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LuxembourgLuxembourgStade Josy Barthel - LuxembourgSaturday 25 March 2017
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Group A - Matchday 5
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA EURO 2012
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
25/03/2011QR (GS)Luxembourg - France0-2
LuxembourgMexès 28, Gourcuff 72
12/10/2010QR (GS)France - Luxembourg2-0
MetzBenzema 22, Gourcuff 76
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
30/10/1985QR (GS)France - Luxembourg6-0
ParisRocheteau 4, 29, 48, Toure 24, Giresse 36, Fernández 47
13/10/1984QR (GS)Luxembourg - France0-4
LuxembourgBattiston 2, Platini 12, Stopyra 24, 32
1980 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
25/02/1979PR (GS)France - Luxembourg3-0
ParisPetit 38, Emon 60, Larios 78
07/10/1978PR (GS)Luxembourg - France1-3
LuxembourgMichaux 74; Six 15, Trésor 63, Gemmrich 80
1968 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
23/12/1967PR (GS)France - Luxembourg3-1
ParisLoubet 42, 47, 53; Klein 85
26/11/1966PR (GS)Luxembourg - France0-3
LuxembourgHerbet 8, Revelli 40, Lech 41
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/11/1965QR (GS)France - Luxembourg4-1
MarseilleGondet 8, 27, Combin 11, 38; Pilot 53
04/10/1964QR (GS)Luxembourg - France0-2
LuxembourgGuy 17, Artelesa 80
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
17/12/1953QR (GS)France - Luxembourg8-0
ParisDesgranges 2, 88, Vincent 6, 10, Fontaine 21, 75, 80, Foix 57
20/09/1953QR (GS)Luxembourg - France1-6
LuxembourgKohn 6; Piantoni 5, Kopa 10, Cicci 41, Glovacki 42, Kargu 73, Flamion 88
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/04/1934QR (GS)Luxembourg - France1-6
LuxembourgSpeicher 47; Aston 3, Nicolas 26, 67, 85, 89, Liberati 80
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Luxembourg70076006----1610151168
France66007700----1615016811

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Squad list Only this chapter

Luxembourg - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Anthony Moris29/04/199026Mechelen - 2000
-Ralph Schon20/01/199027UNA Strassen - 1000
-Youn Czekanowicz08/08/200016Gent - 0000
Defenders
-Kevin Malget15/01/199126Dudelange*3000
-Laurent Jans05/08/199224Waasland-Beveren - 4000
-Maxime Chanot21/11/198927New York City FC - 2100
-Tim Hall15/04/199719SV 07 Elversberg - 0000
-Enes Mahmutović22/05/199719Fola - 1000
-Dirk Carlson01/04/199818Union Titus Petange*2000
-Yann Matias Marques12/11/199620Union Titus Petange - 0000
Midfielders
-Mario Mutsch03/09/198432St Gallen - 4000
-Lars Gerson05/02/199027Sundsvall - 1000
-Chris Philipps08/03/199423Metz*4000
-Christopher Martins19/02/199720Lyon*3000
-Florian Bohnert09/11/199719Schalke*4100
-Eric Veiga18/02/199720Braunschweig*1000
-Vincent Thill04/02/200017Metz - 4000
-Gerson Rodrigues20/06/199521Fola - 0000
Forwards
-Daniel Da Mota11/09/198531Dudelange*4000
-Stefano Bensi11/08/198828Fola*1000
-Aurélien Joachim10/08/198630Lierse*3300
-Maurice Deville31/07/199224FSV Frankfurt - 2000
-David Turpel19/10/199224Dudelange - 4000
Coach
-Luc Holtz14/06/196947 - 4000
France - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Benoît Costil03/07/198729Rennes - 0000
-Hugo Lloris26/12/198630Tottenham*3000
-Alphonse Areola27/02/199324Paris - 0000
Defenders
-Christophe Jallet31/10/198333Lyon - 0000
-Adil Rami27/12/198531Sevilla - 0000
-Samuel Umtiti14/11/199323Barcelona - 0000
-Laurent Koscielny10/09/198531Arsenal - 4000
-Layvin Kurzawa04/09/199224Paris - 3000
-Djibril Sidibé29/07/199224Monaco - 4000
-Benjamin Mendy17/07/199422Monaco - 0000
Midfielders
-Blaise Matuidi09/04/198729Paris - 3000
-Tiemoué Bakayoko17/08/199422Monaco - 0000
-Thomas Lemar12/11/199521Monaco - 0000
-Adrien Rabiot03/04/199521Paris - 0000
-Corentin Tolisso03/08/199422Lyon - 0000
-N'Golo Kanté29/03/199125Chelsea - 3000
Forwards
-Kevin Gameiro09/05/198729Atlético - 3200
-Dimitri Payet29/03/198729Marseille - 4200
-Antoine Griezmann21/03/199126Atlético - 4100
-Olivier Giroud30/09/198630Arsenal - 2000
-Florian Thauvin26/01/199324Marseille - 0000
-Ousmane Dembélé15/05/199719Dortmund - 1000
-Kylian Mbappé20/12/199818Monaco - 0000
Coach
-Didier Deschamps15/10/196848 - 4000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Luc Holtz

Date of birth: 14 June 1969
Nationality: Luxembourger
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.

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Didier Deschamps

Date of birth: 15 October 1968
Nationality: French
Playing career: FC Nantes, Olympique de Marseille (twice), FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Juventus, Chelsea FC, Valencia CF
Coaching career: AS Monaco FC, Juventus, Olympique de Marseille, France

• A product of Nantes's highly rated youth system, Deschamps had success with Marseille as a defensive midfielder, winning Ligue 1 in 1990 and 1992 and captaining them to UEFA Champions League glory in 1993.

• Signed for Juve in 1994 and won the UEFA Champions League again in 1996, adding three Serie A titles, a Coppa Italia and a European/South American Cup. Left in 1999 for Chelsea, staying one season and lifting the FA Cup, before ending his career with a year in Valencia, watching from the bench as they lost the 2001 UEFA Champions League final to FC Bayern München.

• Skippered France to victory on home soil at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and also at UEFA EURO 2000, retiring that year with 103 caps.

• Started coaching career in 2001 with Monaco, landing the French League Cup in 2003 and reaching the UEFA Champions League final a year later, going down to José Mourinho's FC Porto. Resigned in September 2005 and joined his old club Juventus, then in Serie B, the following June. Stepped down after securing promotion back to Serie A in May 2007.

• Appointed Marseille boss in May 2009, replacing Eric Gerets. Ended OM's 18-year wait for the Ligue 1 championship in his first term and added a maiden League Cup, retaining the latter trophy in the next two campaigns. Succeeded Laurent Blanc after UEFA EURO 2012 and guided France to the 2014 World Cup, where they lost to eventual winners Germany in the quarter-finals, and then to the final of UEFA EURO 2016 on home soil only to lose to Portugal in extra time.

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAndris Treimanis (LVA)
  • Assistant refereesHaralds Gudermanis (LVA) , Aleksejs Spasjonnikovs (LVA)
  • Fourth officialAleksandrs Golubevs (LVA)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerLuca Zorzi (SUI)
  • Referee observerTerje Hauge (NOR)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Andris Treimanis16/03/1985037

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
09/09/2013U21QRLuxembourgNetherlands0-1Dudelange
17/11/2014U19FRIER1GermanyFrance0-5Veria
09/07/2015U19GS-FTUkraineFrance1-3Larissa
21/10/2015UYLGSParis Saint-GermainReal Madrid CF4-1Saint-Germain-en-Laye
26/11/2015UELGSOlympique de MarseilleFC Groningen2-1Marseille

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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 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:

Africa: 5
Asia: 4.5
North and Central America and Caribbean: 3.5
Oceania: 0.5
South America: 4.5

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Luxembourg

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group A - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    France43107210
    Netherlands4211847
    Sweden4211637
    Bulgaria42026106
    Belarus4022262
    Luxembourg4013591
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Bulgaria 4-3 Luxembourg
    1-0 Rangelov 16, 1-1 Joachim 60, 1-2 Joachim 62, 2-2 Marcelinho 65, 3-2 Popov 79, 3-3 Bohnert 90+1, 4-3 Tonev 90+2
    Joubert, Chanot, Malget, Philipps (84 Deville), Gerson, C. Martins, Da Mota (68 Bohnert), Thill (59 Turpel), Mutsch, Jans, Joachim
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Luxembourg 0-1 Sweden
    0-1 Lustig 58
    Moris, Malget, Bohnert, Philipps, C. Martins, Thill (66 Turpel), Carlson, Mutsch, Jans, Deville (66 Da Mota), Joachim
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Belarus 1-1 Luxembourg
    1-0 Savitski 80, 1-1 Joachim 85
    Moris, Bohnert (72 Turpel), Philipps, C. Martins (35 Veiga), Da Mota, Thill (46 Jänisch), Carlson, Delgado, Mutsch, Jans, Joachim
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Luxembourg 1-3 Netherlands
    0-1 Robben 36, 1-1 Chanot 44 (P) , 1-2 Depay 58, 1-3 Depay 84
    Schon, Chanot, Mahmutović, Malget, Bohnert, Philipps, Da Mota (75 Kerger), Bensi (82 Thill), Mutsch, Jans (26 Jänisch), Turpel
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Luxembourg-France
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Netherlands-Luxembourg
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Luxembourg-Belarus
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    France-Luxembourg
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Sweden-Luxembourg
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Luxembourg-Bulgaria

France

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Belarus 0-0 France
    Mandanda, Kurzawa, Varane, Pogba, Griezmann, Giroud (83 Gameiro), Martial (57 Payet), Kanté, Sissoko (69 Dembélé), Sidibé, Koscielny
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    France 4-1 Bulgaria
    0-1 Alexandrov 6 (P) , 1-1 Gameiro 23, 2-1 Payet 26, 3-1 Griezmann 38, 4-1 Gameiro 59
    Lloris, Kurzawa, Varane, Pogba, Griezmann (83 Fekir), Payet, Gameiro (72 Gignac), Matuidi, Sissoko, Sagna (27 Sidibé), Koscielny
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Netherlands 0-1 France
    0-1 Pogba 30
    Lloris, Sidibé, Kurzawa, Varane, Pogba, Griezmann (93 Kanté), Payet (67 Martial), Gameiro (79 Gignac), Matuidi, Sissoko, Koscielny
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    France 2-1 Sweden
    0-1 Forsberg 55, 1-1 Pogba 58, 2-1 Payet 65
    Lloris, Evra, Varane, Pogba, Griezmann (88 Kanté), Payet, Giroud, Matuidi, Sissoko, Sidibé, Koscielny
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Luxembourg-France
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Sweden-France
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    France-Netherlands
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    France-Luxembourg
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Bulgaria-France
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    France-Belarus

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Legend

Competitions

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

Statistics

  • -: 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
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