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Group I - Matchday 10
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
24/03/2017QR (GS)Croatia - Ukraine1-0
ZagrebN. Kalinić 38
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/06/2009QR (GS)Croatia - Ukraine2-2ZagrebPetrić 2, Modrić 68; Shevchenko 13, Gai 54
11/10/2008QR (GS)Ukraine - Croatia0-0Kharkiv
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/11/1997POUkraine - Croatia1-1
agg: 1-3
KyivShevchenko 5; Bokšić 27
29/10/1997POCroatia - Ukraine2-0
ZagrebBilić 11, Vlaović 50
EURO '96
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/06/1995PR (GS)Ukraine - Croatia1-0
KyivKalitvintsev 13
25/03/1995PR (GS)Croatia - Ukraine4-0
ZagrebBoban 13, Šuker 20, 80, Prosinečki 71
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Ukraine31204013----8134513
Croatia43103021----8431135

Last updated 15/09/2017 12:11CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Ukraine - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Andriy Pyatov28/06/198433Shakhtar Donetsk - 9000
-Maxym Koval09/12/199224Dynamo Kyiv - 0000
-Andriy Lunin11/02/199918Zorya - 0000
Defenders
-Olexandr Kucher22/10/198234Kayserispor*5000
-Yaroslav Rakitskiy03/08/198928Shakhtar Donetsk - 4000
-Yevhen Khacheridi28/07/198730Dynamo Kyiv - 3000
-Eduard Sobol20/04/199522Slavia Praha - 5000
-Igor Perduta15/11/199026Vorskla - 0000
-Mykola Matviyenko02/05/199621Vorskla - 5000
Midfielders
-Ruslan Rotan29/10/198135Slavia Praha*6100
-Denys Garmash19/04/199027Dynamo Kyiv - 1000
-Taras Stepanenko08/08/198928Shakhtar Donetsk*9000
-Oleksandr Karavaev02/06/199225Zorya - 2000
-Serhiy Sydorchuk02/05/199126Dynamo Kyiv - 4000
-Vitaliy Buyalskiy 06/01/199324Dynamo Kyiv - 1000
-Ruslan Malinovskiy04/05/199324Genk*3000
-Marlos07/06/198829Shakhtar Donetsk - 1000
-Olexandr Zinchenko15/12/199620Man. City - 6000
-Viktor Kovalenko14/02/199621Shakhtar Donetsk - 8000
-Volodymyr Shepeliev01/06/199720Dynamo Kyiv*1000
Forwards
-Yevhen Konoplyanka29/09/198928Schalke*9100
-Andriy Yarmolenko23/10/198927Dortmund - 9600
-Artem Besedin31/03/199621Dynamo Kyiv*4100
Coach
-Andriy Shevchenko29/09/197641 - 9000
Croatia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Danijel Subašić27/10/198432Monaco - 7000
-Lovre Kalinić03/04/199027Gent - 2000
-Dominik Livaković09/01/199522Dinamo Zagreb - 0000
Defenders
-Dejan Lovren05/07/198928Liverpool - 3000
-Josip Pivarić30/01/198928Dynamo Kyiv*8000
-Domagoj Vida29/04/198928Dynamo Kyiv*9100
-Šime Vrsaljko10/01/199225Atlético*7000
-Antonio Milić10/03/199423Oostende - 0000
-Matej Mitrović10/11/199323Beşiktaş - 4100
-Duje Ćaleta-Car17/09/199621Salzburg - 0000
-Zoran Nižić11/10/198927Hajduk Split - 0000
Midfielders
-Luka Modrić09/09/198532Real Madrid - 7000
-Milan Badelj25/02/198928Fiorentina - 8000
-Ivan Rakitić10/03/198829Barcelona - 5100
-Ivan Perišić02/02/198928Internazionale*8100
-Mario Pašalić09/02/199522Spartak Moskva - 1000
-Filip Bradarić11/01/199225Rijeka - 0000
-Marko Rog19/07/199522Napoli*4000
Forwards
-Mario Mandžukić21/05/198631Juventus - 9500
-Andrej Kramarić19/06/199126Hoffenheim - 8000
-Duje Čop01/02/199027Standard Liège - 4000
-Ivan Santini21/05/198928Caen - 1000
Coach
-Zlatko Dalic26/10/196650 - 0000

Last updated 09/10/2017 14:44CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Andriy Shevchenko

Date of birth: 29 September 1976
Nationality: Ukrainian
Playing career: FC Dynamo Kyiv (twice), AC Milan (twice), Chelsea FC
Coaching career: Ukraine (assistant), Ukraine

• Shevchenko enjoyed phenomenal early success with Dynamo Kyiv, the club he joined as a schoolboy, winning five successive Ukrainian titles and contributing 60 top-flight goals, including a league-best tally of 18 in 1998/99; that same season he also topped the UEFA Champions League charts with ten goals as Dynamo reached the semi-finals.

• Joined Milan in July 1999 and hit the ground running, finishing top of the Serie A goal charts in his debut season (the first foreigner to achieve the feat) with 24 goals, a tally he would match the following campaign and again in 2003/04, when he led the listings once more as Milan won the Scudetto; won the Ballon d'Or in December 2004 to go with his six Ukrainian footballer of the year titles.

• Won the UEFA Champions League with the Rossoneri in 2003, scoring the decisive spot kick in the final against Juventus to crown an injury-curtailed campaign; however, missed crucially from the spot in the 2005 showpiece against Liverpool FC.

• Left Milan in 2006 with 127 Serie A and 38 European goals to his credit, but a move to Chelsea did not work out and he returned to Milan for an equally unsuccessful loan spell in 2008/09 before making the permanent move back to Dynamo a year later.

• Ukraine's record scorer by a distance, he captained the team to the quarter-finals of the 2006 FIFA World Cup and became the first player to reach the 100-cap milestone for Ukraine, in October 2010. Scored twice in a famous win against Sweden at UEFA EURO 2012, his international swansong; after a short-lived foray into politics, appointed assistant to Ukraine coach Mykhaylo Fomenko, taking over as head coach after UEFA EURO 2016.

http://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2400727.html#andriy+shevchenko

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Zlatko Dalić

Date of birth: 26 October 1966
Nationality: Croatian
Playing career: HNK Hajduk Split (twice), HNK Cibalia, FK Velež, NK Varteks (twice)
Coaching career: NK Varteks, HNK Rijeka, FK Dinamo Tirana, NK Slaven Belupo (twice), al-Faisaly, al-Ain, Croatia

• A midfielder, he spent the best years of his playing career at Varteks, scoring 13 goals in 108 matches from 1992-96.

• Played for Varteks in two spells, and after hanging up his boots in 2000, worked simultaneously as the club's assistant coach and sporting director. Took sole command on the field for the first time in 2005.

• Dalić more recently found success in the United Arab Emirates with al-Hilal and al-Ain; in 2016, he led al-Ain to the AFC Champions League final, where they lost to South Korea's Jeonbuk FC over two legs.

• Assistant coach of Croatia under-21s from 2006-11, he returned to the national-team set-up as boss of the senior side on 7 October 2017, stepping in following the departure of Ante Čačić. 

http://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2507897.html#zlatko+dalic

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeFelix Brych (GER)
  • Assistant refereesMark Borsch (GER) , Stefan Lupp (GER)
  • Fourth officialBastian Dankert (GER)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerRoland Tis (BEL)
  • Referee observerManuel Diaz Vega (ESP)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Felix Brych03/08/1975685

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
06/09/2013WCQRSerbiaCroatia1-1Belgrade

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
06/06/2007U19ELITECroatiaItaly3-1Katerini
09/04/2009UELQFFC Shakhtar DonetskOlympique de Marseille2-0Donetsk
24/11/2009UCLGSFC RubinFC Dynamo Kyiv0-0Kazan
08/12/2010UCLGSFC Shakhtar DonetskSC Braga2-0Donetsk
13/09/2011UCLGSFC PortoFC Shakhtar Donetsk2-1Porto
11/11/2011EUROPOTurkeyCroatia0-3Istanbul
06/09/2013WCQRSerbiaCroatia1-1Belgrade
16/09/2015UCLGSFC Dynamo KyivFC Porto2-2Kyiv

Last updated 07/10/2017 11:12CET

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

Ukraine

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group I - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Iceland961214719
    Croatia952213417
    Ukraine952213717
    Turkey9423121114
    Finland92257118
    Kosovo90183221
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Ukraine 1-1 Iceland
    0-1 Finnbogason 6, 1-1 Yarmolenko 41
    Pyatov, Butko, Sobol, Kucher, Stepanenko, Yarmolenko, Konoplyanka, Sydorchuk (63 Zozulya), Kovalenko, Rakitskiy, Zinchenko (90 Shakhov)
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    Turkey 2-2 Ukraine
    0-1 Yarmolenko 24 (P) , 0-2 Kravets 27, 1-2 Ozan Tufan 45+1, 2-2 Hakan Çalhanoğlu 81 (P)
    Pyatov, Butko, Sobol, Kucher, Stepanenko, Yarmolenko, Kovalenko, Konoplyanka (81 Petriak), Kravets (73 Zozulya), Ordets, Zinchenko (46 Sydorchuk)
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
    Ukraine 3-0 Kosovo
    1-0 Kravets 31, 2-0 Yarmolenko 81, 3-0 Rotan 87
    Pyatov, Butko, Sobol, Kucher, Stepanenko, Yarmolenko, Kovalenko, Konoplyanka (79 Karavaev), Kravets (84 Zozulya), Ordets, Zinchenko (63 Rotan)
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
    Ukraine 1-0 Finland
    1-0 Kravets 25
    Pyatov, Butko, Sobol, Kucher, Stepanenko, Yarmolenko, Kovalenko (89 Shakhov), Konoplyanka (83 Tsygankov), Kravets, Rakitskiy, Zinchenko (67 Rotan)
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
    Croatia 1-0 Ukraine
    1-0 N. Kalinić 38
    Pyatov, Butko, Ordets, Matviyenko, Kucher, Stepanenko, Yarmolenko, Kravets (59 Seleznyov), Konoplyanka, Rotan (77 Sydorchuk), Kovalenko (85 Besedin)
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
    Finland 1-2 Ukraine
    0-1 Konoplyanka 51, 1-1 Pohjanpalo 72, 1-2 Besedin 75
    Pyatov, Butko, Ordets, Stepanenko, Yarmolenko, Malinovskiy, Konoplyanka (87 Sobol), Seleznyov (65 Besedin), Rakitskiy, Matviyenko, Kovalenko (76 Shepeliev)
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
    Ukraine 2-0 Turkey
    1-0 Yarmolenko 18, 2-0 Yarmolenko 42
    Pyatov, Butko, Khacheridi, Matviyenko, Stepanenko, Yarmolenko, Konoplyanka (90 Zinchenko), Kravets (70 Besedin), Rotan (79 Malinovskiy), Kryvtsov, Kovalenko
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
    Iceland 2-0 Ukraine
    1-0 G. Sigurdsson 47, 2-0 G. Sigurdsson 66
    Pyatov, Butko, Khacheridi, Matviyenko, Stepanenko (76 Rotan), Yarmolenko, Malinovskiy (71 Zinchenko), Konoplyanka, Besedin (71 Kravets), Rakitskiy, Kovalenko
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
    Kosovo 0-2 Ukraine
    0-1 Paqarada 60 (og) , 0-2 Yarmolenko 87
    Pyatov, Khacheridi, Matviyenko, Yarmolenko, Konoplyanka (88 Buyalskiy ), Kravets (46 Marlos), Rotan (63 Stepanenko), Sydorchuk, Karavaev, Garmash, Ordets
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)
    Ukraine-Croatia

Croatia

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Croatia 1-1 Turkey
    1-0 Rakitić 44 (P) , 1-1 Hakan Çalhanoğlu 45+2
    Kalinić, Vrsaljko, Strinić, Perišić, Ćorluka, Rakitić (64 Brozović), Modrić, Mandžukić (85 Kramarić), Badelj, Pjaca (80 N. Kalinić), Vida
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    Kosovo 0-6 Croatia
    0-1 Mandžukić 6, 0-2 Mandžukić 24, 0-3 Mandžukić 35, 0-4 Mitrović 68, 0-5 Perišić 83, 0-6 N. Kalinić 90+2
    Subašić, Vrsaljko, Perišić, Ćorluka (46 Mitrović), Kovačić, Kramarić (71 Rog), Brozović, Mandžukić (59 N. Kalinić), Badelj, Vida, Pivarić
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
    Finland 0-1 Croatia
    0-1 Mandžukić 18
    Subašić, Vrsaljko, Perišić, Mitrović, Kovačić, Kramarić (81 Rog), Brozović (71 Čop), Mandžukić (87 N. Kalinić), Badelj, Vida, Pivarić
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
    Croatia 2-0 Iceland
    1-0 Brozović 15, 2-0 Brozović 90+1
    Subašić, Vrsaljko, Perišić, Ćorluka, Rakitić (85 Kramarić), Kovačić (46 Modrić), Brozović, Mandžukić (92 Čop), Badelj, Vida, Pivarić
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
    Croatia 1-0 Ukraine
    1-0 N. Kalinić 38
    Subašić, Mitrović, Rakitić (79 Kovačić), Modrić, Brozović (91 Rog), Jedvaj, N. Kalinić (87 Kramarić), Mandžukić, Badelj, Vida, Pivarić
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
    Iceland 1-0 Croatia
    1-0 H. Magnússon 90
    Kalinić, Perišić, Lovren, Kovačić, Modrić, Jedvaj, N. Kalinić (63 Brozović), Mandžukić (88 Santini), Badelj, Vida, Pivarić
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Croatia 1-0 Kosovo
    1-0 Vida 74
    Subašić, Vrsaljko, Perišić, Lovren, Rakitić (55 Kramarić), Kovačić (55 Badelj), Modrić, Brozović (72 N. Kalinić), Mandžukić, Vida, Pivarić
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
    Turkey 1-0 Croatia
    1-0 Cenk Tosun 75
    Subašić, Vrsaljko (84 Čop), Perišić, Lovren, Kovačić (70 Kramarić), Modrić, Brozović, N. Kalinić (62 Mandžukić), Badelj, Vida, Pivarić
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
    Croatia 1-1 Finland
    1-0 Mandžukić 57, 1-1 Soiri 90
    Subašić, Vrsaljko, Perišić, Mitrović, Rakitić, Kramarić (81 Čop), Modrić, Brozović (54 Rog), Mandžukić (85 Pašalić), Vida, Pivarić
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)
    Ukraine-Croatia

Last updated 07/10/2017 11:27CET

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.