Montenegro national football team

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Montenegro
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Hrabri sokoli
(The Brave Falcons)
Association Fudbalski Savez Crne Gore (FSCG)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Ljubiša Tumbaković
Captain Stevan Jovetić
Most caps Elsad Zverotić (59)
Top scorer Stevan Jovetić (23)
Home stadium Podgorica City Stadium
FIFA code MNE
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 54 Decrease 2 (6 July 2017)
Highest 16 (June 2011)
Lowest 199 (June 2007)
Elo ranking
Current 66 Steady (7 May 2017)
Highest 37 (29 March 2011)
Lowest 75 (29 May 2016)
First international
Official
 Montenegro 2–1 Hungary 
(Podgorica, Montenegro; 24 March 2007)
Biggest win
 San Marino 0–6 Montenegro 
(Serravalle, San Marino; 11 September 2012)
Biggest defeat
 Romania 4–0 Montenegro 
(Bucharest, Romania; 31 May 2008)
 Montenegro 0–4 Ukraine 
(Podgorica, Montenegro; 7 June 2013)

The Montenegro national football team (Montenegrin: Fudbalska reprezentacija Crne Gore, Фудбалска репрезентација Црне Горе) represents Montenegro in association football and is controlled by the Fudbalski Savez Crne Gore (FSCG), the governing body for football in Montenegro. Montenegro's home ground is Podgorica City Stadium in Podgorica.

Montenegro is one of the world's newest international sides, having come into existence at 2007, following Montenegrin independence (2006).

The first official game Montenegro played in March 2007, and first competition that the national team competed in was the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

Following the independence of Montenegro from Serbia and Montenegro, Serbia took Serbia and Montenegro's place in the Euro 2008 qualifying stage, but UEFA had stated that they would be willing to include Montenegro as a late entry, as long as FIFA had ratified a separate Montenegrin Football Association before September 2006, when the qualifying began. However, as of the competition beginning, this had not occurred.[1] In October 2006, Montenegro was granted provisional membership of UEFA, with a debate on full membership scheduled at a full UEFA Congress in January 2007.[2] Montenegro's first FIFA World Ranking was joint 199th place, the last place on the list. This is because they had a score of 0 when the rankings were worked out.

First matches[edit]

Mirko Vučinić is captain of Montenegro since 2007

On 26 January 2007, the Montenegro FA was granted full membership of UEFA.[3] Soon after that, the team played its first FIFA-recognized friendly match against Hungary on 24 March 2007 at Stadion Pod Goricom in Podgorica. Montenegrin team won with result 2–1 in front of 12,000 spectators. Striker Mirko Vučinić scored the country's first ever goal in the 62nd minute.[4][5] On 31 May 2007, Montenegro was admitted as FIFA's 208th member.[6]

Montenegro's first coach was SR Montenegro-born Zoran Filipović. Hailed by both players and press, his record was rather positive, with 23 matches played, eight victories, eight draws and seven defeats. Filipović, however, left the Balkan newcomers in January 2010 when his contract expired. During his time, Montenegro rose to 73rd position in the FIFA rankings.

Montenegro played at the 2007 Kirin Cup, but finished in last place behind Japan and Colombia, losing to both teams.

On 26 March 2008, Montenegro recorded one of its best played matches with a 3–1 win over Norway. At the same time, the nation recorded its then-highest scoring game.

First competitive matches[edit]

On 6 September 2008, Montenegro played their first ever World Cup qualifier, at Podgorica City Stadium, against Bulgaria in Podgorica. As expected, Bulgaria took an early lead in the 11th minute with a goal from Stiliyan Petrov. Mirko Vučinić scored in the 61st minute to make the game 1–1. Igor Burzanović took a penalty and made it 2–1 in the 82nd minute. As Montenegrin fans were about to celebrate a historical first competitive win, a last-minute equalizer from Blagoy Georgiev spoiled the party. In their next match on 10 September, they achieved another notable result when they held the Republic of Ireland to a 0–0 draw.

Another near-upset came in a narrow 2–1 loss against Italy. Despite Alberto Aquilani's early strike, Vučinić quickly equalized 11 minutes later. Aquilani then scored again ten minutes later. However, their second match against Italy in the two-game series ended 2–0 in favor of the world champions. And another disappointment came when the team could only draw 0–0 against Georgia and went on to draw 2–2 against Cyprus after being two goals down. On 5 September 2009, Montenegro took an early lead against Bulgaria in Sofia with Stevan Jovetić putting them 1–0 up, only for Bulgaria to score four goals in succession to win 4–1. Montenegro, then eliminated, drew their next game with Cyprus 1–1, who were also eliminated. Montenegro would finally register their first competitive win, beating Georgia 2–1. They then held the Republic of Ireland to another 0–0 draw, this time at Croke Park. They ultimately finished fifth in the group with nine points, just below Cyprus on goal differential. Though they failed to qualify for the World Cup, Montenegro had performed better than expected in their first competitive international matches. The next month, they reached one of their highest positions in the FIFA rankings, in 73rd place.

Golden era[edit]

UEFA Euro 2012 qualification[edit]

Stevan Jovetić

During the UEFA Euro 2012 qualification campaign, the team recorded further success. They opened their campaign with a 1–0 victory over Wales, Mirko Vučinić scoring the only goal. A few days later, the team defeated Bulgaria in Sofia 1–0. The next month, the team defeated Switzerland 1–0 by taking the lead in the second half and then recorded a 0–0 draw in London against England. On 4 June 2011, Montenegro played against Bulgaria. Switzerland tied with England 2–2, with England narrowly avoiding defeat. Although Montenegro had a bright start, the Bulgarians were able to keep it 1–1. Radomir Đalović scored for Montenegro early in the second half, but Ivelin Popov scored minutes later, keeping Montenegro in second. Montenegro and England were at the time tied on points, but due to a larger goal difference, England remained ahead.

After that, Montenegro played against Wales in Cardiff. Montenegro were beaten 2–1 (Steve Morison and Aaron Ramsey for Wales, Stevan Jovetić for Montenegro). They were still second in Group G, but Switzerland closed the gap between them to only three points.

In June 2011 FIFA rankings, Montenegro recorded their highest FIFA world ranking of 16th.

On 7 October, Montenegro played its seventh match in UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying against England in Podgorica. They came back from 2–0 down to draw 2–2 after England's Wayne Rooney was sent off. At the same time, Wales beat Switzerland 2–0, securing a play-off position for Montenegro, a historic achievement putting the team two matches away from qualifying for Euro 2012. In their last match in Euro 2012 qualifying, Montenegro lost 2–0 to Switzerland in Basel. On 13 October, the draw for the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying play-offs was held in Kraków, Poland. As a result of the draw, Montenegro played against the Czech Republic, eventually losing 3–0 on aggregate and failing to qualify.

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification[edit]

Montenegro was in qualification Group H, along with England, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova and San Marino.

In their first match, Montenegro played against Poland in Podgorica. Jakub Błaszczykowski scored from a penalty kick for Poland in the fifth minute, but Montenegro came back with goals by Nikola Drinčić in the 26th minute and Mirko Vučinić in the first half's injury time following a corner kick. In the second half, Adrian Mierzejewski scored an equalizer for Poland in the 55th minute, the game's final goal in a 2–2 draw.

On 11 September, Montenegro played against San Marino in Seravalle. In a very one-sided match, Montenegro won 0–6,[7] the biggest win for Montenegro since its formation. Montenegro then proceeded to beat Ukraine 0–1 away in Kiev,[8] the sole goal scored by Dejan Damjanović. In their last match in 2012, Montenegro faced San Marino in Podgorica on 14 November, a comfortable 3–0 win.

Montenegro played their fifth qualifier match against Moldova in Chișinău on 22 March 2013, winning 0–1 through Mirko Vučinić's lone goal. After that, Montenegro returned to Podgorica to play the second-placed England. The outcome was a 1–1 draw the goals coming from Wayne Rooney in the sixth minute and from Dejan Damjanović.

Whilst leading their World Cup qualifying group, Montenegro hosted Ukraine on 7 June 2013. They suffered their first defeat, losing 0–4. The match also saw Montenegro finish the match with nine men after Vladimir Volkov and Savo Pavićević were sent off. Their last four matches yielded just a single point, a 1–1 draw in Poland. Their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign finished with a 2–5 home defeat to Moldova, finishing third in the group behind England and Ukraine.

Slump[edit]

UEFA Euro 2016 qualification[edit]

On 23 February 2014 in Nice, Montenegro was drawn for qualification in Group G alongside Russia, Sweden, Austria, Moldova and Liechtenstein. Though they opened their campaign with a 2–0 win over Moldova, their qualifying hopes evaporated after only drawing 0–0 away at Liechtenstein, before losing 1–0 away to Austria and drawing 1–1 at home to Sweden.

On 27 March 2015, Montenegro's home match against Russia was abandoned after 67 minutes due to crowd violence. During the match, Russian left-back Dmitri Kombarov was hit by a projectile. The original score was 0–0 and Russia missed a penalty moments before the match was abandoned. Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was hit by a flare, causing a second 33-minute delay.[9] The abandoned match was ruled a 3–0 win in Russia's favour.

Montenegro finished fourth at the end of the campaign and slumped to 95th on the FIFA ranking-list.

FIFA rankings[edit]

Montenegro national football team is present on FIFA rankings since June 2007. Until now, best ranking of Montenegro was 16th place in the world (June 2011).
Below is a list of Montenegro position on FIFA ranking-list by every six months, with number of points.

Team image[edit]

Montenegrin supporters

Name[edit]

Under the official FIFA Trigramme, the team’s name is abbreviated as MNE, which is also the country's code. The team's nickname is "The Brave Falcons" (Montenegrin: Hrabri Sokoli).

Stadium[edit]

Home venue of Montenegro national team matches is Podgorica City Stadium (often named Stadion pod Goricom). Montenegrin team never played any single home match on some other stadium. Current capacity of stadium is 15,230 seats, but for international games there are about 13,000 free-seats, because most seats on the south stand are reserved for guest supporters.
With the full crowd at every important match, and the architecture of the stands which are only four meters away from the pitch-lines, games of Montenegrin national team are playing in the highly-electric atmosphere.

Camp FSCG[edit]

From 2008, Football Association of Montenegro owns one of most modern training grounds at Balkan peninsula. Built in 2007, the centre consists of 54000 sq meters.[10] It is located on Ćemovsko polje, a plain at Podgorica outskirts between the settlements Stari Aerodrom and Konik. It consists on six pitches with stands and floodlights,[11] and House of Football – a seat of Football Association of Montenegro.
Camp currently represents an important asset for the whole Montenegrin football system. Its grounds are home to all Montenegrin national teams (men and women) and numerous teams from Podgorica. Fields meets the criteria for Montenegrin First League games and UEFA competitions for young players.

House of Football[edit]

House of Football (Kuća fudbala) is a seat of Football Association of Montenegro. Building is opened at 21 May 2016.[12][13][14]
On 3,240 sq meters, building have modern facilities like reception, Museum, press hall, TV FSCG seat, administrative offices and meeting rooms.[15]

FSCG training grounds[edit]

Behind the House of Football are two football pitches which belongs to FSCG. Both have stands with capacity of 1,000 seats and main fild have floodlights, too. Montenegro national football team use both stadiums as their training base before every single game.
Because it meets criteria for UEFA games, main field is often home to Montenegro women's national football team, Montenegro national under-19 football team and Montenegro national under-17 football team games. Except that, teams from First and Second Montenegrin League can always use main ground for their matches, which is especially crucial during the stormy days, when their own stadiums are in bad condition.

Kit[edit]

The team kit is currently produced by Italian company Legea. It is all-red with gold details to reflect the colours of the Montenegrin national flag. Before that, briefly the kit providers were daCapo (2007–2008).

Manufacturer Period
Serbia daCapo 2007–2008
Italy Legea 2008–present

Supporters[edit]

At competitive matches, the Montenegrin home ground Podgorica City Stadium is very often filled to capacity. The stadium is regarded as too small to meet the needs of the national team. Demand for the World Cup qualifier against Italy in 2009 was 30,000 tickets and 40,000 for the Euro 2012 qualifying match against England in 2011.

Montenegro's loudest and most loyal supporters are Ultra Crna Gora (Ultra Montenegro). They practice ultras way of support – standing up and singing for 90 minutes, no matter the result, both home and away. They occupy the north and south stands of Podgorica City Stadium. Choreography is usually performed at the beginning of the games. Ultra Crna Gora consists of many subgroups, mostly named after Podgorica's neighborhoods and Montenegrin towns in other parts of the country.

On 7 October 2011, in a match against England, at the sound of final whistle, hundreds of Montenegrin supporters ran onto the pitch to celebrate with the players.

Players[edit]

In international football, players can normally only play for one national team once they play in all or part of any match recognised as a full international by FIFA. However, an exception is made in cases where one or more newly independent states are created out of a former state. Based on current FIFA rules, a player will be eligible to play for Montenegro, even if he had previously represented Serbia and Montenegro or any other country, if at least one of the following statements applies:[16]

  • He was born in Montenegro.
  • At least one of his parents and/or at least one of his grandparents was born in Montenegro.
  • He has lived in Montenegro continuously for any five-year period.

Due to mixed ancestries, it is likely that a high percentage of the players eligible to play for Montenegro will also remain eligible to play for Serbia, and vice versa. However, once they have played for either Serbia or Montenegro in any competitive fixture, they are no longer eligible to play for any other nation.

Current squad[edit]

The following squad was called up for the friendly game against Iran on 4 June and 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier matches against Armenia on 10 June.[17]
Caps and goals as of 10 June 2017 after the game against Armenia.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Mladen Božović (1984-08-01) 1 August 1984 (age 32) 43 0 Greece AEL
1GK Vukašin Poleksić (1982-08-30) 30 August 1982 (age 34) 39 0 Hungary Békéscsaba
1GK Danijel Petković (1993-05-25) 25 May 1993 (age 24) 3 0 France Lorient

2DF Elsad Zverotić (1986-10-31) 31 October 1986 (age 30) 59 5 Switzerland Sion
2DF Stefan Savić (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 26) 44 4 Spain Atlético Madrid
2DF Marko Baša (1982-12-29) 29 December 1982 (age 34) 39 2 France Lille
2DF Marko Simić (1987-06-16) 16 June 1987 (age 30) 23 0 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Tashkent
2DF Žarko Tomašević (1990-02-22) 22 February 1990 (age 27) 19 3 Belgium Oostende
2DF Adam Marušić (1992-10-17) 17 October 1992 (age 24) 15 0 Italy Lazio
2DF Aleksandar Šofranac (1990-10-21) 21 October 1990 (age 26) 4 0 Croatia Rijeka
2DF Filip Stojković (1993-01-22) 22 January 1993 (age 24) 4 0 Serbia Red Star Belgrade
2DF Emrah Klimenta (1991-02-13) 13 February 1991 (age 26) 3 0 United States Sacramento Republic
2DF Nemanja Mijušković (1992-03-04) 4 March 1992 (age 25) 2 0 Kazakhstan Taraz

3MF Nikola Vukčević (1991-12-13) 13 December 1991 (age 25) 22 1 Portugal Braga
3MF Marko Vešović (1991-08-28) 28 August 1991 (age 25) 12 0 Croatia Rijeka
3MF Marko Bakić (1993-11-01) 1 November 1993 (age 23) 11 0 Spain Alcorcón
3MF Vladimir Jovović (1994-10-26) 26 October 1994 (age 22) 9 0 Serbia Red Star Belgrade
3MF Aleksandar Šćekić (1991-12-12) 12 December 1991 (age 25) 8 0 Turkey Gençlerbirliği
3MF Damir Kojašević (1987-06-03) 3 June 1987 (age 30) 6 1 Republic of Macedonia Vardar
3MF Nebojša Kosović (1995-02-24) 24 February 1995 (age 22) 3 0 Serbia Partizan
3MF Marko Janković (1995-07-09) 9 July 1995 (age 22) 3 0 Serbia Partizan
3MF Mirko Ivanić (1993-09-13) 13 September 1993 (age 23) 1 0 Belarus BATE Borisov
3MF Vukan Savićević (1994-01-29) 29 January 1994 (age 23) 1 0 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava
3MF Sead Hakšabanović (1999-05-04) 4 May 1999 (age 18) 1 0 Sweden Halmstad
3MF Dušan Lagator (1994-03-29) 29 March 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Serbia Čukarički

4FW Fatos Bećiraj (1988-05-22) 22 May 1988 (age 29) 47 8 Russia Dynamo Moscow
4FW Stevan Jovetić (Vice-captain) (1989-11-02) 2 November 1989 (age 27) 46 23 Italy Internazionale
4FW Mirko Vučinić (Captain) (1983-10-01) 1 October 1983 (age 33) 46 17 United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira
4FW Stefan Mugoša (1992-02-23) 23 February 1992 (age 25) 13 1 Moldova FC Sheriff Tiraspol
4FW Luka Đorđević (1994-07-09) 9 July 1994 (age 23) 6 1 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called on the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Milan Mijatović (1987-07-26) 26 July 1987 (age 30) 2 0 Montenegro Budućnost v.  Poland, 26 March 2017

DF Risto Radunović (1992-05-04) 4 May 1992 (age 25) 0 0 Romania Astra Giurgiu v.  Poland, 26 March 2017
DF Esteban Saveljich (1991-05-29) 29 May 1991 (age 26) 4 0 Spain Levante v.  Romania, 4 September 2016

MF Nemanja Nikolić (1988-01-01) 1 January 1988 (age 29) 13 0 Serbia Voždovac v.  Denmark, 11 October 2016
MF Vladimir Rodić (1993-09-07) 7 September 1993 (age 23) 5 0 Turkey Kardemir Karabükspor v.  Denmark, 11 October 2016
MF Petar Grbić (1988-08-07) 7 August 1988 (age 28) 7 0 Turkey Adana Demirspor v.  Romania, 4 September 2016

FW Filip Raičević (1993-07-02) 2 July 1993 (age 24) 3 0 Italy Bari v.  Poland, 26 March 2017
  • INJ Withdrew due to an injury.
  • PRE Preliminary squad.
  • RET Retired from international football.

Managers[edit]

Manager Career Played Won Draw Lost GF GA Win %
Montenegro Filipović, ZoranZoran Filipović 2006–2009 23 8 8 7 28 31 34.78%
Croatia Kranjčar, ZlatkoZlatko Kranjčar 2010–2011 13 6 2 5 14 11 46.15%
Montenegro Brnović, BrankoBranko Brnović 2011–2015 34 11 9 14 44 50 32.35%
Serbia Tumbaković, LjubišaLjubiša Tumbaković 2016– 10 3 2 5 16 12 30.00%

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach Serbia Ljubiša Tumbaković
Assistant Coach Serbia Zoran Mirković
Assistant Coach Serbia Aleksandar Janković
Assistant Coach Montenegro Miodrag Džudović
Goalkeeping Coach Montenegro Dragoje Leković

Player records[edit]

Player/coach records are accurate as of 11 June 2017.

Most capped players[edit]

Player Career Caps C Q F G
Elsad Zverotić 2008–2016 59 0 36 23 5
Fatos Bećiraj 2009–2017 47 2 29 18 8
Mirko Vučinić 2007–2017 46 38 27 19 17
Stevan Jovetić 2007–2017 46 19 33 13 23
Simon Vukčević 2007–2014 45 1 26 19 2
Stefan Savić 2010–2017 43 2 30 13 4
Vladimir Božović 2007–2014 43 0 21 22 0
Mladen Božović 2007–2017 41 0 23 18 0
Marko Baša 2009–2017 39 0 25 14 2
Savo Pavićević 2007–2014 39 0 19 20 0

C – captain (starting as captain); Q – qualifiers; F – friendlies; G – goals
ž Updated: June 11, 2017

Top goalscorers[edit]

Player Goals Q F First Last
Stevan Jovetić 23 13 10 2008 2017
Mirko Vučinić 17 9 8 2007 2017
Dejan Damjanović 8 7 1 2009 2015
Fatos Bećiraj 8 7 1 2010 2017
Radomir Đalović 7 1 6 2008 2011
Andrija Delibašić 6 6 0 2009 2012
Elsad Zverotić 5 5 0 2010 2013
Stefan Savić 4 2 2 2011 2017
Žarko Tomašević 3 2 1 2014 2016
Nikola Drinčić 3 1 2 2008 2012

Q – qualifiers; F – Friendlies; First – First goal; Last – Last goal
Updated: June 05, 2017

Captains[edit]

# Player Montenegro career Captain (Total Caps)
1 Mirko Vučinić (current captain) 2007– 38 (46)
2 Stevan Jovetić 2007– 19 (46)
3 Branko Bošković 2007–2014 9 (30)
4 Vukašin Poleksić 2007– 4 (38)
5 Fatos Bećiraj 2009– 2 (46)
Stefan Savić 2010– 2 (42)
Igor Burzanović 2007–2008 2 (8)
8 Radomir Đalović 2007–2011 1 (26)
Simon Vukčević 2007–2014 1 (45)
Milan Jovanović 2007–2014 1 (36)
Nikola Drinčić 2007–2014 1 (33)

Competition History[edit]

Montenegro have participated in four qualification rounds for big tournaments so far. On every occasion, Montenegro failed to qualify, and biggest success was placement to playoffs for UEFA Euro 2012.
Montenegro first tried to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, but they finished fifth in their group. Montenegro had more success in UEFA Euro 2012 qualifications, when they finished 2nd in their group, and qualified for the play-offs. They failed to qualify for the main event, because they lost their two leg match against Czech Republic.
At qualifiers for 2014 FIFA World Cup, Montenegro won the third place in the group, and two years after, in the qualifying group for UEFA Euro 2016 finished fourth.
Below is a list of games of Montenegro national football team by every competition on which they participated.

Competition G W D L GF GA GD
FIFA World Cup qualifiers 26 8 10 8 41 38 +3
UEFA European Championship qualifiers 20 6 5 9 17 23 −6
Friendly games 34 14 6 14 45 44 +1
OVERALL 79 27 21 31 98 103 -5

Updated: June 05, 2017

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA Position
South Africa 2010 Did not qualify 10 1 6 3 9 14 5/6
Brazil 2014 Did not qualify 10 4 3 3 18 17 3/6
Russia 2018 To be determined 6 3 1 2 14 7
Total 0/3 26 8 10 8 41 38

UEFA European Football Championship[edit]

UEFA European Championship Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA Position
Poland Ukraine 2012 Did not qualify 10 3 3 4 7 10 2/5
France 2016 Did not qualify 10 3 2 5 10 13 4/6
Europe 2020 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/3 20 6 5 9 17 23

Recent results and fixtures[edit]

Since 2007, Montenegrin national team is playing a dozens of qualifying and friendly matches by every year. There is a List of official matches of the Montenegro national football team. Below is a score of Montenegrin national team by every opponent country.

As of 11 June 2017
Opponent W D L GF GA GD Total
 Albania 0 0 2 2 4 −2 2
 Armenia 1 0 1 6 4 +2 2
 Austria 0 0 2 2 4 −2 2
 Azerbaijan 1 0 0 2 0 +2 1
 Belgium 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
 Belarus 1 2 0 2 1 +1 3
 Bulgaria 1 2 1 5 7 −2 4
 Colombia 0 0 1 0 1 −1 1
 Cyprus 0 2 0 3 3 0 2
 Czech Republic 0 0 2 0 3 −3 2
 Denmark 1 0 1 2 2 0 2
 England 0 3 1 4 7 −3 4
 Estonia 1 0 0 1 0 +1 1
 Georgia 1 1 0 2 1 +1 2
 Ghana 1 0 0 1 0 +1 1
 Greece 0 0 1 1 2 −1 1
 Hungary 1 1 0 5 4 +1 2
 Iceland 1 0 0 2 1 +1 1
 Republic of Ireland 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
 Iran 0 1 1 1 2 −1 2
 Italy 0 0 2 1 4 −3 2
 Japan 0 0 1 0 2 −2 1
 Kazakhstan 2 0 0 8 0 +8 2
 Liechtenstein 1 1 0 2 0 +2 2
 Latvia 1 0 0 2 0 +2 1
 Luxembourg 1 0 0 4 1 +3 1
 Macedonia 1 0 2 4 7 −3 3
 Moldova 3 0 1 7 5 +2 4
 Northern Ireland 1 0 0 2 0 +2 1
 Norway 1 0 1 4 3 +1 2
 Poland 0 2 1 4 5 −1 3
 Romania 0 1 1 1 5 −4 2
 Russia 0 0 2 0 5 −5 2
 San Marino 2 0 0 9 0 +9 2
 Slovakia 0 0 1 0 2 −2 1
 Slovenia 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
 Sweden 0 1 2 3 6 −3 3
  Switzerland 1 0 1 1 2 −1 2
 Turkey 0 0 1 0 1 −1 1
 Ukraine 1 0 1 1 4 −3 2
 Uzbekistan 1 0 0 1 0 +1 1
 Wales 2 0 1 4 3 +1 3
42 Countries 28 21 31 102 104 −2 80

FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Poland 6 5 1 0 15 7 +8 16 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup 8 Oct 3–2 3–1 2–1 4 Sep
2  Montenegro 6 3 1 2 14 7 +7 10 Possible second round[a] 1–2 5 Oct 4 Sep 4–1 5–0
3  Denmark 6 3 1 2 10 6 +4 10 1 Sep 0–1 8 Oct 1–0 4–1
4  Romania 6 1 3 2 7 7 0 6 0–3 1–1 0–0 1 Sep 5 Oct
5  Armenia 6 2 0 4 7 14 −7 6 5 Oct 3–2 4 Sep 0–5 2–0
6  Kazakhstan (Y) 6 0 2 4 4 16 −12 2 2–2 1 Sep 1–3 0–0 8 Oct
Updated to match(es) played on 10 June 2017. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(Y) Cannot qualify directly, but can still qualify via play-offs.
Notes:
  1. ^ The eight best runners-up across all groups will advance to the second round (play-offs). The ninth-ranked runners-up will be eliminated.

UEFA Euro 2016 qualification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Austria Russia Sweden Montenegro Liechtenstein Moldova
1  Austria 10 9 1 0 22 5 +17 28 Qualify for final tournament 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–0
2  Russia 10 6 2 2 21 5 +16 20 0–1 1–0 2–0 4–0 1–1
3  Sweden 10 5 3 2 15 9 +6 18 Advance to play-offs 1–4 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0
4  Montenegro 10 3 2 5 10 13 −3 11 2–3 0–3[a] 1–1 2–0 2–0
5  Liechtenstein 10 1 2 7 2 26 −24 5 0–5 0–7 0–2 0–0 1–1
6  Moldova 10 0 2 8 4 16 −12 2 1–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 0–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ The Montenegro v Russia match was awarded as a 3–0 win to Russia after being abandoned at 0–0 due to crowd violence and a scuffle between players.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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