Football in Liechtenstein

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One of the most popular sports in Liechtenstein is football.

National football team[edit]

Main Article: Liechtenstein national football team

In the qualification for the World Cup in Germany in 2006, they achieved two victories and two draws (2–2 against Portugal and 0–0 Slovakia). In the qualification for the EURO 2008 they gained seven points in a tough group with Spain, Sweden, Northern Ireland, Denmark, Latvia and Iceland.

Domestic football[edit]

Due to lack of active football teams, Liechtenstein is the only UEFA member nation not to have their own league and hence does not have any spots in the UEFA Champions League.[1] Club sides play in the Swiss leagues, with FC Vaduz currently playing in the second highest Swiss division after going down in the 2008-2009 season. The tiny principality does have its own cup competition, the winners of which are guaranteed entry into the Europa League qualification.

Given their placement within the Swiss league system, it is perhaps unsurprising that FC Vaduz have become the dominant force within the Liechtenstein Football Cup, winning the last 15 of the last 16 competitions.

Liechtenstein's most well-known player of all time could arguably be Mario Frick; he holds the record for most appearances and goals scored for Liechtenstein, and also played in respectable football leagues around Europe.

Cup system[edit]

Level League(s)/Division(s)
1 Liechtenstein Football Cup
7 clubs + 11 Reserve teams

Clubs[edit]

There are only seven football teams in Liechtenstein. These teams are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "When Saturday Comes - Border crossing". Wsc.co.uk. 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2013-12-04.