European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Austria||Ernst-Happel-Stadion - ViennaFriday 24 March 2017|
20.45CET (20.45 local time) Group D - Matchday 5
|05/09/2015||QR (GS)||Austria - Moldova||1-0||Vienna||Junuzović 52|
|09/10/2014||QR (GS)||Moldova - Austria||1-2||Chisinau||Dedov 27 (P); Alaba 12 (P), Janko 51|
|07/06/2003||PR (GS)||Moldova - Austria||1-0||Tiraspol||Frunză 60|
|07/09/2002||PR (GS)||Austria - Moldova||2-0||Vienna||Herzog 4 (P), 29 (P)|
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|-||Louis Schaub||29/12/1994||22||Rapid Wien||-||2||0||0||0|
|-||Serghei Paşcenco||18/12/1982||34||Zaria Balti||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Victor Golovatenco||28/04/1984||32||Zaria Balti||-||2||0||0||0|
|-||Alexandru Epureanu||27/09/1986||30||İstanbul Başakşehir||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Maxim Mihaliov||22/08/1986||30||Zaria Balti||*||3||0||0||0|
|-||Igor Bugaev||26/06/1984||32||Zaria Balti||*||4||1||0||0|
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Date of birth: 11 November 1960
Playing career: Grasshopper Club Zürich
Coaching career: FC Wil 1900, FC St Gallen, Grasshopper Club Zürich, 1. FC Köln, VfL Bochum 1848, Austria
• A former midfielder, Koller spent his entire playing career with Swiss side Grasshoppers, making over 400 league appearances from 1978 to 1997 and winning seven league titles and five Swiss Cups.
• Capped 55 times by Switzerland, he scored three goals for his country and made two appearances at EURO '96, coming off the bench in the 1-1 draw with hosts England and starting the 1-0 loss to Scotland.
• Began coaching career at Wil in 1997 and took over at St Gallen two years later, leading the club to their first Swiss championship since 1903/04 in his maiden season. Returned to Grasshoppers in 2002 and promptly secured the Swiss league crown, but resigned in October 2003 after a disappointing run.
• Appointed by Köln the following month, he was sacked after the Bundesliga team finished the season bottom, yet bounced back at Bochum in 2005, earning promotion to the top tier in his first campaign.
• Dismissed by Bochum in September 2009, Koller was installed as Austria coach on 4 October 2011, replacing Dietmar Constantini. Missed out on a place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup but earned a contract extension until December 2015 and rewarded that faith by overseeing a first successful UEFA European Championship qualifying campaign as Austria reached UEFA EURO 2016, although they failed to get out of their group in France.
Date of birth: 27/08/1967
Playing career: FC Nistru Chisinau, FC Dinamo Moskva, Playas de Castellón FS, Servette FC, Genoa CFC, Olympique de Marseille, Club Atlético de Madrid, SC Fortuna Düsseldorf, FC Tiligul Tiraspol
Coaching career: FC Tiligul Tiraspol, FC Academia Chisinau, FC Dacia Chisinau, FC Veris, FC Sakhalin, Moldova (twice)
• Born near the Ukrainian-Moldovan border, Dobrovolski was schooled at an academy in Tiraspol, and made his name as a creative midfielder with Nistru Chisinau, earning a move to Dinamo Moskva in 1986.
• A gold medal winner with the Soviet Union at the 1988 Olympics, he was also in the side that won the 1990 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. He appeared with the senior side at the FIFA World Cup finals that summer, and also played at the 1992 and 1996 UEFA European Championships. Capped 47 times in total.
• Played in Spain, Switzerland, Italy and Germany, and was at Marseille when they followed up a 1991/92 French title success with triumph in the 1992/93 UEFA Champions League.
• Returned to Moldova in 2005 to become player-coach at Tiligul, leading his side to fourth place in his only season in charge. Hired as Moldova coach Anatol Teslev's assistant, he was in sole command from 2007-09, Moldova earning a best-ever total of 12 points under him in UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying, and reaching a pinnacle of 37th in the FIFA rankings.
• Led Dacia to Moldovan title in 2010/11 before working with Veris and Sakhalin. Hired as Moldova boss for a second time on 23 December 2015.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA matches|
Referee since: 1995
First division: 2004
FIFA badge: 2007
Tournaments: 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
No such matches refereed
|01/10/2002||RCUP||QR||Montenegro Amateur (YUG)||AT Chisinau (MDA)||2-0||Tiszaujvaros|
|27/07/2010||UCL||3QR||AC Omonia||FC Salzburg||1-1||Nicosia|
|06/11/2013||UCL||GS||Club Atlético de Madrid||FK Austria Wien||4-0||Madrid|
|06/08/2014||UCL||3QR||FC Sheriff||ŠK Slovan Bratislava||0-0||Tiraspol|
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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
|Republic of Ireland||4||3||1||0||7||3||10|
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