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MontenegroMontenegroGradski Stadion Podgorica - PodgoricaSunday 26 March 2017
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group E - Matchday 5
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/09/2013QR (GS)Poland - Montenegro1-1WarsawLewandowski 16; Damjanović 12
07/09/2012QR (GS)Montenegro - Poland2-2PodgoricaDrinčić 27, Vučinić 45+3; Błaszczykowski 6 (P), Mierzejewski 55
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Montenegro10101010----202033
Poland10101010----202033

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Squad list Only this chapter

Montenegro - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Mladen Božović01/08/198432Zeta - 4000
-Milan Mijatović26/07/198729Dečić - 0000
-Danijel Petković25/05/199323MTK - 0000
Defenders
-Elsad Zverotić31/10/198630Sion - 1000
-Stefan Savić08/01/199126Atlético - 4100
-Marko Vešović28/08/199125Rijeka*4000
-Filip Stojković22/01/1993241860 München - 1000
-Aleksandar Šofranac21/10/199026Rijeka - 1000
Midfielders
-Vladimir Boljević17/01/198829AEK Larnaca - 0000
-Aleksandar Šćekić12/12/199125Gençlerbirliği - 4000
-Nikola Vukčević13/12/199125Braga*4100
-Nebojša Kosović24/02/199522Partizan - 0000
-Damir Kojašević03/06/198729Vardar - 4100
-Marko Janković09/07/199521Partizan - 0000
-Dušan Lagator29/03/199422Čukarički - 0000
-Mirko Ivanić13/09/199323BATE - 0000
-Vladimir Jovović26/10/199422Spartak Subotica - 2000
-Adam Marušić17/10/199224Oostende - 4000
Forwards
-Mirko Vučinić01/10/198333Al-Jazira - 0000
-Fatos Bećiraj05/05/198828Dinamo Moskva*4200
-Stefan Mugoša26/02/199225Karlsruhe - 2000
-Filip Raičević02/07/199323Bari - 1000
-Luka Djordjević09/07/199422Zenit - 0000
Coach
-Ljubiša Tumbakovic02/09/195264 - 4000
Poland - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Łukasz Fabiański18/04/198531Swansea - 4000
-Wojciech Szczęsny18/04/199026Roma - 0000
-Łukasz Skorupski05/05/199125Empoli - 0000
Defenders
-Łukasz Piszczek03/06/198531Dortmund*3000
-Maciej Rybus19/08/198927Lyon - 3000
-Artur Jędrzejczyk04/11/198729Legia - 3000
-Kamil Glik03/02/198829Monaco*4000
-Maciej Sadlok29/06/198927Wisła Kraków - 0000
-Michał Pazdan21/09/198729Legia - 1000
-Bartosz Bereszyński12/07/199224Sampdoria - 0000
-Igor Lewczuk30/05/198531Bordeaux - 0000
-Thiago Cionek21/04/198630Palermo - 2000
Midfielders
-Sławomir Peszko19/02/198532Lechia - 2000
-Jakub Błaszczykowski14/12/198531Wolfsburg*4000
-Kamil Grosicki08/06/198828Hull - 3100
-Krzysztof Mączyński23/05/198729Wisła Kraków - 1000
-Piotr Zieliński20/05/199422Napoli*4000
-Karol Linetty02/02/199522Sampdoria - 3000
-Jacek Góralski21/09/199224Jagiellonia - 0000
Forwards
-Robert Lewandowski21/08/198828Bayern*4700
-Kamil Wilczek14/01/198829Brøndby - 1000
-Łukasz Teodorczyk03/06/199125Anderlecht - 2000
-Arkadiusz Milik28/02/199423Napoli - 2000
Coach
-Adam Nawalka23/10/195759 - 4000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Ljubiša Tumbaković

Date of birth: 2 September 1952
Nationality: Serbian
Playing career: Partizan, Vardar, Radnički Sombor
Coaching career: Radnički Belgrade, Obilić, Khaitan Sporting Club, Partizan Youth, Partizan (twice), AEK Athens, Al Nassr, Shandong Luneng, Steel Azin, Wuhan Zall, Montenegro

• Belgrade-born Tumbaković started in the Radnički Belgrade academy at the age of ten before moving on to the Partizan youth ranks two years later. He never appeared for the senior Partizan side in a competitive match and most of his professional playing career was spent on loan.

• Tumbaković went on to coach Partizan for nearly a decade in two separate spells, from 1992 to 1999 and 2000 to 2002. He won six league titles and three domestic cups to establish himself as one of the most successful ever Yugoslavian coaches.

• Had a solitary season in charge of AEK Athens either side of his two Partizan stints, leading the capital club to third in the Greek top flight.

• Tumbaković has latterly been at the helm at Chinese sides Shandong Luneng and Wuhan Zall, as well as having spells in Saudi Arabia and Iran.

• Appointed Montenegro coach in January 2016.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2400717.html#ljubisa+tumbakovic

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Adam Nawałka

Date of birth: 23 October 1957
Nationality: Polish
Playing career: Wisła Kraków, PAAC Eagles
Coaching career: GKS Świt Krzeszowice, Wisła Kraków (three times), Zagłębie Lubin, MKS Sandecja Nowy Sącz, Jagiellonia Białystok, GKS Katowice, Górnik Zabrze, Poland

• Nawałka, part of Poland's squad at the 1978 FIFA World Cup, spent most of his playing days in the Wisła midfield before ending his career in the late 1980s in Chicago.

• Having qualified as a coach, he took charge of Krzeszowice in 1996 before returning to Wisła two years later to head their youth set-up. He twice had spells at the senior helm, winning the 2001 Polish League Cup.

• After several adventures in the dugouts of clubs in Poland's top two divisions, culminating in a 2006–07 return to Wisła, Nawałka had a short stint as assistant to national coach Leo Beenhakker, aiding their UEFA EURO 2008 qualification.

• Soon back in club coaching with Katowice, at the start of 2010 Nawałka switched to Górnik and within six months had guided them to promotion.

• With Górnik top of the Polish First Division in October 2013, Nawałka agreed to take the Poland job, beginning the following month. Qualifying for UEFA EURO 2016 started in style with a first win against Germany in 19 meetings and, though Poland finished second behind their opponents, it was still enough for a finals place. They went on to reach the quarter-finals in France, losing to eventual champions Portugal on penalties.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2042445.html#adam+nawałka

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeViktor Kassai (HUN)
  • Assistant refereesVencel Tóth (HUN) , György Ring (HUN)
  • Fourth officialTamás Bognar (HUN)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerPetr Fousek (CZE)
  • Referee observerRobert Sedlacek (AUT)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Viktor Kassai10/09/1975597

Viktor Kassai

Referee since: 1990
First division: 1999
FIFA badge: 2003

Tournaments: UEFA EURO 2016, 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, UEFA EURO 2012, 2010 FIFA World Cup, 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2008 Olympic Games, 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2005 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2001 UEFA Regions' Cup

Finals
2011 UEFA Champions League
2008 Olympic Games

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
30/11/2006UELGSWisła KrakówFC Basel 18933-1Krakow
23/08/2011UCLPOAPOEL FCWisła Kraków3-1Nicosia
02/10/2014UELGSTrabzonspor AŞLegia Warszawa0-1Trabzon
08/10/2015EUROQRScotlandPoland2-2Glasgow

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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

Montenegro

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group E - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Poland431010510
    Montenegro4211947
    Denmark4202756
    Romania4121645
    Armenia41034103
    Kazakhstan40223112
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Romania 1-1 Montenegro
    1-0 Popa 85, 1-1 Jovetić 87
    M. Božović, N. Vukčević, Tomašević, Vešović (80 Kojašević), Bakić (68 Mugoša), Jovetić, Bećiraj (92 Nikolić), Savić, Šćekić, Simić, Marušić
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Montenegro 5-0 Kazakhstan
    1-0 Tomašević 24, 2-0 N. Vukčević 59, 3-0 Jovetić 64, 4-0 Bećiraj 73, 5-0 Savić 78
    M. Božović, N. Vukčević (68 Nikolić), Tomašević, Vešović, Jovetić, Bećiraj (76 Raičević), Savić, Kojašević, Šćekić (83 Bakić), Simić, Marušić
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Denmark 0-1 Montenegro
    0-1 Bećiraj 32
    M. Božović, N. Vukčević, Tomašević, Vešović (90 Mijušković), Jovetić, Bećiraj, Savić, Kojašević (63 Jovović), Šćekić, Simić (70 Šofranac), Marušić
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Armenia 3-2 Montenegro
    0-1 Kojašević 36, 0-2 Jovetić 38, 1-2 A. Grigoryan 50, 2-2 Haroyan 74, 3-2 Ghazaryan 90+3
    M. Božović, N. Vukčević (63 Zverotić), Baša, Vešović (86 Mugoša), Jovetić, Bećiraj, Savić, Kojašević (74 Jovović), Šćekić, Stojković, Marušić
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    Montenegro-Poland
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Montenegro-Armenia
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Kazakhstan-Montenegro
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Montenegro-Romania
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    Montenegro-Denmark
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Poland-Montenegro

Poland

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Kazakhstan 2-2 Poland
    0-1 Kapustka 9, 0-2 Lewandowski 35 (P) , 1-2 Khizhnichenko 51, 2-2 Khizhnichenko 58
    Fabiański, Milik, Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Rybus, Glik, Błaszczykowski, Salamon, Zieliński, Piszczek, Kapustka (83 Linetty)
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Poland 3-2 Denmark
    1-0 Lewandowski 20, 2-0 Lewandowski 36 (P) , 3-0 Lewandowski 48, 3-1 Glik 49 (og) , 3-2 Y. Poulsen 69
    Fabiański, Jędrzejczyk, Cionek, Milik (46 Linetty), Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (74 Rybus), Glik, Błaszczykowski (89 Peszko), Zieliński, Piszczek
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Poland 2-1 Armenia
    1-0 Mkoyan 48 (og) , 1-1 Pizzelli 50, 2-1 Lewandowski 90+5
    Fabiański, Jędrzejczyk (34 Wszołek), Cionek, Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (70 Kapustka), Rybus, Teodorczyk (85 Wilczek), Glik, Błaszczykowski, Zieliński
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Romania 0-3 Poland
    0-1 Grosicki 11, 0-2 Lewandowski 83, 0-3 Lewandowski 90+1 (P)
    Fabiański, Pazdan, Jędrzejczyk, Linetty (70 Mączyński), Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (89 Peszko), Glik, Błaszczykowski, Zieliński (80 Teodorczyk), Piszczek
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    Montenegro-Poland
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Poland-Romania
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Denmark-Poland
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Poland-Kazakhstan
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    Armenia-Poland
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Poland-Montenegro

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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.