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TurkeyTurkeyKonya Büyükşehir Belediyesi Stadyumu - KonyaThursday 6 October 2016
20.45CET (21.45 local time)
Group I - Matchday 2
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/09/2005QR (GS)Ukraine - Turkey0-1
KyivTümer Metin 55
17/11/2004QR (GS)Turkey - Ukraine0-3
IstanbulGusev 9, Shevchenko 17, 88
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal

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Squad list Only this chapter

Turkey - Squad list
Current season
-Volkan Babacan11/08/198828İstanbul Başakşehir - 1000
-Onur Kıvrak01/01/198828Trabzonspor - 0000
-Harun Tekin17/06/198927Bursaspor - 0000
-Hakan Balta23/03/198333Galatasaray - 0000
-Caner Erkin04/10/198828Beşiktaş - 0000
-Ömer Toprak21/07/198927Leverkusen - 0000
-İsmail Köybaşı10/07/198927Fenerbahçe - 1000
-Ahmet Çalık26/02/199422Gençlerbirliği - 1000
-Şener Özbayraklı23/01/199026Fenerbahçe - 1000
-Çağlar Söyüncü23/05/199620Freiburg - 0000
-Mehmet Topal03/03/198630Fenerbahçe - 1000
-Volkan Şen07/07/198729Fenerbahçe - 1000
-Yasin Öztekin19/03/198729Galatasaray - 0000
-Yunus Mallı24/02/199224Mainz - 0000
-Okay Yokuşlu09/03/199422Trabzonspor - 1000
-Hakan Çalhanoğlu08/02/199422Leverkusen - 1100
-Tolga Cigerci23/03/199224Galatasaray - 0000
-Kaan Ayhan10/11/199421Düsseldorf - 1000
-Ozan Tufan23/03/199521Fenerbahçe*1000
-Mevlüt Erdinç25/02/198729Metz - 0000
-Cenk Tosun07/06/199125Beşiktaş - 1000
-Enes Ünal10/05/199719Twente - 0000
-Emre Mor24/07/199719Dortmund - 1000
-Fatih Terim14/09/195363 - 1000
Ukraine - Squad list
Current season
-Andriy Pyatov28/06/198432Shakhtar Donetsk - 1000
-Denys Boyko29/01/198828Málaga - 0000
-Oleksii Shevchenko24/02/199224Zorya - 0000
-Olexandr Kucher22/10/198233Shakhtar Donetsk*1000
-Artem Fedetskiy26/04/198531Darmstadt - 0000
-Serhiy Kryvtsov15/03/199125Shakhtar Donetsk - 0000
-Bohdan Butko13/01/199125Shakhtar Donetsk - 1000
-Ivan Ordets08/07/199224Shakhtar Donetsk - 0000
-Yevhen Khacheridi28/07/198729Dynamo Kyiv - 0000
-Eduard Sobol20/04/199521Zorya - 1000
-Ruslan Rotan29/10/198134Dnipro - 0000
-Yevhen Shakhov30/11/199025PAOK - 1000
-Taras Stepanenko08/08/198927Shakhtar Donetsk - 1000
-Serhiy Sydorchuk02/05/199125Dynamo Kyiv - 1000
-Serhiy Rybalka01/04/199026Dynamo Kyiv - 0000
-Olexandr Zinchenko15/12/199619PSV - 1000
-Viktor Kovalenko14/02/199620Shakhtar Donetsk - 1000
-Maksym Malyshev24/12/199223Shakhtar Donetsk - 0000
-Ivan Petriak13/03/199422Zorya - 0000
-Roman Zozulya17/11/198926Betis - 1000
-Artem Kravets03/06/198927Granada - 0000
-Yevhen Konoplyanka29/09/198927Schalke - 1000
-Andriy Yarmolenko23/10/198926Dynamo Kyiv - 1100
-Andriy Shevchenko29/09/197640 - 1000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Fatih Terim

Date of birth: 4 September 1953
Nationality: Turkish
Playing career: Adana Demirspor, Galatasaray AŞ
Coaching career: MKE Ankaragücü, Göztepe AŞ, Turkey Under-21, Turkey (three times), Galatasaray AŞ (three times), ACF Fiorentina, AC Milan

• A central defender, Terim represented Galatasaray for over a decade and played 51 games for Turkey, 32 as captain. Began his coaching career with Ankaragücü and Göztepe, before being named assistant to national team boss Sepp Piontek and put in charge of the U21s in 1990.

• Appointed Turkey coach in 1993, Terim led them to EURO '96. They lost all their matches in England, but just getting to the final tournament, Turkey's first since the 1954 FIFA World Cup, was a major landmark.

• Returned to Galatasaray after the EURO, winning four league titles and the 2000 UEFA Cup. Serie A came calling and Terim took the helm at Fiorentina and Milan before rejoining Galatasaray; however, a run of disappointing results brought about a temporary retirement in 2004.

• Reappointed Turkey coach in 2005, Terim – known as 'İmparator' (The Emperor) for his leadership skills – could not guide them through a 2006 World Cup play-off against Switzerland. Success followed at UEFA EURO 2008 with Terim steering Turkey to the semi-finals but he resigned following unsuccessful bid to reach the 2010 World Cup.

• Back for a third spell as Galatasaray boss in July 2011, in his first season he inspired Cimbom to their first Süper Lig crown in four years. Repeated the feat in 2013 when also helping Galatasaray to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. Named head of the national team for a third time – on a part-time basis – in August 2013, he parted company with Galatasaray in September to assume the role full time. Was unable to lead Turkey to the 2014 World Cup despite winning three of his four qualifiers in charge, but did take them to UEFA EURO 2016 where they failed to get out of their group.



Andriy Shevchenko

Date of birth: 29 September 1976
Nationality: Ukrainian
Playing career: FC Dynamo Kyiv (twice), AC Milan (twice), Chelsea FC
Coaching career: Ukraine (assistant), Ukraine

• Shevchenko enjoyed phenomenal early success with Dynamo Kyiv, the club he joined as a schoolboy, winning five successive Ukrainian titles and contributing 60 top-flight goals, including a league-best tally of 18 in 1998/99; that same season he also topped the UEFA Champions League charts with ten goals as Dynamo reached the semi-finals.

• Joined Milan in July 1999 and hit the ground running, finishing top of the Serie A goal charts in his debut season (the first foreigner to achieve the feat) with 24 goals, a tally he would match the following campaign and again in 2003/04, when he led the listings once more as Milan won the Scudetto; won the Ballon d'Or in December 2004 to go with his six Ukrainian footballer of the year titles.

• Won the UEFA Champions League with the Rossoneri in 2003, scoring the decisive spot kick in the final against Juventus to crown an injury-curtailed campaign; however, missed crucially from the spot in the 2005 showpiece against Liverpool FC.

• Left Milan in 2006 with 127 Serie A and 38 European goals to his credit, but a move to Chelsea did not work out and he returned to Milan for an equally unsuccessful loan spell in 2008/09 before making the permanent move back to Dynamo a year later.

• Ukraine's record scorer by a distance, he captained the team to the quarter-finals of the 2006 FIFA World Cup and became the first player to reach the 100-cap milestone for Ukraine, in October 2010. Scored twice in a famous win against Sweden at UEFA EURO 2012, his international swansong; after a short-lived foray into politics, appointed assistant to Ukraine coach Mykhaylo Fomenko, taking over as head coach after UEFA EURO 2016.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeManuel Gräfe (GER)
  • Assistant refereesThorsten Schiffner (GER) , Holger Henschel (GER)
  • Fourth officialMarco Fritz (GER)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerNils Fisketjonn (NOR)
  • Referee observerVaclav Krondl (CZE)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Manuel Gräfe21/09/1973247

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
28/07/2007UICR3RC LensFC Chornomorets Odesa3-1Lens
14/03/2013UELR16Fenerbahçe SKFC Viktoria Plzeň1-1Istanbul
28/11/2013UELGSTrabzonspor AŞApollon Limassol FC4-2Trabzon
02/10/2014UELGSTottenham Hotspur FCBeşiktaş JK1-1London
10/12/2015UELGSSporting Clube de PortugalBeşiktaş JK3-1Lisbon

Last updated 05/07/2017 16:20CET

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 I - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Croatia 1-1 Turkey
    1-0 Rakitić 44 (P) , 1-1 Hakan Çalhanoğlu 45+2
    Volkan Babacan, Şener Özbayraklı, İsmail Köybaşı, Serdar Aziz, Okay Yokuşlu, Cenk Tosun (71 Olcay Şahan), Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Mehmet Topal, Ozan Tufan, Emre Mor (85 Volkan Şen), Kaan Ayhan (53 Ahmet Çalık)
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
  • 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)


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Ukraine 1-1 Iceland
    0-1 Finnbogason 6, 1-1 Yarmolenko 41
    Pyatov, Butko, Sobol, Kucher, Stepanenko, Yarmolenko, Konoplyanka, Sydorchuk (63 Zozulya), Kovalenko, Rakitskiy, Zinchenko (90 Shakhov)
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
  • 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)

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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