European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|San Marino||San Marino Stadium - SerravalleSunday 26 March 2017|
18.00CET (18.00 local time) Group C - Matchday 5
|09/09/2009||QR (GS)||Czech Republic - San Marino||7-0||Uherske Hradiste||Baroš 27, 44, 45 (P), 66, Svěrkoš 46, 90, Necid 86|
|19/11/2008||QR (GS)||San Marino - Czech Republic||0-3||Serravalle||Kováč 47, Pospěch 53, Necid 83|
|08/09/2007||QR (GS)||San Marino - Czech Republic||0-3||Serravalle||Rosický 33, Jankulovski 75, Koller 90+3|
|07/10/2006||QR (GS)||Czech Republic - San Marino||7-0||Liberec||Kulič 15, Polák 22, Baroš 28, 68, Koller 43, 52, Jarolím 49|
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|-||Alessandro Della Valle||08/06/1982||34||Juvenes/Dogana||-||2||0||0||0|
|-||Davide Cesarini||16/02/1995||22||Tre Penne||*||3||0||0||0|
|-||Giovanni Bonini||05/09/1986||30||Tre Penne||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Mirko Palazzi||21/03/1987||30||Tre Penne||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Pier Filippo Mazza||20/08/1988||28||Juvenes/Dogana||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Tommaso Zafferani||19/02/1996||21||La Fiorita||*||3||0||0||0|
|-||Danilo Rinaldi||18/04/1986||30||La Fiorita||-||2||0||0||0|
|-||Fabio Tomassini||05/02/1996||21||A.S.D. Romagna Centro||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Tomáš Koubek||26/08/1992||24||Sparta Praha||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Theodor Gebre Selassie||24/12/1986||30||Bremen||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Bořek Dočkal||30/09/1988||28||Henan Jianye FC||*||3||0||0||0|
|-||Petr Mareš||17/01/1991||26||Mladá Boleslav||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Jaromír Zmrhal||02/08/1993||23||Slavia Praha||-||2||1||0||0|
|-||Josef Hušbauer||16/03/1990||27||Slavia Praha||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Antonín Barák||03/12/1994||22||Slavia Praha||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Milan Škoda||16/01/1986||31||Slavia Praha||-||2||0||0||0|
|-||Tomáš Přikryl||04/07/1992||24||Mladá Boleslav||-||0||0||0||0|
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Date of birth: 25 March 1969
Playing career: SS Cosmos, SP Cailungo, San Marino Calcio, SS Pennarossa
Coaching career: SS Pennarossa, AC Libertas, San Marino Under-15, San Marino Under-21, San Marino
• After starting his career in the local league, the midfielder had a successful two-year spell with San Marino Calcio in the Italian fourth division before returning to the Sammarinese league to play for Pennarossa, where he started to work as a coach in 2006/07, leading the team to the league title in his first season on charge.
• Capped 38 times for San Marino between 1991 and 2001, Manzaroli left Pennarossa at the end of the 2006/07 season to join AC Libertas and led his new team to a historic 1-1 draw against Irish club Drogheda United FC in a 2007/08 UEFA Cup game.
• Manzaroli than earned another notable coup when he led a San Marino side through the preliminary round of the 2008/09 UEFA Regions' Cup before being appointed as coach of the Under-21 national team in 2010.
• He led the U21s to some hugely surprising results in qualifying for the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship – a stalemate against Greece in June 2012 and a 1-0 victory against Wales in September 2013 – before being appointed to replace long-standing San Marino senior coach Giampaolo Mazza in 2014.
Date of birth: 23 August 1956
Playing career: AFP Pardubice, SK Slavia Praha (three times), AC Dukla Praha, Dukla Tábor, FC Rouen, Amiens SC, FC Viktoria Žižkov, Benešov, CU Bohemians Praha, Česká Lípa
Coaching career: FK Marila Příbram, SK Slavia Praha (three times), RC Strasbourg, 1. FC Slovácko, ŠK Slovan Bratislava, Al-Ahli, Al-Wahda SCC, FK Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic
• Karel Jarolím has Slavia Praha running through his veins. During his playing days with the club in the 1980s he was a skilful playmaker with great passing range and superb stamina. Slavia signed the 20-year-old Jarolím from Pardubice in 1977, but the midfielder won his only title with crosstown rivals Dukla Praha during his military service in 1979.
• Scored twice in 13 appearances for Czechoslovakia before moving to France, where he played for Rouen then Amiens during a four-year spell abroad. Jarolím returned home in 1991 and continued to play in the top flight until he was 39, finishing with 272 league games and 63 goals at that level.
• Began his coaching career at Marila Příbram in 1997, returning to Slavia as František Cipro's assistant in 2000. He replaced him as head coach ten games into the season and took Slavia to second place but his contract was not extended so Jarolím returned to France where he became assistant to Ivan Hašek at Strasbourg, helping the club to promotion.
• After one year back in the Czech Republic at Slovácko he returned to Slavia in April 2005, winning league titles in 2008 and 2009. Guided Slovan Bratislava to the Slovakian double in 2011 before a spell in Saudi Arabia with Al-Ahli, who he took to the 2012 AFC Champions League final.
• Jarolím, whose two sons David and Lukáš also became professional footballers, returned to his homeland with Mladá Boleslav in January 2014, winning the Czech Cup two years later. Appointed Czech Republic coach after UEFA EURO 2016.
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No such matches refereed
|02/08/2012||UEL||3QR||FC Twente||FK Mladá Boleslav||2-0||Enschede|
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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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