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UEFA EURO: Slovenia - Latvia Match press kits

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SloveniaSloveniaStadion Stožice - LjubljanaSaturday 16 November 2019
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Group G - Matchday 9
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/06/2019QR (GS)Latvia - Slovenia0-5
RigaČrnigoj 24, 27, Iličić 29 (P), 44, Zajc 47
UEFA EURO 2000
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
05/06/1999PR (GS)Latvia - Slovenia1-2
LiepajaPahars 17; Zahovič 26, 42
14/10/1998PR (GS)Slovenia - Latvia1-0
MariborUdovič 86
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Slovenia11002200----330081
Latvia20021001----300318
FIFA*
Slovenia------------------
Latvia------------------
Friendlies
Slovenia------------100101
Latvia------------110010
Total
Slovenia11002200----430182
Latvia20021001----410328

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 17/10/2019 10:42CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Slovenia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Vid Belec06/06/199029APOEL - 0000
-Nejc Vidmar31/03/198930Olimpija Ljubljana - 0000
-Jan Oblak07/01/199326Atlético - 8000
Defenders
-Bojan Jokić17/05/198633Ufa - 5000
-Uros Korun25/05/198732Piast - 0000
-Martin Milec20/09/199128Maribor - 0000
-Aljaž Struna04/08/199029Houston Dynamo*8100
-Miha Mevlja12/06/199029Sochi - 8000
-Miha Blažič08/05/199326Ferencváros - 1000
-Petar Stojanović07/10/199524Dinamo Zagreb - 8000
-Jure Balkovec09/09/199425Empoli - 4000
Midfielders
-Rajko Rep20/06/199029TSV - 0000
-Haris Vučkič21/08/199227Twente - 0000
-René Krhin21/05/199029Nantes - 6000
-Josip Iličić29/01/198831Atalanta*8300
-Jasmin Kurtić10/01/198930SPAL - 8000
-Amedej Vetrih16/09/199029Rizespor - 0000
-Miha Zajc01/07/199425Fenerbahçe - 6200
-Benjamin Verbič27/11/199325Dynamo Kyiv - 6200
-Jaka Bijol05/02/199920CSKA Moskva - 3000
Forwards
-Roman Bezjak21/02/198930APOEL*4100
-Tim Matavž13/01/198930Vitesse - 0000
-Andraž Šporar27/02/199425Slovan Bratislava - 7200
Coach
-Matjaž Kek09/09/196158 - 8000
Latvia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Andris Vaņins30/04/198039Zürich - 3000
-Pāvels Šteinbors21/09/198534Arka - 6000
-Roberts Ozols10/09/199524Riga - 0000
Defenders
-Igors Tarasovs16/10/198831Spartaks Jūrmala - 2000
-Vitālijs Maksimenko08/12/199028Olimpija Ljubljana - 7000
-Kaspars Dubra20/12/199028Olexandriya - 6000
-Vitālijs Jagodinskis28/02/199227RFS - 3000
-Mārcis Ošs25/07/199128Xamax - 6000
-Antonijs Černomordijs26/09/199623Riga - 3000
Midfielders
-Oļegs Laizāns28/03/198732Riga - 7000
-Vladimirs Kamešs28/10/198831Riga*5100
-Ritvars Rugins17/10/198930Riga*5000
-Roberts Savaļnieks04/02/199326RFS - 6000
-Andrejs Cigaņiks12/04/199722RFS - 4000
-Ingars Stuglis12/02/199623Ventspils - 0000
-Aleksejs Grjaznovs01/10/199722Valmiera - 0000
-Raivis Jurkovskis09/12/199622Liepāja - 1000
-Vladislavs Fjodorovs27/09/199623Riga - 0000
-Mārtiņš Ķigurs31/03/199722Liepāja - 3000
Forwards
-Dāvis Ikaunieks 07/01/199425RFS - 1000
-Ēriks Punculs 18/01/199425Valmiera - 1000
-Vladislavs Gutkovskis02/04/199524Nieciecza - 7000
-Roberts Uldriķis03/04/199821Sion - 4000
Coach
-Slaviša Stojanovic06/12/196949 - 8000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Matjaž Kek

Date of birth: 9 September 1961
Nationality: Slovenian
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.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=921425.html#matjaz+kek

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Slaviša Stojanović

Date of birth: 6 December 1969
Nationality: Slovenian
Playing career: Slovan Ljubljana, Ljubljana (twice), Celje, Vevče, Livar
Coaching career: Slovan Ljubljana, Livar, Domžale, Celje, United Arab Emirates (assistant), Slovenia, Crvena zvezda, Lierse, Changchun Yatai, Riga, Levski Sofia, Latvia

• Born in what is now Serbia, Stojanović had an unremarkable career as a defender in Slovenian football, finiding his true calling as a coach in his late 20s when he led Slovan Ljubljana to national titles at Under-16 and U18 levels.

• Established his local reputation in charge of Domžale between 2002 and 2008, during which his side won the 2006/07 and 2007/08 domestic titles – their first top-division successes.

• After a single campaign at Celje, Stojanović moved abroad to assist compatriot Srečko Katanec, then coach of the United Arab Emirates; the pair were dismissed in September 2011, Stojanović taking over as Slovenia boss the following month.

• Stojanović resigned as Slovenia coach in December 2012, after just over a year in charge, and returned to football in June 2013 with Crvena zvezda, whom he steered to their first Serbian title in seven years in his lone campaign.

• After an ill-starred spell in Belgium with Lierse, Stojanović coached clubs in China and Latvia, then took command of Levski Sofia at the start of the 2018/19 campaign. He left the Bulgarian side in January 2019 and was appointed head coach of Latvia two months later.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2593845.html#slavisa+stojanovic

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeRadu Petrescu (ROU)
  • Assistant refereesRadu Ghinguleac (ROU) , Mircea Mihail Grigoriu (ROU)
  • Fourth officialMarcel Birsan (ROU)
  • UEFA DelegateLennart Vestervall (SWE)
  • UEFA Referee observerPeter Sippel (GER)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Radu Petrescu12/11/1982152

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
16/07/2013UCL2QRBirkirkara FCNK Maribor0-0Ta' Qali

Last updated 14/11/2019 11:31CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Slovenia

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Poland861113219
    Austria851217716
    North Macedonia8323101111
    Slovenia832313811
    Israel8323151511
    Latvia80082270
    Matchday 1 (21/03/2019)
    Israel 1-1 Slovenia
    0-1 Šporar 48, 1-1 Zahavi 55
    Oblak, Aljaž Struna, Krhin, Iličić, Kurtić, Šporar (85 Bohar), Zajc (62 Črnigoj), Jokić, M. Mevlja, Stojanović, Verbić (90 Bijol)
  • Matchday 2 (24/03/2019)
    Slovenia 1-1 North Macedonia
    1-0 Zajc 34, 1-1 Bardi 47
    Oblak, Aljaž Struna, Krhin, Iličić, Kurtić, Šporar (71 Berić), Zajc (90 Zahović), Jokić, M. Mevlja, Stojanović, Verbić (84 Črnigoj)
  • Matchday 3 (07/06/2019)
    Austria 1-0 Slovenia
    1-0 Burgstaller 74
    Oblak, Aljaž Struna, Bijol (63 Popović), Iličić, Kurtić, Šporar, Zajc (69 Bohar), Jokić, Črnigoj (78 Berić), M. Mevlja, Stojanović
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    Latvia 0-5 Slovenia
    0-1 Črnigoj 24, 0-2 Črnigoj 27, 0-3 Iličić 29 (P) , 0-4 Iličić 44, 0-5 Zajc 47
    Oblak, Aljaž Struna, Iličić, Kurtić, Zajc (64 Bijol), Jokić, Črnigoj (83 Majer), M. Mevlja, Popović (77 Zahović), Berić, Stojanović
  • Matchday 5 (06/09/2019)
    Slovenia 2-0 Poland
    1-0 Aljaž Struna 35, 2-0 Šporar 65
    Oblak, Balkovec, Aljaž Struna, Krhin, Iličić, Kurtić, Šporar (85 Popović), Bezjak, M. Mevlja, Stojanović, Verbić (62 Črnigoj)
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
    Slovenia 3-2 Israel
    1-0 Verbić 43, 1-1 Natcho 50, 1-2 Zahavi 63, 2-2 Bezjak 66, 3-2 Verbić 90
    Oblak, Aljaž Struna (54 Blažič), Krhin (81 Popović), Iličić, Kurtić, Šporar, Jokić (46 Balkovec), Bezjak, M. Mevlja, Stojanović, Verbić
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
    North Macedonia 2-1 Slovenia
    1-0 Elmas 50, 2-0 Elmas 68, 2-1 Iličić 90+5 (P)
    Oblak, Balkovec, Aljaž Struna, Krhin (48 Popović), Iličić, Kurtić, Šporar, Bezjak (79 Berić), M. Mevlja, Stojanović, Verbić (65 Zajc)
  • Matchday 8 (13/10/2019)
    Slovenia 0-1 Austria
    0-1 Posch 21
    Oblak, Balkovec, Aljaž Struna, Krhin (79 Popović), Iličić, Kurtić, Šporar, Bezjak (61 Zajc), M. Mevlja, Stojanović, Verbić (69 Berić)
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
    Slovenia-Latvia
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)
    Poland-Slovenia

Latvia

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Poland861113219
    Austria851217716
    North Macedonia8323101111
    Slovenia832313811
    Israel8323151511
    Latvia80082270
    Matchday 1 (21/03/2019)
    North Macedonia 3-1 Latvia
    1-0 Alioski 11, 2-0 Elmas 29, 2-1 Velkoski 87 (og) , 3-1 Elmas 90+3
    Vaņins (33 Šteinbors), Maksimenko, Ošs, Dubra, Gabovs, Šabala (79 Uldriķis), Karašausks (68 Tobers), Isajevs, Cigaņiks, Rakels, Tarasovs
  • Matchday 2 (24/03/2019)
    Poland 2-0 Latvia
    1-0 Lewandowski 76, 2-0 Glik 84
    Šteinbors, Maksimenko, Ošs, Dubra, Laizāns, Ikaunieks, Karašausks (85 Tobers), Isajevs, Rakels, Savaļnieks (80 Gabovs), Gutkovskis (70 Uldriķis)
  • Matchday 3 (07/06/2019)
    Latvia 0-3 Israel
    0-1 Zahavi 10, 0-2 Zahavi 60, 0-3 Zahavi 81
    Šteinbors, Maksimenko, Ošs, Dubra, Laizāns (79 Rugins), Ikaunieks (57 Cigaņiks), Karašausks (67 Kamešs), Rakels, Savaļnieks, Tobers, Gutkovskis
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    Latvia 0-5 Slovenia
    0-1 Črnigoj 24, 0-2 Črnigoj 27, 0-3 Iličić 29 (P) , 0-4 Iličić 44, 0-5 Zajc 47
    Šteinbors, Maksimenko (16 Jagodinskis), Ošs, Dubra, Laizāns, Solovjovs, Kamešs, Rakels (78 Ontužāns), Savaļnieks, Tobers (69 Rugins), Gutkovskis
  • Matchday 5 (06/09/2019)
    Austria 6-0 Latvia
    1-0 Arnautović 7, 2-0 Sabitzer 13, 3-0 Arnautović 53 (P) , 4-0 Šteinbors 76 (og) , 5-0 Laimer 80, 6-0 Gregoritsch 85
    Šteinbors, Maksimenko, Dubra, Laizāns (82 Uldriķis), Kamešs, Bogdaškins, Cigaņiks (66 Savaļnieks), Pētersons, Černomordijs, Tobers (77 Rugins), Gutkovskis
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
    Latvia 0-2 North Macedonia
    0-1 Pandev 14, 0-2 Bardi 17
    Vaņins, Maksimenko, Laizāns, Kamešs (84 Šabala), Rugins, Ķigurs (75 Punculs ), Ikaunieks, Pētersons, Černomordijs, Uldriķis (46 Savaļnieks), Gutkovskis
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
    Latvia 0-3 Poland
    0-1 Lewandowski 9, 0-2 Lewandowski 13, 0-3 Lewandowski 76
    Vaņins, Maksimenko, Ošs, Dubra, Laizāns (72 Tobers), Rugins, Ikaunieks, Ķigurs (86 Cigaņiks), Rakels (72 Karašausks), Jagodinskis, Gutkovskis
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Israel 3-1 Latvia
    1-0 Dabbur 16, 2-0 Zahavi 26, 2-1 Kamešs 40, 3-1 Dabbur 42
    Šteinbors, Ošs, Kamešs (78 D. Ikaunieks), Jurkovskis, Ikaunieks (86 Ontužāns), Savaļnieks, Ķigurs (68 Laizāns), Tarasovs, Černomordijs, Jagodinskis, Gutkovskis
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
    Slovenia-Latvia
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)
    Latvia-Austria

Last updated 17/10/2019 10:44CET

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
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