European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Scotland||Hampden Park - GlasgowSaturday 8 October 2016|
20.45CET (19.45 local time) Group F - Matchday 2
|06/09/2011||QR (GS)||Scotland - Lithuania||1-0||Glasgow||Naismith 50|
|03/09/2010||QR (GS)||Lithuania - Scotland||0-0||Kaunas|
|08/09/2007||QR (GS)||Scotland - Lithuania||3-1||Glasgow||Boyd 31, McManus 77, McFadden 85; Danilevičius 61 (P)|
|06/09/2006||QR (GS)||Lithuania - Scotland||1-2||Kaunas||Miceika 85; Dailly 46, Miller 63|
|11/10/2003||PR (GS)||Scotland - Lithuania||1-0||Glasgow||D. Fletcher 70|
|02/04/2003||PR (GS)||Lithuania - Scotland||1-0||Kaunas||Ražanauskas 74 (P)|
|09/10/1999||PR (GS)||Scotland - Lithuania||3-0||Glasgow||Hutchison 48, McSwegan 50, Cameron 89|
|05/09/1998||PR (GS)||Lithuania - Scotland||0-0||Vilnius|
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|-||Darren Fletcher||01/02/1984||32||West Brom||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||James Morrison||25/05/1986||30||West Brom||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||James McArthur||07/10/1987||29||Crystal Palace||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Barry Bannan||01/12/1989||26||Sheff. Wednesday||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Steven Fletcher||26/03/1987||29||Sheff. Wednesday||-||1||1||0||0|
|-||Ernestas Šetkus||25/05/1985||31||Den Haag||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Emilijus Zubas||10/07/1990||26||Bnei Yehuda||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Vytautas Andriuškevičius||08/10/1990||26||Portland Timbers||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Vykintas Slivka||29/04/1995||21||Den Bosch||-||1||1||0||0|
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Date of birth: 9 February 1957
Playing career: Dundee FC, Aberdeen FC, Manchester United FC, Leeds United AFC, Coventry City FC
Coaching career: Coventry City FC, Southampton FC, Celtic FC, Middlesbrough FC, Scotland
• An energetic and talented midfielder, Strachan was capped 50 times by Scotland and helped Aberdeen FC lift the European Cup Winners' Cup under Sir Alex Ferguson. Began in management while still a player at Coventry in November 1996 before ending his on-field career aged 40 to concentrate on coaching, keeping the club in the Premier League until 2001.
• Although sacked early the following season, he was swiftly appointed by Southampton – whom he guided to eighth place in the English top flight in 2002/03 and the 2003 FA Cup final. Strachan stepped down in March 2004 to concentrate on media work.
• Installed as Martin O'Neill's successor at Celtic in summer 2005, Strachan proceeded to win the Scottish Premier League in record time and also lifted the Scottish League Cup in his first campaign. In 2006/07, Celtic triumphed in both league and Scottish Cup, and got past the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time, falling in extra time to eventual winners AC Milan in the last 16.
• Steered the Bhoys to the round of 16 again in 2007/08, this time succumbing to FC Barcelona, and a tremendous late surge took Celtic past Rangers FC to retain the Scottish championship. Stepped down at Celtic in 2009 after failing to defend the league crown.
• After an unsuccessful year with Middlesbrough, was appointed national coach in January 2013, helping reinvigorate a Scotland team that went on to win home and away against Croatia in their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying pool, despite failing to make the cut for Brazil; Scotland also missed out on UEFA EURO 2016.
Date of birth: 12 March 1975
Playing career: FK Žalgiris Vilnius, PFC CSKA Moskva, FC Torpedo Moskva, Club Brugge KV, Real Sociedad de Fútbol, SL Benfica, FC Porto, OGC Nice, Heart of Midlothian FC, AEK Larnaca FC, Os Belenenses, Skonto FC, New England Revolution, FC Fakel Voronezh.
Coaching career: FC Lokomotiv Moskva (assistant), Heart of Midlothian FC (assistant), FK Trakai, Lithuania
• A hard-working target man, Jankauskas began his career at local club Žalgiris before moving to Russia to play for CSKA and Torpedo. Lifted the league title in Belgium in his first season with Club Brugge.
• Became Lithuania's most expensive player when signing for Real Sociedad for a reported €2.3m in 2001; then shone on loan at Benfica, yet joined their Portuguese Liga rivals Porto in 2003 and was part of the team that won the UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League under José Mourinho (though he did not play in either final).
• Later played in France, Scotland, Cyprus, Latvia and the United States, and represented Lithuania regularly for over 13 years, earning 56 caps and scoring ten goals.
• Helped out José Couceiro during his spell as Lithuania boss (2008–10) and gathered more experience as assistant coach of Lokomotiv and Hearts; given sole command of Lithuanian side Trakai in 2014, he was subsequently named Lithuania boss at the start of 2016.
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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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