Luxembourg: We represent the opponent of the national team of Ukraine in the second match of the Euro-2020 qualification
After the draw in Lisbon with Portugal, Ukraine's national team will face the Luxembourg national team on Monday, which created a real sensation in their first match, beating Lithuania (2: 1).
As of February 2019, Luxembourg is ranked 87th in FIFA's official ranking. Luxembourg made its first fight in history in 1911, losing to France - 1: 4. However, since 1934, all attempts to make it to the final of the World Cup or Europe have failed for subjects of the Grand Duchy.
Among the achievements of the Luxembourg national team are only a few victories over the favorites of the qualifying stages of the world and European championships. For example, in the Euro-1996 qualification, the Luxemburgers gained 10 points, beating the Czech national team, the future continental championship finalist, during the tournament. And in the run-up to the 1962 World Cup, the team was able to sensationally beat the 4-2 team of Portugal, which was then the great Eusebio. The track record of the national team also includes victories over the Netherlands, Turkey and Denmark.
The Luxembourg national team is nicknamed the Red Lions among its fans.
For participation in the qualifying matches of Euro 2020 against Lithuania and Ukraine, the head coach of the Luxembourg national team, Luke Holtz, summoned 24 football players.
|number||Position||Player||Date of birth / age||Club|
|1||goalkeeper||Anthony Morris||29.04.1990 / 28 years||Virton (Belgium)|
|2||goalkeeper||Ralph Sean||20.01.1990 / 29 years||Una Strassen (Luxembourg)|
|3||goalkeeper||Tim Kips||01.11.2000 / 18 years||Magdeburg (Germany)|
|4||defender||Mathias Janisz||27.08.1990 / 28 years||Differdange 03 (Luxembourg)|
|5||defender||Laurent Jans||05.08.1992 / 26 years||Metz (France)|
|6||defender||Christopher Martins||19.02.1997 / 22 years||Troyes (France)|
|7||defender||Maxim Shano||21.01.1990 / 29 years||New York City (USA)|
|8||defender||Kevin Malge||15.01.1991 / 28 years||Dudelange (Luxembourg)|
|9||defender||Dirk Carlson||01.04.1998 / 20 years||Grasshoppers (Switzerland)|
|10||defender||Enes Mahmutovic||22.05.1997/21/XNUMX / XNUMX years||Middlesbrough (England)|
|11||defender||Vakhid Selimovich||03.04.1997/21/XNUMX / XNUMX years||Apollo (Cyprus)|
|12||defender||Lars Gerson||05.02.1990 / 29 years||Norrkoping (Sweden)|
|13||half-back||Mario Mutsch||03.09.1984 / 34 years||Progress Niederkorn (Luxembourg)|
|14||half-back||Vincent Till||04.02.2000 / 19 years||Metz (France)|
|15||half-back||Gerson Rodriguez||20.06.1995 / 23 years||Jubilo Iwata (Japan)|
|16||half-back||Florian Bonert||09.11.1997/21/XNUMX / XNUMX years||Pirmasens (Germany)|
|17||half-back||Dan Sinani||05.04.1997/21/XNUMX / XNUMX years||Dudelange (Luxembourg)|
|18||half-back||Olivier Till||17.12.1996 / 22 years||Ufa (Russia)|
|19||half-back||Aldin Skenderovich||28.06.1997/21/XNUMX / XNUMX years||Elversberg (Germany)|
|20||half-back||Leandro Barreiro||03.06.2000 / 18 years||Mainz (Germany)|
|21||attacker||Daniel to Mott||11.09.1985 / 33 years||Racing (Luxembourg)|
|22||attacker||Orelien Joaquim||10.08.1986 / 32 years||Virton (Belgium)|
|23||attacker||Stefano Bensy||11.08.1988 / 30 years||Fola (Luxembourg)|
|24||attacker||David Turpel||19.10.1992 / 26 years||Dudelange (Luxembourg)|
The largest representation in the Luxembourg national team is the domestic championship - seven performers from six clubs. Germany is the leader in foreign championships - four players compete in different leagues of this country. The average age of the Luxembourg national team is 24,9 years. The oldest player is midfielder Mario Mutsch of Progress Niedercorn, who is 34 years old, and the youngest is 18-year-old goalkeeper Tim Kips of Germany's Magdeburg.
49-year-old Luxembourg specialist Luke Holtz has been coaching the national team since 2010. He succeeded Guy Ellers in this post. The greatest success under Holtz's leadership has been achieved in the League of Nations by the Luxembourg national team. The Red Lions took second place in Group 2 of League D, passing only the national team of Belarus. The team scored 10 points ahead of Moldova and San Marino.
The main goalkeeper of the Luxembourg national team is 28-year-old Anthony Morris of Belgian Virton. He played 18 games for the national team, missing 23 goals.
The most experienced line of defense is Mathias Janisch and Laurent Jans. However, the latter played the position of right winger in a duel with Lithuania. The defense center is cemented by Lars Gerson of Swedish Norrkoping, who has played 64 for the national team and has four goals scored.
In the midfielder, the Luxemburgers put on a nominee forward and a true aksakal of their team - Daniel da Motu of Racing. However, not the Argentinean, but local. The 33-year-old has 92 appearances and seven goals for the national team. Leandro Barreiro, Olivier Till and Christopher Martins can play in the center.
In an attack, Ukraine's defense team will likely try to punch Vincent Till and Gerson Rodriguez. The most productive forward of the modern Luxembourg team - Orel Joachim, is also likely to emerge. He has 15 goals scored in the asset and is only one behind the Luxembourg national team record scorer Lyon Martha, who played in the 30s-40s.
Recall that the match for the Euro-2020 at the stadium "Jose Bartel" between the national teams of Luxembourg and Ukraine will begin on Monday, March 25, at 21.45.
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