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UEFA EURO: Austria - North Macedonia Match press kits

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AustriaAustriaNational Arena Bucharest - BucharestSunday 13 June 2021
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Group C - Matchday 1
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
16/11/2019QR (GS)Austria - North Macedonia2-1
ViennaAlaba 7, Lainer 48; Stojanovski 90+3
10/06/2019QR (GS)North Macedonia - Austria1-4
SkopjeHinteregger 18 (og); Lazaro 39, Arnautović 62 (P), 82, Bejtulai 86 (og)
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
North Macedonia10011001----200226
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North Macedonia10011001----200226

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Last updated 13/06/2021 12:29CET

Match background Only this chapter

North Macedonia kick off their first ever major tournament in Bucharest against an Austria side who beat them twice in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2020.

• While North Macedonia are one of two teams making their EURO debut at these finals, along with Finland in Group B, Austria are taking part for the third time in four editions of the UEFA European Championship and are looking to reach the knockout stages for the first time.

Previous meetings
• The teams had never met before being paired together in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2020, Austria winning both home and away on their way to finishing second in Group G on 19 points, five more than third-placed North Macedonia.

• Austria came from behind to win 4-1 at the National Arena Todor Proeski in Skopje on 10 June 2019, Martin Hinteregger's 18th-minute own goal having given the home side the lead. Valentino Lazaro (39) equalised before the break and Marko Arnautović's second-half double (62 pen, 82) put the visitors in charge before an Egzon Bejtulai own goal four minutes from time wrapped up Austria's first away win in the section.

• The teams reconvened at Vienna's Ernst-Happel-Stadion on 16 November 2019, Austria booking their finals place with a 2-1 victory – their sixth win in seven matches. Early goals in each half from David Alaba (7) and Stefan Lainer (48) – his first for Austria – secured the victory, Austria holding on despite Vlatko Stojanovski's consolation goal on his international debut three minutes into added time.

EURO facts: Austria
• This is Austria's third EURO finals appearance, all in the last 12 years. Having appeared as co-hosts at UEFA EURO 2008 but failed to win in three games, they qualified for the tournament for the first time at UEFA EURO 2016 but again bowed out without recording a victory.

• Austria's record in EURO final tournaments is W0 D2 L4 F2 A7.

• At UEFA EURO 2016, Austria finished bottom of Group F, losing to Hungary (0-2) and Iceland (1-2) either side of a goalless draw against eventual champions Portugal.

• Austria's greatest achievement is a third-place finish at the 1954 FIFA World Cup in neighbouring Switzerland. They last qualified for a World Cup in 1998, when the tournament was staged in France.

• Austria have not won a game at a major finals since a 2-1 defeat of the United States in the 1990 World Cup group stage.

• Franco Foda's side booked their place at UEFA EURO 2020 as Group G runners-up behind Poland, winning six of their ten qualifiers (D1 L3). They lost their first two matches and, with their finals place already secured, the last, 1-0 in Latvia.

• Austria's record in Romania is W1 D2 L1, all those games against the host nation. Their last trip brought a first victory, a 1-0 UEFA Nations League success at the Stadionul Ilie Oană in Ploieşti on 14 October 2020 with Alessandro Schöpf scoring the only goal; that was their first competitive international in the country outside Bucharest.

• This is Austria's first game at the National Arena Bucharest.

EURO facts: North Macedonia
• This is North Macedonia's first final tournament. Before UEFA EURO 2020 they had never finished higher than fourth in their qualifying section for a UEFA European Championship or a World Cup.

• Igor Angelovski's side were third in Group G behind Poland (25 points) and Austria (19) in their UEFA EURO 2020 section. North Macedonia picked up 14 points from their ten games (W4 D2 L4), level with Slovenia but with a superior head-to-head record despite losing two of their final three matches, away to Poland (0-2) and Austria (1-2).

• North Macedonia qualified for the EURO play-offs having topped their 2018/19 UEFA Nations League section ahead of Armenia, Gibraltar and Liechtenstein, winning five of their six matches (L1) to finish five points clear at the head of the standings.

• Angelovski's team were 2-1 winners at home to Kosovo in the play-off semi-finals, Krste Velkovski's first international goal deciding the contest, before captain Goran Pandev's strike proved enough to win the final in Georgia 1-0.

• Having beaten Israel 1-0 in their final Group G game, those play-off results made it three successive EURO qualifying wins for North Macedonia for the first time.

• North Macedonia are the 35th country to have qualified for the EURO.

• North Macedonia visited the National Arena Bucharest on 25 March this year, where they were defeated 3-2 by hosts Romania in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier despite goals from Arijan Ademi and Aleksandar Trajkovski.

• North Macedonia's sole previous game in Bucharest before that match was a 4-2 defeat by the home side at the Stadionul Steaua in qualifying for the 1998 World Cup in August 1997. Their only other visit to Romania came more recently, in Craiova on 4 September 2004, when they lost another World Cup qualifier 2-1 to their hosts.

Links and trivia
• Marko Arnautović and Pandev were team-mates at Internazionale in 2010.

• Ivan Tričkovski scored as AEK Larnaca won 2-0 at Sturm Graz in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg on 9 August 2018, and followed up with a hat-trick in AEK's 5-0 home success a week later.

• An Ademi goal was not enough to prevent Dinamo Zagreb suffering a 4-2 loss away to Salzburg in the UEFA Europa League group stage on 23 October 2014.

• Sasa Kalajdzic and Darko Curlinov were team-mates at German Bundesliga side Stuttgart in 2020/21.

Latest news

• Austria have failed to score in their last three matches, having managed at least one goal in all of the previous ten. They warmed up for UEFA EURO 2020 with a 1-0 defeat by England in Middlesbrough on 2 June and a 0-0 draw against Slovakia in Vienna four days later. That clean sheet was their first in seven matches.

• Aleksandar Dragović, Austria's only ever-present in the UEFA EURO 2020 qualifiers, became just the fourth Austrian international to reach 90 caps when he played against England. Only one, Andreas Herzog, has gone on to complete the century.

• Dragović is one of eight members of Austria's UEFA EURO 2020 squad who competed in France five years ago. The others are David Alaba, Marko Arnautović, Julian Baumgartlinger, Martin Hinteregger, Stefan Ilsanker, Marcel Sabitzer and Alessandro Schöpf, who scored the team's only goal at those finals, against Iceland.

• Arnautović holds the Austrian record for appearances in EURO matches, qualifiers included, of 29, and needs two more goals to match Toni Polster's national high in the competition of 15.

• No fewer than 21 of the 26 players in Franco Foda's squad played for German Bundesliga clubs in 2020/21. The only one to win silverware was Alaba, who captured a ninth successive league title with Bayern München in his final season at the club before leaving for Real Madrid.

• One of the two home-based players in the squad, Andreas Ulmer, also enjoyed repeat domestic success by winning the Austrian Bundesliga title for the 11th time – and eighth in a row – with Salzburg, to which he added a third successive domestic cup triumph – and eighth in all.

• There was also club success elsewhere in 2020/21 for midfielder Louis Schaub, a Swiss Cup winner with Luzern, and goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann, who achieved promotion to the English Premier League with Watford. The latter made his debut for Austria in that pre-tournament friendly against England.

North Macedonia
• North Macedonia's two pre-UEFA EURO 2020 friendlies, both in Skopje, brought a 1-1 draw with Slovenia, in which Elif Elmas scored for the third successive international, and a 4-0 win against Kazakhstan that featured first international goals for Milan Ristovski – 12 minutes into his debut – and Darko Churlinov.

• Those results mean that Igor Angelovski's side have lost just two of their last 14 matches, winning eight including a momentous 2-1 victory away to Germany in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier on 31 March.

• Arijan Ademi and mid-season signing Stefan Ristovski were Croatian double winners with Dinamo Zagreb in 2020/21. They also helped the club reach the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League, each of them starting all six matches in the knockout phase against Krasnodar, Tottenham and eventual winners Villarreal.

• Other 2020/21 trophy winners in Angelovski's squad are Egzon Bejtulai, a North Macedonian champion with Shkëndija, Kire Ristevski, a Hungarian Cup winner with Újpest, and Krste Velkoski, who also lifted the domestic cup in Bosnia and Herzegovina with Sarajevo.

• Goran Pandev has made 29 appearances in EURO matches – all qualifiers – a record for a North Macedonia player. Only four of his 37 international goals, however, have come in this competition, which puts him level with team-mate Elmas in the nation's rankings and one behind joint top marksmen Artim Šakiri and Ilčo Naumoski.


Squad list Only this chapter

Austria - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Alexander Schlager01/02/199625LASK - 10006-
12Pavao Pervan13/11/198733Wolfsburg - 10007-
13Daniel Bachmann09/07/199426Watford - 00002-
2Andreas Ulmer30/10/198535Salzburg - 800024-
3Aleksandar Dragović06/03/199130Leverkusen - 10000902
4Martin Hinteregger07/09/199228Frankfurt - 8100554
5Stefan Posch14/05/199724Hoffenheim - 5100111
8David Alaba24/06/199228Bayern - 51008114
15Philipp Lienhart11/07/199624Freiburg - 00004-
21Stefan Lainer27/08/199228Mönchengladbach - 6100291
26Marco Friedl16/03/199823Bremen - 00003-
6Stefan Ilsanker18/05/198932Frankfurt - 800051-
9Marcel Sabitzer17/03/199427Leipzig - 9200508
10Florian Grillitsch07/08/199525Hoffenheim - 3000231
14Julian Baumgartlinger02/01/198833Leverkusen - 8000831
16Christopher Trimmel24/02/198734Union Berlin - 400013-
17Louis Schaub29/12/199426Luzern - 3000216
18Alessandro Schöpf07/02/199427Schalke - 0000265
19Christoph Baumgartner01/08/199921Hoffenheim - 0000103
20Karim Onisiwo17/03/199229Mainz - 4000111
22Valentino Lazaro24/03/199625Mönchengladbach - 9200313
23Xaver Schlager28/09/199723Wolfsburg - 3000201
24Konrad Laimer27/05/199724Leipzig - 710091
7Marko Arnautović19/04/198932Shanghai SIPG - 86008826
11Michael Gregoritsch18/04/199427Augsburg - 6100264
25Sasa Kalajdzic07/07/199723Stuttgart - 000073
-Franco Foda23/04/196655 - 1000034-
North Macedonia - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Stole Dimitrievski25/12/199327Rayo Vallecano - 1200042-
12Risto Jankov05/09/199822Rabotnicki - 0000--
22Damjan Siskovski18/03/199526Doxa - 00006-
2Egzon Bejtulai07/01/199427Shkëndija - 800021-
3Gjoko Zajkov10/02/199526Charleroi - 4000161
4Kire Ristevski22/10/199030Újpest - 900048-
6Visar Musliu13/11/199426Fehérvár - 10000311
13Stefan Ristovski12/02/199229Dinamo Zagreb - 10000642
14Darko Velkoski21/06/199525Rijeka - 10100291
5Arijan Ademi29/05/199130Dinamo Zagreb - 7100244
8Ezgjan Alioski12/02/199229Leeds - 10100448
11Ferhan Hasani18/06/199030Partizani - 3000412
15Tihomir Kostadinov04/03/199625Ružomberok - 400010-
16Boban Nikolov28/07/199426Lecce - 11100342
17Enis Bardi02/07/199525Levante - 9200336
20Stefan Spirovski23/08/199030AEK Larnaca - 6000401
21Eljif Elmas24/09/199921Napoli - 11400277
25Darko Churlinov11/07/200020Stuttgart - 000031
26Milan Ristovski08/04/199823Spartak Trnava - 000011
7Ivan Tričkovski18/04/198734AEK Larnaca - 4000647
9Aleksandar Trajkovski05/09/199228Mallorca - 80006418
10Goran Pandev27/07/198337Genoa - 1120011937
18Vlatko Stojanovski23/04/199724Chambly - 210082
19Krste Velkoski20/02/198833Sarajevo - 000014-
23Marjan Radeski10/02/199526Akademija Pandev - 3000171
24Daniel Avramovski20/02/199526Kayserispor - 20006-
-Igor Angelovski02/06/197645 - 1200049-

Last updated 13/06/2021 19:11CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Franco Foda

Date of birth: 23 April 1966
Nationality: German
Playing career: Kaiserslautern (twice), Arminia Bielefeld, Saarbrücken, Bayer Leverkusen, Stuttgart, Basel, Sturm Graz
Coaching career: Sturm Graz (three times), Kaiserslautern, Austria

• Born in Mainz to a German mother and Italian father, Foda started his playing career at Weisenau and joined Mainz, then in the third tier, in his youth. As a professional he played in 321 German Bundesliga games, winning the German Cup with both Kaiserslautern and Leverkusen.

• In 1987, the defender was called up by the West German national team for a South America tour. He played against Argentina and Brazil, his only two international caps.

• Foda ended his career with a highly successful four-year spell at Austrian club Sturm Graz, with whom he won three league titles and also reached the UEFA Champions League group stage three years running.

• After hanging up his boots, Foda remained in Styria and moved into coaching, initially as an assistant to the experienced Ivan Osim before taking over as Sturm's head coach in 2002.

• He would spend the best part of the next decade and a half at Sturm, punctuating his tenure only with a single season back in Germany with Kaiserslautern (2012/13) after leading Sturm to victories in the 2009/10 Austrian Cup and the following season's Bundesliga. In October 2017 he was appointed Marcel Koller's successor as head coach of the Austrian national team, taking over the reins in January 2018.


Igor Angelovski

Date of birth: 2 June 1976
Nationality: Macedonian
Playing career: Makedonija Gjorce Petrov, Pelister, Publikum, Cementarnica (twice), Pobeda
Coaching career: Rabotnicki, North Macedonia (assistant), North Macedonia

• A former midfielder, Angelovski spent most of his playing career in his homeland, his highlight coming in 2002/03 when he lifted the Macedonian Cup with Cementarnica.

• After retiring in 2007, he served as sporting director at Rabotnicki for five years before becoming a surprise choice to replace Zhikica Tasevski as the club's head coach aged 37 prior to 2013/14.

• Angelovski wasted no time showing his coaching potential by becoming the youngest coach to win the Macedonian championship, leading the Skopje-based side to a domestic double in his debut season – aged 38. He repeated his Macedonian Cup success with Rabotnicki the following year, and won consecutive awards for best domestic coach in 2014 and 2015.

• While continuing in his Rabotnicki job, he served as Ljubinko Drulović's assistant with what was then FYR Macedonia from July to October 2015 while studying for his UEFA Pro licence.

• Angelovski took temporary charge of the national team in October 2015 and enjoyed a winning debut in a 4-1 friendly win against Montenegro in Skopje the following month. He was appointed coach on a permanent basis shortly afterwards and oversaw the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign in which the team picked up 11 points from ten matches before masterminding UEFA Nations League promotion.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAndreas Ekberg (SWE)
  • Assistant refereesMehmet Culum (SWE) , Stefan Hallberg (SWE)
  • Video Assistant RefereeBastian Dankert (GER)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeChris Kavanagh (ENG)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeBenjamin Pages (FRA)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeJérôme Brisard (FRA)
  • Fourth officialSergei Karasev (RUS)
  • Reserve officialIgor Demeshko (RUS)
  • UEFA DelegateRotem Kamer (ISR)
  • UEFA Referee observerDavid Fernández Borbalán (ESP)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Andreas Ekberg02/01/1985267

Andreas Ekberg

Referee since: 1998
First division: 2009
FIFA badge: 2013

Tournaments: 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

2018 UEFA Youth League
2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
05/09/2019EUROQRIsraelNorth Macedonia1-1Beer Sheva

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
15/09/2016UELGSFC Astra GiurgiuFK Austria Wien2-3Bucharest
20/09/2018UELGSRB LeipzigFC Salzburg2-3Leipzig
07/08/2019UCL3QRFC Basel 1893LASK1-2Basel
05/09/2019EUROQRIsraelNorth Macedonia1-1Beer Sheva
02/10/2019UCLGSLiverpool FCFC Salzburg4-3Liverpool
15/09/2020UCL3QRKAA GentSK Rapid Wien2-1Ghent

Last updated 12/06/2021 03:01CET

Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Austria

2016 – group stage
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – group stage
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – last 16
1960 – quarter-finals

Final tournament win

Final tournament defeat
Austria v Hungary, 14/06/16

Qualifying win
twice, most recently Austria v San Marino, 28/04/99

Qualifying defeat
9-0: Spain v Austria, 27/03/99

Final tournament appearances
5: Martin Harnik
4: Christian Fuchs
4: Sebastian Prödl
3: 16 players

Final tournament goals
Ivica Vastic
1: Alessandro Schöpf

Overall appearances
Marko Arnautović
28: Julian Baumgartlinger
26: Aleksandar Dragović
24: David Alaba
24: Christian Fuchs
23: Martin Harnik
21: Bruno Pezzey
20: Andreas Herzog
20: Friedrich Koncilia
20: Toni Polster

Overall goals
Toni Polster
13: Marko Arnautović
Marc Janko
9: Hans Krankl
8: Walter Schachner
6: Andreas Herzog
Ivica Vastic


UEFA European Championship records: North Macedonia

2016 – did not qualify
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify

Qualifying win
4-0: North Macedonia v Malta, 06/09/98

Qualifying defeat
North Macedonia v Belgium, 07/06/95

Overall appearances
29: Goran Pandev
28: Veliče Šumulikoski
23: Goce Sedloski
20: Igor Mitreski
20: Nikolče Noveski
20: Aleksandar Trajkovski
19: Petar Miloševski
18: Ilčo Naumoski
18: Artim Šakiri
18: Vanče Šikov
17: Stefan Ristovski

Overall goals
5: Artim Šakiri
5: Ilčo Naumoski
4: Eljif Elmas
4: Goran Pandev
4: Goce Sedloski
3: Risto Božinov
3: Saša Ćirić
3: Boško Djurovski
3: Georgi Hristov


Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Austria 0-1 Poland
    0-1 K. Piątek 69
    Lindner, Dragović, Hinteregger, Arnautović, Alaba, Sabitzer, Grillitsch (84 Onisiwo), Wöber, Baumgartlinger, Lainer, Lazaro (81 Janko)
  • (24/03/2019)
    Israel 4-2 Austria
    0-1 Arnautović 8, 1-1 Zahavi 34, 2-1 Zahavi 45, 3-1 Zahavi 55, 4-1 Dabbur 66, 4-2 Arnautović 75
    Lindner, Ulmer, Dragović, Hinteregger, Arnautović, Sabitzer, Wöber (60 Janko), Baumgartlinger, Žulj (85 Kainz), Lazaro, X. Schlager (61 Onisiwo)
  • (07/06/2019)
    Austria 1-0 Slovenia
    1-0 Burgstaller 74
    Lindner, Ulmer, Dragović, Hinteregger, Arnautović, Alaba (90 Kainz), Sabitzer (71 Burgstaller), Laimer (82 Ilsanker), Lainer, Lazaro, X. Schlager
  • (10/06/2019)
    North Macedonia 1-4 Austria
    1-0 Hinteregger 18 (og) , 1-1 Lazaro 39, 1-2 Arnautović 62 (P) , 1-3 Arnautović 82, 1-4 Bejtulai 86 (og)
    Lindner, Ulmer, Dragović (46 Posch), Hinteregger, Ilsanker, Arnautović (88 Burgstaller), Sabitzer (92 Schaub), Laimer, Lainer, Lazaro, X. Schlager
  • (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
    Stanković, Ulmer, Dragović (81 Grillitsch), Hinteregger, Arnautović, Alaba, Sabitzer, Baumgartlinger (75 Ilsanker), Laimer, Lainer, Lazaro (69 Gregoritsch)
  • (09/09/2019)
    Poland 0-0 Austria
    Stanković, Ulmer, Dragović, Posch, Arnautović, Alaba, Sabitzer, Baumgartlinger, Laimer (89 Gregoritsch), Lainer, Lazaro (77 Ilsanker)
  • (10/10/2019)
    Austria 3-1 Israel
    0-1 Zahavi 34, 1-1 Lazaro 41, 2-1 Hinteregger 56, 3-1 Sabitzer 88
    Stanković, Ulmer, Dragović, Hinteregger, Posch (63 Trimmel), Ilsanker, Arnautović (82 Gregoritsch), Sabitzer, Baumgartlinger, Laimer (59 Schaub), Lazaro
  • (13/10/2019)
    Slovenia 0-1 Austria
    0-1 Posch 21
    Stanković, Ulmer, Dragović, Hinteregger, Posch, Ilsanker, Sabitzer (92 Kainz), Gregoritsch (83 Onisiwo), Baumgartlinger, Laimer, Lazaro (88 Trimmel)
  • (16/11/2019)
    Austria 2-1 North Macedonia
    1-0 Alaba 7, 2-0 Lainer 48, 2-1 Stojanovski 90+3
    A. Schlager, Ulmer, Dragović, Hinteregger, Arnautović, Alaba (92 Gregoritsch), Sabitzer, Baumgartlinger, Laimer (90 Ilsanker), Lainer, Lazaro (79 Trimmel)
  • (19/11/2019)
    Latvia 1-0 Austria
    1-0 M. Ošs 65
    Pervan, Dragović, Wöber, Posch, Ilsanker (77 Ranftl), Grillitsch, Gregoritsch, Baumgartlinger (46 Onisiwo), Goiginger (69 Hinterseer), Trimmel, Schaub
  • Final tournament - Group stage – final tournament
    Group C - Group Standings
    North Macedonia0000000
    Matchday 1 (13/06/2021)
    Austria-North Macedonia
  • Matchday 2 (17/06/2021)
  • Matchday 3 (21/06/2021)

North Macedonia

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    North Macedonia 3-1 Latvia
    1-0 Alioski 11, 2-0 Elmas 29, 2-1 Velkoski 87 (og) , 3-1 Elmas 90+3
    Dimitrievski, Musliu, Alioski, Trajkovski (83 Markoski), Pandev (71 Ristevski), Hasani (23 Elmas), Ristovski, Velkoski, Nikolov, Bardi, Nestorovski
  • (24/03/2019)
    Slovenia 1-1 North Macedonia
    1-0 Zajc 34, 1-1 Bardi 47
    Dimitrievski, Bejtulai, Musliu, Alioski (93 Ristevski), Pandev (76 Trajkovski), Ristovski, Velkoski, Nikolov, Bardi, Elmas, Nestorovski (88 Markoski)
  • (07/06/2019)
    North Macedonia 0-1 Poland
    0-1 K. Piątek 47
    Dimitrievski, Musliu, Alioski, Pandev (84 Hasani), Ristovski (76 Ademi), Velkoski, Bejtulai, Nikolov (62 Trajkovski), Bardi, Elmas, Nestorovski
  • (10/06/2019)
    North Macedonia 1-4 Austria
    1-0 Hinteregger 18 (og) , 1-1 Lazaro 39, 1-2 Arnautović 62 (P) , 1-3 Arnautović 82, 1-4 Bejtulai 86 (og)
    Dimitrievski, Ademi, Alioski, Pandev, Ristovski, Velkoski, Bejtulai, Nikolov (67 Hasani), Bardi, Elmas (55 Ristevski), Nestorovski (55 Radeski)
  • (05/09/2019)
    Israel 1-1 North Macedonia
    1-0 Zahavi 55, 1-1 Ademi 64
    Dimitrievski, Bejtulai, Ristevski, Ademi, Musliu, Alioski, Velkoski, Nikolov (75 Trajkovski), Bardi (83 Spirovski), Elmas, Nestorovski (69 Pandev)
  • (09/09/2019)
    Latvia 0-2 North Macedonia
    0-1 Pandev 14, 0-2 Bardi 17
    Dimitrievski, Bejtulai, Ademi, Musliu, Tričkovski, Alioski, Trajkovski (65 Nestorovski), Pandev (75 Nikolov), Velkoski, Bardi, Elmas (88 Radeski)
  • (10/10/2019)
    North Macedonia 2-1 Slovenia
    1-0 Elmas 50, 2-0 Elmas 68, 2-1 Iličić 90+5 (P)
    Dimitrievski, Ristevski, Ademi (77 Toševski), Musliu, Alioski, Pandev (66 Tričkovski), Ristovski (81 Zajkov), Nikolov, Spirovski, Elmas, Nestorovski
  • (13/10/2019)
    Poland 2-0 North Macedonia
    1-0 Frankowski 74, 2-0 Milik 80
    Dimitrievski, Ristevski, Musliu, Alioski, Pandev, Ristovski (81 Radeski), Bejtulai, Nikolov (88 Stoilov), Spirovski, Elmas, Nestorovski (74 Trajkovski)
  • (16/11/2019)
    Austria 2-1 North Macedonia
    1-0 Alaba 7, 2-0 Lainer 48, 2-1 Stojanovski 90+3
    Dimitrievski, Toševski (62 Avramovski), Ristevski, Mladenovski (46 Zajkov), Kostadinov, Trajkovski (13 Stojanovski), Ristovski, Velkoski, Bardi, Spirovski, Elmas
  • (19/11/2019)
    North Macedonia 1-0 Israel
    1-0 Nikolov 45+2
    Dimitrievski, Ristevski, Musliu, Kostadinov, Pandev (79 Avramovski), Ristovski, Velkoski (72 Zajkov), Nikolov, Bardi, Stojanovski (60 Nestorovski), Elmas
  • Final tournament - Play-off
    North Macedonia 2-1 Kosovo
    1-0 Kololli 16 (og) , 1-1 Hadergjonaj 29, 2-1 Velkoski 33
    Dimitrievski, Bejtulai (51 Ristevski), Ademi (80 Spirovski), Musliu, Alioski, Pandev (80 Tričkovski), Ristovski (88 Kostadinov), Velkoski, Nikolov, Bardi, Nestorovski (88 Trajkovski)
  • (12/11/2020)
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  • Final tournament - Group stage – final tournament
    Group C - Group Standings
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    Matchday 1 (13/06/2021)
    Austria-North Macedonia
  • Matchday 2 (17/06/2021)
    Ukraine-North Macedonia
  • Matchday 3 (21/06/2021)
    North Macedonia-Netherlands

Last updated 28/05/2021 10:01CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Football Championship final tournament: Did you know?

• Spain (1964, 2008, 2012) and Germany (1972, 1980 – both as West Germany – 1996) are the competition's most successful sides having lifted the trophy three times each. Only France (1984, 2000) have also triumphed more than once.

• Only three teams have ever won the UEFA European Championship on home soil: Spain (1964), Italy (1968) and France (1984).

• In 2012 Spain became the first nation to retain the Henri Delaunay Cup, having also won in 2008. The Soviet Union (1960, 1964) and West Germany (1972, 1976) returned to the final as holders only to lose.

• Eight players have appeared in two victorious finals – Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fàbregas and David Silva all started Spain's triumphs in 2008 and 2012, with Fernando Torres starting in 2008 and coming on four years later and Xabi Alonso coming on in the 2008 final and starting in 2012. Rainer Bonhof twice picked up a winners' medal with West Germany (1972, 1980) but did not play in either tournament.

• Berti Vogts was a winner as a player with West Germany in 1972 and as Germany coach in 1996, making him the only man to triumph in both roles.

• Since 1980, when the final tournament expanded to become an eight-team event, the hosts or co-hosts have only failed to reach the semi-finals – or better – four times: Italy (1980), Belgium (2000), Austria and Switzerland (2008) and Poland and Ukraine (2012).

• UEFA EURO 2020 is Germany's 13th successive UEFA European Championship final tournament – they last missed out as West Germany in 1968.

• Germany are appearing in the finals for the 13th time, one more than Russia (includes appearances as USSR). This is the 11th tournament for Spain.

• Eight teams have qualified for the finals with a perfect record, including Belgium and Italy this time round. The others are France (1992 and 2004), the Czech Republic (2000), Spain and Germany (2012) and England (2016).

• The Netherlands' 6-1 defeat of Yugoslavia in the UEFA EURO 2000 quarter-finals is the biggest win in a final tournament. Three games have finished 5-0, most recently Sweden's 2004 defeat of Bulgaria.

• Three teams have held the UEFA European Championship and FIFA World Cup at the same time. West Germany won the European title in 1972 and added the world crown two years later, while France claimed the 1998 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2000 and Spain triumphed at UEFA EURO 2008 and the 2010 World Cup. Spain's 2012 EURO victory made them the first country to win three major tournaments in a row; West Germany were within a shoot-out of achieving the feat before their 1976 loss to Czechoslovakia.

• For West Germany, Sepp Maier, Franz Beckenbauer, Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, Paul Breitner, Uli Hoeness and Gerd Müller played in both those finals, while Fabien Barthez, Marcel Desailly, Bixente Lizarazu, Lilian Thuram, Didier Deschamps, Youri Djorkaeff, Patrick Vieira, Zinédine Zidane and Christophe Dugarry achieved the feat for France.

• Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Carles Puyol, Joan Capdevila, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fàbregas, Xabi Alonso and Fernando Torres played in Spain's 2008 EURO final win and the 2010 World Cup success. Casillas, Ramos, Iniesta, Xavi, Fàbregas, Alonso and Torres appeared in all three of Spain's final wins between 2008 and 2012.

• In addition to the 24 players mentioned above, Dino Zoff (Italy 1968, 1982) and Germany's Thomas Hässler and Jürgen Klinsmann (1990, 1996) also featured in two final triumphs.

• In 2016 Portugal's Real Madrid pair Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo joined a small group of players to have appeared in European Cup and UEFA European Championship final victories in the same year. Luis Suárez achieved the feat with Internazionale Milano and Spain in 1964, while in 1988 PSV Eindhoven quartet Hans van Breucklen, Ronald Koeman, Barry van Aerle and Gerald Vanenburg were all in the victorious Netherlands side. In 2012 Fernando Torres and Juan Mata both appeared in final wins for Chelsea and Spain.

• Wim Kieft and Nicolas Anelka narrowly missed out on this club. A European Champion Clubs' Cup finalist with PSV in 1988, Kieft was an unused substitute in the Netherlands' European Championship triumph, while Anelka was similarly thwarted with France in 2000 after appearing in Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League final. Anelka's Madrid team-mate Christian Karembeu holds the unique position of being an unused substitute in European Cup and European Championship final victories in the same year.

• In 2008 Germany's Michael Ballack, then with Chelsea, became the first player to appear in European Cup and EURO final defeats in the same year.

• Four players have followed European Cup final defeat with EURO victory in the same year: Ignacio Zoco and Amancio Amaro (1964, Real Madrid and Spain) and Manny Kaltz and Horst Hrubesch (1980, Hamburg and West Germany).

• Gábor Király is the oldest player to have appeared in a UEFA European Championship finals; he was aged 40 years 86 days in Hungary's 4-0 loss against Belgium at UEFA EURO 2016.

• The Netherlands' Jetro Willems is the youngest player to have featured; he was 18 years 71 days in the 1-0 defeat by Denmark at the 2012 finals.

• Ten players have appeared in four final tournaments: Lothar Matthäus, Peter Schmeichel, Alessandro Del Piero, Edwin van der Sar, Lilian Thuram, Olof Mellberg, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Gianluigi Buffon.

• Austria's Ivica Vastic is the oldest player to have scored, having found the net in a 1-1 draw against Poland at UEFA EURO 2008 aged 38 years 257 days.

• Johan Vonlanthen was 18 years 141 days old when scoring in Switzerland's 3-1 defeat by France at UEFA EURO 2004, making him the youngest player to have struck at the finals.

• Russia's Dmitri Kirichenko scored the fastest goal in a UEFA European Championship; his effort against Greece at UEFA EURO 2004 was timed at 67 seconds.

• There have been eight hat-tricks in a final tournament: Dieter Müller (1976), Klaus Allofs (1980), Michel Platini (1984, twice), Marco van Basten (1988), Sérgio Conceição (2000), Patrick Kluivert (2000) and David Villa (2008).

UEFA European Championship final tournament: All-time records
Leading scorer by tournament
1960: 2 François Heutte (FRA), Viktor Ponedelnik (URS), Valentin Ivanov (URS), Dražan Jerković (YUG)
1964: 2 Jesús María Pereda (ESP), Ferenc Bene (HUN), Deszö Novák (HUN)
1968: 2 Dragan Džajić (YUG)
1972: 4 Gerd Müller (FRG)
1976: 4 Dieter Müller (FRG)
1980: 3 Klaus Allofs (FRG)
1984: 9 Michel Platini (FRA)
1988: 5 Marco van Basten (NED)
1992: 3 Henrik Larsen (DEN), Karl-Heinz Riedle (GER), Dennis Bergkamp (NED), Tomas Brolin (SWE)
1996: 5 Alan Shearer (ENG)
2000: 5 Patrick Kluivert (NED), Savo Milošević (YUG)
2004: 5 Milan Baroš (CZE)
2008: 4 David Villa (ESP)
2012: 3 Fernando Torres (ESP), Alan Dzagoev (RUS), Mario Gomez (GER), Mario Mandžukić (CRO), Mario Balotelli (ITA), Cristiano Ronaldo (POR)
2016: 6 Antoine Griezmann (FRA)

Oldest player
40yrs 86 days: Gábor Király (Hungary 0-4 Belgium, 26/06/16)
39yrs 91 days: Lothar Matthäus (Portugal 3-0 Germany, 20/06/00)
38yrs 308 days: Morten Olsen (Italy 2-0 Denmark, 17/06/88)
38yrs 271 days: Peter Shilton (England 1-3 Netherlands, 15/06/88)

Youngest player
18 yrs 71 days: Jetro Willems (Netherlands 0-1 Denmark, 09/06/12)
18yrs 115 days: Enzo Scifo (Belgium 2-0 Yugoslavia, 13/06/84)
18yrs 128 days: Valeri Bozhinov (Italy 2-1 Bulgaria, 22/06/04)

Oldest goalscorer
38yrs 257 days: Ivica Vastic (Austria 1-1 Poland, 12/06/08)
37yrs 62 days: Zoltán Gera (Hungary 3-3 Portugal, 22/06/16)
36yrs 194 days: Gareth McAuley (Ukraine 0-2 Northern Ireland, 16/06/16)
35yrs 77 days: Jan Koller (Turkey 3-2 Czech Republic, 15/06/08)
35yrs 62 days: Christian Panucci (Italy 1-1 Romania, 13/06/08)

Youngest goalscorer
18yrs 141 days: Johan Vonlanthen (Switzerland 1-3 France, 21/06/04)
18yrs 237 days: Wayne Rooney (England 3-0 Switzerland, 17/06/04)
18yrs 317 days: Renato Sanches (Poland 1-1 Portugal (3-5 pens), 01/07/16)

Most goals in a match
9 (4-5): France v Yugoslavia (06/07/60)
7 (5-2): France v Iceland (03/07/16)
7 (6-1): Netherlands v Yugoslavia (25/06/00)
7 (3-4): Yugoslavia v Spain (21/06/00)

Biggest victory
6-1: Netherlands v Yugoslavia (25/06/00)
5-0: Sweden v Bulgaria (14/06/04)
5-0: Denmark v Yugoslavia (16/06/84)
5-0: France v Belgium (16/06/84)

Dieter Müller (West Germany 4-2 Yugoslavia, semi-finals 17/06/76)
Klaus Allofs (West Germany 3-2 Netherlands, group stage 14/06/80)
Michel Platini (France 5-0 Belgium, group stage 16/06/84)
Michel Platini (France 3-2 Yugoslavia, group stage 19/06/84)
Marco van Basten (Netherlands 3-1 England, group stage 15/06/88)
Sérgio Conceição (Portugal 3-0 Germany, group stage 20/06/00)
Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands 6-1 Yugoslavia, quarter-finals 25/06/00)
David Villa (Spain 4-1 Russia, group stage 10/06/08)

Fastest hat-trick
18mins: Michel Platini (France 3-2 Yugoslavia, 19/06/84)

Fastest goals
1 min 7 secs: Dmitri Kirichenko (Russia 2-1 Greece, 20/06/04)
1 mins 40 secs: Robert Lewandowski (Poland 1-1 Portugal (3-5 pens), 01/07/16)
2 mins 0 secs: Robbie Brady (France 2-1 Republic of Ireland, 26/06/16)
2 mins 7 secs: Sergei Aleinikov (England 1-3 Soviet Union, 18/06/88)
2 mins 14 secs: Alan Shearer (Germany 1-1 England, 26/06/96)
2 mins 25 secs: Michael Owen (Portugal 2-2 England, 24/06/04)
2 mins 27 secs: Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria 1-0 Romania, 13/06/96)
2 mins 42 secs: Paul Scholes (Portugal 3-2 England, 17/06/00)

58: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
56: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
51: Mario Frick (Liechtenstein)
50: Petr Čech (Czech Republic)
49: Andreas Isaksson (Sweden)
49: Kim Kallström (Sweden)
49: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
49: Sergio Ramos (Spain)
48: Iker Casillas (Spain)
48: Sergei Ignashevich (Russia)
47: Sargis Hovsepyan (Armenia)
47: Luka Modrić (Croatia)
47: Darijo Srna (Croatia)
47: Lilian Thuram (France)

Final tournament
21: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
18: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
17: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
16: Cesc Fàbregas (Spain)
16: Andrés Iniesta (Spain)
16: Lilian Thuram (France)
16: Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands)
15: João Moutinho (Portugal)
15: Nani (Portugal)
15: Pepe (Portugal)
15: Sergio Ramos (Spain)
15: David Silva (Spain)
14: Iker Casillas (Spain)
14: Petr Čech (Czech Republic)
14: Philipp Lahm (Germany)
14: Luís Figo (Portugal)
14: Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
14: Karel Poborský (Czech Republic)
14: Zinédine Zidane (France)

Final tournament
12: West Germany/Germany
11: Soviet Union/Russia
10: Spain; Netherlands
9: Czech Republic; Denmark; England; France; Italy

Appearing in four finals tournaments
Lothar Matthäus (West Germany/Germany 1980, 1984, 1988, 2000)
Peter Schmeichel (Denmark 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000)
Alessandro Del Piero (Italy 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
Lilian Thuram (France, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
Olof Mellberg (Sweden, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Gianluigi Buffon (Italy 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)

40: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
25: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
23: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
22: Jon Dahl Tomasson (Denmark)
21: Jan Koller (Czech Republic)
21: Robert Lewandowski (Poland)
22: Hakan Şükür (Turkey)
20: Wayne Rooney (England)
20: Davor Šuker (Yugoslavia/Croatia)
19: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands)
19: Miroslav Klose (Germany)
19: Raúl González (Spain)
18: Thierry Henry (France)
18: David Villa (Spain)
18: Zlatko Zahovič (Slovenia)

Final tournament
9: Michel Platini (France)
9: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
7: Alan Shearer (England)
6: Antoine Griezmann (France)
6: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
6: Thierry Henry (France)
6: Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands)
6: Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
6: Ruud van Nistelrooy (Netherlands)



:: 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
  • 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