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European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits

EnglandEnglandWembley Stadium - LondonSunday 26 March 2017
18.00CET (17.00 local time)
Group F - Matchday 5
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
12/10/2015QR (GS)Lithuania - England0-3
VilniusBarkley 29, Arlauskis 35 (og), Oxlade-Chamberlain 62
27/03/2015QR (GS)England - Lithuania4-0
LondonRooney 6, Welbeck 45, Sterling 58, Kane 73
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal

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Squad list Only this chapter

England - Squad list
Current season
-Tom Heaton15/04/198630Burnley - 0000
-Fraser Forster17/03/198829Southampton - 0000
-Joe Hart19/04/198729Torino - 4000
-Ryan Bertrand05/08/198927Southampton - 1000
-Kyle Walker28/05/199026Tottenham - 4000
-Michael Keane11/01/199324Burnley - 0000
-Ben Gibson15/01/199324Middlesbrough - 0000
-Nathaniel Clyne05/04/199125Liverpool - 0000
-Luke Shaw12/07/199521Man. United - 0000
-Eric Dier15/01/199423Tottenham*3000
-John Stones28/05/199422Man. City - 4000
-Adam Lallana10/05/198828Liverpool*2200
-Jake Livermore14/11/198927West Brom - 0000
-Ross Barkley05/12/199323Everton - 0000
-Nathan Redmond06/03/199423Southampton - 0000
-Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain15/08/199323Arsenal - 0000
-James Ward-Prowse01/11/199422Southampton - 0000
-Jesse Lingard15/12/199224Man. United*2000
-Dele Alli11/04/199620Tottenham - 3100
-Jermain Defoe07/10/198234Sunderland - 0000
-Raheem Sterling08/12/199422Man. City - 2000
-Jamie Vardy11/01/198730Leicester - 2000
-Marcus Rashford31/10/199719Man. United - 2000
-Gareth Southgate03/09/197046 - 3000
Lithuania - Squad list
Current season
-Ernestas Šetkus25/05/198531Den Haag - 4000
-Emilijus Zubas10/07/199026Bnei Yehuda - 0000
-Edvinas Gertmonas01/06/199620Rennes - 0000
-Arūnas Klimavičius05/10/198234Trakai - 0000
-Tomas Mikuckis13/01/198334SKA-Energiya - 1000
-Tadas Kijanskas06/09/198531Brno - 0000
-Vaidas Slavickas26/02/198631Sūduva - 2000
-Linas Klimavičius10/04/198927Žalgiris - 0000
-Valdemar Borovskij02/05/198432Trakai - 0000
-Egidijus Vaitkūnas08/08/198828Žalgiris*4000
-Rolandas Baravykas23/08/199521Žalgiris - 0000
-Fiodor Černych21/05/199125Jagiellonia - 4300
-Vytautas Lukša14/08/198432Žalgiris - 0000
-Nerijus Valskis04/08/198729Bnei Yehuda*4000
-Arvydas Novikovas18/12/199026Jagiellonia - 4100
-Artūras Žulpa10/06/199026Tobol*4000
-Simonas Paulius12/05/199125Ventspils - 0000
-Mantas Kuklys10/06/198729Žalgiris*4000
-Tautvydas Eliošius03/11/199125Lietava - 0000
-Ovidijus Verbickas04/07/199323Sūduva - 0000
-Mindaugas Grigaravičius15/07/199224Jelgava - 3000
-Vykintas Slivka29/04/199521Ascoli - 4100
-Deivydas Matulevičius08/04/198927Mouscron - 2000
-Edgaras Jankauskas12/03/197542 - 4000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Gareth Southgate

Date of birth: 3 September 1970
Nationality: English
Playing career: Crystal Palace FC, Aston Villa FC, Middlesbrough FC
Coaching career: Middlesbrough FC, England Under-21s, England (caretaker)

• Came through the ranks at Palace, initially as a midfielder, becoming captain and leading the club to promotion to the Premier League in 1993/94.

• Moved on to Villa following relegation in 1995 and was converted into a centre-back, winning the League Cup in his first season and helping the team reach the 2000 FA Cup final.

• Won 57 caps for England, although best known for missing a crucial penalty against Germany in the EURO '96 semi-final at Wembley; also appeared at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2000.

• Left Villa for Middlesbrough in 2001 and became the first Boro captain to lift a trophy, skippering the side to victory against Sam Allardyce's Bolton Wanderers FC in the 2004 League Cup final; also helped Boro reach the UEFA Cup final in memorable fashion two years later.

• Defeat by Sevilla FC in Eindhoven proved Southgate's last game as he moved into the Middlesbrough dug-out to succeed Steve McClaren following the latter's departure for England; kept them in the Premier League until 2009, when they were relegated with Southgate dismissed that October. Joined the Football Association in 2011, initially as head of elite development before taking over as Under-21 coach two years later; appointed caretaker manager of the national side in September 2016 following Allardyce's departure.



Edgaras Jankauskas

Date of birth: 12 March 1975
Nationality: Lithuanian
Playing career: FK Žalgiris Vilnius, PFC CSKA Moskva, FC Torpedo Moskva, Club Brugge KV, Real Sociedad de Fútbol, SL Benfica, FC Porto, OGC Nice, Heart of Midlothian FC, AEK Larnaca FC, Os Belenenses, Skonto FC, New England Revolution, FC Fakel Voronezh.
Coaching career: FC Lokomotiv Moskva (assistant), Heart of Midlothian FC (assistant), FK Trakai, Lithuania

• A hard-working target man, Jankauskas began his career at local club Žalgiris before moving to Russia to play for CSKA and Torpedo. Lifted the league title in Belgium in his first season with Club Brugge.

• Became Lithuania's most expensive player when signing for Real Sociedad for a reported €2.3m in 2001; then shone on loan at Benfica, yet joined their Portuguese Liga rivals Porto in 2003 and was part of the team that won the UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League under José Mourinho (though he did not play in either final).

• Later played in France, Scotland, Cyprus, Latvia and the United States, and represented Lithuania regularly for over 13 years, earning 56 caps and scoring ten goals.

• Helped out José Couceiro during his spell as Lithuania boss (2008–10) and gathered more experience as assistant coach of Lokomotiv and Hearts; given sole command of Lithuanian side Trakai in 2014, he was subsequently named Lithuania boss at the start of 2016.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeRuddy Buquet (FRA)
  • Assistant refereesGuillaume Debart (FRA) , Frédéric Cano (FRA)
  • Fourth officialAmaury Delerue (FRA)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerNebojša Ivkovic (SRB)
  • Referee observerEugen Strigel (GER)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Ruddy Buquet29/01/1977240

Ruddy Buquet

Referee since: 2001
First division: 2008
FIFA badge: 2011

Tournaments: 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup


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
28/11/2013UELGSWigan Athletic FCSV Zulte Waregem1-2Wigan
22/11/2016UCLGSLeicester City FCClub Brugge KV2-1Leicester

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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

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



Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Slovakia 0-1 England
    0-1 Lallana 90+5
    Hart, Walker, Rose, Dier, Cahill, Stones, Sterling (71 Walcott), Henderson (64 Alli), Kane (82 Sturridge), Rooney, Lallana
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    England 2-0 Malta
    1-0 Sturridge 29, 2-0 Alli 38
    Hart, Walker, Bertrand (19 Rose), Henderson, Cahill, Stones, Walcott (68 Rashford), Alli, Sturridge (73 Vardy), Rooney, Lingard
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Slovenia 0-0 England
    Hart, Walker, Rose, Henderson, Cahill, Stones, Walcott (62 Townsend), Dier, Sturridge (82 Rashford), Alli (73 Rooney), Lingard
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    England 3-0 Scotland
    1-0 Sturridge 23, 2-0 Lallana 50, 3-0 Cahill 61
    Hart, Walker, Rose, Dier, Cahill, Stones, Sterling, Henderson, Sturridge (74 Vardy), Rooney, Lallana
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Lithuania 2-2 Slovenia
    1-0 Černych 32, 2-0 Slivka 34, 2-1 Krhin 77, 2-2 Cesar 90+3
    Šetkus, Freidgeimas, Girdvainis, Slavickas, Vaitkūnas, Novikovas, Slivka (79 Chvedukas), Kuklys, Žulpa, Valskis (85 Matulevičius), Černych (70 Grigaravičius)
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Scotland 1-1 Lithuania
    0-1 Černych 59, 1-1 McArthur 89
    Šetkus, Freidgeimas, Girdvainis, Vaitkūnas, Novikovas, Slivka, Slavickas (64 Andriuškevičius), Kuklys, Žulpa (65 Chvedukas), Valskis (85 Grigaravičius), Černych
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Lithuania 2-0 Malta
    1-0 Černych 76, 2-0 Novikovas 84 (P)
    Šetkus, Freidgeimas, Mikuckis, Vaitkūnas, Novikovas (87 Grigaravičius), Slivka, Kuklys (79 Chvedukas), Žulpa, Valskis (62 Matulevičius), Černych, Andriuškevičius
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Slovakia 4-0 Lithuania
    1-0 Nemec 12, 2-0 Kucka 15, 3-0 Škrtel 36, 4-0 Hamšík 86
    Šetkus, Freidgeimas, Girdvainis, Vaitkūnas, Žulpa (33 Chvedukas), Novikovas, Slivka, Kuklys, Valskis (87 Ruzgis), Černych, Andriuškevičius
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)

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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


  • -: 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