Albania national football team

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Albania
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Kuq e Zinjtë (The Red and Blacks)
Shqiponjat
(The Eagles)
Association Federata Shqiptare e Futbollit (FSHF)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Gianni De Biasi
Captain Lorik Cana
Most caps Lorik Cana (84)
Top scorer Erjon Bogdani (18)
Home stadium Elbasan Arena
FIFA code ALB
FIFA ranking 22 Increase 14 (6 August 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 22 (August 2015[1])
Lowest FIFA ranking 124 (August 1997[1])
Elo ranking 62 Increase 3 (16 June 2015)[2]
Highest Elo ranking 62 (13 June 2015 [2])
Lowest Elo ranking 127 (14 & 18 December 1994 [2])
First colours
Second colours
First international
Albania Albania 2–3 Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
(Tirana, Albania; 7 October 1946)[3]
Biggest win
 Albania 5–0 Vietnam 
(Bastia Umbra, Italy; 12 February 2003)
 Albania 6–1 Cyprus 
(Tirana, Albania; 12 August 2009)[3]
Biggest defeat
 Hungary 12–0 Albania 
(Budapest, Hungary; 24 September 1950)[3]

The Albania national football team is the national association football team of Albania and it has represented the Albanian nation since 1932.

Although it never played any matches, the Albanian national football team existed before FSHF was created. This is witnessed by the registration of the team in the Balkan Cup tournament of 1929-1931, which started in 1929 (although Albania eventually retired from the competition, before the competition started).[4] FSHF was founded on 6 June 1930, and Albania had to wait 16 years to play its first international match, debuting against Yugoslavia in 1946. In 1932, Albania joined FIFA (during the congress 12 June — June 16) and in 1954, it was one of the founding members of UEFA.

Results in History[edit]

Recent developments[edit]

In December 2007, Football Association of Albania's president, Armand Duka, announced Arie Haan would replace Croatian-Austrian Otto Barić as Albania's head coach. Haan signed a two-year contract on 4 January 2008.[5]

On 14 March 2008, Albania was suspended from international football (FIFA and UEFA), due to heavy political interference in the Football Association. The suspension lasted 46 days.[6][7][8]

Haan was replaced by Croatian coach Josip Kuže in May 2009.[9] Kuže parted ways with Albania almost three years later, in December 2011, when coach Gianni de Biasi replaced him.[10]

The Albania national team has recently had an unprecedented high number of players, who although are ethnically Albanian, were not born in Albania, but either in Kosovo, or outside of Kosovo, while hailing from Albanian Kosovar parents. As of 13 August 2013, 14 Albanians of Kosovo origin were either part of the start-up team, or have received recent call-ups.[11]

Significant presence at the 2014 FIFA World Cup[edit]

Before the World Cup in 2014 a significant presence of ethnic Albanians had been noted in several national teams. In 5 March 2014 54 Albanians were called up by 7 different national teams Albania (19), Kosovo (22), Switzerland (5), Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (4), Finland (2), Germany (1), and Montenegro (1).[12]

The Catalan newspaper El Mundo Deportivo reported a significant presence of Albanians in the World Cup, thanks to an article published by it. The article said that Albania is not in the World Cup 2014, as a result of the "originating stars who are springing up in major competitions on the globe", especially emphasizing Xherdan Shaqiri. According to the newspaper if Gianni De Biasi had been able to use Swiss representative footballers and Adnan Januzaj of Belgium, at the 1/8 finals against Argentina would not be Switzerland, but the Red & Blacks of Albania. According to the article, a country with three million inhabitants, which had never previously participated in a major tournament, could have been present in the Brazilian World Cup if the stars of Albanian origin had chosen to to play for Albania. The article said that Xherdan Shaqiri, currently the star of the Swiss youth was too ambitious to play for the Albania in the past, and holds two passports, the Swiss and Albanian. Born in Gjilan, Kosovo, in the end he decided to wear the shirt of Switzerland, the country where he grew up and trained as a footballer. The second name that could have done the job for De Biasi, according to Catalan daily, was Adnan Januzaj of Belgium, which the label as a great talent. For the latter, "El Mundo Deportivo" writes that he was born in Brussels but emphasizes the origins of his father, who is an Albanian from Kosovo. The article also mentions how the two brothers Xhaka are split: The younger one, Granit, plays for Switzerland and the elder one, Taulant, for Albania, whereas the Macedonian Albanians such as Blerim Dzemaili, Admir Mehmedi and Valon Behrami, according to "El Mundo Deportivo" would make the team of Albania one of the most talented in Europe.[13]

In September 2014, it was reported that 80 Albanians played with foreign (thus excluding Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia) senior and youth national teams, out of which 46 with Switzerland only.[14]

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Portugal Denmark Albania Armenia Serbia
1  Portugal (X) 5 4 0 1 7 4 +3 12 Advance to final tournament 8 Oct 0–1 1–0 2–1
2  Denmark 5 3 1 1 8 4 +4 10 0–1 4 Sep 2–1 2–0
3  Albania[a] 4 3 1 0 7 2 +5 10 Final tournament or play-offs 7 Sep 1–1 2–1 8 Oct
4  Armenia (Y) 5 0 1 4 5 9 −4 1 2–3 7 Sep 11 Oct 1–1
5  Serbia[a] (E) 5 0 1 4 3 11 −8 −2 11 Oct 1–3 0–3[a] 4 Sep
Updated to match(es) played on 13 June 2015. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(E) Eliminated; (X) Assured of at least third place (and play-offs), but may still qualify directly as one of the top two teams or as the best third-placed team; (Y) Cannot qualify directly as one of the top two teams, but may still qualify as third-placed team.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Serbia's abandoned home match against Albania was awarded as a 3–0 win to Albania after decision from the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and Serbia was also deducted three points because home fans invaded the pitch and attacked Albania players when a drone carried a pro-Albanian flag over the stadium.[15] The match was originally awarded as a 3–0 win to Serbia, who also received a three point deduction, after a disciplinary decision from UEFA.[16] The decision was appealed by both Serbia and Albania,[17][18] but was upheld by UEFA.[19] Both associations then filed further appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport,[20] and on 10 July 2015 the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected the appeal filed by the Serbian FA, and partially upheld the appeal filed by the Albanian FA, meaning the match is deemed to have been forfeited by Serbia with 0–3 and they are still deducted three points.[15]

After the Serbia–Albania match, the national team of Albania was awarded by the cities of Tirana, Vlore, Kamëz, and Bajram Curri awards of honor and city recognition for protecting the national symbols.[21]

Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying matches against Denmark and Portugal on 3 and 7 September 2015 respectively.[22]
Caps and goals as of 13 June 2015 after the match against France.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Etrit Berisha (1989-03-10) 10 March 1989 (age 26) 25 0 Italy Lazio
12 1GK Orges Shehi (1977-09-25) 25 September 1977 (age 37) 5 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë
23 1GK Alban Hoxha (1987-11-23) 23 November 1987 (age 27) 0 0 Albania Partizani Tirana
5 2DF Lorik Cana (Captain) (1983-06-27) 27 June 1983 (age 32) 84 1 Italy Lazio
2DF Ansi Agolli (1982-11-11) 11 November 1982 (age 32) 54 2 Azerbaijan Qarabağ
2 2DF Andi Lila (1986-02-12) 12 February 1986 (age 29) 53 0 Greece PAS Giannina
4 2DF Elseid Hysaj (1994-02-20) 20 February 1994 (age 21) 14 0 Italy Napoli
7 2DF Arlind Ajeti (1993-09-25) 25 September 1993 (age 21) 3 0 Unattached
22 2DF Amir Rrahmani (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Croatia Split
6 2DF Naser Aliji (1993-12-27) 27 December 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Liechtenstein Vaduz
2DF Berat Xhimshiti (1993-02-19) 19 February 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Switzerland Zürich
3MF Ervin Bulku (1981-03-03) 3 March 1981 (age 34) 56 1 Albania Tirana
21 3MF Odise Roshi (1991-05-21) 21 May 1991 (age 24) 23 1 Croatia Rijeka
3MF Amir Abrashi (1990-03-27) 27 March 1990 (age 25) 13 0 Germany Freiburg
20 3MF Ergys Kaçe (1993-07-08) 8 July 1993 (age 22) 12 2 Greece PAOK
3 3MF Ermir Lenjani (1989-08-05) 5 August 1989 (age 26) 10 1 France Nantes
3MF Burim Kukeli (1984-01-16) 16 January 1984 (age 31) 10 0 Switzerland Zürich
14 3MF Migjen Basha (1987-01-05) 5 January 1987 (age 28) 9 2 Switzerland Luzern
9 3MF Ledian Memushaj (1986-12-07) 7 December 1986 (age 28) 9 0 Italy Pescara
3MF Shkëlzen Gashi (1988-07-15) 15 July 1988 (age 27) 6 1 Switzerland Basel
3MF Taulant Xhaka (1991-03-28) 28 March 1991 (age 24) 4 0 Switzerland Basel
8 3MF Herolind Shala (1992-02-01) 1 February 1992 (age 23) 2 0 Czech Republic Slovan Liberec
4FW Hamdi Salihi (1984-01-19) 19 January 1984 (age 31) 50 11 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë
11 4FW Armando Sadiku (1991-05-27) 27 May 1991 (age 24) 12 1 Switzerland Zürich
19 4FW Bekim Balaj (1991-01-11) 11 January 1991 (age 24) 10 1 Croatia Rijeka
16 4FW Sokol Cikalleshi (1990-07-27) 27 July 1990 (age 25) 9 0 Turkey Istanbul Basaksehir

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Stivi Frashëri (1990-08-29) 29 August 1990 (age 25) 0 0 Albania Tirana v.  Italy, 18 November 2014
DF Renato Arapi (1986-09-28) 28 September 1986 (age 28) 4 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë v.  France, 13 June 2015
DF Arbnor Fejzullahu (1993-04-08) 8 April 1993 (age 22) 1 0 Albania Partizani Tirana v.  France, 13 June 2015
DF Debatik Curri Injured (1984-12-28) 28 December 1984 (age 30) 44 1 Albania Flamurtari Vlore v.  Armenia, 29 March 2015
DF Mërgim Mavraj Injured (1986-06-09) 9 June 1986 (age 29) 23 3 Germany Köln v.  Armenia, 29 March 2015
MF Valdet Rama (1987-11-20) 20 November 1987 (age 27) 15 3 Germany 1860 München v.  France, 13 June 2015
MF Sabien Lilaj (1989-02-10) 10 February 1989 (age 26) 11 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë v.  France, 13 June 2015
MF Afrim Taku (1989-08-04) 4 August 1989 (age 26) 0 0 Albania Tirana v.  France, 13 June 2015
MF Alban Meha (1986-04-25) 25 April 1986 (age 29) 6 2 Turkey Konyaspor v.  Armenia, 29 March 2015 PRE
MF Emiljano Vila (1988-03-12) 12 March 1988 (age 27) 27 3 Greece Kerkyra v.  Italy, 18 November 2014
MF Armando Vajushi (1991-12-03) 3 December 1991 (age 23) 6 1 Italy Livorno v.  Italy, 18 November 2014
MF Erando Karabeci (1988-09-06) 6 September 1988 (age 26) 0 0 Albania Tirana v.  Italy, 18 November 2014
MF Jahmir Hyka (1988-03-08) 8 March 1988 (age 27) 38 2 Switzerland Luzern v.  Portugal, 7 September 2014 PRE
FW Edmond Kapllani (1982-07-31) 31 July 1982 (age 33) 41 6 Germany FSV Frankfurt v.  Italy, 18 November 2014
  • Injured = Not called-up due to the injury.
  • PRE = Preliminary squad.

Coaching staff[edit]

Current coaching staff:[23]

Position Name
Head Coach Italy Albania Gianni De Biasi
Assistant Coach Italy Paolo Tramezzani
Assistant Coach Albania Erjon Bogdani
Athletic Coach Italy Alberto Belle
Goalkeeping Coach Albania Ilir Bozhiqi
National Team Manager Albania Alban Bushi
National Team Scouter Albania Erjon Bogdani
Manager of the Young Talents Albania Redi Jupi
Team Doctor Albania Arben Celiku
Osteopat Italy Filippo Iori
Physiotherapists Albania Alban Merepeza
Physiotherapists Albania Ylli Mihali
Base materials Albania Fatos Kademi

Stadium[edit]

Panorama of Elbasan Arena.

In November 2013, Qemal Stafa Stadium was shut down by FIFA for not fulfilling international standards.[24] In fact, not a single stadium in Albania fulfills FIFA standards for international competitions. As a result, the Albanian government is upgrading Ruzhdi Bizhuta stadium of Elbasan named Elbasan Arena in time for the Euro 2016 qualifiers beginning in September 2014, and Loro Boriçi Stadium in Shkoder in time for the October 2015 Euro Qualifier against Serbia.[25]

Supporters[edit]

Main article: Tifozat Kuq e Zi
Tifozat Kuq e Zi logo with Big Sabit as its mascot

Tifozat Kuq e Zi (English: Red and Black Fans, also known as the Albania National Football Team Supporters Club) is a non-profit football supporters' association for the Albania national football team and various national team sportive activities. It was founded on 25 December 2003. In cooperation with FSHF, it organises trips for football fans to visit games, and develops and sells merchandise to support itself and fund sporting related projects.

Tifozat Kuq e Zi stands firm in the political view that Albanians should share only one national team and have continuous aspirations to join in one state (Një Komb, Një Kombëtare), i.e. unification of Albania, Kosovo, etc. In this sense, TKZ is joined by different supporters' associations throughout Albanian-speaking regions mainly in Kosovo (Kuqezinjet e Jakoves of Gjakova, Plisat of Pristina, Torcida of Mitrovica, etc.), Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Ballistët of Tetovo, Ilirët of Kumanovo, Shvercerat of Skopje, etc.) and in Albania itself (Ultras Guerrils of Partizani Tirana, Tirona Fanatics of KF Tirana, Vllaznit Ultras of Vllaznia Shkodër, Ujqërit e Deborës (English: Snow Wolfs) Skënderbeu Korçë, Shqiponjat of KF Besa Pejë and many other different Albanian fans).

The ongoing dispute between the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and the Football Association of Albania has been seen as a political intrusion by FIFA and UEFA, which led to the banning of Albania from international sportive activities. FSHF president Armand Duka is highly unwanted by the TKZ who have numerously asked for his resignation believing he is responsible for internal corruption in the Albanian Football Association.

The TKZ have been praised by many different football players and managers, whom were not just Albanian. Switzerland's former coach, Ottmar Hitzfeld was astonished by how many Albanian fans turned up and how enthusiastic they were in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA) between Switzerland and Albania where the Swiss won 2-0 thanks to goals from Gökhan Inler and Kosovo-born Xherdan Shaqiri. He didn't believe that there was 12,000 Albanian fans in the stands which was more than how many Swiss fans turned up for the game. He stated Albanian fans are fantastic and the most passionate fans I have ever seen.[26] During that campaign, TKZ attended all games Albania played apart from a match against Cyprus in Nicosia and were also large in numbers in the away games to Slovenia where they lost 1-0 and Norway where they won 1-0 thanks to a stunning goal by Hamdi Salihi.

Media coverage[edit]

Albania's qualifying matches and friendlies are currently televised by TVSH and SuperSport Albania, a trademark of Digit-Alb.

Kit History[edit]

The Albanian kit has been mostly red and black with few changes throughout the years.

Kit suppliers[edit]

Kit provider Period
Germany Adidas 1980-1991
Germany Uhlsport 1992–1995
Germany Puma 1996–2004
United Kingdom Umbro 2004–2008
United States Nike 2008–2010
Italy Legea 2010–2011
Germany Adidas 2011–present

Managerial History[edit]

This is a chronological list of the managers who have guided Albania since 1946.[27]

  1. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ljubiša Broćić (1946–1947)
  2. Albania Adem Karapici (1947–1949)
  3. Albania Sllave Llambi (1949)
  4. Albania Ludovik Jakova (1949–1950)
  5. Albania Myslym Alla (1952)
  6. Hungary Miklós Vadas (1953)
  7. Soviet Union Nikolai Lyukshinov (1956–1957)
  8. Albania Loro Boriçi (1957–1963)
  9. Albania Zyber Konçi (1963–65)
  10. Albania Loro Boriçi (1965–1972)
  11. Albania Myslym Alla (1972–1973)
  12. Albania Ilia Shuke (1973)
  13. Albania Loro Boriçi (1976)
  14. Albania Zyber Konçi (1980)
  15. Albania Loro Boriçi (1981)
  16. Albania Shyqyri Rreli (1982–1985)
  17. Albania Agron Sulaj (1985–1988)
  18. Albania Shyqyri Rreli (1988–1989)
  19. Albania Bejkush Birçe (1990)
  20. Albania Agron Sulaj (1990–1991)
  21. Albania Bejkush Birçe (1991–1994)
  22. Albania Neptun Bajko (1994–1996)
  23. Albania Astrit Hafizi (1997–1999)
  24. Albania Medin Zhega (2000–2001)
  25. Albania Sulejman Demollari (2001–2002)
  26. Italy Giuseppe Dossena (2002)
  27. Germany Hans-Peter Briegel (2002–2006)
  28. Croatia Austria Otto Barić (2006–2007)
  29. Netherlands Arie Haan (2008–2009)
  30. Croatia Josip Kuže (2009–2011)
  31. Italy Albania Gianni De Biasi (2011– )

Individual all-time records[edit]

Below are two lists of the top 10 players with the most caps and goals for Albania.

As of 13 June 2015. [28]
  Active players are highlighted
  Part of the squad who won 1946 Balkan Cup

[29]

  Part of the squad who won Malta Rothmans International Tournament 2000

[30]

Appearances records[edit]

Lorik Cana is the most capped player in the history of Albania with 84 caps.
# Name Career Caps Goals
1
Lorik Cana[31]
2002– 84 1
2
Altin Lala[31]
1998–2011 80 3
3
Klodian Duro[31]
2001–2011 78 6
4
Ervin Skela[31]
2000–2011 76 13
5
Foto Strakosha[31]
1990–2004 74 0
Erjon Bogdani
1996–2013 74 18
7
Igli Tare[31]
1997–2007 69 10
8
Alban Bushi[31]
1995–2007 68 14
Altin Haxhi
1995–2009 68 3
10
Altin Rraklli[31]
1992–2005 64 11
Armend Dallku
2005–2013 64 1

Top goalscorers[edit]

Hamdi Salihi is the fourth-top goalscorer in the history of Albania with 11 goals.
# Name Career Goals Caps
1
Erjon Bogdani
1996–2013 18 74
2
Alban Bushi
1995–2007 14 68
3
Ervin Skela
2000–2011 13 76
4
Altin Rraklli
1992–2005 11 64
Hamdi Salihi
2006– 11 50
6
Sokol Kushta
1987–1996 10 31
Igli Tare
1997–2007 10 68
8
Adrian Aliaj
2002–2006 8 29
9
Bledar Kola
1994–2002 6 41
Klodian Duro
2000–2011 6 78
Edmond Kapllani
2004– 6 41
Loro Boriçi
1946–1958 6 24
Qamil Teliti
1946–1952 6 13

Honours[edit]

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Position Pld W D * L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did Not Participate
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966 Did Not Qualify 4/4 6 0 1 5 2 12
Mexico 1970 Entry Not Accepted[33]
West Germany 1974 Did Not Qualify 4/4 6 1 0 5 3 13
Argentina 1978 Did Not Participate
Spain 1982 Did Not Qualify 4/5 8 1 0 7 4 22
Mexico 1986 3/4 6 1 2 3 6 9
Italy 1990 4/4 6 0 0 6 3 15
United States 1994 7/7 12 1 2 9 6 26
France 1998 6/6 10 1 1 8 7 20
South Korea Japan 2002 5/5 8 1 0 7 5 14
Germany 2006 5/7 12 4 1 7 11 20
South Africa 2010 5/6 10 1 4 5 6 13
Brazil 2014 5/6 10 3 2 5 9 11
Russia 2018 To Be Determined
Qatar 2022
Total Best: – 0/20 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 94 13 13 68 62 175
* Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

UEFA European Championship[edit]

UEFA European Championship record UEFA European Championship Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Position Pld W D * L GF GA
France 1960 Did Not Participate
Spain 1964 Did Not Qualify First round 2 1 0 1 1 4
Italy 1968 3/3 4 0 1 3 0 12
Belgium 1972 4/4 6 1 1 4 5 9
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1976 Did Not Participate
Italy 1980
France 1984 Did Not Qualify 5/5 8 0 2 6 4 14
West Germany 1988 4/4 6 0 0 6 2 17
Sweden 1992 5/5 7 1 0 6 2 21
England 1996 5/6 10 2 2 6 10 16
Belgium Netherlands 2000 5/6 10 1 4 5 8 14
Portugal 2004 4/5 8 2 2 4 11 15
Austria Switzerland 2008 5/7 12 2 5 5 12 18
Poland Ukraine 2012 5/6 10 2 3 5 7 14
France 2016 To Be Determined
Total Best: – 0/14 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 83 12 20 51 62 154
* Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Head-to-Head records against other countries[edit]

As of 13 June 2015
Opponent Games Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Differential Reference
 Algeria 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 H2H results 1964 match*
 Andorra 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 H2H results
 Argentina 1 0 0 1 0 4 -4 H2H results
 Armenia 4 2 1 1 5 5 0 H2H results
 Austria 6 0 0 6 1 17 -16 H2H results
 Azerbaijan 5 3 1 1 5 3 +2 H2H results
 Bahrain 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 H2H results
 Belarus 5 1 2 2 5 8 -3 H2H results
 Belgium 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 H2H results
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4 1 2 1 3 3 =0 H2H results
 Bulgaria 13 2 4 7 8 17 -9 H2H results
 Cameroon 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 H2H results
 China PR 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 H2H results
 Cuba 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 H2H results
 Cyprus 6 2 2 2 12 7 +5 H2H results
 Czechoslovakia 5 2 0 3 6 10 -4 H2H results
 Denmark 9 1 2 6 4 19 -15 H2H results
 East Germany 3 0 1 2 2 7 -5 H2H results
 England 4 0 0 4 1 12 -11 H2H results
 Estonia 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 H2H results
 Finland 7 2 1 4 6 8 -2 H2H results
 France 6 1 1 4 3 12 -9 H2H results
 Georgia 13 3 2 8 11 21 -10 H2H results
 Germany (Germany West 1967-1983) 14 (8) 0 1 (1) 13 (7) 10 (2) 38 (22) -28 (-20) H2H results
 Greece 13 4 3 6 10 13 -3 H2H results
 Hungary 6 0 1 5 0 19 -19 H2H resuls
 Iceland 5 2 0 3 5 7 -2 H2H results
 Iran 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 H2H results
 Italy 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 H2H results
 Kazakhstan 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 H2H results
 Kosovo 3 3 0 0 7 3 +4 [34][35][36]
 Latvia 5 0 5 0 6 6 =0 H2H results
 Liechtenstein 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 H2H results
 Lithuania 4 2 0 2 7 6 +1 H2H results
 Luxembourg 5 3 1 1 7 2 +5 H2H results
 Macedonia 8 1 3 4 4 10 -6 H2H results
 Malta 8 5 2 1 14 3 +11 H2H results
 Mexico 1 0 0 1 0 4 -4 H2H results
 Moldova 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 H2H results
 Montenegro 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 H2H results 1946 match*
 Netherlands 4 0 0 4 1 7 -6 H2H results
 Northern Ireland 9 2 2 5 5 13 -8 H2H results
 Norway 6 1 2 1 5 5 =0 H2H results
 Poland 11 1 3 7 7 14 -7 H2H results
 Portugal 6 1 1 4 5 12 -7 H2H results
 Qatar 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 H2H results
 Republic of Ireland 4 0 1 3 2 6 -4 H2H results
 Romania 18 2 3 13 11 45 -34 H2H results
 Russia 2 1 0 1 4 5 -1 H2H results
 San Marino 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6 H2H results
 Slovenia 7 1 2 4 2 6 -4 H2H results
 Spain 5 0 0 5 2 24 -22 H2H results
 Sweden 5 1 1 3 5 10 -5 H2H results
  Switzerland 6 0 1 5 4 11 -7 H2H results
 Turkey 9 3 2 4 11 8 +3 H2H results
 Ukraine 4 0 1 3 2 6 -4 H2H results
 Uzbekistan 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 H2H results
 Vietnam 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 H2H Results
 Wales 2 0 1 1 1 3 -2 H2H results
 Yugoslavia
 Serbia
5
1
0
1
1
0
4
0
4
3
13
0
-9
3
H2H results
60 Countries 296 72 63 161 265 476 −211 All results at EU-Football.info

See also[edit]

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