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SwitzerlandSwitzerlandLuzern Arena - LucerneSunday 13 November 2016
18.00CET (18.00 local time)
Group B - Matchday 4
Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
04/06/2005QR (GS)Faroe Islands - Switzerland1-3
ToftirRóg. Jacobsen 69; Wicky 25, A. Frei 73, 86
04/09/2004QR (GS)Switzerland - Faroe Islands6-0
BaselVonlanthen 10, 15, 56, Rey 29, 44, 55
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
02/06/2001QR (GS)Faroe Islands - Switzerland0-1
ToftirA. Frei 81
07/10/2000QR (GS)Switzerland - Faroe Islands5-1
ZurichZwyssig 26, Fournier 35, Türkyilmaz 42 (P), 44 (P), 53 (P); John Petersen 4
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
Faroe Islands20022002----4004215

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Squad list Only this chapter

Switzerland - Squad list
Current season
-Yann Sommer17/12/198827Mönchengladbach - 2000
-Marwin Hitz18/09/198729Augsburg - 0000
-Yvon Mvogo06/06/199422Young Boys - 0000
-Stephan Lichtsteiner16/01/198432Juventus - 2000
-Johan Djourou18/01/198729Hamburg - 1000
-Ricardo Rodríguez25/08/199224Wolfsburg - 3100
-Léo Lacroix27/02/199224St-Étienne - 0000
-François Moubandje21/06/199026Toulouse - 0000
-Fabian Schär20/12/199124Hoffenheim*3100
-Nico Elvedi30/09/199620Mönchengladbach - 2000
-Valon Behrami19/04/198531Watford - 2000
-Blerim Džemaili12/04/198630Bologna*2000
-Gelson Fernandes02/09/198630Rennes - 3000
-Valentin Stocker12/04/198927Hertha - 2100
-Granit Xhaka27/09/199224Arsenal - 2000
-Remo Freuler15/04/199224Atalanta - 0000
-Silvan Widmer05/03/199323Udinese - 1000
-Renato Steffen03/11/199125Basel - 0000
-Denis Zakaria20/11/199619Young Boys - 1000
-Eren Derdiyok12/06/198828Galatasaray - 2000
-Admir Mehmedi16/03/199125Leverkusen*3200
-Haris Seferović22/02/199224Frankfurt - 3100
-Edimilson Fernandes15/04/199620West Ham - 0000
-Vladimir Petković15/08/196353 - 3000
Faroe Islands - Squad list
Current season
-Gunnar Nielsen07/10/198630FH - 3000
-Tórdur Thomsen11/06/198630B36 - 0000
-Teitur Gestsson19/08/199224HB - 0000
-Atli Gregersen15/06/198234Vikingur*3000
-Jóhan Davidsen31/01/198828HB - 1000
-Andreas Lave Olsen09/10/198729Vikingur - 0000
-Odmar Faerø01/11/198927B36 - 0000
-Viljormur Davidsen19/07/199125VB - 3000
-Bárdur Hansen13/03/199224Vikingur - 2000
-Ragnar Nattestad05/08/199422FH - 3100
-Fródi Benjaminsen14/12/197738HB*3000
-Jónas Tór Naes27/12/198629B36 - 1000
-Hallur Hansson08/07/199224Horsens - 3000
-Gilli Sørensen11/08/199224Brann - 2000
-René Joensen08/02/199323Vendsyssel - 3000
-Kaj Bartalsstovu23/06/199125FH - 1000
-Brandur Hendriksson19/12/199520Randers - 3000
-Sølvi Vatnhamar05/05/198630Vikingur - 3000
-Klæmint Olsen17/07/199026NSÍ - 0000
-Jóan Edmundsson26/07/199125OB*3100
-Lars Olsen02/02/196155 - 3000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Vladimir Petković

Date of birth: 15 August 1963
Nationality: Swiss
Playing career: FK Sarajevo (twice), FK Rudar Ljubija, FC Koper, FC Chur 97 (twice), FC Sion, FC Martigny-Sports, AC Bellinzona (twice), FC Locarno
Coaching career: AC Bellinzona (twice), FC Malcantone Agno, AC Lugano, BSC Young Boys, Samsunspor, FC Sion, SS Lazio, Switzerland

• Started his career in midfield with Sarajevo, losing in the 1983 Yugoslavian Cup final but featuring twice as his team took the 1984/85 league title, the only major honour of his playing days. Moved to Switzerland in 1987, playing for second-tier Chur and then ascending to the top flight with Sion in 1988/89; returned to the second division to represent Martigny, Bellinzona and Locarno.

• Petković hung up his boots in 1999, aged 36, following a season as player-coach at Bellinzona. Then led Malcantone Agno to promotion from the third divison in 2002/03 before becoming the first coach of AC Lugano – successors to FC Lugano.

• Rejoined Bellinzona in October 2005, steering them to the 2007/08 Swiss Cup final, where they lost 4-1 to FC Basel 1893, but consolation came two weeks later as victory in a relegation/promotion play-off against FC St Gallen gave Bellinzona a Super League berth.

• Was appointed Young Boys coach in August 2008, guiding them to second-placed finishes in his first two campaigns in charge as well the 2008/09 Swiss Cup final. After short spells in charge of Turkey's Samsunspor and Sion back in Switzerland, was named Lazio coach in June 2012 and won the Coppa Italia in his first term in Italy, also helping the side to seventh position in the final standings.

• Left in January 2014 after being anointed Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld's successor, taking the reins after the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Promptly guided his charges to UEFA EURO 2016, where they lost to Poland in the last 16.



Lars Olsen

Date of birth: 2 February 1961
Nationality: Danish
Playing career: Glostrup IF, Køge BK, Brøndby IF (twice), Trabzonspor AŞ, RFC Seraing, FC Basel 1893
Coaching career: Randers FC, Odense BK, Faroe Islands

• Enjoyed an illustrious playing career as a central defender, winning five Danish titles in a six-year spell at Brøndby between 1985 and 1991.

• Allegedly drove from Turkey to Scandinavia when he learned of his country's belated call-up to EURO '92. His passion and leadership – he played every minute in Sweden – helped inspire Denmark to the most unlikely of triumphs. He ended his career with 84 caps, a record 69 as captain.

• Learned his coaching craft with Brøndby, taking charge at various youth and reserve levels after finishing his playing days at the club in 1996, before accepting his first senior job with newly formed Randers in 2003. Guided the team into the Danish Super League in 2004 but could not help maintain their elite status, suffering immediate relegation.

• Steered second-division Randers to a surprise 2006 Danish Cup success, beating Esbjerg fB in the final, while also securing a return to the top flight. Moved to Odense in summer 2007, leading his new side to a fourth-place finish in his first term. Consecutive runners-up spots followed in 2008/09 and 2009/10 before he departed in September 2010.

• Appointed coach of the Faroe Islands in November 2011, his team were unable to register a win as they came bottom of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying Group C, earning their only point in a 1-1 home draw with Kazakhstan. However, UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying featured two high points in the shape of home and away wins against the 2004 champions Greece.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSébastien Delferiere (BEL)
  • Assistant refereesYves De Neve (BEL) , Kevin Monteny (BEL)
  • Fourth officialAlexandre Boucaut (BEL)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerSviatlana Hrynkevich (BLR)
  • Referee observerMarinus Koopman (NED)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Sébastien Delferiere02/07/1981338

Sébastien Delferiere

Referee since: 2001
First division: 2009
FIFA badge: 2010

Tournaments: 2011 UEFA European Under-17 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
15/09/2016UELGSVillarreal CFFC Zürich2-1Villarreal
03/11/2016UELGSAPOEL FCBSC Young Boys1-0Nicosia

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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


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group B - Group Standings
    Faroe Islands3111264
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Switzerland 2-0 Portugal
    1-0 Embolo 24, 2-0 Mehmedi 30
    Sommer, Lichtsteiner (70 Widmer), Embolo, Seferović (78 Derdiyok), Xhaka, Behrami, Rodríguez, Džemaili (89 Fernandes), Mehmedi, Djourou, Schär
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Hungary 2-3 Switzerland
    0-1 Seferović 51, 1-1 Szalai 53, 1-2 Rodríguez 67, 2-2 Szalai 71, 2-3 Stocker 89
    Sommer, Lichtsteiner, Elvedi, Embolo, Seferović (72 Derdiyok), Behrami, Rodríguez, Džemaili, Mehmedi (88 Stocker), Schär, Shaqiri (81 Fernandes)
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Andorra 1-2 Switzerland
    0-1 Schär 19 (P) , 0-2 Mehmedi 77, 1-2 Martinez 90+1
    Bürki, Klose (46 Elvedi), M. Lang, Embolo, Seferović, Xhaka, Rodríguez, Fernandes (66 Zakaria), Mehmedi, Schär, Shaqiri (80 Stocker)
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Switzerland-Faroe Islands
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Faroe Islands-Switzerland
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)

Faroe Islands

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Faroe Islands 0-0 Hungary
    Nielsen, V. Davidsen, A. Gregersen, Nattestad, Hansson (91 Vatnsdal), Benjaminsen, Hendriksson, S. Vatnhamar, Edmundsson, R. Joensen, B. Hansen
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Latvia 0-2 Faroe Islands
    0-1 Nattestad 19, 0-2 Edmundsson 70
    Nielsen, Naes, V. Davidsen, A. Gregersen, Nattestad, Hansson, Benjaminsen, Hendriksson (88 P. Justinussen), S. Vatnhamar, Edmundsson (92 Klettskard), R. Joensen (73 Sørensen)
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Faroe Islands 0-6 Portugal
    0-1 André Silva 12, 0-2 André Silva 22, 0-3 André Silva 37, 0-4 Ronaldo 65, 0-5 João Moutinho 90+1, 0-6 João Cancelo 90+3
    Nielsen, V. Davidsen, A. Gregersen (72 Jóhan Davidsen), Nattestad, Hansson, Benjaminsen, Hendriksson (79 Bartalsstovu), Sørensen (66 R. Joensen), S. Vatnhamar, Edmundsson, B. Hansen
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Switzerland-Faroe Islands
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Andorra-Faroe Islands
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Faroe Islands-Switzerland
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Portugal-Faroe Islands
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Faroe Islands-Andorra
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Faroe Islands-Latvia
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Hungary-Faroe Islands

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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