|Nickname(s)||Tricolors (The Tricolours)|
|Association|| Andorran Football Federation |
(Federació Andorrana de Futbol)
|Head coach||Koldo Álvarez|
|Most caps||Ildefons Lima (132)|
|Top scorer||Ildefons Lima (11)|
|Home stadium||Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella|
|Current||156 2 (12 August 2021)|
|Highest||125 (September 2005)|
|Lowest||206 (December 2011)|
| Andorra 1–6 Estonia |
(Andorra la Vella, Andorra; 13 November 1996)
| Andorra 2–0 Belarus |
(Aixovall, Andorra; 26 April 2000)
Andorra 2–0 Albania
(Andorra la Vella, Andorra; 17 April 2002)
San Marino 0–2 Andorra
(Serravalle, San Marino; 22 February 2017)
Andorra 2–0 San Marino
(Andorra la Vella, Andorra; 2 September 2021)
| Czech Republic 8–1 Andorra |
(Liberec, Czech Republic; 4 June 2005)
Croatia 7–0 Andorra
(Zagreb, Croatia; 7 October 2006)
Portugal 7–0 Andorra
(Lisbon, Portugal; 11 November 2020)
The Andorra national football team (Catalan : Selecció de futbol d'Andorra) represents Andorra in association football and is controlled by the Andorran Football Federation, the governing body for football in Andorra. The team has enjoyed very little success due to the Principality's tiny population, the fifth smallest of any UEFA country (only Liechtenstein, San Marino, Gibraltar and the Faroe Islands are smaller).
Andorra's first official game was a 6–1 defeat in a friendly match to Estonia in 1996. Since the qualifying rounds for the UEFA Euro 2000 tournament, Andorra have competed in qualifying for every European Championship and World Cup but have had very little success. They have only ever won eight matches.
Though the Andorran Football Federation formed in 1994,and the domestic league started in 1995, the national team could not participate in major championships until it gained affiliation with governing bodies FIFA and UEFA in 1996. The national team played its first match against Estonia in Andorra La Vella and lost 6–1.
Andorra's first match in a FIFA-sanctioned competition was a 3–1 loss to Armenia on 5 September 1998 in a qualifier for UEFA Euro 2000. Andorra lost all ten qualifiers for the tournament.The team particularly struggled in away matches; each loss was by at least three goals. Andorra scored only three goals, two of which were penalties, and two of which were in the away matches. Andorra conceded 28 goals, and their biggest defeat of the qualifiers was a 6–1 away loss to Russia.
For their first World Cup qualifying campaign, Andorra were drawn in a group with Cyprus, Estonia, Ireland, the Netherlands and Portugal.They lost their opening match 1–0 to Estonia. In the next game, they lost 3–2 to Cyprus but scored their first World Cup qualifying goals. They were again defeated by Estonia, this time 2–1. They lost all their matches and their only away goal was in a 3–1 loss against Ireland. Their worst defeat was 7–1 to Portugal on a neutral ground in Lleida, Spain. Andorra finished the campaign with no points and conceded 36 goals in ten matches.
In the team's qualification campaign for Euro 2004 they again lost every game. They scored their only goal in a 2–1 away loss to Bulgaria.In this competition the scores were closer than before as they lost 3–0 to Bulgaria, Croatia and Belgium, 2–0 twice to Estonia, 2–0 to Croatia and 1–0 to Belgium.
By Andorran standards, qualification for the 2006 World Cup was successful. They won their first competitive game 1–0 at home against Macedonia. Andorra midfielder Marc Bernaus, who played in the Spanish second division, received a long throw in off his chest and volleyed in a goal early in the second half.After the game, Macedonia coach Dragan Kanatlarovski resigned and called the game "a shameful outcome, a humiliation." Andorra also drew two matches, 0–0 in Macedonia and 0–0 at home against Finland.
In Euro 2008 qualifying, Andorra again lost every game.The closest game was against Russia, a 1–0 defeat on 21 November 2007. Their biggest defeat was a 7–0 loss to Croatia in Andorra La Vella, which is their worst defeat in UEFA competitions and matched their loss to the Czech Republic as their largest losing deficit. Andorra scored only two goals and conceded 42 in a total of 12 games. In 2010 World Cup qualifying, Andorra lost all ten matches. For the tournament, they scored three goals, in defeats to Belarus and Kazakhstan, and conceded 39 goals, including six in a defeat to England, the largest margin in the group.
Qualifying for UEFA Euro 2012 ended in familiar fashion; they lost all ten matches, scoring only one goal and conceding 25; their best results were two one-goal losses to Slovakia and a 3–1 loss in Ireland.The 2014 World Cup qualifying tournament was even more disastrous. Andorra lost all their matches while conceding 30 goals and not scoring.
During 2016 UEFA Euro qualifying, Andorra again lost all of its ten games but scored four goals, setting a national team record for goals scored in a European Championship qualifying group. On 22 February 2017, Andorra beat San Marino away 2–0 in a friendly match, ending with 12 years and 132 days without winning any match.On 9 June 2017, Andorra beat Hungary 1–0 in a World Cup home qualifier with a goal by Marc Rebés, their first victory in a competitive match since 2004. Thanks to these two wins and a draw against the Faroe Islands on 6 July 2017, Andorra progressed 57 positions in the FIFA rankings to 129th, its second best position ever. On 21 March 2018, Rebés scored the only goal of a friendly win over Liechtenstein in Spain, giving Andorra their third victory of the last 13 months and sixth of all time.
In 2018, Andorra made its debut in the newly created UEFA Nations League. They played in Group 1 of League D, where they finished at the bottom of the group with four ties and two losses, finishing unbeaten at home.[ citation needed ]
On 11 October 2019, Andorra won 1–0 against Moldova in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying competition, thus ending a 56-match winless run in Euro qualifiers. [ citation needed ]One month later, the team earned one more point after an away draw against Albania, thus avoiding for the first time to end a qualifying round in the last position.
From 1996 until 2014, Andorra played their home matches at the Comunal d'Andorra la Vella, in the capital city of Andorra la Vella. This stadium has a capacity of 1,800 and also hosts the matches of club sides FC Andorra and the Andorran Premier League. [ citation needed ]On 9 September 2014, the national team began playing at the new Estadi Nacional with a capacity of 3,306.
Andorra have occasionally played home matches outside their borders. For example, Andorra hosted France and England in the 2000 European Championship, 2008 European Championship and 2010 World Cup qualifiers in the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys in Barcelona, which was the home of RCD Espanyol between 1997 and 2009.
Andorra's lopsided win-loss record gives them a lowly reputation in world football. The nation has only won four competitive fixtures, World Cup qualifying matches against Macedonia in 2004 and Hungary in 2017, both by 1–0; San Marino in 2021 by 2–0 and a European Championship qualifying match against Moldova in 2019 by 1–0; and three friendly games against Belarus and Albania at home and San Marino away, all of them by 2–0.
With the fourth smallest population of any UEFA country,until the admission of Gibraltar, the talent pool is small. Players are predominantly amateurs because the Andorra domestic league is only part-time. Since Andorra began playing in 1996, their average FIFA ranking is 163.
Manuel Miluir was the first coach of the team and managed their first three matches of European Championship qualifying. He departed in 1999 to make way for David Rodrigo, whose first competitive match was a 2–0 European Championship qualifying defeat at home to Iceland on 27 March of that year. Rodrigo had been in charge of the team until February 2010, when it was announced that Koldo would take over this role.
|1930 to 1998||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|2002||Did not qualify||6th||10||0||0||10||5||36|
|2022||To be determined||5th||6||1||0||5||4||14|
|2026||To be determined|
Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks; correct as of 31 March 2021 after the match against Hungary.
|1960 to 1996||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|2000||Did not qualify||6th||10||0||0||10||3||28|
|2024||To be determined||To be determined|
Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks; correct as of 17 November 2019 after the match against Turkey.
|UEFA Nations League record|
|2022–23||D||To be determined|
|3 September 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League||Latvia||0–0||Andorra||Riga, Latvia|
|20:45||Report||Stadium: Daugava Stadium|
|6 September 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League||Andorra||0–1||Faroe Islands||Andorra la Vella, Andorra|
|15:00||Report||Stadium: Estadi Nacional |
Referee: Harald Lechner (Austria)
|7 October 2020 Friendly||Andorra||1–2||Cape Verde||Andorra la Vella, Andorra|
|20:45||Report||Stadium: Estadi Nacional|
|10 October 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League||Andorra||0–0||Malta||Andorra la Vella, Andorra|
|20:45||Report||Stadium: Estadi Nacional |
Referee: Alain Durieux (Luxembourg)
|13 October 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League||Faroe Islands||2–0||Andorra||Tórshavn, Faroe Islands|
|20:45||Report||Stadium: Tórsvøllur |
Referee: Antti Munukka (Finland)
|11 November 2020Friendly||Portugal||7–0||Andorra||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Report||Stadium: Estádio da Luz |
Referee: Alain Bieri (Switzerland)
|14 November 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League||Malta||3–1||Andorra||Ta' Qali, Malta|
|15:00||Report||Stadium: National Stadium |
Referee: Peter Kralović (Slovakia)
|25 March 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Andorra||0–1||Albania||Andorra la Vella, Andorra|
|Report||Stadium: Estadi Nacional |
Referee: Volen Chinkov (Bulgaria)
|28 March 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Poland||3–0||Andorra||Warsaw, Poland|
|20:45||Report||Stadium: Stadion Wojska Polskiego |
Referee: Erik Lambrechts (Belgium)
|31 March 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Andorra||1–4||Hungary||Andorra la Vella, Andorra|
|20:45||Report||Stadium: Estadi Nacional |
Referee: Vilhjalmur Thorarinsson (Iceland)
|3 June 2021 Friendly||Andorra||1–4||Republic of Ireland||Andorra la Vella, Andorra|
|19:00 UTC+2||Report||Stadium: Estadi Nacional |
Referee: Xavier Estrada Fernández (Spain)
|7 June 2021 Friendly||Andorra||0–0||Gibraltar||Andorra la Vella, Andorra|
|20:45||Report||Stadium: Estadi Nacional |
Referee: Philip Farrugia (Malta)
|2 September 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Andorra||2–0||San Marino||Andorra la Vella, Andorra|
|Report||Stadium: Estadi Nacional |
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (Denmark)
|5 September 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||England||4–0||Andorra||London, England|
|Report||Stadium: Wembley Stadium |
Referee: Anastasios Papapetrou (Greece)
|8 September 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Hungary||2–1||Andorra||Budapest, Hungary|
|20:45||Report||Stadium: Puskás Aréna |
Referee: Rade Obrenovič (Slovenia)
|Positive balance (more Wins)|
|Neutral balance (Wins = Losses)|
|Negative balance (more Losses)|
|Republic of Ireland||2001||2021||5||0||0||5||%||3||15||–12|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||2015||2015||2||0||0||2||%||0||6||–6|
|United Arab Emirates||2018||2018||1||0||1||0||50%||0||0||0|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||2015||2015||1||0||0||1||%||0||1||–1|
The following players were called up for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Hungary on 8 September 2021.
Caps and goals correct as of 8 September 2021, after the match against Hungary.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Josep Gómes||3 December 1985||76||0||Inter d'Escaldes|
|12||GK||Iker Álvarez||25 July 2001||3||0||Villarreal B|
|13||GK||Xisco Pires||25 January 1998||2||0||Manchego|
|6||DF||Ildefons Lima (Captain)||10 December 1979||132||11||Inter d'Escaldes|
|15||DF||Moisés San Nicolás||17 September 1993||63||0||Atlètic d'Escaldes|
|5||DF||Emili García||11 January 1989||57||1||Inter d'Escaldes|
|21||DF||Marc García||21 March 1988||51||0||Montañesa|
|20||DF||Max Llovera||8 January 1997||45||1||San Cristóbal|
|17||DF||Joan Cervós||24 February 1998||29||0||Castelldefels|
|3||DF||Albert Alavedra||26 February 1999||9||0||Pobla Mafumet|
|8||MF||Márcio Vieira||10 October 1984||107||0||Atlético Monzón|
|7||MF||Marc Pujol||21 August 1982||97||3||FC Santa Coloma|
|2||MF||Cristian Martínez||16 October 1989||74||5||FC Santa Coloma|
|11||MF||Sergi Moreno||25 November 1987||73||0||Inter d'Escaldes|
|23||MF||Jordi Rubio||1 November 1987||53||0||Inter d'Escaldes|
|10||MF||Ludovic Clemente||9 May 1986||42||0||Inter d'Escaldes|
|4||MF||Xavier Vieira||14 January 1992||4||0||Atlètic d'Escaldes|
|14||FW||Jordi Aláez||23 January 1998||41||1||Manchego|
|16||FW||Àlex Martínez||10 October 1998||37||1||Atlètic d'Escaldes|
|9||FW||Aarón Sánchez||5 June 1996||25||0||Atlètic d'Escaldes|
|19||FW||Ricard Fernández||19 March 1999||17||0||Formentera|
|22||FW||Víctor Bernat||17 May 1987||8||0||UE Santa Coloma|
The following players have been called up to the Andorra squad in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Víctor Silveiro||15 April 1997||0||0||Ordino||v. Latvia , 17 November 2020|
|DF||Txus Rubio||9 September 1994||30||0||Inter d'Escaldes||v. England , 5 September 2021|
|DF||Christian García||4 February 1999||4||0||Tarazona||v. England , 5 September 2021|
|DF||Eric de Pablos||8 March 1999||1||0||FC Santa Coloma||v. Gibraltar , 7 June 2021|
|DF||Adri Rodrígues||14 August 1988||18||0||Atlètic d'Escaldes||v. Hungary , 28 March 2021|
|MF||Marc Vales||4 April 1990||75||4||Sandefjord||v. England , 5 September 2021|
|MF||Marc Rebés||3 July 1994||42||3||Stade Beaucairois||v. England , 5 September 2021|
|MF||Sebas Gómez||1 November 1983||32||0||Engordany||v. Latvia , 17 November 2020|
|MF||Luis Blanco||15 January 1990||2||0||FC Santa Coloma||v. Latvia , 17 November 2020|
|MF||Marc Ferré||11 January 1994||3||0||UE Santa Coloma||v. Faroe Islands , 13 October 2020|
|MF||Albert Reyes||24 March 1996||1||0||UE Santa Coloma||v. Faroe Islands , 13 October 2020|
|FW||Luigi San Nicolás||28 June 1992||6||0||Atlètic d'Escaldes||v. Hungary , 28 March 2021|
PRE Preliminary squad.
RET: player retired from international football
INJ: player withdrewed due to injury
Most capped players
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The Serbia national football team represents Serbia in men's international football competition. It is controlled by the Football Association of Serbia, the governing body for football in Serbia.
The Faroe Islands national football team represents the Faroe Islands in association football and is governed by the Faroe Islands Football Association (FSF). The FSF became a member of FIFA in 1988 and UEFA in 1990 and represents the fourth-smallest UEFA country by population.
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