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European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits

SerbiaSerbiaStadion Rajko Mitić - BelgradeSunday 9 October 2016
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group D - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/06/2009QR (GS)Serbia - Austria1-0
BelgradeMilijaš 7
15/10/2008QR (GS)Austria - Serbia1-3
ViennaJanko 80; Krasić 14, Jovanović 18, Obradović 24
EURO '92
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
13/11/1991PR (GS)Austria - Yugoslavia0-2
ViennaLukic 18, Savićević 38
31/10/1990PR (GS)Yugoslavia - Austria4-1
BelgradePancev 32, 52, 85, Katanec 43; Ogris 15
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal

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Squad list Only this chapter

Serbia - Squad list
Current season
-Vladimir Stojković28/07/198333Nottm Forest - 1000
-Predrag Rajković31/10/199520M. Tel-Aviv - 1000
-Aleksandar Jovanović06/12/199223AGF - 0000
-Branislav Ivanović22/02/198432Chelsea - 2100
-Antonio Rukavina26/01/198432Villarreal - 2000
-Aleksandar Kolarov10/11/198530Man. City*1000
-Jagoš Vuković10/06/198828Konyaspor*2000
-Matija Nastasić28/03/199323Schalke*2000
-Nikola Maksimović25/11/199124Napoli - 0000
-Filip Mladenović15/08/199125Köln - 1000
-Stefan Mitrović22/05/199026Gent*1000
-Zoran Tošić28/04/198729CSKA Moskva - 1000
-Ljubomir Fejsa14/08/198828Benfica - 0000
-Luka Milivojević07/04/199125Olympiacos - 2000
-Nemanja Gudelj16/11/199124Ajax - 2000
-Nemanja Radoja06/02/199323Celta - 0000
-Lazar Marković02/03/199422Sporting CP - 0000
-Filip Kostić01/11/199223Hamburg - 2200
-Aleksandar Katai06/02/199125Alavés*2000
-Dušan Tadić20/11/198827Southampton - 2200
-Nikola Stoiljković17/08/199224Braga - 0000
-Andrija Pavlović16/11/199322København - 2000
-Aleksandar Mitrović16/09/199422Newcastle - 1000
-Slavoljub Muslin14/06/195363 - 2000
Austria - Squad list
Current season
-Robert Almer20/03/198432Austria Wien*2000
-Andreas Lukse08/11/198728Altach - 0000
-Ramazan Özcan28/06/198432Leverkusen - 1000
-Markus Suttner16/04/198729Ingolstadt - 1000
-Florian Klein17/11/198629Stuttgart - 2000
-Sebastian Prödl21/06/198729Watford - 0000
-David Alaba24/06/199224Bayern - 2000
-Aleksandar Dragović06/03/199125Leverkusen - 2000
-Martin Hinteregger07/09/199224Augsburg*2100
-Stefan Stangl20/10/199124Salzburg - 0000
-Kevin Wimmer15/11/199223Tottenham - 1000
-Julian Baumgartlinger02/01/198828Leverkusen - 2000
-Zlatko Junuzović26/09/198729Bremen - 2000
-Stefan Ilsanker18/05/198927Leipzig - 0000
-Marcel Sabitzer17/03/199422Leipzig - 2000
-Louis Schaub29/12/199421Rapid Wien - 1000
-Alessandro Schöpf07/02/199422Schalke - 2000
-Valentino Lazaro24/03/199620Salzburg - 0000
-Marc Janko25/06/198333Basel*2100
-Marko Arnautović19/04/198927Stoke*2200
-Deni Alar18/01/199026Sturm - 0000
-Lukas Hinterseer28/03/199125Ingolstadt - 0000
-Michael Gregoritsch18/04/199422Hamburg - 1000
-Marcel Koller11/11/196055 - 2000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Slavoljub Muslin

Date of birth: 15 June 1953
Nationality: Serbian
Playing career: OFK Beograd, FK BASK, FK Rad, FK Crvena zvezda, LOSC Lille, Stade Brestois 29, SM Caen
Coaching career: Stade Brestois 29, Pau FC, FC Girondins de Bordeaux, RC Lens, Le Mans FC, Wydad Casablanca, FK Crvena zvezda (twice), PFC Levski Sofia, FC Metalurh Donetsk, KSC Lokeren OV (twice), FC Lokomotiv Moskva, FC Khimki, FC Dinamo Minsk, Anorthosis Famagusta FC, FC Krasnodar, FC Amkar Perm, R. Standard de Liège, Serbia

• Born and raised in Belgrade, Muslin played for a number of smaller clubs in the city before arriving at Crvena zvezda in 1975; was a defensive stalwart for 'Red Star' for six years, winning three Yugoslavian titles and reaching the 1978/79 UEFA Cup final, where his side lost to Borussia Mönchengladbach.

• Spent the latter years of his playing career in France, and started out as a coach there; helped to nurture the careers of David Ginola (Brest), Zinédine Zidane, Bixente Lizarazu and Christophe Dugarry (all Bordeaux).

• Won three domestic titles and a national cup in two spells as Crvena zvezda boss in the early 2000s; also coached clubs in Morocco, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia, Belgium, Belarus and Cyprus.

• Hired as Serbia coach in May 2016 to replace Radovan Ćurčić; agreed contract for the duration of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying, with the option of an extension if he takes his side to the finals.



Marcel Koller

Date of birth: 11 November 1960
Playing career:
Grasshopper Club Zürich
Coaching career:
FC Wil 1900, FC St Gallen, Grasshopper Club Zürich, 1. FC Köln, VfL Bochum 1848, Austria

• A former midfielder, Koller spent his entire playing career with Swiss side Grasshoppers, making over 400 league appearances from 1978 to 1997 and winning seven league titles and five Swiss Cups.

• Capped 55 times by Switzerland, he scored three goals for his country and made two appearances at EURO '96, coming off the bench in the 1-1 draw with hosts England and starting the 1-0 loss to Scotland.

• Began coaching career at Wil in 1997 and took over at St Gallen two years later, leading the club to their first Swiss championship since 1903/04 in his maiden season. Returned to Grasshoppers in 2002 and promptly secured the Swiss league crown, but resigned in October 2003 after a disappointing run.

• Appointed by Köln the following month, he was sacked after the Bundesliga team finished the season bottom, yet bounced back at Bochum in 2005, earning promotion to the top tier in his first campaign.

• Dismissed by Bochum in September 2009, Koller was installed as Austria coach on 4 October 2011, replacing Dietmar Constantini. Missed out on a place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup but earned a contract extension until December 2015 and rewarded that faith by overseeing a first successful UEFA European Championship qualifying campaign as Austria reached UEFA EURO 2016, although they failed to get out of their group in France.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeJonas Eriksson (SWE)
  • Assistant refereesMathias Klasenius (SWE) , Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)
  • Fourth officialAndreas Ekberg (SWE)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerScott Struthers (SCO)
  • Referee observerAndreas Schluchter (SUI)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Jonas Eriksson28/03/19746110

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
28/08/2003UELQRGrindavíkFC Kärnten1-1Grindavik
20/09/2007UELR1RSC AnderlechtSK Rapid Wien1-1Brussels
24/08/2011UCLPOSK Sturm GrazFC BATE Borisov0-2Graz

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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 D - Group Standings
    Republic of Ireland2110324
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Serbia 2-2 Republic of Ireland
    0-1 Hendrick 3, 1-1 Kostić 62, 2-1 Tadić 69 (P) , 2-2 Murphy 81
    Rajković, Rukavina, Gudelj, Nastasić, Ivanović, A. Mitrović (59 Pavlović), Tadić, Mladenović (76 D. Tošić), Milivojević, Kostić (82 Katai), Vuković
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    Moldova 0-3 Serbia
    0-1 Kostić 19, 0-2 Ivanović 37, 0-3 Tadić 59
    Stojković, Rukavina, Gudelj, Nastasić, Ivanović, Tadić, Kolarov, Milivojević, Kostić (69 Z. Tošić), Pavlović (46 Katai), Vuković (69 S. Mitrović)
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
    Republic of Ireland-Serbia
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Georgia 1-2 Austria
    0-1 Hinteregger 16, 0-2 Janko 42, 1-2 Ananidze 78
    Almer, Dragović, Hinteregger, Arnautović, Alaba, Junuzović (67 Schöpf), Harnik (72 Sabitzer), Suttner, Baumgartlinger, Klein, Janko (76 Gregoritsch)
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    Austria 2-2 Wales
    0-1 Allen 22, 1-1 Arnautović 28, 1-2 Wimmer 45+1 (og) , 2-2 Arnautović 48
    Almer (58 Özcan), Dragović, Hinteregger, Wimmer, Arnautović (87 Schaub), Alaba, Sabitzer, Junuzović (79 Schöpf), Baumgartlinger, Klein, Janko
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
    Austria-Republic of Ireland
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
    Republic of Ireland-Austria
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)

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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
  • 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