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HungaryHungaryGroupama Aréna - BudapestFriday 7 October 2016
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group B - Matchday 2
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
20/08/1997QR (GS)Hungary - Switzerland1-1BudapestKlausz 52; Chapuisat 90
30/04/1997QR (GS)Switzerland - Hungary1-0
ZurichTürkyilmaz 83
EURO '96
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/10/1995PR (GS)Switzerland - Hungary3-0
ZurichTürkyilmaz 23, Sforza 56, Ohrel 88
29/03/1995PR (GS)Hungary - Switzerland2-2BudapestKiprich 52, Illés 76; Subiat 78, 84
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
14/10/1981QR (GS)Hungary - Switzerland3-0
ViennaNyilasi 17, 49, Fazekas 59
28/04/1981QR (GS)Switzerland - Hungary2-2LucerneSulser 31, 47; Bálint 44, Müller 64 (P)
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
12/06/1938QFHungary - Switzerland2-0
Lille MétropoleSarosi 40, Zsengeller 90
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Squad list Only this chapter

Hungary - Squad list
Current season
-Péter Gulácsi06/05/199026Leipzig - 1000
-Balázs Megyeri31/03/199026Fürth - 0000
-Dénes Dibusz16/11/199025Ferencváros - 0000
-Richárd Guzmics16/04/198729Wisła - 1000
-Zsolt Korcsmár09/01/198927Vasas - 0000
-Tamás Kádár14/03/199026Lech*1000
-Mihály Korhut01/12/198827H. Beer-Sheva - 0000
-Barnabás Bese06/05/199422Le Havre - 0000
-Ádám Lang17/01/199323Dijon - 1000
-Attila Fiola17/02/199026Videoton*1000
-Zoltán Stieber16/10/198827Kaiserslautern - 1000
-Ákos Elek21/07/198828Diósgyőr - 1000
-László Kleinheisler 08/04/199422Darmstadt*1000
-Máté Vida08/03/199620Vasas - 0000
-Istvan Bognar05/05/199125Diósgyőr - 0000
-Ádám Nagy17/06/199521Bologna - 1000
-Zoltán Gera22/04/197937Ferencváros - 0000
-Balázs Dzsudzsák23/12/198629Al Wahda FC - 1000
-Ádám Szalai09/12/198728Hoffenheim - 1000
-Krisztián Németh05/01/198927Al-Gharafa - 1000
-Nemanja Nikolić31/12/198728Legia - 1000
-Ádám Gyurcsó06/03/199125Pogoń - 0000
-Gergő Lovrencsics01/09/198828Ferencváros - 0000
-Bernd Storck25/01/196353 - 1000
Switzerland - Squad list
Current season
-Yann Sommer17/12/198827Mönchengladbach - 1000
-Roman Bürki14/11/199025Dortmund - 0000
-Marwin Hitz18/09/198729Augsburg - 0000
-Stephan Lichtsteiner16/01/198432Juventus - 1000
-Michael Lang08/02/199125Basel - 0000
-Ricardo Rodríguez25/08/199224Wolfsburg - 1000
-Timm Klose09/05/198828Norwich - 0000
-Léo Lacroix27/02/199224St-Étienne - 0000
-Fabian Schär20/12/199124Hoffenheim - 1000
-Nico Elvedi30/09/199620Mönchengladbach - 0000
-Valon Behrami19/04/198531Watford*1000
-Blerim Džemaili12/04/198630Bologna - 1000
-Gelson Fernandes02/09/198630Rennes - 1000
-Valentin Stocker12/04/198927Hertha - 0000
-Xherdan Shaqiri10/10/199124Stoke - 0000
-Renato Steffen03/11/199124Basel - 0000
-Denis Zakaria20/11/199619Young Boys - 0000
-Eren Derdiyok12/06/198828Galatasaray - 1000
-Admir Mehmedi16/03/199125Leverkusen*1100
-Haris Seferović22/02/199224Frankfurt - 1000
-Breel Embolo14/02/199719Schalke - 1100
-Vladimir Petković15/08/196353 - 1000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Bernd Storck

Date of birth: 25 January 1963
Nationality: German
Playing career: VfL Bochum 1848, Borussia Dortmund
Coaching career: VfB Stuttgart (assistant), Hertha BSC Berlin (assistant), VfL Wolfsburg (assistant), FK Partizan (assistant), Borussia Dortmund (assistant), FC Almaty, Kazakhstan Under-21s, Kazakhstan, Olympiacos FC (youth), Hungary Under-20s, Hungary

• Made his Bundesliga debut for Bochum at the age of 19 and spent two seasons at the club before joining local rivals Dortmund in 1983. A regular in the Dortmund defence for the next six seasons, he helped the club to victory in the German Cup in his final campaign, 1988/89; ended his playing career with eight goals in 171 Bundesliga appearances.

• Joined forces with leading German coach Jürgen Röber and acted as his assistant at Stuttgart, Hertha, Wolfsburg, Partizan and Dortmund. Moved abroad midway through 2008 to take charge of Kazakh top-flight club Almaty; was also appointed simultaneously as the Kazakhstan U21 coach.

• Named the Kazakhstan senior team's interim coach following the dismissal of Dutchman Arno Pijpers in autumn 2008. His first game in charge was a 5-1 defeat by England at Wembley in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier, but he was subsequently installed as the permanent head coach.

• However, Storck was sacked in October 2010 after presiding over four losses at the start of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying and resurfaced at Olympiacos' youth team, taking charge for the inaugural UEFA Youth League group stage in 2013/14.

• In July 2015 he took charge of Hungary, having led the national side at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand the previous month, and promptly ended their 44-year absence from the UEFA European Championship thanks to a play-off defeat of Norway. Took them into the last 16 at the finals in France, where they were comfortably beaten by Belgium.



Vladimir Petković

Date of birth: 15 August 1963
Nationality: Swiss
Playing career: FK Sarajevo (twice), FK Rudar Ljubija, FC Koper, FC Chur 97 (twice), FC Sion, FC Martigny-Sports, AC Bellinzona (twice), FC Locarno
Coaching career: AC Bellinzona (twice), FC Malcantone Agno, AC Lugano, BSC Young Boys, Samsunspor, FC Sion, SS Lazio, Switzerland

• Started his career in midfield with Sarajevo, losing in the 1983 Yugoslavian Cup final but featuring twice as his team took the 1984/85 league title, the only major honour of his playing days. Moved to Switzerland in 1987, playing for second-tier Chur and then ascending to the top flight with Sion in 1988/89; returned to the second division to represent Martigny, Bellinzona and Locarno.

• Petković hung up his boots in 1999, aged 36, following a season as player-coach at Bellinzona. Then led Malcantone Agno to promotion from the third divison in 2002/03 before becoming the first coach of AC Lugano – successors to FC Lugano.

• Rejoined Bellinzona in October 2005, steering them to the 2007/08 Swiss Cup final, where they lost 4-1 to FC Basel 1893, but consolation came two weeks later as victory in a relegation/promotion play-off against FC St Gallen gave Bellinzona a Super League berth.

• Was appointed Young Boys coach in August 2008, guiding them to second-placed finishes in his first two campaigns in charge as well the 2008/09 Swiss Cup final. After short spells in charge of Turkey's Samsunspor and Sion back in Switzerland, was named Lazio coach in June 2012 and won the Coppa Italia in his first term in Italy, also helping the side to seventh position in the final standings.

• Left in January 2014 after being anointed Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld's successor, taking the reins after the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Promptly guided his charges to UEFA EURO 2016, where they lost to Poland in the last 16.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeBjörn Kuipers (NED)
  • Assistant refereesSander van Roekel (NED) , Erwin Zeinstra (NED)
  • Fourth officialPol van Boekel (NED)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerMetin Kazancioglu (TUR)
  • Referee observerMiroslav Tulinger (CZE)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Björn Kuipers28/03/1973896

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
24/08/2006UEL2QRGrasshopper Club ZürichVideoton FC2-0Zurich
16/08/2007UEL2QRBudapest Honvéd FCHamburger SV0-0Budapest
19/07/2008UICR3SK Sturm GrazBudapest Honvéd FC0-0Graz
24/11/2009UCLGSDebreceni VSCLiverpool FC0-1Budapest
03/11/2010UCLGSFC Basel 1893AS Roma2-3Basel
07/12/2011UCLGSFC Basel 1893Manchester United FC2-1Basel
09/12/2014UCLGSLiverpool FCFC Basel 18931-1Liverpool

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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
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    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Faroe Islands 0-0 Hungary
    Gulácsi, Lang, Kádár, Fiola, Elek, Dzsudzsák, A. Nagy, Németh (70 Nikolić), Kleinheisler (80 Stieber), Priskin (27 Szalai), Guzmics
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Hungary-Faroe Islands


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Switzerland 2-0 Portugal
    1-0 Embolo 24, 2-0 Mehmedi 30
    Sommer, Lichtsteiner (70 Widmer), Embolo, Seferović (78 Derdiyok), Xhaka, Behrami, Rodríguez, Džemaili (89 Fernandes), Mehmedi, Djourou, Schär
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Switzerland-Faroe Islands
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Faroe Islands-Switzerland
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
  • 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