European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Turkey||Konya Büyükşehir Belediyesi Stadyumu - KonyaThursday 6 October 2016|
20.45CET (21.45 local time) Group I - Matchday 2
|07/09/2005||QR (GS)||Ukraine - Turkey||0-1||Kyiv||Tümer Metin 55|
|17/11/2004||QR (GS)||Turkey - Ukraine||0-3||Istanbul||Gusev 9, Shevchenko 17, 88|
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|-||Volkan Babacan||11/08/1988||28||İstanbul Başakşehir||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Andriy Pyatov||28/06/1984||32||Shakhtar Donetsk||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Olexandr Kucher||22/10/1982||33||Shakhtar Donetsk||*||1||0||0||0|
|-||Serhiy Kryvtsov||15/03/1991||25||Shakhtar Donetsk||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Bohdan Butko||13/01/1991||25||Shakhtar Donetsk||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Ivan Ordets||08/07/1992||24||Shakhtar Donetsk||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Yevhen Khacheridi||28/07/1987||29||Dynamo Kyiv||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Taras Stepanenko||08/08/1989||27||Shakhtar Donetsk||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Serhiy Sydorchuk||02/05/1991||25||Dynamo Kyiv||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Serhiy Rybalka||01/04/1990||26||Dynamo Kyiv||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Viktor Kovalenko||14/02/1996||20||Shakhtar Donetsk||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Maksym Malyshev||24/12/1992||23||Shakhtar Donetsk||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Andriy Yarmolenko||23/10/1989||26||Dynamo Kyiv||-||1||1||0||0|
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Date of birth: 4 September 1953
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.
Date of birth: 29 September 1976
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.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA matches|
|28/07/2007||UIC||R3||RC Lens||FC Chornomorets Odesa||3-1||Lens|
|14/03/2013||UEL||R16||Fenerbahçe SK||FC Viktoria Plzeň||1-1||Istanbul|
|28/11/2013||UEL||GS||Trabzonspor AŞ||Apollon Limassol FC||4-2||Trabzon|
|02/10/2014||UEL||GS||Tottenham Hotspur FC||Beşiktaş JK||1-1||London|
|10/12/2015||UEL||GS||Sporting Clube de Portugal||Beşiktaş JK||3-1||Lisbon|
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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:
North and Central America and Caribbean: 3.5
South America: 4.5
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