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RomaniaRomaniaIlie Oană - PloiestiThursday 5 October 2017
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Group E - Matchday 9
KazakhstanKazakhstan
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/10/2016QR (GS)Kazakhstan - Romania0-0Astana
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Romania----1010----101000
Kazakhstan1010--------101000

Last updated 15/09/2017 11:21CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Romania - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Costel Pantilimon01/02/198730Deportivo - 1000
-Ciprian Tătăruşanu09/02/198631Nantes - 7000
-Florin Niță03/07/198730FCSB - 0000
Defenders
-Romario Benzar26/03/199225FCSB*8000
-Dragoş Grigore07/09/198631Al-Sailiya - 4000
-Vlad Chiricheş14/11/198927Napoli - 5000
-Mihai Bălașa14/01/199522FCSB - 0000
-Cristian Ganea24/05/199225Viitorul - 1000
Midfielders
-Ciprian Deac16/02/198631CFR Cluj - 0000
-Constantin Budescu19/02/198928FCSB - 0000
-Ovidiu Hoban27/12/198234CFR Cluj - 4000
-Nicolae Stanciu07/05/199324Anderlecht - 8100
-Alexandru Ioniţă14/12/199422Astra - 0000
-Mihai Pintilii09/11/198432FCSB - 3000
-Răzvan Marin23/05/199621Standard Liège - 6100
-Sergiu Hanca04/04/199225Dinamo Bucureşti - 2000
-Nicusor Bancu18/09/199225U Craiova - 0000
Forwards
-Claudiu Keșerü02/12/198630Ludogorets - 4000
-Alexandru Chipciu18/05/198928Anderlecht*7100
-George Ţucudean30/04/199126Viitorul - 0000
-Gheorghe Grozav29/09/199027Akhmat - 1000
-Mihail Baluta13/09/199324U Craiova*2000
-Florin Andone11/04/199324Deportivo - 6000
Coach
-Cosmin Contra15/12/197541 - 0000
Kazakhstan - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-David Loria31/10/198135Irtysh - 4000
-Igor Shatski23/07/198235Shakhter - 0000
-Stas Pokatilov08/12/199224Kairat - 4000
Defenders
-Abzal Beysebekov30/11/199224Astana*7000
-Yeldos Akhmetov01/06/199027Kairat - 6000
-Dmitri Miroshnichenko26/02/199225Tobol - 0000
-Viktor Dmitrenko04/04/199126Shakhter*2000
-Gafurzhan Suyumbayev19/08/199027Kairat*5100
-Sergei Maliy05/06/199027Astana*5000
Midfielders
-Azat Nurgaliyev30/06/198631Ordabasy*6000
-Maksat Bayzhanov06/08/198433Kaysar - 5000
-Tanat Nuserbayev01/01/198730Astana*2000
-Askhat Tagybergen09/08/199027Astana*6000
-Aslan Darabayev21/01/198928Irtysh - 1000
-Islambek Kuat12/01/199324Kairat*7100
-Yerkebulan Tunggyshbayev14/01/199522Ordabasy - 3000
-Bauyrzhan Turysbek15/10/199125Kairat - 1000
Forwards
-Sergei Khizhnichenko17/07/199126Shakhter*5200
-Aleksei Schetkin21/05/199126Tobol - 1000
-Roman Murtazayev10/09/199324Astana - 5000
Coach
-Aleksandr Borodyuk30/11/196254 - 4000

Last updated 05/10/2017 11:48CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Cosmin Contra

Date of birth: 15 December 1975
Nationality: Romanian
Playing career: FC Politehnica Timişoara (three times), FC Dinamo Bucureşti, Deportivo Alavés, AC Milan, Club Atlético de Madrid, West Bromwich Albion FC (loan), Getafe CF
Coaching career: FC Politehnica Timişoara, CF Fuenlabrada, FC Petrolul Ploieşti, Getafe CF, Guangzhou R&F FC, AD Alcorcón, FC Dinamo Bucureşti, Romania

• Started and ended his playing career with his hometown club, heading to Spain in 1999 after a spell in the Romanian capital with Dinamo Bucureşti.

• A major hit with Alavés, he helped the little-known club to reach the 2000/01 UEFA Cup final in their first season in European competition, scoring three goals and putting in a fine performance in the final – a 5-4 loss to Liverpool after extra time in Dortmund.

• Played for Milan, Atlético, West Brom, then helped Getafe make it to the 2007/08 UEFA Cup quarter-finals.  Played in his second UEFA European Championship in summer 2008, and won the last of his 73 Romania caps in 2010.

• Moved from pitch to bench at Timişoara, working as player-coach briefly. After a spell in Spain, led Petrolul to 2012/13 Romanian Cup success, then returned to save Getafe from relegation in 2014 before trying his luck in China.

• Hired as Romania coach in September 2017, having won the 2016/17 Romanian Cup with Dinamo Bucureşti.

http://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=704218.html#cosmin+contra

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Aleksandr Borodyuk

Date of birth: 30 November 1962
Nationality: Russian
Playing career: FC Fakel Voronezh, FC Dinamo Vologda, FC Dinamo Moskva, FC Schalke 04, SC Freiburg, Hannover 96, FC Lokomotiv Moskva, FC Torpedo-ZIL Moskva, FC Krylya Sovetov Samara
Coaching career: FC Krylya Sovetov Samara (assistant), Russia (assistant), Russia Under-21, Russia (caretaker), FC Torpedo Moskva, FC Kairat Almaty, Kazakhstan

• A forward, Borodyuk won the 1984 Soviet Cup and was twice Soviet First League top scorer during an eight-season spell at Dinamo Moskva. He also played for the USSR and Russia, striking football gold at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

• Joined Schalke in 1989, scoring the goal that earned them promotion to the Bundesliga in 1990/91, and later helped Freiburg finish third in the 1994/95 competition.

• Coached Krylya Sovetov before assisting Guus Hiddink and then Dick Advocaat during their respective terms as Russia coach. Briefly Dinamo's sporting director, he returned to head-coaching by leading Torpedo Moskva to promotion in 2014.

• Having lifted the Kazakh Super Cup with Kairaty in 2016, he replaced Talgat Baysufinov as Kazakhstan coach in February 2017 when his predecessor became the national association's technical director.

http://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2452028.html#aleksandr+borodyuk

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSandro Schärer (SUI)
  • Assistant refereesStephane De Almeida (SUI) , Sladan Josipović (SUI)
  • Fourth officialAlain Bieri (SUI)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerVasko Dojčinovski (MKD)
  • Referee observerBertrand Layec (FRA)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Sandro Schärer06/06/1988018

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
20/07/2016UCL2QRFC AstanaFK Žalgiris Vilnius2-1Astana

Last updated 03/10/2017 11:27CET

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

Romania

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group E - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Poland8611181119
    Montenegro851218716
    Denmark851218716
    Romania8233889
    Armenia82068196
    Kazakhstan80264222
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Romania 1-1 Montenegro
    1-0 Popa 85, 1-1 Jovetić 87
    Pantilimon, Filip, Moţi, Hoban, Benzar, Andone (70 Torje), Bicfalvi (76 Popa), Stancu (90 Keșerü), Grigore, Săpunaru, Stanciu
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Armenia 0-5 Romania
    0-1 Stancu 4 (P) , 0-2 Popa 10, 0-3 Marin 12, 0-4 Stanciu 29, 0-5 Chipciu 60
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar, Latovlevici, Hoban, Chipciu (67 Rotariu), Popa, Marin, Stancu (57 Keșerü), Grigore, Săpunaru, Stanciu (82 Bicfalvi)
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Kazakhstan 0-0 Romania
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar, Hoban, Toşca, Chipciu (46 Enache), Popa (84 Andone), Marin, Stancu, Grigore (26 Moţi), Săpunaru, Stanciu
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Romania 0-3 Poland
    0-1 Grosicki 11, 0-2 Lewandowski 83, 0-3 Lewandowski 90+1 (P)
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar, Toşca, Hoban (46 Prepeliţă), Chiricheş, Chipciu, Popa (46 Andone), Marin, Stancu, Grigore, Stanciu (82 Keșerü)
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    Romania 0-0 Denmark
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar, Toşca, Chiricheş, Chipciu (85 Ivan), Pintilii, Keșerü (63 Alibec), Latovlevici (76 Rotariu), Marin, Săpunaru, Stanciu
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Poland 3-1 Romania
    1-0 Lewandowski 29 (P) , 2-0 Lewandowski 57, 3-0 Lewandowski 62 (P) , 3-1 Stancu 77
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar, Toşca, Chiricheş, Chipciu (60 Stanciu), Pintilii, Andone, Latovlevici (60 Grozav), Marin (79 Hanca), Stancu, Săpunaru
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Romania 1-0 Armenia
    1-0 Maxim 90+1
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar, Toşca, Chiricheş, Chipciu (68 Popa), Pintilii, Andone, Baluta (74 Ivan), Stancu (81 Maxim), Ganea, Stanciu
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Montenegro 1-0 Romania
    1-0 Jovetić 75
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar, Toşca, Moţi, Chiricheş, Chipciu, Andone (64 Baluta), Maxim, Găman (81 Hanca), Marin (64 Stanciu), Stancu
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    Romania-Kazakhstan
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Denmark-Romania

Kazakhstan

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Kazakhstan 2-2 Poland
    0-1 Kapustka 9, 0-2 Lewandowski 35 (P) , 1-2 Khizhnichenko 51, 2-2 Khizhnichenko 58
    Pokatilov, Maliy, Kislitsyn, Kuat, Y. Akhmetov (61 Abdulin), Islamkhan (79 Tagybergen), Muzhikov, Bayzhanov (69 Nurgaliyev), Shomko, Khizhnichenko, Beysebekov
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Montenegro 5-0 Kazakhstan
    1-0 Tomašević 24, 2-0 N. Vukčević 59, 3-0 Jovetić 64, 4-0 Bećiraj 73, 5-0 Savić 78
    Pokatilov, Maliy, Kislitsyn, Kuat (76 Tagybergen), Mukhutdinov, Islamkhan (64 Muzhikov), Nurgaliyev, Shomko, Khizhnichenko (85 Murtazayev), Beysebekov, Logvinenko
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Kazakhstan 0-0 Romania
    Pokatilov, Maliy, Kuat (86 Tagybergen), Y. Akhmetov, Smakov, Muzhikov, Bayzhanov (66 Nurgaliyev), Shomko, Khizhnichenko (82 Murtazayev), Beysebekov, Logvinenko
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Denmark 4-1 Kazakhstan
    1-0 Cornelius 15, 1-1 Suyumbayev 17, 2-1 Eriksen 36 (P) , 3-1 Ankersen 78, 4-1 Eriksen 90+2
    Pokatilov, Maliy, Y. Akhmetov, Mukhutdinov, Islamkhan (70 Murtazayev), Muzhikov (81 Tunggyshbayev), Bayzhanov, Suyumbayev, Shomko, Khizhnichenko (60 Moldakaraev), Logvinenko
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    Armenia 2-0 Kazakhstan
    1-0 Mkhitaryan 73, 2-0 Özbiliz 75
    Loria, Maliy, Kuat (82 Dmitrenko), Tunggyshbayev (79 Muzhikov), Tagybergen, Islamkhan (87 Bayzhanov), Nurgaliyev, Suyumbayev, Nuserbayev, Shomko, Beysebekov
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Kazakhstan 1-3 Denmark
    0-1 N. Jørgensen 27, 0-2 Eriksen 51 (P) , 1-2 Kuat 76, 1-3 Dolberg 81
    Loria, Kuat, Y. Akhmetov, Islamkhan, Zhukov, Muzhikov, Nurgaliyev (56 Beysebekov), Suyumbayev, Nuserbayev (74 Tunggyshbayev), Shomko (67 Vorogovskiy), Logvinenko
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Kazakhstan 0-3 Montenegro
    0-1 Vešović 31, 0-2 Bećiraj 53, 0-3 Simić 63
    Loria, Kuat, Y. Akhmetov, Zhukov (17 Bayzhanov), Muzhikov, Nurgaliyev (62 Turysbek), Murtazayev, Suyumbayev (85 Tagybergen), Shomko, Beysebekov, Logvinenko
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Poland 3-0 Kazakhstan
    1-0 Milik 11, 2-0 Glik 74, 3-0 Lewandowski 86 (P)
    Loria, Dmitrenko, Kuat, Y. Akhmetov, Darabayev, Murtazayev, Suyumbayev, Shomko, Khizhnichenko (68 Schetkin), Beysebekov (86 Tagybergen), Logvinenko
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    Romania-Kazakhstan
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Kazakhstan-Armenia

Last updated 15/09/2017 11:21CET

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.