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AustriaAustriaErnst-Happel-Stadion - ViennaThursday 6 October 2016
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group D - Matchday 2
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
30/03/2005QR (GS)Austria - Wales1-0
ViennaAufhauser 87
26/03/2005QR (GS)Wales - Austria0-2
CardiffVastic 81, Stranzl 85
1976 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
19/11/1975PR (GS)Wales - Austria1-0
WrexhamGriffiths 69
04/09/1974PR (GS)Austria - Wales2-1
ViennaKreuz 63, Krankl 75; Griffiths 34
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal

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Squad list Only this chapter

Austria - Squad list
Current season
-Robert Almer20/03/198432Austria Wien*1000
-Andreas Lukse08/11/198728Altach - 0000
-Ramazan Özcan28/06/198432Leverkusen - 0000
-Markus Suttner16/04/198729Ingolstadt - 1000
-Florian Klein17/11/198629Stuttgart - 1000
-Sebastian Prödl21/06/198729Watford - 0000
-David Alaba24/06/199224Bayern - 1000
-Aleksandar Dragović06/03/199125Leverkusen - 1000
-Martin Hinteregger07/09/199224Augsburg*1100
-Stefan Stangl20/10/199124Salzburg - 0000
-Kevin Wimmer15/11/199223Tottenham - 0000
-Julian Baumgartlinger02/01/198828Leverkusen - 1000
-Zlatko Junuzović26/09/198729Bremen - 1000
-Stefan Ilsanker18/05/198927Leipzig - 0000
-Marcel Sabitzer17/03/199422Leipzig - 1000
-Louis Schaub29/12/199421Rapid Wien - 0000
-Alessandro Schöpf07/02/199422Schalke - 1000
-Valentino Lazaro24/03/199620Salzburg - 0000
-Marc Janko25/06/198333Basel - 1100
-Marko Arnautović19/04/198927Stoke - 1000
-Deni Alar18/01/199026Sturm - 0000
-Lukas Hinterseer28/03/199125Ingolstadt - 0000
-Michael Gregoritsch18/04/199422Hamburg - 1000
-Marcel Koller11/11/196055 - 1000
Wales - Squad list
Current season
-Wayne Hennessey24/01/198729Crystal Palace - 1000
-Owain Fôn Williams17/03/198729Inverness - 0000
-Adam Davies17/07/199224Barnsley - 0000
-James Collins23/08/198333West Ham - 1000
-Chris Gunter21/07/198927Reading - 1000
-Neil Taylor07/02/198927Swansea - 1000
-James Chester23/01/198927Aston Villa - 1000
-Paul Dummett26/09/199125Newcastle - 0000
-Ashley Williams23/08/198432Everton - 1000
-Ben Davies24/04/199323Tottenham - 1000
-David Edwards03/02/198630Wolves - 0000
-Andrew Crofts29/05/198432Charlton - 0000
-Joe Ledley23/01/198729Crystal Palace - 1000
-Shaun MacDonald17/06/198828Wigan - 0000
-Joe Allen14/03/199026Stoke - 1100
-Andy King29/10/198827Leicester - 1000
-Emyr Huws30/09/199323Cardiff - 1000
-Tom Lawrence13/01/199422Ipswich - 0000
-David Cotterill04/12/198728Birmingham - 0000
-Gareth Bale16/07/198927Real Madrid - 1200
-Sam Vokes21/10/198926Burnley - 1100
-Hal Robson-Kanu21/05/198927West Brom - 1000
-Tom Bradshaw27/07/199224Barnsley - 0000
-Chris Coleman10/06/197046 - 1000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Marcel Koller

Date of birth: 11 November 1960
Playing career:
Grasshopper Club Zürich
Coaching career:
FC Wil 1900, FC St Gallen, Grasshopper Club Zürich, 1. FC Köln, VfL Bochum 1848, Austria

• A former midfielder, Koller spent his entire playing career with Swiss side Grasshoppers, making over 400 league appearances from 1978 to 1997 and winning seven league titles and five Swiss Cups.

• Capped 55 times by Switzerland, he scored three goals for his country and made two appearances at EURO '96, coming off the bench in the 1-1 draw with hosts England and starting the 1-0 loss to Scotland.

• Began coaching career at Wil in 1997 and took over at St Gallen two years later, leading the club to their first Swiss championship since 1903/04 in his maiden season. Returned to Grasshoppers in 2002 and promptly secured the Swiss league crown, but resigned in October 2003 after a disappointing run.

• Appointed by Köln the following month, he was sacked after the Bundesliga team finished the season bottom, yet bounced back at Bochum in 2005, earning promotion to the top tier in his first campaign.

• Dismissed by Bochum in September 2009, Koller was installed as Austria coach on 4 October 2011, replacing Dietmar Constantini. Missed out on a place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup but earned a contract extension until December 2015 and rewarded that faith by overseeing a first successful UEFA European Championship qualifying campaign as Austria reached UEFA EURO 2016, although they failed to get out of their group in France.



Chris Coleman

Date of birth: 10 June 1970
Nationality: Welsh
Playing career: Manchester City FC, Swansea City AFC, Crystal Palace FC, Blackburn Rovers FC, Fulham FC
Coaching career: Fulham FC, Real Sociedad de Fútbol, Coventry City FC, Larissa FC, Wales

• A solid defender, Coleman came through the youth ranks at Manchester City but started his career in earnest with home-town team Swansea, where he won Welsh Cups in 1989 and 1991.

• Picked up the first of 32 caps for Wales while at Crystal Palace, where he occasionally served as a makeshift striker, before joining then reigning English champions Blackburn in 1995 for an injury-ravaged two-year stay.

• A broken leg sustained in a car crash in 2001 when Coleman was playing for Fulham effectively ended his playing days, but he was brought on to the club's coaching staff, taking the top job after a successful stint as caretaker in 2003.

• After leaving Fulham in 2007, Coleman headed abroad to manage first Real Sociedad and then Larissa either side of a spell at Coventry.

• Hired as Wales manager in January 2012 following the death of former team-mate Gary Speed, Coleman signed a two-year extension in November 2013, and was rewarded by guiding the side to UEFA EURO 2016 – their first major tournament since 1958. Even better was to come in France, as Wales upset the odds by reaching the semi-finals, their best-ever performance in a major finals.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeCüneyt Çakır (TUR)
  • Assistant refereesBahattin Duran (TUR) , Tarik Ongun (TUR)
  • Fourth officialHüseyin Göçek (TUR)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerJānis Mežeckis (LVA)
  • Referee observerVladimir Sajn (SVN)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Cüneyt Çakır23/11/1976588

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
27/05/2006U19ELITESloveniaAustria1-2St. Veit an der Glan
18/09/2008UELR1FK Austria WienKKS Lech Poznań2-1Vienna
05/11/2009UELGSPFC Levski SofiaFC Salzburg0-1Sofia
19/08/2010UELPOSK Sturm GrazJuventus1-2Graz

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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


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group D - Group Standings
    Republic of Ireland1010221
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Georgia 1-2 Austria
    0-1 Hinteregger 16, 0-2 Janko 42, 1-2 Ananidze 78
    Almer, Dragović, Hinteregger, Arnautović, Alaba, Junuzović (67 Schöpf), Harnik (72 Sabitzer), Suttner, Baumgartlinger, Klein, Janko (76 Gregoritsch)
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
    Austria-Republic of Ireland
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
    Republic of Ireland-Austria
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Wales 4-0 Moldova
    1-0 Vokes 38, 2-0 Allen 44, 3-0 Bale 51, 4-0 Bale 90+5 (P)
    Hennessey, Gunter, N. Taylor, Davies, Chester, A. Williams (82 Collins), Allen, King, Bale, Ledley (67 Huws), Vokes (75 Robson-Kanu)
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
    Republic of Ireland-Wales
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)
    Wales-Republic of Ireland

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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
  • 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