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KazakhstanKazakhstanAstana Arena - AstanaTuesday 11 October 2016
18.00CET (22.00 local time)
Group E - Matchday 3
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Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

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Squad list Only this chapter

Kazakhstan - Squad list
Current season
-Samat Otarbayev18/02/199026Aktobe - 0000
-Almat Bekbaev14/07/198432Ordabasy - 0000
-Stas Pokatilov08/12/199223Kairat - 2000
-Samat Smakov08/12/197837Aktobe - 0000
-Yuri Logvinenko22/07/198828Astana - 1000
-Renat Abdulin14/04/198234Ordabasy - 1000
-Dmitri Shomko19/03/199026Astana - 2000
-Aleksandr Kislitsyn08/03/198630Okzhetpes*2000
-Abzal Beysebekov30/11/199223Astana - 2000
-Yeldos Akhmetov01/06/199026Irtysh*1000
-Gafurzhan Suyumbayev19/08/199026Kairat - 0000
-Sergei Maliy05/06/199026Astana*2000
-Ilyas Amirseitov22/10/198926Zhetysu - 0000
-Azat Nurgaliyev30/06/198630Astana - 2000
-Maksat Bayzhanov06/08/198432Shakhter*1000
-Askhat Tagybergen09/08/199026Astana - 2000
-Serikzhan Muzhikov17/06/198927Astana - 2000
-Islambek Kuat12/01/199323Kairat*2000
-Almir Mukhutdinov09/06/198531Taraz*1000
-Aibar Nurybekov29/08/199224Shakhter - 0000
-Sergei Khizhnichenko17/07/199125Tobol*2200
-Jasulan Moldakaraev07/05/198729Okzhetpes - 0000
-Roman Murtazayev10/09/199323Irtysh - 1000
-Talgat Baisufinov04/09/196848 - 2000
Romania - Squad list
Current season
-Costel Pantilimon01/02/198729Watford - 1000
-Ciprian Tătăruşanu09/02/198630Fiorentina - 1000
-Silviu Lung04/06/198927Astra - 0000
-Cosmin Moţi03/12/198431Ludogorets*1000
-Cristian Săpunaru05/04/198432Astra - 2000
-Iasmin Latovlevici11/05/198630Karabükspor - 1000
-Romario Benzar26/03/199224Viitorul - 2000
-Alin Toşca14/03/199224Steaua - 0000
-Dragoş Grigore07/09/198630Al-Sailiya - 2000
-Andrei Prepeliţă08/12/198530Rostov - 0000
-Eric Bicfalvi05/02/198828Tom - 2000
-Ovidiu Hoban27/12/198233H. Beer-Sheva - 2000
-Nicolae Stanciu07/05/199323Anderlecht - 2100
-Gabriel Enache18/08/199026Steaua - 0000
-Alexandru Maxim08/07/199026Stuttgart - 0000
-Răzvan Marin23/05/199620Viitorul - 1100
-Dorin Rotariu29/07/199521Dinamo Bucureşti - 1000
-Claudiu Keșerü02/12/198629Ludogorets - 2000
-Alexandru Chipciu18/05/198927Anderlecht - 1100
-Bogdan Stancu28/06/198729Gençlerbirliği - 2100
-Denis Alibec05/01/199125Astra - 0000
-Florin Andone11/04/199323Deportivo*1000
-Adrian Popa24/07/198828Steaua - 2200
-Christoph Daum24/10/195362 - 2000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Talgat Baysufinov

Date of birth: 4 September 1968
Nationality: Kazakhstan
Playing career: FC Irtysh Pavlodar, FC Metallurg Yermak, FC Yenbek, FC Ekibastuzets, FC Zhetysu, FC Vostok
Coaching career: FC Yesil Bogatyr, FC Aksu, FC Irtysh Pavlodar, FC Akzhayik, Kazakhstan

• A product of the Pavlodar football scene, he spent a large chunk of his career with the local side now known as FC Irtysh. A midfielder, he won just one international cap but it was a remarkable occasion nonetheless: Kazakhstan's first ever match, against Turkmenistan on 1 June 1992.

• Baysufinov started his coaching career in 2003 with Yesil Bogatyr and was later appointed by Irtysh, where he worked for five years. After resigning in 2014 because of health problems, he returned to coaching in June 2015 and guided Akzhayik to the second-division title.

• In January 2016 Baysufinov was named interim coach of Kazakhstan following the departure of Yuri Krasnozhan. He signed a permanent contract in June, becoming the 13th coach in the national team's history.



Christoph Daum

Date of birth: 24 October 1953
Nationality: German
Playing career: Eintracht Duisburg, 1. FC Köln
Coaching career: 1. FC Köln (twice), VfB Stuttgart, Beşiktaş JK (twice), Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FK Austria Wien, Fenerbahçe SK (twice), Eintracht Frankfurt, Club Brugge KV, Bursaspor, Romania

• Born in the former East Germany but raised in the West, Daum's playing career was low key before a move into coaching in the amateur department at Köln.

• After four years with Köln's professional side between 1986 and 1990, moved to Stuttgart, leading the club to a Bundesliga title in 1992 but being dismissed the following year. He re-emerged in Turkey, winning the 1994/95 Süper Lig title with Beşiktaş.

• Hired by Leverkusen in 1996, Daum's side finished as Bundesliga runners-up in three of his four seasons in charge. Tipped to become Germany coach, revelations concerning his private life instead prompted his departure from the BayArena in 2000.

• A second spell at Beşiktaş preceded a third domestic title, this time with Austria Wien in 2003. Two more crowns followed in his first two seasons at Fenerbahçe, though Daum resigned after his third campaign in 2006.

• Returned to Germany to coach Köln, guiding them to promotion to the Bundesliga, but left the club again when he was appointed Fenerbahçe coach for the second time in the summer of 2009. Short spells with Eintracht Frankfurt, Club Brugge and Bursaspor followed before, after a two-year break from coaching, Daum took charge of Romania in July 2016.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeManuel De Sousa (POR)
  • Assistant refereesAlvaro Mesquita (POR) , Ricardo Santos (POR)
  • Fourth officialFabio Verssimo (POR)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerWolfgang Thierrichter (AUT)
  • Referee observerJon Skjervold (NOR)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Manuel De Sousa18/06/1975258

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
13/07/2006UEL1QRFC Basel 1893FC Tobol Kostanay3-1Basel
17/12/2009UELGSFC Steaua BucureştiFC Twente1-1Bucharest
26/08/2010UELPOManchester City FCFC Timişoara2-0Manchester
02/08/2012UEL3QRsc HeerenveenFC Rapid Bucureşti4-0Heerenveen
30/08/2012UELPOFC Internazionale MilanoFC Vaslui2-2Milan

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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
    Pokatilov, Maliy, Kislitsyn, Kuat, Y. Akhmetov (61 Abdulin), Islamkhan (79 Tagybergen), Muzhikov, Bayzhanov (69 Nurgaliyev), Shomko, Khizhnichenko, Beysebekov
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Montenegro 5-0 Kazakhstan
    1-0 Tomašević 24, 2-0 N. Vukčević 59, 3-0 Jovetić 64, 4-0 Bećiraj 73, 5-0 Savić 78
    Pokatilov, Maliy, Kislitsyn, Kuat (76 Tagybergen), Mukhutdinov, Islamkhan (64 Muzhikov), Nurgaliyev, Shomko, Khizhnichenko (85 Murtazayev), Beysebekov, Logvinenko
  • 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)
    Romania 1-1 Montenegro
    1-0 Popa 85, 1-1 Jovetić 87
    Pantilimon, Filip, Moţi, Hoban, Benzar, Andone (70 Torje), Bicfalvi (76 Popa), Stancu (90 Keșerü), Grigore, Săpunaru, Stanciu
  • 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
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar, Latovlevici, Hoban, Chipciu (67 Rotariu), Popa, Marin, Stancu (57 Keșerü), Grigore, Săpunaru, Stanciu (82 Bicfalvi)
  • 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