European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Greece||Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis - PiraeusTuesday 10 October 2017|
20.45CET (21.45 local time) Group H - Matchday 10
|06/09/2016||QR (GS)||Gibraltar - Greece||1-4||Faro-Loulé||Walker 26; Mitroglou 10, Wiseman 44 (og), Fortounis 45, Torosidis 45+2|
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|-||Alexandros Tziolis||13/02/1985||32||Al-Fayha FC||-||7||1||0||0|
|-||Apostolos Vellios||08/01/1992||25||Nottm Forest||-||4||0||0||0|
|-||Jamie Robba||26/10/1991||25||St Joseph's||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Kyle Goldwin||24/04/1985||32||Gibraltar United||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Erin Barnett||02/09/1996||21||Gibraltar United||*||4||0||0||0|
|-||Jayce Mascarenhas-Olivero||02/07/1998||19||Abingdon United||*||7||0||0||0|
|-||James Bosio||24/09/1991||26||Gibraltar United||*||5||0||0||0|
|-||Brad Power||29/10/1992||24||Gibraltar United||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Jamie Coombes||27/05/1996||21||Undy Athletic||-||5||0||0||0|
|-||Liam Walker||13/04/1988||29||Notts County||*||9||1||0||0|
|-||Sykes Garro||26/02/1993||24||College Europa||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Michael Yome||29/08/1994||23||College Europa||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Paul Peter Podesta||24/07/1990||27||Gibraltar United||-||0||0||0||0|
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Date of birth: 4 August 1965
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.
Date of birth: 4 February 1954
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.
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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
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||9||4||2||3||22||12||14|
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