European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Andorra||Estadi Nacional - Andorra la VellaSaturday 25 March 2017|
18.00CET (18.00 local time) Group B - Matchday 5
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|-||Ferran Pol||28/02/1983||34||FC Andorra||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Victor Silverio||15/04/1997||19||FC Santa Coloma||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Ildefons Lima||10/12/1979||37||FC Santa Coloma||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Marc Garcia||21/03/1988||29||AEC Manlleu||*||2||0||0||0|
|-||Jordi Rubio||01/11/1987||29||UE Santa Coloma||*||2||0||0||0|
|-||Moisés San Nicolás||17/09/1993||23||Lusitans||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Chus Rubio||09/09/1994||22||UE Santa Coloma||*||2||0||0||0|
|-||Marc Pujol||21/08/1982||34||FC Andorra||-||4||0||0||0|
|-||Gabriel Riera||05/06/1985||31||FC Santa Coloma||-||2||0||0||0|
|-||Sergi Moreno||25/11/1987||29||FC Andorra||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Victor Moreira||05/10/1982||34||FC Andorra||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Marc Rebés||03/07/1994||22||FC Santa Coloma||-||2||0||0||0|
|-||Victor Rodríguez||07/09/1987||29||FC Santa Coloma||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Alex Villagrasa||26/03/1997||19||FC Santa Coloma||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Jordi Aláez||23/01/1998||19||FC Andorra||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Ludovic Clemente||09/05/1986||30||FC Andorra||*||2||0||0||0|
|-||Cristian Martínez||16/10/1989||27||FC Santa Coloma||*||4||0||0||0|
|-||Alex Martínez||10/10/1998||18||FC Andorra||-||2||1||0||0|
|-||Pól Jóhannus Justinussen||13/01/1989||28||NSÍ||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Jónas Tór Naes||27/12/1986||30||ÍBV||*||2||0||0||0|
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Date of birth: 4 September 1970
Playing career: Club Atlético de Madrid, CD Toledo, UD Salamanca, FC Andorra (twice), CF Balaguer
Coaching career: Andorra
• A reserve goalkeeper at Atlético, Koldo came through the club's youth ranks and lifted the Copa del Rey with the Spanish side in 1991/92.
• Leaving the capital in search of first-team football, Koldo played for Toledo before winning promotion to the Spanish second division with Salamanca in 1993/94.
• Signed for FC Andorra in the summer of 1994, dividing his time between playing for the club's first team and acting as a youth coach with the national Under-17, U19 and U21 sides.
• Capped 79 times by Andorra before his retirement following a 6-0 loss to England at Wembley in June 2009. Named his country's best player of the last 50 years by the Andorran Football Federation (FAF).
• Took over as coach of the national team in February 2010 after the departure of David Rodrigo, though his side finished bottom of their qualifying groups for UEFA EURO 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. That was again the case in the UEFA EURO 2016 preliminaries, although Andorra did score four goals – setting a new best mark for the competition.
Date of birth: 2 February 1961
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.
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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
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