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2013 UEFA European U19 Championship final in Lithuania

Estonia andLithuania to stage U19 finals
Published: Monday 4 October 2010, 16.07CET

Estonia andLithuania will stage the 2012 and 2013 UEFA European U19 Championship final tournaments following a selection by the UEFA Executive Committee at its meeting in Minsk.
Read moreEstonia will stage the2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship final tournament whileLithuania are to host the2013 competition.

The selections were made at today's UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Minsk, the capital of Belarus.Estonia andLithuania will follow Romania, the venue for the final tournament of this season's competition next summer; the qualifying round is currently being played.

It will be the first time that theEstonian Football Association (EJL) and the Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF) have staged a UEFA final tournament

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2013 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship (qualifying round)will be first round of qualifications for the Final Tournament of 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.

The 48 teams were divided into 12 groups of four teams, with each group being contested as a mini-tournament, hosted by one of the group's teams. After all matches have been played, the 12 group winners and 12 group runners-up along with the best third-placed team will advance to the Elite round. Lithuania qualified as hosts while Spain, Serbia and Turkey received byes to the elite round as the sides with the highest coefficients. The draw for the qualifying round was held on 29 November 2011 in Nyon, with matches set to take place in autumn 2012.

Group 6: France, Portugal, Israel, Latvia
Group 12: Estonia, Ukraine, Faroe Islands

Group 1: Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Andorra
Group 2: Finland, Denmark, Montenegro, Cyprus
Group 3: Poland, Netherlands, San Marino, Malta
Group 4: Czech Republic, Greece, Northern Ireland, Moldova
Group 5: Germany, Republic of Ireland, Macedonia, Luxembourg
Group 7: Belgium, Italy, Belarus, Albania
Group 8: Slovakia,Norway,Kazakhstan,Bosnia and Herzegovina
Group 9: Scotland, Switzerland, Armenia, Romania
Group 10:Wales,Russia,Sweden,Slovenia
Group 11: Croatia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iceland
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With just over five months to go until the UEFA European Under-19 Championship final tournament, hosts Lithuania have unveiled the tournament ambassadors on a special night in Vilnius.
edPlans for the championship, which will run from 20 July to 1 August, are gathering pace with three prominent faces presented to the public and media as finals ambassadors last week: S.S. Lazio defender Marius Stankevičius, singer Marijus Mikutavičius and model Vaida Česnauskienė.

Members of the football community, entertainment stars and local media were in attendance at the event with Mikutavičius and Česnauskienė also present, while Stankevičius – kept away by club commitments – sent a video greeting. "It's a dream for any footballer to play in a major championship," said the Lazio player. "I'm glad the young crop will have this chance."

The finals will be held in four venues and will be the first ever major football tournament staged by Lithuania. "Organising this tournament is a great challenge for us," said Mindaugas Verbickas, director of the local organising committee (LOC). "It is also a reflection of the value of the Lithuanian Football Federation's hard work and experience gained from hosting many smaller tournaments down the years."

Hosts Lithuania will be competing in the finals of a UEFA major tournament for the first time. They will be joined by seven qualifiers from the elite round, which will be contested in May and June. The final tournament draw will be made on 14 June

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Time for football to shine in Lithuania

When Lithuania bid for hosting the 2013 UEFA European U-19 Football Championship, many thought that the country would simply be wasting money and resources; basketball is the quintessential Lithuanian sport and the small Baltic state lacked the tradition other bids perhaps had, writes Ruben Martinez of www.onenilup.com.
However, on 4 October, 2010 in Minsk, Lithuania was announced as the winner to host the competition, beating Germany, Hungary and Slovenia in the final stage (and four more countries in the previous stage.)
In a country where football lives under the big shadow of basketball, the 62nd edition of the tournament will be the first big football event Lithuania holds; the Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF) has only hosted minor competition such as qualifiers and so on.
The organisers believe that the championship is to be the perfect example that the pigskin sport is ready to question the reign of basketball in the small Baltic country.
“The 2013 UEFA European U-19 Championship is the most important event in Lithuanian football history, and I am convinced that the tournament will represent a turning point in the development of football in our country,” said the Director of the Championship LOC (Local Organising Committee) Mindaugas Verbickas.
The organisers believe that the championship is to be the perfect example that the pigskin sport is ready to question the reign of basketball in the small Baltic country.
The LFF has taken positive steps towards developing football in the country for the last five to ten years; it changed the licensing process to reduce mismanagement of finances in the clubs and make the sport more professional, increased its investment in grassroot development and implemented nationwide campaigns to promote women’s football in the country.
Verbickas added: “We are in the right track to develop football in Lithuania, and we hope the tournament will help us to push things a little bit forward. It’s the moment of putting football at the forefront.”
From 20 July to 1 August, 2013, Lithuania will host the 2013 UEFA European U-19 Championship; eight top European teams with players already playing elite football will gather in the Baltic country to showcase their talent to the world.
The ARVI Football Arena (6,250) in Marijampolė, the Darius and Girėnas Stadium (8,248) in Kaunas, and the Alytus Stadium (4,000) in Alytus will be the three venues of the tournament. Lithuanian capital Vilnius was not included due to UEFA’s rules; all the venues have to be with natural grass and Vilnius Stadium has artificial grass.
Organisers hope to attract as many as 50,000 spectators overall (an average of 3,000 per game) and that would be a “great challenge”, according to Mindaugas Verbickas.
“We think it is a great opportunity to take football outside the capital, but we know that it is also a big challenge to gather crowds of 3,000 people every game,” he said.
“We are implementing an aggressive marketing and communication campaign to promote the tournament. Additionally, we have named three well-known ambassadors that help us spread the word across all the possible channels; S.S. Lazio defender Marius Stankevičius, singer and TV host Marijus Mikutavičius and the model and former Miss Lithuania Vaida Česnauskienė,” explained Verbickas.
The qualifying round for the tournament is currently underway and will finish on 11 June. The seven winning teams will then join Lithuania, the hosting country for the tournament draw on 14 June.
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Group 6
France 3 2 1 0 10 3 +7 7
Portugal 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 7
Israel 3 1 0 2 6 10 −4 3
Latvia 3 0 0 3 3 13 −10 0

11/10/2012. Portugal - Latvia: 2-0
13/10/2012. France - Latvia: 6-0
16/10/2012. Israel - Latvia: 5-3 ( Svarups; Barinovs (2 X))

Group 12
England 3 2 1 0 10 1 +9 7
Ukraine 3 2 1 0 9 1 +8 7
Estonia 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3
Faroe Islands 3 0 0 3 1 14 −13 0

26/09/2012. England - Estonia: 3-0
28/09/2012. Ukraine - Estonia: 2-0
01/10/2012. Estonia -Faroe Islands: 2-1 ( Tekko 2X)

Elite Round

Group 1
France 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 6
Austria 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 3
Sweden 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 0 0 2 0 7 −7

Group 2
Serbia 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 3
Republic of Ireland 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
Switzerland 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
Slovakia 1 0 0 1 0 4 −4 0

Group 3
Portugal 2 2 0 0 11 1 +10 6
Denmark 2 2 0 0 10 0 +10 6
Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 1 9 −8 0
Bulgaria 2 0 0 2 0 12 −12 0

Group 4
Spain 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 6
Croatia 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Greece 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1
Poland 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0

Group 5
Germany 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 3
Cyprus 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 3
Netherlands 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
Norway 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0

Group 6
Georgia 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7. Qualified
England 3 1 2 0 5 2 +3 5
Belgium 3 0 2 1 3 5 −2 2
Scotland 3 0 1 2 3 8 −5 1

Group 7
Turkey 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9. Qualified
Italy 3 1 1 1 5 8 −3 4
Ukraine 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
Russia 3 0 1 2 5 7 −2 1
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In that Estonia vs Faroes game happened one of the most weirdest goals in our history
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Interview with the coach of Lithuania’s U-19 football team Antanas Vingilys
The Lithuania Tribune presents an interview with Lithuania’s U-19 national football team coach Antanas Vingilys, as conducted and published by OneNilUp.com
Lithuania hosts this summer (from 20 July to 1 August) the 2013 UEFA European U-19 Championship.
This is to be the most important football event ever in the Baltic country and the Lithuanian Football Federation sees the tournament as a great opportunity for football to take a major step forward in its development.
Hosts Lithuania will be competing in the finals of a UEFA major tournament for the first time, and for that reason, One Nil Up (ONU) had an interview with Antanas Vingilys to talk about his team’s preparation for the tournament and their expectations.
ONU: What preparation plan is the team following prior the UEFA U-19 Championship?
Antanas Vingilys: Preparations are developing as initially planned; before the UEFA Under-19 Championship we will have three training camps; we already completed one in Palanga. And there is another upcoming that will be held in Poland. Additionally, we will play several friendly games. However, we struggle to find opponents for friendly games.

ONU: What is your team’s main goal for this major event?
Antanas Vingilys: For the first time in Lithuanian football history, our country will host the UEFA Under-19 Championship, so we will try to achieve the best results possible in our first participation in such major tournament. Supporters are expecting a lot from us, and we do not want to disappoint them. Our goal is to pass the group phase and reach the next stage. That would be a great result for us and for Lithuanian football.
ONU: Your team has several players, who already play in other countries; how does their experience contribute to make the team more competitive?
Antanas Vingilys: These players and their experience abroad is a key element for our team’s competitiveness. We are lucky to have Simonas Stankevicius, who plays for England side Leicester City FC, Lukas Spalvis (Aalborg BK), and Vykintas Slivka (Juventus FC), among others. We hope that their quality and experience help us reach our goal.
ONU: How relevant is it for Lithuania to host the organisation of such a major tournament to further develop football in the country?
Antanas Vingilys: In my opinion, it is very important. We have an extraordinary opportunity to show Europe and the world that Lithuania is a country in which football has a lot to say; we are not only crazy about basketball, but football too.
ONU: How do you see football developing in the country in the next few years?
Antanas Vingilys: Well, I think that a lot of it will depend on our achievements, as well as the performance of the senior national team. The upcoming games of our national team and the outcome of the UEFA U-19 Championship will show the way for football to continue growing. As for us, I have to say that we will try to do our best.

ONU: Thank you very much coach for your time and the best of luck!
Antanas Vingilys: Thank you

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Qualified teams
Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament
Lithuania !Hosts 0 (debut)
France Group 1 winner 06 !6 (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012)
Serbia Group 2 winner 05 !5 (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012)
Portugal Group 3 winner 05 !5 (2003, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012)
Spain Group 4 winner 05 !9 (2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Netherlands Group 5 winner 01 !1 (2010)
Georgia Group 6 winner 0 (debut)
Turkey Group 7 winner 04 !4 (2004, 2006, 2009, 2011)
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ouch... saw last 15 minutes from your game against Netherland
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Lietuva- Netherland: 2-3

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Group A
Lithuania - Netherlands :2-3

Spain- Portugal :0-1

Group B
Serbia - Turkey: 2-1
Georgia- France: 0-0

23 July

Netherlands- Portugal
Lithuania- Spain
Serbia - Georgia
Turkey - France
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