European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Luxembourg||Stade Josy Barthel - LuxembourgSunday 13 November 2016|
18.00CET (18.00 local time) Group A - Matchday 4
|17/11/2007||QR (GS)||Netherlands - Luxembourg||1-0||Rotterdam||Koevermans 43|
|02/09/2006||QR (GS)||Luxembourg - Netherlands||0-1||Luxembourg||Mathijsen 16|
|14/12/1994||PR (GS)||Netherlands - Luxembourg||5-0||Rotterdam||Mulder 7, Roy 16, Jonk 39, R. de Boer 52, Seedorf 90|
|07/09/1994||PR (GS)||Luxembourg - Netherlands||0-4||Luxembourg||Roy 22, R. de Boer 64, 65, Jonk 90|
|17/11/1971||PR (GS)||Luxembourg - Netherlands||0-8||Eindhoven||Cruyff 4, 14, 60, Keizer 7, Pahlplatz 12, Hulshoff 37, Hoekema 54, Israel 82|
|24/02/1971||PR (GS)||Netherlands - Luxembourg||6-0||Rotterdam||Lippens 26, Keizer 53, 80, Cruyff 59, 69, Suurbier 83|
|26/03/1969||QR (GS)||Netherlands - Luxembourg||4-0||Rotterdam||Cruyff 25, Van Dijk 29, Pahlplatz 86, 89|
|04/09/1968||QR (GS)||Luxembourg - Netherlands||0-2||Rotterdam||Jansen 22, Van Hanegem 69|
|30/10/1963||1/8||Luxembourg - Netherlands||2-1|
|Rotterdam||Dimmer 20, 67; Kruiver 35|
|11/09/1963||1/8||Netherlands - Luxembourg||1-1||Amsterdam||Nuninga 5; May 33|
|11/09/1957||QR (GS)||Luxembourg - Netherlands||2-5||Rotterdam||Fiedler 3, Letsch 60; Lenstra 15, 28, Wilkes 27, van Melis 35, Rijvers 54|
|20/03/1957||QR (GS)||Netherlands - Luxembourg||4-1||Rotterdam||van der Gijp 26, 29, Dillen 72, Brusselers 84; Halsdorf 35|
|28/11/1937||QR (GS)||Netherlands - Luxembourg||4-0||Rotterdam||Smit 29, De Boer 68, 72, 82|
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|-||Ralph Schon||20/01/1990||26||UNA Strassen||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Ricardo Delgado||22/02/1994||22||Jeunesse Esch||*||1||0||0||0|
|-||Maxime Chanot||21/11/1989||26||New York City FC||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Mario Mutsch||03/09/1984||32||St Gallen||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Daniel Da Mota||11/09/1985||31||Dudelange||*||3||0||0||0|
|-||Kevin Kerger||17/11/1994||21||UNA Strassen||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Daley Blind||09/03/1990||26||Man. United||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Marvin Zeegelaar||12/08/1990||26||Sporting CP||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Bruno Martins Indi||08/02/1992||24||Stoke||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Virgil Van Dijk||08/07/1991||25||Southampton||*||3||0||0||0|
|-||Marten de Roon||29/03/1991||25||Middlesbrough||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Luuk de Jong||27/08/1990||26||PSV||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Bas Dost||31/05/1989||27||Sporting CP||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Memphis Depay||13/02/1994||22||Man. United||-||1||0||0||0|
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Date of birth: 14 June 1969
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.
Date of birth: 01 August 1961
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.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA matches|
Referee since: 2002
First division: 2010
FIFA badge: 2013
Tournaments: 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
No such matches refereed
|03/08/2016||UCL||3QR||PAOK FC||AFC Ajax||1-2||Salonika|
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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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