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Czech RepublicCzech RepublicPlzeň City Stadium - PlzenSunday 8 October 2017
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group C - Matchday 10
San MarinoSan Marino
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
26/03/2017QR (GS)San Marino - Czech Republic0-6
SerravalleBarák 17, 24, Darida 19, 77 (P), Gebre Selassie 26, Krmenčík 43
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/09/2009QR (GS)Czech Republic - San Marino7-0
Uherske HradisteBaroš 27, 44, 45 (P), 66, Svěrkoš 46, 90, Necid 86
19/11/2008QR (GS)San Marino - Czech Republic0-3
SerravalleKováč 47, Pospěch 53, Necid 83
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/09/2007QR (GS)San Marino - Czech Republic0-3
SerravalleRosický 33, Jankulovski 75, Koller 90+3
07/10/2006QR (GS)Czech Republic - San Marino7-0
LiberecKulič 15, Polák 22, Baroš 28, 68, Koller 43, 52, Jarolím 49
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
Czech Republic22003300----5500260
San Marino30032002----5005026

Last updated 15/09/2017 12:06CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Czech Republic - Squad list
Current season
-Tomáš Vaclík29/03/198928Basel8000
-Tomáš Koubek26/08/199225Rennes0000
-Jiří Pavlenka14/04/199225Bremen1000
-Marek Suchý29/03/198829Basel5000
-Jan Bořil11/01/199126Slavia Praha3000
-Pavel Kadeřábek25/04/199225Hoffenheim5000
-Filip Novák26/06/199027Midtjylland6000
-Tomáš Kalas15/05/199324Fulham2000
-Jakub Brabec06/08/199225Genk5000
-Michael Lüftner14/03/199423København0000
-Bořek Dočkal30/09/198829Henan Jianye6000
-Jaromír Zmrhal02/08/199324Slavia Praha5100
-Jan Sýkora29/12/199323Slavia Praha1000
-Jan Kopic04/06/199027Plzeň3100
-Vladimír Darida08/08/199027Hertha6300
-Šimon Falta23/04/199324Sigma0000
-Tomáš Souček27/02/199522Slavia Praha4000
-Jakub Jankto19/01/199621Udinese5000
-Antonín Barák03/12/199422Udinese2300
-Václav Kadlec20/05/199225Sparta Praha3000
-Michael Krmenčík15/03/199324Plzeň6200
-Jan Kliment01/09/199324Brøndby3000
-Karel Jarolím23/08/1956619000
San Marino - Squad list
Current season
-Aldo Simoncini30/08/198631Libertas8000
-Mattia Manzaroli03/10/199126Juvenes/Dogana0000
-Giacomo Muraccini15/09/199027Domagnano0000
-Alessandro Della Valle08/06/198235Juvenes/Dogana4000
-Fabio Vitaioli05/04/198433Libertas5000
-Cristian Brolli28/02/199225Folgore5000
-Marco Berardi12/02/199324Folgore4000
-Juri Biordi01/01/199522Fiorentino2000
-Davide Cesarini16/02/199522Tre Penne6000
-Andrea Grandoni23/03/199720Juvenes/Dogana3000
-Alex Gasperoni30/06/198433Tre Penne4000
-Giovanni Bonini05/09/198631Libertas3000
-Maicol Berretti01/05/198928Libertas0000
-Mirko Palazzi21/03/198730Tre Penne8100
-Danilo Rinaldi18/04/198631La Fiorita7000
-Alessandro Golinucci10/10/199422Domagnano3000
-Luca Ceccaroli05/07/199522Domagnano0000
-Pietro Calzolari28/10/199125Tre Penne0000
-Andrea Zavoli04/07/199423Libertas0000
-Michael Battistini08/10/199621Juvenes/Dogana3000
-Luca Tosi04/11/199224Folgore5000
-Marco Bernardi02/01/199423Fiorentino3000
-Filippo Berardi18/05/199720Juve Stabia3000
-Pierangelo Manzaroli25/03/1969489000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Karel Jarolím

Date of birth: 23 August 1956
Nationality: Czech
Playing career: AFP Pardubice, SK Slavia Praha (three times), AC Dukla Praha, Dukla Tábor, FC Rouen, Amiens SC, FC Viktoria Žižkov, Benešov, CU Bohemians Praha, Česká Lípa
Coaching career: FK Marila Příbram, SK Slavia Praha (three times), RC Strasbourg, 1. FC Slovácko, ŠK Slovan Bratislava, Al-Ahli, Al-Wahda SCC, FK Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

• Karel Jarolím has Slavia Praha running through his veins. During his playing days with the club in the 1980s he was a skilful playmaker with great passing range and superb stamina. Slavia signed the 20-year-old Jarolím from Pardubice in 1977, but the midfielder won his only title with crosstown rivals Dukla Praha during his military service in 1979.

• Scored twice in 13 appearances for Czechoslovakia before moving to France, where he played for Rouen then Amiens during a four-year spell abroad. Jarolím returned home in 1991 and continued to play in the top flight until he was 39, finishing with 272 league games and 63 goals at that level.

• Began his coaching career at Marila Příbram in 1997, returning to Slavia as František Cipro's assistant in 2000. He replaced him as head coach ten games into the season and took Slavia to second place but his contract was not extended so Jarolím returned to France where he became assistant to Ivan Hašek at Strasbourg, helping the club to promotion.

• After one year back in the Czech Republic at Slovácko he returned to Slavia in April 2005, winning league titles in 2008 and 2009. Guided Slovan Bratislava to the Slovakian double in 2011 before a spell in Saudi Arabia with Al-Ahli, who he took to the 2012 AFC Champions League final.

• Jarolím, whose two sons David and Lukáš also became professional footballers, returned to his homeland with Mladá Boleslav in January 2014, winning the Czech Cup two years later. Appointed Czech Republic coach after UEFA EURO 2016.



Pierangelo Manzaroli

Date of birth: 25 March 1969
Nationality: Sammarinese
Playing career: SS Cosmos, SP Cailungo, San Marino Calcio, SS Pennarossa
Coaching career: SS Pennarossa, AC Libertas, San Marino Under-15, San Marino Under-21, San Marino

• After starting his career in the local league, the midfielder had a successful two-year spell with San Marino Calcio in the Italian fourth division before returning to the Sammarinese league to play for Pennarossa, where he started to work as a coach in 2006/07, leading the team to the league title in his first season on charge.

• Capped 38 times for San Marino between 1991 and 2001, Manzaroli left Pennarossa at the end of the 2006/07 season to join AC Libertas and led his new team to a historic 1-1 draw against Irish club Drogheda United FC in a 2007/08 UEFA Cup game.

• Manzaroli than earned another notable coup when he led a San Marino side through the preliminary round of the 2008/09 UEFA Regions' Cup before being appointed as coach of the Under-21 national team in 2010.

• He led the U21s to some hugely surprising results in qualifying for the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship – a stalemate against Greece in June 2012 and a 1-0 victory against Wales in September 2013 – before being appointed to replace long-standing San Marino senior coach Giampaolo Mazza in 2014.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAlex Troleis (FRO)
  • Assistant refereesAndrew Christiansen (FRO) , Dan Petur Pauli Højgaard (FRO)
  • Fourth officialPetur Reinert (FRO)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerEduard Dervishaj (ESP)
  • Referee observerAleksei Spirin (RUS)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Alex Troleis04/06/198009

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

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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

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



Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Czech Republic

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group C - Group Standings
    Northern Ireland961217519
    Czech Republic9333121012
    San Marino90092460
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Czech Republic 0-0 Northern Ireland
    Vaclík, Kadeřábek, Kadlec, Darida, Skalák (77 Kopic), Pavelka, V. Kadlec (83 Vydra), Suchý, Krejčí, Škoda (68 Necid), Novák
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Germany 3-0 Czech Republic
    1-0 Müller 13, 2-0 Kroos 49, 3-0 Müller 65
    Vaclík, Kadeřábek, Sivok, Novák, Dočkal, Petržela (69 Skalák), Pavelka (63 Droppa), Suchý, Hořava, Krejčí, Vydra (76 V. Kadlec)
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Czech Republic 0-0 Azerbaijan
    Vaclík, Droppa, Gebre Selassie, Brabec, Sivok, Dočkal, Skalák (74 Zmrhal), V. Kadlec, Sýkora, Krejčí (64 Petržela), Schick (66 Škoda)
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Czech Republic 2-1 Norway
    1-0 Krmenčík 11, 2-0 Zmrhal 47, 2-1 King 87
    Vaclík, Kadeřábek, Droppa (81 Pavelka), Sivok, Zmrhal, Dočkal, Krmenčík (81 Schick), Brabec, Hořava, Krejčí (86 Skalák), Novák
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    San Marino 0-6 Czech Republic
    0-1 Barák 17, 0-2 Darida 19, 0-3 Barák 24, 0-4 Gebre Selassie 26, 0-5 Krmenčík 43, 0-6 Darida 77 (P)
    Vaclík, Gebre Selassie, Brabec, Sivok, Darida, Dočkal, Krmenčík (68 Škoda), Jankto (68 Zmrhal), Krejčí, Barák (76 Hořava), Novák
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Norway 1-1 Czech Republic
    0-1 Gebre Selassie 36, 1-1 Søderlund 55 (P)
    Vaclík, Kadeřábek, Gebre Selassie, Brabec, Sivok, Zmrhal (43 Jankto), Darida (79 Hořava), Dočkal, Krmenčík (63 Schick), Souček, Krejčí
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Czech Republic 1-2 Germany
    0-1 Werner 4, 1-1 Darida 78, 1-2 Hummels 88
    Vaclík, Kalas, Gebre Selassie, Darida, Krmenčík (76 Kliment), Kopic (53 Krejčí), Jankto (89 Zmrhal), Souček, Suchý, Bořil, Novák
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Northern Ireland 2-0 Czech Republic
    1-0 J. Evans 28, 2-0 Brunt 41
    Vaclík, Kalas, Gebre Selassie, Darida, Krmenčík, Jankto (55 Hušbauer), Souček, Suchý, Bořil, Krejčí (55 Kliment), Novák (66 Dočkal)
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    Azerbaijan 1-2 Czech Republic
    0-1 Kopic 35, 1-1 Ismayilov 55 (P) , 1-2 Barák 66
    Pavlenka, Kadeřábek, Brabec, Darida (78 Souček), Hušbauer, Krmenčík (89 Kliment), Kopic, Jankto, Suchý, Bořil, Barák
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Czech Republic-San Marino

San Marino

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    San Marino 0-1 Azerbaijan
    0-1 R. Gurbanov 45
    A. Simoncini, Cesarini, Brolli, D. Simoncini, M. Vitaioli (86 C. Valentini), Hirsch, Palazzi, Tosi, Berardi, Berardi (73 D. Rinaldi), Chiaruzzi (54 L. Gasperoni)
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Northern Ireland 4-0 San Marino
    1-0 S. Davis 26 (P) , 2-0 K. Lafferty 79, 3-0 Ward 85, 4-0 K. Lafferty 90+4
    A. Simoncini, Berardi, Coppini (71 E. Golinucci), F. Vitaioli, D. Simoncini, M. Vitaioli, Hirsch (56 Cesarini), Stefanelli (88 Zafferani), Ales. Della Valle, Tosi, Palazzi
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Norway 4-1 San Marino
    1-0 D. Simoncini 12 (og) , 1-1 Stefanelli 54, 2-1 Diomande 77, 3-1 Samuelsen 82, 4-1 King 83
    A. Simoncini, C. Valentini (68 Hirsch), F. Vitaioli, D. Simoncini, Brolli, Stefanelli (82 Selva), Ales. Della Valle, Zafferani, D. Rinaldi (46 Berardi), Tosi, Mazza
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    San Marino 0-8 Germany
    0-1 Khedira 7, 0-2 Gnabry 9, 0-3 Hector 32, 0-4 Gnabry 58, 0-5 Hector 65, 0-6 Gnabry 76, 0-7 Stefanelli 82 (og) , 0-8 Volland 85
    A. Simoncini, F. Vitaioli, D. Simoncini, M. Vitaioli (91 Hirsch), A. Gasperoni, Stefanelli, Zafferani (83 Brolli), Berardi, Cesarini, Tosi (58 Domeniconi), Palazzi
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    San Marino 0-6 Czech Republic
    0-1 Barák 17, 0-2 Darida 19, 0-3 Barák 24, 0-4 Gebre Selassie 26, 0-5 Krmenčík 43, 0-6 Darida 77 (P)
    A. Simoncini, Cesarini, F. Vitaioli, D. Simoncini, M. Vitaioli, Domeniconi, Stefanelli (84 Mazza), Zafferani, Cervellini (91 Michael Battistini), D. Rinaldi (62 Tomassini), Palazzi
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Germany 7-0 San Marino
    1-0 Draxler 11, 2-0 Wagner 16, 3-0 Wagner 29, 4-0 Younes 38, 5-0 Mustafi 47, 6-0 Brandt 72, 7-0 Wagner 85
    E. Benedettini, Cesarini (87 Brolli), Palazzi, Golinucci, Bonini, Mazza (69 Bernardi), Zafferani, Ales. Della Valle, Cervellini, D. Rinaldi (78 Hirsch), Biordi
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    San Marino 0-3 Northern Ireland
    0-1 Magennis 71, 0-2 Magennis 75, 0-3 S. Davis 78 (P)
    A. Simoncini, Biordi (65 F. Vitaioli), D. Simoncini (76 A. Gasperoni), Bonini, Grandoni, Michael Battistini, Cervellini, D. Rinaldi, Berardi (79 Golinucci), Bernardi, Palazzi
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Azerbaijan 5-1 San Marino
    1-0 Ismayilov 20, 2-0 А. Abdullayev 25, 3-0 Ismayilov 57, 4-0 Cevoli 71 (og) , 4-1 Palazzi 74, 5-1 R. F. Sadygov 81
    A. Simoncini, Cesarini, Grandoni, Cevoli, Palazzi, A. Gasperoni (77 Hirsch), Golinucci, Ales. Della Valle, Cervellini (27 Tosi), D. Rinaldi (86 Stefanelli), Tomassini
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    San Marino 0-8 Norway
    0-1 Henriksen 8, 0-2 King 14 (P) , 0-3 King 17, 0-4 Elyounoussi 39, 0-5 Elyounoussi 48, 0-6 Selnæs 58, 0-7 Elyounoussi 68, 0-8 Linnes 86
    A. Simoncini, Grandoni, D. Simoncini, A. Gasperoni, Bernardi (89 Tomassini), Michael Battistini, Cervellini (80 D. Rinaldi), Brolli, Berardi (67 Bonini), Palazzi, Cevoli
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Czech Republic-San Marino

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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


  • -: 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
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