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EstoniaEstoniaA. Le Coq Arena - TallinnMonday 10 October 2016
20.45CET (21.45 local time)
Group H - Matchday 3
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Estonia - Squad list
Current season
-Mihkel Aksalu07/11/198431Seinäjoki - 2000
-Pavel Londak14/05/198036Rosenborg - 0000
-Andreas Vaikla19/02/199719Norrköping - 0000
-Ragnar Klavan30/10/198530Liverpool*2000
-Dmitri Kruglov24/05/198432FCI Tallinn - 2000
-Gert Kams25/05/198531Flora - 1000
-Ken Kallaste31/08/198828Korona - 1000
-Nikita Baranov19/08/199224Flora - 2000
-Joonas Tamm02/02/199224Flora - 0000
-Artur Pikk05/03/199323BATE - 1000
-Karol Mets16/05/199323Viking*2000
-Aleksandr Dmitrijev18/02/198234FCI Tallinn - 0000
-Konstantin Vassiljev16/08/198432Jagiellonia - 2100
-Taijo Teniste31/01/198828Sogndal - 2000
-Siim Luts12/03/198927Bohemians 1905 - 1000
-Sergei Mošnikov07/01/198828FCI Tallinn - 1100
-Henrik Ojamaa20/05/199125Go Ahead Eagles - 1000
-Pavel Marin14/06/199521Levadia - 0000
-Mattias Käit29/06/199818Fulham - 1200
-Tarmo Neemelo10/02/198234Kalju - 0000
-Ats Purje03/08/198531Kalju - 0000
-Sergei Zenjov20/04/198927Gabala - 2000
-Henri Anier17/12/199025Kalmar - 2000
-Martin Reim14/05/197145 - 1000
Greece - Squad list
Current season
-Orestis Karnezis11/07/198531Udinese - 2000
-Stefanos Kapino18/03/199422Olympiacos - 0000
-Panagiotis Glykos10/10/198630PAOK - 0000
-Vasilis Torosidis10/06/198531Bologna - 2100
-Sokratis Papastathopoulos09/06/198828Dortmund - 2000
-Giannis Maniatis12/10/198629Olympiacos - 2000
-Kyriakos Papadopoulos23/02/199224Leipzig - 1000
-Kostas Manolas14/06/199125Roma - 2000
-Kostas Stafylidis02/12/199322Augsburg - 1000
-José Holebas27/06/198432Watford - 1000
-Marios Oikonomou06/10/199224Bologna - 0000
-Alexandros Tziolis13/02/198531PAOK - 1000
-Panagiotis Tachtsidis15/02/199125Cagliari - 0000
-Petros Mantalos31/08/199125AEK - 2100
-Thanos Petsos05/06/199125Bremen - 0000
-Kostas Mitroglou12/03/198828Benfica*2200
-Nikos Karelis24/02/199224Genk - 1000
-Apostolos Vellios08/01/199224Nottm Forest - 1000
-Yannis Gianniotas29/04/199323APOEL - 1000
-Tasos Bakasetas28/06/199323AEK - 2000
-Michael Skibbe04/08/196551 - 2000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Martin Reim

Date of birth: 14 May 1971
Nationality: Estonian
Playing career: FC Tallinna Lõvid, SK Tallinna Sport, FC Norma Tallinn, FC Flora Tallinn (twice), Lelle SK, Kotkan TP, JK Tervis Pärnu, Viimsi JK
Coaching career: FC Flora Tallinn, Estonia U18, Estonia U21, Estonia U23, Estonia

• Reim was a defensive midfielder whose international career spanned 17 years after his debut for the newly-independent nation in June 1992 against Slovenia, a 1-1 draw. He won his 157th cap (a European record since surpassed by Latvia's Vitālijs Astafjevs) in June 2009, six months after ending club career.

• Took first steps in the game alongside goalkeeper Mart Poom. Began career in Soviet Estonia's top division aged 16, finishing top scorer in 1990 while playing for Norma.

• Spent bulk of his club career (a combined 16 years) in two stints at Flora, retiring with seven titles and three Estonian Cups to his name. He also reached the Finnish Cup final during his only overseas spell, 18 months at Kotkan.

• Returned to Flora as head coach in December 2009, having served as assistant to Janno Kivisild in the latter part of his playing career; won the Estonian title in 2010 and 2011. Lifted the Estonian Cup in 2012, but left a few months later and established a football academy in Tallinn.

• Has since coached Estonia at various levels – youth, U21s and U23s – with some success. Was named successor to Magnus Pehrsson as senior Estonia coach on 14 September 2016 in the wake of a 5-0 defeat away to Bosnia and Herzegovina in the first match of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying.



Michael Skibbe

Date of birth: 4 August 1965
Nationality: German
Playing career: FC Schalke 04
Coaching career: Borussia Dortmund, Germany (assistant), Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Galatasaray AŞ, Eintracht Frankfurt, Eskişehirspor (twice), Hertha BSC Berlin, Kardemir Karabükspor, Grasshopper Club, Greece

• Michael Skibbe started out as a midfielder at home-town club Schalke; however, the former youth international made just 15 first-team appearances before a series of cruciate injuries forced him to abandon his playing career in his early 20s.

• Impressing as a youth coach at Schalke and Dortmund, Skibbe became the youngest boss in Bundesliga history when he was given the senior job at Dortmund aged 32 in July 1998.

• Worked in tandem with Rudi Völler during the latter's time as Germany coach, reaching the 2002 FIFA World Cup final but the pair resigning after the national team's early exit from UEFA EURO 2004. Skibbe returned to club football, coaching Leverkusen from 2005–08.

• First ventured abroad to coach Galatasaray from 2008–09. Went back to Turkey three more times, twice leading Eskişehirspor and briefly taking charge of Karabükspor. Had a longer stint in Switzerland with Grasshoppers.

• Hired as Greece coach in late October 2015, tasked with directing their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying attempt after failure to reach UEFA EURO 2016.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeIstván Vad (HUN)
  • Assistant refereesIstvan Albert (HUN) , Peter Berettyán (HUN)
  • Fourth officialSandor Szabo (HUN)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerVolodymyr Geninson (UKR)
  • Referee observerNiklas à Lídarenda (FRO)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
István Vad30/05/1979565

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
27/08/2009UELPOFC Levadia TallinnGalatasaray AŞ1-1Tallinn
08/03/2012UELR16FC Metalist KharkivOlympiacos FC0-1Kharkiv
21/08/2014UELPOPanathinaikos FCFC Midtjylland4-1Athens
18/08/2016UELPOPanathinaikos FCBrøndby IF3-0Athens

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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 H - Group Standings
    Bosnia and Herzegovina2101543
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 5-0 Estonia
    1-0 Spahić 7, 2-0 Džeko 23 (P) , 3-0 Medunjanin 71, 4-0 Ibišević 83, 5-0 Spahić 90+2
    Aksalu, Pikk, Zenjov (71 Henri Anier), Vassiljev, Klavan, Antonov (86 Sappinen), Mets, Kallaste, Kams (46 Kruglov), Baranov, Teniste
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Estonia 4-0 Gibraltar
    1-0 Käit 47, 2-0 Vassiljev 52, 3-0 Käit 70, 4-0 Mošnikov 88
    Aksalu, Käit (80 Lepistu), Kruglov, Henri Anier, Zenjov (65 Ojamaa), Vassiljev (61 Mošnikov), Klavan, Luts, Mets, Baranov, Teniste
  • 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)
    Estonia-Bosnia and Herzegovina


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Gibraltar 1-4 Greece
    0-1 Mitroglou 10, 1-1 Walker 26, 1-2 Wiseman 44 (og) , 1-3 Fortounis 45, 1-4 Torosidis 45+2
    Karnezis, Maniatis (71 Tziolis), Tzavellas, Manolas, Fortounis, Mitroglou (73 Vellios), Bakasetas, Torosidis, Mantalos (62 Gianniotas), Papastathopoulos, Samaris
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Greece 2-0 Cyprus
    1-0 Mitroglou 12, 2-0 Mantalos 42
    Karnezis, Maniatis, Tzavellas (88 Karelis), Manolas, Fortounis, Mitroglou, Bakasetas (77 Holebas), Torosidis, Mantalos, Papastathopoulos, Stafylidis (70 Papadopoulos)
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Greece-Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina-Greece
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)

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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