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PortugalPortugalEstádio Municipal de Aveiro - AveiroFriday 7 October 2016
20.45CET (19.45 local time)
Group B - Matchday 2
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
01/09/2001QR (GS)Andorra - Portugal1-7
LleidaRoberto Jonás 42; Nuno Gomes 36, 40, 45, 90, Pauleta 39, Rui Jorge 45, Conceição 58
28/02/2001QR (GS)Portugal - Andorra3-0
FunchalLuís Figo 1, 49, Pauleta 36
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal

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Squad list Only this chapter

Portugal - Squad list
Current season
-Rui Patrício15/02/198828Sporting CP - 1000
-Anthony Lopes01/10/199026Lyon - 0000
-Marafona08/05/198729Braga - 0000
-Bruno Alves27/11/198134Cagliari - 0000
-Pepe26/02/198333Real Madrid - 1000
-José Fonte22/12/198332Southampton - 1000
-Antunes01/04/198729Dynamo Kyiv - 0000
-João Cancelo27/05/199422Valencia - 0000
-Raphaël Guerreiro22/12/199322Dortmund - 1000
-João Moutinho08/09/198630Monaco - 1000
-William Carvalho07/04/199224Sporting CP - 1000
-João Mário19/01/199323Internazionale - 1000
-Danilo09/09/199125Porto - 0000
-André Gomes30/07/199323Barcelona - 0000
-Renato Sanches18/08/199719Bayern - 0000
-Bernardo Silva10/08/199422Monaco - 1000
-Gelson Martins11/05/199521Sporting CP - 0000
-Pizzi06/10/198927Benfica - 0000
-Nélson Semedo16/11/199322Benfica - 0000
-Ricardo Quaresma26/09/198333Beşiktaş - 1000
-Cristiano Ronaldo05/02/198531Real Madrid - 0000
-Éder22/12/198728LOSC - 1000
-André Silva06/11/199520Porto - 1000
-Fernando Santos10/10/195461 - 1000
Andorra - Squad list
Current season
-Ferran Pol28/02/198333FC Andorra - 1000
-Josep Gomes03/12/198530Illescas - 0000
-Victor Silverio15/04/199719FC Andorra - 0000
-Ildefons Lima10/12/197936FC Santa Coloma - 1000
-Marc Garcia21/03/198828AEC Manlleu*1000
-Jordi Rubio01/11/198728UE Santa Coloma*1000
-Emili Garcia11/01/198927Andorra - 0000
-Moisés San Nicolás17/09/199323Lusitans - 0000
-Chus Rubio09/09/199422UE Santa Coloma - 0000
-Max Llovera08/01/199719Lleida - 1000
-Marc Pujol21/08/198234Andorra - 1000
-Ivan Lorenzo15/04/198630Mollerussa - 0000
-Gabriel Riera05/06/198531FC Santa Coloma - 1000
-Marc Vales04/04/199026Zaragoza - 1000
-Marcio Vieira10/10/198431Monzón*1000
-Victor Moreira05/10/198234FC Andorra - 1000
-Xavier Vieira14/01/199224Monzón - 0000
-Marc Rebés03/07/199422FC Santa Coloma - 1000
-Victor Rodríguez07/09/198729FC Santa Coloma - 0000
-Jordi Aláez23/01/199818FC Andorra - 1000
-Ludovic Clemente09/05/198630FC Andorra*1000
-Cristian Martínez16/10/198926Andorra *1000
-Alexandre Martinez10/10/199817FC Andorra - 0000
-Koldo Alvarez04/09/197046 - 1000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Fernando Santos

Date of birth: 10 October 1954
Nationality: Portuguese
Playing career: SL Benfica, CS Marítimo, Estoril Praia
Coaching career: Estoril Praia, CF Estrela da Amadora, FC Porto, AEK Athens FC (twice), Panathinaikos FC, Sporting Clube de Portugal, SL Benfica, PAOK FC, Greece, Portugal

• A left-back, Santos started his playing days at home-town club Benfica before two-year stints with Marítimo and Estoril-Praia. Retired in 1975.

• After a career change as a technician – Santos holds a degree in electrical and telecommunications engineering – he returned to football in 1987, taking over at former team Estoril-Praia. Stayed seven years, guiding them to two promotions and the Portuguese top flight.

• Had four seasons with Estrela da Amadora prior to joining Porto in 1998. Led his side to the Liga title in his first term, adding two domestic cups before departing for AEK in 2001. Again made an instant impact, lifting the 2002 Greek Cup. Went to Panathinaikos that summer followed by spells at Sporting, AEK and Benfica.

• He then revived PAOK's fortunes, steering them to runners-up spot in the 2009/10 Super League to earn a place in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round. Announced his departure in May 2010 and was confirmed as Otto Rehhagel's successor as Greece coach six weeks later, proving an immediate hit as he helped them to UEFA EURO 2012.

• Repeated the feat for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, guiding them to the last 16, before stepping down. He was appointed by Portugal that September after Paulo Bento's departure following a 1-0 defeat by Albania and led them to UEFA EURO 2016 thanks to seven successive victories. The crowning glory was to come in France, Portugal remaining unbeaten throughout the tournament and defeating the hosts in the St-Denis final thanks to Éder's extra-time goal.



Koldo Alvarez

Date of birth: 4 September 1970
Nationality: Andorran
Playing career: Club Atlético de Madrid, CD Toledo, UD Salamanca, FC Andorra (twice), CF Balaguer
Coaching career: Andorra

• A reserve goalkeeper at Atlético, Koldo came through the club's youth ranks and lifted the Copa del Rey with the Spanish side in 1991/92.

• Leaving the capital in search of first-team football, Koldo played for Toledo before winning promotion to the Spanish second division with Salamanca in 1993/94.

• Signed for FC Andorra in the summer of 1994, dividing his time between playing for the club's first team and acting as a youth coach with the national Under-17, U19 and U21 sides.

• Capped 79 times by Andorra before his retirement following a 6-0 loss to England at Wembley in June 2009. Named his country's best player of the last 50 years by the Andorran Football Federation (FAF).

• Took over as coach of the national team in February 2010 after the departure of David Rodrigo, though his side finished bottom of their qualifying groups for UEFA EURO 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. That was again the case in the UEFA EURO 2016 preliminaries, although Andorra did score four goals – setting a new best mark for the competition.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeOliver Drachta (AUT)
  • Assistant refereesRoland Brandner (AUT) , Stefan Kuehr (AUT)
  • Fourth officialManuel Schuettengruber (AUT)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerNina Hedlund (NOR)
  • Referee observerJens Larsen (DEN)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Oliver Drachta15/05/1977035

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
29/07/2010UEL3QRCS MarítimoBangor City FC8-2Funchal

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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 B - Group Standings
    Faroe Islands1010001
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Switzerland 2-0 Portugal
    1-0 Embolo 24, 2-0 Mehmedi 30
    Rui Patrício, Pepe, Raphaël Guerreiro, Fonte, João Moutinho (68 Quaresma), Éder (46 André Silva), Bernardo Silva, William Carvalho (46 João Mário), Nani, Cédric, Adrien Silva
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Faroe Islands-Portugal
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Portugal-Faroe Islands
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Andorra 0-1 Latvia
    0-1 Šabala 48
    Ferran Pol, C. Martínez, Vales, Ildefons Lima, M. Vieira, Riera (30 Rebés), Clemente (78 Pujol), Aláez (83 Moreira), Llovera, Marc Garcia, Jordi Rubio
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Andorra-Faroe Islands
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Faroe Islands-Andorra
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)

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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