European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Cyprus||GSP - NicosiaSaturday 25 March 2017|
18.00CET (19.00 local time) Group H - Matchday 5
|15/08/2001||QR (GS)||Estonia - Cyprus||2-2||Tallinn||Zelinski 49, Novikov 89; Konstantinou 36 (P), 69|
|28/03/2001||QR (GS)||Cyprus - Estonia||2-2||Limassol||Konstantinou 47, Okkas 64; Kristal 76, Piiroja 78|
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|-||Antonis Giorgallides||30/01/1982||35||AEK Larnaca||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Neofytos Michael||16/12/1993||23||Nea Salamis||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Elias Charalambous||25/09/1980||36||AEK Larnaca||*||2||0||0||0|
|-||Vincent Laban||09/09/1984||32||AEK Larnaca||*||3||0||0||0|
|-||Kostas Laifis||19/05/1993||23||Standard Liège||*||4||1||0||0|
|-||Nikos Englezou||11/07/1993||23||Nea Salamis||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Costas Charalambides||25/07/1981||35||AEK Larnaca||*||4||0||0||0|
|-||Nestor Mytidis||01/06/1991||25||AEK Larnaca||*||4||0||0||0|
|-||Siim Luts||12/03/1989||28||Bohemians 1905||-||3||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: 14 May 1971
Playing career: FC Tallinna Lõvid, SK Tallinna Sport, FC Norma Tallinn, FC Flora Tallinn (twice), Lelle SK, Kotkan TP, JK Tervis Pärnu, Viimsi JK
Coaching career: FC Flora Tallinn, Estonia U18, Estonia U21, Estonia U23, Estonia
• Reim was a defensive midfielder whose international career spanned 17 years after his debut for the newly-independent nation in June 1992 against Slovenia, a 1-1 draw. He won his 157th cap (a European record since surpassed by Latvia's Vitālijs Astafjevs) in June 2009, six months after ending club career.
• Took first steps in the game alongside goalkeeper Mart Poom. Began career in Soviet Estonia's top division aged 16, finishing top scorer in 1990 while playing for Norma.
• Spent bulk of his club career (a combined 16 years) in two stints at Flora, retiring with seven titles and three Estonian Cups to his name. He also reached the Finnish Cup final during his only overseas spell, 18 months at Kotkan.
• Returned to Flora as head coach in December 2009, having served as assistant to Janno Kivisild in the latter part of his playing career; won the Estonian title in 2010 and 2011. Lifted the Estonian Cup in 2012, but left a few months later and established a football academy in Tallinn.
• Has since coached Estonia at various levels – youth, U21s and U23s – with some success. Was named successor to Magnus Pehrsson as senior Estonia coach on 14 September 2016 in the wake of a 5-0 defeat away to Bosnia and Herzegovina in the first match of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA matches|
No such matches refereed
|05/11/2014||UYL||GS||Paris Saint-Germain||APOEL FC||6-0||Saint-Germain-en-Laye|
Last updated 05/07/2017 16:20CET
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||4||2||1||1||8||5||7|
Last updated 05/07/2017 16:12CET