European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Albania||Elbasan Arena - ElbasanSaturday 12 November 2016|
20.45CET (20.45 local time) Group G - Matchday 4
No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams
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|-||Azdren Llullaku||15/02/1988||28||Gaz Metan||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Eros Grezda||15/04/1995||21||Lokomotiva Zagreb||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Giovanni de Biasi||16/06/1956||60||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||David Goresh||01/02/1980||36||H. Beer-Sheva||*||3||0||0||0|
|-||Daniel Amos||02/02/1987||29||M. Petach-Tikva||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Omri Glazer||11/03/1996||20||M. Haifa||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Eytan Tibi||16/11/1987||28||M. Tel-Aviv||*||2||0||0||0|
|-||Omri Ben Harush||07/03/1990||26||M. Tel-Aviv||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Eli Dasa||03/12/1992||23||M. Tel-Aviv||-||2||0||0||0|
|-||Shir Tzedek||22/08/1989||27||H. Beer-Sheva||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Bibras Natcho||18/02/1988||28||CSKA Moskva||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Maor Buzaglo||14/01/1988||28||H. Beer-Sheva||-||2||0||0||0|
|-||Eran Zahavi||25/07/1987||29||M. Tel-Aviv||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Daniel Einbinder||16/02/1989||27||Beitar Jerusalem||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Dor Miha||02/03/1992||24||M. Tel-Aviv||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Neta Lavi||25/08/1996||20||M. Haifa||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||David Keltjens||11/06/1995||21||Beitar Jerusalem||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Ben Sahar||10/08/1989||27||H. Beer-Sheva||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Eliran Atar||17/02/1987||29||M. Haifa||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Tal Ben Chaim||05/08/1989||27||M. Tel-Aviv||-||3||2||0||0|
|-||Michael Ohana||04/10/1995||21||H. Beer-Sheva||-||0||0||0||0|
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Date of birth: 16 June 1956
Playing career: Treviso FC, FC Internazionale Milano, AC Reggiana 1919, Pescara Calcio, Brescia Calcio, US Città di Palermo, Vicenza Calcio, Bassano Virtus 55 ST
Coaching career: FC Pro Vasto, Carpi FC 1909, Cosenza Calcio, SPAL 1907, Modena FC, Brescia Calcio, Torino FC (three times), Levante UD, Udinese Calcio, Albania
• Served apprenticeship as an academy coach and on the lower rungs of the Italian football ladder before making his name overseeing back-to-back promotions at Modena – guiding them from the third division to Serie A in 2002. It ended a 38-year absence from the top flight.
• Helped Modena survive first season among the elite before moving to Brescia, where he stayed two years before embarking on a tumultuous spell at Torino in 2005.
• Arrived with Torino picking up the pieces after bankruptcy and exceeded expectations by steering them back to Serie A in his first campaign, only to be replaced by Alberto Zaccheroni three days before the start of the next term. He was reappointed within seven months, leading the Granata to safety.
• Spent 2007/08 at Levante, winning plaudits despite relegation, then returned for a third stint at Torino with five games of the season remaining and saved them from relegation again. Sacked that December, he had a two-month reign at Udinese in 2009/10 before finding more constancy as Albania boss.
• A one-time midfielder with a handful of top-flight playing campaigns under his belt, De Biasi was installed in December 2011 as successor to Josip Kuže. He signed a new deal running until the end of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying in November 2013, and promptly led the team to the finals for the first time, Albania only narrowly missing out on the last 16 in France after a memorable win against Romania in their final game.
Date of birth: 18 November 1957
Playing career: Hapoel Beit She'an FC (twice), Maccabi Haifa FC, Maccabi Petach-Tikva FC
Coaching career: Hapoel Beit She'an FC (twice), Maccabi Herzliya FC, Hapoel Tzafririm Holon FC, Hapoel Ironi Rishon LeZion FC, Hapoel Kfar-Saba FC (twice), FC Ashdod, Bnei Sakhnin FC, Maccabi Haifa FC, Hapoel Beer Sheva FC
• Levy joined home-town club Hapoel Beit She'an aged 11 and stepped up to the first team in 1974, signing for Maccabi Haifa in 1982. A season later the midfielder joined Maccabi Petach-Tikva, where he spent four years prior to returning to Beit She'an, hanging up his boots in 1989.
• After steering Beit She'an up through the leagues, Levy went on to coach a number of clubs, enjoying particular success at Hapoel Ironi Rishon LeZion and Ashdod, securing a fourth-placed Premier League finish with the latter in 2001.
• Promotions to the top flight with both Hapoel Kfar-Saba (2005) and Bnei Sakhnin (2007) prompted a chance at Maccabi Haifa in 2008. Levy was an instant hit, winning the league in his first season and taking the club into the UEFA Champions League group stage the following campaign.
• Moved on after winning a second league title with Maccabi Haifa, spending three years at Hapoel Beer Sheva. He was confirmed as Israel coach on 20 April 2016, taking over from Eli Gutman.
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No such matches refereed
|28/08/2014||UEL||PO||Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC||Asteras Tripolis FC||3-1||Larnaca|
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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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