European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Slovakia||Štadión Antona Malatinského - TrnavaFriday 11 November 2016|
20.45CET (20.45 local time) Group F - Matchday 4
|22/03/2013||QR (GS)||Slovakia - Lithuania||1-1||Zilina||Jakubko 40; Šernas 19|
|07/09/2012||QR (GS)||Lithuania - Slovakia||1-1||Vilnius||Žaliukas 18; Sapara 41|
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|-||Ján Novota||29/11/1983||32||Rapid Wien||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Kornel Saláta||24/01/1985||31||Slovan Bratislava||*||1||0||0||0|
|-||Dušan Švento||01/08/1985||31||Slavia Praha||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Erik Sabo||22/11/1991||24||Beitar Jerusalem||*||2||0||0||0|
|-||Adam Nemec||02/09/1985||31||Dinamo Bucureşti||-||1||1||0||0|
|-||Ernestas Šetkus||25/05/1985||31||Den Haag||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Emilijus Zubas||10/07/1990||26||Bnei Yehuda||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Vytautas Andriuškevičius||08/10/1990||26||Portland Timbers||-||2||0||0||0|
|-||Vykintas Slivka||29/04/1995||21||Den Bosch||-||3||1||0||0|
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Date of birth: 17 April 1954
Playing career: LB Spišská Nová Ves, Lokomotíva Košice (three times), RFC Seraing, FK Dukla Praha
Coaching career: Lokomotíva Košice, MFK Zemplín Michalovce, FC Steel Trans Ličartovce, 1. FC Košice, Slovakia
• A creative midfielder, Kozák spent much of his playing career with local team Lokomotíva Košice, where he had three spells. He returned for the first time in 1982 at the conclusion of his military service in Prague, where he turned out for Dukla.
• A member of the Czechoslovakia squad that finished third at the 1980 UEFA European Championship, beating Italy 9-8 on penalties in the bronze-medal match, he scored nine goals in 55 international appearances. Kozák also travelled to the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain but did not feature due to injury.
• Won the Czechoslovak Cup three times and the 1982 league championship with Dukla before retiring in 1990. Moved into coaching several years later and proved an instant success, steering 1. FC Košice to successive titles (1997, 1998) and into the 1997/98 UEFA Champions League where, as Slovakia's first ever group stage representative, they lost all six games in a section containing Feyenoord, Juventus and Manchester United FC.
• Left Košice in 1998 but came back for further stints in 2005 and 2012. He stood down in summer 2013, succeeding Stanislav Griga and Michal Hipp as coach of Slovakia, and led the team to UEFA EURO 2016 as Group C runners-up behind holders Spain. Kozák's side went on to reach the last 16 at the finals in France.
• His son Ján Kozák Jr played in the 2005/06 UEFA Champions League group stage for MFK Petržalka, equalising and then creating the winner in a famous 3-2 comeback victory over FC Porto; grandson Filip Lesniak has been at Tottenham Hotspur FC since 2012.
Date of birth: 12 March 1975
Playing career: FK Žalgiris Vilnius, PFC CSKA Moskva, FC Torpedo Moskva, Club Brugge KV, Real Sociedad de Fútbol, SL Benfica, FC Porto, OGC Nice, Heart of Midlothian FC, AEK Larnaca FC, Os Belenenses, Skonto FC, New England Revolution, FC Fakel Voronezh.
Coaching career: FC Lokomotiv Moskva (assistant), Heart of Midlothian FC (assistant), FK Trakai, Lithuania
• A hard-working target man, Jankauskas began his career at local club Žalgiris before moving to Russia to play for CSKA and Torpedo. Lifted the league title in Belgium in his first season with Club Brugge.
• Became Lithuania's most expensive player when signing for Real Sociedad for a reported €2.3m in 2001; then shone on loan at Benfica, yet joined their Portuguese Liga rivals Porto in 2003 and was part of the team that won the UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League under José Mourinho (though he did not play in either final).
• Later played in France, Scotland, Cyprus, Latvia and the United States, and represented Lithuania regularly for over 13 years, earning 56 caps and scoring ten goals.
• Helped out José Couceiro during his spell as Lithuania boss (2008–10) and gathered more experience as assistant coach of Lokomotiv and Hearts; given sole command of Lithuanian side Trakai in 2014, he was subsequently named Lithuania boss at the start of 2016.
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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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