European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Germany||Hamburg Arena - HamburgSaturday 8 October 2016|
20.45CET (20.45 local time) Group C - Matchday 2
|17/10/2007||QR (GS)||Germany - Czech Republic||0-3||Munich||Sionko 2, Matějovský 23, Plašil 63|
|24/03/2007||QR (GS)||Czech Republic - Germany||1-2||Prague||Baroš 77; Kuranyi 42, 62|
|23/06/2004||GS-FT||Germany - Czech Republic||1-2||Lisbon||Ballack 21; Heinz 30, Baroš 77|
|30/06/1996||F||Czech Republic - Germany||1-2|
|London||Berger 59 (P); Bierhoff 73, 95 ET|
|09/06/1996||GS-FT||Germany - Czech Republic||2-0||Manchester||Ziege 26, Möller 32|
|01/07/1990||QF||Czechoslovakia - Germany||0-1||Milan||Matthäus 25|
|17/11/1985||QR (GS)||Germany - Czechoslovakia||2-2||Munich||Brehme 1, K-H. Rummenigge 87; Novak 52, Lauda 61|
|30/04/1985||QR (GS)||Czechoslovakia - Germany||1-5||Prague||Griga 88; Berthold 8, Littbarski 22, Matthäus 32, Herget 43, K. Allofs 82|
|11/06/1980||GS-FT||Czechoslovakia - West Germany||0-1||Rome||K-H. Rummenigge 57|
|20/06/1976||F||Czechoslovakia - West Germany||2-2|
|Belgrade||Švehlík 8, Dobiaš 25; D. Müller 28, Hölzenbein 89|
|11/06/1958||GS-FT||Germany - Czechoslovakia||2-2||Helsinki||Schäfer 59, Rahn 70; Dvorák 24 (P), Zikán 42|
|03/06/1934||SF||Czechoslovakia - Germany||3-1||Rome||Nejedlý 21, 69, 80; Noack 64|
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|-||Marc-André ter Stegen||30/04/1992||24||Barcelona||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Toni Kroos||04/01/1990||26||Real Madrid||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||İlkay Gündoğan||24/10/1990||25||Man. City||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Tomáš Koubek||26/08/1992||24||Sparta Praha||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Jiří Pavlenka||14/04/1992||24||Slavia Praha||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Theodor Gebre Selassie||24/12/1986||29||Bremen||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Bořek Dočkal||30/09/1988||28||Sparta Praha||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Jaromír Zmrhal||02/08/1993||23||Slavia Praha||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Václav Kadlec||20/05/1992||24||Sparta Praha||-||1||0||0||0|
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Date of birth: 3 February 1960
Playing career: SC Freiburg (three times), VfB Stuttgart, Eintracht Frankfurt, Karlsruher SC, FC Schaffhausen, FC Winterthur, FC Frauenfeld
Coaching career: FC Winterthur (youth), FC Frauenfeld, VfB Stuttgart, Fenerbahçe SK, Karlsruher SC, Adanaspor AŞ, FC Tirol Innsbruck, FK Austria Wien, Germany (assistant), Germany
• A native of the Black Forest in south-west Germany, Löw spent most of his playing days with local club Freiburg, where he had three spells, before winding down his career in Switzerland.
• Operated as a player-coach in Switzerland before becoming an assistant, and later head coach, back in Germany with Stuttgart. Succeeded Rolf Fringer in 1996 and led the Swabian side to a German Cup win in his first season and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final against Chelsea FC in his second.
• Left Stuttgart for Fenerbahçe but struggled to match his early success until he joined Tirol Innsbruck, guiding the team to the 2001/02 Austrian Bundesliga title.
• After nine months with Austria Wien he was summoned by old friend Jürgen Klinsmann to become his assistant with Germany. The pair steered the Nationalmannschaft to a third-place finish on home soil at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
• Replaced Klinsmann as head coach, taking the side to a runners-up spot at UEFA EURO 2008 and third place at the 2010 World Cup. They also reached the last four of UEFA EURO 2012, before qualifying unbeaten for the 2014 global finals.
• The real glory was to follow in Brazil, Löw leading the team to their fourth world title with a final defeat of Argentina. In 2015 he signed a new contract running until 2018, although Germany were unable to add the European title to their world crown, losing to hosts France in the UEFA EURO 2016 semi-finals.
Date of birth: 23 August 1956
Playing career: AFP Pardubice, SK Slavia Praha (three times), AC Dukla Praha, Dukla Tábor, FC Rouen, Amiens SC, FC Viktoria Žižkov, Benešov, CU Bohemians Praha, Česká Lípa
Coaching career: FK Marila Příbram, SK Slavia Praha (three times), RC Strasbourg, 1. FC Slovácko, ŠK Slovan Bratislava, Al-Ahli, Al-Wahda SCC, FK Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic
• Karel Jarolím has Slavia Praha running through his veins. During his playing days with the club in the 1980s he was a skilful playmaker with great passing range and superb stamina. Slavia signed the 20-year-old Jarolím from Pardubice in 1977, but the midfielder won his only title with crosstown rivals Dukla Praha during his military service in 1979.
• Scored twice in 13 appearances for Czechoslovakia before moving to France, where he played for Rouen then Amiens during a four-year spell abroad. Jarolím returned home in 1991 and continued to play in the top flight until he was 39, finishing with 272 league games and 63 goals at that level.
• Began his coaching career at Marila Příbram in 1997, returning to Slavia as František Cipro's assistant in 2000. He replaced him as head coach ten games into the season and took Slavia to second place but his contract was not extended so Jarolím returned to France where he became assistant to Ivan Hašek at Strasbourg, helping the club to promotion.
• After one year back in the Czech Republic at Slovácko he returned to Slavia in April 2005, winning league titles in 2008 and 2009. Guided Slovan Bratislava to the Slovakian double in 2011 before a spell in Saudi Arabia with Al-Ahli, who he took to the 2012 AFC Champions League final.
• Jarolím, whose two sons David and Lukáš also became professional footballers, returned to his homeland with Mladá Boleslav in January 2014, winning the Czech Cup two years later. Appointed Czech Republic coach after UEFA EURO 2016.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA matches|
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|29/03/2011||EURO||QR||Czech Republic||Liechtenstein||2-0||Ceske Budejovice|
|12/10/2012||U21||PO||Czech Republic||Russia||0-2||Jablonec nad Nisou|
|07/11/2012||UCL||GS||FC Bayern München||LOSC Lille||6-1||Munich|
|02/10/2014||UEL||GS||VfL Wolfsburg||LOSC Lille||1-1||Wolfsburg|
|07/04/2016||UEL||QF||Villarreal CF||AC Sparta Praha||2-1||Villarreal|
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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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