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worldcup: Armenia - Romania Match press kits

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ArmeniaArmeniaVazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht - YerevanSaturday 8 October 2016
18.00CET (20.00 local time)
Group E - Matchday 2
RomaniaRomania
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/06/2005QR (GS)Romania - Armenia3-0
ConstantaO.Petre 29, Bucur 40, 78
17/11/2004QR (GS)Armenia - Romania1-1YerevanDokhoyan 63; Marica 29
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Armenia10101001----301216
Romania11001010----321061

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Squad list Only this chapter

Armenia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Gor Manukyan27/09/199323Pyunik - 0000
-Arsen Beglaryan18/02/199323Alashkert - 1000
-Anatoli Aivazov08/06/199620Shirak - 0000
Defenders
-Hrayr Mkoyan02/09/198630Esteghlal - 1000
-Vahagn Minasyan25/04/198531Alashkert - 0000
-Levon Hayrapetyan17/04/198927Pyunik - 0000
-Varazdat Haroyan24/08/199224Padideh - 1000
-Taron Voskanyan22/02/199323Karmiotissa Pano Polemidia - 0000
-Andranik Voskanyan11/04/199026Alashkert - 0000
-Gael Andonian07/02/199521Marseille*1000
-Artur Kartashyan08/01/199719Pyunik - 0000
Midfielders
-Davit Manoyan05/07/199026Karmiotissa Pano Polemidia - 1000
-Marcos Pizzelli03/10/198432Fujairah - 1000
-Artak Grigoryan19/10/198728Alashkert - 0000
-Kamo Hovhannisyan05/10/199224Pyunik - 0000
-Gor Malakyan12/06/199422Stal - 1000
-Aras Özbiliz09/03/199026Beşiktaş - 1000
-Davit Hakobyan21/03/199323Shirak - 0000
-Karen Muradyan01/11/199223Alashkert - 0000
-Gegam Kadimyan19/10/199223Karpaty - 1000
Forwards
-Zaven Badoyan22/12/198926Banants - 0000
-Vardan Pogosyan08/03/199224Pyunik - 0000
-Gegham Harutyunyan23/08/199026Gandzasar - 0000
Coach
-Varuzhan Sukiasyan05/08/195660 - 1000
Romania - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Costel Pantilimon01/02/198729Watford - 1000
-Ciprian Tătăruşanu09/02/198630Fiorentina - 0000
-Silviu Lung04/06/198927Astra - 0000
Defenders
-Cosmin Moţi03/12/198431Ludogorets*1000
-Cristian Săpunaru05/04/198432Astra - 1000
-Iasmin Latovlevici11/05/198630Karabükspor - 0000
-Romario Benzar26/03/199224Viitorul - 1000
-Alin Toşca14/03/199224Steaua - 0000
-Valerică Găman25/02/198927Karabükspor - 0000
-Dragoş Grigore07/09/198630Al-Sailiya - 1000
Midfielders
-Andrei Prepeliţă08/12/198530Rostov - 0000
-Eric Bicfalvi05/02/198828Tom - 1000
-Ovidiu Hoban27/12/198233H. Beer-Sheva - 1000
-Nicolae Stanciu07/05/199323Anderlecht - 1000
-Gabriel Enache18/08/199026Steaua - 0000
-Răzvan Marin23/05/199620Viitorul - 0000
-Dorin Rotariu29/07/199521Dinamo Bucureşti - 0000
Forwards
-Claudiu Keșerü02/12/198629Ludogorets - 1000
-Alexandru Chipciu18/05/198927Anderlecht - 0000
-Bogdan Stancu28/06/198729Gençlerbirliği - 1000
-Denis Alibec05/01/199125Astra - 0000
-Florin Andone11/04/199323Deportivo*1000
-Adrian Popa24/07/198828Steaua - 1100
Coach
-Christoph Daum24/10/195362 - 1000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Varuzhan Sukiasyan

Date of birth: 5 August 1956
Nationality: Armenian
Playing career: FC Kotayk
Coaching career: FC Kotayk (twice), FC Lori, FC Banants, FC Van Yerevan, Homenetmen Beirut FC (twice), FC Spartak Yerevan (three times), FC Ararat (three times), Impulse FC, Armenia U-21 (twice), Armenia (twice)

• Sukiasyan spent all nine seasons of his playing career in central midfield for Kotayk, scoring 74 goals in 219 matches. He established himself as a leader at the club and remained as part of the coaching staff after hanging up his boots.

• Started coaching in 1987 and after a year at Kotayk moved to Lori though his first success arrived in 1992 with Banants, helping the capital side win the inaugural Armenian Cup after the nation gained independence.

• His most noteworthy successes came with Tsement - later renamed Araks and Spartak Yerevan - who he enjoyed three spells with and guided to two league titles and the Armenian Cup.

• Worked as coach of Armenia's Under-21 outfit twice and enjoyed his first spell in charge of the senior national team from June 2000 to October 2001. He returned to the Armenia helm in December 2015 to relieve caretaker boss Sargis Hovsepyan, who had stepped in after Bernard Challandes' resignation.

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Christoph Daum

Date of birth: 24 October 1953
Nationality: German
Playing career: Eintracht Duisburg, 1. FC Köln
Coaching career: 1. FC Köln (twice), VfB Stuttgart, Beşiktaş JK (twice), Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FK Austria Wien, Fenerbahçe SK (twice), Eintracht Frankfurt, Club Brugge KV, Bursaspor, Romania

• Born in the former East Germany but raised in the West, Daum's playing career was low key before a move into coaching in the amateur department at Köln.

• After four years with Köln's professional side between 1986 and 1990, moved to Stuttgart, leading the club to a Bundesliga title in 1992 but being dismissed the following year. He re-emerged in Turkey, winning the 1994/95 Süper Lig title with Beşiktaş.

• Hired by Leverkusen in 1996, Daum's side finished as Bundesliga runners-up in three of his four seasons in charge. Tipped to become Germany coach, revelations concerning his private life instead prompted his departure from the BayArena in 2000.

• A second spell at Beşiktaş preceded a third domestic title, this time with Austria Wien in 2003. Two more crowns followed in his first two seasons at Fenerbahçe, though Daum resigned after his third campaign in 2006.

• Returned to Germany to coach Köln, guiding them to promotion to the Bundesliga, but left the club again when he was appointed Fenerbahçe coach for the second time in the summer of 2009. Short spells with Eintracht Frankfurt, Club Brugge and Bursaspor followed before, after a two-year break from coaching, Daum took charge of Romania in July 2016.

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeVladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
  • Assistant refereesValeri Danchenko (RUS) , Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
  • Fourth officialSergei Ivanov (RUS)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerIvan Lekov (BUL)
  • Referee observerIlkka Koho (FIN)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Vladislav Bezborodov15/01/1973150

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
10/10/2009U19QRScotlandRomania3-0St. Veit an der Glan
18/09/2014UELGSFC Steaua BucureştiAalborg BK6-0Bucharest

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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 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:

Africa: 5
Asia: 4.5
North and Central America and Caribbean: 3.5
Oceania: 0.5
South America: 4.5

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2400492.html#competition+facts

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Armenia

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group E - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Denmark1100103
    Poland1010221
    Kazakhstan1010221
    Montenegro1010111
    Romania1010111
    Armenia1001010
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Denmark 1-0 Armenia
    1-0 Eriksen 17
    Beglaryan, G. Hovhannisyan, Haroyan, Andonian, Kadimyan, Mkoyan, Artak Edigaryan, Hambartsumyan, Arshakian (70 Pizzelli), G. Malakyan (77 Manoyan), Özbiliz (41 Ghazaryan)
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Armenia-Romania
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Poland-Armenia
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Armenia-Montenegro
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    Armenia-Kazakhstan
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Montenegro-Armenia
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Romania-Armenia
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Armenia-Denmark
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    Armenia-Poland
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Kazakhstan-Armenia

Romania

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Romania 1-1 Montenegro
    1-0 Popa 85, 1-1 Jovetić 87
    Pantilimon, Filip, Moţi, Hoban, Benzar, Andone (70 Torje), Bicfalvi (76 Popa), Stancu (90 Keșerü), Grigore, Săpunaru, Stanciu
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Armenia-Romania
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Kazakhstan-Romania
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Romania-Poland
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    Romania-Denmark
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Poland-Romania
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Romania-Armenia
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Montenegro-Romania
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    Romania-Kazakhstan
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Denmark-Romania

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Legend

Competitions

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

Statistics

  • -: 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 UEFA.com.