Team analysis



1Marcel Hartl22/07/1996Goalkeeper SV Ried (AUT)
2Daniel Ripic14/03/1996Forward39+76*51*1 FC Salzburg (AUT)
3Stefan Peric13/02/1997Defender808080 FC Salzburg (AUT)
4Lukas Tursch29/03/1996Midfield808080 FAL Linz (AUT)
5Michael Lercher04/01/1996Defender808080 SV Werder Bremen (GER)
6Raphael Mathis25/01/1996Midfield 18+ Vorarlberger FV (AUT)
7Adrian Grbić04/08/1996Forward8071*80 VfB Stuttgart (GER)
8Sascha Horvath22/08/1996Midfield808080 FK Austria Wien (AUT)
9Tobias Pellegrini03/04/1996Forward41*4+29+ FAL Linz (AUT)
10Valentino Lazaro24/03/1996Midfield64*8062* FC Salzburg (AUT)
11Petar Gluhakovic25/03/1996Defender808080 FK Austria Wien (AUT)
12Thomas Steiner06/02/1996Midfield13+ SK Rapid Wien (AUT)
13Luca Mayr06/04/1996Forward 9+1+ SV Ried (AUT)
14Marcel Probst21/07/1996Defender12+ FC Salzburg (AUT)
15Manuel Haas07/05/1996Defender FC Salzburg (AUT)
17Nikola Zivotic26/01/1996Forward808080*1 FK Austria Wien (AUT)
19Dominik Baumgartner20/07/1996Defender68*80801 SKN St Pölten (AUT)
21Alexander Schlager01/02/1996Goalkeeper808080 FC Salzburg (AUT)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute

Hermann Stadler
We improved a lot after our first game. We showed more commitment and ran a lot harder. We had to go for the win in the last match against Switzerland and, right from the start, we were aggressive and dominant. We scored two quick goals and we were able to settle more into our game after that. I have to pay a big compliment to the team and the staff for what they managed to achieve in one and a half months. I think we deserved our place in the World Cup.

Austria team analysis

Austria team analysis

• Variations on 4-3-3 with single screening midfielder

• Emphasis on constructive build-up; good individual technique

• Attacks seeking defence-splitting pass through middle; creativity in final third

• Good diagonals to wingers ready to cut in and attack goal

• Well-organised defending; able to cope with high pressing

• Rapid attack-to-defence transition; pressing from midfield

• Aerial ability; efficient winning of second ball