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The Montenegro national football team (Montenegrin: Fudbalska reprezentacija Crne Gore / Фудбалска репрезентација Црне Горе) has represented Montenegro in international football since 2007. It is controlled by the Football Association of Montenegro, the governing body for football in Montenegro. Montenegro's home ground is Podgorica City Stadium in Podgorica.

Montenegro
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Hrabri sokoli / Храбри соколи
(The Brave Falcons)
AssociationFSCG
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachFaruk Hadžibegić
CaptainStevan Jovetić
Most capsFatos Bećiraj (63)
Top scorerStevan Jovetić (24)
Home stadiumPodgorica City Stadium
FIFA codeMNE
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 55 Decrease 2 (25 July 2019)[1]
Highest16 (June 2011)
Lowest199 (June 2007)
Elo ranking
Current 68 Decrease 8 (20 August 2019)[2]
Highest37 (29 March 2011)
Lowest75 (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
 Montenegro 1–5 England 
(Podgorica, Montenegro; 25 March 2019)
UEFA Nations League
Appearances2 (first in 2018)
Best resultLeague C

Montenegro is one of the world's newest international teams, having joined FIFA and UEFA in 2007, following the restoration of Montenegrin independence in 2006.

Montenegro played its first official international match against Hungary in March 2007, and competed in their first FIFA World Cup qualifiers in 2010.

Contents

HistoryEdit

FormationEdit

 
Montenegro national team squad in EURO 2020 qualifiers

Following the independence of Montenegro from Serbia and Montenegro, Serbia was set to represent both Serbia and Montenegro in the Euro 2008 qualifying stage. UEFA, however, would be willing to include Montenegro as a late entry if FIFA ratified a separate Montenegrin Football Association before September 2006. However, this did not occur before the competition began.[3]

In October 2006, Montenegro was granted provisional membership of UEFA, with a debate regarding full membership scheduled at a full UEFA Congress in January 2007.[4] Montenegro's first FIFA World Ranking was joint 199th place, the last place on the list by default.

First matchesEdit

 
Mirko Vučinić was the first captain of Montenegro

On 26 January 2007, the Montenegro FA was granted full membership of UEFA.[5] The team played its first FIFA-recognized friendly match against Hungary on 24 March 2007 at Stadion Pod Goricom in Podgorica. Montenegro won 2–1 in front of 12,000 spectators. Striker Mirko Vučinić scored the country's first goal in the 62nd minute.[6][7] On 31 May 2007, Montenegro was admitted as FIFA's 208th member.[8]

Montenegro's first coach was Zoran Filipović. In 23 matches, Filipović recorded eight victories, eight draws and seven defeats. He left in January 2010 when his contract expired. During his tenure, 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.

On 26 March 2008, Montenegro recorded one of its best results with a 3–1 win over Norway.

First competitive matchesEdit

On 6 September 2008, Montenegro played their first World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria at the Podgorica City Stadium. Bulgaria took the lead in the 11th minute with a goal from Stiliyan Petrov. Mirko Vučinić scored in the 61st minute to tie the game, before Igor Burzanović put Montenegro ahead 82nd minute from a penalty. However, a last-minute equalizer from Blagoy Georgiev denied Montenegro their first competitive win. 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. After Alberto Aquilani's early strike, Vučinić quickly equalized, but Aquilani scored the winning goal ten minutes later. Their second match against Italy ended 2–0 in favour of the world champions. Another disappointment came when the team could only draw 0–0 against Georgia, followed by a 2–2 draw 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 recover and win 4–1. After drawing 1–1 with Cyprus, Montenegro finally registered their first competitive win, beating Georgia 2–1. They then drew 0–0 with the Republic of Ireland at Croke Park. They finished fifth in the group with nine points, below Cyprus on goal difference.

Golden eraEdit

UEFA Euro 2012 qualificationEdit

 
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 scored the only goal. A few days later, the team defeated Bulgaria 1–0 in Sofia. The next month, they beat Switzerland 1–0 and then recorded a 0–0 draw in London against England. On 4 June 2011, Montenegro drew 1–1 against Bulgaria, with Radomir Đalović scoring for Montenegro early in the second half, but Ivelin Popov scoring minutes later, to keep Montenegro second in the group, behind England on goal difference.

Montenegro were beaten 2–1 by Wales in Cardiff. They were still second in Group G, but Switzerland closed the gap between them to only three points.

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

On 7 October, Montenegro came back from 2–0 down to draw 2–2 against England in Podgorica, after Wayne Rooney was sent off. Wales beat Switzerland 2–0 to ensure Montenegro won a play-off place, putting the team two matches away from qualifying for Euro 2012. In their last match in the qualifiers, 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. Montenegro were paired with the Czech Republic, but they lost 3–0 on aggregate and failed to qualify.

2014 FIFA World Cup qualificationEdit

Montenegro were drawn in Group H in the qualifiers, along with England, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova and San Marino.

In their first match, Montenegro tied against Poland in a 2–2 draw. On 11 September, Montenegro played against San Marino in Seravalle. In a one-sided match, Montenegro won 6–0,[9] the biggest win in the team's history. Montenegro then beat Ukraine 1–0 in Kiev,[10] with the only goal scored by Dejan Damjanović. In their last match in 2012, Montenegro faced San Marino in Podgorica on 14 November, and won 3–0.

Montenegro played their fifth qualifier match against Moldova in Chișinău on 22 March 2013, winning 1–0 through Mirko Vučinić's goal. Montenegro then returned to Podgorica to play the second-placed England. The outcome was a 1–1 draw.

Leading their World Cup qualifying group, Montenegro hosted Ukraine on 7 June 2013. They suffered their first defeat in the group, losing 4–0. 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 5–2 home defeat to Moldova, and they finished third behind England and Ukraine.

Slump and revivalEdit

UEFA Euro 2016 qualificationEdit

On 23 February 2014 in Nice, Montenegro were 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, they failed to qualify with a 0–0 tie against Liechtenstein, a 1–0 loss to Austria and a 1–1 tie at home to Sweden.

On 27 March 2015, Montenegro's home match against Russia was abandoned after 67 minutes due to crowd violence, after the Russian left-back Dmitri Kombarov was hit by a projectile. The score was 0–0 and Russia had missed a penalty moments before the match was abandoned. The Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was hit by a flare, causing a second 33-minute delay.[11] The abandoned match was ruled a 3–0 win in Russia's favour.

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

2018 FIFA World Cup qualificationEdit

Montenegro participated in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification and were placed with Poland, Denmark, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Romania. Poland, Denmark and Romania had been participants in the UEFA Euro 2016, but Montenegro began by drawing 1–1 away to Romania, beating Kazakhstan 5–0 at home and defeating Denmark 1–0. However, they then lost 3–2 away to Armenia despite leading 2–0, and were defeated 2–1 at home by Poland. Montenegro then rebounded, beating Armenia 4–1 and Kazakhstan 3–0. They later eliminated Romania with a 1–0 victory, but losses to the Danes and Poles ended Montenegro's chance of qualifying.

FIFA rankingsEdit

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 imageEdit

 
Montenegrin supporters

NameEdit

Under the official FIFA Trigramme, the team’s name is abbreviated as MNE, which is also the country's ISO 3166-1 code. The team's nickname is "The Brave Falcons" (Montenegrin: Hrabri Sokoli).

StadiumEdit

Montenegro play home matches at the Podgorica City Stadium (Montenegrin: Stadion pod Goricom). The stadium's capacity is 15,230, but international matches reduce this to between 10,700 and 13,000.

Camp FSCGEdit

The Football Association of Montenegro owns Camp FSCG, a Montenegrin training ground. Built in 2007, the centre has a total area of 54,000 square metres.[12] It is located on Ćemovsko polje, a plain located in the outskirts of Podgorica outskirts between the settlements of Stari Aerodrom and Konik. It consists of six pitches with stands and floodlights,[13] and House of Football – the seat of the Football Association of Montenegro.[14]

The camp currently represents an important asset for the whole Montenegrin football system. The grounds are home to all Montenegrin national teams (men and women) and numerous local teams from Podgorica. CAMP FSCG meets the criteria for Montenegrin First League games and UEFA competitions for young players.

KitEdit

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

Manufacturer Period
  daCapo 2007–2008
  Legea 2008–present

SupportersEdit

At competitive matches, the Montenegrin home ground Podgorica City Stadium is 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; 40,000 for the Euro 2012 qualifying match against England in 2011.

Montenegro's loudest and most loyal supporters are named Ultra Crna Gora (Ултра Црна Гора; Ultra Montenegro). As an ultras group, their support consists of standing up and singing for 90 minutes both home and away. They occupy the north and south stands of Podgorica City Stadium. Choreography is usually performed at the beginning of games. Ultra Crna Gora consists of many subgroups, mostly named after Podgorica's neighborhoods and Montenegrin towns in other parts of the country.

In March 2015 the teams match against Russia in the qualification for Euro 2016 was abandoned due to Montenegrin fans throwing missiles onto the pitch, one of which hit the Russian goalkeeper on the head.

PlayersEdit

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:[15]

  • The player was born in Montenegro;
  • At least one of their parents and/or at least one of their grandparents was born in Montenegro;
  • The player 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 squadEdit

The following players were called up for Euro 2020 qualifying games against Kosovo and Czech Republic on 7 June and 10 June 2019.[16]
Caps and goals as of 10 June 2019 after the game against Czech Republic.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Danijel Petković (1993-05-25) 25 May 1993 (age 26) 16 0   Angers
12 1GK Milan Mijatović (1987-07-26) 26 July 1987 (age 32) 6 0   Levski Sofia
13 1GK Damir Ljuljanović (1992-05-23) 23 May 1992 (age 27) 0 0   Miercurea Ciuc

2DF Marko Simić (1987-06-16) 16 June 1987 (age 32) 37 1   Pakhtakor Tashkent
6 2DF Žarko Tomašević (1990-02-22) 22 February 1990 (age 29) 35 4   Astana
23 2DF Adam Marušić (1992-10-17) 17 October 1992 (age 26) 29 0   Lazio
5 2DF Boris Kopitović (1994-09-17) 17 September 1994 (age 24) 7 1   BATE Borisov
21 2DF Risto Radunović (1992-05-04) 4 May 1992 (age 27) 2 0   Astra Giurgiu
15 2DF Igor Vujačić (1994-08-08) 8 August 1994 (age 25) 2 0   Partizan

4 3MF Nikola Vukčević (1991-12-13) 13 December 1991 (age 27) 34 1   Levante
7 3MF Marko Vešović (1991-08-28) 28 August 1991 (age 27) 27 2   Legia Warsaw
16 3MF Vladimir Jovović (1994-10-26) 26 October 1994 (age 24) 27 0   Jablonec
10 3MF Marko Janković (1995-07-09) 9 July 1995 (age 24) 18 1   SPAL
19 3MF Aleksandar Šćekić (1991-12-12) 12 December 1991 (age 27) 16 0   Partizan
8 3MF Marko Bakić (1993-11-01) 1 November 1993 (age 25) 14 0   Mouscron
18 3MF Nebojša Kosović (1995-02-24) 24 February 1995 (age 24) 14 0   Kairat
3 3MF Aleksandar Boljević (1995-12-12) 12 December 1995 (age 23) 11 0   Standard Liège
20 3MF Sead Hakšabanović (1999-05-04) 4 May 1999 (age 20) 4 0   Norrköping
3MF Luka Mirković (1990-11-01) 1 November 1990 (age 28) 2 0   Budućnost
14 3MF Vukan Savićević (1994-01-29) 29 January 1994 (age 25) 2 0   Wisła Kraków
22 3MF Stefan Lončar (1996-02-19) 19 February 1996 (age 23) 2 0   Istra 1961
2 3MF Deni Hočko (1994-04-22) 22 April 1994 (age 25) 1 0   Mouscron
17 3MF Dušan Lagator (1994-03-29) 29 March 1994 (age 25) 0 0   Sochi

11 4FW Fatos Bećiraj (1988-05-22) 22 May 1988 (age 31) 63 9   Maccabi Netanya
9 4FW Stefan Mugoša (1992-02-23) 23 February 1992 (age 27) 31 8   Incheon United

Recent call-upsEdit

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

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
DF Filip Stojković (1993-01-22) 22 January 1993 (age 26) 15 0   Red Star Belgrade v.   Kosovo, 7 June 2019 WD
DF Stefan Savić (Vice-captain) (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 28) 51 5   Atlético Madrid v.   Kosovo, 7 June 2019 INJ
DF Emrah Klimenta (1991-02-13) 13 February 1991 (age 28) 7 0   Reno 1868 v.   Romania, 20 November 2018
DF Nemanja Mijušković (1992-03-04) 4 March 1992 (age 27) 4 0   Hermannstadt v.   Romania, 20 November 2018

MF Mirko Ivanić (1993-09-13) 13 September 1993 (age 25) 15 1   Red Star Belgrade v.   Kosovo, 7 June 2019 WD
MF Asmir Kajević (1990-02-15) 15 February 1990 (age 29) 2 0   Čukarički v.   England, 25 March 2019
MF Darko Zorić (1993-09-12) 12 September 1993 (age 25) 4 1   Okzhetpes v.   Romania, 20 November 2018

FW Luka Đorđević (1994-07-09) 9 July 1994 (age 25) 11 1   Lokomotiv Moscow v.   England, 25 March 2019
FW Stevan Jovetić (Captain) (1989-11-02) 2 November 1989 (age 29) 51 24   Monaco v.   Bulgaria, 22 March 2019 INJ
  • SUS Suspended
  • INJ Withdrew due to an injury.
  • PRE Preliminary squad.
  • WD Withdrew
  • RET Retired from international football.


ManagersEdit

Manager Career Played Won Draw Lost GF GA Win %
  Zoran Filipović 2006–2009 23 8 8 7 28 31 34.78%
  Zlatko Kranjčar 2010–2011 13 6 2 5 14 11 46.15%
  Branko Brnović 2011–2015 34 11 9 14 44 50 32.35%
  Ljubiša Tumbaković 2016–2019 26 7 7 12 33 33 26.92%
  Miodrag Džudović[a] 2019 2 0 1 1 1 4 00.00%
  Faruk Hadžibegić 2019–Present 0 0 0 0 0 0 00.00%

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Head coach   Faruk Hadžibegić
Assistant coach   Mehmed Janjoš
Assistant coach   Miodrag Džudović
Goalkeeping coach   Dragoje Leković

Player recordsEdit

Player/coach records are accurate as of 7 June 2019. Players in bold are still active at international level.

Most capped playersEdit

Player Career Caps C O F G
Fatos Bećiraj 2009-2019 63 8 40 22 9
Elsad Zverotić 2008-2017 61 0 38 23 5
Stevan Jovetić 2007-2018 51 24 37 14 24
Stefan Savić 2010-2019 51 6 36 15 5
Mirko Vučinić 2007-2017 46 38 27 19 17
Simon Vukčević 2007-2014 45 1 26 19 2
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); O – official competition games (qualifiers, Nations League); F – friendlies; G – goals

Top goalscorersEdit

Player Goals O F First Last
Stevan Jovetić 24 14 10 2008 2017
Mirko Vučinić 17 9 8 2007 2015
Fatos Bećiraj 9 8 1 2010 2017
Dejan Damjanović 8 7 1 2009 2015
Stefan Mugoša 8 7 1 2017 2019
Radomir Đalović 7 1 6 2008 2011
Andrija Delibašić 6 6 0 2009 2012
Elsad Zverotić 5 5 0 2010 2013
Stefan Savić 5 3 2 2011 2018
Žarko Tomašević 4 2 1 2014 2017

O – official competition games; F – Friendlies; First – First goal; Last – Last goal

CaptainsEdit

# Player Montenegro career Captain (Total Caps)
1 Mirko Vučinić 2007–2017 38 (46)
2 Stevan Jovetić (current captain) 2007– 24 (51)
3 Branko Bošković 2007–2014 9 (30)
4 Fatos Bećiraj 2009– 8 (62)
5 Stefan Savić 2010– 6 (51)
6 Vukašin Poleksić 2007– 4 (38)
7 Marko Simić 2013– 2 (36)
8 Igor Burzanović 2007–2008 2 (8)
9 Radomir Đalović 2007–2011 1 (26)
Simon Vukčević 2007–2014 1 (45)
Milan Jovanović 2007–2014 1 (36)
Nikola Drinčić 2007–2014 1 (33)
Nikola Vukčević 2014– 1 (34)

Competition historyEdit

Montenegro have participated in five qualification rounds for World Cup or European Championship tournaments. Montenegro have never qualified, and their biggest success was reaching the play-offs for Euro 2012.

Montenegro first tried to qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, but they finished fifth in their group. They had more success in the Euro 2012 qualifiers, when they finished second in their group to reach the play-offs, but lost to the Czech Republic.

In the qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup, Montenegro finished third, and two years later, in the qualifiers for Euro 2016, they finished fourth in their group. They again finished third in their 2018 World Cup qualifying group.

Competition G W D L GF GA GD
FIFA World Cup qualifiers 30 10 10 10 47 43 +4
UEFA European Championship qualifiers 24 6 7 11 20 33 -13
UEFA Nations League 6 2 1 3 7 6 +1
Friendly games 38 14 9 15 46 47 -1
OVERALL 98 32 27 39 120 129 -9

Updated: June 10, 2019

FIFA World CupEdit

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA Position
  2010 Did not qualify 10 1 6 3 9 14 5/6
  2014 Did not qualify 10 4 3 3 18 17 3/6
  2018 Did not qualify 10 5 1 4 20 12 3/6
  2022 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/4 30 10 10 10 47 43

UEFA European Football ChampionshipEdit

UEFA European Championship record UEFA European Championship qualifying record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA Position
    2008 Did not enter Did not enter
    2012 Did not qualify 10 3 3 4 7 10 2/5
  2016 Did not qualify 10 3 2 5 10 13 4/6
  2020 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/3 20 6 5 9 17 23

Recent results and fixturesEdit

Below is a summary of Montenegrin national team results against every opponent country.

As of 10 June 2019
Opponent P W D L GF GA GD Win %
  Albania 2 0 0 2 2 4 −2 000.00
  Armenia 2 1 0 1 6 4 +2 050.00
  Austria 2 0 0 2 2 4 −2 000.00
  Azerbaijan 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 100.00
  Belarus 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 033.33
  Belgium 1 0 1 0 2 2 +0 000.00
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 0 1 0 0 0 +0 000.00
  Bulgaria 5 1 3 1 6 8 −2 020.00
  Colombia 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 000.00
  Cyprus 3 0 3 0 3 3 +0 000.00
  Czech Republic 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 000.00
  Denmark 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 033.33
  England 5 0 3 2 5 12 −7 000.00
  Estonia 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00
  Georgia 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 050.00
  Ghana 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00
  Greece 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 000.00
  Hungary 2 1 1 0 5 4 +1 050.00
  Iceland 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100.00
  Iran 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 000.00
  Italy 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 000.00
  Japan 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 000.00
  Kazakhstan 3 3 0 0 11 0 +11 100.00
  Kosovo 1 0 1 0 1 1 +0 000.00
  Latvia 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 100.00
  Liechtenstein 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 050.00
  Lithuania 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 100.00
  Luxembourg 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 100.00
  North Macedonia 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 033.33
  Moldova 4 3 0 1 7 5 +2 075.00
  Northern Ireland 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 100.00
  Norway 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 050.00
  Poland 4 0 2 2 6 9 −3 000.00
  Republic of Ireland 2 0 2 0 0 0 +0 000.00
  Romania 5 1 2 2 2 6 −4 020.00
  Russia 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5 000.00
  Serbia 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 000.00
  San Marino 2 2 0 0 9 0 +9 100.00
  Slovakia 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 000.00
  Slovenia 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 000.00
  Sweden 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 000.00
   Switzerland 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 050.00
  Turkey 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 000.00
  Ukraine 2 1 0 1 1 4 −3 050.00
  Uzbekistan 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00
  Wales 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 066.67
45 Countries 98 32 27 39 120 129 −9 032.65

FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifyingEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   Poland 10 8 1 1 28 14 +14 25 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup 3–2 4–2 3–1 2–1 3–0
2   Denmark 10 6 2 2 20 8 +12 20 Advance to second round 4–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 4–1
3   Montenegro 10 5 1 4 20 12 +8 16 1–2 0–1 1–0 4–1 5–0
4   Romania 10 3 4 3 12 10 +2 13 0–3 0–0 1–1 1–0 3–1
5   Armenia 10 2 1 7 10 26 −16 7 1–6 1–4 3–2 0–5 2–0
6   Kazakhstan 10 0 3 7 6 26 −20 3 2–2 1–3 0–3 0–0 1–1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

UEFA Euro 2020 qualificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   England (X) 2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 6[a] Qualify for final tournament 5–0 10 Sep 14 Nov 7 Sep
2   Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 5 6 −1 6[a] 11 Oct 14 Nov 3–0 2–1
3   Kosovo (X) 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5 17 Nov 7 Sep 14 Oct 1–1
4   Montenegro 4 0 2 2 3 10 −7 2[b] 1–5 10 Sep 1–1 11 Oct
5   Bulgaria 4 0 2 2 5 7 −2 2[b] 14 Oct 17 Nov 2–3 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on 10 June 2019. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(X) Assured of at least play-offs.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head points: England 3, Czech Republic 0.
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head away goals: Montenegro 1, Bulgaria 0.

See alsoEdit

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