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LiechtensteinLiechtensteinRheinpark Stadion - VaduzSunday 14 June 2015
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Group G - Matchday -7
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/11/2014QR (GS)Moldova - Liechtenstein0-1
ChisinauBurgmeier 74
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

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Match background Only this chapter

Liechtenstein will look to complete a Group G double against Moldova as the section's bottom two come together again.

Previous meetings
• Franz Burgmeier's free-kick in Chisinau on 15 November 2014 earned Liechtenstein a 1-0 win against Moldova in the sides' first ever international meeting.

• It was Liechtenstein's fifth victory in UEFA European Championship qualifying, with Burgmeier's goal his nation's first in this qualifying campaign.

Form guide
Liechtenstein are without a competitive success in eight home games (D3 L5) since beating Lithuania 2-0 in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying, on 3 June 2011.

Moldova have yet to prevail in Group G (D1 L4); they are also without a win in two competitive away fixtures (D1 L1) since ending their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with a 5-2 success in Montenegro.

Trivia and links
• Should Liechtenstein win, they will move on to seven points, matching their best final total for a UEFA European Championship qualifying campaign – achieved on the road to UEFA EURO 2008. Their highest ever qualifying total is eight points, which they amassed in the race to reach the 2006 World Cup finals.

Liechtenstein have only once managed to avoid finishing last in their qualifying group, signing off their 2006 World Cup bid second bottom.

• The nations have locked horns in two UEFA age-group tournaments. Moldova's Under-17s comfortably beat their Liechtensteiner counterparts 7-0 in a first qualifying round mini-tournament in Greece on 9 October 2002, but it was much closer when the teams met again in a UEFA European U17 Championship match in Poland on 20 September 2005, Moldova winning 4-2.

• The only encounter between the nations' clubs in UEFA competition ended in victory for the side from Liechtenstein; FC Vaduz beat FC Dacia Chisinau 2-0 at home in the first leg of a 2005/06 UEFA Cup first qualifying round tie, progressing despite a 1-0 loss in the return fixture.



Squad list Only this chapter

Liechtenstein - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
-Peter Jehle22/01/198233Vaduz - 3000109-
-Benjamin Büchel04/07/198925Bournemouth - 10008-
-Cengiz Biçer11/12/198727Göztepe Izmir - 200010-
-Franz Burgmeier07/04/198233Vaduz - 5100909
-Yves Oehri15/03/198728YF Juventus - 100045-
-Andreas Christen29/08/198925Balzers - 500018-
-Daniel Kaufmann22/12/199024Vaduz - 400027-
-Seyhan Yildiz30/04/198926Balzers - 300013-
-Andreas Malin31/01/199421Eschen/Mauren - 0000--
-Martin Büchel19/02/198728Unterföhring - 5000502
-Michele Polverino26/09/198430Ried - 5000455
-Armando Heeb25/09/199024Balzers - 0000--
-Mathias Sele28/05/199223Eschen/Mauren - 0000--
-Nicolas Hasler04/05/199124Vaduz - 5000341
-Sandro Wolfinger24/08/199123Heimstetten - 20006-
-Daniel Brändle23/01/199223Münsingen - 30004-
-Dennis Salanovic26/02/199619Istra 1961 - 50006-
-Robin Gubser17/04/199124Balzers - 300011-
-Simon Kühne30/04/199421St Gallen - 40006-
-Mario Frick07/09/197440Balzers - 400011816
-Philippe Erne14/12/198628Balzers - 0000231
-Sandro Wieser03/02/199322Aarau - 400026-
-Niklas Kieber04/03/199322Eschen/Mauren - 10004-
-René Pauritsch04/02/196451 - 500019-
Moldova - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
-Ilie Cebanu29/12/198628Mordovia - 500014-
-Nicolae Calancea29/08/198628Ceahlăul - 000015-
-Alexei Koşelev19/11/199321 - 0000--
-Alexandru Epureanu27/09/198628İstanbul Başakşehir - 5100677
-Petru Racu17/07/198727Milsami - 400031-
-Iulian Erhan01/07/198628Milsami - 20003-
-Igor Armaş14/07/198727Kuban - 5000403
-Maxim Antoniuc15/01/199124Sheriff - 10005-
-Ion Jardan10/01/199025Zimbru - 20004-
-Vadim Bolohan15/08/198628 - 10001-
-Alexandru Gaţcan27/03/198431Rostov - 4000453
-Artur Patraş10/01/198827Milsami - 300021-
-Andrei Cojocari21/01/198728Milsami - 4000141
-Alexandru Dedov26/07/198925Zimbru - 5100252
-Anatoli Cheptine20/05/199025Academia - 00009-
-Cătălin Carp20/10/199321CFR Cluj - 00001-
-Eugen Zasavitchi24/11/199222Trakai - 0000--
-Vadim Raţă05/05/199322 - 0000--
-Eugeniu Cociuc11/05/199322Dacia - 0000--
-Gheorghe Boghiu26/10/198133 - 10003-
-Nicolae Milinceanu01/08/199222Academia - 0000--
-Alexandru Curteian11/02/197441 - 40004-

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Head coach Only this chapter

René Pauritsch

Date of birth: 4 February 1964
Nationality: Austrian
Playing career: ASK Voitsberg, Grazer AK (twice), Donawitzer SV Leoben, Red-White Rankweil, SV Frohnleiten
Coaching career: USV Eschen/Mauren, AKA Vorarlberg, SC Austria Lustenau (assistant), Liechtenstein (youth), Liechtenstein

• Enjoyed a modest playing career, making a total of 35 Austrian Bundesliga appearances for Graz and Leoben in addition to spending time in the lower leagues with Voitsberg, Rankweil and Frohnleiten.

• His sole top-flight goal was a decisive one – the winner for Leoben in a 2-1 victory against Kremser SC on 3 November 1990.

• Began coaching at Eschen/Mauren before returning home to Austria to lead Vorarlberg and, subsequently, work as assistant at second-tier Austria Lustenau under Heinz Fuchsbichler.

• Took charge of Liechtenstein's youth teams in 2008, eventually stepping up to succeed Hans-Peter Zaugg at the helm of the senior national side in late 2012.

• Enjoyed some early success in his new role, guiding Liechtenstein to 1-1 home draws against Latvia and Slovakia in his first two competitive fixtures.



Alexandru Curteian

Date of birth: 11 February 1974
Nationality: Moldovan
Playing career: FC Zimbru Chisinau, RTS Widzew Łódź, FC Zenit, Hamburger SV, FC Torpedo Moskva, Moldova
Coaching career: FC Zimbru Chisinau, FC Smena-Zenit (assistant), Moldova (assistant), Moldova Under-21s, Moldova

• A product of the Zimbru youth academy, Curteian won five league titles with the club as a player. In 1993 and 1998 he was named Moldova's best player; he scored twice in 38 appearances for the national team.

• A creative midfielder, Curteian won the Polish league title with Widzew in 1996/97 and later claimed the Russian Cup with Zenit. He is one of only two Moldovan players to have featured in the Bundesliga.

• Following the end of his playing career, Curteian held a number of administrative posts at Zimbru before taking to the dugout in 2007. He immediately guided them to Moldovan Cup success.

• In 2009, he joined the Smena-Zenit coaching team and a year later became assistant to Moldova coach Gabi Balint.

• Curteian started working with the Moldova U21s in October 2011 and his team finished third in their qualifying group for the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. He replaced Ion Caras at the senior team helm in September 2014.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeLibor Kovařik (CZE)
  • Assistant refereesJiří Moláček (CZE) , Ivo Nadvornik (CZE)
  • Additional assistant refereesPetr Ardeleanu (CZE) , Karel Hrubes (CZE)
  • Fourth officialJakub Hrabovsky (CZE)
  • UEFA DelegateJacob Erel (ISR)
  • UEFA Referee observerLassin Isaksen (FRO)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Libor Kovařik23/02/1976352

Libor Kovarik

Referee since: 1993
First division: 2000
FIFA badge: 2006

Tournaments: 2008 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

2008 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
27/07/2006UEL1QRFC Nistru OtaciFC BATE Borisov0-1Chisinau
28/11/2013UELGSFC Anji MakhachkalaFC Sheriff1-1Moscow
21/08/2014UELPOFC Zimbru ChisinauPAOK FC1-0Chisinau

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Competition facts Only this chapter

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • European Qualifiers
    Matchday 1 (08/09/2014)
    Russia 4-0 Liechtenstein
    1-0 M. Büchel 4 (og) , 2-0 Burgmeier 50 (og) , 3-0 D. Kombarov 54 (P) , 4-0 Dzyuba 65
    Jehle, Quintans (87 Wolfinger), A. Christen (64 Brändle), Wieser, M. Frick, Burgmeier, M. Büchel, Yildiz, N. Hasler, Salanovic, Polverino (73 Gubser)
  • Matchday 2 (09/10/2014)
    Liechtenstein 0-0 Montenegro
    Jehle (62 Biçer), Kaufmann, Quintans (80 Kühne), Wieser (44 A. Christen), M. Frick, Burgmeier, M. Büchel, Yildiz, N. Hasler, Salanovic, Polverino
  • Matchday 3 (12/10/2014)
    Sweden 2-0 Liechtenstein
    1-0 Erkan Zengin 34, 2-0 Durmaz 46
    Biçer, Kaufmann, Quintans, A. Christen (78 Kühne), M. Frick, Burgmeier, M. Büchel (83 Wolfinger), Yildiz (27 Brändle), N. Hasler, Salanovic, Polverino
  • Matchday 4 (15/11/2014)
    Moldova 0-1 Liechtenstein
    0-1 Burgmeier 74
    B. Büchel, Brändle (63 Kühne), Kaufmann, Quintans (90 Kieber), A. Christen, Wieser, Burgmeier, M. Büchel (88 Gubser), N. Hasler, Salanovic, Polverino
  • Matchday 5 (27/03/2015)
    Liechtenstein 0-5 Austria
    0-1 Harnik 14, 0-2 Janko 16, 0-3 Alaba 59, 0-4 Junuzovic 74, 0-5 Arnautovic 90+3
    Jehle, Kaufmann, Quintans (55 Salanovic), A. Christen (83 Kühne), Wieser, M. Frick, Burgmeier, M. Büchel (88 Gubser), Oehri, N. Hasler, Polverino
  • Matchday 6 (14/06/2015)
  • Matchday 7 (05/09/2015)
  • Matchday 8 (08/09/2015)
  • Matchday 9 (09/10/2015)
  • Matchday 10 (12/10/2015)


  • European Qualifiers
    Matchday 1 (08/09/2014)
    Montenegro 2-0 Moldova
    1-0 Vučinić 45+2, 2-0 Tomašević 73
    Cebanu, Armaş, Golovatenco, Racu, Epureanu, Ioniţa, A. Antoniuc (54 M. Antoniuc), Dedov, Alexeev, Gheorghiev (81 Cebotaru), Sidorenco (68 Posmac)
  • Matchday 2 (09/10/2014)
    Moldova 1-2 Austria
    0-1 Alaba 12 (P) , 1-1 Dedov 27 (P) , 1-2 Janko 51
    Cebanu, Armaş, Epureanu, Golovatenco, I. Jardan, Erhan (87 Patraş), Cojocari (65 A. Antoniuc), Gaţcan, Ioniţa, Dedov, Picuşciac (46 Sidorenco)
  • Matchday 3 (12/10/2014)
    Russia 1-1 Moldova
    1-0 Dzyuba 73 (P) , 1-1 Epureanu 74
    Cebanu, Armaş, Epureanu, Golovatenco, I. Jardan, Erhan, Cojocari (73 Racu), Gaţcan, Ioniţa, Dedov (82 Sidorenco), Picuşciac (46 Patraş)
  • Matchday 4 (15/11/2014)
    Moldova 0-1 Liechtenstein
    0-1 Burgmeier 74
    Cebanu, Armaş, Epureanu, Golovatenco, Racu, Patraş (75 Suvorov), Ioniţa, Gaţcan, Cojocari (56 Spătaru), Dedov, Gînsari
  • Matchday 5 (27/03/2015)
    Moldova 0-2 Sweden
    0-1 Ibrahimović 46, 0-2 Ibrahimović 84 (P)
    Cebanu, Armaş, Epureanu, Golovatenco, Racu, Bolohan, Ioniţa (36 Cojocari), Gaţcan, G. Andronic (70 Frunză), Dedov, Boghiu (86 Gheorghiev)
  • Matchday 6 (14/06/2015)
  • Matchday 7 (05/09/2015)
  • Matchday 8 (08/09/2015)
  • Matchday 9 (09/10/2015)
  • Matchday 10 (12/10/2015)

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Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Liechtenstein

2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify

Qualifying win
3-0: Liechtenstein v Iceland, 17/10/07

Qualifying loss
8-0: Portugal v Liechtenstein, 09/06/99
8-0: Portugal v Liechtenstein, 18/12/94

Overall appearances
46: Mario Frick
37: Peter Jehle
34: Daniel Hasler
33: Martin Stocklasa
30: Franz Burgmeier
28: Thomas Beck
27: Michael Stocklasa

Overall goals
6: Mario Frick
2: Thomas Beck
2: Franz Burgmeier



UEFA European Championship records: Moldova

2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify

Qualifying win
Moldova v San Marino, 11/10/11

Qualifying defeat
Germany v Moldova, 04/06/99
6-1: Germany v Moldova, 08/10/95
5-0: three times, most recently Turkey v Moldova, 11/10/06

Overall appearances
Radu Rebeja
24: Serghei Cleşcenco
23: Alexandru Epureanu
19: Victor Golovatenco
17: Serghei Stroenco
16: Igor Bugaev
16: Ghenadie Olexic
16: Ion Testemiţanu

Overall goals
Viorel Frunză
4: Igor Bugaev
4: Alexandru Suvorov
3: Igor Oprea




:: 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 2020 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2020 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 was 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.


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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