Team analysis

Austria

Austria

Austria squad
No.PlayerBornPos.PORITAGERGSClub
1Paul Gartler10/03/1997Goalkeeper909090 SK Rapid Wien (AUT)
2Xaver Schlager28/09/1997Midfield9090901 FC Salzburg (AUT)
3Stefan Peric13/02/1997Defender9090 VfB Stuttgart (GER)
4Marco Krainz17/05/1997Midfield909090 SC Austria Lustenau (AUT)
5Benjamin Kaufmann14/06/1997Midfield909090 SC Austria Lustenau (AUT)
6Stefan Posch14/05/1997Defender909090 FC Admira Wacker Mödling (AUT)
7Sandi Lovric28/03/1998Midfield74*46*45+ SK Sturm Graz (AUT)
8Albin Gashi25/01/1997Midfield16+64* SK Rapid Wien (AUT)
9Arnel Jakupovic29/05/1998Forward87*87*901 Middlesbrough FC (ENG)
10Philipp Malicsek03/06/1997Midfield909090 SK Rapid Wien (AUT)
11Simon Pirkl03/04/1997Midfield56*44+62* FC Wacker Innsbruck (AUT)
14Maximilian Wöber04/02/1998Defender909090 SK Rapid Wien (AUT)
15Manuel Maranda09/07/1997Defender 90 FC Admira Wacker Mödling (AUT)
16Wilhelm Vorsager29/06/1997Midfield 45* FC Admira Wacker Mödling (AUT)
17Fabian Gmeiner27/01/1997Forward34+26+28+ NEC Nijmegen (NED)
19Patrick Hasenhüttl20/05/1997Forward3+3+ FC Ingolstadt 04 (GER)
20Sandro Ingolitsch18/04/1997Defender FC Salzburg (AUT)
21Tobias Schützenauer19/05/1997Goalkeeper SK Sturm Graz (AUT)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute

Key features: Austria

Key features: Austria

  • 1-4-2-3-1 or 1-4-1-4-1 with single or twin midfield screen
  • Emphasis on combination play, building through midfield
  • High pressure on ball-carrier; quick transitions into compact block
  • Krainz the initiator of attacks, Schlager pushing into shadow striker role
  • Precise balancing strategy; six players positioned to counter the counter
  • Well-organised unit; positional flexibility in mid-to-front areas
  • Strong collective virtues, athletic condition; good use of wide areas

Head coach: Rupert Marko (24/11/1963)