With a population of approximately 36,000, Liechtenstein is one of the smallest nations which will be taking part in the qualification campaign for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil.
The team enjoyed their best-ever campaign in the preliminary competition for Germany 2006, registering two wins (each against Luxembourg) and two draws (against Portugal and Slovakia) from 12 games. The 4-0 away victory in Luxembourg remains the country’s biggest-ever win at international level.
However, Liechtenstein were unable to record a single victory en route to South Africa 2010, managing just two points (draws against Finland and Azerbaijan) to finish bottom of a group which included perennial heavyweights Germany and Russia.
The current crop
Liechtenstein have been officially competing at international level since 1982. Though there have been precious few victories during that time, there have nonetheless been a number of highlights. Recent draws away to Estonia and Iceland (both 1-1), each of whom are placed higher in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, suggest there may be a surprise or two in store during qualifying for Brazil 2014.
Current coach: Hans-Peter Zaugg
Best performance in a FIFA competition: None