European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Cyprus||GSP - NicosiaSunday 13 November 2016|
18.00CET (19.00 local time) Group H - Matchday 4
No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams
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|-||Antonis Giorgallides||30/01/1982||34||AEK Larnaca||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Michael Neofytos||16/12/1993||22||Nea Salamis||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Elias Charalambous||25/09/1980||36||AEK Larnaca||*||1||0||0||0|
|-||Vincent Laban||09/09/1984||32||AEK Larnaca||*||3||0||0||0|
|-||Kostas Laifis||19/05/1993||23||Standard Liège||*||3||0||0||0|
|-||Costas Charalambides||25/07/1981||35||AEK Larnaca||*||3||0||0||0|
|-||Jordan Perez||13/11/1986||30||St Joseph's||-||2||0||0||0|
|-||Kyle Goldwin||24/04/1985||31||Gibraltar United||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Erin Barnett||02/09/1996||20||Gibraltar United||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Jayce Mascarenhas-Olivero||02/07/1998||18||Lions Gibraltar||-||2||0||0||0|
|-||James Bosio||24/09/1991||25||Gibraltar United||*||3||0||0||0|
|-||Brad Power||29/10/1992||24||Gibraltar United||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Anthony Hernandez||03/02/1995||21||Gibraltar United||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Liam Walker||13/04/1988||28||College Europa||-||3||1||0||0|
|-||Aaron Payas||24/05/1985||31||Manchester 62||-||2||0||0||0|
|-||Sykes Garro||26/02/1993||23||College Europa||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Ashley Rodriguez||13/11/1989||27||Gibraltar United||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Adam Priestley||14/08/1990||26||Alfreton Town||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Robert Montovio||03/08/1984||32||Gibraltar United||-||0||0||0||0|
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Date of birth: 26 January 1964
Playing career: AEL Limassol FC, APOEL FC
Coaching career: Apollon Limassol FC (youth), APOEL FC (youth), Cyprus Under-17, Apollon Ladies FC, Apollon Limassol FC, AEL Limassol FC
• Played as a midfielder for AEL, helping them beat city rivals Apollon 1-0 in the 1987 Cypriot Cup final; later left Limassol to join APOEL.
• Coached AEL and APOEL's youth academies before steering Cyprus's Under-17s to the elite round of the 1999 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.
• Took charge of Apollon Ladies in 2009 and won five consecutive domestic doubles as well as reaching the UEFA Women's Champions League round of 32 three times.
• After a switch to Apollon's men's team in 2013, became the first coach to lead men's and women's divisions of the same club into the group stage of a UEFA competition; lifted Cypriot Cup with Apollon and took them to the UEFA Europa League group stage in successive seasons.
• Returned to AEL as coach though his side lost 4-2 to APOEL in the 2014/15 Cypriot Cup final; made some amends by beating the Nicosia club on penalties to claim the 2015 Cyprus Super Cup. Left post in October 2015, taking up Cyprus job in early December.
Date of birth: 4 February 1954
Playing career: Charlton Athletic FC, Colchester United FC, HJK Helsinki, Exeter City FC, Happy Valley AA, Rabat Ajax FC, Grankulla IFK, IF Gnistan
Coaching career: Brighton & Hove Albion FC, Sliema Wanderers FC, Lions Gibraltar FC, Gibraltar
• A former goalkeeper, London-born Wood played more than 150 games for Charlton and also had spells in Finland, Hong Kong and Malta.
• Among his playing achievements were two Maltese titles and two cups with Rabat.
• In 1996 Wood became assistant to former Charlton team-mate Steve Gritt at Brighton and in 1999 was briefly his successor as manager.
• Further coaching spells followed in the United States, Malta (in charge of Sliema) and English non-league before Wood took over Charlton's European soccer school in Spain in 2004.
• Norwich's goakeeping coach from 2011 to 2012, a spell including promotion and a Premier League season, Wood became Wales Under-21 and U19 goalkeeping coach in 2013, followed by a stint in a similar role at Luton Town FC.
• In May 2014 Wood took over Gibraltar Lions and in July 2015 was appointed as team national coach.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA matches|
No such matches refereed
|14/07/2015||UCL||2QR||APOEL FC||FK Vardar||0-0||Nicosia|
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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
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||3||2||0||1||7||4||6|
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