|Match||Austria vs. Azerbaijan|
|Competition||2024 UEFA Euro Qualifying|
|Match day||1st round Group F|
|Venue||Raiffeisen Arena Stadium, Linz|
|Date||Friday, March 24, 2023|
|Official TV||FOX Sports App, Fox Sports 1, Foxsports.com, or VIX+|
Austria will kick off their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign by hosting Azerbaijan at the Raiffeisen Arena, Linz on Friday evening. The home side will hope to repeat their success at Euro 2020, where they reach the last 16 for the first time in history. Meanwhile, the visitors are looking to show improvement after failing to qualify for the Euro finals since 2008.
Austria has a huge advantage over Azerbaijan in head to head encounters. They had never lost to the West Asian team in the previous five matches. They also have a solid squad with star players like David Alaba, Marcel Sabitzer and Marko Arnautovic.
Apart from that, they also have an ambitious new coach, namely Ralf Rangnick who replaced Franco Foda in January 2023. Rangnick is known as a tactician and talent coach who has coached teams such as RB Leipzig, Schalke, Hoffenheim and Manchester United.
Austria come into this match on a positive note after winning 2-0 over Italy in a friendly in November last year.
Azerbaijan do not have much hope of qualifying for Euro 2024, as they are in a tough group with Belgium, Sweden and Montenegro in addition to Austria. Gianni De Biasi’s side have only won one of their last eight matches in all competitions. They have also never won over Austria in the previous four meetings.
Entertaining Azerbaijan, Rangnick has several choices of great players including David Alaba. The Real Madrid player, who created controversy after selecting Lionel Messi as one of the best FIFA 2022 players, is an important figure for the Austrian national team. He can play in various positions well, both as a defender and midfielder.
On the other hand, Azerbaijan has key players like Mahir Emreli. The forward with a keen eye for goal is currently playing for Legia Warszawa in Poland.
Interesting Statistics and Facts
Austria and Azerbaijan have met four times before, with Austria winning three and drawing one.
Austria has always scored at least two goals in every meeting with Azerbaijan, while Azerbaijan has only scored one goal from the four meetings.
Austria have never conceded a goal to Azerbaijan at home, while Azerbaijan have conceded five goals from two visits to Austria.
Their last meeting was in October 2017 in a 2018 World Cup qualifier, where Austria won 1-0 in Baku thanks to a goal by Louis Schaub.
Marko Arnautovic was the top scorer for Austria in the meeting with Azerbaijan with three goals. He scored twice in Austria’s 4-1 win at Linz in September 2017.
Mahir Emreli is the only player to ever score for Azerbaijan in a meeting with Austria. He scored a penalty in Azerbaijan’s 1-1 draw in Baku in March 2017.
- October 07, 2011 – Azerbaijan [1 – 4] Austria (UEFA European Championship Qualifiers)
- October 09, 2010 – Austria [3 – 0] Azerbaijan (UEFA European Championship Qualifiers)
- September 07, 2005 – Azerbaijan [0 – 0] Austria (UEFA World Cup Qualifiers)
- September 09, 2004 – Austria [2 – 0] Azerbaijan (UEFA World Cup Qualifiers)
- June 14, 2022 – Denmark [2 – 0] Austria (UEFA Nations League)
- September 23, 2022 – France [2 – 0] Austria (UEFA Nations League)
- September 26, 2022 – Austria [1 – 3] Croatia (UEFA Nations League)
- November 17, 2022 – Andorra [0 – 1] Austria (Friendlies)
- November 21, 2022 – Austria [2 – 0] Italy (Friendlies)
- June 13, 2022 – Azerbaijan [2 – 0] Belarus (UEFA Nations League)
- September 23, 2022 – Slovakia [1 – 2] Azerbaijan (UEFA Nations League)
- September 25, 2022 – Azerbaijan [3 – 0] Kazakhstan (UEFA Nations League)
- November 17, 2022 – Moldova [1 – 2] Azerbaijan (Friendlies)
- November 20, 2022 – North Macedonia [1 – 3] Azerbaijan (Friendlies)
Possible Starting Lineup:
|Austria (3-4-2-1)||Azerbaijan (4-2-3-1)|
Where to Watch
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Tonight there is an exciting match between Austria vs Azerbaijan in the 2024 UEFA Euro Qualifying competition. If nothing changes, of course you can watch the live broadcast and live streaming of Austria vs Azerbaijan via the FOX Sports App, Fox Sports 1, Foxsports.com, or VIX+ platforms.
Austria vs. Azerbaijan Live Stream
Held at the Raiffeisen Arena Stadium, Linz on Friday, March 24, 2023, the Austria vs. Azerbaijan show will start kick-off at 14:45 EDT. The following is additional information on TV channels in several countries that are broadcasting streaming this match.
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