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worldcup: Poland - Armenia Match press kits

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PolandPolandStadion Narodowy - WarsawTuesday 11 October 2016
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group E - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/06/2007QR (GS)Armenia - Poland1-0
YerevanMkhitaryan 66
28/03/2007QR (GS)Poland - Armenia1-0
KielceŻurawski 26
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/06/2001QR (GS)Armenia - Poland1-1YerevanArtur Petrosyan 13; Radosław Kałużny 5
28/03/2001QR (GS)Poland - Armenia4-0
WarsawŻewłakow 13, Olisadebe 42, M. Żewłakow 81, Karwan 88
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal

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Squad list Only this chapter

Poland - Squad list
Current season
-Artur Boruc20/02/198036Bournemouth - 0000
-Łukasz Fabiański18/04/198531Swansea - 2000
-Wojciech Szczęsny18/04/199026Roma - 0000
-Artur Jędrzejczyk04/11/198728Krasnodar - 1000
-Kamil Glik03/02/198828Monaco*2000
-Igor Lewczuk30/05/198531Bordeaux - 0000
-Thiago Cionek21/04/198630Palermo*1000
-Sławomir Peszko19/02/198531Lechia - 1000
-Jakub Błaszczykowski14/12/198530Wolfsburg - 2000
-Grzegorz Krychowiak29/01/199026Paris - 2000
-Maciej Rybus19/08/198927Lyon - 2000
-Kamil Grosicki08/06/198828Rennes - 1000
-Tomasz Jodłowiec08/09/198531Legia - 0000
-Krzysztof Mączyński23/05/198729Wisła - 0000
-Damian Dąbrowski27/08/199224Cracovia - 0000
-Paweł Wszołek30/04/199224QPR - 0000
-Kamil Wilczek14/01/198828Brøndby - 0000
-Piotr Zieliński20/05/199422Napoli*2000
-Karol Linetty02/02/199521Sampdoria - 2000
-Pawel Dawidowicz20/05/199521Bochum - 0000
-Bartosz Kapustka23/12/199619Leicester - 1100
-Robert Lewandowski21/08/198828Bayern*2400
-Łukasz Teodorczyk03/06/199125Anderlecht - 0000
-Adam Nawalka23/10/195758 - 2000
Armenia - Squad list
Current season
-Gor Manukyan27/09/199323Pyunik - 0000
-Arsen Beglaryan18/02/199323Alashkert - 2000
-Anatoli Aivazov08/06/199620Shirak - 0000
-Hrayr Mkoyan02/09/198630Esteghlal - 2000
-Vahagn Minasyan25/04/198531Alashkert - 0000
-Levon Hayrapetyan17/04/198927Pyunik - 1000
-Varazdat Haroyan24/08/199224Padideh - 2000
-Taron Voskanyan22/02/199323Karmiotissa Pano Polemidia - 1000
-Andranik Voskanyan11/04/199026Alashkert - 0000
-Gael Andonian07/02/199521Marseille*2000
-Artur Kartashyan08/01/199719Pyunik - 0000
-Davit Manoyan05/07/199026Karmiotissa Pano Polemidia - 2000
-Marcos Pizzelli03/10/198432Fujairah - 2000
-Artak Grigoryan19/10/198728Alashkert*1000
-Kamo Hovhannisyan05/10/199224Pyunik - 1000
-Aras Özbiliz09/03/199026Beşiktaş - 2000
-Davit Hakobyan21/03/199323Shirak - 0000
-Karen Muradyan01/11/199223Alashkert - 1000
-Zaven Badoyan22/12/198926Banants - 0000
-Vardan Pogosyan08/03/199224Pyunik - 1000
-Ruslan Koryan15/06/198828SKA-Energiya - 0000
-Gegham Harutyunyan23/08/199026Gandzasar - 0000
-Varuzhan Sukiasyan05/08/195660 - 2000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Adam Nawałka

Date of birth: 23 October 1957
Nationality: Polish
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.



Varuzhan Sukiasyan

Date of birth: 5 August 1956
Nationality: Armenian
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.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeIvan Kružliak (SVK)
  • Assistant refereesMartin Balko (SVK) , Tomaš Mokoš (SVK)
  • Fourth officialPeter Kralović (SVK)
  • Referee observerOguz Sarvan (TUR)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Ivan Kružliak24/03/1984348

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

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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 E - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Kazakhstan 2-2 Poland
    0-1 Kapustka 9, 0-2 Lewandowski 35 (P) , 1-2 Khizhnichenko 51, 2-2 Khizhnichenko 58
    Fabiański, Milik, Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Rybus, Glik, Błaszczykowski, Salamon, Zieliński, Piszczek, Kapustka (83 Linetty)
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Poland 3-2 Denmark
    1-0 Lewandowski 20, 2-0 Lewandowski 36 (P) , 3-0 Lewandowski 48, 3-1 Glik 49 (og) , 3-2 Y. Poulsen 69
    Fabiański, Jędrzejczyk, Cionek, Milik (46 Linetty), Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (74 Rybus), Glik, Błaszczykowski (89 Peszko), Zieliński, Piszczek
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Denmark 1-0 Armenia
    1-0 Eriksen 17
    Beglaryan, G. Hovhannisyan, Haroyan, Andonian, Kadimyan, Mkoyan, Artak Edigaryan, Hambartsumyan, Arshakian (70 Pizzelli), G. Malakyan (77 Manoyan), Özbiliz (41 Ghazaryan)
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Armenia 0-5 Romania
    0-1 Stancu 4 (P) , 0-2 Popa 10, 0-3 Marin 12, 0-4 Stanciu 29, 0-5 Chipciu 60
    Beglaryan, Haroyan, Andonian (39 T. Voskanyan), Pizzelli, G. Malakyan, Pogosyan (33 K. Muradyan), A. Grigoryan, Mkoyan, Hayrapetyan, Manoyan, Özbiliz (64 K. Hovhannisyan)
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)

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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