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GibraltarGibraltarEstádio Algarve - Faro-LouléMonday 10 October 2016
20.45CET (19.45 local time)
Group H - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

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Squad list Only this chapter

Gibraltar - Squad list
Current season
-Jamie Robba26/10/199124Torquay United - 0000
-Jordan Perez13/11/198629St Joseph's - 2000
-Deren Ibrahim09/03/199125Dartford - 0000
-Roy Chipolina20/01/198333Lincoln - 2000
-Joseph Chipolina14/12/198728Lincoln - 2000
-Erin Barnett02/09/199620Gibraltar United - 0000
-Jayce Mascarenhas-Olivero02/07/199818Lions Gibraltar - 1000
-Scott Wiseman09/10/198531Scunthorpe - 1000
-Ryan Casciaro11/05/198432Lincoln - 2000
-Jean-Carlos Garcia05/07/199224Lincoln - 2000
-James Bosio24/09/199125Gibraltar United*2000
-Jamie Coombes27/05/199620Manchester 62 - 2000
-Jeremy Lopez09/07/198927Lions Gibraltar - 0000
-Liam Walker13/04/198828College Europa - 2100
-Kyle Casciaro02/12/198728Lincoln - 2000
-Aaron Payas24/05/198531Manchester 62 - 1000
-Anthony Bardon19/01/199323Lincoln - 1000
-Ashley Rodriguez13/11/198926Gibraltar United - 0000
-Lee Casciaro29/09/198135Lincoln - 2000
-Robert Guiling14/10/198035Lynx - 0000
-Adam Priestley14/08/199026Alfreton Town - 1000
-Robert Montovio03/08/198432Gibraltar United - 0000
-Michael Yome29/08/199422Canterbury City - 1000
-Jeff Wood04/02/195462 - 2000
Belgium - Squad list
Current season
-Simon Mignolet06/08/198828Liverpool - 0000
-Matz Sels26/02/199224Newcastle - 0000
-Thibaut Courtois11/05/199224Chelsea - 2000
-Nicolas Lombaerts20/03/198531Zenit - 0000
-Sébastien Pocognoli01/08/198729Brighton - 0000
-Laurent Ciman05/08/198531Montreal - 1000
-Toby Alderweireld02/03/198927Tottenham - 2100
-Jan Vertonghen24/04/198729Tottenham - 2000
-Christian Kabasele24/02/199125Watford - 0000
-Thomas Meunier12/09/199125Paris - 2000
-Kevin Mirallas05/10/198729Everton - 1000
-Steven Defour15/04/198828Burnley - 0000
-Axel Witsel12/01/198927Zenit - 2000
-Eden Hazard07/01/199125Chelsea - 2100
-Thorgan Hazard29/03/199323Mönchengladbach - 0000
-Dries Mertens06/05/198729Napoli - 1000
-Nacer Chadli02/08/198927West Brom - 0000
-Yannick Carrasco04/09/199323Atlético - 2100
-Youri Tielemans07/05/199719Anderlecht - 0000
-Christian Benteke03/12/199025Crystal Palace - 1000
-Romelu Lukaku13/05/199323Everton - 2300
-Michy Batshuayi02/10/199323Chelsea - 1000
-Divock Origi18/04/199521Liverpool - 0000
-Roberto Martínez13/07/197343 - 2000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Jeff Wood

Date of birth: 4 February 1954
Nationality: English
Playing career: Charlton Athletic FC, Colchester United FC, HJK Helsinki, Exeter City FC, Happy Valley AA, Rabat Ajax FC, Grankulla IFK, IF Gnistan
Coaching career: Brighton & Hove Albion FC, Sliema Wanderers FC, Lions Gibraltar FC, Gibraltar

• A former goalkeeper, London-born Wood played more than 150 games for Charlton and also had spells in Finland, Hong Kong and Malta.

• Among his playing achievements were two Maltese titles and two cups with Rabat.

•  In 1996 Wood became assistant to former Charlton team-mate Steve Gritt at Brighton and in 1999 was briefly his successor as manager.

• Further coaching spells followed in the United States, Malta (in charge of Sliema) and English non-league before Wood took over Charlton's European soccer school in Spain in 2004.

• Norwich's goakeeping coach from 2011 to 2012, a spell including promotion and a Premier League season, Wood became Wales Under-21 and U19 goalkeeping coach in 2013, followed by a stint in a similar role at Luton Town FC.

• In May 2014 Wood took over Gibraltar Lions and in July 2015 was appointed as team national coach.



Roberto Martínez

Date of birth: 13 July 1973
Nationality: Spanish
Playing career: Real Zaragoza, CF Balaguer, Wigan Athletic FC, Motherwell FC, Walsall FC, Swansea City AFC, Chester City FC
Coaching career: Swansea City AFC, Wigan Athletic FC, Everton FC, Belgium

• Born in Catalonia, Martínez started out with home-town club Balaguer before joining Zaragoza aged 16. The bulk of his three years there were spent in the youth and B teams, with a solitary appearance for the senior side before he returned to Balaguer in 1994, also running the club's football school.

• Moved to England and Wigan in 1995, forming the 'Three Amigos' with fellow Spaniards Jesús Seba and Isidro Díaz; spent six years with the club, helping them win the third division title in 1997 and the Football League trophy two years later.

• A year with both Motherwell and Walsall preceded a lengthier spell at Swansea between 2003 and 2006, Martínez aiding the club to promotion to League One. After a season with Chester, he returned to south Wales in 2007, initially as player-manager before quickly hanging up his boots.

• Guided Swansea to the League One championship in 2008 before leaving for Premier League Wigan the following year. Inspired an unlikely escape from relegation in 2011/12 and landed the Latics' first major trophy with victory against Manchester City FC in the FA Cup final 12 months later – although three days after that landmark triumph, Wigan were relegated.

• Martínez remained a man in demand and was appointed Everton manager in June 2013, steering the club to fifth place with their record Premier League points tally in his first term. Everton reached the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League round of 16 and both domestic cup semi-finals in the next campaign, but indifferent league form meant Martínez was dismissed in May 2016. Appointed Belgium coach three months later in the wake of Marc Wilmots' departure.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereePaweł Raczkowski (POL)
  • Assistant refereesMichal Obukowicz (POL) , Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
  • Fourth officialTomasz Musiał (POL)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerJan Damgaard (DEN)
  • Referee observerEyjolfur Olafsson (ISL)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Paweł Raczkowski10/05/1983025

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

No such matches refereed

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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)
    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
    J. Perez, Wiseman, J. Chipolina, R. Casciaro, R. Chipolina, Walker, Bosio (71 K. Casciaro), L. Casciaro, Hernandez, J. Coombes (85 Yome), Garcia
  • 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
    J. Perez, J. Chipolina (89 K. Casciaro), R. Casciaro, R. Chipolina, L. Casciaro, Walker, Mascarenhas-Olivero, Bosio (58 Payas), Bardon, Priestley (65 J. Coombes), Garcia
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina-Gibraltar
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Gibraltar-Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Cyprus 0-3 Belgium
    0-1 R. Lukaku 13, 0-2 R. Lukaku 61, 0-3 Carrasco 81
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Witsel, De Bruyne, Fellaini (84 Nainggolan), R. Lukaku (73 Batshuayi), Hazard, Meunier, Carrasco
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Belgium 4-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    1-0 Spahić 26 (og) , 2-0 Hazard 29, 3-0 Alderweireld 60, 4-0 R. Lukaku 79
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Witsel, Carrasco, Fellaini, R. Lukaku (82 Benteke), Hazard (87 Mirallas), Mertens, Meunier, J. Lukaku (21 Ciman)
  • 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)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina-Belgium
  • 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