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LatviaLatviaSkonto Stadions - RigaMonday 10 October 2016
20.45CET (21.45 local time)
Group B - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/09/2003PR (GS)Latvia - Hungary3-1
RigaVerpakovskis 38, 51, Rimkus 43; Lisztes 53
07/06/2003PR (GS)Hungary - Latvia3-1
BudapestSzabics 51, 58, Gera 87; Verpakovskis 38
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Squad list Only this chapter

Latvia - Squad list
Current season
-Andris Vaņins30/04/198036Zürich - 2000
-Pāvels Šteinbors21/09/198531Arka - 0000
-Kaspars Ikstens05/06/198828Jelgava - 0000
-Kaspars Gorkšs06/11/198134Liepāja - 2000
-Vladislavs Gabovs13/07/198729Korona - 2000
-Gints Freimanis09/05/198531Jelgava - 0000
-Vitālijs Maksimenko08/12/199025Mattersburg*2000
-Mārcis Ošs25/07/199125Jelgava - 0000
-Aleksejs Višņakovs03/02/198432Skonto - 2000
-Oļegs Laizāns28/03/198729Riga*2000
-Artis Lazdiņš03/05/198630Jelgava - 1000
-Igors Tarasovs16/10/198827Giresunspor - 0000
-Artūrs Zjuzins18/06/199125Tambov - 2000
-Vitālijs Jagodinskis28/02/199224Dynamo Kyiv*2000
-Jānis Ikaunieks16/02/199521Metz - 1000
-Glebs Kļuškins10/02/199224Jelgava - 1000
-Cristián Torres18/06/198531Liepāja*1000
-Ģirts Karlsons07/06/198135Ventspils - 1000
-Ivans Lukjanovs24/01/198729Fakel - 1000
-Artūrs Karašausks29/01/199224Piast - 1000
-Valērijs Šabala12/10/199421Miedz*2100
-Dāvis Ikaunieks 07/01/199422Jihlava - 2000
-Vladislavs Gutkovskis02/04/199521Nieciecza - 1000
-Marians Pahars05/08/197640 - 1000
Hungary - Squad list
Current season
-Péter Gulácsi06/05/199026Leipzig - 2000
-Balázs Megyeri31/03/199026Fürth - 0000
-Dénes Dibusz16/11/199025Ferencváros - 0000
-Richárd Guzmics16/04/198729Wisła - 2000
-Tamás Kádár14/03/199026Lech*2000
-Mihály Korhut01/12/198827H. Beer-Sheva - 0000
-Barnabás Bese06/05/199422Le Havre - 0000
-Ádám Lang17/01/199323Dijon - 2000
-Attila Fiola17/02/199026Videoton*2000
-Zoltán Stieber16/10/198827Kaiserslautern - 2000
-Ákos Elek21/07/198828Diósgyőr - 1000
-László Kleinheisler 08/04/199422Darmstadt*2000
-Máté Vida08/03/199620Vasas - 0000
-István Bognár05/05/199125Diósgyőr - 0000
-Ádám Nagy17/06/199521Bologna - 2000
-Zoltán Gera22/04/197937Ferencváros - 1000
-Balázs Dzsudzsák23/12/198629Al Wahda FC - 2000
-Ádám Szalai09/12/198728Hoffenheim - 2200
-Krisztián Németh05/01/198927Al-Gharafa - 2000
-Nemanja Nikolić31/12/198728Legia - 2000
-Ádám Gyurcsó06/03/199125Pogoń - 0000
-Gergő Lovrencsics01/09/198828Ferencváros - 0000
-Bernd Storck25/01/196353 - 2000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Bernd Storck

Date of birth: 25 January 1963
Nationality: German
Playing career: VfL Bochum 1848, Borussia Dortmund
Coaching career: VfB Stuttgart (assistant), Hertha BSC Berlin (assistant), VfL Wolfsburg (assistant), FK Partizan (assistant), Borussia Dortmund (assistant), FC Almaty, Kazakhstan Under-21s, Kazakhstan, Olympiacos FC (youth), Hungary Under-20s, Hungary

• Made his Bundesliga debut for Bochum at the age of 19 and spent two seasons at the club before joining local rivals Dortmund in 1983. A regular in the Dortmund defence for the next six seasons, he helped the club to victory in the German Cup in his final campaign, 1988/89; ended his playing career with eight goals in 171 Bundesliga appearances.

• Joined forces with leading German coach Jürgen Röber and acted as his assistant at Stuttgart, Hertha, Wolfsburg, Partizan and Dortmund. Moved abroad midway through 2008 to take charge of Kazakh top-flight club Almaty; was also appointed simultaneously as the Kazakhstan U21 coach.

• Named the Kazakhstan senior team's interim coach following the dismissal of Dutchman Arno Pijpers in autumn 2008. His first game in charge was a 5-1 defeat by England at Wembley in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier, but he was subsequently installed as the permanent head coach.

• However, Storck was sacked in October 2010 after presiding over four losses at the start of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying and resurfaced at Olympiacos' youth team, taking charge for the inaugural UEFA Youth League group stage in 2013/14.

• In July 2015 he took charge of Hungary, having led the national side at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand the previous month, and promptly ended their 44-year absence from the UEFA European Championship thanks to a play-off defeat of Norway. Took them into the last 16 at the finals in France, where they were comfortably beaten by Belgium.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereePawel Gil (POL)
  • Assistant refereesKonrad Sapela (POL) , Marcin Borkowski (POL)
  • Fourth officialDaniel Stefanski (POL)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerVelid Imamović (BIH)
  • Referee observerChristakis Skapoullis (CYP)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Pawel Gil28/06/1976053

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

No such matches refereed

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
02/07/2009UEL1QRFC DinaburgNõmme Kalju FC2-1Daugavpils

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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 B - Group Standings
    Faroe Islands2110204
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Andorra 0-1 Latvia
    0-1 Šabala 48
    Vaņins, Maksimenko, Gabovs, A. Višņakovs, Lazdiņš (46 Laizāns), Šabala, Gorkšs, Ikaunieks, D. Ikaunieks (63 Torres), Zjuzins (74 Karašausks), Jagodinskis
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Latvia 0-2 Faroe Islands
    0-1 Nattestad 19, 0-2 Edmundsson 70
    Vaņins, Maksimenko, Laizāns, Gabovs, A. Višņakovs, Šabala, Gorkšs, Lukjanovs (76 D. Ikaunieks), Jagodinskis, Kļuškins (72 Zjuzins), Gutkovskis (64 Karlsons)
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Faroe Islands-Latvia
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Faroe Islands 0-0 Hungary
    Gulácsi, Lang, Kádár, Fiola, Elek, Dzsudzsák, A. Nagy, Németh (70 Nikolić), Kleinheisler (80 Stieber), Priskin (27 Szalai), Guzmics
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Hungary 2-3 Switzerland
    0-1 Seferović 51, 1-1 Szalai 53, 1-2 Rodríguez 67, 2-2 Szalai 71, 2-3 Stocker 89
    Gulácsi, Lang, Kádár, Fiola, Dzsudzsák, A. Nagy, Szalai (87 Nikolić), Gera, Kleinheisler (76 Németh), Stieber, Guzmics
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Hungary-Faroe Islands

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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