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LuxembourgLuxembourgStade Josy Barthel - LuxembourgSunday 13 November 2016
18.00CET (18.00 local time)
Group A - Matchday 4
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA EURO 2008
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
17/11/2007QR (GS)Netherlands - Luxembourg1-0
RotterdamKoevermans 43
02/09/2006QR (GS)Luxembourg - Netherlands0-1
LuxembourgMathijsen 16
EURO '96
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
14/12/1994PR (GS)Netherlands - Luxembourg5-0
RotterdamMulder 7, Roy 16, Jonk 39, R. de Boer 52, Seedorf 90
07/09/1994PR (GS)Luxembourg - Netherlands0-4
LuxembourgRoy 22, R. de Boer 64, 65, Jonk 90
1972 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
17/11/1971PR (GS)Luxembourg - Netherlands0-8
EindhovenCruyff 4, 14, 60, Keizer 7, Pahlplatz 12, Hulshoff 37, Hoekema 54, Israel 82
24/02/1971PR (GS)Netherlands - Luxembourg6-0
RotterdamLippens 26, Keizer 53, 80, Cruyff 59, 69, Suurbier 83
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
26/03/1969QR (GS)Netherlands - Luxembourg4-0
RotterdamCruyff 25, Van Dijk 29, Pahlplatz 86, 89
04/09/1968QR (GS)Luxembourg - Netherlands0-2
RotterdamJansen 22, Van Hanegem 69
1964 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
30/10/19631/8Luxembourg - Netherlands2-1
agg: 3-2
RotterdamDimmer 20, 67; Kruiver 35
11/09/19631/8Netherlands - Luxembourg1-1AmsterdamNuninga 5; May 33
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/09/1957QR (GS)Luxembourg - Netherlands2-5
RotterdamFiedler 3, Letsch 60; Lenstra 15, 28, Wilkes 27, van Melis 35, Rijvers 54
20/03/1957QR (GS)Netherlands - Luxembourg4-1
Rotterdamvan der Gijp 26, 29, Dillen 72, Brusselers 84; Halsdorf 35
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
28/11/1937QR (GS)Netherlands - Luxembourg4-0
RotterdamSmit 29, De Boer 68, 72, 82
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Luxembourg5005600621101621131359
Netherlands6600550020111613125913

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Squad list Only this chapter

Luxembourg - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Valentin Roulez12/12/199619Mondercange - 0000
-Ralph Schon20/01/199026UNA Strassen - 0000
-Youn Czekanowicz08/08/200016Gent - 0000
Defenders
-Kevin Malget15/01/199125Dudelange*2000
-Laurent Jans05/08/199224Waasland-Beveren - 3000
-Ricardo Delgado22/02/199422Jeunesse Esch*1000
-Maxime Chanot21/11/198926New York City FC - 1000
-Tim Hall15/04/199719Saarbrücken - 0000
-Aldin Skenderovic28/06/199719Pétange - 0000
-Enes Mahmutović22/05/199719Fola - 0000
Midfielders
-Mario Mutsch03/09/198432St Gallen - 3000
-Mathias Jänisch27/08/199026Differdange - 1000
-Chris Philipps08/03/199422Metz*3000
-Dwayn Holter15/06/199521Differdange - 0000
-Florian Bohnert09/11/199719Schalke*3100
-Sébastien Thill29/12/199322Progrès - 0000
Forwards
-Daniel Da Mota11/09/198531Dudelange*3000
-Stefano Bensi11/08/198828Fola - 0000
-Aurélien Joachim10/08/198630Lierse*3300
-David Turpel19/10/199224Dudelange - 3000
-Kevin Kerger17/11/199421UNA Strassen - 0000
-Vincent Thill04/02/200016Metz - 3000
Coach
-Luc Holtz14/06/196947 - 3000
Netherlands - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Michel Vorm20/10/198333Tottenham - 0000
-Jasper Cillessen22/04/198927Barcelona - 0000
-Maarten Stekelenburg22/09/198234Everton - 2000
Defenders
-Daley Blind09/03/199026Man. United - 3000
-Marvin Zeegelaar12/08/199026Sporting CP - 0000
-Joël Veltman15/01/199224Ajax - 0000
-Jeffrey Bruma13/11/199125Wolfsburg - 3000
-Bruno Martins Indi08/02/199224Stoke - 0000
-Virgil Van Dijk08/07/199125Southampton*3000
-Joshua Brenet20/03/199422PSV - 0000
Midfielders
-Wesley Sneijder09/06/198432Galatasaray - 2100
-Arjen Robben23/01/198432Bayern - 0000
-Georginio Wijnaldum11/11/199026Liverpool - 3000
-Leroy Fer05/01/199026Swansea - 0000
-Jordy Clasie27/06/199125Southampton - 1000
-Davy Klaassen21/02/199323Ajax - 3100
-Marten de Roon29/03/199125Middlesbrough - 0000
-Tonny Vilhena03/01/199521Feyenoord - 0000
-Bart Ramselaar29/06/199620PSV - 0000
Forwards
-Luuk de Jong27/08/199026PSV - 0000
-Bas Dost31/05/198927Sporting CP - 3000
-Steven Berghuis19/12/199124Feyenoord - 1000
-Memphis Depay13/02/199422Man. United - 1000
Coach
-Danny Blind01/08/196155 - 3000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Luc Holtz

Date of birth: 14 June 1969
Nationality: Luxembourger
Playing career: Red Boys Differdange, FC Avenir Beggen, FC Etzella Ettelbruck
Coaching career: FC Etzella Ettelbruck, Luxembourg Under-21s, Luxembourg

• Holtz started his career with Red Boys Differdange, a club which today is part of successful outfit FC Differdange 03.

• A creative playmaker with a keen eye for goal, Holtz moved to Avenir Beggen in 1992 where he went on to win the domestic double in 1993 and 1994. He was chosen as Luxembourg's footballer of the year in 1993.

• Played until 2008 when, aged 38, he finished his career at Etzella having gone there from Beggen in 1999 to take over as player-coach.

• Led Etzella to promotion to the top flight in 1999, his first season in charge. Lifted the cup two years later but was relegated in 2002, only to bounce back immediately. Proceeded to reach the cup final in 2003 and 2004, although both ended in defeat.

• Having earned 55 caps for Luxembourg, he accepted an offer to coach the U21 national side in 2008. He was then handed the reins of the senior team following the resignation of Guy Hellers in August 2010.

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Danny Blind

Date of birth: 01 August 1961
Nationality: Dutch
Playing career: RC Souburg, Sparta Rotterdam, AFC Ajax
Coaching career: AFC Ajax

• Born in Oost-Souburg, in the Zeeland province, Blind played for local amateur outfit Souburg before joining Sparta in 1979. Making his Eredivisie debut in the same year – against AZ Alkmaar on 29 August – he helped Sparta qualify for the UEFA Cup on two occasions.

• Signed by Johan Cruyff in July 1986, Blind became Ajax's defensive cornerstone – winning 16 trophies, including five Dutch championships. The club also excelled in Europe, winning the UEFA Cup in 1992, with Blind captaining the side to a UEFA Champions League final defeat of AC Milan in 1995. He added the UEFA Super Cup and the Intercontinental Cup later that year.

• Having made his international bow for the Netherlands against Scotland on 29 April 1986, Blind ended his Oranje career 20 years later following a quarter-final penalty shoot-out defeat against France at EURO '96.

• Appointed head of youth development at De Toekomst – Ajax's world famous academy – in 2003, having joined the club's technical staff after retiring in 1999 following 537 Dutch top-flight matches for the Dutch giants. Succeeded Ronald Koeman as Ajax coach in February 2005 but sacked 13 months later despite winning Dutch Cup and Dutch Super Cup. Returned to Ajax as technical director in 2008 following a stint at Sparta in a similar role, later becoming assistant to Martin Jol.

• Left Ajax in 2012, hired as assistant to Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal in July. Helped guide the Oranje to third place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Confirmed as next Netherlands coach after UEFA EURO 2016, but appointed in July 2015, a year early, after Van Gaal's successor Guus Hiddink stepped down during an ultimately unsuccessful qualifying campaign.

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAnthony Taylor (ENG)
  • Assistant refereesStephen Child (ENG) , Gary Beswick (ENG)
  • Fourth officialRobert Madley (ENG)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerDag Steinar Vestlund (NOR)
  • Referee observerRune Pedersen (NOR)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Anthony Taylor20/10/1978127

Anthony Taylor

Referee since: 2002
First division: 2010
FIFA badge: 2013

Tournaments: 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

Finals
2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

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
10/07/2015U19GS-FTGermanyNetherlands1-0Katerini
03/08/2016UCL3QRPAOK FCAFC Ajax1-2Salonika

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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 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:

Africa: 5
Asia: 4.5
North and Central America and Caribbean: 3.5
Oceania: 0.5
South America: 4.5

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Luxembourg

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group A - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    France3210517
    Sweden3210517
    Netherlands3111534
    Bulgaria31025103
    Belarus3021252
    Luxembourg3012461
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Bulgaria 4-3 Luxembourg
    1-0 Rangelov 16, 1-1 Joachim 60, 1-2 Joachim 62, 2-2 Marcelinho 65, 3-2 Popov 79, 3-3 Bohnert 90+1, 4-3 Tonev 90+2
    Joubert, Chanot, Malget, Philipps (84 Deville), Gerson, C. Martins, Da Mota (68 Bohnert), Thill (59 Turpel), Mutsch, Jans, Joachim
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Luxembourg 0-1 Sweden
    0-1 Lustig 58
    Moris, Malget, Bohnert, Philipps, C. Martins, Thill (66 Turpel), Carlson, Mutsch, Jans, Deville (66 Da Mota), Joachim
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Belarus 1-1 Luxembourg
    1-0 Savitski 80, 1-1 Joachim 85
    Moris, Bohnert (72 Turpel), Philipps, C. Martins (35 Veiga), Da Mota, Thill (46 Jänisch), Carlson, Delgado, Mutsch, Jans, Joachim
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Luxembourg-Netherlands
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Luxembourg-France
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Netherlands-Luxembourg
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Luxembourg-Belarus
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    France-Luxembourg
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Sweden-Luxembourg
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Luxembourg-Bulgaria

Netherlands

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Sweden 1-1 Netherlands
    1-0 Berg 42, 1-1 Sneijder 67
    Zoet, Janmaat, Bruma, Van Dijk, Blind, Strootman, Klaassen, Wijnaldum (66 Dost), Janssen, Sneijder, Promes (78 Berghuis)
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Netherlands 4-1 Belarus
    1-0 Promes 15, 2-0 Promes 31, 2-1 Rios 47, 3-1 Klaassen 56, 4-1 Janssen 64
    Stekelenburg, Karsdorp, Bruma, Van Dijk, Blind, Strootman (79 Clasie), Klaassen, Wijnaldum, Janssen (83 Dost), Sneijder (46 Pröpper), Promes
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Netherlands 0-1 France
    0-1 Pogba 30
    Stekelenburg, Karsdorp, Bruma, Van Dijk, Blind, Strootman, Klaassen, Wijnaldum (62 Dost), Janssen, Pröpper (84 Willems), Promes (16 Depay)
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Luxembourg-Netherlands
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Bulgaria-Netherlands
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Netherlands-Luxembourg
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    France-Netherlands
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Netherlands-Bulgaria
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Belarus-Netherlands
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Netherlands-Sweden

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Legend

Competitions

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

Statistics

  • -: 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
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