European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Armenia||Vazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht - YerevanSaturday 8 October 2016|
18.00CET (20.00 local time) Group E - Matchday 2
|08/06/2005||QR (GS)||Romania - Armenia||3-0||Constanta||O.Petre 29, Bucur 40, 78|
|17/11/2004||QR (GS)||Armenia - Romania||1-1||Yerevan||Dokhoyan 63; Marica 29|
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|-||Taron Voskanyan||22/02/1993||23||Karmiotissa Pano Polemidia||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Davit Manoyan||05/07/1990||26||Karmiotissa Pano Polemidia||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Ovidiu Hoban||27/12/1982||33||H. Beer-Sheva||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Dorin Rotariu||29/07/1995||21||Dinamo Bucureşti||-||0||0||0||0|
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Date of birth: 5 August 1956
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.
Date of birth: 24 October 1953
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.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA matches|
No such matches refereed
|10/10/2009||U19||QR||Scotland||Romania||3-0||St. Veit an der Glan|
|18/09/2014||UEL||GS||FC Steaua Bucureşti||Aalborg BK||6-0||Bucharest|
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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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