ECQ: SCOTLAND - LITHUANIA  3:0.

09.10.1999 14:00. Glasgow. Hampden Park. Att. 22059. Rf. Stephen BRE (FRA).
SCOTLAND - LITHUANIA  3:0 (0:0).
g. 48' Don HUTCHISON, 50' Gary McSWEGAN, 89' Colin CAMERON.
SCO: 1-Jonathan GOULD [Celtic Glasgow]; 5-Brian O'NEIL [VfL Wolfsburg (GER)], 6-Paul RITCHIE [Heart Of Midlothian], 7-Christian DAILLY [Blackburn Rovers (ENG)]; 2-David WEIR [Everton Liverpool (ENG)], 8-Craig BURLEY [Celtic Glasgow] (46' 15-Colin CAMERON [Heart Of Midlothians]), 4-Paul LAMBERT [Celtic Glasgow], 3-Callum DAVIDSON [Blackburn Rovers (ENG)], 10-Don HUTCHISON [Everton Liverpool (ENG)]; 9-Mark BURCHILL [Celtic Glasgow] (79' 18-Billy DODDS [Dundee United]), 11-Gary McSWEGAN [Heart Of Midlothian] (82' 17-Kevin GALLACHER [Blackburn Rovers (ENG)]).
Coach: Craig BROWN. Captain: Paul LAMBERT. Substitutes: 12-Neil SULLIVAN [FC Wimbledon (ENG)], 13-Colin CALDERWOOD [Aston Villa Birmingham (ENG)], 14-Ian DURRANT [FC Kilmarnock], 16-Scot GEMMILL [Everton Liverpool (ENG)].
LTU: 1-Pavel LEUSAS [Zalgiris Vilnius]; 5-Darius ZUTAUTAS [Alania Vladikavkaz (RUS)], 6-Tomas ZVIRGZDAUSKAS [Polonia Warsaw (POL)], 3-Marius SKINDERIS [GKS Beltachow (POL)]; 2-Andrius SKERLA [PSV Eindhoven (HOL)], 7-Irmantas STUMBRYS [Torpedo-ZIL Moscow (RUS)] (54' 14-Donatas VENCEVICIUS [FC Kobenhavn (DEN)]), 9-Tomas RAZANAUSKAS [Malmo FF (SWE)], 8-Saulius MIKALAJUNAS [Uralan Elista (RUS)], 4-Andrejus TERESKINAS [Skonto Riga (LVA)] (64' 15-Arturas FOMENKA [Kareda Siauliai]); 11-Vidas DANCENKA [Uralan Elista (RUS)] (54' 13-Darius MACIULEVICIUS [Kareda Siauliai]), Grazvydas MIKULENAS [Croatia Zagreb (HRV)].
Coach: Robertas TAUTKUS. Captain: ?. Substitutes: 12-Gytis PADIMANSKAS [Nevezis Kedainiai], 16-Audrius KSANAVICIUS [Zalgiris Kaunas], 17-Rolandas DZIAUKSTAS [Baltika Kaliningrad (RUS)], 18-Zydrunas GRUDZINSKAS [Zalgiris Vilnius].
Booket: 44' Irmantas STUMBRYS, 48' Andrejus TERESKINAS.

Lithuania provide no threat to buoyant
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Scotland - already safely through to the EURO 2000 qualifying play-offs, gave their confidence another boost with a no-nonsense success over Lithuania in their first match at Glasgow's Hampden Park Stadium for three years. Goals from Don Hutchison, Gary McSwegan and Colin Cameron helped the Scots to victory in a match which they dominated throughout.
Experimental Scottish side
Coach Craig Brown sent out an experimental Scottish team for this final EURO 2000 Qualification Group Nine clash, knowing that a play-off slot was already in the bag after the 1-0 midweek success over Bosnia and Herzegovina, with goalkeeper Jonathan Gould among those being handed a first Scottish cap. Meanwhile, Robertas Tautkas was also making his debut as Lithuania's coach.
McSwegan misses badly
Scotland played some fine football in the first half, with the new-look strike duo of Gary McSwegan and Mark Burchill causing the Lithuanian defence plenty of problems, and McSwegan might have given the home side the lead early on, blasting well over from an ideal far-post position. Visiting goalkeeper Pavel Leus made a fine save to deny Burchill, who also saw an effort blocked on the line.
Lithuania finally emerge
The livewire Burchill also had a goal disallowed for an infringement, but the Lithuanians finally broke out of deep defence around the half-hour mark, Saulius Mikalajunas firing wide, and Gould coming into serious action for the first time to tip a speculative long-range effort by Tomas Zvirgzdauskas over the top. This was only a brief respite as the Scots came pouring forward again, and Leus made a magnificent reflex stop from a fierce Don Hutchison volley, before Craig Burley sent another effort screaming inches wide.
Dramatic two-goal burst
Scotland opened the second half on fire, and they put themselves in the driving seat with two goals in two minutes. Burchill raced onto Hutchison's pass after 48 minutes, only to be brought down in the area by Andrejus Tereskinas. Burchill got up to take the penalty, only to hit the post, but Hutchison was on the spot to pounce on the rebound and fire home. It was two almost immediately. Burchill and McSwegan combined, with McSwegan marking his arrival on the international scene by slotting the ball past Leus.
Cameron put the gloss on the scoreline
The game drew to a close with Scotland in total command, and they increased their victory margin a minute from time. Substitutes Cameron and Kevin Gallacher opened up Lithuania's defence again, Gallacher crossing for Cameron to find the target with a crisp volley - sending Brown's men off to the play-off in triumphant mood.


Lithuanian Squad for the European Championship qualifier Games Scotland.

Goalkeepers - Pavelas LEUSAS (Zalgiris Vilnius), Gytis PADIMANSKAS (Nevezis Kedainiai).
Defenders - Andrius SKERLA (PSV Eindhoven - HOL), Tomas ZVIRGZDAUSKAS (Polonia Warsaw - POL), Darius ZUTAUTAS (Alania Vladikavkaz - RUS), Andrejus TERESKINAS (Skonto Riga - LVA), Marius SKINDERIS (GKS Beltachow - POL), Rolandas DZIAUKSTAS (Baltika Kaliningrad - RUS), Tadas GRAZIUNAS (Kareda Siauliai).
Mitfielders - Saulius MIKALAJUNAS (Uralan Elista - RUS), Aidas PREIKSAITIS (Stomil Olsztyn - POL), Tomas RAZANAUSKAS (Malme FF - SWE), Donatas VENCEVICIUS (FC Copenhagen - DEN), Vidas DANCENKA (Uralan Elista - RUS), Irmantas STUMBRYS (Torpedo-ZIL Moscow - RUS), Zydrunas GRUDZINSKAS (Zalgiris Vilnius).
Forwards - Arturas FOMENKA (Kareda Siauliai), Tomas RAMELIS (Stomil Olsztyn - POL), Audrius KSANAVICIUS (Zalgiris Kaunas), Tomas DANILEVICIUS (FC Brugge - BEL), Arunas SUIKA (Atlantas Klaipeda), Grazvydas MIKULENAS (Croatia Zagreb - HRV).
Coach - Robertas TAUTKUS. Trainers - Julius KVEDARAS, Stasys STANKUS, Liudas RUMBUTIS.


ECQ: FAROE ISLANDS - LITHUANIA  0:1.

08.09.1999 17:00. Torshavn. Torsvollur. Att. 680. Rf. Eric ROMAIN (BEL).
FAROE ISLAND - LITHUANIA  0:1 (0:0).
g. 55' Tomas RAMELIS.
FRO: 1-Jakup MIKKELSEN [Hefolge BK (DEN)], 2-Oli JOHANNESEN [TB Tvoroyri], 3-Jens Kristian HANSEN [B 36 Thorshavn], 4-Pol THORSTEINSSON [B 36 Thorshavn], 5-Hans Frodi HANSEN [KI Klaksvikar], 6-Oessur HANSEN, 7-Henning JANSKOR [GI Gotu] (84' 14-Hedin LAKJUNI], 8-Julian JANSSON [Kongsvinger (NOR)] (65' 17-Frodi BENJAMINSEN), 9-Allan MOERKOERE [HB Thorshavn], 10-Todi JANSSON [FC Copenhagen (DEN), 11-Uni ARGE [Aarhus Fremad (DEN)] (46' 15-Jakup BORG [B 36 Thorshavn]).
Coach: Alan SIMONSEN (DEN). Captain: Jens Kristian HANSEN. Substitutes: 12-Rogvi JAKOBSEN, 13-Bartal ELIASEN, 16-Jens Martin KNUDSEN, 18-John HANSEN.
LTU: 1-Gintaras STAUCE [MSV Duisburg (GER)] (79' 12-Gytis PADIMANSKAS [Nevezis Kedainiai]), 2-Darius ZUTAUTAS [Alania Vladikavkaz (RUS)], 3-Donatas VENCEVICIUS [FC Kobenhavn (DEN)], 4-Andrius TERESKINAS [Skonto Riga (LVA)], 5-Tomas RAZANAUSKAS [Malmo FF (SWE)] (77' 14-Andrius SKERLA [PSV Eindhoven (HOL)]), 6-Tomas ZVIRGZDAUSKAS [Polonia Warsaw (POL)], 7-Deividas SEMBERAS [Dynamo Moscow (RUS)], 8-Saulius MIKALAJUNAS [Uralan Elista (RUS)], 9-Aidas PREIKSAITIS [Stomil Olsztyn (POL)] 10-Marius SKINDERIS [GKS Beltachow (POL)], 11-Tomas RAMELIS [Stomil Olsztyn (POL)].
Coach: Kestutis LATOZA. Captain: Gintaras STAUCE. Substitutes: 13-Tomas DANILEVICIUS, 15-Andrejus SOROKINAS, 16-Arturas STESKO.
Booket: Pol THORSTEINSSON, Deividas SEMBERAS.

Lithuania thumps Faroes 1-0, keeps 2nd place in reach

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TORSHAVN (September 8, 1999 9:47 p.m. EDT http://www.sportserver.com) - Lithuania played through heavy rain and strong winds in a 1-0 win Wednesday over the Faroe Islands a European Championship qualifier that kept alive its slim hopes of finishing second in group nine.
Ten minutes into the second half Tomas Ramelis headed home from a left-sided free-kick taken by Saulius Mikalajunas.
This was the visitors' first real chance of the match and they only created one more.
Lithuanian goalkeeper Gintaras Stauce, who plays in Germany for MSV Duisburg, was substituted in the 79th minute after suffering a slight leg injury when he came out of goal to tackle Faroese attacker Allan Moerkoere.
Lithuania's victory - together with Scotland's goalless draw against Estonia - kept them in contention for a place in the playoffs.
The Czech Republic has already won the group and Scotland are second on 12 points from eight games. Lithuania is fourth with 11 points from nine matches, the same tally as Estonia, which has a better goal difference.
"Now we still have some chances," Lithuanian coach Kestutis Latoza said jubilantly after hearing of Scotland's draw.
Lithuania could finish second and clinch a playoff berth if it wins in Scotland on Oct. 9 and the Scots fail to beat Bosnia four days earlier.
"My team will be underdogs and it will be very difficult for us against Scotland," Latoza said. "But we are going for the chance we may have."
Bosnia, with eight points from seven games, was playing the Czech Republic later on Wednesday.

Lithuania tops Faroe Islands

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TORSHAVN (September 8, 1999 2:45 p.m. EDT http://www.sportserver.com) - Lithuania overcame heavy rain and strong winds to beat the Faroe Islands 1-0 in a European Championship soccer qualifier on Wednesday, keeping alive its slim chances of finishing second in group nine.
Ten minutes into the second half Tomas Ramelis headed home from a left-sided free-kick taken by Saulius Mikalajunas.
Lithuania's win -- together with Scotland's indecisive goalless draw against Estonia -- kept them in contention for the runners-up spot.
Lithuania are third on 11 points from nine matches behind Estonia with the same tally but a better goals ratio, and one point behind Scotland on 12 points from eight games played.
Bosnia, with eight points from seven games, were playing the Czech Republic -- who have already won the group -- later on Wednesday.
Lithuania can only finish second though if they win in Scotland on October 9 and her results also go their way.


ECQ: LITHUANIA - CZECH REPUBLIC  0:4.

04.09.1999 20:00. Vilnius. Zalgiris. Att. 4500. Rf. Jacek GRANAT (POL).
LITHUANIA - CZECH REPUBLIC  0:4 (0:0).
g. 61' Pavel NEDVED, 63' Pavel NEDVED, 65' Jan KOLLER, 90' Jan KOLLER.
LTU: 1-Gintaras STAUCE [MSV Duisburg (GER)], 2-Darius ZUTAUTAS [Alania Vladikavkaz (RUS)], 3-Donatas VENCEVICIUS [FC Kobenhavn (DEN)], 4-Andrius TERESKINAS [Skonto Riga (LVA)], 5-Tomas RAZANAUSKAS [Malmo FF (SWE)], 6-Tomas ZVIRGZDAUSKAS [Polonia Warsaw (POL)], 7-Deividas SEMBERAS [Dynamo Moscow (RUS)] (56' 14-Andrius SKERLA [PSV Eindhoven (HOL)]), 8-Valdas IVANAUSKAS [SV Wilhemshaven (GER)] (38' 16-Tomas RAMELIS [Stomil Olsztyn (POL)], 9-Aidas PREIKSAITIS [Stomil Olsztyn (POL)] (80' 17-Tomas DANILEVICIUS [Ingelmunster (BEL)]), 10-Saulius MIKALAJUNAS [Uralan Elista (RUS)], 11-Edgaras JANKAUSKAS [FC Brugge (BEL)].
Coach: Kestutis LATOZA. Captain: Gintaras STAUCE. Substitutes: 12-Pavelas LEUSAS [Zalgiris Vilnius], 13-Rolandas DZIAUKSTAS [Baltika Kaliningrad (RUS)], 15-Andrejus SOROKINAS [Zalgiris Vilnius].
CZE: 1-Pavel SRNICEK [Sheffield Wednesday (ENG)]; 2-Tomas REPKA [AC Fiorentina (ITA)], 3-Karel RADA [Slavia Praha], 4-Pavel NEDVED [Lazio Roma (ITA)] (79' 15-Miroslav BARANEK [Sparta Praha]), 5-Marek NIKL [1.FC Nurnberg (GER)], 6-Radek BEJBL [Atletiko Madrid (ESP)], 7-Jiri NEMEC [Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen (GER)] (71' 13-Pavel HORVATH [Slavia Praha]), 8-Karel POBORSKY [Benfica Lissabon (POR)] (80' 14-Radek SLONCIK [Banik Ostrava]), 9-Pavel KUKA (VfB Stuttgart (GER)]), 10-Jan KOLLER [RSC Anderlecht (BEL)]), 11-Patrik BERGER [FC Liverpool (ENG)].
Coach: Jozef CHOVANEC. Captain: Jiri NEMEC. Substitutes: 16-Ladislav MAIER, 12-Vratislav LOKVENC, 17-Martin HASEK, 18-Petr VLCEK.
Booket: 40' Pavel NEDVED, 45' Pavel KUKA, 66' Donatas VENCEVICIUS.
Sent Off: 20' Edgaras JANKAUSKAS.

Lithuania suffers setback after 4-0 Czech thrashing

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By ANDRIUS VILKANCAS

VILNIUS (September 4, 1999 6:32 p.m. EDT http://www.sportserver.com) - Lithuania's Euro 2000 play-off hopes received a heavy setback on Saturday when they were overwhelmed 4-0 at home by the Czech Republic -- still the only team to have qualified for next year's tournament.
The seeds of the Czechs' eighth straight win were sown in the 19th minute when Lithuanian forward Edgaras Jankauskas was sent off for what appeared to be a push in the face of Tomas Repka.
Things got worse for the hosts in the 38th minute when midfielder Valdas Ivanauskas had to go off injured.
Lithuanian goalkeeper Gintaras Stauce managed to keep the Czechs scoreless for the duration of the first half despite constant attacks.
Pavel Nedved finally found the net after an hour, driving home a shot, and doubled the lead three minutes later with another strike from 16 meters.
The rout was in full swing when just five minutes later Jan Koller capitalised with a header on a mistake by Stauce and topped it off with a another close-range header in the 90th minute.
Czech coach Jozef Chovanec was happy with the win but not so pleased about Jankauskas's actions.
"The game was decided when Jankauskas was dismissed from the field but such incidents should be addressed before someone breaks someone's nose or leg," he said.
Lithuania coach Kestutis Latoza praised the visitors, the only team in the qualifying competition to have a 100 percent record.
"A player like Nedved left unattended for just one minute immediately settled match," he said.
"But we should acknowledge that they were quicker and were better prepared both physically and in terms of technique," he added.

Czechs weakened but still expected to beat Lithuania

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VILNIUS (September 3, 1999 3:55 p.m. EDT http://www.sportserver.com) - The Czech Republic may have already reached next year's European Championship finals, but Lithuania will be doing all it can to keep its own hopes alive when they meet in their Group Nine qualifier on Saturday.
The Czechs, who have secured first place with 21 points from their seven matches, will be weakened by the absence of injured Liverpool forward Vladimir Smicer and Rene Wagner of Rapid Vienna. Jan Suchoparek of Tennis Borussia Berlin will be missing through suspension.
But they are still heavily favored to win. Although they may lack the motivation to qualify, they have set themselves a new target of winning all 10 qualifiers.
Lithuania is one of three teams along with Scotland and Bosnia on eight points, one more than fourth placed Estonia - and a second place finish is open to any one of that quartet.
Lithuania will be at full strength, driven by midfielder Valdas Ivanauskas of Wilhelmshaven 92 and forward Edgaras Jankauskas of Club Bruges, but will need to improve on its performance against the Czechs last March when it was well-beaten 2-0.


Lithuanian Squad for the European Championship qualifier Games against Czech Republic and Faroe Island.

Goalkeepers - Gintaras STAUCE (MSV Duisburg - GER), Pavelas LEUSAS (Zalgiris Vilnius).
Defenders - Andrius SKERLA (PSV Eindhoven - HOL), Tomas ZVIRGZDAUSKAS (Polonia Warsaw - POL), Darius ZUTAUTAS (Alania Vladikavkaz - RUS), Andrejus SOROKINAS (Zalgiris Vilnius), Andrius TERESKINAS (Skonto Riga - LVA), Marius SKINDERIS (GKS Beltachow - POL), Rolandas DZIAUKSTAS (Baltika Kaliningrad - RUS).
Mitfielders - Deividas SEMBERAS (Dinamo Moscow - RUS), Saulius MIKALAJUNAS (Uralan Elista - RUS), Aidas PREIKSAITIS (Stomil Olsztyn - POL), Tomas RAZANAUSKAS (Malme FF - SWE), Donatas VENCEVICIUS (FC Copenhagen - DEN).
Forwards - Valdas IVANAUSKAS (SV Wilhelmshaven - GER), Edgaras JANKAUSKAS (FC Brugge - BEL), Arturas FOMENKA (Kareda Siauliai), Tomas RAMELIS (Stomil Olsztyn - POL), Tomas DANILEVICIUS (Ingelmunster - BEL).
Coach - Kestutis LATOZA, Trainers - Julius KVEDARAS, Romualdas LAVRINAVICIUS, Director - Robertas TAUTKUS.


Friendly: NORWAY - LITHUANIA  1:0 (0:0).

18.08.1999  Oslo. Ullevaal stadium. Att. 11108. Rf. Anders FRISK (SWE).
NORWAY - LITHUANIA  1:0 (0:0).
g. 87 Andreas LUND.
NOR: Frode OLSEN [Stabaek] (46 Espen BAARDSEN [Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)]), Vegard HEGGEM [FC Liverpool (ENG)] (46 Gunnar HALLE [Leed United (ENG)]), Henning BERG [Manchester United (ENG)], Erik HOFTUN [Rosenborg BK Trondheim], Andre BERGDOLMO [Rosenborg BK Trondheim], Steffen IVERSEN [Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)], Oyvind LEONHARDSEN [Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)], Bent SKAMMELSRUD [Rosenborg BK Trondheim] (66 Andreas LUND [Molde SK]), Erik MYKLAND [Panathinaikos Athen (GRE)], Ole Gunnar SOLSKJAER [Manchester United (ENG)], Tore Andre FLO [FC Chelsea London (ENG)].
Coach: Nils Johan SEMB, Captain: ?. Substitutes: Tore PEDERSEN [FC Wimbledon (ENG)], Bjorn Otto BRAGSTAD [Rosenborg BK Trondheim], Vidar RISETH [Celtic Glasgow (SCO)], Tore Andre DAHLUM [Rosenborg BK Trondheim].
LTU: Pavelas LEUSAS [Zalgiris Vilnius], Sergejus NOVIKOVAS [Zalgiris Vilnius], Arturas SOBOLIS [Zalgiris Vilnius], Vidas ALUNDERIS [Ardena Vilnius], Nerijus RADZIUS [Zalgiris Vilnius], Andrius JOKSAS [Zalgiris Vilnius], Zydrunas GRUDZINSKAS [Zalgiris Vilnius], Egidijus JUSKA [Zalgiris Vilnius] (85 Rolandas KARCEMARSKAS [Zalgiris Vilnius]), Nerijus VASILIAUSKAS [Zalgiris Vilnius] (76 Dainius SAULENAS [Zalgiris Vilnius]), Robertas POSKUS [Zalgiris Vilnius], Giedrius BAREVICIUS [Zalgiris Vilnius] (66 Andrius PUOTKALIS [Zalgiris Vilnius]).
Coach: Kestutis LATOZA, Captain: ?. Substitutes: Audrius DILYS [Zalgiris Vilnius], Audrius VEIKUTIS [Zalgiris Vilnius].
Booket: 41 Bent SKAMMELSRUD, 72 Robertas POSKUS.


Friendly: INDONESIA - LITHUANIA  2:2.

04.07.1999  Valga (EST). Municipal stadium. Att. 100. Rf. ?.
ARGENTINA - LITHUANIA  0:0.
g: 19 Robertas POSKUS, 27 PRAZETIO, 49 Robertas POSKUS, 87 PAMUNGKAS.
IDZ: KARTIKO, ALIM, SUGIANTORO, PURGIATO, SETIABUDI (66 MARUF), SANTOSO, SAKTI, PRAZETIO (64 MARDIANSIAH), NAVAVI (74 SURAN), DVI JULIANTO (78 PUTIRAI), K.PUTRO (46 PAMUNGKAS). 
Coach: Bernard SCHUMM.
LTU: Pavelas LEUSAS [Zalgiris Vilnius], Nerijus RADZIUS [Zalgiris Vilnius], Sergejus NOVIKOVAS [Zalgiris Vilnius], Arturas SOBOLIS [Zalgiris Vilnius] (80 Andrius VEIKUTIS [Zalgiris Vilnius]), Darius SANAJEVAS [Zalgiris Vilnius], Dainius SAULENAS [Zalgiris Vilnius] (46 Andrius PUOTKALIS [Zalgiris Vilnius]), Andrius JOKSAS [Zalgiris Vilnius] (46 Giedrius BAREVICIUS [Zalgiris Vilnius]), Zydrunas GRUDZINSKAS [Zalgiris Vilnius], Robertas POSKUS [Zalgiris Vilnius], Nerijus VASILIAUSKAS [Zalgiris Vilnius], Arturas STESKO [Zalgiris Vilnius] (46 Egidijus JUSKA [Zalgiris Vilnius]).
Coach: Kestutis LATOZA. 


Friendly: ARGENTINA - LITHUANIA  0:0.

26.06.1999  Buenos Aires. Jose Amalfitani stadium. Att. 11314. Rf. Daniel BELLO (URU).
ARGENTINA - LITHUANIA  0:0.
ARG
: German BURGOS [River Plate], Roberto AYALA [Inter Milan (ITA)], Juan Pablo SORIN [River Plate] (67 Diego CAGNA [Boca Juniors]), Hugo IBARRA [Boca Juniors], Diego SIMEONE [Inter Milan (ITA)], Walter SAMUEL [Boca Juniors], Javier ZANETTI  [Inter Milan (ITA)], Martin PALERMO [Boca Juniors], Ariel ORTEGA [Real Zaragoza (ESP)] (46 Guillermo BARROS SCHELOTTO [Boca Juniors]), Gustavo LOPEZ  [Real Zaragoza (ESP)] (60 Christian GONZALEZ  [Real Zaragoza (ESP)]), Juan RIQUELME [Boca Juniors].
Coach: Marcelo BIELSA, Captain: ?. 
LTU: Pavelas LEUSAS [Zalgiris Vilnius], Andrejus SOROKINAS [Zalgiris Vilnius], Marius SKINDERIS [GKS Beltachow (POL)], Mantas SAMUSIOVAS [FBK Kaunas] (84 Raimondas VAINORAS [FBK Kaunas]), Giedrius ZUTAUTAS [FBK Kaunas], Zydrunas GRUDZINSKAS [Zalgiris Vilnius], Andrius TERESKINAS [Skonto Riga (LVA)], Irmantas STUMBRYS [Zenit St. Peterbourg (RUS)] (37 Orestas BUITKUS [Baltika Kaliningrad (RUS)]), Aidas PREIKSAITIS [Stomil Olsztyn (POL)], Tomas RAMELIS [Stomil Olsztyn (POL)] (77 Arturas STESKO [Zalgiris Vilnius]), Igoris MORINAS [Hannover SV (GER)] (74 Audrius KSANAVICIUS [FBK Kaunas]).
Coach: Kestutis LATOZA, Captain: Andrius TERESKINAS. 


Friendly: SAUDI ARABIA - LITHUANIA  0:1.

24.06.1999. Abha. Att. 15000. Rf. ? (Saudi Arabia)
SAUDI ARABIA - LITHUANIA  0:1 (0:1).
g: 7' Andrius UPSTAS.
LTU: Audrius DILYS, Andrius JOKSAS, Nerijus RADZIUS, Dainius SULIAUSKAS, Vladimiras BUZMAKOVAS, Tadas GRAZIUNAS, Andrius UPSTAS (61 Vadimas PETRENKA), Nerijus VASILIAUSKAS (46 Tadas PAPECKYS), Egidijus JUSKA (46 Dainius SAULENAS), Igoris STESKO (68 Giedrius BAREVICIUS), Robertas POSKUS (60 Andrius VELICKA).
Sent Off: 85' Vadimas PETRENKA.


Lithuanian Squad for Friendly Game against Argentina 26 June in Buenos Aires.

Goalkeepers - Vaidotas ZUTAUTAS (Kareda Siauliai), Pavelas LEUSAS (Zalgiris Vilnius).
Defenders - Andrejus SOROKINAS (Zalgiris Vilnius), Andrius TERESKINAS (Skonto Riga - LVA), Marius SKINDERIS (GKS Beltachow - POL), Zydrunas GRUDZINSKAS (Zalgiris Vilnius), Mantas SAMUSIOVAS (FBK Kaunas), Raimondas VAINORAS (FBK Kaunas), Giedrius ZUTAUTAS (FBK Kaunas).
Mitfielders - Aidas PREIKSAITIS (Stomil Olsztyn - POL), Darius MACIULEVICIUS (Kareda Siauliai), Tomas RAZANAUSKAS (Servette Genf - SUI), Irmantas STUMBRYS (Zenit St. Peterbourg - RUS), Orestas BUITKUS (Baltika Kaliningrad - RUS), Arturas STESKO (Zalgiris Vilnius).
Forwards - Valdas IVANAUSKAS (FC St.Polten - AUT), Tomas RAMELIS (Stomil Olsztyn - POL), Edgaras JANKAUSKAS (FC Brugge - BEL), Audrius KSANAVICIUS (FBK Kaunas), Igoris MORINAS (Hannover SV - GER).
Coach - Kestutis LATOZA, Trainer - Julius KVEDARAS, Director - Robertas TAUTKUS.


Lithuanian's Clubs Team for Friendly Game against Saudi Arabia 24 June.

Goalkeepers - Audrius DILYS (Zalgiris Vilnius), Voldemaras MARTINKENAS (Kareda Siauliai).
Defenders - Andrius JOKSAS (Zalgiris Vilnius), Nerijus RADZIUS (Zalgiris Vilnius), Vladimiras BUZMAKOVAS (Zalgiris Vilnius), Tadas GRAZIUNAS (Kareda Siauliai), Dainius SULIAUSKAS (FBK Kaunas), Tadas PAPECKYS (FBK Kaunas).
Mitfielders - Nerijus VASILIAUSKAS (Zalgiris Vilnius), Giedrius BAREVICIUS (Zalgiris Vilnius), Dainius KUNEVICIUS (Kauno Jegeriai Kaunas), Andrius UPSTAS (Inkaras Kaunas), Vadimas PETRENKA (FBK Kaunas), Igoris STESKO (Zalgiris Vilnius).
Forwards - Egidijus JUSKA (Zalgiris Vilnius), Dainius SAULENAS (Zalgiris Vilnius), Andrius VELICKA (FBK Kaunas), Robertas POSKUS (Kareda Siauliai).
Coachs - Eugenijus RIABOVAS & Romualdas LAVRINAVICIUS.


ECQ: ESTONIA - LITHUANIA  1:2.

09.06.1999 19:00. Tallinn Kadriorg stadium. Att. 2000. Rf. Hermann ALBRECHT (GER).
ESTONIA - LITHUANIA  1:2 (1:0).
g: 8' Andres OPER, 51' Tomas RAMELIS, 56' Darius MACIULEVICIUS
EST: 1-Mart POOM [Derby County (ENG)], 2-Marek LEMSALU [Flora Tallinn], 3-Urmas KIRS [Flora Tallinn], 4-Urmas KAAL [Flora Tallinn], 5-Kristen VIIKMAE [Flora Tallinn], 6-Viktor ALONEN [Flora Tallinn], 7-Sergei TEREHOV [Flora Tallinn] (75' 13-Ivan O'KONNEL-BRONIN [Tulevik Viljandi]), 8-Andres OPER [Flora Tallinn], 9-Marko KRISTAL [Flora Tallinn] (80' 15-Mark SVETS [Flora Tallinn]), 10-Martin REIM [Flora Tallinn], 11-Indrek ZELINSKI (Flora Tallinn).
Coach: Teitur THORDARSON, Captain: Martin REIM. Substitutes: 12-Toomas TOHVER, 14-Aivar ANNISTE, 16-Rajo PIIROJA, 17-Janek MEET.
LTU: 1-Pavelas LEUSAS [Zalgiris Vilnius], 2-Andrius SKERLA [PSV Eindhoven (HOL)], 3-Marius SKINDERIS [GKS Beltachow (POL)], 4-Darius ZUTAUTAS [Alania Vladikavkaz (RUS)] (46' 13-Darius MACIULEVICIUS [Kareda Siauliai]), 5-Raimondas ZUTAUTAS [Alania Vladikavkaz (RUS)], 6-Tomas ZVIRGZDAUSKAS [Polonia Warsaw (POL)], 7-Tomas RAMELIS [Stomil Olsztyn (POL)], 8-Valdas IVANAUSKAS [FC St. Polten (AUT)] (88' 16-Aidas PREIKSAITIS [Stomil Olsztyn (POL)]), 9-Tomas RAZANAUSKAS [Servette Genf (SUI)], 10-Aurelijus SKARBALIUS [Broendby Copenhagen (DEN)], 11-Saulius MIKALAJUNAS [Uralan Elista (RUS)].
Coach: Kestutis LATOZA, Captain: Valdas IVANAUSKAS. Substitutes: 12-Arvydas SKRUPSKIS, 14-Tomas KANCELSKIS, 15-Arturas FOMENKA, 18-Deividas SEMBERAS.
Booket: 81' Darius MACIULEVICIUS, 84' Marius SKINDERIS, 86' Andres OPER.

Reports:

Estonia's chance evaporates

TALLINN, June 9 (Reuters) - Estonia's chance of European championship qualification virtually disappeared on Wednesday when Baltic neighours Lithuania beat them 2-1 in group nine.
Estonia went ahead in tbe 10th minute through Andres Oper, who broke free of several defenders in Lithuania's penalty area.
Lithuania levelled early in the second half when Tomas Ramelis seized on a mix-up between goalkeeper Mart Poom and defender Marek Lemsalu. He slipped between them and placed the ball into an open net.
A Ramelis cross from the right set up the 56th minute winner for second half substitute Darius Maciulevicius.

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Lithuania came from behind to claim Baltic honours in their derby with Estonia in European Championship Group Nine qualifying action, thus ruining their rivals hopes of advancing to the EURO 2000 finals.

Estonians take rarly initiative

The home side started the game unusually actively and took the initiative in the early stages with a series of furious attacks. Andres Oper was put clean through in the fifth minute from Urmas Kirs' pass, but Lithuanian goalkeeper Pavelas Leusas saved. Three minutes later a beautiful combination by Marko Kristal and Indrek Zelinski ended with Oper being put clear through again on Leusas and this time the FC Flora's striker made no mistake.
Moments later Tomas Razanauskas hit the crossbar with a powerful header from Aurelijus Skarbalius' free-kick. and Estonia then came close again as Oper found the target in the 11th minute with a strong shot from 12 metres, which only narrowly missed upper left corner.
Tale of two halves
Lithuania brought a different approach to their game in the second half, and were rewarded as the Estonians attempted to sit back on their lead. Estonia's goalkeeper Mart Poom dropped Valdas Ivanauskas' shot and in trying to save it - before Tomas Ramelis could reach it - Marek Lemsalu kicked the ball over Poom into his own net. Then five minutes later, Lithuania sealed the three points when a neat combination involving three Lithuanians tore the Estonian defence wide open and Darius Maciulevicius beat Poom to give Lithuania the lead.
Estonia came close on two occasions to an equaliser, but Martin Reim's 30 metre free-kick took a deflection and hit the bar after 71 minutes. And then ten minutes later Indrek Zelinski miskicked after being completely alone in front of goal.
Own goals prove costly
"We lost the game by our stupid mistakes and by a distinct lack of luck," Estonia's Icelandic coach Teitur Thordarson said afterwards. "I am very unhappy with the result, but satisfied with most of my players' performances. It was the second decisive own goal by our team, which cost us points, as Hohlov-Simson scored an own goal in Scotland and now Lemsalu did the same here."
Thordarson's Lithuanian counterpart, Kestutis Latoza was obviously the happier of the two coaches.
"My players showed a great deal of fighting spirit in a situation when they were a goal behind, and the changes I made in the squad also helped. I am especially happy with midfielders performance.
"Certainly, our group became only more interesting with our win here," he added.


ECQ: BOSNIA - LITHUANIA  2:0.

05.06.1999 20:30. Sarajevo Kosevo stadium. Att. 6100. Rf. Arturo DAUDEN IBANEZ (ESP).
BOSNIA - LITHUANIA  2:0 (1:0).
g: 26' (pen) Meho KODRO, 90' Elvir BOLIC.
BOS: 1-Mirsad DEDIC [FC Sarajevo]; 2-Edin SMAJIC [Iskra Bugojno], 3-Sead KAPETANOVIC [VfL Wolfsburg (GER)], 4-Mirza VARESANOVIC [Bursaspor (TUR)], 5-Mirsad HIBIC [FC Sevilla (ESP)], 6-Bakir BASIREVIC [FC Osijek (HRV)], 7-Senad REPUH [Bursaspor (TUR)] (85' 15-Elvir BOLIC [Fenerbahce Istambul (TUR)]), 8-Nermin SABIC [Croatia Zagreb (HRV)], 9-Meho KODRO [Tenerife (ESP)] (79' 13-Edin MUJCIN [Croatia Zagreb (HRV)]), 10-Hasan SALIHAMIDZIC [Bayern Munich (GER)], 11-Marko TOPIC [Monza (ITA)] (86' Almir TURKOVIC [Zadarkomerc (HRV)]).
Coach: Faruk HADZIBEGIC, Captain: Meho KODRO. Substitutes: 12 Kenan BECIREVIC, 16-Samir MURATOVIC, 17-Adlan OSMANHOBLIC, 18-Edis MULALIC.
LTU: 1-Pavelas LEUSAS [Zalgiris Vilnius], 2-Andrius SKERLA [PSV Eindhoven (HOL)], 3-Marius SKINDERIS [GKS Beltachow (POL)], 4-Darius GVILDYS (Lokomotyv Nizhny Novgorod (RUS)], 5-Tomas KANCELSKIS [Kareda Siauliai], 6-Tomas ZVIRGZDAUSKAS [Polonia Warsaw (POL)], 7-Saulius MIKALAJUNAS [Uralan Elista (RUS)], 8-Valdas IVANAUSKAS [FC St. Polten (AUT)], 9-Aidas PREIKSAITIS [Stomil Olsztyn (POL)], 10-Deividas SEMBERAS [Dynamo Moscow (RUS)] (64' 16-Grazvydas MIKULENAS [Croatia Zagreb (HRV)]), 11-Darius MACIULEVICIUS [Kareda Siauliai] (46' 15-Arturas FOMENKA [Kareda Siauliai]).
Coach: Kestutis LATOZA, Captain: Valdas IVANAUSKAS. Substitutes: 12-Arvydas SKRUPSKIS, 13-Darius ZUTAUTAS, 14-Nerijus VASILIAUSKAS, 17-Tadas GRAZIUNAS, 18-Igoris STESKO. 
Sent Off: 67' Hasan SALIHAMIDZIC, 81' Darius GVILDYS. Booket: 6' Darius GVILDYS, 9' Nermin SABIC, 15' Marius SKINDERIS, 49' Sead KAPETANOVIC, 66' Grazvydas MIKULENAS, 84' Tomas KANCELSKIS, 85' Saulius MIKALAJUNAS.

Bosnia keep Euro 2000 hopes alive with 2-0 win

SARAJEVO, June 5 (Reuters) - Bosnia kept their hopes of qualifying for Euro 2000 alive on Saturday with a deserved 2-0 victory against Lithuania in a group nine qualifier marred by two late sendings off.
Bosnian captain Meho Kodro scored the first goal in the 26th minute on a penalty after Sead Kapetanovic was dragged down by Lithuania's Tomas Kancelskis.
The home side continued to press Lithuania but failed to extend their lead until substitute Elvir Bolic of Turkey's Fenerbahce scored with a close range header in stoppage time.
Both teams finished with 10 players after Bosnia's Hasan Salihamidzic was sent off in the 70th minute and Lithuania's Darius Gvildys went 12 minutes later.
The Czech Republic lead the group with 18 points, 10 ahead of Scotland and 11 in front of Estonia and Bosnia.
Bosnia and Scotland have played one game less.


Lithuanian Squad for the European Championship qualifier Games against Bosnia and Estonia.

Goalkeepers - Vaidotas ZUTAUTAS (Kareda Siauliai), Pavelas LEUSAS (Zalgiris Vilnius), Arvydas SKRUPSKIS (FBK Kaunas).
Defenders - Andrius SKERLA (PSV Eindhoven - HOL), Tomas ZVIRGZDAUSKAS (Polonia Warsaw - POL), Darius ZUTAUTAS (Alania Vladikavkaz - RUS), Tomas KANCELSKIS (Kareda Siauliai), Darius GVILDYS (Lokomotyv Nizhni Novgorod - RUS), Andrejus SOROKINAS (Zalgiris Vilnius), Andrius TERESKINAS (Skonto Riga - LVA), Marius SKINDERIS (GKS Beltachow - POL).
Mitfielders - Aurelijus SKARBALIUS (Broendby Copenhagen - DEN), Deividas SEMBERAS (Dinamo Moscow - RUS), Saulius MIKALAJUNAS (Uralan Elista - RUS), Aidas PREIKSAITIS (Stomil Olsztyn - POL), Darius MACIULEVICIUS (Kareda Siauliai), Tomas RAZANAUSKAS (Servette Genf - SUI), Arturas STESKO (Zalgiris Vilnius), Igoris STESKO (Zalgiris Vilnius), Nerijus VASILIAUSKAS (Zalgiris Vilnius), Raimondas ZUTAUTAS (Alania Vladikavkaz - RUS).
Forwards - Valdas IVANAUSKAS (FC St.Polten - AUT), Tomas RAMELIS (Stomil Olsztyn - POL), Arturas FOMENKA (Kareda Siauliai), Grazvydas MIKULENAS (Croatia Zagreb - HRV).
Coach - Kestutis LATOZA, Trainers - Benjaminas ZELKEVICIUS, Julius KVEDARAS, Romualdas LAVRINAVICIUS, Director - Robertas TAUTKUS.


ECQ: LITHUANIA - ESTONIA  1:2.

31.03.1999 18:00. Vilnius. Zalgiris. Att. 2000. Rf. Alfredo TRENTALANGE (ITA).
LITHUANIA - ESTONIA  1:2 (0:0).
g. 50' Sergei TEREHOV, 78' Sergei TEREHOV, 83' Arturas FOMENKA.
LTU: 1-Gintaras STAUCE [MSV Duisburg (GER)], 2-Andrius SKERLA [PSV Eindhoven (HOL)], 3-Raimondas ZUTAUTAS [no team], 4-Deividas SEMBERAS [Dynamo Moscow (RUS)], 5-Raimondas VAINORAS [FBK Kaunas], 6-Tomas ZVIRGZDAUSKAS [Polonia Warsaw (POL)], 7-Darius MACIULEVICIUS [Kareda Siauliai], 8-Saulius MIKALAJUNAS [Uralan Elista (RUS)], 9-Aidas PREIKSAITIS [Stomil Olsztyn (POL)], 10-Aurelijus SKARBALIUS [Brondby Kopenhavn (DEN)] (37' 15-Dainius GLEVECKAS [Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)], 56' 17-Orestas BUITKUS [Baltika Kaliningrad (RUS)], 11-Grazvydas MIKULENAS [Croatia Zagreb (HRV)] (46' 16-Arturas FOMENKA [Kareda Siauliai]).
Coach: Kestutis LATOZA, Captain: Gintaras STAUCE. Substitutes: 12-Vaidotas ZUTAUTAS, 13-Arturas STESKO, 14-Rimantas ZVINGILAS, 18-Vytautas KARVELIS.
EST: 1-Mart POOM [Derby County (ENG)]; 2-Marek LEMSALU [Flora Tallinn], 3-Urmas KIRS [Flora Tallinn], 4-Sergei HOHLOV-SIMSON [Flora Tallinn], 5-Erko SAVIAUK [Flora Tallinn], 6-Mark SVETS [Flora Tallinn] (68' 16-Marko KRISTAL [Flora Tallinn]), 7-Sergei TEREHOV [Flora Tallinn], 8-Adres OPER [Flora Tallinn] (67' 14-Indrek ZELINSKI (Flora Tallinn), 9-Maksim SMIRNOV [Flora Tallinn] (90' 15-Viktor ALONEN [Flora Tallinn]), 10-Martin REIM [Flora Tallinn], 11-Kristen VIIKMAE [Flora Tallinn].
Coach: Teitur THORDARSON, Captain: Martin REIM. Substitutes: 12-Toomas TOHVER, 13-Rajo PIIROJA, 17-Janek MEET, 18-Aivar ANNISTE.
Booket: 38' Grazvydas MIKULENAS, 45' Mark SVETS, 51' Urmas KIRS, 53' Mart POOM, 84' Indrek ZELINSKI.

Estonia thank Terehov for win in Baltic battle (from www.uefa.com)

Two second-half goals from Sergei Terehov kept Estonia's slim hopes of EURO 2000 qualification alive in their 2-1 Group Nine success over neighbours Lithuania in Vilnius.

Brilliant run
Terehov broke the deadlock four minutes after the break, when he drilled a shot from the left past Lithuanian goalkeeper Gintaras Stauce, and he struck again with 13 minutes left. A brilliant run up the middle saw Teherov evade two defenders before firing into the net.

Late consolation
Lithuania's second-half substitute Arturas Fomenka headed past visiting goalkeeper Mart Poom to reduce the arrears in the 83rd minute, but Estonia tightened their defence to deny their Baltic rivals a point.
Estonia's win leaves them with seven points after five games, well behind the group pacemakers, but still in with a slight hope of making it to the final round next year.

ECQ: CZECH REPUBLIC - LITHUANIA 2:0.

27.03.1999 16:30. Teplice. Na Stinadlech. Att. 14658. Rf. Attila JUHOS (HUN).
CZECH REPUBLIC - LITHUANIA  0:2 (0:1).
g. 10' Michal HORNAK, 74' Patrick BERGER (pk).
CZE: 1-Pavel SRNICEK [Sheffield Wednesday (ENG)]; 2-Tomas REPKA [AC Fiorentina (ITA)], 3-Jan SUCHOPAREK [RC Strasbourg (FRA)], 4-Pavel NEDVED [Lazio Roma (ITA)], 5-Michal HORNAK [Sparta Praha], 6-Martin HASEK [Sparta Praha], 7-Jiri NEMEC [Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen (GER)], 8-Karel POBORSKY [Benfica Lissabon (POR)] (63' 17-Pavel KUKA (1.FC Nurnberg (GER)]), 9-Vratislav LOKVENC [Sparta Praha] (71' 13-Jan KOLLER [SC Lokeren (BEL)]), 10-Vladimir SMICER [RC Lens (FRA)] (80' 14-Miroslav BARANEK [Sparta Praha]), 11-Patrik BERGER [FC Liverpool (ENG)].
Coach: Jozef CHOVANEC, Captain: Jiri NEMEC. Substitutes: 16-Tomas POSTULKA, 12-Tomas VOTARA, 15-Martin CIZEK, 18-Karel RADA.
LTU: 1-Gintaras STAUCE [MSV Duisburg (GER)], 2-Andrius SKERLA [PSV Eindhoven (HOL)], 3-Darius ZUTAUTAS [Alania Vladikavkaz (RUS)], 4-Deividas SEMBERAS [Dynamo Moscow (RUS)], 5-Raimondas VAINORAS [FBK Kaunas], 6-Tomas ZVIRGZDAUSKAS [Polonia Warsaw (POL)], 7-Saulius MIKALAJUNAS [Uralan Elista (RUS)] (78' 15-Grazvydas MIKULENAS [Croatia Zagreb (HRV)]), 8-Valdas IVANAUSKAS [FC St.Polten (AUT)] (83' 17-Orestas BUITKUS [Baltika Kaliningrad (RUS)]), 9-Aidas PREIKSAITIS [Stomil Olsztyn (POL)], 10-Aurelijus SKARBALIUS [Brondby Kopenhavn (DEN)], 11-Edgaras JANKAUSKAS [FC Brugge (BEL)] (67' 14-Rimantas ZVINGILAS [SC Harelbeke (BEL)]).
Coach: Kestutis LATOZA, Captain: Gintaras STAUCE. Substitutes: 12-Vaidotas ZUTAUTAS, 13-Dainius GLEVECKAS, 16-Andrius JOKSAS.
Booket: 3' Tomas REPKA, 28' Edgaras JANKAUSKAS.

Czechs stroll to 2-0 win against Lithuania

TEPLICE, Czech Republic, March 27 (Reuters) - The Czech Republic strolled to an easy 2-0 victory over Lithuania in their European championship match on Saturday to stay on top of group nine with a maximum 12 points from four games.
Defender Michal Hornak's header gave the Czechs the lead in the 10th minute after Lithuanian goalkeeper Gintaras Stauce failed to cut out a cross from a free kick.
Liverpool's Patrik Berger made it 2-0 from the penalty spot in the 74th minute after defender Aurelius Skarbalius clipped Lazio midfielder Pavel Nedved in the box.
Czech defender Tomas Repka was booked for the second time and will miss next Wednesday's qualifier away to Scotland.

From www.uefa.com

The Czech Republic, runners-up in EURO '96, strolled to an easy 2-0 victory over Lithuania in their European Championship clash extend their lead at the top of Group Nine. The Czechs fourth win from four matches moves them five points clear of second-placed Scotland.

Hornak strikes
AC Sparta Praha defender Michal Hornak's header gave the Czechs the lead in the 10th minute after Lithuanian goalkeeper Gintaras Stauce had failed to cut out a cross from a Patrick Berger free-kick, which Vladimir Lokvenc had also missed. Despite continuing to dominate the home side were unable to add to their lead until late on. Lokvenc wasted two good chancves midway through the half.

Berger on the spot
Indeed, the Czechs had to wait until the final quarter to double their lead. Liverpool FC's Berger made it 2-0 from the penalty spot in the 74th minute after defender Aurelius Skarbalius had clipped S.S.Lazio midfielder Pavel Nedved in the box. The only down side for the Czechs was that defender Tomas Repka picked up his second yellow card of the competition and will miss next Wednesday's crucial qualifier away to Scotland.


Lithuanian Squad for the European Championship qualifier Games against Czech Republic and Estonia.

Goalkeepers - Gintaras STAUCE (MSV Duisburg - GER, 41 caps), Vaidotas ZUTAUTAS (Kareda Siauliai, 2).
Defenders - Andrius SKERLA (PSV Eindhoven - HOL, 14), Tomas ZVIRGZDAUSKAS (Polonia Warsaw - POL, 6), Dainius GLEVECKAS (Shakhtar Donetsk - UKR, 11), Andrejus SOROKINAS (Zalgiris Vilnius, 3), Raimondas VAINORAS (FBK Kaunas, 41), Darius ZUTAUTAS (Alania Vladikavkaz - RUS, 6), Tomas KANCELSKIS (Kareda Siauliai, 8).
Mitfielders - Aurelijus SKARBALIUS (Broendby Copenhagen - DEN, 36, 5 goals), Deividas SEMBERAS (Dinamo Moscow - RUS, 9), Saulius MIKALAJUNAS (Uralan Elista - RUS, 13, 1), Aidas PREIKSAITIS (Stomil Olsztyn - POL, 28, 3), Orestas BUITKUS (Baltika Kaliningrad - RUS, 12, 4), Tomas DANILEVICIUS (Dinamo Moscow - RUS), Irmantas STUMBRYS (Ekranas Panevezys), Raimondas ZUTAUTAS (Alania Vladikavkaz - RUS, 21), Tomas RAZANAUSKAS (Flora Tallinn - EST).
Forwards - Valdas IVANAUSKAS (FC St.Polten - AUT, 22, 8), Edgaras JANKAUSKAS (FC Brugge - BEL, 17, 3), Grazvydas MIKULENAS (Croatia Zagreb - HRV, 7, 1), Arturas FOMENKA (Kareda Siauliai, 2), Tomas DANILEVICIUS (FC Brugge - BEL, 1).
Coach - Kestutis LATOZA, Trainers - Eugenijus RIABOVAS, Romualdas LAVRINAVICIUS, Director - Robertas TAUTKUS.


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