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SerbiaSerbiaStadion Rajko Mitić - BelgradeMonday 9 October 2017
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Group D - Matchday 10
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
24/03/2017QR (GS)Georgia - Serbia1-3
TbilisiKatcharava 6; Tadić 45 (P), A. Mitrović 64, Gačinović 86
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Serbia----1100----110031
Georgia1001--------100113

Last updated 15/09/2017 12:09CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Serbia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Vladimir Stojković28/07/198334Partizan*7000
-Predrag Rajković31/10/199521M. Tel-Aviv - 2000
-Aleksandar Jovanović06/12/199224AGF - 0000
Defenders
-Duško Tošić19/01/198532Beşiktaş - 1000
-Branislav Ivanović22/02/198433Zenit - 9100
-Antonio Rukavina26/01/198433Villarreal*8000
-Aleksandar Kolarov10/11/198531Roma - 7200
-Ivan Obradović25/07/198829Anderlecht - 2000
-Nemanja Milunović31/05/198928BATE - 0000
-Matija Nastasić28/03/199324Schalke - 7000
-Nikola Maksimović25/11/199125Napoli - 5000
-Miloš Veljković26/09/199522Bremen - 0000
-Stefan Mitrović22/05/199027Gent*4000
Midfielders
-Luka Milivojević07/04/199126Crystal Palace - 8100
-Nemanja Gudelj16/11/199125Tianjin TEDA - 8000
-Nemanja Matić01/08/198829Man. United*6100
-Filip Kostić01/11/199224Hamburg - 8200
-Mijat Gačinović08/02/199522Frankfurt - 3200
-Nemanja Maksimović26/01/199522Valencia - 0000
Forwards
-Aleksandar Prijovic21/04/199027PAOK - 4000
-Dušan Tadić20/11/198828Southampton*9400
-Adem Ljajić29/09/199126Torino - 2000
-Aleksandar Mitrović16/09/199423Newcastle - 8600
Coach
-Slavoljub Muslin14/06/195364 - 9000
Georgia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Roin Kvaskhvadze31/05/198928Torpedo Kutaisi - 0000
-Giorgi Loria27/01/198631Anji - 6000
-Giorgi Makaridze31/03/199027Moreirense - 3000
Defenders
-Giorgi Navalovski28/06/198631SKA-Energiya - 9000
-Ucha Lobzhanidze23/02/198730Atyrau - 2000
-Guram Kashia04/07/198730Vitesse*9000
-Solomon Kverkvelia06/02/199225Lokomotiv Moskva - 9000
-Otar Kakabadze27/06/199522Esbjerg*7000
-Lasha Dvali14/05/199522Śląsk - 0000
-Lasha Shergelashvili17/01/199225Samtredia - 0000
Midfielders
-Jaba Kankava18/03/198631Reims - 5000
-Giorgi Merebashvili15/08/198631Wisła Płock - 4100
-Nika Kvekveskiri29/05/199225Tobol*5000
-Valeri Kazaishvili29/01/199324Legia - 9300
-Lucas Hufnagel29/01/199423Nürnberg - 0000
-Jambul Jigauri08/07/199225Vardar*5000
-Giorgi Aburjania02/01/199522Anorthosis - 0000
-Valerian Gvilia24/05/199423BATE*7100
Forwards
-Vladimer Dvalishvili20/04/198631Atyrau - 5000
-Giorgi Chanturia11/04/199324Ural - 3000
-David Khocholava08/02/199324Shakhtar Donetsk - 3000
-Davit Skhirtladze16/03/199324Silkeborg*4000
-Giorgi Kvilitaia01/10/199324Rapid Wien*5000
Coach
-Vladimír Weiss22/09/196453 - 9000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Slavoljub Muslin

Date of birth: 15 June 1953
Nationality: Serbian
Playing career: OFK Beograd, FK BASK, FK Rad, FK Crvena zvezda, LOSC Lille, Stade Brestois 29, SM Caen
Coaching career: Stade Brestois 29, Pau FC, FC Girondins de Bordeaux, RC Lens, Le Mans FC, Wydad Casablanca, FK Crvena zvezda (twice), PFC Levski Sofia, FC Metalurh Donetsk, KSC Lokeren OV (twice), FC Lokomotiv Moskva, FC Khimki, FC Dinamo Minsk, Anorthosis Famagusta FC, FC Krasnodar, FC Amkar Perm, R. Standard de Liège, Serbia

• Born and raised in Belgrade, Muslin played for a number of smaller clubs in the city before arriving at Crvena zvezda in 1975; was a defensive stalwart for 'Red Star' for six years, winning three Yugoslavian titles and reaching the 1978/79 UEFA Cup final, where his side lost to Borussia Mönchengladbach.

• Spent the latter years of his playing career in France, and started out as a coach there; helped to nurture the careers of David Ginola (Brest), Zinédine Zidane, Bixente Lizarazu and Christophe Dugarry (all Bordeaux).

• Won three domestic titles and a national cup in two spells as Crvena zvezda boss in the early 2000s; also coached clubs in Morocco, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia, Belgium, Belarus and Cyprus.

• Hired as Serbia coach in May 2016 to replace Radovan Ćurčić; agreed contract for the duration of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying, with the option of an extension if he takes his side to the finals.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2360925.html#slavoljub+muslin

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Vladimír Weiss

Date of birth: 22 September 1964
Nationality: Slovakian
Playing career: VTJ Agro Hurbanovo, AŠK Inter Bratislava, AC Sparta Praha, FK Drnovice, DAC Dunajská Streda, 1. FC Košice, FC Artmedia
Coaching career: FC Artmedia (twice), FC Saturn Moskovskaya Oblast, Slovakia, ŠK Slovan Bratislava, FC Kairat Almaty, Georgia

• Bratislava-born, Weiss spent six and a half years developing his talent as a defensive midfielder with local club Inter. First capped for Czechoslovakia in 1988 and won three of his 19 caps at the 1990 FIFA World Cup.

• Had brief spell at Sparta Praha, winning final Czechoslovakian championship in 1993. Won a further dozen caps for Slovakia, scoring his country's first post-independence goal, against United Arab Emirates in February 1994. Ended playing career with Artmedia, serving as an assistant coach until 2000 when he took the top job.

• Led Artmedia to Slovakian Cup in 2005 and league title a year later before knocking out Celtic FC and FK Partizan to reach UEFA Champions League group stage, where team registered famous 3-2 win at FC Porto. Left for Russian club Saturn in early 2006 but returned to Artmedia 18 months later and masterminded domestic double.

• Appointed national team coach in June 2008 in place of Ján Kocian and steered Slovakia to first appearance at a FIFA World Cup finals as qualifying group winners, including historic 2-1 win away to the Czech Republic. Better followed in South Africa, Slovakia reaching the last 16 by eliminating holders Italy and only losing to the Netherlands.

• Coached Slovakia in tandem with Slovan Bratislava in 2011/12 and led his hometown club into their first UEFA Europa League group stage. Nearly did the same with Kairat only losing against Bordeaux on away goals in play-offs. Left Almaty in November 2015 having won Kazakhstan Cups in successive seasons. Hired by Georgia in March 2016.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=921394.html#vladimir+weiss

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereePawel Gil (POL)
  • Assistant refereesKonrad Sapela (POL) , Marcin Borkowski (POL)
  • Fourth officialPaweł Raczkowski (POL)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerKuanysh Kanapyanov (KAZ)
  • Referee observerVasyl Melnychuk (UKR)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Pawel Gil28/06/1976259

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
23/07/2011U19GS-FTSerbiaSpain0-4Chiajna
04/08/2011UEL3QRFC Dinamo TbilisiKR Reykjavík2-0Tbilisi
11/12/2014UELGSFK PartizanAsteras Tripolis FC0-0Belgrade

Last updated 07/10/2017 11:05CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

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:

Africa: 5
Asia: 4.5
North and Central America and Caribbean: 3.5
Oceania: 0.5
South America: 4.5

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2400492.html#competition+facts

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Serbia

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group D - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Serbia9531191018
    Wales945013517
    Republic of Ireland944111616
    Austria9333131212
    Georgia90548135
    Moldova90274222
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Serbia 2-2 Republic of Ireland
    0-1 Hendrick 3, 1-1 Kostić 62, 2-1 Tadić 69 (P) , 2-2 Murphy 81
    Rajković, Rukavina, Gudelj, Nastasić, Ivanović, A. Mitrović (59 Pavlović), Tadić, Mladenović (76 D. Tošić), Milivojević, Kostić (82 Katai), Vuković
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    Moldova 0-3 Serbia
    0-1 Kostić 19, 0-2 Ivanović 37, 0-3 Tadić 59
    Stojković, Rukavina, Gudelj, Nastasić, Ivanović, Tadić, Kolarov, Milivojević, Kostić (69 Z. Tošić), Pavlović (46 Katai), Vuković (69 S. Mitrović)
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
    Serbia 3-2 Austria
    1-0 A. Mitrović 6, 1-1 Sabitzer 16, 2-1 A. Mitrović 23, 2-2 Janko 62, 3-2 Tadić 74
    Stojković, Rukavina (89 Maksimović), Nastasić, Ivanović, A. Mitrović (77 Gudelj), Tadić, Kolarov, S. Mitrović, Fejsa, Milivojević, Kostić (65 Katai)
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
    Wales 1-1 Serbia
    1-0 Bale 30, 1-1 A. Mitrović 86
    Stojković, Rukavina, Nastasić, Ivanović, A. Mitrović (88 Gudelj), Tadić, Milivojević, Kostić (70 Katai), Maksimović, Matić, Obradović
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
    Georgia 1-3 Serbia
    1-0 Katcharava 6, 1-1 Tadić 45 (P) , 1-2 A. Mitrović 64, 1-3 Gačinović 86
    Stojković, Rukavina, Ivanović, A. Mitrović (71 Gudelj), Tadić, Kolarov, Milivojević, Kostić (81 Gačinović), Maksimović, Matić, Obradović (47 Vuković)
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
    Serbia 1-1 Wales
    0-1 Ramsey 35 (P) , 1-1 A. Mitrović 74
    Stojković, Rukavina, Nastasić, Ivanović, A. Mitrović, Tadić, Kolarov, Vuković, Milivojević (63 Gudelj), Kostić (67 Prijovic), Matić
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
    Serbia 3-0 Moldova
    1-0 Gačinović 20, 2-0 Kolarov 30, 3-0 A. Mitrović 81
    Rajković, Gudelj, Nastasić, Ivanović, A. Mitrović (81 Prijovic), Tadić (66 Ljajić), Kolarov, Gačinović, Kostić, Maksimović, Matić (76 Radoja)
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Serbia
    0-1 Kolarov 55
    Stojković, Rukavina, Ivanović, A. Mitrović (79 Prijovic), Tadić (81 Gudelj), Kolarov, Vuković, Milivojević, Kostić (72 S. Mitrović), Maksimović, Matić
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
    Austria 3-2 Serbia
    0-1 Milivojević 11, 1-1 Burgstaller 25, 2-1 Arnautović 76, 2-2 Matić 83, 3-2 Schaub 89
    Stojković, Rukavina (69 Ljajić), Nastasić, Ivanović, A. Mitrović, Tadić, Kolarov, S. Mitrović, Gačinović (87 Prijovic), Milivojević, Matić
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)
    Serbia-Georgia

Georgia

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Georgia 1-2 Austria
    0-1 Hinteregger 16, 0-2 Janko 42, 1-2 Ananidze 78
    Loria, Lobzhanidze (84 Chanturia), Kverkvelia, Kashia, Amisulashvili (76 Okriashvili), Daushvili, Ananidze, Kazaishvili, Dvalishvili (63 Skhirtladze), Jigauri, Navalovski
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    Republic of Ireland 1-0 Georgia
    1-0 Coleman 56
    Loria, Kakabadze, Kashia, Kverkvelia, Daushvili (93 Katcharava), Ananidze (73 Skhirtladze), Kazaishvili, Okriashvili, Gvilia, Navalovski (89 Kobakhidze), Mchedlidze
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
    Wales 1-1 Georgia
    1-0 Bale 10, 1-1 Okriashvili 57
    Loria, Kakabadze, Kashia, Kverkvelia, Daushvili, Ananidze (93 Katcharava), Kazaishvili, Okriashvili (91 Jigauri), Gvilia, Navalovski, Mchedlidze (75 Dvalishvili)
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
    Georgia 1-1 Moldova
    1-0 Kazaishvili 16, 1-1 Gaţcan 78
    Loria, Kashia, Kverkvelia, Daushvili, Kazaishvili (80 Skhirtladze), Okriashvili, Chanturia, Kvilitaia (64 Kankava), Gvilia (71 Dvalishvili), Kakabadze, Navalovski
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
    Georgia 1-3 Serbia
    1-0 Katcharava 6, 1-1 Tadić 45 (P) , 1-2 A. Mitrović 64, 1-3 Gačinović 86
    Loria, Kashia, Kverkvelia, Kvekveskiri, Kankava, Kazaishvili (83 Kvilitaia), Ananidze, Katcharava, Gvilia (90 Jigauri), Kakabadze (70 Arabidze), Navalovski
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
    Moldova 2-2 Georgia
    1-0 Gînsari 15, 2-0 Dedov 36, 2-1 Merebashvili 65, 2-2 Kazaishvili 70
    Makaridze, Lobzhanidze (35 Kvekveskiri), Tabidze, Kashia, Kverkvelia, Daushvili (46 Kazaishvili), Kankava, Dvalishvili (65 Merebashvili), Katcharava, Arabidze, Navalovski
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
    Georgia 1-1 Republic of Ireland
    0-1 Duffy 4, 1-1 Kazaishvili 34
    Makaridze, Kashia, Kverkvelia, Ananidze, Kazaishvili (93 Khocholava), Kvekveskiri, Kvilitaia (85 Merebashvili), Gvilia, Jigauri (75 Chanturia), Kakabadze, Navalovski
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
    Austria 1-1 Georgia
    0-1 Gvilia 8, 1-1 Schaub 43
    Makaridze, Kashia, Kverkvelia, Kankava, Kazaishvili (92 Khocholava), Ananidze, Kvilitaia (88 Dvalishvili), Gvilia (69 Merebashvili), Kvekveskiri, Kakabadze, Navalovski
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
    Georgia 0-1 Wales
    0-1 Lawrence 49
    Loria, Kashia, Kverkvelia, Kankava, Kazaishvili, Kvekveskiri (76 Jigauri), Kvilitaia (76 Skhirtladze), Gvilia (89 Khocholava), Merebashvili, Kakabadze, Navalovski
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)
    Serbia-Georgia

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Legend

Competitions

Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable

Statistics

  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • Overall: Total appearances in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship final tournament only
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.