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worldcup: Greece - Gibraltar Match press kits

European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits

GreeceGreeceStadio Georgios Karaiskakis - PiraeusTuesday 10 October 2017
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Group H - Matchday 10
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/09/2016QR (GS)Gibraltar - Greece1-4
Faro-LouléWalker 26; Mitroglou 10, Wiseman 44 (og), Fortounis 45, Torosidis 45+2
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Greece----1100----110041
Gibraltar1001--------100114

Last updated 15/09/2017 12:16CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Greece - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Orestis Karnezis11/07/198532Watford - 8000
-Stefanos Kapino18/03/199423Olympiacos*1000
-Giannis Anestis09/03/199126AEK - 0000
Defenders
-Vasilis Torosidis10/06/198532Bologna*7200
-Sokratis Papastathopoulos09/06/198829Dortmund - 8000
-Giorgos Tzavellas26/11/198729Alanyaspor*7100
-Giannis Maniatis12/10/198630Alanyaspor - 6000
-Kyriakos Papadopoulos23/02/199225Hamburg - 4000
-Kostas Stafylidis02/12/199323Augsburg*8100
-Panagiotis Retsos09/08/199819Leverkusen*2000
Midfielders
-Alexandros Tziolis13/02/198532Al-Fayha FC - 7100
-Lazaros Christodoulopoulos19/12/198630AEK - 0000
-Panagiotis Tachtsidis15/02/199126Olympiacos - 2000
-Petros Mantalos31/08/199126AEK - 8100
-Yannis Gianniotas29/04/199324Valladolid - 2000
-Kostas Fortounis16/10/199224Olympiacos - 8100
-Manolis Siopis14/05/199423Panionios - 0000
-Dimitris Kourbelis02/11/199323Panathinaikos - 1000
-Zeca29/08/198829Panathinaikos - 5100
Forwards
-Kostas Mitroglou12/03/198829Marseille*7400
-Apostolos Vellios08/01/199225Nottm Forest - 4000
-Tasos Bakasetas28/06/199324AEK - 6000
Coach
-Michael Skibbe04/08/196552 - 9000
Gibraltar - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Jamie Robba26/10/199125St Joseph's - 0000
-Kyle Goldwin24/04/198532Gibraltar United - 0000
-Deren Ibrahim09/03/199126Dartford - 7000
Defenders
-Roy Chipolina20/01/198334Lincoln - 8000
-Alain Pons16/09/199522Lincoln - 2000
-Erin Barnett02/09/199621Gibraltar United*4000
-Jayce Mascarenhas-Olivero02/07/199819Abingdon United*7000
-Jean-Carlos Garcia05/07/199225Lincoln - 9000
-James Bosio24/09/199126Gibraltar United*5000
-Brad Power29/10/199224Gibraltar United - 0000
-Jason Pusey18/02/198928Lincoln - 4000
Midfielders
-Anthony Hernandez03/02/199522Lincoln*7100
-Jamie Coombes27/05/199621Undy Athletic - 5000
-Jeremy Lopez09/07/198928Lynx - 1000
-Liam Walker13/04/198829Notts County*9100
-Anthony Bardon19/01/199324Lincoln - 7000
-Sykes Garro26/02/199324College Europa - 1000
-Evan Green13/03/199324Kingstonian - 1000
Forwards
-Lee Casciaro29/09/198136Lincoln*8100
-Tyson Ruiz10/03/198829Lynx - 0000
-Robert Guiling14/10/198036Lynx*2000
-Michael Yome29/08/199423College Europa - 3000
-Paul Peter Podesta24/07/199027Gibraltar United - 0000
Coach
-Jeff Wood04/02/195463 - 9000

Last updated 10/10/2017 11:14CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Michael Skibbe

Date of birth: 4 August 1965
Nationality: German
Playing career: FC Schalke 04
Coaching career: Borussia Dortmund, Germany (assistant), Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Galatasaray AŞ, Eintracht Frankfurt, Eskişehirspor (twice), Hertha BSC Berlin, Kardemir Karabükspor, Grasshopper Club, Greece

• Michael Skibbe started out as a midfielder at home-town club Schalke; however, the former youth international made just 15 first-team appearances before a series of cruciate injuries forced him to abandon his playing career in his early 20s.

• Impressing as a youth coach at Schalke and Dortmund, Skibbe became the youngest boss in Bundesliga history when he was given the senior job at Dortmund aged 32 in July 1998.

• Worked in tandem with Rudi Völler during the latter's time as Germany coach, reaching the 2002 FIFA World Cup final but the pair resigning after the national team's early exit from UEFA EURO 2004. Skibbe returned to club football, coaching Leverkusen from 2005–08.

• First ventured abroad to coach Galatasaray from 2008–09. Went back to Turkey three more times, twice leading Eskişehirspor and briefly taking charge of Karabükspor. Had a longer stint in Switzerland with Grasshoppers.

• Hired as Greece coach in late October 2015, tasked with directing their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying attempt after failure to reach UEFA EURO 2016.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2299626.html#michael+skibbe

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Jeff Wood

Date of birth: 4 February 1954
Nationality: English
Playing career: Charlton Athletic FC, Colchester United FC, HJK Helsinki, Exeter City FC, Happy Valley AA, Rabat Ajax FC, Grankulla IFK, IF Gnistan
Coaching career: Brighton & Hove Albion FC, Sliema Wanderers FC, Lions Gibraltar FC, Gibraltar

• A former goalkeeper, London-born Wood played more than 150 games for Charlton and also had spells in Finland, Hong Kong and Malta.

• Among his playing achievements were two Maltese titles and two cups with Rabat.

•  In 1996 Wood became assistant to former Charlton team-mate Steve Gritt at Brighton and in 1999 was briefly his successor as manager.

• Further coaching spells followed in the United States, Malta (in charge of Sliema) and English non-league before Wood took over Charlton's European soccer school in Spain in 2004.

• Norwich's goakeeping coach from 2011 to 2012, a spell including promotion and a Premier League season, Wood became Wales Under-21 and U19 goalkeeping coach in 2013, followed by a stint in a similar role at Luton Town FC.

• In May 2014 Wood took over Gibraltar Lions and in July 2015 was appointed as team national coach.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2263683.html#jeff+wood

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeGiorgi Kruashvili (GEO)
  • Assistant refereesZaza Menteshashvili (GEO) , Giorgi Elikashvili (GEO)
  • Fourth officialGeorgi Vadachkoria (GEO)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerSviatlana Hrynkevich (BLR)
  • Referee observerFerenc Székely (HUN)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Giorgi Kruashvili29/05/1986017

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
23/03/2015U17ELITEPolandGreece0-1Grodzisk Wielkopolski
26/03/2015U17ELITEGreeceBelarus0-0Wronki
08/06/2017U21QRAustria2940803-0Ritzing

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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

Greece

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Belgium981039625
    Greece944113616
    Bosnia and Herzegovina9423221214
    Estonia9324121711
    Cyprus931591410
    Gibraltar90093430
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Gibraltar 1-4 Greece
    0-1 Mitroglou 10, 1-1 Walker 26, 1-2 Wiseman 44 (og) , 1-3 Fortounis 45, 1-4 Torosidis 45+2
    Karnezis, Maniatis (71 Tziolis), Tzavellas, Manolas, Fortounis, Mitroglou (73 Vellios), Bakasetas, Torosidis, Mantalos (62 Gianniotas), Papastathopoulos, Samaris
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Greece 2-0 Cyprus
    1-0 Mitroglou 12, 2-0 Mantalos 42
    Karnezis, Maniatis, Tzavellas (88 Karelis), Manolas, Fortounis, Mitroglou, Bakasetas (77 Holebas), Torosidis, Mantalos, Papastathopoulos, Stafylidis (70 Papadopoulos)
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Estonia 0-2 Greece
    0-1 Torosidis 2, 0-2 Stafylidis 60
    Karnezis, Maniatis (86 Tziolis), Manolas, Papadopoulos, Karelis, Mitroglou, Bakasetas, Torosidis (18 Oikonomou), Mantalos, Papastathopoulos (6 Tachtsidis), Stafylidis
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Greece 1-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    0-1 Karnezis 32 (og) , 1-1 Tzavellas 90+5
    Karnezis, Maniatis (61 Gianniotas), Tzavellas, Papadopoulos, Fortounis, Mitroglou, Torosidis, Papastathopoulos, Mantalos (87 Karelis), Stafylidis, Samaris
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Belgium 1-1 Greece
    0-1 Mitroglou 46, 1-1 R. Lukaku 89
    Kapino, Tzavellas, Manolas, Fortounis (67 Tziolis), Mitroglou (92 Vellios), Torosidis, Tachtsidis, Papastathopoulos, Mantalos (84 Zeca), Stafylidis, Samaris
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 0-0 Greece
    Karnezis, Manolas, Tziolis, Zeca, Fortounis (94 Maniatis), Mitroglou, Bakasetas (50 Donis), Torosidis, Papastathopoulos, Mantalos (91 Kourbelis), Stafylidis
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Greece 0-0 Estonia
    Karnezis, Tzavellas, Manolas, Papadopoulos (66 Stafylidis), Tziolis, Zeca, Vellios (70 Diamantakos), Fortounis, Donis, Mantalos (80 Bakasetas), Retsos
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Greece 1-2 Belgium
    0-1 Vertonghen 70, 1-1 Zeca 73, 1-2 R. Lukaku 74
    Karnezis, Maniatis (85 Bakasetas), Tzavellas, Manolas, Tziolis, Zeca, Fortounis (89 Vellios), Donis, Papastathopoulos, Stafylidis (69 Lykogiannis), Samaris
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Cyprus 1-2 Greece
    1-0 Sotiriou 18, 1-1 Mitroglou 24, 1-2 Tziolis 26
    Karnezis, Tzavellas, Manolas, Tziolis, Zeca, Fortounis (75 Donis), Mitroglou (89 Samaris), Torosidis (69 Retsos), Papastathopoulos, Mantalos, Stafylidis
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Greece-Gibraltar

Gibraltar

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Gibraltar 1-4 Greece
    0-1 Mitroglou 10, 1-1 Walker 26, 1-2 Wiseman 44 (og) , 1-3 Fortounis 45, 1-4 Torosidis 45+2
    J. Perez, Wiseman, J. Chipolina, R. Casciaro, R. Chipolina, Walker, Bosio (71 K. Casciaro), L. Casciaro, Hernandez, J. Coombes (85 Yome), Garcia
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Estonia 4-0 Gibraltar
    1-0 Käit 47, 2-0 Vassiljev 52, 3-0 Käit 70, 4-0 Mošnikov 88
    J. Perez, J. Chipolina (89 K. Casciaro), R. Casciaro, R. Chipolina, L. Casciaro, Walker, Mascarenhas-Olivero, Bosio (58 Payas), Bardon, Priestley (65 J. Coombes), Garcia
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Gibraltar 0-6 Belgium
    0-1 Benteke 1, 0-2 Witsel 19, 0-3 Benteke 43, 0-4 Mertens 51, 0-5 Benteke 56, 0-6 Hazard 79
    Ibrahim, Wiseman, J. Chipolina, R. Casciaro, R. Chipolina, L. Casciaro, K. Casciaro (86 Yome), Walker (80 Bardon), Mascarenhas-Olivero, Bosio (46 Payas), Garcia
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Cyprus 3-1 Gibraltar
    1-0 Laifis 29, 1-1 L. Casciaro 51, 2-1 Sotiriou 65, 3-1 Sielis 87
    Ibrahim, J. Chipolina, R. Casciaro, L. Casciaro, K. Casciaro (74 Garro), Walker, Cabrera (85 Priestley), Mascarenhas-Olivero, Barnett, Bardon (68 Hernandez), Garcia
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 5-0 Gibraltar
    1-0 Ibišević 4, 2-0 Ibišević 43, 3-0 Vršajević 52, 4-0 Višća 56, 5-0 Bičakčić 90+4
    Ibrahim, Garcia, J. Chipolina, R. Chipolina, L. Casciaro, Payas, K. Casciaro (87 J.P. Duarte), Walker, Hernandez, Guiling (75 Bardon), K. Chipolina (53 Pusey)
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Gibraltar 1-2 Cyprus
    0-1 R. Chipolina 10 (og) , 1-1 Hernandez 30, 1-2 Sotiriou 87
    Ibrahim, Garcia, J. Chipolina, Bardon (90 K. Casciaro), R. Casciaro (81 J. Coombes), R. Chipolina, L. Casciaro, Walker, Mascarenhas-Olivero, Barnett, Hernandez
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Belgium 9-0 Gibraltar
    1-0 Mertens 16, 2-0 Meunier 18, 3-0 R. Lukaku 21, 4-0 Witsel 27, 5-0 R. Lukaku 38, 6-0 Hazard 45, 7-0 Meunier 61, 8-0 Meunier 67, 9-0 R. Lukaku 84 (P)
    Ibrahim, Garcia, J. Chipolina, R. Casciaro (74 Guiling), R. Chipolina, L. Casciaro, Walker, Mascarenhas-Olivero, Bosio (46 Pusey), Barnett, Hernandez (61 Pons)
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Gibraltar 0-4 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    0-1 Džeko 35, 0-2 Kodro 66, 0-3 Lulić 84, 0-4 Džeko 85
    Ibrahim, Garcia, J. Chipolina, Bardon, R. Chipolina, L. Casciaro (86 J. Coombes), Walker, Mascarenhas-Olivero, Pons (67 Pusey), Hernandez, Green (80 J.P. Duarte)
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Gibraltar 0-6 Estonia
    0-1 Luts 10, 0-2 Käit 30, 0-3 Zenjov 38, 0-4 Tamm 52, 0-5 Tamm 65, 0-6 Tamm 77
    Ibrahim, Garcia, Bardon, R. Chipolina, Walker, Mascarenhas-Olivero, Bosio (46 Lopez), Barnett, Pusey, Hernandez, J. Coombes (73 Yome)
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Greece-Gibraltar

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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.