Football in Lithuania

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Football is the second sport in Lithuania where basketball is the national sport. The former Soviet republic made their entrance as an independent football nation in 1992.[1][2] In the qualification for the Euro 2004. Lithuania held Germany to a 1-1 draw in Germany and won against Scotland. In the qualification for the Euro 2008 they played away to the 2006 World Cup winners Italy and drew 1-1 as well as beating Romania 3-0 in Lithuania in another shock performance.[3]

League system[edit]

Level

League(s)/Division(s)

1

A Lyga
10 clubs

2

1 Lyga
13 clubs

3

II Lyga
23 clubs divided in 2 series, one of 14 clubs and one of 9 clubs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football developing in Latvia, Lithuania". YouTube. 2013-08-11. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Boost for Lithuanian football development". FIFA.com. 2007-07-20. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  3. ^ Wilson, Jonathan (2008-09-09). "Football: Jonathan Wilson - Lithuania drubbing exposes Romanian discord | Sport". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 

External links[edit]

  • League321.com - Lithuanian football league tables, records & statistics database.