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Lithuania
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Association Lithuanian Football Federation
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Raimondas Žutautas
Captain Tomas Danilevičius
Most caps Andrius Skerla (67)
Top scorer Tomas Danilevičius (17)
Home stadium S.Darius and S.Girėnas Stadium
FIFA code LTU
FIFA ranking 60
Highest FIFA ranking 37 (October 2008)
Lowest FIFA ranking 118 (September 2004)
Elo ranking 63
Highest Elo ranking 48 (September 2008)
Lowest Elo ranking 127 (1994)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Lithuania Lithuania 0 – 5 Estonia Estonia
(Kaunas, Lithuania; 24 June 1923)
Biggest win
Lithuania Lithuania 7 – 0 Estonia Estonia
(Riga, Latvia; 20 May 1995)
Biggest defeat
Egypt Egypt 10 – 0 Lithuania Lithuania
(Paris, France; 1 June 1924)

The national football team of Lithuania is under the auspices of the Lithuanian Football Federation. It played its first match in 1923. In 1940, Lithuania was annexed by the Soviet Union; the country regained its independence in 1990 and played their first match as a new nation against Georgia on 27 May of that year.

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Recent history

In the 1990s, Lithuania established a respectable presence in World Cup and European Championship qualifiers: third place in their group in both UEFA Euro 1996 and the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. In the UEFA Euro 2004 qualifiers, they were once again contenders for qualification and managed an away draw with Germany and a home win over Scotland; however, a 1–0 defeat to Scotland in the final game ended their hopes. Although finishing fifth in their 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying group, Lithuania were nevertheless competitive.

Lithuania drew with world champions Italy 1–1 in Naples in a UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying game on 2 September 2006, in the first competitive game that Italy played since the World Cup final.

On 6 September 2008, Lithuania defeated Romania 3–0 in a World Cup 2010 qualifier. The victory was regarded by many as "a historic win."[1] It was followed by another successful 2–0 performance against Austria in Marijampolė.

World Cup record

European Championship record

Current squad

The following 23 players were named for the 2010 Word Cup qualification match against Austria and Serbia.

Name DOB Club Caps (goals)
Goalkeepers
Žydrūnas Karčemarskas 24 May 1983 (1983-05-24) (age 26) Turkey Gaziantepspor 43 (0)
Paulius Grybauskas 2 June 1984 (1984-06-02) (age 25) Azerbaijan Neftchi Baku 5 (0)
Armantas Vitkauskas 23 March 1989 (1989-03-23) (age 20) Lithuania Sūduva 1 (0)
Defenders
Vidas Alunderis 27 March 1979 (1979-03-27) (age 30) Austria LASK Linz 20 (0)
Ignas Dedura 6 January 1978 (1978-01-06) (age 32) Earth Unattached 41 (1)
Algis Jankauskas 27 September 1982 (1982-09-27) (age 27) Lithuania Vėtra 1 (0)
Tadas Kijanskas 6 September 1985 (1985-09-06) (age 24) Lithuania Sūduva 2 (0)
Arūnas Klimavičius 15 October 1982 (1982-10-15) (age 27) Russia Sibir Novosibirsk 25 (2)
Gediminas Paulauskas 27 November 1982 (1982-11-27) (age 27) Ukraine Illichivets 19 (0)
Vaidas Slavickas 26 February 1986 (1986-02-26) (age 24) Lithuania Sūduva 1 (0)
Marius Stankevičius (1st vice-captain) 15 July 1981 (1981-07-15) (age 28) Spain Sevilla 49 (4)
Midfielders
Deividas Šemberas (2nd vice-captain) 8 September 1978 (1978-09-08) (age 31) Russia CSKA Moscow 63 (0)
Saulius Mikoliūnas 2 May 1984 (1984-05-02) (age 25) Ukraine Arsenal Kyiv 34 (2)
Linas Pilibaitis 5 April 1985 (1985-04-05) (age 24) Hungary Győri ETO 11 (0)
Edgaras Česnauskis 5 October 1984 (1984-10-05) (age 25) Russia Dynamo Moscow 22 (1)
Darvydas Šernas 22 July 1984 (1984-07-22) (age 25) Poland Widzew Łódź 8 (1)
Mindaugas Panka 1 May 1984 (1984-05-01) (age 25) Poland Widzew Łódź 4 (0)
Kęstutis Ivaškevičius 17 June 1985 (1985-06-17) (age 24) Ukraine Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 7 (0)
Mindaugas Kalonas 2 May 1984 (1984-05-02) (age 25) Ukraine Metalurh Zaporizhya 33 (2)
Vytautas Lukša 14 August 1984 (1984-08-14) (age 25) Earth Unattached 5 (0)
Tomas Ražanauskas 7 January 1976 (1976-01-07) (age 34) Lithuania Vėtra 40 (7)
Strikers
Tomas Danilevičius (captain) 18 July 1978 (1978-07-18) (age 31) Italy Livorno 54 (17)
Valdas Trakys 20 March 1979 (1979-03-20) (age 30) Greece Panserraikos 14 (2)

Recent call-ups

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
GK Giedrius Arlauskis December 1, 1987 (1987-12-01) (age 22) 3 0 Romania Unirea Urziceni
GK Saulius Klevinskas April 2, 1984 (1984-04-02) (age 25) 1 0 Armenia Mika
GK Vytautas Černiauskas April 12, 1989 (1989-04-12) (age 20) 0 0 Lithuania Ekranas
DF Andrius Skerla April 29, 1977 (1977-04-29) (age 32) 70 1 Poland Jagiellonia Białystok
DF Irmantas Zelmikas January 3, 1980 (1980-01-03) (age 30) 11 0 Israel Hapoel Ra'anana
DF Marius Žaliūkas November 10, 1983 (1983-11-10) (age 26) 7 0 Scotland Hearts
DF Tomas Žvirgždauskas March 18, 1975 (1975-03-18) (age 34) 55 0 Sweden Halmstad
DF Andrius Jokšas January 12, 1979 (1979-01-12) (age 31) 17 0 Earth Unattached
DF Tadas Papečkys September 28, 1978 (1978-09-28) (age 31) 7 0 Poland ŁKS Łódź
DF Alfredas Skroblas March 11, 1984 (1984-03-11) (age 26) 2 0 Lithuania Sūduva
DF Egidijus Majus January 5, 1984 (1984-01-05) (age 26) 2 0 Hungary DAC Dunajská
DF Povilas Šarūnas October 14, 1985 (1985-10-14) (age 24) 0 0 Lithuania Ekranas
DF Nerijus Radžius August 27, 1976 (1976-08-27) (age 33) 11 0 Lithuania Sūduva
MF Audrius Kšanavičius January 14, 1977 (1977-01-14) (age 33) 19 2 Lithuania Kaunas
MF Aurimas Kučys February 22, 1981 (1981-02-22) (age 29) 17 0 Lithuania Ekranas
MF Tomas Tamošauskas May 22, 1983 (1983-05-22) (age 26) 14 0 Latvia Liepājas Metalurgs
MF Darius Miceika February 22, 1983 (1983-02-22) (age 27) 10 1 Ukraine Metalurh Zaporizhya
MF Deividas Česnauskis June 30, 1981 (1981-06-30) (age 28) 35 4 Greece Ergotelis
MF Mantas Savėnas October 28, 1984 (1984-10-28) (age 25) 31 4 Russia Sibir Novosibirsk
FW Arvydas Novikovas December 18, 1990 (1990-12-18) (age 19) 0 0 Scotland Hearts
FW Tadas Labukas January 10, 1984 (1984-01-10) (age 26) 7 0 Poland Arka Gdynia
FW Tomas Radzinevičius June 5, 1981 (1981-06-05) (age 28) 21 0 Poland Odra Wodzisław
FW Ričardas Beniušis February 23, 1980 (1980-02-23) (age 30) 21 0 Israel Hapoel Ra'anana
FW Vitalijus Kavaliauskas July 2, 1983 (1983-07-02) (age 26) 13 3 Belarus Hranit Mikashevichy
FW Valerijus Mižigurskis April 22, 1983 (1983-04-22) (age 26) 1 1 Kazakhstan Ordabasy
FW Mindaugas Grigalevičius December 3, 1981 (1981-12-03) (age 28) 2 0 Armenia Mika
FW Povilas Lukšys December 3, 1981 (1981-12-03) (age 28) 4 0 Poland Polonia Bytom
FW Andrius Velička April 5, 1979 (1979-04-05) (age 30) 20 2 England Bristol City
FW Robertas Poškus May 5, 1979 (1979-05-05) (age 30) 40 7 Azerbaijan Inter Baku

Top scorers

# Player Career Goals (caps) Goals per game.
1. Tomas Danilevičius 1998 – 19 (59) 0,33
2. Antanas Lingis 1928 – 1938 12 (33) 0,36
3. Edgaras Jankauskas 1991 – 2008 10 (56) 0,18
4. Virginijus Baltušnikas 1990 – 1997 9 (42) 0,21
5 Jaroslavas Citavičius 1926 – 1933 8 (24) 0,33
6. Valdas Ivanauskas 1990 – 2000 8 (28) 0,29
7. Darius Maciulevičius 1991 – 2005 8 (38) 0,22
8. Igoris Morinas 1996 – 2007 7 (52) 0,14
9. Artūras Fomenka 1996 – 2003 7 (23) 0,3
10. Tomas Ražanauskas 1995 – 7 (38) 0,19

Most capped players

# Player Career Caps Goals
1. Andrius Skerla 1996 – 75 1
2. Deividas Šemberas 1996 – 67 0
3. Aurelijus Skarbalius 1991 – 2005 65 5
4. Gintaras Staučė 1992 – 2004 61 0
5. Tomas Danilevičius 1998 – 59 17
6. Andrėjus Tereškinas 1991 – 2000 56 3
Edgaras Jankauskas 1991 – 56 10
8. Tomas Žvirgždauskas 1998 – 55 0
9. Igoris Morinas 1996 – 52 7
10. Marius Stankevičius 2002 - 49 3

2010 Word Cup qualification

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Serbia 10 7 1 2 22 8 +14 22
 France 10 6 3 1 18 9 +9 21
 Austria 10 4 2 4 14 15 −1 14
 Lithuania 10 4 0 6 10 11 −1 12
 Romania 10 3 3 4 12 18 −6 12
 Faroe Islands 10 1 1 8 5 20 −15 4
  Austria Faroe Islands France Lithuania Romania Serbia
Austria  3 – 1 3 – 1 2 – 1 2 – 1 1 – 3
Faroe Islands  1 – 1 0 – 1 2 – 1 0 – 1 0 – 2
France  3 – 1 5 – 0 1 – 0 1 – 1 2 – 1
Lithuania  2 – 0 1 – 0 0 – 1 0 – 1 2 – 1
Romania  1 – 1 3 – 1 2 – 2 0 – 3 2 – 3
Serbia  1 – 0 2 – 0 1 – 1 3 – 0 5 – 0

Upcoming fixtures

Date Tournament Location Opponent Result Scorers
24 May 2010 Friendly match Ukraine Kharkov Ukraine Ukraine
29 May 2010 Friendly match Lithuania TBA Croatia Croatia
18 June 2010 Baltic Cup 2010 Lithuania Marijampole Latvia Latvia
20 June 2010 Baltic Cup 2010 Lithuania Kaunas Estonia Estonia

Recent results

Date Tournament Location Opponent Result Scorers
14 October 2009 World Cup 2010 Lithuania Marijampolė Serbia Serbia Won 2 – 1 Kalonas Goal 20', Stanevičius Goal 68'
10 October 2009 World Cup 2010 Austria Innsbruck Austria Austria Lost 2 – 1 Stankevičius Goal 66'
12 August 2009 Friendly Luxembourg Luxembourg (city) Luxembourg Luxembourg Won 1 – 0 Danilevičius Goal 40'
6 June 2009 World Cup 2010 Lithuania Marijampolė Romania Romania Lost 0 – 1
1 April 2009 World Cup 2010 France Paris France France Lost 1 – 0
28 March 2009 World Cup 2010 Lithuania Kaunas France France Lost 0 – 1
11 February 2009 Friendly Portugal Albufeira Andorra Andorra Won 3 – 1 Velička Goal 44', Šernas Goal 55', Kavaliauskas Goal 83'
7 February 2009 Friendly Portugal Faro Poland Poland Draw 1 – 1 Klimavičius Goal 38'
22 November 2008 Mayors Cup Estonia Kuressaare  Estonia Draw 1 – 1 Kavaliauskas Goal 35'
19 November 2008 Mayors Cup Estonia Tallinn  Moldova Draw 1 – 1 Savenas Goal 72'
15 October 2008 World Cup 2010 Lithuania Kaunas Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Won 1 – 0 Danilevičius Goal 22'
11 October 2008 World Cup 2010 Serbia Belgrade Serbia Serbia Lost 3 – 0
10 September 2008 World Cup 2010 Lithuania Marijampolė Austria Austria Won 2 – 0 Danilevičius Goal 52' Goal 57'
6 September 2008 World Cup 2010 Romania Cluj Romania Romania Won 3 – 0 Stankevičius Goal 31', Mikoliūnas Goal 70', Kalonas Goal 86'
20 August 2008 Friendly Lithuania Marijampolė Moldova Moldova Won 3 – 0 Poškus Goal 23' Goal 54', Danilevičius Goal 61'
4 June 2008 Friendly Germany Burghausen Russia Russia Lost 1 – 4 Savėnas Goal 24'
1 June 2008 Baltic Cup Latvia Riga Latvia Latvia Lost 1 – 2 Beniušis Goal 82'
31 May 2008 Baltic Cup Latvia Jūrmala Estonia Estonia Won 1 – 0 Mižigurskis Goal 87'
27 May 2008 Friendly Czech Republic Prague Czech Republic Czech Republic Lost 0 – 2

List of managers

Name Nat From To
Benjaminas Zelkevičius Lithuania 1990 1991
Algimantas Liubinskas Lithuania 1992 1994
Benjaminas Zelkevičius Lithuania 1995 1997
Kęstutis Latoža Lithuania 1998 1999
Robertas Tautkus (caretaker) Lithuania 1999 1999
Stasys Stankus Lithuania 1999 2000
Julius Kvedaras (caretaker) Lithuania 2000 2000
Benjaminas Zelkevičius Lithuania 2000 2003
Algimantas Liubinskas Lithuania 2003 2008
José Couceiro Portugal 2008 2009
Raimondas Žutautas Lithuania 2010 Present

References

External links


Simple English

Lithuania
Association Lithuanian Football Federation
Confederation UEFA
Coach Jose Couceiro
Most caps Andrius Skerla (70)
Top scorer Tomas Danilevičius (17)
World Cup
Appearances 0

Lithuania national football team is the national football team of Lithuania.

Most appearances

PosPlayerAppsGoalsCareer
1Andrius Skerla7011996-present
2Aurelijus Skarbalius6551991-2005
3Gintaras Staučė6101992-2004
3Deividas Šemberas6101996-present
5Edgaras Jankauskas56101991-present
5Andrėjus Tereškinas5631991-2000
7Tomas Žvirgždauskas5501998-present
8Tomas Danilevičius52171998-present
8Igoris Morinas5271996-present
10Aidas Preikšaitis4831992-2006

Top scorers

PosPlayerGoalsAppsCareer
1Tomas Danilevičius17521998-present
2Antanas Lingis12331928-1938
3Edgaras Jankauskas10561991-present
4Virginijus Baltušnikas9421990-1997
5Darius Maciulevičius8381991-2005
5Valdas Ivanauskas8281990-2000
5Jaroslavas Citavičius8241926-1933
8Igoris Morinas7521996-present
8Tomas Ražanauskas7381995-2004
8Artūras Fomenka7231996-2003

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