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LithuaniaLithuaniaLFF stadionas - VilniusSaturday 10 June 2017
20.45CET (21.45 local time)
Group F - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/11/2016QR (GS)Slovakia - Lithuania4-0
TrnavaNemec 12, Kucka 15, Škrtel 36, Hamšík 86
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
22/03/2013QR (GS)Slovakia - Lithuania1-1ZilinaJakubko 40; Šernas 19
07/09/2012QR (GS)Lithuania - Slovakia1-1VilniusŽaliukas 18; Sapara 41
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal

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Squad list Only this chapter

Lithuania - Squad list
Current season
-Ernestas Šetkus25/05/198532Den Haag - 5000
-Emilijus Zubas10/07/199026Bnei Yehuda - 0000
-Ignas Plukas08/12/199323Trakai - 0000
-Arūnas Klimavičius05/10/198234Trakai - 0000
-Tadas Kijanskas06/09/198531Brno - 1000
-Georgas Freidgeimas10/08/198729Žalgiris - 4000
-Vaidas Slavickas26/02/198631Sūduva - 3000
-Linas Klimavičius10/04/198928Žalgiris - 1000
-Valdemar Borovskij02/05/198433Trakai - 0000
-Markas Beneta08/07/199323Atlantas - 0000
-Rolandas Baravykas23/08/199521Žalgiris - 0000
-Fiodor Černych21/05/199126Jagiellonia - 5300
-Vytautas Lukša14/08/198432Žalgiris - 0000
-Nerijus Valskis04/08/198729Bnei Yehuda*5000
-Arvydas Novikovas18/12/199026Jagiellonia - 5100
-Simonas Paulius12/05/199126Ventspils - 1000
-Mantas Kuklys10/06/198730Žalgiris*5000
-Martynas Dapkus16/02/199324Lietava - 0000
-Ovidijus Verbickas04/07/199323Sūduva - 0000
-Mindaugas Grigaravičius15/07/199224Jelgava - 4000
-Vykintas Slivka29/04/199522Ascoli - 5100
-Darvydas Šernas22/07/198432Žalgiris - 0000
-Deivydas Matulevičius08/04/198928Mouscron - 3000
-Edgaras Jankauskas12/03/197542 - 5000
Slovakia - Squad list
Current season
-Martin Dúbravka15/01/198928Liberec - 0000
-Martin Poláček02/04/199027Zagłębie - 0000
-Ján Novota29/11/198333Rapid Wien - 0000
-Martin Škrtel15/12/198432Fenerbahçe*4100
-Peter Pekarík30/10/198630Hertha - 3000
-Ján Ďurica10/12/198135Trabzonspor*4000
-Tomáš Hubočan17/09/198531Marseille - 4000
-Kornel Saláta24/01/198532Slovan Bratislava*1000
-Norbert Gyömber03/07/199224Pescara - 1000
-Milan Škriniar11/02/199522Sampdoria - 3000
-Marek Hamšík27/07/198729Napoli - 5100
-Vladimír Weiss30/11/198927Al-Gharafa - 2100
-Ján Greguš29/01/199126København - 3100
-Filip Kiss13/10/199026Haugesund - 2000
-Albert Rusnák07/07/199422Real Salt Lake - 1000
-Erik Sabo22/11/199125Beitar Jerusalem*2000
-Matúš Bero06/09/199521Trabzonspor - 1000
-Patrik Hrošovský22/04/199225Plzeň - 2000
-Ondrej Duda05/12/199422Hertha - 0000
-Stanislav Lobotka25/11/199422Nordsjælland - 0000
-László Bénes09/09/199719Mönchengladbach - 0000
-Róbert Mak08/03/199126Zenit - 5200
-Michal Ďuriš01/06/198829Orenburg*5000
-Ján Kozák17/04/195463 - 5000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Edgaras Jankauskas

Date of birth: 12 March 1975
Nationality: Lithuanian
Playing career: FK Žalgiris Vilnius, PFC CSKA Moskva, FC Torpedo Moskva, Club Brugge KV, Real Sociedad de Fútbol, SL Benfica, FC Porto, OGC Nice, Heart of Midlothian FC, AEK Larnaca FC, Os Belenenses, Skonto FC, New England Revolution, FC Fakel Voronezh.
Coaching career: FC Lokomotiv Moskva (assistant), Heart of Midlothian FC (assistant), FK Trakai, Lithuania

• A hard-working target man, Jankauskas began his career at local club Žalgiris before moving to Russia to play for CSKA and Torpedo. Lifted the league title in Belgium in his first season with Club Brugge.

• Became Lithuania's most expensive player when signing for Real Sociedad for a reported €2.3m in 2001; then shone on loan at Benfica, yet joined their Portuguese Liga rivals Porto in 2003 and was part of the team that won the UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League under José Mourinho (though he did not play in either final).

• Later played in France, Scotland, Cyprus, Latvia and the United States, and represented Lithuania regularly for over 13 years, earning 56 caps and scoring ten goals.

• Helped out José Couceiro during his spell as Lithuania boss (2008–10) and gathered more experience as assistant coach of Lokomotiv and Hearts; given sole command of Lithuanian side Trakai in 2014, he was subsequently named Lithuania boss at the start of 2016.



Ján Kozák

Date of birth: 17 April 1954
Nationality: Slovak
Playing career: LB Spišská Nová Ves, Lokomotíva Košice (three times), RFC Seraing, FK Dukla Praha
Coaching career: Lokomotíva Košice, MFK Zemplín Michalovce, FC Steel Trans Ličartovce, 1. FC Košice, Slovakia

• A creative midfielder, Kozák spent much of his playing career with local team Lokomotíva Košice, where he had three spells. He returned for the first time in 1982 at the conclusion of his military service in Prague, where he turned out for Dukla.

• A member of the Czechoslovakia squad that finished third at the 1980 UEFA European Championship, beating Italy 9-8 on penalties in the bronze-medal match, he scored nine goals in 55 international appearances. Kozák also travelled to the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain but did not feature due to injury.

• Won the Czechoslovak Cup three times and the 1982 league championship with Dukla before retiring in 1990. Moved into coaching several years later and proved an instant success, steering 1. FC Košice to successive titles (1997, 1998) and into the 1997/98 UEFA Champions League where, as Slovakia's first ever group stage representative, they lost all six games in a section containing Feyenoord, Juventus and Manchester United FC.

• Left Košice in 1998 but came back for further stints in 2005 and 2012. He stood down in summer 2013, succeeding Stanislav Griga and Michal Hipp as coach of Slovakia, and led the team to UEFA EURO 2016 as Group C runners-up behind holders Spain. Kozák's side went on to reach the last 16 at the finals in France.

• His son Ján Kozák Jr played in the 2005/06 UEFA Champions League group stage for MFK Petržalka, equalising and then creating the winner in a famous 3-2 comeback victory over FC Porto; grandson Filip Lesniak has been at Tottenham Hotspur FC since 2012.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeManuel Gräfe (GER)
  • Assistant refereesGuido Kleve (GER) , Holger Henschel (GER)
  • Fourth officialChristian Dingert (GER)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerKazimierz Oleszek (POL)
  • Referee observerDani Koren (ISR)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Manuel Gräfe21/09/1973350

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from 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

No such matches refereed

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Competition facts Only this chapter

The Week of Football concept enables fans around the world to enjoy the very best action from the European Qualifiers – which will determine UEFA's representatives at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup comprises nine groups of six teams, with matches played on a home-and-away basis.

Qualifying takes place under the 'Week of Football' concept, introduced ahead of the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign, in which games are spread out from Thursday to Tuesday, shining the spotlight on more teams on the road to the finals in Russia. Moreover, thanks to the Week of Football, at least 43% of matches will be played on weekends, giving fans a better chance to follow the action on television, in the stadiums and on

Kick-off times will be set mainly at 18:00CET and 20:45CET on Saturdays and Sundays and at 20:45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays. In double-header matchweeks, sides will play on Thursday/Sunday, Friday/Monday or Saturday/Tuesday. Each day of the Week of Football will feature eight to ten games.

The nine group winners will qualify directly for the final tournament. The eight best runners-up will contest play-offs to decide the last four qualifiers for the finals.

The 13 qualifiers then join hosts Russia in the finals to make it 14 UEFA member associations represented.

How qualification works

The other confederations have the following qualifying berths:

Africa: 5
Asia: 4.5
North and Central America and Caribbean: 3.5
Oceania: 0.5
South America: 4.5



Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Lithuania 2-2 Slovenia
    1-0 Černych 32, 2-0 Slivka 34, 2-1 Krhin 77, 2-2 Cesar 90+3
    Šetkus, Freidgeimas, Girdvainis, Slavickas, Vaitkūnas, Novikovas, Slivka (79 Chvedukas), Kuklys, Žulpa, Valskis (85 Matulevičius), Černych (70 Grigaravičius)
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Scotland 1-1 Lithuania
    0-1 Černych 59, 1-1 McArthur 89
    Šetkus, Freidgeimas, Girdvainis, Vaitkūnas, Novikovas, Slivka, Slavickas (64 Andriuškevičius), Kuklys, Žulpa (65 Chvedukas), Valskis (85 Grigaravičius), Černych
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Lithuania 2-0 Malta
    1-0 Černych 76, 2-0 Novikovas 84 (P)
    Šetkus, Freidgeimas, Mikuckis, Vaitkūnas, Novikovas (87 Grigaravičius), Slivka, Kuklys (79 Chvedukas), Žulpa, Valskis (62 Matulevičius), Černych, Andriuškevičius
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Slovakia 4-0 Lithuania
    1-0 Nemec 12, 2-0 Kucka 15, 3-0 Škrtel 36, 4-0 Hamšík 86
    Šetkus, Freidgeimas, Girdvainis, Vaitkūnas, Žulpa (33 Chvedukas), Novikovas, Slivka, Kuklys, Valskis (87 Ruzgis), Černych, Andriuškevičius
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    England 2-0 Lithuania
    1-0 Defoe 22, 2-0 Vardy 66
    Šetkus, Klimavičius, Slavickas, Kijanskas, Vaitkūnas, Žulpa, Novikovas (54 Grigaravičius), Slivka (87 Paulius), Kuklys, Valskis (74 Matulevičius), Černych
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Slovakia 0-1 England
    0-1 Lallana 90+5
    Kozáčik, Pekarík, Škrtel, Ďurica, Greguš, Hubočan, Hamšík, Švento (78 Kiss), Mak (71 Kubík), Ďuriš, Pečovský (55 Gyömber)
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Slovenia 1-0 Slovakia
    1-0 Kronaveter 74
    Kozáčik, Ďurica, Greguš, Hrošovský (79 Ďuriš), Pauschek (79 Sabo), Hubočan, Saláta, Hamšík, Švento (79 Holúbek), Kucka, Mak
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Slovakia 3-0 Scotland
    1-0 Mak 18, 2-0 Mak 56, 3-0 Nemec 68
    Kozáčik, Škrtel, Ďurica, Sabo, Nemec (69 Bakoš), Škriniar, Hamšík (87 Kiss), Kucka, Mak (80 Švento), Ďuriš, Holúbek
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Slovakia 4-0 Lithuania
    1-0 Nemec 12, 2-0 Kucka 15, 3-0 Škrtel 36, 4-0 Hamšík 86
    Kozáčik, Pekarík, Škrtel, Ďurica, Weiss (89 Bero), Nemec (77 Ďuriš), Škriniar, Hubočan, Hamšík, Kucka, Mak (83 Švento)
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    Malta 1-3 Slovakia
    0-1 Weiss 2, 1-1 J.P. Farrugia 14, 1-2 Greguš 41, 1-3 Nemec 84
    Kozáčik, Pekarík, Škrtel, Greguš, Weiss (86 Rusnák), Nemec, Hrošovský, Škriniar, Hubočan, Kucka (74 Ďuriš), Mak (50 Hamšík)
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)

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Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

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


  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
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