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EstoniaEstoniaA. Le Coq Arena - TallinnFriday 7 October 2016
20.45CET (21.45 local time)
Group H - Matchday 2
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Estonia - Squad list
Current season
-Mihkel Aksalu07/11/198431Seinäjoki - 1000
-Pavel Londak14/05/198036Rosenborg - 0000
-Marko Meerits26/04/199224Tarvas Rakvere - 0000
-Ragnar Klavan30/10/198530Liverpool*1000
-Dmitri Kruglov24/05/198432FCI Tallinn - 1000
-Gert Kams25/05/198531Flora - 1000
-Ken Kallaste31/08/198828Korona - 1000
-Nikita Baranov19/08/199224Flora - 1000
-Artur Pikk05/03/199323BATE - 1000
-Karol Mets16/05/199323Viking*1000
-Aleksandr Dmitrijev18/02/198234FCI Tallinn - 0000
-Konstantin Vassiljev16/08/198432Jagiellonia - 1000
-Taijo Teniste31/01/198828Sogndal - 1000
-Siim Luts12/03/198927Bohemians 1905 - 0000
-Sergei Mošnikov07/01/198828FCI Tallinn - 0000
-Henrik Ojamaa20/05/199125Go Ahead Eagles - 0000
-Pavel Marin14/06/199521Levadia - 0000
-Brent Lepistu26/03/199323Flora - 0000
-Mattias Käit29/06/199818Fulham - 0000
-Tarmo Neemelo10/02/198234Kalju - 0000
-Ats Purje03/08/198531Kalju - 0000
-Sergei Zenjov20/04/198927Gabala - 1000
-Henri Anier17/12/199025Kalmar - 1000
-Martin Reim14/05/197145 - 0000
Gibraltar - Squad list
Current season
-Jamie Robba26/10/199124Torquay United - 0000
-Jordan Perez13/11/198629St Joseph's - 1000
-Deren Ibrahim09/03/199125Dartford - 0000
-Roy Chipolina20/01/198333Lincoln - 1000
-Joseph Chipolina14/12/198728Lincoln - 1000
-Erin Barnett02/09/199620Gibraltar United - 0000
-Jayce Mascarenhas-Olivero02/07/199818Lions Gibraltar - 0000
-Scott Wiseman09/10/198530Scunthorpe - 1000
-Ryan Casciaro11/05/198432Lincoln - 1000
-Jean-Carlos Garcia05/07/199224Lincoln - 1000
-James Bosio24/09/199125Gibraltar United*1000
-Jamie Coombes27/05/199620 - 1000
-Jeremy Lopez09/07/198927Lions Gibraltar - 0000
-Liam Walker13/04/198828College Europa - 1100
-Kyle Casciaro02/12/198728Lincoln - 1000
-Aaron Payas24/05/198531Manchester 62 - 0000
-Anthony Bardon19/01/199323Lincoln - 0000
-Ashley Rodriguez13/11/198926Gibraltar United - 0000
-Lee Casciaro29/09/198135Lincoln - 1000
-Robert Guiling14/10/198035Lynx - 0000
-Adam Priestley14/08/199026Alfreton Town - 0000
-Robert Montovio03/08/198432Gibraltar United - 0000
-Michael Yome29/08/199422Canterbury City - 1000
-Jeff Wood04/02/195462 - 1000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Martin Reim

Date of birth: 14 May 1971
Nationality: Estonian
Playing career: FC Tallinna Lõvid, SK Tallinna Sport, FC Norma Tallinn, FC Flora Tallinn (twice), Lelle SK, Kotkan TP, JK Tervis Pärnu, Viimsi JK
Coaching career: FC Flora Tallinn, Estonia U18, Estonia U21, Estonia U23, Estonia

• Reim was a defensive midfielder whose international career spanned 17 years after his debut for the newly-independent nation in June 1992 against Slovenia, a 1-1 draw. He won his 157th cap (a European record since surpassed by Latvia's Vitālijs Astafjevs) in June 2009, six months after ending club career.

• Took first steps in the game alongside goalkeeper Mart Poom. Began career in Soviet Estonia's top division aged 16, finishing top scorer in 1990 while playing for Norma.

• Spent bulk of his club career (a combined 16 years) in two stints at Flora, retiring with seven titles and three Estonian Cups to his name. He also reached the Finnish Cup final during his only overseas spell, 18 months at Kotkan.

• Returned to Flora as head coach in December 2009, having served as assistant to Janno Kivisild in the latter part of his playing career; won the Estonian title in 2010 and 2011. Lifted the Estonian Cup in 2012, but left a few months later and established a football academy in Tallinn.

• Has since coached Estonia at various levels – youth, U21s and U23s – with some success. Was named successor to Magnus Pehrsson as senior Estonia coach on 14 September 2016 in the wake of a 5-0 defeat away to Bosnia and Herzegovina in the first match of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying.



Jeff Wood

Date of birth: 4 February 1954
Nationality: English
Playing career: Charlton Athletic FC, Colchester United FC, HJK Helsinki, Exeter City FC, Happy Valley AA, Rabat Ajax FC, Grankulla IFK, IF Gnistan
Coaching career: Brighton & Hove Albion FC, Sliema Wanderers FC, Lions Gibraltar FC, Gibraltar

• A former goalkeeper, London-born Wood played more than 150 games for Charlton and also had spells in Finland, Hong Kong and Malta.

• Among his playing achievements were two Maltese titles and two cups with Rabat.

•  In 1996 Wood became assistant to former Charlton team-mate Steve Gritt at Brighton and in 1999 was briefly his successor as manager.

• Further coaching spells followed in the United States, Malta (in charge of Sliema) and English non-league before Wood took over Charlton's European soccer school in Spain in 2004.

• Norwich's goakeeping coach from 2011 to 2012, a spell including promotion and a Premier League season, Wood became Wales Under-21 and U19 goalkeeping coach in 2013, followed by a stint in a similar role at Luton Town FC.

• In May 2014 Wood took over Gibraltar Lions and in July 2015 was appointed as team national coach.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAleksei Eskov (RUS)
  • Assistant refereesDmitri Mosyakin (RUS) , Aleksei Vorontsov (RUS)
  • Fourth officialMikhail Vilkov (RUS)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerGhenadie Scurtul (MDA)
  • Referee observerAndrejs Sipailo (LVA)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Aleksei Eskov07/09/1978027

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

No such matches refereed

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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 H - Group Standings
    Bosnia and Herzegovina1100503
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 5-0 Estonia
    1-0 Spahić 7, 2-0 Džeko 23 (P) , 3-0 Medunjanin 71, 4-0 Ibišević 83, 5-0 Spahić 90+2
    Aksalu, Pikk, Zenjov (71 Henri Anier), Vassiljev, Klavan, Antonov (86 Sappinen), Mets, Kallaste, Kams (46 Kruglov), Baranov, Teniste
  • 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)
    Estonia-Bosnia and Herzegovina


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Gibraltar 1-4 Greece
    0-1 Mitroglou 10, 1-1 Walker 26, 1-2 Wiseman 44 (og) , 1-3 Fortounis 45, 1-4 Torosidis 45+2
    J. Perez, Wiseman, J. Chipolina, R. Casciaro, R. Chipolina, Walker, Bosio (71 K. Casciaro), L. Casciaro, Hernandez, J. Coombes (85 Yome), Garcia
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina-Gibraltar
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Gibraltar-Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 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
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