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Austria national football team

The Austria national football team (German: Österreichische Fußballnationalmannschaft) is the association football team that represents Austria in international competition and is controlled by the Austrian Football Association (German: Österreichischer Fußballbund). Austria has qualified for seven FIFA World Cups, most recently in 1998. The country played in the UEFA European Championship for the first time in 2008, when it co-hosted the event with Switzerland, and most recently qualified in 2016.

Austria
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Das Team
Burschen
Unsere Burschen
Association Österreichischer Fußball-Bund (ÖFB)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Franco Foda[1]
Captain Julian Baumgartlinger
Most caps Andreas Herzog (103)
Top scorer Anton Polster (44)
Home stadium Ernst-Happel-Stadion
FIFA code AUT
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 26 Steady (7 June 2018)
Highest 10 (March–June 2016)
Lowest 105 (July 2008)
Elo ranking
Current 31 Steady (11 July 2018)
Highest 1 (May 1934)
Lowest 75 (2 September 2011)
First international
 Austria 5–0 Hungary 
(Vienna, Austria; October 12, 1902)
Biggest win
 Austria 9–0 Malta 
(Salzburg, Austria; April 30, 1977)
Biggest defeat
 Austria 1–11 England 
(Vienna, Austria; June 8, 1908)
World Cup
Appearances 7 (first in 1934)
Best result Third place, 1954
European Championship
Appearances 2 (first in 2008)
Best result Group stage, 2008 and 2016

Contents

HistoryEdit

Pre-warEdit

The Austrian Football Association ("OFB") was founded on 18 March 1904 in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The team enjoyed success in the 1930s under coach Hugo Meisl, becoming a dominant side in Europe and earning the nickname "Wunderteam". The team's star was Matthias Sindelar. On 16 May 1931, they were the first continental European side to defeat Scotland. In the 1934 FIFA World Cup, Austria finished fourth after losing 1–0 to Italy in the semi-finals and 3–2 to Germany in the third place play-off. They were runners-up in the 1936 Olympics, again losing to Italy 2–1, despite having been beaten in the quarter-finals by Peru, following the Peruvians' withdrawal. However, according to an investigation, the surprise victory by Peru was deliberately annulled by Adolf Hitler to favour the Austrians.

The team then qualified for the 1938 World Cup finals, but Austria was annexed to Germany in the Anschluss on 12 March of that year. On 28 March, FIFA was notified that the OFB had been abolished, resulting in the nation's withdrawal from the World Cup.[3] Instead, the German team would represent the former Austrian territory. Theoretically, a united team could have been an even stronger force than each of the separate ones, but German coach Sepp Herberger had little time and very few matches to prepare and merge the very different styles of play and attitude. The former Austrian professionals outplayed the rather athletic yet amateur players of the "Old Empire" in a "reunification" derby that was supposed to finish as a draw, yet in the waning minutes, the Austrians scored twice, with Matthias Sindelar also demonstratively missing the German goal, and subsequently declining to be capped for Germany. In a later rematch, the Germans took revenge, winning 9–1. In early April, Herberger inquired whether two separate teams could enter anyway, but "Reichssportführer" Hans von Tschammer und Osten made clear that he expected to see a 5:6 or 6:5 ratio of players from the two hitherto teams. As a result, five players from Austria Wien, Rapid Wien and Vienna Wien were part of the team that only managed a 1–1 draw in Round 1 against Switzerland, which required a rematch. With Rapid Wien's forward Pesser having been sent off, and not satisfied with two others, Herberger had to alter the line-up on six positions to fulfill the 6:5 quota again. The all-German team led the Swiss 2–0 after 15 minutes, but eventually lost 4–2 in Paris in front of a rather anti-German French and Swiss crowd, as few German supporters were able to travel to France due to German restrictions on foreign currency exchange.

After the WarEdit

After World War II, Austria was again separated from Germany. Austria's best result came in 1954 with a team starring midfielder Ernst Ocwirk. They lost in the semi-finals 6–1 to eventual champions Germany, but finished third after beating defending champions Uruguay 3–1. This remains their best result ever and, unfortunately, the last time for decades that Austria reached the end round of a major tournament. Over the years, a strong yet mainly lopsided rivalry with Germany developed.

At the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, the Austrian team was a disappointment. Defeats to the eventual champions Brazil, the emerging Soviet Union and a draw against a weakened England (who were rebuilding after the loss of several of their key players due to the Munich air disaster) prevented the team from reaching the next round. Still holding to the great popularity in the country, under new coach Decker they again made an international sensation in the era. In front of a record crowd of over 90,000 spectators, made possible by the expansion of Prater Stadium, the team could beat the Soviet Union 3–1 and Spain 3–0. However, due to lack of money, Austria decided not to participate at the 1962 World Cup in Chile, and the team fell apart. The abrupt end of Austria's success in the post-war period led to the clear 0–6 loss against Czechoslovakia in 1962, from which many players and also Karl Decker did not recover.

After the end of Decker era, the team was unable for a long time to connect to the old successes; these were limited mostly only to surprise victories in individual games. Due to the great popularity of the Austrian team, on 20 October 1965, Austria succeeded as the third team of the continent to defeat England at home. Two goals in a 3–2 victory were achieved by Toni Fritsch, who was then nicknamed "Wembley Toni". However, in the same year, Austria failed for the first time to qualify for the World Cup in the 1966 edition, ending third against a still-strong Hungary and East Germany; they only earned a draw. In the summer of 1968, Leopold Šťastný, the successful Slovak coach of Wacker Innsbruck, took over the national team. Despite failing to qualify for the 1970 World Cup, the new coach emphasized developing new players rather than relying on the old guard. Supported by a large football euphoria, Austria came very close to qualifying for the 1974 World Cup in Germany. The qualifying round was tied for first place between Austria and Sweden, despite tiebreakers based on points and goal difference, therefore a playoff was needed for qualifying, held in Gelsenkirchen. In order to have enough time to prepare, the championship round was suspended[clarification needed] and the stadium in Gelsenkirchen was prepared five days before the playoff. On snow-covered ground, Austria lost 1–2, but with numerous missed chances such as hitting the crossbar.

1970s and 1980sEdit

Anchored by Herbert Prohaska and striker Hans Krankl, and backed up by Bruno Pezzey, Austria reached the World Cup in 1978 and 1982 and both times reached the second round, held in team group matches that replaced the knockout quarter-finals. This Austria team, coached by Helmut Senekowitsch, is widely regarded as the best post-World War II Austrian football team ever.

In the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, they had lost two matches and would almost surely finish last in their second round group of four teams, but they put in a special effort for their last game in Córdoba against West Germany, which had still chances of qualifying for the final. The Austrians also denied the defending world champion a trip to the third place match, beating them 3–2 by two goals of Hans Krankl, plus an own goal. The celebrating report of the radio commentator Edi Finger ("I werd narrisch!") became famous in Austria, where it is considered the "Miracle of Cordoba", while the Germans regard the game and the Austrian behaviour as a disgrace.

During the 1982 World Cup in Spain, Austria and West Germany met again, in the last match of the group stage. Because the other two teams in the group had played their last match the previous day, both teams knew that a West German win by one goal would see both through, while all other results would eliminate one team or the other. After ten minutes of furious attack, Horst Hrubesch scored for West Germany and the two teams mainly kicked the ball around for 80 minutes with few attempts to attack. The match became known as the "non-aggression pact of Gijón". Algeria had also won two matches, including a shocking surprise over West Germany in the opener, but among the three teams that had won two matches, was eliminated based on goal difference, having conceded two late goals in their 3–2 win over Chile. The Algerian supporters were furious, and even the Austrian and West German fans showed themselves to be extremely unhappy with the nature of their progression. As a result of this match, all future tournaments would see the last group matches played simultaneously. Austria and Northern Ireland were eliminated by losing to France in the second round group stage of three teams.

1990sEdit

Led by striker Anton Polster, Austria qualified for the 1990 World Cup but were eliminated in the first round, despite defeating the United States 2–1. Much worse was the stunning 1–0 loss against the Faroe Islands, a team made of amateurs, in the qualifying campaign for the 1992 European Championship, considered[by whom?] the worst embarrassment in any Austrian team sport ever, and one of the biggest upsets in footballing history. The game was played in Landskrona, Sweden, because there were no grass fields on the Faroe Islands. It was a sign for things to come. Austria suffered another couple of years of botched qualifying campaigns, despite playing some entertaining football in the closing stages of UEFA Euro 1996 qualification.

In the 1998 World Cup, Austria were drawn in Group B alongside Italy, Cameroon and Chile. Their appearance was brief but eventful, as they managed the curious feat of only scoring in stoppage time in each of their matches. Against Cameroon, Pierre Njanka's goal was cancelled out by Anton Polster's late strike. In their second match, it was Ivica Vastić who curled a last minute equalizer, cancelling out Marcelo Salas' disputed opener. Austria were not so fortunate in their crucial, final match at the Stade de France. Italy scored twice after half-time: a header from Christian Vieri and a tap-in from Roberto Baggio. Andreas Herzog's stoppage time penalty kept up Austria's unusual scoring pattern, but was not enough to prevent Austria finishing third in the group, behind the Italians and Chileans.

21st centuryEdit

2000s – DeclineEdit

 
Austria national football team before the match against Sweden, June 2013

After 1998, Austria began to decline. They failed to qualify for the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2000, and suffered extreme embarrassment (similar to the Faroe Islands loss) when they lost 9–0 to Spain and 5–0 to Israel in 1999. In 2006, Josef Hickersberger became coach of the Austria national team, which included some respectable results such as a 1–0 victory against Switzerland in 2006.

Austria qualified automatically for Euro 2008 as co-hosts. Their first major tournament in a decade, most commentators regarded them as outsiders and whipping-boys for Germany, Croatia and Poland in the group stage. Many of their home supporters were in agreement and 10,000 Austrians signed a petition demanding Austria withdraw from the tournament to spare the nation's embarrassment.[4] However, Austria performed better than expected. They managed a 1–1 draw with Poland and lost 1–0 to both favoured Croatia and Germany.

Shortly after Austria's first-round exit from the tournament, Hickersberger resigned as the national team coach. Karel Brückner, who had resigned as head coach of the Czech Republic after that country's first round exit from Euro 2008, was soon named as his replacement. After only eight months, Brückner was released in March 2009 and the position was subsequently taken by Didi Constantini.

2010s – RevivalEdit

In the qualifying campaign for Euro 2012, the Austrians played against Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Turkey and Germany.

 
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA), Group C

Over the next few years, the Austrian team has seen a major renaissance. A number of players from the 2007 U-20 team that finished fourth in the World Cup that year ended up developing and becoming full starters for the senior squad, including Sebastian Prödl, Markus Suttner, Martin Harnik, Veli Kavlak, Erwin Hoffer, Zlatko Junuzović and Rubin Okotie.

The team failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but finished in third place with a 5–2–3 record with 17 points and a +10 goal difference in their qualifying group. There were a number of notable results, such as home victories over the Republic of Ireland and Sweden, as well as a narrow home defeat to Germany and a 2–2 draw in Ireland in the rematch.

The Euro 2016 qualifying campaign has been even more successful. Again, the Austrians battled and drew with the Swedes 1–1. Austria also recorded a pair of quality victories over Moldova (2–1 in Chișinău) and Montenegro (1–0 in Vienna). Rubin Okotie scored the deciding goal in the closing 20 minutes of the match after a previous Austrian goal a minute before was controversially disallowed. A week later, the team played a friendly away game against favored Brazil, losing 2–1.

RivalryEdit

The match-up between Austria and Hungary is the second most-played international in football; only Argentina and Uruguay have met each other in more matches.

Records at major tournamentsEdit

World Cup recordEdit

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 Did not enter Declined participation
  1934 Fourth Place 4th 4 2 0 2 7 7 1 1 0 0 6 1
  1938 Withdrew 1 1 0 0 2 1
  1950 Withdrew Withdrew
  1954 Third Place 3rd 5 4 0 1 17 12 2 1 1 0 9 1
  1958 Group Stage 15th 3 0 1 2 2 7 4 3 1 0 14 3
  1962 Withdrew Withdrew
  1966 Did not qualify 4 0 1 3 1 6
  1970 6 3 0 3 12 7
  1974 7 3 2 2 15 9
  1978 Round 2 7th 6 3 0 3 7 10 6 4 2 0 14 2
  1982 8th 5 2 1 2 5 4 8 5 1 2 16 6
  1986 Did not qualify 6 3 1 2 9 8
  1990 Group Stage 18th 3 1 0 2 2 3 8 3 3 2 9 9
  1994 Did not qualify 10 3 2 5 15 16
  1998 Group Stage 23rd 3 0 2 1 3 4 10 8 1 1 17 4
    2002 Did not qualify 10 4 3 3 10 14
  2006 10 4 3 3 15 12
  2010 10 4 2 4 14 15
  2014 10 5 2 3 20 10
  2018 10 4 3 3 14 12
  2022 To be determined To be determined
      2026
Total Third Place 7/23 29 12 4 13 43 47 123 59 28 36 212 136

European Championship recordEdit

UEFA European Championship record UEFA European Championship qualifying record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1960 Did not qualify 4 2 0 2 10 11
  1964 2 0 1 1 2 3
  1968 5 2 1 2 8 10
  1972 6 3 1 2 14 6
  1976 6 3 1 2 11 7
  1980 8 4 3 1 14 7
  1984 8 4 1 3 15 10
  1988 6 2 1 3 6 9
  1992 8 1 1 6 6 14
  1996 10 5 1 4 29 14
    2000 8 4 1 3 19 20
  2004 8 3 0 5 12 14
    2008 Group Stage 13th 3 0 1 2 1 3 Qualified as hosts
    2012 Did not qualify 10 3 3 4 16 17
  2016 Group Stage 19th 3 0 1 2 1 4 10 9 1 0 22 5
  2020 To be determined
Total Group Stage 2/16 6 0 2 4 2 7 99 45 16 38 184 147

FIFA Confederations Cup recordEdit

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1992 Did Not Enter
  1995 Did Not Qualify
  1997
  1999
    2001
  2003
  2005
  2009
  2013
  2017
2021 To be determined
Total 0/11 0 0 0 0 0 0

UEFA Nations League recordEdit

UEFA Championship record
Year Division Group Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA
2018–19 B 3 To be determined
Total 0/1 0 0 0 0 0 0

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players have been called up for the friendly matches against Russia on 30 May, Germany on 2 June and Brazil on 10 June 2018.
Caps and goals as of 10 June 2018 after match against Brazil.[5]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Heinz Lindner (1990-07-17) 17 July 1990 (age 28) 19 0   Grasshopper
12 1GK Jörg Siebenhandl (1990-01-18) 18 January 1990 (age 28) 1 0   Sturm Graz
26 1GK Cican Stankovic (1992-11-04) 4 November 1992 (age 25) 0 0   Red Bull Salzburg
13 1GK Richard Strebinger (1993-02-14) 14 February 1993 (age 25) 0 0   Rapid Wien

15 2DF Sebastian Prödl (1987-06-21) 21 June 1987 (age 31) 69 4   Watford
3 2DF Aleksandar Dragović (1991-03-06) 6 March 1991 (age 27) 65 1   Leicester City
4 2DF Martin Hinteregger (1992-09-07) 7 September 1992 (age 25) 31 3   FC Augsburg
5 2DF Kevin Wimmer (1992-11-15) 15 November 1992 (age 25) 8 0   Hannover 96
21 2DF Stefan Lainer (1992-08-27) 27 August 1992 (age 25) 7 0   Red Bull Salzburg
23 2DF Moritz Bauer (1992-01-25) 25 January 1992 (age 26) 6 0   Stoke City
22 2DF Kevin Danso (1998-09-19) 19 September 1998 (age 19) 6 0   FC Augsburg
2 2DF Marvin Potzmann (1993-02-07) 7 February 1993 (age 25) 0 0   Sturm Graz

14 3MF Julian Baumgartlinger (captain) (1988-01-02) 2 January 1988 (age 30) 64 1   Bayer Leverkusen
8 3MF David Alaba (1992-06-24) 24 June 1992 (age 26) 63 12   Bayern Munich
6 3MF Stefan Ilsanker (1989-05-18) 18 May 1989 (age 29) 29 0   RB Leipzig
18 3MF Alessandro Schöpf (1994-02-07) 7 February 1994 (age 24) 18 4   Schalke 04
20 3MF Florian Grillitsch (1995-08-07) 7 August 1995 (age 22) 11 1   1899 Hoffenheim
17 3MF Florian Kainz (1992-10-24) 24 October 1992 (age 25) 10 0   Werder Bremen
10 3MF Louis Schaub (1994-12-29) 29 December 1994 (age 23) 9 5   1. FC Köln
24 3MF Xaver Schlager (1997-09-28) 28 September 1997 (age 20) 4 0   Red Bull Salzburg
16 3MF Peter Žulj (1993-06-09) 9 June 1993 (age 25) 4 0   Sturm Graz
25 3MF Stefan Hierländer (1991-02-03) 3 February 1991 (age 27) 2 0   Sturm Graz
11 3MF Thomas Murg (1994-11-14) 14 November 1994 (age 23) 0 0   Rapid Wien

7 4FW Marko Arnautović (1989-04-19) 19 April 1989 (age 29) 72 19   West Ham United
19 4FW Guido Burgstaller (1989-04-29) 29 April 1989 (age 29) 19 1   Schalke 04
9 4FW Deni Alar (1990-01-18) 18 January 1990 (age 28) 2 0   Sturm Graz

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have also been called up to the Austria squad in the last 12 months and are still eligible for selection.[6]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Markus Kuster (1994-02-22) 22 February 1994 (age 24) 0 0   SV Mattersburg v.   Luxembourg, 27 March 2018
GK Pavao Pervan (1987-11-13) 13 November 1987 (age 30) 0 0   LASK v.   Uruguay, 14 November 2017
GK Daniel Bachmann (1994-07-09) 9 July 1994 (age 24) 0 0   Watford v.   Moldova, 9 October 2017

DF Andreas Ulmer (1985-10-30) 30 October 1985 (age 32) 5 0   Red Bull Salzburg v.   Russia, 30 May 2018 INJ
DF Maximilian Wöber (1998-02-04) 4 February 1998 (age 20) 3 0   Ajax v.   Luxembourg, 27 March 2018
DF Florian Klein (1986-11-17) 17 November 1986 (age 31) 45 0   Austria Wien v.   Moldova, 9 October 2017
DF Philipp Lienhart (1996-07-11) 11 July 1996 (age 22) 1 0   SC Freiburg v.   Moldova, 9 October 2017

MF Valentino Lazaro (1996-03-24) 24 March 1996 (age 22) 13 0   Hertha BSC v.   Luxembourg, 27 March 2018
MF Philipp Schobesberger (1993-12-10) 10 December 1993 (age 24) 1 0   Rapid Wien v.   Uruguay, 14 November 2017
MF Stefan Schwab (1990-09-27) 27 September 1990 (age 27) 1 0   Rapid Wien v.   Uruguay, 14 November 2017
MF Dominik Wydra (1994-03-21) 21 March 1994 (age 24) 0 0   Erzgebirge Aue v.   Uruguay, 14 November 2017
MF Christoph Knasmüllner (1992-04-30) 30 April 1992 (age 26) 0 0   Admira Wacker Mödling v.   Moldova, 9 October 2017
MF Hannes Wolf (1999-04-16) 16 April 1999 (age 19) 0 0   Red Bull Salzburg v.   Moldova, 9 October 2017
MF Martin Harnik RET (1987-06-10) 10 June 1987 (age 31) 68 15   Werder Bremen v.   Georgia, 5 September 2017
MF Konrad Laimer (1997-05-27) 27 May 1997 (age 21) 0 0   RB Leipzig v.   Georgia, 5 September 2017
MF Maximilian Sax (1992-11-22) 22 November 1992 (age 25) 0 0   Admira Wacker Mödling v.   Georgia, 5 September 2017

FW Marcel Sabitzer (1994-03-17) 17 March 1994 (age 24) 29 5   RB Leipzig v.   Luxembourg, 27 March 2018
FW Michael Gregoritsch (1994-04-18) 18 April 1994 (age 24) 7 1   FC Augsburg v.   Luxembourg, 27 March 2018
FW Marc Janko (Vice-captain) (1983-06-25) 25 June 1983 (age 35) 66 28   Lugano v.   Moldova, 9 October 2017

INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
RET Retired from international football
SUS Suspended in official matches.

Recent and forthcoming fixturesEdit

2017Edit

2018Edit

Player statisticsEdit

As of 10 June 2018[5][7]
Players in bold are still active in the national team.

Most capped playersEdit

 
Andreas Herzog is the most capped player in the history of Austria with 103 caps.
# Player Period Caps Goals
1 Andreas Herzog 1988–2003 103 26
2 Anton Polster 1982–2000 95 44
3 Gerhard Hanappi 1948–1964 93 12
4 Karl Koller 1952–1965 86 5
5 Friedrich Koncilia 1970–1985 84 0
Bruno Pezzey 1975–1990 84 9
7 Herbert Prohaska 1974–1989 83 10
8 Christian Fuchs 2006–2016 78 1
9 Marko Arnautović 2008–present 72 19
10 Johann Krankl 1973–1985 69 34
Andreas Ivanschitz 2003–2014 69 12
Sebastian Prödl 2007–present 69 4

Top goalscorersEdit

 
Anton "Toni" Polster is the top scorer in the history of Austria with 44 goals.
# Player Period Goals Caps Average
1 Anton Polster 1982–2000 44 95 0.46
2 Johann Krankl 1973–1985 34 69 0.49
3 Johann Horvath 1924–1934 29 46 0.63
4 Erich Hof 1957–1968 28 37 0.76
5 Marc Janko 2006–present 66 0.42
6 Anton Schall 1927–1934 27 28 0.96
7 Matthias Sindelar 1926–1937 26 43 0.6
8 Andreas Herzog 1988–2003 26 103 0.25
9 Karl Zischek 1931–1945 24 40 0.6
10 Walter Schachner 1976–1994 23 64 0.36

All-time head-to-head recordEdit

Key
Positive balance (more wins)
Neutral balance (equal W/L ratio)
Negative balance (more losses)
  1. ^ Includes matches against   Czechoslovakia.
  2. ^ Includes matches against   West Germany.
  3. ^ Includes matches against   Soviet Union.
  4. ^ Includes matches against   Yugoslavia.

Manager historyEdit

As of 10 June 2018, after the match against Brazil.[7]

1912–1945Edit

1945–1999Edit

2000–presentEdit

Name Nationality From To P W D L GF GA Win%[8] Notes
Otto Barić   Austria
  Croatia
13 April 1999 21 November 2001 22 7 6 9 31 35 31.82
Hans Krankl   Austria 21 January 2002 28 September 2005 31 10 10 11 47 46 32.26
Vacant
Willibald Ruttensteiner (caretaker)
  Austria 30 September 2005 31 December 2005 2 1 0 1 2 1 50.00
Josef Hickersberger   Austria 1 January 2006 23 June 2008 27 5 9 13 29 39 18.52
Karel Brückner   Czech Republic 25 July 2008 2 March 2009 7 1 2 4 9 15 14.29
Dietmar Constantini   Austria 4 March 2009 13 September 2011 23 7 3 13 29 42 30.43
Willibald Ruttensteiner
  Austria 13 September 2011 11 October 2011 2 1 1 0 4 1 50.00
Marcel Koller    Switzerland 1 November 2011 1 November 2017 54 25 13 16 81 58 46.3  Y Qualified for the UEFA Euro 2016
Franco Foda[1]   Germany 2 November 2017 present 6 5 0 1 12 5 83.33

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Austria appoint Franco Foda as new national team manager. Retrieved 2 November 2017. ESPN.
  2. ^ After 1988, the tournament has been restricted to squads with no more than 3 players over the age of 23, and these matches are not regarded as part of the national team's record, nor are caps awarded.
  3. ^ Nazis in der Abseitsfalle. einestages. Spiegel Online. Accessed 10 May 2010.
  4. ^ Moore, Glenn (2007-08-16). "Austria must pull out of Euro 2008, say 10,000 fans petition". London: The Independent. Archived from the original on 17 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  5. ^ a b "NATIONALTEAM _Das Team". ÖFB. 
  6. ^ "Der Grosskader des ÖFB Nationalteams" (in German). ÖFB. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "NATIONALTEAM _Statistik". ÖFB. 
  8. ^ a b c Win% is rounded to two decimal places

External linksEdit