/01/198732Petrocub - 0000
-Artur Ioniţa17/08/199029Cagliari - 7000
-Cătălin Carp20/10/199326Ufa - 5000
-Radu Gînsari10/12/199127Krylya Sovetov - 7000
-Vadim Raţă05/05/199326Chindia Targoviste - 0000
-Eugeniu Cociuc11/05/199326Sabail - 3000
-Evgheni Oancea05/01/199623SKA-Khabarovsk - 0000
-Alexandr Belousov14/05/199821Sheriff - 0000
Forwards
-Nicolae Milinceanu01/08/199227Vaduz - 0000
-Vitalie Damaşcan24/01/199920Fortuna Sittard - 3000
-Sergiu Platica05/06/199128Milsami - 0000
Coach
-Engin Firat11/06/197049 - 0000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Didier Deschamps

Date of birth: 15 October 1968
Nationality: French
Playing career: Nantes, Marseille (twice), Bordeaux, Juventus, Chelsea, Valencia
Coaching career: Monaco, Juventus, Marseille, France

• A product of Nantes's highly rated youth system, Deschamps had success with Marseille as a defensive midfielder, winning Ligue 1 in 1990 and 1992 and captaining them to UEFA Champions League glory in 1993. Signed for Juve in 1994 and won the UEFA Champions League again in 1996, adding three Serie A titles, a Coppa Italia and a European/South American Cup.

• Left in 1999 for Chelsea, staying one season and lifting the FA Cup, before ending his career with a year in Valencia, watching from the bench as they lost the 2001 UEFA Champions League final to Bayern München. Skippered France to victory on home soil at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and also at UEFA EURO 2000, retiring that year with 103 caps.

• Started coaching career in 2001 with Monaco, landing the French League Cup in 2003 and reaching the UEFA Champions League final a year later, going down to José Mourinho's Porto. Resigned in September 2005 and joined his old club Juventus, then in Serie B, the following June. Stepped down after securing promotion back to Serie A in May 2007.

• Appointed Marseille boss in May 2009, replacing Eric Gerets. Ended OM's 18-year wait for the Ligue 1 championship in his first term and added a maiden League Cup, retaining the latter trophy in the next two campaigns.

• Succeeded Laurent Blanc after UEFA EURO 2012 and guided France to the 2014 World Cup, where they lost to eventual winners Germany in the quarter-finals, and then to the final of UEFA EURO 2016 on home soil only to lose to Portugal in extra time. Redemption followed at Russia 2018, where France went all the way to lift the trophy, making Deschamps only the third man to win the World Cup as both player and coach after Mário Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=940248.html#didier+deschamps

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Engin Fırat

Date of birth: 11 June 1970
Nationality: Turkish/German
Playing career: none
Coaching career: LR Ahlen, Incheon United, Kayseri Erciyesspor, Sephan, Gostaresh, Saipa, Moldova

• Born in Istanbul, Engin Fırat never played professional football, but after graduating in Germany, has made his career in the sport.

• Started out in 1997, aged 27, as an assistant to Horst Hrubesch at Samsunspor before taking a similar role with a number of clubs in Turkey, Germany and South Korea over the next decade.

• Moved to Iran in 2007, where he coached several clubs and assisted Ali Daei during his time as national team boss.

• Between 2015 and 2017, Fırat was sporting director at Kardemir Karabükspor and then Dallas City.

• Named Moldova coach in late October 2019, replacing Semen Altman for the final two games of their UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying campaign.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2632217.html#engin+fırat

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeGediminas Mažeika (LTU)
  • Assistant refereesVytautas Šimkus (LTU) , Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)
  • Fourth officialManfredas Lukjancukas (LTU)
  • UEFA DelegateArmen Minasyan (ARM)
  • UEFA Referee observerBrian Lawlor (WAL)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Gediminas Mažeika24/03/1978683

Gediminas Mazeika

Referee since: 1999
First division: 2001
FIFA badge: 2008

Tournaments: 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2009 UEFA Regions' Cup, 2008 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

Finals
N/A

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
04/05/2008U17GS-FTFranceRepublic of Ireland2-1Antalya
13/05/2008U17SFTurkeyFrance1-1Antalya
05/09/2009WCQRMoldovaLuxembourg0-0Chisinau
08/11/2012UELGSFC Girondins de BordeauxCS Marítimo1-0Bordeaux
02/10/2014UELGSEA GuingampPAOK FC2-0Guingamp
01/10/2015UELGSFC RubinFC Girondins de Bordeaux0-0Kazan
07/12/2016UCLGSBayer 04 LeverkusenAS Monaco FC3-0Leverkusen
14/09/2017UELGSOlympique de MarseilleKonyaspor1-0Marseille

Last updated 12/11/2019 11:17CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

France

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Turkey861116319
    France861121519
    Iceland8503121015
    Albania8404141012
    Andorra81071163
    Moldova81072223
    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
    Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Pogba, Griezmann (73 Thauvin), Giroud (81 Fekir), Mbappé, Kanté, Matuidi (73 Lemar), Kurzawa
  • Matchday 2 (25/03/2019)
    France 4-0 Iceland
    1-0 Umtiti 12, 2-0 Giroud 68, 3-0 Mbappé 78, 4-0 Griezmann 84
    Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Pogba, Griezmann, Giroud (90 Sissoko), Mbappé, Kanté (80 Lemar), Matuidi, Kurzawa (85 Kimpembe)
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Turkey 2-0 France
    1-0 Kaan Ayhan 30, 2-0 Cengiz Ünder 40
    Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Pogba, Griezmann, Giroud (72 Ben Yedder), Mbappé, Digne (46 Mendy), Matuidi (46 Coman), Sissoko
  • 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
    Lloris, Mendy, Pogba, Griezmann, Mbappé, Zouma, Dubois, Lenglet, Thauvin (81 Lemar), Ndombélé (64 Sissoko), Ben Yedder (73 Giroud)
  • 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)
    Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Griezmann, Lemar (84 Fekir), Giroud, Coman (77 Ikoné), Tolisso, Matuidi, Lenglet, Hernández (80 Digne)
  • Matchday 6 (10/09/2019)
    France 3-0 Andorra
    1-0 Coman 18, 2-0 Lenglet 52, 3-0 Ben Yedder 90+1
    Lloris, Digne, Varane, Griezmann, Giroud (72 Ben Yedder), Coman (85 Fekir), Tolisso, Dubois, Sissoko, Lenglet, Ikoné (63 Lemar)
  • Matchday 7 (11/10/2019)
    Iceland 0-1 France
    0-1 Giroud 66 (P)
    Mandanda, Pavard, Varane, Lenglet, Griezmann, Giroud (78 Ben Yedder), Coman (88 Ikoné), Tolisso, Matuidi, Sissoko, Digne
  • Matchday 8 (14/10/2019)
    France 1-1 Turkey
    1-0 Giroud 76, 1-1 Kaan Ayhan 82
    Mandanda, Pavard, Varane, Lenglet, Griezmann, Ben Yedder (72 Giroud), Coman (87 Ikoné), Tolisso, Matuidi (77 Lemar), Sissoko, Hernández
  • Matchday 9 (14/11/2019)
    France-Moldova
  • Matchday 10 (17/11/2019)
    Albania-France

Moldova

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Turkey861116319
    France861121519
    Iceland8503121015
    Albania8404141012
    Andorra81071163
    Moldova81072223
    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 0-4 Albania
    0-1 Çikalleshi 22, 0-2 Bare 34, 0-3 Trashi 40, 0-4 Manaj 90
    Koşelev, Reabciuk, Mudrac (31 Rozgoniuc), Posmac, Ioniţa, Cebotaru, Prepeliță, Suvorov (60 Boiciuc), Anton, Sidorenco (80 Sandu), Graur
  • Matchday 9 (14/11/2019)
    France-Moldova
  • Matchday 10 (17/11/2019)
    Moldova-Iceland

Last updated 15/10/2019 11:15CET

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.