Football in Latvia

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Football in Latvia
Country Latvia
Governing body Latvian Football Federation
National team Latvia national football team
National competitions
Club competitions
International competitions

Football is not a national sport in Latvia, but in recent years it has gained more popularity.[1][2] The Latvian Football Federation (Latvian: Latvijas Futbola federācija) is the sport's national governing body[3][4] There is a league system, with the Higher League and First League on top. There are also national cup competitions, with most notable Latvian Cup.

The Latvia national football team in 2004 qualified to Euro 2004. This resulted in being the first and currently only Baltic team to do so.

League system[edit]

Level

League(s)/Division(s)

1

Latvian Higher League
8 clubs

2

Latvian First League
15 clubs

3

Latvian Second League
50 clubs divided in 7 regions

See also[edit]

National teams[edit]

Latvia national football team

Latvia national under-21 football team

Latvia national under-19 football team

Latvia national under-17 football team

Women's teams[edit]

Latvia women's national football team

Leagues[edit]

Latvian Higher League

Latvian First League

Latvian Second League

Women's leagues[edit]

Latvian Women's League

Clubs[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Latvian Football Cup

Latvian Supercup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daugava's recipe for title success". UEFA.com. 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Hard work bearing fruit for Latvia –". Uefa.com. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  3. ^ "When Saturday Comes - Riga mortis". Wsc.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  4. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | Euro 2004 | Latvia | How they qualified: Latvia". BBC News. 2004-05-21. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 

External links[edit]

  • League321.com - Latvian football league tables, records & statistics database. (in English)