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Lithuanian Squad for WCQ against Slovakia (Mar 22) & friendly against Albania (Mar 26)

Goalkeepers - Zydrunas KARCEMARSKAS [Gaziantepspor (TUR)], Ernestas SETKUS [no team], Giedrius ARLAUSKIS [Rubin Kazan (RUS)];
Defenders - Tomas MIKUCKIS [SKA-Energia Khabarovsk (RUS)], Tadas KIJANSKAS [Korona Kielce (POL)], Vytautas ANDRIUSKEVICIUS [Lechia Gdansk (POL)], Georgas FREIDGEIMAS [VMFD Zalgiris Vilnius], Markus PALIONIS [SC Paderborn (GER)];
Midfielders - Deividas SEMBERAS [Alania Vladikavkaz (RUS)], Deividas CESNAUSKIS [FC Baki (AZE)], Edgaras CESNAUSKIS [FC Rostov (RUS)], Mindaugas PANKA [Ruch Chorzow (POL)], Saulius MIKOLIUNAS [FC Sevastopol (UKR)], Arvydas NOVIKOVAS [Heats of Midlothian (SCO)], Mindaugas KALONAS [Ravan Baki (AZE)], Kestutis IVASKEVICIUS [Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv [ISR)], Linas PILIBAITIS [ETO Gyor (HUN)], Vytautas LUKSA [Polonia Warszaw (POL)], Fiodoras CERNYCH [Naftan Novopolotsk [BLR]), Martynas DAPKUS [Maccabi Akei Nazareth [ISR];
Forwards - Darvydas SERNAS [Gaziantepspor (TUR)], Tadas LABUKAS [Torpedo Moskva (RUS)], Deivydas MATULEVICIUS [CS Pandurii Targu Jiu (ROM)].
Coach - Csaba LASZLO (HUN).

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22.03.2013. 21:10. Zilina.
SLOVAKIA - LITHUANIA 1:1 g. 40' Martin JAKUBKO; 19' Darvydas SERNAS.
SVK: 23-Dusan KUCIAK [Legia Warszaw (POL)], 3-Martin SKRTEL [Liverpool FC (ENG)], 4-Jan DURICA [Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS)], 15-Tomas HUBOCAN [Zenit Saint Petersburg (RUS)], 18-Dusan SVENTO [FC Salzburg (AUT)], 8-Viktor PECOVSKY [MSK Zilina] (70' 11-Marek BAKOS [Viktoria Plzen (CZE)]), 20-Robert MAK [1.FC Nurnberg (GER)] (64' 21-Michal DURIS [Viktoria Plzen (CZE)]), 19-Juraj KUCKA [Genoa CFC (ITA)], 10-Marek SAPARA [Trabzonspor (TUR)], 17-Marek HAMSIK (SSC Napoli (ITA)], 14-Martin JAKUBKO [Amkar Perm (RUS)], .
Coach: Miachal HIPP & Stanislav GRIGA. Captain: Martin SKRTEL. LTU: 1-Zydrunas KARCEMARSKAS [Gaziantepspor (TUR)] (46' 21-Giedrius ARLAUSKIS [Rubin Kazan (RUS)]), 2-Deividas SEMBERAS [Alania Vladikavkaz (RUS)], 4-Tadas KIJANSKAS [Korona Kielce (POL)], 5-Tomas MIKUCKIS [SKA-Energia Khabarovsk (RUS)], 13-Saulius MIKOLIUNAS [FC Sevastopol (UKR)], 8-Edgaras CESNAUSKIS [FC Rostov (RUS)], 14-Kestutis IVASKEVICIUS [Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv [ISR)], 17-Mindaugas KALONAS [Ravan Baki (AZE)] (69' Arvydas NOVIKOVAS [Heats of Midlothian (SCO)]), 18-Mindaugas PANKA [Ruch Chorzow (POL)], 10-Darvydas SERNAS [Gaziantepspor (TUR)] (90' 16-Vytautas LUKSA [Polonia Warszaw (POL)]), 9-Deivydas MATULEVICIUS [CS Pandurii Targu Jiu (ROM)].
Coach: Csaba LASZLO (HUN). Captain: Deividas SEMBERAS. Booked: 38' Martin SKRTEL, 84' Martin JAKUBKO; 14' Mindaugas PANKA, 18' Deividas SEMBERAS, 40' Darvydas SERNAS, 54' Tadas KIJANSKAS.


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Zilina curse strikes again as Lithuania hold Slovakia

Slovakia twice hit the woodwork after cancelling out Darvydas Šernas's goal as they endured a sixth game without a win at the Štadión pod Dubňom.
by Rastislav Hribik

Last updated: 25/03/2013 09:48 CETLegend:

Slovakia twice hit the woodwork after cancelling out Darvydas Šernas's goal as they endured a sixth game without a win at the Štadión pod Dubňom.
The curse of Zilina continues for Slovakia as they lost further ground on Group G leaders Bosnia and Herzegovina despite coming from behind to earn a point against Lithuania.

squeeze past LatviaSlovakia register first winSlovakia had managed a solitary draw in five previous games at the Štadión pod Dubňom and any hope of breaking the spell dwindled when Darvydas Šernas broke the deadlock against the run of play on 19 minutes. Martin Jakubko restored parity before half-time, though, and the home team piled on the pressure, twice hitting the woodwork, to no avail. The end result was nevertheless as it was when these sides met in Vilnius in September: 1-1.

It was a scoreline that suited neither team's FIFA World Cup aspirations. Slovakia began with particular purpose, forcing Lithuania goalkeeper Žydrunas Karčemarskas into early action. The visitors rolled the blows before Šernas delivered the sucker punch from the edge of the area. The home team regrouped, and while Marek Hamšík squandered a great chance Jakubko would not do the same five minutes before the interval, acrobatically finding the net.

It set up a breathless second half as Róbert Mak, on his competitive debut, wasted two chances for Slovakia and Marek Sapara's free-kick struck the crossbar. Juraj Kucka volleyed against the upright and Martin Škrtel's header was saved and Lithuania almost stole the points at the death; Šernas fired just wide.

Standings Group G
P Pts
Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 13
Greece 5 10
Slovakia 5 8
Lithuania 5 5
Latvia 5 4
Liechtenstein 5 1

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Lithuanian Squad for WCQ against Greece (Jun 07)

Goalkeepers - Emilijus ZUBAS [GKS Belchatow (POL), Armantas VITKAUSKAS [VMFD Zalgiris Vilnius], Paulius GRYBAUSKAS [Skonto Riga (LVA)];
Defenders - Marius STANKEVICIUS [SSC Lazio Roma (ITA)], Arunas KLIMAVICIUS [Zhetysu Taldykorgan (KAZ)], Tomas MIKUCKIS [SKA-Energia Khabarovsk (RUS)], Tadas KIJANSKAS [Korona Kielce (POL)], Vytautas ANDRIUSKEVICIUS [Djurgardens IF Stockholm (SWE)], Valdemar BOROVSKIJ [Skonto Riga (LVA)], Saulius MIKOLIUNAS [FC Sevastopol (UKR)], Mantas FRIDRIKAS [FC Siauliai], Andrius BARTKUS [Atlantas Klaipeda];
Midfielders - Deividas CESNAUSKIS [FC Baki (AZE)], Edgaras CESNAUSKIS [FC Rostov (RUS)], Mindaugas PANKA [Ruch Chorzow (POL)], Arvydas NOVIKOVAS [Heats of Midlothian (SCO)], Mindaugas KALONAS [Ravan Baki (AZE)], Kestutis IVASKEVICIUS [Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv [ISR)], Vytautas LUKSA [Polonia Warszaw (POL)], Fiodoras CERNYCH [Dnepr Mogilyov (BLR)], Arturas ZULPA [VMFD Zalgiris Vilnius];
Forwards - Deivydas MATULEVICIUS [CS Pandurii Targu Jiu (ROM)], Evaldas RAZULIS [Atlantas Klaipeda], Tadas ELIOSIUS [Atlantas Klaipeda].
Coach - Csaba LASZLO (HUN).

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Football: The Hellahs travel to Vilnius
Alex Tigani | The Lithuania Tribune
The Greek national football team will travel to Lithuania this week for the first time since 1994.
Known in the football world as ‘The Hellahs’, the Greek side has participated in two FIFA World Cup tournaments (1994 & 2010) and will commence the second half of its qualifying campaign as favourite’s against Lithuania this Thursday night.
The last time these two sides played off was in September last year in a match which would see Greece withstand the might of the Baltic nation thanks to two second half goals by Parma F.C midfielder Sotiris Ninis and Olympiacos striker Konstantinos ‘Kostas’ Mitroglou.
Greece currently sits second on the UEFA Group G qualifying table on 10 points behind Bosnia and Herzegovina who remain undefeated on 13 points.
Though only the highest placed nation of each group will be rewarded with automatic qualification into the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the nation which finishes second will be rewarded with a double chance.
Slovakia’s eight points keep its nation in the race on third spot; however, with a tough run home, including two matches against Bosnia and Herzegovina, the 2010 tournament participants seem unlikely to return to the world stage.
Lithuania sit fourth with five points to its name after a recording a 2:0 win over the Liechtenstein in addition to two consecutive 1:1 draws with Slovakia.
Sitting above Latvia and Liechtenstein with 5 points, Lithuania may still be able to clinch the second spot on the table as five of its final six qualifying matches will be played on home soil (away match will be played in Latvia, just a goal-keeper’s kick down the road).
In conclusion, Lithuania will go into this match with proud history on its shoulders however the ranking difference of 105-placings has already been worsened by the suspension of Deividas Šemberas.
Sadly, I will predict the Hellahs to record their first win on Lithuanian soil, perhaps in a high scoring 3:1 affair?
A win for Lithuania will mean:
- It will remain on fourth place in the group unless they defeat Greece by five goals or more (and Liechtenstein prevail over powerhouse Slovakia) in which case the promotion to third spot is adequate.
- It will celebrate its first win over Greece since 1995, which was a 2-1 victory for the newly Independent nation.
A win for Greece will mean:
- It’s first win on Lithuanian soil since first competing in 1995.
- A closer step forward to its return to the FIFA top ten nations (currently thirteenth).
Players to watch:
Evaldas Razulis may get the late call up to play in his first FIFA World Cup qualifying match. Since making his International debut against Albania, scoring Lithuania’s only goal in its 4:1 defeat, Razulis has had a rapid run at domestic level.
The 26 year-old led the Lithuanian ‘A-Lyga’ goal-kicking tally with 10 majors at the start of the month. Remarkably 5 of those goals were scored in the space of 26 minutes in his Atlantas Klaipėda side’s 6:1 win over Dainava Alytus.
Georgios Karagounis looks set to become the first Greek to play 125 international matches, the question is will he reach the milestone in his first match against Lithuania?
The Greek Captain was unable to represent his nation when these two sides last met; a rare absence from the international line-up he has ridden the bumps with since 1999

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My Big Fat Greek Football match: Lithuania remains winless for 2013
Alex Tigani | The Lithuania Tribune
The Lithuanian national football team commenced the second half of its FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign in a nail-biting 0:1 defeat against football powerhouse Greece.
When Lithuania lined up for the Himnas (national anthem) just a few minutes prior to kick-off, the significance of its match had struck.
They would be representing their country, in desperate need of a win for World Cup qualification, against a football powerhouse which had a world-class ranking (16th in the world).
However, with 8,500 of Vilnius’ finest fans singing over their shoulders, the Lithuanians knew it was time triumph over the Hellahs – just like they did in 1995 across the Neris river at the old Žalgiris Stadium.
The absence of head goalkeeper and two time Lithuanian footballer of the year, Žydrūnas Karčemarskas would not be a problem for Manager Csaba Lazlo who promoted Emilijus Zubas following his remarkable form in the Polish league this year.
Just sixteen minutes into the match Zubas stamped his authority with Greece’s Theofanis Gekas who’s misconduct and cheeky shepherding technique led to a fiery altercation following a corner kick.
Lithuania’s midfielders would be caught off guard three minutes later however as José Holebas jolted down the broadcasting wing, crossing a cleverly crafted ball for teammate Lazaros Christodoulopoulos to score.
Christodoulopoulos, who is a regular in Bologna’s line-up in the Serie-A (Italian League) had not scored a goal for his national team until that point in time.
Lithuania 0:1 Greece.
The home side’s Captain, and Lithuanian footballer of the year for 2009 and 2010, Marius Stankevičius had a chance to level the scores at the 29th minute mark.
Unfortunately, his free kick directly on goal would drift a metre above the cross bar.
After receiving a yellow card in the first half the visitors’ Captain Georgios Karagounis was almost able to redeem, crossing the ball for a Gekas ‘header’ goal.
Gekas’ header would not be able to get past Zubas in just his 2nd International game for Lithuania.
Minutes later Lithuanian Kęstutis Ivaškevičius responded with a long range shot for Lithuania however the 27-year-old’s shot would decrease its speed on impact toward goal.
Ivaškevičius would muster up Lithuania’s closest opportunity yet at the 59th minute mark by dribbling the ball between three Greek defenders before launching a strike from a similar position.
Though Greece’s goal-keeper was unable to reach the ball in his defensive box, the shot would drift an arm’s length to the right of goal; a false alarm for the Lithuanian fans on the merge of celebration.
Greece’s dominance around the ball would be strengthened with the substitution Gekas for Dimitris Salpingidis, a veteran International football in his 67th match for Greece.
Lithuania would do the opposite a few plays later, omitting veteran midfielder Saulius Mikoliūnas in his 58th International cap for Artūras Žulpa.
Žulpa, who has been influential as a midfielder for Žalgiris Vilnius so far this season, would make his debut for Lithuania’s national side that night having only played in nine previous games for his nation’s U21 team prior.
However his milestone would be dampened as Greece continued to control the flow of the match.
Tadas Eliošius and Deividas Česnauskis were also granted game time in the 86th minute however by then Lithuania had lost its composure.
Greece was unlucky not to finish off the match with a desperately needed 2:0 scoreline after a Salpingidis bullet shot would escape the reach of Zubas, only to deflect off the cross bar.
The remaining group G matches saw Bosnia & Herzegovina thrash Latvia 5:0 while Slovakia bounced back from a well contested Liechtenstein to record a 1:1 draw.

Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BzsNoK0FP0
Full game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRH1tXy0ETg

07.06.2013. 21:45. Vilnius. LFF. 8500. Olegario BENQUERENCA (Portugal).
LTU: 1-Emilijus ZUBAS [GKS Belchatow (POL)], 20-Valdemar BOROVSKIJ [Skonto Riga (LVA)], 4-Tadas KIJANSKAS [Korona Kielce (POL)], 5-Tomas MIKUCKIS [SKA-Energia Khabarovsk (RUS)], 13-Saulius MIKOLIUNAS [FC Sevastopol (UKR)] (73' 19-Arturas ZULPA [VMFD Zalgiris Vilnius]), 23-Marius STANKEVICIUS [SSC Lazio Roma (ITA)], 8-Edgaras CESNAUSKIS [FC Rostov (RUS)], 14-Kestutis IVASKEVICIUS [Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv [ISR)] (86' 7-Deividas CESNAUSKIS [FC Baki (AZE)]), 17-Mindaugas KALONAS [Ravan Baki (AZE)], 18-Mindaugas PANKA [Ruch Chorzow (POL)], 9-Deivydas MATULEVICIUS [CS Pandurii Targu Jiu (ROM)] (86' 11-Tadas ELIOSIUS [Atlantas Klaipeda]).
Coach: Csaba LASZLO (HUN). Captain: Marius STANKEVICIUS. Substitudes:12-Paulius GRYBAUSKAS [Skonto Riga (LVA)], 3-Vaidotas SILENAS [VMFD Zalgiris Vilnius], 6-Mantas KUKLYS [VMFD Zalgiris Vilnius], 14-Andrius BARTKUS [Atlantas Klaipeda], 15-Arunas KLIMAVICIUS [Zhetysu Taldykorgan (KAZ)], 17-Vytautas LUKSA [Polonia Warszaw (POL)], 21-Egidijus VAITKUNAS [VMFD Zalgiris Vilnius], 22-Fiodoras CERNYCH [Dnepr Mogilyov (BLR)].
GRE: 1-Orestis KARNEZIS [Panathinaikos FC Athens], 2-Giannis MANIATIS [Olympiacos FC Piraeus], 4-Kostas MANOLAS [Olympiacos FC Piraeus], 15-Vasilis TOROSIDIS [AS Roma (ITA)], 19-Sokratis PAPASTHATHOPOULOS [Werder Bremen (GER)], 20-Jose HOLEBAS [Olympiacos FC Piraeus] (45+1' 3-Giorgios TSAVELAS [AS Monaco (FRA)]), 21-Kostas KATSOURANIS [PAOK FC Thessaloniki ] (85' 6-Alexandros TZIOLIS [APOEL Nicosia (CYP)]), 10-Giorgios KARAGOUNIS [Fulham FC (ENG)], 16-Lazaros CHRISTODOUPOULOS [Bologna FC (ITA)], 17-Theofanis GEKAS [Akhisar Belediyespor GS (TUR)] (65' 14-Dimitris SALPINGIDIS [PAOK FC Thessaloniki]), 7-Giorgios SAMARAS [Celtic FC Glasgow (SCO)].
Coach: Fernando SANTOS (POR). Captain: Giorgios KARAGOUNIS. Substitudes: 13-Michalis SIFAKIS [Charleroi SC (BEL)], 8-Panagiotis KONE [Bologna FC (ITA)], 9-Kostas MITROGLOU [Olympiacos FC Piraeus], 11-Loukas VYNTRA [Levante UD Valencia (ESP)], 18-Sotiris NINIS [Parma FC (ITA)], 22-Kostas FORTOUNIS [1.FC Kaiserslautern (GER)], 23-Panagiotis TACHTSIDIS [AS Roma (ITA)].
Booked: 58' Edgaras CESNAUSKIS; 35' Giorgios KARAGOUNIS, 55' Giorgios SAMARAS, 78' Dimitris SALPINGIDIS.

2013 Lithuanian National Men’s Fixture:
Latvia v Lithuania (6 September, 2013)
Lithuania v Liechtenstein (10September, 2013)
Lithuania v Latvia (11 October, 2013)
Lithuania v Bosnia & Herzegovina (15 October, 2013)
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