European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Wales||Cardiff City Stadium - CardiffMonday 9 October 2017|
20.45CET (19.45 local time) Group D - Matchday 10
|Republic of Ireland|
|24/03/2017||QR (GS)||Republic of Ireland - Wales||0-0||Dublin|
|17/11/2007||QR (GS)||Wales - Republic of Ireland||2-2||Cardiff||Koumas 23, 89 (P); Keane 31, Doyle 60|
|24/03/2007||QR (GS)||Republic of Ireland - Wales||1-0||Dublin||Ireland 39|
|Republic of Ireland||2||1||1||0||1||0||1||0||-||-||-||-||14||5||4||5||16||13|
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|-||Wayne Hennessey||24/01/1987||30||Crystal Palace||-||9||0||0||0|
|-||Neil Taylor||07/02/1989||28||Aston Villa||-||5||0||0||0|
|-||James Chester||23/01/1989||28||Aston Villa||*||9||0||0||0|
|-||Thomas Lockyer||03/12/1994||22||Bristol Rovers||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Hal Robson-Kanu||21/05/1989||28||West Brom||*||8||1||0||0|
|-||David Brooks||08/07/1997||20||Sheff. United||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Glenn Whelan||13/01/1984||33||Aston Villa||*||7||0||0||0|
|-||Conor Hourihane||02/02/1991||26||Aston Villa||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||James McClean||22/04/1989||28||West Brom||-||8||3||0||0|
|-||Callum O'Dowda||23/04/1995||22||Bristol City||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Daryl Murphy||15/03/1983||34||Nottm Forest||-||5||3||0||0|
|-||Scott Hogan||13/04/1992||25||Aston Villa||-||0||0||0||0|
Last updated 09/10/2017 14:37CET
Date of birth: 10 June 1970
Playing career: Manchester City FC, Swansea City AFC, Crystal Palace FC, Blackburn Rovers FC, Fulham FC
Coaching career: Fulham FC, Real Sociedad de Fútbol, Coventry City FC, Larissa FC, Wales
• A solid defender, Coleman came through the youth ranks at Manchester City but started his career in earnest with home-town team Swansea, where he won Welsh Cups in 1989 and 1991.
• Picked up the first of 32 caps for Wales while at Crystal Palace, where he occasionally served as a makeshift striker, before joining then reigning English champions Blackburn in 1995 for an injury-ravaged two-year stay.
• A broken leg sustained in a car crash in 2001 when Coleman was playing for Fulham effectively ended his playing days, but he was brought on to the club's coaching staff, taking the top job after a successful stint as caretaker in 2003.
• After leaving Fulham in 2007, Coleman headed abroad to manage first Real Sociedad and then Larissa either side of a spell at Coventry.
• Hired as Wales manager in January 2012 following the death of former team-mate Gary Speed, Coleman signed a two-year extension in November 2013, and was rewarded by guiding the side to UEFA EURO 2016 – their first major tournament since 1958. Even better was to come in France, as Wales upset the odds by reaching the semi-finals, their best-ever performance in a major finals.
Date of birth: 1 March 1952
Nationality: Northern Irish
Playing career: Lisburn Distillery FC, Nottingham Forest FC, Norwich City FC (twice), Manchester City FC, Notts County FC, Chesterfield FC, Fulham FC
Coaching career: Grantham Town FC, Shepshed Charterhouse FC, Wycombe Wanderers FC, Norwich City FC, Leicester City FC, Celtic FC, Aston Villa FC, Sunderland AFC, Republic of Ireland
• The highlight of Northern Irish international O'Neill's playing career was winning the 1977/78 English title and 1979 and 1980 European Cups under Brian Clough at Nottingham Forest (though he did not play in the first of those finals). He also appeared at the 1982 FIFA World Cup.
• After injury ended O'Neill's career, he entered management with non-league Grantham, Shepshed and Wycombe, whom he led into the Football League for the first time in 1993 and a further promotion the next year.
• He left Wycombe for Norwich in June 1995 but within six months had gone to Leicester, whom he would guide into the Premier League, winning the 1997 and 2000 League Cups to earn two UEFA Cup campaigns.
• O'Neill was appointed by Celtic in summer 2000 and in five years at the helm landed three league titles and three Scottish Cups, the Scottish League Cup completing a 2000/01 treble. He also led them to the 2003 UEFA Cup final.
• Managed Aston Villa between 2006 and 2010, then Sunderland from 2011 to March 2013. O'Neill was appointed Ireland manager, to be assisted by fellow former Forest player Roy Keane, that November, and led the team to UEFA EURO 2016 via a play-off win against Bosnia and Herzegovina. Agreed to stay on until the 2018 FIFA World Cup before the finals, where Ireland were eliminated by hosts France in the last 16.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA matches|
|06/09/2013||WC||QR||Republic of Ireland||Sweden||1-2||Dublin|
|07/07/2005||RCUP||GS-FT||Rep. of Ireland Amateur (IRL)||Basque Country (ESP)||3-1||Brzesko|
|06/09/2013||WC||QR||Republic of Ireland||Sweden||1-2||Dublin|
|14/10/2014||EURO||QR||Germany||Republic of Ireland||1-1||Gelsenkirchen|
Last updated 07/10/2017 11:04CET
The Week of Football concept enables fans around the world to enjoy the very best action from the European Qualifiers – which will determine UEFA's representatives at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup comprises nine groups of six teams, with matches played on a home-and-away basis.
Qualifying takes place under the 'Week of Football' concept, introduced ahead of the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign, in which games are spread out from Thursday to Tuesday, shining the spotlight on more teams on the road to the finals in Russia. Moreover, thanks to the Week of Football, at least 43% of matches will be played on weekends, giving fans a better chance to follow the action on television, in the stadiums and on UEFA.com.
Kick-off times will be set mainly at 18:00CET and 20:45CET on Saturdays and Sundays and at 20:45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays. In double-header matchweeks, sides will play on Thursday/Sunday, Friday/Monday or Saturday/Tuesday. Each day of the Week of Football will feature eight to ten games.
The nine group winners will qualify directly for the final tournament. The eight best runners-up will contest play-offs to decide the last four qualifiers for the finals.
The 13 qualifiers then join hosts Russia in the finals to make it 14 UEFA member associations represented.
How qualification works
The other confederations have the following qualifying berths:
North and Central America and Caribbean: 3.5
South America: 4.5
|Republic of Ireland||9||4||4||1||11||6||16|
Last updated 07/10/2017 11:01CET