Coaches: Marcel Koller
Colours: Red shirts, white shorts, red socks
v Hungary (14 June, Bordeaux)
v Portugal (18 June, Paris)
v Iceland (22 June, Saint-Denis)
Group Stage (2008)
Although they were at the tournament in 2008, this is the first time Austria have genuinely qualified for the European Championship. In 2008, as joint-hosts with Switzerland, they suffered the heartache of a Group Stage exit with a point against Poland emerging as all they had to show from three games.
How They Got There
Drawn with Russia, Sweden, Montenegro, Liechtenstein and Moldova it appeared Austria were in for a highly competitive qualifying with four of the six sides likely to battle for the top three places.
Following a 1-1 home draw against Sweden in the opening game, Austria never looked back as they sealed nine-straight victories to win the group by eight points. Stand out wins included a 1-0 win in Russia and a 4-1 win in Sweden.
v Russia 1-0 (h), 1-0(a)
v Sweden 1-1 (h), 4-1 (a)
v Montenegro 1-0 (h), 3-2 (a)
v Liechtenstein 3-0 (h), 5-0 (a)
v Moldova 1-0 (h), 2-1 (a)
Occupying a midfield spot, Bayern Munich’s David Alaba is the lynchpin of the Austrian national team, with much of their success down to the industriousness of his role. Going forward, Stoke City’s Marco Arnautovic and Basel’s Marc Janko are particularly key to the operation.
Goalkeepers: Robert Almer (Austria Vienna), Heinz Lindner (Eintracht Frankfurt), Ramazan Oezcan (Ingolstadt)
Defenders: Aleksandar Dragovic (Dynamo Kiev), Christian Fuchs (Leicester City), Gyorgy Garics (Darmstadt), Martin Hinteregger (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Florian Klein (Stuttgart), Sebastian Prodl (Watford), Markus Suttner (Ingolstadt), Kevin Wimmer (Tottenham Hotspur)
Midfielders: David Alaba (Bayern Munich), Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City), Julian Baumgartlinger (Mainz), Martin Harnik (Stuttgart), Stefan Ilsanker (RB Leipzig), Jakob Jantscher (Lucerne), Zlatko Junuzovic (Werder Bremen), Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig), Alessandro Schoepf (Schalke)
Forwards: Lukas Hinterseer (Ingolstadt), Rubin Okotie (1860 Munich), Marc Janko (Basel)