Luxembourg last made it to a European Championship in 1963, and
to date this is the greatest claim to footballing fame for one of
the smallest countries in Europe, sandwiched between France,
Germany and Belgium.
Football remains far and away Luxembourg's most popular sport. The majority of the national side play in the domestic league, although Jeff Strasser adds a hint of international experience.
Luxembourg are a long way off hoping to qualify for the FIFA World Cup™ finals, however. During the preliminary round for Germany 2006, the Grand Duchy did not manage to register a single point, with only San Marino sharing this ignominious fate.
A change of coach after six matches, with former Danish star Allan Simonsen making way for Guy Hellers, could not reverse the tide and six more defeats followed to close out the campaign, which saw Luxembourg concede more goals (48) than any other team in Europe.
The qualifiers for the UEFA EURO 2008 again saw Luxembourg finish bottom of their group, but they nevertheless managed an historic 1-0 win over Belarus, with Fons Leweck scoring the goal which put an end to a run of 55 consecutive defeats stretching back to 1995.