European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Kazakhstan||Astana Arena - AstanaTuesday 11 October 2016|
18.00CET (22.00 local time) Group E - Matchday 3
No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams
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|-||Ovidiu Hoban||27/12/1982||33||H. Beer-Sheva||-||2||0||0||0|
|-||Dorin Rotariu||29/07/1995||21||Dinamo Bucureşti||-||1||0||0||0|
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Date of birth: 4 September 1968
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.
Date of birth: 24 October 1953
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.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA matches|
|Manuel De Sousa||18/06/1975||2||58|
No such matches refereed
|13/07/2006||UEL||1QR||FC Basel 1893||FC Tobol Kostanay||3-1||Basel|
|17/12/2009||UEL||GS||FC Steaua Bucureşti||FC Twente||1-1||Bucharest|
|26/08/2010||UEL||PO||Manchester City FC||FC Timişoara||2-0||Manchester|
|02/08/2012||UEL||3QR||sc Heerenveen||FC Rapid Bucureşti||4-0||Heerenveen|
|30/08/2012||UEL||PO||FC Internazionale Milano||FC Vaslui||2-2||Milan|
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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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