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worldcup: France - Belarus Match press kits

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FranceFranceStade de France - Saint-DenisTuesday 10 October 2017
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group A - Matchday 10
BelarusBelarus
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/09/2016QR (GS)Belarus - France0-0Borisov
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/09/2013QR (GS)Belarus - France2-4
GomelFilipenko 32, Kalachev 57; Ribéry 47 (P), 64, Nasri 70, Pogba 73
11/09/2012QR (GS)France - Belarus3-1
ParisCapoue 49, Jallet 68, Ribéry 80; Putilo 72
UEFA EURO 2012
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
03/06/2011QR (GS)Belarus - France1-1MinskAbidal 20 (og); Malouda 22
03/09/2010QR (GS)France - Belarus0-1
ParisKislyak 86
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
France21013120----522185
Belarus30212101----512258

Last updated 15/09/2017 12:13CET

Squad list Only this chapter

France - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Hugo Lloris26/12/198630Tottenham*8000
-Steve Mandanda28/03/198532Marseille - 1000
-Alphonse Areola27/02/199324Paris - 0000
Defenders
-Christophe Jallet31/10/198333Nice - 1000
-Adil Rami27/12/198531Marseille - 0000
-Lucas Digne20/07/199324Barcelona - 1000
-Samuel Umtiti14/11/199323Barcelona - 4000
-Djibril Sidibé29/07/199225Monaco - 9000
-Raphaël Varane25/04/199324Real Madrid - 6000
-Jordan Amavi09/03/199423Marseille - 0000
-Presnel Kimpembe13/08/199522Paris - 0000
Midfielders
-Blaise Matuidi09/04/198730Juventus*6100
-Moussa Sissoko16/08/198928Tottenham - 5000
-Dimitri Payet29/03/198730Marseille - 7200
-Thomas Lemar12/11/199521Monaco - 3200
-Florian Thauvin26/01/199324Marseille - 0000
-Adrien Rabiot03/04/199522Paris - 2000
-Corentin Tolisso03/08/199423Bayern - 1000
Forwards
-Alexandre Lacazette28/05/199126Arsenal*3000
-Antoine Griezmann21/03/199126Atlético*9300
-Olivier Giroud30/09/198631Arsenal*7300
-Kingsley Coman13/06/199621Bayern - 2000
-Kylian Mbappé20/12/199818Paris - 5100
Coach
-Didier Deschamps15/10/196848 - 9000
Belarus - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Aleksandr Gutor18/04/198928Chornomorets Odesa - 0000
-Sergei Ignatovich29/06/199225Dinamo Minsk - 0000
-Sergei Chernik20/07/198829Nancy - 4000
Defenders
-Aleksei Yanushkevich15/01/198631Shakhtyor - 1000
-Sergei Politevich09/04/199027Gençlerbirliği - 7000
-Aleksandr Sachivko05/01/198631Dinamo Minsk - 1000
-Sergei Matveichik05/06/198829Shakhtyor - 2000
-Aleksei Gavrilovich05/01/199027Dinamo Brest - 0000
-Maksim Volodko10/11/199224BATE - 5100
-Oleg Evdokimov25/02/199423Dinamo Minsk - 0000
-Igor Burko08/09/198829Shakhtyor - 2000
Midfielders
-Igor Stasevich21/10/198531BATE - 2000
-Stanislav Dragun04/06/198829BATE*5000
-Yuri Kovalev27/01/199324Shakhtyor - 0000
-Edgar Olekhnovich17/05/198730Shakhtyor - 0000
-Artem Bykov19/10/199224Dinamo Minsk*2000
-Nikita Korzun06/03/199522Dynamo Kyiv - 4000
-Aleksandr Karnitski14/02/198928Tosno*1000
Forwards
-Maksim Skavysh13/11/198927Torpedo Zhodino - 1000
-Anton Saroka05/03/199225Dinamo Minsk - 3000
Coach
-Igor Kriushenko10/02/196453 - 5000

Last updated 10/10/2017 10:22CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Didier Deschamps

Date of birth: 15 October 1968
Nationality: French
Playing career: FC Nantes, Olympique de Marseille (twice), FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Juventus, Chelsea FC, Valencia CF
Coaching career: AS Monaco FC, Juventus, Olympique de Marseille, France

• A product of Nantes's highly rated youth system, Deschamps had success with Marseille as a defensive midfielder, winning Ligue 1 in 1990 and 1992 and captaining them to UEFA Champions League glory in 1993.

• Signed for Juve in 1994 and won the UEFA Champions League again in 1996, adding three Serie A titles, a Coppa Italia and a European/South American Cup. Left in 1999 for Chelsea, staying one season and lifting the FA Cup, before ending his career with a year in Valencia, watching from the bench as they lost the 2001 UEFA Champions League final to FC Bayern München.

• Skippered France to victory on home soil at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and also at UEFA EURO 2000, retiring that year with 103 caps.

• Started coaching career in 2001 with Monaco, landing the French League Cup in 2003 and reaching the UEFA Champions League final a year later, going down to José Mourinho's FC Porto. Resigned in September 2005 and joined his old club Juventus, then in Serie B, the following June. Stepped down after securing promotion back to Serie A in May 2007.

• Appointed Marseille boss in May 2009, replacing Eric Gerets. Ended OM's 18-year wait for the Ligue 1 championship in his first term and added a maiden League Cup, retaining the latter trophy in the next two campaigns. Succeeded Laurent Blanc after UEFA EURO 2012 and guided France to the 2014 World Cup, where they lost to eventual winners Germany in the quarter-finals, and then to the final of UEFA EURO 2016 on home soil only to lose to Portugal in extra time.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=940248.html#didier+deschamps

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Igor Kriushenko

Date of birth: 10 February 1964
Nationality: Belarusian
Playing career: FC Dinamo Minsk, FC Neman Grodno, FC Lida, FC Alga Bishkek, FC Aktyubinets, FC Metallurg Aldan, FC Dinamo Yakutsk, FC Selenga, FC Torpedo Mogilev
Coaching career: FC Torpedo Mogilev, FC BATE Borisov (reserve team), FC BATE Borisov, FC Dinamo Minsk, FC Sibir Novosibirsk, FC Shurtan Guzar, FC Torpedo Zhodino, Belarus

• A graduate of one Minsk's youth academies, his first coach was Mikhail Mustygin – Soviet Top League top scorer with Dinamo Minsk in 1962 and 1967. A Soviet youth international, Kriushenko never made the first team at Dinamo Minsk, and spent his playing career in the lower divisions.

• After four years as a coach with BATE's reserve team, took charge of the seniors in 2005 and won league titles in 2006 and 2007.

• League runner-up as Dinamo Minsk coach in 2008, he moved to Russia and led Sibir Novosibirsk to promotion in his first campaign, and then to the Russian Cup final and the UEFA Europa League play-offs in 2010.

• Won a Belarusian Cup with Torpedo Zhodino in 2016 and was named Belarus coach on a temoporary basis on 1 March 2017, coaching Torpedo and the national team in tandem.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2445695.html#igor+kriushenko

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeHalis Özkahya (TUR)
  • Assistant refereesÇem Satman (TUR) , Ekrem Kan (TUR)
  • Fourth officialAli Palabıyık (TUR)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerGeir Thorsteinsson (ISL)
  • Referee observerEmil Bozinovski (MKD)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Halis Özkahya30/05/1980142

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
22/10/2009U17QRUkraineFrance1-1Rakvere
06/12/2012UELGSOlympique LyonnaisHapoel Kiryat Shmona FC2-0Lyon
11/12/2014UELGSLOSC LilleVfL Wolfsburg0-3Villeneuve d'Ascq
13/06/2015FRIE.R1AlbaniaFrance1-0Elbasan
01/10/2015UELGSSS LazioAS Saint-Étienne3-2Rome

Last updated 09/10/2017 16:42CET

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

France

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group A - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    France962116520
    Sweden961226719
    Netherlands9513191216
    Bulgaria9405131812
    Belarus91265195
    Luxembourg91267255
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Belarus 0-0 France
    Mandanda, Kurzawa, Varane, Pogba, Griezmann, Giroud (83 Gameiro), Martial (57 Payet), Kanté, Sissoko (69 Dembélé), Sidibé, Koscielny
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    France 4-1 Bulgaria
    0-1 Alexandrov 6 (P) , 1-1 Gameiro 23, 2-1 Payet 26, 3-1 Griezmann 38, 4-1 Gameiro 59
    Lloris, Kurzawa, Varane, Pogba, Griezmann (83 Fekir), Payet, Gameiro (72 Gignac), Matuidi, Sissoko, Sagna (27 Sidibé), Koscielny
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Netherlands 0-1 France
    0-1 Pogba 30
    Lloris, Sidibé, Kurzawa, Varane, Pogba, Griezmann (93 Kanté), Payet (67 Martial), Gameiro (79 Gignac), Matuidi, Sissoko, Koscielny
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    France 2-1 Sweden
    0-1 Forsberg 55, 1-1 Pogba 58, 2-1 Payet 65
    Lloris, Evra, Varane, Pogba, Griezmann (88 Kanté), Payet, Giroud, Matuidi, Sissoko, Sidibé, Koscielny
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Luxembourg 1-3 France
    0-1 Giroud 28, 1-1 Joachim 34 (P) , 1-2 Griezmann 37 (P) , 1-3 Giroud 77
    Lloris, Griezmann, Payet (78 Mbappé), Giroud, Dembélé, Kanté, Matuidi (83 Rabiot), B. Mendy, Sidibé (62 Jallet), Koscielny, Umtiti
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Sweden 2-1 France
    0-1 Giroud 37, 1-1 Durmaz 43, 2-1 Toivonen 90+3
    Lloris, B. Mendy, Varane, Pogba, Griezmann (75 Mbappé), Giroud, Payet (76 Lemar), Matuidi, Sissoko, Sidibé, Koscielny
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    France 4-0 Netherlands
    1-0 Griezmann 14, 2-0 Lemar 73, 3-0 Lemar 88, 4-0 Mbappé 90+1
    Lloris, Kurzawa, Umtiti, Pogba, Griezmann (89 Fekir), Lemar, Giroud (75 Mbappé), Coman (80 Lacazette), Kanté, Sidibé, Koscielny
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    France 0-0 Luxembourg
    Lloris, Kurzawa, Umtiti, Pogba, Griezmann (81 Fekir), Lemar, Giroud (59 Lacazette), Kanté, Sidibé, Mbappé (59 Coman), Koscielny
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Bulgaria 0-1 France
    0-1 Matuidi 3
    Lloris, Varane, Umtiti, Tolisso, Griezmann, Mbappé (84 Giroud), Kanté (34 Rabiot), Matuidi, Digne, Sidibé, Lacazette (76 Payet)
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    France-Belarus

Belarus

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Belarus 0-0 France
    Gorbunov, Polyakov , Politevich, Korzun, Stasevich (69 Krivets), Gordeichuk (85 M. Volodko), Sivakov, Maevski, Bordachev, Signevich (81 Kornilenko), Kalachev
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Netherlands 4-1 Belarus
    1-0 Promes 15, 2-0 Promes 31, 2-1 Rios 47, 3-1 Klaassen 56, 4-1 Janssen 64
    Gorbunov, Polyakov , Politevich, Korzun, Kornilenko, Gordeichuk (74 M. Volodko), Krivets (67 Kislyak), Rios, Sivakov, Maevski (46 Hleb), Bordachev
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Belarus 1-1 Luxembourg
    1-0 Savitski 80, 1-1 Joachim 85
    Gorbunov, Martynovich, Polyakov , Korzun, Hleb, Gordeichuk, Maevski (71 Savitski), Bordachev (78 M. Volodko), Signevich (60 Kornilenko), Filipenko, Kalachev
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Bulgaria 1-0 Belarus
    1-0 Popov 10
    Gorbunov, Martynovich (36 Shitov), Polyakov , Politevich, Hleb, Gordeichuk, Nekhaychik (61 Savitski), Kendysh, Maevski (74 Kornilenko), Filipenko, Laptev
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Sweden 4-0 Belarus
    1-0 Forsberg 19 (P) , 2-0 Forsberg 49, 3-0 Berg 57, 4-0 Kiese Thelin 78
    Gorbunov, Martynovich, Shitov, Politevich, Renan Bressan, Gordeichuk, Signevich (71 Rodionov), Rios, Maevski (65 Dragun), Bordachev (69 M. Volodko), Filipenko
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Belarus 2-1 Bulgaria
    1-0 Sivakov 33 (P) , 2-0 Savitski 80, 2-1 Kostadinov 90+1
    Chernik, Dragun, Matveichik, Aliseiko, Politevich, Savitski (82 Skavysh), Sivakov, Maevski (89 Gordeichuk), Laptev (74 Bykov), Filipenko, Balanovich
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Luxembourg 1-0 Belarus
    1-0 Da Mota 60
    Chernik, Dragun, Matveichik, Aliseiko, Politevich (46 Savitski), Gordeichuk (61 Polyakov ), Laptev, Sivakov, Maevski (77 Saroka), Filipenko, Balanovich
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Belarus 0-4 Sweden
    0-1 Forsberg 18, 0-2 Nyman 24, 0-3 Berg 37, 0-4 Granqvist 84 (P)
    Chernik, Sachivko, Korzun, Saroka, Nekhaychik (46 Dragun), Signevich (78 Bykov), Rios, Sivakov, Burko, Filipenko, Balanovich (61 Savitski)
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Belarus 1-3 Netherlands
    0-1 Pröpper 24, 1-1 M. Volodko 55, 1-2 Robben 84 (P) , 1-3 Depay 90+3
    Chernik, Dragun, Yanushkevich, M. Volodko, Politevich, Stasevich, Signevich (87 Saroka), Karnitski, Rios, Maevski, Balanovich (76 Burko)
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    France-Belarus

Last updated 08/10/2017 11:02CET

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
  • 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.