European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Romania||Cluj Arena - Cluj-NapocaSunday 26 March 2017|
20.45CET (21.45 local time) Group E - Matchday 5
|10/09/2003||PR (GS)||Denmark - Romania||2-2||Copenhagen||Tomasson 35 (P), Laursen 90+5; Mutu 61, Pancu 72|
|29/03/2003||PR (GS)||Romania - Denmark||2-5||Bucharest||Mutu 5, D Munteanu 47; Rommedahl 8, 90+2, Gravesen 53, Tomasson 71, Contra 73 (og)|
|15/11/1989||QR (GS)||Romania - Denmark||3-1||Bucharest||Gabi Balint 25, 61, Sabău 38; Povlsen 5|
|11/10/1989||QR (GS)||Denmark - Romania||3-0||Copenhagen||Nielsen 4, B. Laudrup 27, Povlsen 84|
|11/05/1975||PR (GS)||Romania - Denmark||6-1||Bucharest||Georgescu 28, 76, Crişan 40, 59, Lucescu 83, Dinu 85; Dahl 86|
|13/10/1974||PR (GS)||Denmark - Romania||0-0||Copenhagen|
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|-||Sergiu Hanca||04/04/1992||24||Dinamo Bucureşti||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Dorin Rotariu||29/07/1995||21||Dinamo Bucureşti||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Andrei Ivan||04/01/1997||20||U Craiova||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Jens Stryger Larsen||21/02/1991||26||Austria Wien||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Henrik Dalsgaard||27/07/1989||27||Zulte Waregem||-||0||0||0||0|
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Date of birth: 24 October 1953
Playing career: Eintracht Duisburg, 1. FC Köln
Coaching career: 1. FC Köln (twice), VfB Stuttgart, Beşiktaş JK (twice), Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FK Austria Wien, Fenerbahçe SK (twice), Eintracht Frankfurt, Club Brugge KV, Bursaspor, Romania
• Born in the former East Germany but raised in the West, Daum's playing career was low key before a move into coaching in the amateur department at Köln.
• After four years with Köln's professional side between 1986 and 1990, moved to Stuttgart, leading the club to a Bundesliga title in 1992 but being dismissed the following year. He re-emerged in Turkey, winning the 1994/95 Süper Lig title with Beşiktaş.
• Hired by Leverkusen in 1996, Daum's side finished as Bundesliga runners-up in three of his four seasons in charge. Tipped to become Germany coach, revelations concerning his private life instead prompted his departure from the BayArena in 2000.
• A second spell at Beşiktaş preceded a third domestic title, this time with Austria Wien in 2003. Two more crowns followed in his first two seasons at Fenerbahçe, though Daum resigned after his third campaign in 2006.
• Returned to Germany to coach Köln, guiding them to promotion to the Bundesliga, but left the club again when he was appointed Fenerbahçe coach for the second time in the summer of 2009. Short spells with Eintracht Frankfurt, Club Brugge and Bursaspor followed before, after a two-year break from coaching, Daum took charge of Romania in July 2016.
Date of birth: 23 September 1953
Playing career: IL Hødd, Molde FK, Manchester City FC, Norwich City FC, Molde FK, Norway
Coaching career: Molde FK, Helsinborgs IF (twice), Brøndby IF, Rosenborg BK, Norway, Örgryte IS, Viking FK, Malmö FF
• Having trained as a tax accountant before turning professional, Hareide was a physical defender who represented his country 50 times between 1976 and 1986. His club career took him from Molde to Manchester City and then Norwich in the English top flight.
• Hareide made the transition to coaching before hanging up his boots. After returning from England he acted as player-coach for Molde during two seasons. From 1987 he focused solely on coaching and a second spell as Molde boss brought his first silverware – the 1994 Norwegian Cup. His first trophy in Sweden was also the cup, with Helsingborg in 1998. In 2003, Hareide added one more Norwegian Cup as coach of Rosenborg.
• Hareide is the only coach to win league titles in Sweden (Helsingborg 1999, Malmö 2014), Denmark (Brøndby 2001/02) and Norway (Rosenborg 2003).
• Coached Norway from January 2004 until December 2008. Under Hareide, Norway made it to the play-offs for the 2006 FIFA World Cup but lost 2-0 on aggregate to the Czech Republic.
• Returned to Helsingborg in 2012 for a six-month spell and steered the side to the UEFA Champions League play-offs. In January 2014 he was appointed by Malmö, leading them to the Swedish title and into the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time at the start of 2014/15. He repeated the feat when Malmö progressed via the play-offs in 2015/16, before being appointed Denmark coach in December 2015.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA matches|
Referee since: 1986
First division: 2004
FIFA badge: 2006
Tournaments: UEFA EURO 2016
2015 UEFA Europa League final
|19/10/2010||UCL||GS||FC Bayern München||CFR 1907 Cluj||3-2||Munich|
|24/11/2010||UCL||GS||FC Rubin||FC København||1-0||Kazan|
|16/08/2011||UCL||PO||FC København||FC Viktoria Plzeň||1-3||Copenhagen|
|05/11/2013||UCL||GS||FC København||Galatasaray AŞ||1-0||Copenhagen|
|20/08/2014||UCL||PO||Aalborg BK||APOEL FC||1-1||Aalborg|
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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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