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ItalyItalyStadio Olimpico - TurinFriday 6 October 2017
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Group G - Matchday 9
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/10/2016QR (GS)FYR Macedonia - Italy2-3
SkopjeNestorovski 57, Hasani 59; Belotti 24, Immobile 75, 90+2
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Italy----1100----110032
FYR Macedonia1001--------100123

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Squad list Only this chapter

Italy - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Gianluigi Buffon28/01/197839Juventus - 8000
-Mattia Perin10/11/199224Genoa - 0000
-Gianluigi Donnarumma25/02/199918Milan - 0000
Defenders
-Giorgio Chiellini14/08/198433Juventus - 2000
-Andrea Barzagli08/05/198136Juventus - 7000
-Davide Astori07/01/198730Fiorentina - 1000
-Matteo Darmian02/12/198927Man. United - 3000
-Danilo D'Ambrosio09/09/198829Internazionale - 0000
-Leonardo Bonucci01/05/198730Milan - 6000
-Daniele Rugani29/07/199423Juventus - 0000
-Davide Zappacosta11/06/199225Chelsea - 3000
Midfielders
-Antonio Candreva28/02/198730Internazionale - 7200
-Leonardo Spinazzola25/03/199324Atalanta - 2000
-Marco Parolo25/01/198532Lazio - 3000
-Bryan Cristante03/03/199522Atalanta - 0000
-Federico Bernardeschi16/02/199423Juventus - 4100
-Nicolò Barella07/02/199720Cagliari - 0000
-Roberto Gagliardini07/04/199423Internazionale - 0000
Forwards
-Éder15/11/198630Internazionale - 6100
-Ciro Immobile20/02/199027Lazio*8600
-Simone Verdi12/07/199225Bologna - 0000
-Lorenzo Insigne04/06/199126Napoli - 5100
-Manolo Gabbiadini26/11/199125Southampton - 2100
Coach
-Gian Piero Ventura14/01/194869 - 8000
FYR Macedonia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Stole Dimitrievski25/12/199323Tarragona - 5000
-Damjan Siskovski18/03/199522Rabotnicki - 0000
-David Mitov Nilson12/01/199126Norrköping - 0000
Defenders
-Stefan Ristovski12/02/199225Sporting CP - 8100
-Visar Musliu13/11/199422Vardar*2000
-Egzijan Alioski12/02/199225Leeds - 7100
-Darko Velkoski21/06/199522Vardar - 4000
-Gjoko Zajkov10/02/199522Charleroi - 1000
-Kristijan Toševski06/05/199423Pelister - 1000
-Ljupche Doriev13/09/199522Akademija Pandev - 0000
Midfielders
-Ivan Tričkovski18/04/198730AEK Larnaca - 3000
-Stefan Spirovski23/08/199027Ferencváros*8000
-Feran Hasani18/06/199027Shkëndija - 4100
-Enis Bardi02/07/199522Levante*3000
Forwards
-Goran Pandev27/07/198334Genoa*8100
-Adis Jahović18/03/198730Göztepe Izmir - 1000
-Ilija Nestorovski12/03/199027Palermo*7400
-Aleksandar Trajkovski05/09/199225Palermo - 3100
-Marjan Radeski10/02/199522Shkëndija - 2000
Coach
-Igor Angelovski02/06/197641 - 8000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Gian Piero Ventura

Date of birth: 14 January 1948
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: FS Sestrese Calcio, USD Enna, SSDU Sanremo, USD Novese
Coaching career: UC Sampdoria (youth), ASD Albenga, ACD Rapallo Ruentes, Virtus Entella, Spezia Calcio, US Centese, US Pistoiese, ASD Giarre Calcio, Venezia FC, US Lecce, Cagliari Calcio (twice9, UC Sampdoria, Udinese calcio, SSC Napoli, ACR Messina, Hellas-Verona FC, AC Pisa, FC Bari, Torino FC, Italy

• Born in Genoa, Ventura started his playing and coaching careers in the youth system of Sampdoria. As a midfielder he made nine appearances for Sicilian outfit Enna in Serie C, the highest level he played at.

• Began coaching in the Sampdoria academy in 1976 and worked for several teams in the lower divisions before finally making his Serie A debut more than two decades later after leading Cagliari to promotion in 1998. He had done the same the previous season with Lecce, only to be replaced by Cesare Prandelli before the campaign started.

• He continued to move between posts in Serie A and Serie B, but his stock rose considerably after he replaced Antonio Conte at Bari ahead of the 2009/10 season. Ventura guided Bari to tenth place with a club record 50 points in Serie A, drawing twice against José Mourinho's FC Internazionale Milano and defeating Juventus 3-1.

• In 2011 he accepted the call from Torino, then in Serie B. "I could take a mid-table team in Serie A but trying to take Torino back to Serie A is the real libido," he famously said. He not only achieved that but also led the Granata into Europe. Under Ventura, Torino reached the UEFA Europa League round of 16 in 2014/15 after a memorable 3-2 win at Athletic Club.

• After becoming the trainer with most consecutive games on the Torino bench (217), third overall behind Luigi Radice and Emiliano Mondonico, Ventura was announced as Conte's successor as Italy coach in June 2016.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2400814.html#gian+piero+ventura

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Igor Angelovski

Date of birth: 2 June 1976
Nationality: Macedonian
Playing career: FK Makedonija Gjorce Petrov, FK Pelister, NK Publikum, FK Cementarnica 55 (twice), FK Pobeda
Coaching career: FK Rabotnicki, FYR Macedonia (assistant), FYR Macedonia

• A former midfielder, Angelovski spent most of his playing career in his homeland, his highlight coming in 2002/03 when he lifted the Macedonian Cup with Cementarnica.

• After retiring in 2007, he served as sporting director at Rabotnicki for five years before becoming a surprise choice to replace Zhikica Tasevski as the club's head coach prior to 2013/14.

• Angelovski wasted no time showing his coaching potential by becoming the youngest coach to win the Macedonian championship, leading the Skopje-based side to a domestic double in his debut season – aged 38. He repeated his Macedonian Cup success with Rabotnicki the following year, and won consecutive awards for best domestic coach in 2014 and 2015.

• While continuing in his Rabotnicki job, he served as Ljubinko Drulović's assistant with FYR Macedonia from July to October 2015, while studying for his UEFA Pro licence.

• Angelovski took temporary charge of the national team in October 2015 and enjoyed a winning debut in a 4-1 friendly win against Montenegro in Skopje the following month. He was appointed coach on a permanent basis shortly afterwards.

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeTiago Martins (POR)
  • Assistant refereesRicardo Santos (POR) , Luis Campos (POR)
  • Fourth officialFabio Verissimo (POR)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerGraham Hover (ENG)
  • Referee observerDarko Čeferin (SVN)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Tiago Martins29/05/1980017

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

No such matches refereed

Last updated 04/10/2017 11:21CET

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

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Italy

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Spain871032322
    Italy861119719
    Albania841310913
    Israel83059149
    FYR Macedonia821510147
    Liechtenstein80081340
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Israel 1-3 Italy
    0-1 Pellè 14, 0-2 Candreva 31 (P) , 1-2 Ben Chaim 35, 1-3 Immobile 83
    Buffon, Chiellini, Candreva (67 Florenzi), Bonaventura (63 Ogbonna), Pellè, Verratti, L. Antonelli, Barzagli, Parolo, Éder (70 Immobile), Bonucci
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    Italy 1-1 Spain
    0-1 Vitolo 55, 1-1 De Rossi 82 (P)
    Buffon, De Sciglio, Romagnoli, Florenzi, Pellè (59 Immobile), Barzagli, De Rossi, Éder, Montolivo (30 Bonaventura), Bonucci, Parolo (76 Belotti)
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
    FYR Macedonia 2-3 Italy
    0-1 Belotti 24, 1-1 Nestorovski 57, 2-1 Hasani 59, 2-2 Immobile 75, 2-3 Immobile 90+2
    Buffon, De Sciglio, Romagnoli, Candreva, Bonaventura (64 Parolo), Verratti, Immobile, Barzagli, Bonucci, Bernardeschi (64 Sansone), Belotti (84 Éder)
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
    Liechtenstein 0-4 Italy
    0-1 Belotti 11, 0-2 Immobile 12, 0-3 Candreva 32, 0-4 Belotti 44
    Buffon, De Sciglio, Romagnoli, Candreva (74 Éder), Bonaventura (67 Insigne), Belotti, Verratti, Immobile (81 Zaza), De Rossi, Bonucci, Zappacosta
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
    Italy 2-0 Albania
    1-0 De Rossi 12 (P) , 2-0 Immobile 80
    Buffon, De Sciglio, Candreva, Insigne, Belotti, Verratti, Immobile, Barzagli, De Rossi, Bonucci, Zappacosta
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
    Italy 5-0 Liechtenstein
    1-0 Insigne 35, 2-0 Belotti 52, 3-0 Éder 74, 4-0 Bernardeschi 83, 5-0 Gabbiadini 90+1
    Buffon, Chiellini, Darmian, Pellegrini, Candreva (60 Bernardeschi), Spinazzola, Belotti (75 Gabbiadini), Insigne, Immobile (67 Éder), Barzagli, De Rossi
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
    Spain 3-0 Italy
    1-0 Isco 13, 2-0 Isco 40, 3-0 Morata 77
    Buffon, Darmian, Candreva (70 Bernardeschi), Spinazzola, Verratti, Belotti (70 Éder), Insigne, Immobile (78 Gabbiadini), Barzagli, De Rossi, Bonucci
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
    Italy 1-0 Israel
    1-0 Immobile 53
    Buffon, Conti (49 Zappacosta), Darmian, Candreva (87 Bernardeschi), Verratti (89 Montolivo), Belotti, Insigne, Immobile, Astori, Barzagli, De Rossi
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
    Italy-FYR Macedonia
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)
    Albania-Italy

FYR Macedonia

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Albania 2-1 FYR Macedonia
    1-0 Sadiku 9, 1-1 Alioski 51, 2-1 Balaj 89
    Zahov, L. Zhuta, Ristevski, Mojsov (89 B. Ibraimi), Sikov, Alioski, Pandev, Hasani (74 Gjorgjev), Ristovski, Stjepanovic (61 Petrovikj), Spirovski
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    FYR Macedonia 1-2 Israel
    0-1 Hemed 25, 0-2 Ben Chaim 43, 1-2 Nestorovski 63
    Bogatinov, L. Zhuta, Ristevski, Mojsov, Sikov (51 B. Ibraimi), Alioski, Nestorovski, Pandev (76 Jahović), Hasani, Ristovski, Petrovikj (46 Spirovski)
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
    FYR Macedonia 2-3 Italy
    0-1 Belotti 24, 1-1 Nestorovski 57, 2-1 Hasani 59, 2-2 Immobile 75, 2-3 Immobile 90+2
    Bogatinov, L. Zhuta (46 B. Ibraimi), Ristevski, Mojsov, Sikov, Alioski, Nestorovski (68 Petrovikj), Pandev, Hasani (84 Trajcevski), Ristovski, Spirovski
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
    Spain 4-0 FYR Macedonia
    1-0 Velkoski 34 (og) , 2-0 Vitolo 63, 3-0 Monreal 84, 4-0 Aritz Aduriz 85
    Dimitrievski, Ristevski, Mojsov, Bardi, Alioski, Nestorovski (82 B. Ibraimi), Pandev, Hasani (87 Gjorgjev), Ristovski, Velkoski, Spirovski (60 L. Zhuta)
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
    Liechtenstein 0-3 FYR Macedonia
    0-1 Nikolov 43, 0-2 Nestorovski 68, 0-3 Nestorovski 73
    Dimitrievski, Ristevski, Sikov, Tričkovski (78 David Babunski), Pandev, B. Ibraimi (64 Trajkovski), Ristovski, Velkoski, Nikolov, Spirovski (85 Gjorgjev), Nestorovski
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
    FYR Macedonia 1-2 Spain
    0-1 Silva 15, 0-2 Diego Costa 27, 1-2 Ristovski 66
    Dimitrievski, Toševski (74 Trajkovski), Ristevski, Mojsov (85 Tričkovski), Sikov, Alioski, Pandev, Ristovski, Stjepanovic (46 Elmas), Spirovski, Nestorovski
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
    Israel 0-1 FYR Macedonia
    0-1 Pandev 73
    Dimitrievski, Ristevski, Musliu, Alioski, Pandev, Bardi (90 Zajkov), Ristovski, Velkoski, Nikolov (63 Elmas), Spirovski, Nestorovski (86 Radeski)
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
    FYR Macedonia 1-1 Albania
    0-1 Roshi 53, 1-1 Trajkovski 78 (P)
    Dimitrievski, Ristevski (87 Tričkovski), Musliu, Alioski, Pandev, Bardi, Ristovski, Velkoski, Nikolov (58 Trajkovski), Spirovski (87 Radeski), Nestorovski
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
    Italy-FYR Macedonia
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)
    FYR Macedonia-Liechtenstein

Last updated 15/09/2017 11:44CET

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.