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The Luxembourg national football team is the national football team of Luxembourgmarker, and is controlled by the Luxembourg Football Federation. It plays most of its home matches at the Stade Josy Barthelmarker, in Luxembourg Citymarker.

History

Luxembourg has historically been one of the weakest members of UEFA. However, recent games have shown a steady improvement and younger players give grounds for hope for the future of Luxembourg's football. In 1964, Luxembourg narrowly failed to qualify for the 1964 European Football Championship semi-finals. Having defeated the Netherlands 1–1 and 2–1 in the Round of 16, they drew with Denmark 3–3 and 2–2 in the quarter finals, before losing 1–0 in the replay.

More recently, they had minor successes in the qualifying campaign for the 1996 European Football Championship as they managed three 1–0 victories, beating Malta twice and upset eventual runners-up Czech Republic at home. However, from 1995 until 2007, Luxembourg failed to win a game, falling down the FIFA World Rankings to a low of 195th in the process. The team scored its first victory in almost twelve years in February 2007, beating Gambia 2–1 in a friendly match. In October of the same year Luxembourg recorded its first competitive win in 12 years, beating Belarus 1–0 in a UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying game, following it up on 10 September 2008 with a win away to Switzerland, their first World Cup qualifying win since 1972.

World Cup record



European Championship record

  • 1960 - Did not enter
  • 1964 - Did not qualify (Quarter Final, Final Qualifying Round)
  • 1968 - 2008 - Did not qualify


Managers



Players

The most capped Luxembourg player until November 2008 was Carlo Weis, who made 87 appearances between 1978 and 1998. Two of these appearances were made against "B" teams of other nations, however, the Fédération Luxembourgeoise de Football regards both of these matches as official internationals. Jeff Strasser took over his record, as of May 2008 he has made 90 appearances in full internationals.

Luxembourg's all-time leading goalscorer is Léon Mart, who scored 16 goals between 1933 and 1945, though most of his goals were scored against international "B" teams.

In 2004, a UEFA commissioned award named Louis Pilot as Luxembourg's greatest player of the past 50 years.

Current squad

This is the squad called up for the match against Latvia on 28 March 2009 and 1 April 2009.







Recent call-ups

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