European qualifiers - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits
|Cyprus||GSP Stadium - NicosiaSunday 13 October 2019|
18.00CET (19.00 local time) Group I - Matchday 8
|11/06/2019||QR (GS)||Russia - Cyprus||1-0||Nizhniy Novgorod||Ionov 38|
|29/03/1997||QR (GS)||Cyprus - Russia||1-1||Paralimni||Gogić 29; Simutenkov 31|
|01/09/1996||QR (GS)||Russia - Cyprus||4-0||Moscow||Nikiforov 8, 50, Kolyvanov 34, Beschastnykh 81|
|13/11/1991||PR (GS)||Cyprus - Commonwealth of Independent States||0-3||Larnaca||Protasov 26, Yuran 78, Kanchelskis 81|
|29/05/1991||PR (GS)||Commonwealth of Independent States - Cyprus||4-0||Moscow||Mostovoi 10, Mykhailychenko 51, Korneev 87, Aleinikov 89|
|07/06/1971||PR (GS)||USSR - Cyprus||6-1||Moscow||Fedotov 4, 86, Evryuzhikhin 23, 38, Kolotov 59, Banishevski 85; Michael 75|
|15/11/1970||PR (GS)||Cyprus - USSR||1-3||Nicosia||Charalambous 42; Kolotov 10, Evryuzhikhin 16, Shevchenko 50|
* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup
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|-||Urko Pardo||28/01/1983||36||Alki Oroklini||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Kostas Laifis||19/05/1993||26||Standard Liège||-||7||1||0||0|
|-||Matija Špoljarić||02/04/1997||22||AEK Larnaca||-||6||0||0||0|
|-||Ioannis Costi||17/03/2000||19||Nea Salamis||-||5||0||0||0|
|-||Giorgos Papageorgiou||07/06/1997||22||Ethnikos Achnas||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Ran Ben Simon||28/11/1970||48||-||7||0||0||0|
|-||Maksim Belyaev||30/09/1991||28||Arsenal Tula||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Georgi Dzhikiya||21/11/1992||26||Spartak Moskva||-||7||0||0||0|
|-||Vladislav Ignatyev||20/01/1987||32||Lokomotiv Moskva||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Ilzat Akhmetov||31/12/1997||21||CSKA Moskva||-||6||0||0||0|
|-||Zelimkhan Bakaev||01/07/1996||23||Spartak Moskva||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Nikolai Komlichenko||29/06/1995||24||Mladá Boleslav||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Aleksandr Sobolev||07/03/1997||22||Krylya Sovetov||-||0||0||0||0|
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Date of birth: 28 November 1970
Playing career: Maccabi Petach-Tikva, Hapoel Haifa, Hapoel Petach-Tikva, Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv
Coaching career: Hapoel Haifa, Hapoel Kiryat Shmona (twice), Maccabi Tel-Aviv, AEK Larnaca, Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Maccabi Petach-Tikva, Beitar Jerusalem, Ashdod, Cyprus
• Capped 34 times as a defender for Israel, Ben Shimon spent much of his career with home-town clubs Maccabi Petach-Tikva and Hapoel Petach-Tikva, but was perhaps in his prime during a six-year spell at Hapoel Haifa, during which he won the 1998/99 Israeli championship – the club's first league title.
• After hanging up his boots in 2003 following a stint at Bnei Yehuda, Ben Shimon was in charge of Maccabi Tel-Aviv's youth teams, taking his first senior jobs in the second tier with Hapoel Haifa and then Kiryat Shmona, whom he led to promotion in his first campaign at the helm.
• Briefly in the Maccabi Tel-Aviv hot seat in 2008, he guided Kiryat Shmona to another promotion after rejoining them in 2009, then masterminded their shock title success of 2011/12. He moved abroad for the first time in 2012 to coach Cypriot club AEK Larnaca, earning a third-placed finish in his sole season in command.
• Returning to Israel in 2013, he subsequently held the reins at Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Maccabi Petach-Tikva, Beitar Jerusalem and – in 2016/17 – Ashdod.
• Ben Shimon accepted the Cyprus post in July 2017, filling the void left by Christakis Christoforou's departure, and the following month oversaw a memorable 3-2 home win against Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying.
Date of birth: 2 September 1963
Playing career: Spartak Ordzhonikidze, Spartak Moskva (four times), Lokomotiv Moskva, Dynamo Dresden, Tirol Innsbruck
Coaching career: Kufstein, Wacker Tirol, Spartak Moskva, Zhemchuzhina Sochi, Terek Grozny, Amkar Perm, Dinamo Moskva, Legia Warszawa, Russia
• Born in North Ossetia, goalkeeper Cherchesov captained Russia in their first international after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, against Mexico in 1992, and was selected for the 1994 and 2002 FIFA World Cups as well as EURO '96. At club level, Cherchesov was ever-present as Spartak finished the 1995/96 UEFA Champions League group stage with maximum points.
• After a spell in Austria, where he started his coaching career, Cherchesov rejoined Spartak in the summer of 2006 as sporting director. He replaced Vladimir Fedotov as coach in June 2007 and led the team to a second-place finish that season. Cherchesov parted company with Spartak after an 8-2 aggregate defeat against Dynamo Kyiv in the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round.
• After a brief stint at second-tier Zhemchuzhina Sochi, Cherchesov coached Terek from 2011 to 2013, guiding them to eighth in the Russian Premier-Liga in the latter season – the highest finish in their history. He took charge of Amkar Perm in June 2013 but left the following April for Dinamo Moskva.
• Under Cherchesov, Dinamo won all six of their group matches in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League group stage, losing to Napoli in the round of 16. The capital outift finished fourth in the Premier-Liga that campaign and Cherchesov was soon dismissed.
• Cherchesov was appointed by Legia less than three months later, his sole season at the helm yielding the domestic double for the Warsaw club in their centenary year. On 11 August 2016, Cherchesov was announced as Russia coach and unexpectedly led the team to the 2018 World Cup quarter-finals on home soil, the highlight a shoot-out defeat of Spain in the round of 16.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA EURO matches||UEFA matches|
Referee since: 2002
First division: 2014
FIFA badge: 2015
Tournaments: 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
No such matches refereed
|09/07/2015||UEL||1QR||Apollon Limassol FC||FC Saxan||2-0||Larnaca|
|19/10/2016||UYL||GS||FC Rostov||Club Atlético de Madrid||1-3||Bataysk|
|15/08/2019||UEL||3QR||FC Spartak Moskva||FC Thun||2-1||Moscow|
Last updated 11/10/2019 11:54CET
Last updated 11/10/2019 11:53CET
:: Previous meetings
Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw
:: Squad list
Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)
:: Team facts
EURO finals: The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).
From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.
Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.