European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Georgia||Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena - TbilisiFriday 24 March 2017|
18.00CET (21.00 local time) Group D - Matchday 5
No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams
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|-||Roin Kvaskhvadze||31/05/1989||27||Torpedo Kutaisi||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Giorgi Loria||27/01/1986||31||Krylya Sovetov||-||4||0||0||0|
|-||Giorgi Rekhviashvili||01/02/1988||29||Locomotive Tbilisi||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Solomon Kverkvelia||06/02/1992||25||Lokomotiv Moskva||-||4||0||0||0|
|-||Aleksandre Kobakhidze||11/02/1987||30||Göztepe Izmir||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Jano Ananidze||10/10/1992||24||Spartak Moskva||-||3||1||0||0|
|-||Otar Kiteishvili||26/03/1996||20||Dinamo Tbilisi||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Davit Khocholava||08/02/1993||24||Chornomorets Odesa||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Nika Katcharava||13/01/1994||23||Ethnikos Achnas||-||2||0||0||0|
|-||Giorgi Kvilitaia||01/10/1993||23||Rapid Wien||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Giorgi Arabidze||04/03/1998||19||Shakhtar Donetsk||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Vladimir Stojković||28/07/1983||33||Nottm Forest||*||3||0||0||0|
|-||Predrag Rajković||31/10/1995||21||M. Tel-Aviv||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Aleksandar Jovanović||06/12/1992||24||Olimpik Donetsk||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Aleksandar Kolarov||10/11/1985||31||Man. City||-||2||0||0||0|
|-||Zoran Tošić||28/04/1987||29||CSKA Moskva||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Luka Milivojević||07/04/1991||25||Crystal Palace||*||4||0||0||0|
|-||Nemanja Gudelj||16/11/1991||25||Tianjin TEDA||-||4||0||0||0|
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Date of birth: 22 September 1964
Playing career: VTJ Agro Hurbanovo, AŠK Inter Bratislava, AC Sparta Praha, FK Drnovice, DAC Dunajská Streda, 1. FC Košice, FC Artmedia
Coaching career: FC Artmedia (twice), FC Saturn Moskovskaya Oblast, Slovakia, ŠK Slovan Bratislava, FC Kairat Almaty, Georgia
• Bratislava-born, Weiss spent six and a half years developing his talent as a defensive midfielder with local club Inter. First capped for Czechoslovakia in 1988 and won three of his 19 caps at the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
• Had brief spell at Sparta Praha, winning final Czechoslovakian championship in 1993. Won a further dozen caps for Slovakia, scoring his country's first post-independence goal, against United Arab Emirates in February 1994. Ended playing career with Artmedia, serving as an assistant coach until 2000 when he took the top job.
• Led Artmedia to Slovakian Cup in 2005 and league title a year later before knocking out Celtic FC and FK Partizan to reach UEFA Champions League group stage, where team registered famous 3-2 win at FC Porto. Left for Russian club Saturn in early 2006 but returned to Artmedia 18 months later and masterminded domestic double.
• Appointed national team coach in June 2008 in place of Ján Kocian and steered Slovakia to first appearance at a FIFA World Cup finals as qualifying group winners, including historic 2-1 win away to the Czech Republic. Better followed in South Africa, Slovakia reaching the last 16 by eliminating holders Italy and only losing to the Netherlands.
• Coached Slovakia in tandem with Slovan Bratislava in 2011/12 and led his hometown club into their first UEFA Europa League group stage. Nearly did the same with Kairat only losing against Bordeaux on away goals in play-offs. Left Almaty in November 2015 having won Kazakhstan Cups in successive seasons. Hired by Georgia in March 2016.
Date of birth: 15 June 1953
Playing career: OFK Beograd, FK BASK, FK Rad, FK Crvena zvezda, LOSC Lille, Stade Brestois 29, SM Caen
Coaching career: Stade Brestois 29, Pau FC, FC Girondins de Bordeaux, RC Lens, Le Mans FC, Wydad Casablanca, FK Crvena zvezda (twice), PFC Levski Sofia, FC Metalurh Donetsk, KSC Lokeren OV (twice), FC Lokomotiv Moskva, FC Khimki, FC Dinamo Minsk, Anorthosis Famagusta FC, FC Krasnodar, FC Amkar Perm, R. Standard de Liège, Serbia
• Born and raised in Belgrade, Muslin played for a number of smaller clubs in the city before arriving at Crvena zvezda in 1975; was a defensive stalwart for 'Red Star' for six years, winning three Yugoslavian titles and reaching the 1978/79 UEFA Cup final, where his side lost to Borussia Mönchengladbach.
• Spent the latter years of his playing career in France, and started out as a coach there; helped to nurture the careers of David Ginola (Brest), Zinédine Zidane, Bixente Lizarazu and Christophe Dugarry (all Bordeaux).
• Won three domestic titles and a national cup in two spells as Crvena zvezda boss in the early 2000s; also coached clubs in Morocco, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia, Belgium, Belarus and Cyprus.
• Hired as Serbia coach in May 2016 to replace Radovan Ćurčić; agreed contract for the duration of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying, with the option of an extension if he takes his side to the finals.
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Referee since: 2004
First division: 2009
FIFA badge: 2012
Tournaments: 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
No such matches refereed
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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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