Austria national football team

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Austria
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Nickname(s) Das Team (The Team)
Burschen (The Boys)
Unsere Burschen (Our Boys)
Association Österreichischer Fußball-Bund (ÖFB)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Franco Foda [1]
Captain Julian Baumgartlinger
Most caps Andi Herzog (103)
Top scorer Toni Polster (44)
Home stadium Ernst-Happel-Stadion
FIFA code AUT
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current 29 Decrease2.svg 6 (16 September 2021) [2]
Highest10 (March–June 2016)
Lowest105 (July 2008)
First international
Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg  Austria 5–0 Hungary  Flag of Hungary (1848-1849, 1867-1869).svg
(Vienna, Austria; 12 October 1902)
Biggest win
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 9–0 Malta  Flag of Malta.svg
(Salzburg, Austria; 30 April 1977)
Biggest defeat
Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg  Austria 1–11 England  Flag of England.svg
(Vienna, Austria; 8 June 1908)
World Cup
Appearances7 (first in 1934 )
Best resultThird place (1954)
European Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2008 )
Best resultRound of 16 (2020)

The Austria national football team (German : Österreichische Fußballnationalmannschaft) represents Austria in men's international football competition and it is controlled by the Austrian Football Association (German: Österreichischer Fußballbund). Austria has qualified for seven FIFA World Cups, most recently in 1998. The country played in the UEFA European Championship for the first time in 2008, when it co-hosted the event with Switzerland, and most recently qualified in 2020.

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History

Pre-World War II

The Austrian Football Association ("ÖFB") was founded on 18 March 1904 in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Max Scheuer, a Jewish defender who played for the Austria national football team in 1923, was subsequently killed during the Holocaust in Auschwitz concentration camp. [4] [5] [6] The team enjoyed success in the 1930s under coach Hugo Meisl, becoming a dominant side in Europe and earning the nickname "Wunderteam". The team's star was Matthias Sindelar. On 16 May 1931, they were the first continental European side to defeat Scotland. In the 1934 FIFA World Cup, Austria finished fourth after losing 1–0 to Italy in the semi-finals and 3–2 to Germany in the third place play-off. They were runners-up in the 1936 Olympics in Germany, again losing to Italy 2–1, despite having been beaten in the quarter-finals by Peru, following the Peruvians' withdrawal. However, according to an investigation, the surprise victory by Peru was deliberately annulled by Adolf Hitler to favour the Austrians.

The team then qualified for the 1938 World Cup finals, but Austria was annexed to Germany in the Anschluss on 12 March of that year. On 28 March, FIFA was notified that the ÖFB had been abolished, resulting in the nation's withdrawal from the World Cup. [7] Instead, the German team would represent the former Austrian territory. Theoretically, a united team could have been an even stronger force than each of the separate ones, but German coach Sepp Herberger had little time and very few matches to prepare and merge the very different styles of play and attitude. The former Austrian professionals outplayed the rather athletic yet amateur players of the "Old Empire" in a "reunification" derby that was supposed to finish as a draw, yet in the waning minutes, the Austrians scored twice, with Matthias Sindelar also demonstratively missing the German goal, and subsequently declining to be capped for Germany. In a later rematch, the Germans took revenge, winning 9–1. In early April, Herberger inquired whether two separate teams could enter anyway, but "Reichssportführer" Hans von Tschammer und Osten made clear that he expected to see a 5:6 or 6:5 ratio of players from the two hitherto teams. As a result, five players from Austria Wien, Rapid Wien and Vienna Wien were part of the team that only managed a 1–1 draw in Round 1 against Switzerland, which required a rematch. With Rapid Wien's forward Hans Pesser having been sent off, and not satisfied with two others, Herberger had to alter the line-up on six positions to fulfill the 6:5 quota again. The all-German team led the Swiss 2–0 after 15 minutes, but eventually lost 4–2 in Paris in front of a rather anti-German French and Swiss crowd, as few German supporters were able to travel to France due to German restrictions on foreign currency exchange.

After World War II

Austria national football team in 1958 with the following players - from left to right, standing; Walter Horak, Ernst Happel, Karl Koller, Alfred Korner, Paul Halla, Walter Schleger; crouched: Helmut Senekowitsch, Gerhard Hanappi, Rudolf Szanwald, Franz Swoboda and Johann Buzek. Osterrike 1958.jpg
Austria national football team in 1958 with the following players – from left to right, standing; Walter Horak, Ernst Happel, Karl Koller, Alfred Körner, Paul Halla, Walter Schleger; crouched: Helmut Senekowitsch, Gerhard Hanappi, Rudolf Szanwald, Franz Swoboda and Johann Buzek.

After World War II, Austria was again separated from Germany. Austria's best result came in 1954 with a team starring midfielder Ernst Ocwirk. They lost in the semi-finals 6–1 to eventual champions Germany, but finished third after beating defending champions Uruguay 3–1. Over the years, a strong yet mainly lopsided rivalry with Germany developed.

At the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, the Austrian team was a disappointment. Defeats to the eventual champions Brazil, the emerging Soviet Union and a draw against a weakened England (who were rebuilding after the loss of several of their key players due to the Munich air disaster) prevented the team from reaching the next round. Still holding to the great popularity in the country, under new coach Decker they again made an international sensation in the era. In front of a record crowd of over 90,000 spectators, made possible by the expansion of Prater Stadium, the team could beat the Soviet Union 3–1 and Spain 3–0. However, due to lack of money, Austria decided not to participate at the 1962 World Cup in Chile, and the team fell apart. The abrupt end of Austria's success in the post-war period led to the clear 0–6 loss against Czechoslovakia in 1962, from which many players and also Karl Decker did not recover.

After the end of Decker era, the team was unable for a long time to connect to the old successes; these were limited mostly only to surprise victories in individual games. Due to the great popularity of the Austrian team, on 20 October 1965, Austria succeeded as the third team of the continent to defeat England at home. Two goals in a 3–2 victory were achieved by Toni Fritsch, who was then nicknamed "Wembley Toni". However, in the same year, Austria failed for the first time to qualify for the World Cup in the 1966 edition, ending third against a still-strong Hungary and East Germany; they only earned a draw. In the summer of 1968, Leopold Šťastný, the successful Slovak coach of Wacker Innsbruck, took over the national team. Despite failing to qualify for the 1970 World Cup, the new coach emphasized developing new players rather than relying on the old guard. Supported by a large football euphoria, Austria came very close to qualifying for the 1974 World Cup in Germany. The qualifying round was tied for first place between Austria and Sweden, despite tiebreakers based on points and goal difference, therefore a playoff was needed for qualifying, held in Gelsenkirchen. In order to have enough time to prepare, the championship round was suspended[ clarification needed ] and the stadium in Gelsenkirchen was prepared five days before the playoff. On snow-covered ground, Austria lost 1–2, but with numerous missed chances such as hitting the crossbar.

1970s and 1980s

Anchored by Herbert Prohaska and striker Hans Krankl, and backed up by Bruno Pezzey, Austria reached the World Cup in 1978 and 1982 and both times reached the second round, held in team group matches that replaced the knockout quarter-finals. This Austria team, coached by Helmut Senekowitsch, is widely regarded as the best post-World War II Austrian football team ever.

In the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, they had lost two matches and would almost surely finish last in their second round group of four teams, but they put in a special effort for their last game in Córdoba against West Germany, which had still chances of qualifying for the final. The Austrians also denied the defending world champion a trip to the third place match, beating them 3–2 by two goals of Hans Krankl, plus an own goal. The celebrating report of the radio commentator Edi Finger ("I werd narrisch!") became famous in Austria, where it is considered the "Miracle of Cordoba", while the West Germans regard the game and the Austrian behaviour as a disgrace.

During the 1982 World Cup in Spain, Austria and West Germany met again, in the last match of the group stage. Because the other two teams in the group had played their last match the previous day, both teams knew that a West German win by one goal would see both through, while all other results would eliminate one team or the other. After ten minutes of furious attack, Horst Hrubesch scored for West Germany and the two teams mainly kicked the ball around for 80 minutes with few attempts to attack. The match became known as the "non-aggression pact of Gijón". Algeria had also won two matches, including a shocking surprise over West Germany in the opener, but among the three teams that had won two matches, was eliminated based on goal difference, having conceded two late goals in their 3–2 win over Chile. The Algerian supporters were furious, and even the Austrian and West German fans showed themselves to be extremely unhappy with the nature of their progression. As a result of this match, all future tournaments would see the last group matches played simultaneously. Austria and Northern Ireland were eliminated by losing to France in the second round group stage of three teams.

1990s

Led by striker Toni Polster, Austria qualified for the 1990 World Cup but were eliminated in the first round, despite defeating the United States 2–1. Much worse was the stunning 1–0 loss against the Faroe Islands, a team made of amateurs, in the qualifying campaign for the 1992 European Championship, considered [ by whom? ] the worst embarrassment in any Austrian team sport ever, and one of the biggest upsets in footballing history. The game was played in Landskrona, Sweden, because there were no grass fields on the Faroe Islands. It was a sign for things to come. Austria suffered another couple of years of botched qualifying campaigns, despite playing some entertaining football in the closing stages of UEFA Euro 1996 qualification.

In the 1998 World Cup, Austria were drawn in Group B alongside Italy, Cameroon and Chile. Their appearance was brief but eventful, as they managed the curious feat of only scoring in stoppage time in each of their matches. Against Cameroon, Pierre Njanka's goal was cancelled out by Toni Polster's late strike. In their second match, it was Ivica Vastić who curled a last minute equalizer, cancelling out Marcelo Salas' disputed opener. Austria were not so fortunate in their crucial, final match at the Stade de France. Italy scored twice after half-time: a header from Christian Vieri and a tap-in from Roberto Baggio. Andi Herzog's stoppage time penalty kept up Austria's unusual scoring pattern, but was not enough to prevent Austria finishing third in the group, behind the Italians and Chileans.

21st century

2000s – Decline

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Austria national football team before the match against Spain, November 2009

After 1998, Austria began to decline. They failed to qualify for the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2000, and suffered embarrassment (similar to the Faroe Islands loss) when they lost 9–0 to Spain and 5–0 to Israel in 1999. In 2006, Josef Hickersberger became coach of the Austria national team, which included some respectable results such as a 1–0 victory against Switzerland in 2006.

Austria qualified automatically for Euro 2008 as co-hosts. Their first major tournament in a decade, most commentators regarded them as outsiders and whipping-boys for Germany, Croatia and Poland in the group stage. Many of their home supporters were in agreement and 10,000 Austrians signed a petition demanding Austria withdraw from the tournament to spare the nation's embarrassment. [8] However, Austria performed better than expected. They managed a 1–1 draw with Poland and lost 1–0 to both favoured Croatia and Germany.

Shortly after Austria's first-round exit from the tournament, Hickersberger resigned as the national team coach. Karel Brückner, who had resigned as head coach of the Czech Republic after that country's first round exit from Euro 2008, was soon named as his replacement. After only eight months, Brückner was released in March 2009 and the position was subsequently taken by Didi Constantini.

2010s – Revival and decline

In the qualifying campaign for Euro 2012, the Austrians played against Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Turkey and Germany.

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2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA), Group C

Over the next few years, the Austrian team saw a major renaissance. A number of players from the 2007 U-20 team that finished fourth in the World Cup that year ended up developing and becoming full starters for the senior squad, including Sebastian Prödl, Markus Suttner, Martin Harnik, Veli Kavlak, Erwin Hoffer, Zlatko Junuzović and Rubin Okotie.

The team failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but finished in third place with a 5–2–3 record with 17 points and a +10 goal difference in their qualifying group. There were a number of notable results, such as home victories over the Republic of Ireland and Sweden, as well as a narrow home defeat to Germany and a 2–2 draw in Ireland in the rematch.

The Euro 2016 qualifying campaign was even more successful. Again, the Austrians battled and drew with the Swedes 1–1, before beating the same opponent in a 4–1 win right in Swedish soil. Austria also beat Russia twice both home and away with the score 1–0. Austria also recorded a pair of victories over Moldova (2–1 in Chișinău) and Montenegro (1–0 in Vienna). Rubin Okotie scored the deciding goal in the closing 20 minutes of the match after a previous Austrian goal a minute before was controversially disallowed. A week later, the team played a friendly away game against favored Brazil, losing 2–1. Austria finished its Euro 2016 qualifying campaign by topping the group undefeated, leading the Austrians to be enthusiastic over a new golden generation to begin.

However, despite this successful performance in qualification, the tournament itself turned out to be a complete nightmare for the Austrians. Austria was grouped in group F with Hungary, Portugal and Iceland, and was tipped favorite to progress. Austria however, opened their campaign with a shocking 0–2 loss to its neighbor Hungary, in which defender Aleksandar Dragović was sent off. [9] This was followed up by an encouraging 0–0 draw to Portugal, in which Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty. [10] Nonetheless, Austria ended up losing 1–2 to debutant Iceland and was shockingly eliminated with just a point. [11] This failure blew up the myth of a new golden generation for many Austrians.

Austria would later participate in Group D of 2018 World Cup qualification along with Wales, Serbia, Ireland, Georgia and Moldova. However, the previous nightmare in UEFA Euro had a great impact on the Austrian side, and Austria ended the qualification in 4th place in the group, failing to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

2020s – European Championship knockout stages

Austria was drawn into UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group G alongside with Poland, North Macedonia, Slovenia, Israel and Latvia. Austria struggled in the first few games after a loss to Poland at home and a shocking loss to Israel and another to minnows Latvia. As the group became more competitive, Austria won six of the last nine game matches and finished second in the group with nineteen points. Marko Arnautović lead the team in most goals and tied Robert Lewandowski with nine goals. Austria qualified for their third European Championship Finals. It was also the second time Austria qualified for a major tournament consecutively since back to back since the 1954 and 1958 World Cup.

Austria was drawn into UEFA Euro 2020 Group C alongside with the Netherlands, Ukraine and debutants North Macedonia. Austria kicked off the opener with a 3–1 victory against North Macedonia. It was the first win for Austria at a European Championship and first time scoring more than one goal in a group stage game. In the final group stage match, Austria needed a win to secure second place and defeated Ukraine 1–0. Austria finished second in the group and it was the first time they've progressed to the knockout stages at European Championships. They faced Italy in the round of 16 at Wembley Stadium and lost 2–1 after extra time with Sasa Kalajdzic scoring their only goal of the game in the 114th minute.

Rivalry

The match-up between Austria and Hungary is the second most-played international match in football; only Argentina and Uruguay, another two neighboring countries, have met each other in more matches.

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
YearResultPositionPldWDLGFGASquadPldWD*LGFGA
Flag of Uruguay.svg 1930 Did not enterDeclined invitation
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg 1934 Fourth place4th420277 Squad 110061
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg 1938 Withdrew110021
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 1950 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of Switzerland.svg 1954 Third place3rd54011712 Squad 211091
Flag of Sweden.svg 1958 Group stage15th301227 Squad 4310143
Flag of Chile.svg 1962 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of England.svg 1966 Did not qualify401316
Flag of Mexico.svg 1970 6303127
Flag of Germany.svg 1974 7322159
Flag of Argentina.svg 1978 Round 27th6303710 Squad 6420142
Flag of Spain.svg 1982 8th521254 Squad 8512166
Flag of Mexico.svg 1986 Did not qualify631298
Flag of Italy.svg 1990 Group stage18th310223 Squad 833299
Flag of the United States.svg 1994 Did not qualify103251516
Flag of France.svg 1998 Group stage23rd302134 Squad 10811174
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg Flag of Japan.svg 2002 Did not qualify104331014
Flag of Germany.svg 2006 104331512
Flag of South Africa.svg 2010 104241415
Flag of Brazil.svg 2014 105232010
Flag of Russia.svg 2018 104331412
Flag of Qatar.svg 2022 To be determined In progress
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2026 To be determined
TotalThird place7/2329124134347123592836212136

UEFA European Championship

UEFA European Championship record Qualification record
YearResultPositionPldWDLGFGASquadPldWDLGFGA
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg 1960 Did not qualify42021011
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg 1964 201123
Flag of Italy.svg 1968 521279
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 1972 6312146
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg 1976 6312117
Flag of Italy.svg 1980 8431147
Flag of France.svg 1984 84131510
Flag of Germany.svg 1988 621369
Flag of Sweden.svg 1992 8116614
Flag of England.svg 1996 105142914
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2000 84131920
Flag of Portugal.svg 2004 83051214
Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg 2008 Group stage13th301213 Squad Qualified as hosts
Flag of Poland.svg Flag of Ukraine.svg 2012 Did not qualify103341617
Flag of France.svg 2016 Group stage22nd301214 Squad 10910225
Flag of Europe.svg 2020 Round of 1612th420255 Squad 10613199
Flag of Germany.svg 2024 To be determinedTo be determined
TotalRound of 163/1610226712109511741202155

UEFA Nations League

UEFA Nations League record
SeasonDivisionGroupResultPldWDLGFGAP/RRK
Flag of Portugal.svg 2018–19 B 3 Group stage421132Equals-sign-blue.gif18th
Flag of Italy.svg 2020–21 B 1 Group stage641196Green Arrow Up Darker.svg18th
Flag of None.svg 2022–23 A To be determined
TotalGroup stage
League B
1062212818th

All-time head-to-head record

As of 26 June 2021, after the match against Flag of Italy.svg  Italy .

  Positive Record  Neutral Record  Negative Record

  1. Includes matches against Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia .
  2. Includes matches against Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany .
  3. Includes matches against Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union .
  4. Includes matches against Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia .

Current competitions

2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

Group F
PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification Flag of Denmark.svg Flag of Scotland.svg Flag of Israel.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg Flag of Moldova.svg
1Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 6600220+2218Qualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup 2–0 5–0 12 Oct 12 Nov 8–0
2Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 632195+411Advance to second round 15 Nov 9 Oct 2–2 4–0 1–0
3Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 63121411+310 0–2 1–1 5–2 15 Nov 12 Oct
4Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 621391347 0–4 0–1 12 Nov 3–1 15 Nov
5Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands (Y)6114414104 0–1 12 Oct 0–4 9 Oct 2–1
6Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova (Y)6015318151 9 Oct 12 Nov 1–4 0–2 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on 7 September 2021. Source: FIFA, UEFA
(Y) Cannot qualify directly, may only advance to the play-offs

Recent and forthcoming fixtures

2020

4 September 2020 (2020-09-04) 2020–21 UEFA
Nations League
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg1–2Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Oslo, Norway
Report
Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Attendance: 0
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (Finland)
7 September 2020 (2020-09-07) 2020–21 UEFA
Nations League
Austria  Flag of Austria.svg2–3Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Klagenfurt, Austria
20:45 UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Wörthersee Stadion
Attendance: 0
Referee: Glenn Nyberg (Sweden)
7 October 2020 Friendly Austria  Flag of Austria.svg2–1Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Klagenfurt, Austria
20:30 UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Wörthersee Stadion
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
11 October 2020 (2020-10-11) 2020–21 UEFA
Nations League
Northern Ireland  Ulster Banner.svg0–1Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Belfast, Northern Ireland
19:45 UTC+1 Report Stadium: Windsor Park
Referee: Petr Ardeleanu (Czech Republic)
14 October 2020 (2020-10-14) 2020–21 UEFA
Nations League
Romania  Flag of Romania.svg0–1Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Ploiești, Romania
21:45 UTC+3 Report
Stadium: Ilie Oană Stadium
Referee: Daniel Stefański (Poland)
11 November 2020 (2020-11-11) Friendly Luxembourg  Flag of Luxembourg.svg0–3Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Report
Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel
Attendance: 0
Referee: Amaury Delerue (France)
15 November 2020 (2020-11-15) 2020–21 UEFA
Nations League
Austria  Flag of Austria.svg2–1Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland Vienna, Austria
20:45 UTC+1
Report
Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion
Referee: Maurizio Mariani (Italy)
18 November 2020 (2020-11-18) 2020–21 UEFA
Nations League
Austria  Flag of Austria.svg1–1Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Vienna, Austria
20:45 UTC+1
Report
Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion
Referee: Benoît Bastien (France)

2021

25 March 2021 (2021-03-25) 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Scotland  Flag of Scotland.svg2–2Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Glasgow, Scotland
19:45 UTC±0
(FIFA)
(UEFA) Report
Stadium: Hampden Park
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
31 March 2021 (2021-03-31) 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Austria  Flag of Austria.svg0–4Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Vienna, Austria
20:45 UTC+2 (FIFA)
(UEFA) Report
Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)
2 June 2021 Friendly England  Flag of England.svg1–0Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Middlesbrough, England
20:00
Report Stadium: Riverside Stadium
Referee: Lawrence Visser (Belgium)
6 June 2021 Friendly Austria  Flag of Austria.svg0–0Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Vienna, Austria
17:30  UTC+2 Report Stadium: Ernst Happel Stadion
Referee: Urs Schnyder (Switzerland)
13 June 2021 (2021-06-13) UEFA Euro 2020 Group C Austria  Flag of Austria.svg3–1Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia Bucharest, Romania
19:00 UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Arena Națională
Attendance: 9,082
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)
17 June 2021 (2021-06-17) UEFA Euro 2020 Group C Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg2–0Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Amsterdam, Netherlands
21:00 UTC+2
Report Stadium: Johan Cruyff Arena
Attendance: 15,243
Referee: Orel Grinfeld (Israel)
21 June 2021 (2021-06-21) UEFA Euro 2020 Group C Ukraine  Flag of Ukraine.svg0–1Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Bucharest, Romania
19:00 UTC+3 Report Stadium: Arena Națională
Attendance: 10,472
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
26 June 2021 UEFA Euro 2020 Round of 16 Italy  Flag of Italy.svg2–1 (a.e.t.)Flag of Austria.svg  Austria London, England
21:00 CEST (UTC+01:00)
Report
Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 18,910
Referee: Anthony Taylor (England)
1 September 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Moldova  Flag of Moldova.svg0–2Flag of Austria.svg Austria Chișinău, Moldova
21:45 Report
Stadium: Stadionul Zimbru
Referee: Paul Tierney (England)
4 September 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Israel  Flag of Israel.svg5–2Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Haifa, Israel
20:45 (21:45 UTC+3)
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
Stadium: Sammy Ofer Stadium
Attendance: 13,550 [12] [13]
Referee: Felix Zwayer (Germany)
7 September 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Austria Flag of Austria.svg0–1Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland Vienna, Austria
20:45 Report
Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (Bulgaria)
9 October 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Faroe Islands  Flag of the Faroe Islands.svgvFlag of Austria.svg Austria Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
19:45 Report Stadium: Tórsvøllur
12 October 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svgvFlag of Austria.svg Austria Copenhagen, Denmark
20:45 Report Stadium: Parken
12 November 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Austria Flag of Austria.svgvFlag of Israel.svg  Israel Klagenfurt, Austria
20:45 (21:45 UTC+2) Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
Stadium: Wörthersee Stadion
15 November 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying Austria Flag of Austria.svgvFlag of Moldova.svg  Moldova Austria
20:45 Report

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova on 1 September 2021, Flag of Israel.svg  Israel on 4 September 2021 and Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland on 7 September 2021. [14]

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
121 GK Heinz Lindner (1990-07-17) 17 July 1990 (age 31)280 Flag of Switzerland.svg Basel
131 GK Daniel Bachmann (1994-07-09) 9 July 1994 (age 27)90 Flag of England.svg Watford
11 GK Alexander Schlager (1996-02-01) 1 February 1996 (age 25)60 Flag of Austria.svg LASK

32 DF Aleksandar Dragović (1991-03-06) 6 March 1991 (age 30)962 Flag of Serbia.svg Red Star Belgrade
82 DF David Alaba (1992-06-24) 24 June 1992 (age 29)8814 Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
42 DF Martin Hinteregger (1992-09-07) 7 September 1992 (age 29)624 Flag of Germany.svg Eintracht Frankfurt
22 DF Andreas Ulmer (1985-10-30) 30 October 1985 (age 35)280 Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Salzburg
162 DF Christopher Trimmel (1987-02-24) 24 February 1987 (age 34)160 Flag of Germany.svg Union Berlin
52 DF Stefan Posch (1997-05-14) 14 May 1997 (age 24)121 Flag of Germany.svg 1899 Hoffenheim
152 DF Philipp Lienhart (1996-07-11) 11 July 1996 (age 25)70 Flag of Germany.svg SC Freiburg
222 DF Phillipp Mwene (1994-01-29) 29 January 1994 (age 27)10 Flag of the Netherlands.svg PSV

63 MF Stefan Ilsanker (1989-05-18) 18 May 1989 (age 32)570 Flag of Germany.svg Eintracht Frankfurt
183 MF Alessandro Schöpf (1994-02-07) 7 February 1994 (age 27)305 Flag of Germany.svg Bielefeld
103 MF Florian Grillitsch (1995-08-07) 7 August 1995 (age 26)291 Flag of Germany.svg 1899 Hoffenheim
173 MF Louis Schaub (1994-12-29) 29 December 1994 (age 26)256 Flag of Germany.svg 1. FC Köln
3 MF Jakob Jantscher (1989-01-08) 8 January 1989 (age 32)231 Flag of Austria.svg Sturm Graz
233 MF Florian Kainz (1992-10-24) 24 October 1992 (age 28)180 Flag of Germany.svg 1. FC Köln
193 MF Christoph Baumgartner (1999-08-01) 1 August 1999 (age 22)176 Flag of Germany.svg 1899 Hoffenheim
203 MF Konrad Laimer (1997-05-27) 27 May 1997 (age 24)161 Flag of Germany.svg RB Leipzig
143 MF Dejan Ljubicic (1997-10-08) 8 October 1997 (age 23)00 Flag of Germany.svg 1. FC Köln

74 FW Marko Arnautović (1989-04-19) 19 April 1989 (age 32)9429 Flag of Italy.svg Bologna
114 FW Michael Gregoritsch (1994-04-18) 18 April 1994 (age 27)315 Flag of Germany.svg FC Augsburg
214 FW Ercan Kara (1996-01-03) 3 January 1996 (age 25)40 Flag of Austria.svg Rapid Wien
94 FW Yusuf Demir (2003-06-02) 2 June 2003 (age 18)30 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Austria squad in the last twelve months and are still eligible for selection. [15]

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Pavao Pervan (1987-11-13) 13 November 1987 (age 33)70 Flag of Germany.svg VfL Wolfsburg UEFA Euro 2020
GK Jörg Siebenhandl (1990-01-18) 18 January 1990 (age 31)20 Flag of Austria.svg Sturm Graz v. Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland , 25 March 2021 PRE
GK Cican Stanković (1992-11-04) 4 November 1992 (age 28)40 Flag of Greece.svg AEK Athens v. Flag of Norway.svg  Norway , 18 November 2020

DF Stefan Lainer (1992-08-27) 27 August 1992 (age 29)332 Flag of Germany.svg Borussia Mönchengladbach UEFA Euro 2020
DF Marco Friedl (1998-03-16) 16 March 1998 (age 23)30 Flag of Germany.svg Werder Bremen UEFA Euro 2020
DF Gernot Trauner (1992-03-25) 25 March 1992 (age 29)51 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Feyenoord v. Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark , 31 March 2021
DF Maximilian Wöber (1998-02-04) 4 February 1998 (age 23)60 Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Salzburg v. Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland , 25 March 2021 PRE
DF Philipp Wiesinger (1994-05-23) 23 May 1994 (age 27)11 Flag of Austria.svg LASK v. Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland , 25 March 2021 PRE
DF David Nemeth (2001-03-18) 18 March 2001 (age 20)00 Flag of Germany.svg Mainz 05 v. Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland , 25 March 2021 PRE
DF Maximilian Ullmann (1996-06-17) 17 June 1996 (age 25)00 Flag of Austria.svg Rapid Wien v. Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland , 25 March 2021 PRE
DF Albert Vallçi (1995-07-02) 2 July 1995 (age 26)00 Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull Salzburg v. Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland , 25 March 2021 PRE / INJ

MF Julian Baumgartlinger (captain) (1988-01-02) 2 January 1988 (age 33)841 Flag of Germany.svg Bayer Leverkusen v. Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova , 1 September 2021 INJ
MF Xaver Schlager (1997-09-28) 28 September 1997 (age 23)241 Flag of Germany.svg Wolfsburg v. Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova , 1 September 2021 INJ
MF Valentino Lazaro (1996-03-24) 24 March 1996 (age 25)323 Flag of Portugal.svg Benfica UEFA Euro 2020
MF Husein Balić (1996-02-15) 15 February 1996 (age 25)10 Flag of Austria.svg LASK UEFA Euro 2020 PRE
MF Reinhold Ranftl (1992-01-24) 24 January 1992 (age 29)60 Flag of Germany.svg Schalke 04 v. Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark , 31 March 2021
MF Peter Žulj (1993-06-09) 9 June 1993 (age 28)110 Flag of Turkey.svg Göztepe v. Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland , 25 March 2021 PRE
MF Stefan Hierländer (1991-02-03) 3 February 1991 (age 30)30 Flag of Austria.svg Sturm Graz v. Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland , 25 March 2021 PRE
MF Raphael Holzhauser (1993-02-16) 16 February 1993 (age 28)20 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Beerschot v. Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland , 25 March 2021 PRE
MF Thomas Goiginger (1993-03-15) 15 March 1993 (age 28)10 Flag of Austria.svg LASK v. Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland , 25 March 2021 PRE
MF Stefan Schwab (1990-09-27) 27 September 1990 (age 30)10 Flag of Greece.svg PAOK v. Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland , 25 March 2021 PRE
MF Dejan Ljubicic (1997-10-08) 8 October 1997 (age 23)00 Flag of Germany.svg 1. FC Köln v. Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland , 25 March 2021 PRE

FW Marcel Sabitzer (1994-03-17) 17 March 1994 (age 27)548 Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich v. Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova , 1 September 2021 INJ
FW Karim Onisiwo (1992-03-17) 17 March 1992 (age 29)121 Flag of Germany.svg Mainz 05 UEFA Euro 2020
FW Saša Kalajdžić (1997-07-07) 7 July 1997 (age 24)114 Flag of Germany.svg Stuttgart UEFA Euro 2020
FW Adrian Grbić (1996-08-04) 4 August 1996 (age 25)94 Flag of France.svg Lorient UEFA Euro 2020 PRE
FW Christoph Monschein (1992-10-22) 22 October 1992 (age 28)10 Flag of Austria.svg LASK v. Flag of Romania.svg  Romania , 14 October 2020

PRE Player was named to the preliminary squad
COV Player withdrew from the squad due to COVID-19
INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury
WD Player withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue
RET Retired from international football
SUS Suspended in official matches

Staff

Player statistics

As of 7 September 2021 after the match against Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland . [16]
Players in bold are still active in the national team.

Most capped players

Andreas "Andi" Herzog is the most capped player in the history of Austria with 103 caps. Andreas Herzog - Teamchef Osterreich U-21 (1).jpg
Andreas "Andi" Herzog is the most capped player in the history of Austria with 103 caps.
RankPlayerCapsGoalsPeriod
1 Andreas Herzog 103261988–2003
2 Aleksandar Dragović 9622009–present
3 Anton Polster 95441982–2000
4 Marko Arnautović 94292008–present
5 Gerhard Hanappi 93121948–1964
6 David Alaba 88142009–present
7 Karl Koller 8651952–1965
8 Friedrich Koncilia 8401970–1985
Bruno Pezzey 91975–1990
Julian Baumgartlinger 12009–present

Top goalscorers

Anton "Toni" Polster is the top scorer in the history of Austria with 44 goals. Toni Polster.jpg
Anton "Toni" Polster is the top scorer in the history of Austria with 44 goals.
RankPlayerGoalsCapsAveragePeriod
1 Anton Polster 44950.461982–2000
2 Johann Krankl 34690.491973–1985
3 Johann Horvath 29460.631924–1934
Marko Arnautović 940.312008–present
5 Erich Hof 28370.761957–1968
Marc Janko 700.42006–2019
6 Anton Schall 27280.961927–1934
8 Matthias Sindelar 26430.61926–1937
Andreas Herzog 1030.251988–2003
10 Karl Zischek 24400.61931–1945

Manager history

As of 6 June 2021, after the match against Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia .

1912–1945

1945–1999

2000–present

NameNationalityFromToPWDLGFGAWin% [17] Notes
Otto Barić Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia
13 April 199921 November 200122769313531.82
Hans Krankl Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 21 January 200228 September 200531101011474632.26
Vacant
Willibald Ruttensteiner (caretaker)
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 30 September 200531 December 200521012150.00
Josef Hickersberger Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 1 January 200623 June 2008275913293918.52Austria co-hosted the UEFA Euro 2008
Karel Brückner Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 25 July 20082 March 2009712491514.29
Dietmar Constantini Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 4 March 200913 September 2011237313294230.43
Willibald Ruttensteiner
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 13 September 201111 October 201121104150.00
Marcel Koller Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 1 November 20111 November 201754251316815846.3Yes check.svg Qualified for the UEFA Euro 2016 Group Stage
Franco Foda [1] Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 1 January 2018present291658432755.17Yes check.svg Qualified for the UEFA Euro 2020 Round Of 16

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