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Czech RepublicCzech RepublicEden Arena - PragueFriday 11 November 2016
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group C - Matchday 4
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
16/11/2005POCzech Republic - Norway1-0
agg: 2-0
PragueRosický 35
12/11/2005PONorway - Czech Republic0-1
OsloŠmicer 31
EURO '96
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/09/1995PR (GS)Czech Republic - Norway2-0
PragueSkuhravý 6, Drulák 87
16/08/1995PR (GS)Norway - Czech Republic1-1OsloBerg 27; Suchopárek 80
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
Czech Republic22002110----96211510

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Squad list Only this chapter

Czech Republic - Squad list
Current season
-Tomáš Vaclík29/03/198927Basel - 3000
-Tomáš Koubek26/08/199224Sparta Praha - 0000
-Jiří Pavlenka14/04/199224Slavia Praha - 0000
-Tomáš Sivok15/09/198333Bursaspor - 2000
-Marek Suchý29/03/198828Basel - 2000
-Theodor Gebre Selassie24/12/198629Bremen - 1000
-Pavel Kadeřábek25/04/199224Hoffenheim*2000
-Filip Novák26/06/199026Midtjylland - 2000
-Tomáš Kalas15/05/199323Fulham - 0000
-Jakub Brabec06/08/199224Genk - 1000
-Daniel Pudil27/09/198531Sheff. Wednesday - 0000
-Bořek Dočkal30/09/198828Sparta Praha - 2000
-Jaromír Zmrhal02/08/199323Slavia Praha - 1000
-Lukáš Droppa22/04/198927Tom - 2000
-Tomáš Hořava29/05/198828Plzeň - 1000
-Jiří Skalák12/03/199224Brighton - 3000
-Ladislav Krejčí05/07/199224Bologna - 3000
-David Pavelka18/05/199125Kasımpaşa - 2000
-Jan Kopic04/06/199026Plzeň - 1000
-Antonín Barák03/12/199421Slavia Praha - 0000
-Milan Škoda16/01/198630Slavia Praha - 2000
-Michael Krmenčik15/03/199323Plzeň - 0000
-Patrik Schick24/01/199620Sampdoria - 1000
-Karel Jarolím23/08/195660 - 3000
Norway - Squad list
Current season
-Rune Jarstein29/09/198432Hertha - 3000
-Ørjan Nyland10/09/199026Ingolstadt - 0000
-Sten Grytebust25/10/198927OB - 0000
-Even Hovland14/02/198927Nürnberg - 3000
-Omar Elabdellaoui05/12/199124Olympiacos - 0000
-Vegard Forren16/02/198828Molde - 0000
-Stefan Strandberg25/07/199026Hannover - 2000
-Jonas Svensson06/03/199323Rosenborg*3000
-Martin Linnes20/09/199125Galatasaray - 0000
-Haitam Aleesami31/07/199125Palermo*3000
-Per Ciljan Skjelbred16/06/198729Hertha - 2000
-Alexander Tettey04/04/198630Norwich - 2000
-Tarik Elyounoussi23/02/198828Olympiacos - 0000
-Håvard Nordtveit21/06/199026West Ham - 1000
-Stefan Johansen08/01/199125Fulham - 2000
-Markus Henriksen25/07/199224Hull*3000
-Ruben Yttergård Jenssen04/05/198828Groningen - 1000
-Mats Møller Daehli02/03/199521Freiburg - 0000
-Jo Inge Berget11/09/199026Malmö - 2000
-Pål André Helland04/01/199026Rosenborg - 1000
-Joshua King15/01/199224Bournemouth*3100
-Alexander Søderlund03/08/198729St-Étienne - 0000
-Adama Diomande14/02/199026Hull*3100
-Per-Mathias Høgmo01/12/195956 - 3000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Karel Jarolím

Date of birth: 23 August 1956
Nationality: Czech
Playing career: AFP Pardubice, SK Slavia Praha (three times), AC Dukla Praha, Dukla Tábor, FC Rouen, Amiens SC, FC Viktoria Žižkov, Benešov, CU Bohemians Praha, Česká Lípa
Coaching career: FK Marila Příbram, SK Slavia Praha (three times), RC Strasbourg, 1. FC Slovácko, ŠK Slovan Bratislava, Al-Ahli, Al-Wahda SCC, FK Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

• Karel Jarolím has Slavia Praha running through his veins. During his playing days with the club in the 1980s he was a skilful playmaker with great passing range and superb stamina. Slavia signed the 20-year-old Jarolím from Pardubice in 1977, but the midfielder won his only title with crosstown rivals Dukla Praha during his military service in 1979.

• Scored twice in 13 appearances for Czechoslovakia before moving to France, where he played for Rouen then Amiens during a four-year spell abroad. Jarolím returned home in 1991 and continued to play in the top flight until he was 39, finishing with 272 league games and 63 goals at that level.

• Began his coaching career at Marila Příbram in 1997, returning to Slavia as František Cipro's assistant in 2000. He replaced him as head coach ten games into the season and took Slavia to second place but his contract was not extended so Jarolím returned to France where he became assistant to Ivan Hašek at Strasbourg, helping the club to promotion.

• After one year back in the Czech Republic at Slovácko he returned to Slavia in April 2005, winning league titles in 2008 and 2009. Guided Slovan Bratislava to the Slovakian double in 2011 before a spell in Saudi Arabia with Al-Ahli, who he took to the 2012 AFC Champions League final.

• Jarolím, whose two sons David and Lukáš also became professional footballers, returned to his homeland with Mladá Boleslav in January 2014, winning the Czech Cup two years later. Appointed Czech Republic coach after UEFA EURO 2016.



Per-Mathias Høgmo

Date of birth: 1 December 1959
Nationality: Norwegian
Playing career: Gratangen IL, FK Mjølner, Tromsø IL (twice), IFK Norrköping
Coaching career: Gratangen IL, Tromsalden UIL, Tromsø IL (three times), Fossum IF, Moss FK, Norway (women), Norway Under-21, Rosenborg BK, Djurgårdens IF, Norway

• An industrious winger, Høgmo's playing career peaked with a 1986 Norwegian Cup success with Tromsø; he then turned to coaching, leading local clubs and helping out with Norway's national youth teams.

• Coached Norway's women's side from 1997, winning Olympic gold in 2000, before being asked to spearhead the men's Under-21 squad, a position he left in 2003.

• Following a second spell in charge of Tromsø, Høgmo worked as a television pundit. A subsequent return to club football with Rosenborg in 2005 was ill-fated: he quit the next year, having been signed off with health problems.

• Returned to coaching, again with Tromsø, in 2008, securing some solid league finishes and two attempts at UEFA Europa League qualifying before heading abroad for the first time in his career to take the reins at Swedish outfit Djurgården in 2013.

• Appointed Norway coach in September 2013 after Egil Olsen agreed to step down, penning a four-year contract, and lost out to Hungary in the UEFA EURO 2016 play-offs.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeBas Nijhuis (NED)
  • Assistant refereesRob van de Ven (NED) , Charles Schaap (NED)
  • Fourth officialPol van Boekel (NED)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerGeorges Lüchinger (LIE)
  • Referee observerNikolay Levnikov (RUS)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Bas Nijhuis12/01/1977462

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
27/08/2009UELPOValencia CFStabæk Fotball4-1Valencia
29/07/2010UEL3QRMolde FKVfB Stuttgart2-3Molde
02/10/2013UCLGSPFC CSKA MoskvaFC Viktoria Plzeň3-2St Petersburg
29/03/2016FRIE.GS-FTSwedenCzech Republic1-1Solna

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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

Czech Republic

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group C - Group Standings
    Northern Ireland3111424
    Czech Republic3021032
    San Marino3003190
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Czech Republic 0-0 Northern Ireland
    Vaclík, Kadeřábek, Kadlec, Darida, Skalák (77 Kopic), Pavelka, V. Kadlec (83 Vydra), Suchý, Krejčí, Škoda (68 Necid), Novák
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Germany 3-0 Czech Republic
    1-0 Müller 13, 2-0 Kroos 49, 3-0 Müller 65
    Vaclík, Kadeřábek, Sivok, Novák, Dočkal, Petržela (69 Skalák), Pavelka (63 Droppa), Suchý, Hořava, Krejčí, Vydra (76 V. Kadlec)
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Czech Republic 0-0 Azerbaijan
    Vaclík, Droppa, Gebre Selassie, Brabec, Sivok, Dočkal, Skalák (74 Zmrhal), V. Kadlec, Sýkora, Krejčí (64 Petržela), Schick (66 Škoda)
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Czech Republic-Norway
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    San Marino-Czech Republic
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Norway-Czech Republic
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Czech Republic-Germany
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Northern Ireland-Czech Republic
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    Azerbaijan-Czech Republic
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Czech Republic-San Marino


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Norway 0-3 Germany
    0-1 Müller 15, 0-2 Kimmich 45, 0-3 Müller 60
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Hovland, Tettey, Nordtveit, King (72 Sørloth), Johansen (67 Jenssen), Henriksen (61 Selnæs), Svensson, Veton Berisha, Diomande
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Azerbaijan 1-0 Norway
    1-0 Medvedev 11
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Hovland, Strandberg, King (61 Sørloth), Henriksen, Skjelbred (84 Johansen), Svensson, Selnæs, Diomande, Helland (71 Berget)
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Norway 4-1 San Marino
    1-0 D. Simoncini 12 (og) , 1-1 Stefanelli 54, 2-1 Diomande 77, 3-1 Samuelsen 82, 4-1 King 83
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Hovland, Strandberg, Tettey (67 Samuelsen), King, Henriksen (46 Diomande), Skjelbred, Svensson, Selnæs, Berget (73 Sørloth)
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Czech Republic-Norway
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    Northern Ireland-Norway
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Norway-Czech Republic
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    San Marino-Norway
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Norway-Northern Ireland

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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