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worldcup: Bosnia and Herzegovina - Gibraltar Match press kits

European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits

Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and HerzegovinaStadion Bilino polje - ZenicaSaturday 25 March 2017
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Group H - Matchday 5
GibraltarGibraltar
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

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Squad list Only this chapter

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Ibrahim Šehić02/09/198828Qarabağ - 0000
-Asmir Begović20/06/198729Chelsea - 4000
-Kenan Pirić07/07/199422Zrinjski - 0000
Defenders
-Daniel Pavlović22/04/198828Sampdoria - 0000
-Avdija Vršajević06/03/198631Osmanlıspor - 0000
-Toni Šunjić15/12/198828Palermo - 2000
-Dario Dumić30/01/199225NEC - 0000
-Ermin Bičakčić24/01/199027Hoffenheim - 3000
-Ervin Zukanovic11/02/198730Atalanta - 3000
-Sead Kolašinac20/06/199323Schalke*4000
Midfielders
-Edin Cocalić05/12/198729Mechelen - 0000
-Miralem Pjanić02/04/199026Juventus*4100
-Mario Vrancic23/05/198927Darmstadt - 0000
-Edin Višća17/02/199027İstanbul Başakşehir - 3000
-Sanjin Prcić20/11/199323Rennes - 0000
-Gojko Cimirot19/12/199224PAOK - 1000
-Rade Krunić07/10/199323Empoli - 0000
-Amer Gojak13/02/199720Dinamo Zagreb - 0000
Forwards
-Vedad Ibišević06/08/198432Hertha - 4100
-Miroslav Stevanović29/07/199026Željezničar - 0000
-Armin Hodžić17/11/199422Dinamo Zagreb - 0000
-Riad Bajić06/05/199422Konyaspor - 0000
-Kenan Kodro19/08/199323Osasuna - 0000
Coach
-Mehmed Baždarević28/09/196056S4000
Gibraltar - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Jamie Robba26/10/199125St Joseph's - 0000
-Kyle Goldwin24/04/198531Gibraltar United - 0000
-Deren Ibrahim09/03/199126Dartford - 2000
Defenders
-Roy Chipolina20/01/198334Lincoln - 3000
-Joseph Chipolina14/12/198729Lincoln*4000
-Jean-Carlos Garcia05/07/199224Lincoln - 4000
-James Bosio24/09/199125Gibraltar United*3000
-Kenneth Chipolina08/04/199422Lincoln - 0000
-Jason Pusey18/02/198928Gibraltar United - 0000
Midfielders
-Anthony Hernandez03/02/199522Gibraltar United - 2000
-Jamie Coombes27/05/199620Undy Athletic - 2000
-Andrew Hernandez10/01/199918Gibraltar United - 0000
-Liam Walker13/04/198828College Europa - 4100
-Kyle Casciaro02/12/198729Lincoln - 4000
-Aaron Payas24/05/198531Manchester 62 - 2000
-Anthony Bardon19/01/199324Lincoln - 3000
Forwards
-Lee Casciaro29/09/198135Lincoln - 4100
-Robert Guiling14/10/198036Lynx - 0000
-John Paul Duarte13/12/198630St Joseph's - 0000
-Michael Yome29/08/199422Canterbury City - 2000
Coach
-Jeff Wood04/02/195463 - 4000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Mehmed Baždarević

Date of birth: 28 September 1960
Nationality: Bosnian
Playing career: FK Željezničar, FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, Nîmes Olympique, Étoile Carouge FC
Coaching career: FC Istres, Étoile du Sahel, Al-Wakrah SC (twice), Grenoble Foot 38, FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, MC Alger, Bosnia and Herzegovina

• Baždarević played in midfield for Sarajevo-based Željezničar, helping them reach the UEFA Cup semi-finals in 1984/85.

• Transferred to France for a lengthy spell with Sochaux, and was named as the best foreign player in Ligue 1 in 1988/89. Wound his career down with spells at Nîmes and Swiss side Étoile Carouge.

• Capped 54 times by Yugoslavia, he made two appearances for the independent Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

• Achieved a coaching coup by leading Istres to promotion to the top division in France, with further spells at Grenoble and Sochaux between assignments in Tunisia, Qatar and Algeria.

• Hired to replace Safet Sušić as Bosnia and Herzegovina coach in December 2014 with the Dragons having taken two points from their first four UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers. Stayed on for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers despite the play-off loss to the Republic of Ireland.

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Jeff Wood

Date of birth: 4 February 1954
Nationality: English
Playing career: Charlton Athletic FC, Colchester United FC, HJK Helsinki, Exeter City FC, Happy Valley AA, Rabat Ajax FC, Grankulla IFK, IF Gnistan
Coaching career: Brighton & Hove Albion FC, Sliema Wanderers FC, Lions Gibraltar FC, Gibraltar

• A former goalkeeper, London-born Wood played more than 150 games for Charlton and also had spells in Finland, Hong Kong and Malta.

• Among his playing achievements were two Maltese titles and two cups with Rabat.

•  In 1996 Wood became assistant to former Charlton team-mate Steve Gritt at Brighton and in 1999 was briefly his successor as manager.

• Further coaching spells followed in the United States, Malta (in charge of Sliema) and English non-league before Wood took over Charlton's European soccer school in Spain in 2004.

• Norwich's goakeeping coach from 2011 to 2012, a spell including promotion and a Premier League season, Wood became Wales Under-21 and U19 goalkeeping coach in 2013, followed by a stint in a similar role at Luton Town FC.

• In May 2014 Wood took over Gibraltar Lions and in July 2015 was appointed as team national coach.

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSvein-Erik Edvartsen (NOR)
  • Assistant refereesJan Erik Engan (NOR) , Jon-Michael Knutsen (NOR)
  • Fourth officialEspen Eskås (NOR)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerVladislav Khodeev (RUS)
  • Referee observerIain Robertson Brines (SCO)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Svein-Erik Edvartsen21/05/1979034

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
25/03/2007U17ELITEBosnia and HerzegovinaSerbia0-2Sarajevo

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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

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2400492.html#competition+facts

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Belgium440021112
    Greece43109210
    Bosnia and Herzegovina4211857
    Cyprus4103383
    Estonia41035153
    Gibraltar40042170
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 5-0 Estonia
    1-0 Spahić 7, 2-0 Džeko 23 (P) , 3-0 Medunjanin 71, 4-0 Ibišević 83, 5-0 Spahić 90+2
    Begović, Spahić, Kolašinac, Vranješ (62 Bičakčić), Medunjanin, Ibišević, Pjanić, Džeko (81 Djurić), Lulić, Zukanovic, Višća (75 Milicevic)
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Belgium 4-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    1-0 Spahić 26 (og) , 2-0 Hazard 29, 3-0 Alderweireld 60, 4-0 R. Lukaku 79
    Begović, Bičakčić, Spahić, Kolašinac, Medunjanin, Ibišević (64 Djurić), Pjanić (81 Cimirot), Džeko, Lulić, Zukanovic, Jajalo (73 Višća)
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-0 Cyprus
    1-0 Džeko 70, 2-0 Džeko 81
    Begović, Spahić, Kolašinac (64 I. Hajrovic), Vranješ, Medunjanin, Pjanić, Džeko, Šunjić, Lulić, Djurić (81 Ibišević), Višća (78 Sušić)
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Greece 1-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    0-1 Karnezis 32 (og) , 1-1 Tzavellas 90+5
    Begović, Spahić (70 Šunjić), Kolašinac, Vranješ, Ibišević (84 Djurić), Pjanić, Džeko, Lulić, Zukanovic, I. Hajrovic (87 Bičakčić), Jajalo
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina-Gibraltar
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina-Greece
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Cyprus-Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Gibraltar-Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina-Belgium
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Estonia-Bosnia and Herzegovina

Gibraltar

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Gibraltar 1-4 Greece
    0-1 Mitroglou 10, 1-1 Walker 26, 1-2 Wiseman 44 (og) , 1-3 Fortounis 45, 1-4 Torosidis 45+2
    J. Perez, Wiseman, J. Chipolina, R. Casciaro, R. Chipolina, Walker, Bosio (71 K. Casciaro), L. Casciaro, Hernandez, J. Coombes (85 Yome), Garcia
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Estonia 4-0 Gibraltar
    1-0 Käit 47, 2-0 Vassiljev 52, 3-0 Käit 70, 4-0 Mošnikov 88
    J. Perez, J. Chipolina (89 K. Casciaro), R. Casciaro, R. Chipolina, L. Casciaro, Walker, Mascarenhas-Olivero, Bosio (58 Payas), Bardon, Priestley (65 J. Coombes), Garcia
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Gibraltar 0-6 Belgium
    0-1 Benteke 1, 0-2 Witsel 19, 0-3 Benteke 43, 0-4 Mertens 51, 0-5 Benteke 56, 0-6 Hazard 79
    Ibrahim, Wiseman, J. Chipolina, R. Casciaro, R. Chipolina, L. Casciaro, K. Casciaro (86 Yome), Walker (80 Bardon), Mascarenhas-Olivero, Bosio (46 Payas), Garcia
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Cyprus 3-1 Gibraltar
    1-0 Laifis 29, 1-1 L. Casciaro 51, 2-1 Sotiriou 65, 3-1 Sielis 87
    Ibrahim, J. Chipolina, R. Casciaro, L. Casciaro, K. Casciaro (74 Garro), Walker, Cabrera (85 Priestley), Mascarenhas-Olivero, Barnett, Bardon (68 Hernandez), Garcia
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina-Gibraltar
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Gibraltar-Cyprus
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Belgium-Gibraltar
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Gibraltar-Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Gibraltar-Estonia
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Greece-Gibraltar

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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
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.