European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Iceland||Laugardalsvöllur - ReykjavikSunday 9 October 2016|
20.45CET (18.45 local time) Group I - Matchday 3
|13/10/2015||QR (GS)||Turkey - Iceland||1-0||Konya||Selçuk İnan 89|
|09/09/2014||QR (GS)||Iceland - Turkey||3-0||Reykjavik||Bödvarsson 19, G. Sigurdsson 76, Sigthórsson 77|
|11/10/1995||PR (GS)||Iceland - Turkey||0-0||Reykjavik|
|12/10/1994||PR (GS)||Turkey - Iceland||5-0||Istanbul||Saffet Sancaklı 8, 26, Hakan Şükür 27, 61, Sergen Yalçın 65|
|20/09/1989||QR (GS)||Iceland - Turkey||2-1||Reykjavik||Pétursson 53, 72; Feyyaz Uçar 85|
|12/10/1988||QR (GS)||Turkey - Iceland||1-1||Istanbul||Ünal Karaman 74; Torfason 63|
|09/09/1981||QR (GS)||Iceland - Turkey||2-0||Reykjavik||Larus Gudmundsson 20, Edvaldsson 65|
|24/09/1980||QR (GS)||Turkey - Iceland||1-3||Izmir||Fatih Terim 72 (P); Gudlaugsson 12, Gudmundsson 62, Thordarsson 80|
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|-||Hordur Magnússon||11/02/1993||23||Bristol City||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Haukur Heidar Hauksson||01/09/1991||25||AIK||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson||18/06/1990||26||Grasshoppers||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Arnór Ingvi Traustason||30/04/1993||23||Rapid Wien||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Vidar Orn Kjartansson||11/03/1990||26||M. Tel-Aviv||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Jón Dadi Bödvarsson||25/05/1992||24||Wolves||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Volkan Babacan||11/08/1988||28||İstanbul Başakşehir||-||2||0||0||0|
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Date of birth: 10 June 1967
Playing career: ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar (twice), Íþróttafélagið Höttur, KF Smástund
Coaching career: Íþróttafélagið Höttur (women), ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar (women, twice), ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar (twice), Iceland (assistant), Iceland (joint coach), Iceland
• Spent the majority of his playing career with ÍBV, who he represented between 1986 and 1992 and again from 1994 to 1996; he spent 1993 playing for Höttur, also managing their women's team.
• Hallgrímsson – who combined his playing career with his part-time duties as a dentist – moved to Smástund in 1996 and continued to represent the club following their merger the following year with Framherjar, from his home town of Vestmannaeyjar.
• Started coaching ÍBV's women's side in 1999 and was appointed assistant coach of the men's team three years later. Returned to the women's selection in 2003, staying for two years; took over as head coach of ÍBV's men's squad in 2006.
• Stayed in that role until 2011; that October, following Lars Lagerbäck's appointment as Iceland coach, Hallgrímsson was named as his assistant. Promoted to the joint coaching role following the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, when Iceland lost in the play-offs to Croatia.
• UEFA EURO 2016 was to be a competition to remember for Iceland, however, as they qualified for a first major finals from a section including the Czech Republic, Turkey and the Netherlands. Even better was to follow in France, Iceland remaining unbeaten to reach the knockout stages and then famously getting the better of England in the last 16 before a 5-2 defeat by the hosts in the last 16. Hallgrímsson took sole charge after the tournament.
Date of birth: 4 September 1953
Playing career: Adana Demirspor, Galatasaray AŞ
Coaching career: MKE Ankaragücü, Göztepe AŞ, Turkey Under-21, Turkey (three times), Galatasaray AŞ (three times), ACF Fiorentina, AC Milan
• A central defender, Terim represented Galatasaray for over a decade and played 51 games for Turkey, 32 as captain. Began his coaching career with Ankaragücü and Göztepe, before being named assistant to national team boss Sepp Piontek and put in charge of the U21s in 1990.
• Appointed Turkey coach in 1993, Terim led them to EURO '96. They lost all their matches in England, but just getting to the final tournament, Turkey's first since the 1954 FIFA World Cup, was a major landmark.
• Returned to Galatasaray after the EURO, winning four league titles and the 2000 UEFA Cup. Serie A came calling and Terim took the helm at Fiorentina and Milan before rejoining Galatasaray; however, a run of disappointing results brought about a temporary retirement in 2004.
• Reappointed Turkey coach in 2005, Terim – known as 'İmparator' (The Emperor) for his leadership skills – could not guide them through a 2006 World Cup play-off against Switzerland. Success followed at UEFA EURO 2008 with Terim steering Turkey to the semi-finals but he resigned following unsuccessful bid to reach the 2010 World Cup.
• Back for a third spell as Galatasaray boss in July 2011, in his first season he inspired Cimbom to their first Süper Lig crown in four years. Repeated the feat in 2013 when also helping Galatasaray to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. Named head of the national team for a third time – on a part-time basis – in August 2013, he parted company with Galatasaray in September to assume the role full time. Was unable to lead Turkey to the 2014 World Cup despite winning three of his four qualifiers in charge, but did take them to UEFA EURO 2016 where they failed to get out of their group.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA matches|
No such matches refereed
|19/08/2010||UEL||PO||Galatasaray AŞ||FC Karpaty Lviv||2-2||Istanbul|
|18/10/2011||UCL||GS||PFC CSKA Moskva||Trabzonspor AŞ||3-0||Moscow|
|17/09/2013||UCL||GS||Galatasaray AŞ||Real Madrid CF||1-6||Istanbul|
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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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