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UEFA EURO: Latvia - Poland Match press kits

European qualifiers - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

LatviaLatviaDaugava - RigaThursday 10 October 2019
20.45CET (21.45 local time)
Group G - Matchday 7
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
24/03/2019QR (GS)Poland - Latvia2-0
WarsawLewandowski 76, Glik 84
UEFA EURO 2004
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/09/2003PR (GS)Latvia - Poland0-2
RigaSzymkowiak 36, Kłos 39
12/10/2002PR (GS)Poland - Latvia0-1
WarsawLaizāns 30
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Latvia10012101----310214
Poland21011100----320141
FIFA*
Latvia------------------
Poland------------------
Friendlies
Latvia------------111281433
Poland------------118213314
Total
Latvia10012101----1422101537
Poland21011100----1410223715

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 10/09/2019 12:36CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Latvia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Andris Vaņins30/04/198039Zürich - 2000
-Pāvels Šteinbors21/09/198534Arka - 5000
-Roberts Ozols10/09/199524Riga - 0000
Defenders
-Vitālijs Maksimenko08/12/199028Olimpija Ljubljana*6000
-Kaspars Dubra20/12/199028Olexandriya - 5000
-Vitālijs Jagodinskis28/02/199227RFS - 1000
-Mārcis Ošs25/07/199128Xamax - 4000
-Antonijs Černomordijs26/09/199623Riga - 2000
Midfielders
-Oļegs Laizāns28/03/198732Riga - 5000
-Igors Tarasovs16/10/198830Spartaks Jūrmala - 1000
-Vladimirs Kamešs28/10/198830Riga*4000
-Ritvars Rugins17/10/198929Riga*4000
-Deniss Rakels20/08/199227Riga - 4000
-Jānis Ikaunieks16/02/199524Liepāja*3000
-Andrejs Cigaņiks12/04/199722RFS - 3000
-Roberts Uldriķis03/04/199821Sion - 4000
-Raivis Jurkovskis09/12/199622Liepāja - 0000
-Kristers Tobers13/12/200018Liepāja*5000
-Mārtiņš Ķigurs31/03/199722Liepāja - 1000
Forwards
-Artūrs Karašausks29/01/199227Riga - 3000
-Dāvis Ikaunieks 07/01/199425RFS - 0000
-Ēriks Punculs 18/01/199425Valmiera - 1000
-Vladislavs Gutkovskis02/04/199524Nieciecza - 5000
Coach
-Slaviša Stojanovic06/12/196949 - 6000
Poland - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Wojciech Szczęsny18/04/199029Juventus - 2000
-Łukasz Skorupski05/05/199128Bologna - 0000
-Radosław Majecki16/11/199919Legia - 0000
Defenders
-Maciej Rybus19/08/198930Lokomotiv Moskva - 1000
-Artur Jędrzejczyk04/11/198731Legia - 0000
-Kamil Glik03/02/198831Monaco - 5100
-Bartosz Bereszyński12/07/199227Sampdoria*5000
-Thiago Cionek21/04/198633SPAL - 0000
-Tomasz Kędziora11/06/199425Dynamo Kyiv - 6000
-Jan Bednarek12/04/199623Southampton - 5000
-Arkadiusz Reca17/06/199524SPAL - 1000
Midfielders
-Grzegorz Krychowiak29/01/199029Lokomotiv Moskva*6000
-Kamil Grosicki08/06/198831Hull - 6100
-Mateusz Klich13/07/199029Leeds*6000
-Piotr Zieliński20/05/199425Napoli - 6000
-Dominik Furman06/07/199227Wisła Płock - 0000
-Damian Kądzior16/06/199227Dinamo Zagreb - 1100
-Przemysław Frankowski12/04/199524Chicago Fire - 3000
-Jacek Góralski21/09/199227Ludogorets - 2000
-Sebastian Szymański10/05/199920Dinamo Moskva - 1000
Forwards
-Robert Lewandowski21/08/198831Bayern - 6200
-Arkadiusz Milik28/02/199425Napoli - 3000
-Krzysztof Piątek01/07/199524Milan - 5300
Coach
-Jerzy Brzęczek18/03/197148 - 6000

Last updated 10/10/2019 11:49CET

Head coach Only this chapter

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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Jerzy Brzęczek

Date of birth: 18 March 1971
Nationality: Polish
Playing career: Olimpia Truskolasy (youth), Raków Częstochowa (youth), Olimpia Poznań, Lech Poznań, Górnik Zabrze, GKS Katowice, Tirol Innsbruck, LASK Linz, Maccabi Haifa, Tirol Innsbruck, Sturm Graz, FC Kärnten, Wacker Tirol, Górnik Zabrze, Polonia Bytom
Coaching career: Raków Częstochowa, Lechia Gdańsk, GKS Katowice, Wisła Płock, Poland

• Jerzy Brzęczek enjoyed a prolonged and eventful career as a midfielder. Known for his leadership skills, he was captain of most of the teams he played for. He is the uncle and mentor of Jakub Błaszczykowski, Poland's UEFA EURO 2012 captain who won his 100th cap at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

• Brzęczek spent several years in Austria with a number of clubs, winning back-to-back Bundesliga titles with Tirol Innsbruck, the second in 2001/02 under Joachim Löw, to go with the 1992/93 Polish title he claimed with Lech Poznań. He amassed more than 500 league appearances in Poland, Austria and Israel.

• Was a key player and captain of the Poland side that won Olympic silver at the 1992 Games in Barcelona, losing narrowly to hosts Spain in the final (2-3) at the conclusion of a captivating, high-scoring campaign.

• Played 42 games for the senior Polish national team, some as captain, but did not take part in any major tournaments. Brzęczek scored four international goals, including one against Brazil in a friendly and one against England at Wembley (1-3) in a UEFA EURO 2000 qualifier.

• Started coaching in 2010 at Raków Częstochowa, where he remained for four years before experiencing his first taste of the Polish top flight with Lechia Gdańsk. He returned to the second division to coach GKS Katowice for two years before his first full season in the Ekstraklasa ended with a creditable fifth-place finish in charge of Wisła Płock – an achievement deemed worthy of promotion to the post of Poland coach in July 2018 to succeed Adam Nawałka.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2568439.html#jerzy+brzeczek

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeHalis Özkahya (TUR)
  • Assistant refereesKemal Yilmaz (TUR) , Ceyhun Sesigüzel (TUR)
  • Fourth officialHüseyin Göçek (TUR)
  • UEFA DelegateCrawford Wilson (NIR)
  • UEFA Referee observerElmir Pilav (BIH)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Halis Özkahya30/05/1980252

Halis Özkahya

Referee since: 1997
First division: 2005
FIFA badge: 2009

Tournaments: N/A

Finals
N/A

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
21/03/2019EUROQRNorth MacedoniaLatvia3-1Skopje

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
03/11/2011UELGSFulham FCWisła Kraków4-1London
06/09/2012U21QRRussiaPoland4-1Yekaterinburg
05/11/2015UELGSKKS Lech PoznańACF Fiorentina0-2Poznan
09/08/2018UEL3QRLegia WarszawaF91 Dudelange1-2Warsaw
21/03/2019EUROQRNorth MacedoniaLatvia3-1Skopje

Last updated 08/10/2019 12:05CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Latvia

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Poland64118213
    Slovenia632112511
    Austria631213610
    North Macedonia6222888
    Israel622211118
    Latvia60061210
    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-Poland
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Israel-Latvia
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
    Slovenia-Latvia
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)
    Latvia-Austria

Poland

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Poland64118213
    Slovenia632112511
    Austria631213610
    North Macedonia6222888
    Israel622211118
    Latvia60061210
    Matchday 1 (21/03/2019)
    Austria 0-1 Poland
    0-1 K. Piątek 69
    Szczęsny, Bednarek, Milik (46 Frankowski), Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (91 Pazdan), Klich, Glik, Bereszyński, Kędziora, Zieliński (59 K. Piątek)
  • Matchday 2 (24/03/2019)
    Poland 2-0 Latvia
    1-0 Lewandowski 76, 2-0 Glik 84
    Szczęsny, Pazdan, Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (83 Frankowski), Reca, Klich (62 Błaszczykowski), Glik, Kędziora, Zieliński, K. Piątek (87 Milik)
  • Matchday 3 (07/06/2019)
    North Macedonia 0-1 Poland
    0-1 K. Piątek 47
    Fabiański, Bednarek, Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (69 Rybus), Klich (90 Góralski), Glik, Kędziora, Bereszyński, Zieliński, Frankowski (46 K. Piątek)
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    Poland 4-0 Israel
    1-0 K. Piątek 35, 2-0 Lewandowski 56 (P) , 3-0 Grosicki 59, 4-0 Kądzior 84
    Fabiański, Bednarek, Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (77 Kądzior), Klich (75 Góralski), Glik, Kędziora, Bereszyński, Zieliński, K. Piątek (73 Milik)
  • Matchday 5 (06/09/2019)
    Slovenia 2-0 Poland
    1-0 Aljaž Struna 35, 2-0 Šporar 65
    Fabiański, Pazdan, Bednarek, Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (70 Błaszczykowski), Klich (70 Bielik), Bereszyński, Zieliński, Kędziora, K. Piątek (76 Kownacki)
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
    Poland 0-0 Austria
    Fabiański, Bielik, Bednarek, Kownacki (58 Błaszczykowski), Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (70 Szymański), Glik, Bereszyński, Zieliński, Kędziora
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
    Latvia-Poland
  • Matchday 8 (13/10/2019)
    Poland-North Macedonia
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
    Israel-Poland
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)
    Poland-Slovenia

Last updated 10/09/2019 12:37CET

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.