European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Poland||Stadion Narodowy - WarsawTuesday 11 October 2016|
20.45CET (20.45 local time) Group E - Matchday 3
|06/06/2007||QR (GS)||Armenia - Poland||1-0||Yerevan||Mkhitaryan 66|
|28/03/2007||QR (GS)||Poland - Armenia||1-0||Kielce||Żurawski 26|
|06/06/2001||QR (GS)||Armenia - Poland||1-1||Yerevan||Artur Petrosyan 13; Radosław Kałużny 5|
|28/03/2001||QR (GS)||Poland - Armenia||4-0||Warsaw||Żewłakow 13, Olisadebe 42, M. Żewłakow 81, Karwan 88|
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|-||Taron Voskanyan||22/02/1993||23||Karmiotissa Pano Polemidia||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Davit Manoyan||05/07/1990||26||Karmiotissa Pano Polemidia||-||2||0||0||0|
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Date of birth: 23 October 1957
Playing career: Wisła Kraków, PAAC Eagles
Coaching career: GKS Świt Krzeszowice, Wisła Kraków (three times), Zagłębie Lubin, MKS Sandecja Nowy Sącz, Jagiellonia Białystok, GKS Katowice, Górnik Zabrze, Poland
• Nawałka, part of Poland's squad at the 1978 FIFA World Cup, spent most of his playing days in the Wisła midfield before ending his career in the late 1980s in Chicago.
• Having qualified as a coach, he took charge of Krzeszowice in 1996 before returning to Wisła two years later to head their youth set-up. He twice had spells at the senior helm, winning the 2001 Polish League Cup.
• After several adventures in the dugouts of clubs in Poland's top two divisions, culminating in a 2006–07 return to Wisła, Nawałka had a short stint as assistant to national coach Leo Beenhakker, aiding their UEFA EURO 2008 qualification.
• Soon back in club coaching with Katowice, at the start of 2010 Nawałka switched to Górnik and within six months had guided them to promotion.
• With Górnik top of the Polish First Division in October 2013, Nawałka agreed to take the Poland job, beginning the following month. Qualifying for UEFA EURO 2016 started in style with a first win against Germany in 19 meetings and, though Poland finished second behind their opponents, it was still enough for a finals place. They went on to reach the quarter-finals in France, losing to eventual champions Portugal on penalties.
Date of birth: 5 August 1956
Playing career: FC Kotayk
Coaching career: FC Kotayk (twice), FC Lori, FC Banants, FC Van Yerevan, Homenetmen Beirut FC (twice), FC Spartak Yerevan (three times), FC Ararat (three times), Impulse FC, Armenia U-21 (twice), Armenia (twice)
• Sukiasyan spent all nine seasons of his playing career in central midfield for Kotayk, scoring 74 goals in 219 matches. He established himself as a leader at the club and remained as part of the coaching staff after hanging up his boots.
• Started coaching in 1987 and after a year at Kotayk moved to Lori though his first success arrived in 1992 with Banants, helping the capital side win the inaugural Armenian Cup after the nation gained independence.
• His most noteworthy successes came with Tsement - later renamed Araks and Spartak Yerevan - who he enjoyed three spells with and guided to two league titles and the Armenian Cup.
• Worked as coach of Armenia's Under-21 outfit twice and enjoyed his first spell in charge of the senior national team from June 2000 to October 2001. He returned to the Armenia helm in December 2015 to relieve caretaker boss Sargis Hovsepyan, who had stepped in after Bernard Challandes' resignation.
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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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