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Luxembourg national under-21 football team

The Luxembourg national under-21 football team is the national representative under-21 football team of Luxembourg. It is controlled by the Luxembourg Football Federation (FLF). The team is the feeder team to the Luxembourg's national team. The team competes in the biennial European Under-21 Championship. Since the establishment of the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in 1978 the team has always finished bottom of their qualification group.

Luxembourg Under-21
Nickname(s)De Roude Léiw
(The Red Lions)
AssociationLuxembourg Football Federation
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachReinhold Breu
CaptainTom Siebenaler
First colours
Second colours

The team is for Luxembourgian players aged under 21 at the start of the calendar year in which a two-year European Under-21 Football Championship campaign begins, so some players can remain with the squad until the age of 23. As long as they are eligible, players can play for Luxembourg at any level, making it possible to play for the U21s, senior side, and again for the U21s. This has been the case for several senior team players like Billy Bernard, Lars Gerson and Maurice Deville. In their history they have only ever won two qualification games. Their first win occurred in their 1986 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification campaign where they defeated Belgium 3–1.[1] Their second victory came in a 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification Group 3 away game against Bosnia and Herzegovina in a 1–0 win.[2][3]

Competition recordsEdit

UEFA European Under-21 Football ChampionshipEdit

Year Stage Pos. P W D L F A GD Points
1978
Qualifying stage 3rd 4 0 0 4 2 14 –12 0
1980
Qualifying stage 3rd 4 0 0 4 1 12 –11 0
1982
Qualifying stage 3rd 4 0 0 4 2 12 –10 0
1984
Qualifying stage 3rd 4 0 0 4 1 15 –14 0
1986
Qualifying stage 3rd 4 1 0 3 5 17 –12 2 [A]
1988
Qualifying stage 4th 6 0 0 6 2 13 –11 0
1990
Qualifying stage 4th 6 0 2 4 1 10 –9 2
1992
Qualifying stage 3rd 4 0 0 4 0 10 –10 0
1994
Qualifying stage 5th 8 0 1 7 2 26 –24 1
1996
Qualifying stage 6th 10 0 1 9 0 40 –40 1
1998
Qualifying stage 5th 8 0 0 8 3 36 –33 0
2000
Qualifying stage 5th 8 0 0 8 0 29 –29 0
2002
Qualifying stage 5th 8 0 0 8 1 38 –37 0
2004
Qualifying stage 5th 8 0 0 8 0 31 –31 0
2006
Qualifying stage 5th 10 0 2 8 4 25 –21 2
2007
Preliminary round 2 0 0 2 0 5 –5
2009
Qualifying stage 5th 8 0 0 8 1 32 –31 0
2011
Qualifying stage 5th 8 1 1 6 2 16 –14 4
2013
Qualifying Stage 5th 8 0 0 8 6 31 -25 0
2015
Qualifying Stage 5th 8 1 0 7 5 23 −18 3
2017
Qualifying Stag 4th 10 1 3 6 5 18 -13 6
2019
Qualifying Stage 6th 10 2 1 7 7 21 -14 7
A. ^A Wins were worth 2 points each until the 1990 tournament.

Last updated: 17 July 2012
Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; P = Points

2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football ChampionshipEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts          
  Netherlands 8 6 1 1 21 3 +18 19 1–2 5–0 4–1 4–0
  Scotland 8 3 4 1 16 9 +7 13 0–0 0–0 2–2 3–0
  Bulgaria 8 3 3 2 11 12 −1 12 0–1 2–2 1–1 3–2
  Austria 8 3 2 3 15 14 +1 11 0–1 3–2 0–2 4–1
  Luxembourg 8 0 0 8 6 31 −25 0 0–5 1–5 1–3 1–4

Recent results and forthcoming fixturesEdit

Date Competition Location Opponent Result Scorers
1 September 2011
UEFA Euro 2013 qualification
Stade de la Frontière, Esch-sur-Alzette   Austria
1–4
Philipps   23'
6 September 2011
UEFA Euro 2013 qualification
De Adelaarshorst, De Adelaarshorst   Netherlands
0–4
6 October 2011
UEFA Euro 2013 qualification
Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg city   Scotland
1–5
Almeida   82'
11 October 2011
UEFA Euro 2013 qualification
Lovech Stadium, Lovech   Bulgaria
2–3
Jans   38', Martino   90+5'
1 June 2012
UEFA Euro 2013 qualification
Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg city   Netherlands
0–5
5 June 2012
UEFA Euro 2013 qualification
Franz Fekete Stadium, Kapfenberg   Austria
1–4
Turpel   89'
6 September 2012
UEFA Euro 2013 qualification
St Mirren Park, Paisley   Scotland
11 September 2012
UEFA Euro 2013 qualification
Stade Am Deich, Ettelbruck   Bulgaria

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up to the squad for UEFA Euro 2017 qualifier against Kazakhstan.[citation needed]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Valentin Roulez (1996-12-12) 12 December 1996 (age 22)   Jeunesse Canach
12 1GK Tim Kips (2000-11-01) 1 November 2000 (age 18)   SV Eintracht Trier 05
21 1GK Clément Martinaud (1998-08-09) 9 August 1998 (age 21)   UN Käerjéng
2 2DF Eric Schmit (1999-10-29) 29 October 1999 (age 19)   US Rumelange
4 2DF Tim Hall (1997-04-15) 15 April 1997 (age 22)   Lierse
2 2DF Noé Ewert (1997-02-24) 24 February 1997 (age 22)   UN Käerjéng
3 2DF Aldin Skenderovic (1997-06-28) 28 June 1997 (age 22)   Titus Petange
7 2DF Cédric Sacras (1996-09-28) 28 September 1996 (age 22)   Fola Esch
6 2DF Yannis Dublin (1998-03-19) 19 March 1998 (age 21)   UN Kjäerjéng
15 3MF Jan Ostrowski (1997-04-14) 14 April 1997 (age 22)   Eintracht Frankfurt U19
7 3MF Olivier Thill (1996-12-17) 17 December 1996 (age 22)   FC Progrès Niederkorn
11 3MF Ricardo Couto Pinto (1996-01-14) 14 January 1996 (age 23)   F91 Dudelange
10 3MF Danel Sinani (1997-04-05) 5 April 1997 (age 22)   F91 Dudelange
16 3MF Lucas Prudhomme (1999-05-31) 31 May 1999 (age 20)   Royal Excelsior Virton U19
18 4FW Gerard Mersch (1996-09-08) 8 September 1996 (age 23)   Fola Esch
17 4FW André Oliveira (1997-04-26) 26 April 1997 (age 22)   UN Kjäerjéng
9 4FW Edvin Muratovic (1997-02-15) 15 February 1997 (age 22)   Royal Excelsior Virton
8 4FW Julien Miguet (1997-11-17) 17 November 1997 (age 21)   UN Käerjéng

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have also been called up to squad the within the last twelve months for UEFA Euro 2013 qualifying games.[4][5][6][7][8][9]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
MF Loris Tinelli (1999-02-02) 2 February 1999 (age 20)   RSC Anderlecht U19 v.
MF Leandro Barreiro (2000-03-01) 1 March 2000 (age 19)   FSV Mainz 05 U19 v.
FW Florian Bonhert (1997-11-09) 9 November 1997 (age 21)   FC Schalke 04 II v.
DF Billy Bernard (1991-04-09) 9 April 1991 (age 28)   Fola Esch v.   Netherlands; 1 June 2012 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
DF David Veiga (1991-06-12) 12 June 1991 (age 28)   Fola Esch v.   Bulgaria; 11 October 2011 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
DF Kevin Malget (1991-01-15) 15 January 1991 (age 28)   Dudelange v.   Netherlands; 6 September 2011 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
DF Nicolas Valletta (1994-03-29) 29 March 1994 (age 25)   Etzella Ettelbruck v.   Scotland; 6 October 2011 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
DF Pit Hess (1992-01-17) 17 January 1992 (age 27)   Eintracht Trier v.   Netherlands; 1 June 2012 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
MF Dwayn Holter (1995-06-15) 15 June 1995 (age 24)   SpVgg Greuther Fürth II v.   Scotland; 6 October 2011 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
MF Giuliano Jackson (1994-09-23) 23 September 1994 (age 24)   Racing II v.   Scotland; 6 October 2011 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
MF Lars Gerson (1990-02-05) 5 February 1990 (age 29)   Norrköping v.   Bulgaria; 11 October 2011 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
MF Ryan Klapp (1993-01-10) 10 January 1993 (age 26)   Eintracht Trier v.   Netherlands; 6 September 2011 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
MF Sergio Teixeira (1992-01-03) 3 January 1992 (age 27)   Käerjéng v.   Netherlands; 1 June 2012 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
FW Andrea Deidda (1993-12-15) 15 December 1993 (age 25)   Jeunesse Esch v.   Scotland; 6 October 2011 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
FW Aydine Correia (1992-03-05) 5 March 1992 (age 27)   Sedan B v.   Bulgaria; 11 October 2011 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
FW Dimitri Kitenge (1991-01-02) 2 January 1991 (age 28)   Hamm Benfica v.   Bulgaria; 11 October 2011 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)
FW Maurice Deville (1992-07-31) 31 July 1992 (age 27)   Elversberg v.   Scotland; 6 October 2011 (UEFA Euro 2013 qualifier)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Europe U-21 Championship 1986". RSSSF. 17 July 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  2. ^ "European U-21 Championship 2011". RSSSF. 17 July 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Euro U21 2011 (Qual.)". ZeroZero. 17 July 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Weimann and Alar inspire Austria comeback". UEFA.com. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Netherlands make light work of Luxembourg". UEFA.com. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Rhodes the driving force behind Scotland success". UEFA.com. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Bulgaria hold on for Luxembourg victory". UEFA.com. 11 October 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  8. ^ "Zeefuik treble inspires five-star Netherlands". UEFA.com. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  9. ^ "Austria stay in hunt with Luxembourg win". UEFA.com. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2012.

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