European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Netherlands||Stadion Feijenoord - RotterdamFriday 9 June 2017|
20.45CET (20.45 local time) Group A - Matchday 6
|13/11/2016||QR (GS)||Luxembourg - Netherlands||1-3||Luxembourg||Chanot 44 (P); Robben 36, Depay 58, 84|
|17/11/2007||QR (GS)||Netherlands - Luxembourg||1-0||Rotterdam||Koevermans 43|
|02/09/2006||QR (GS)||Luxembourg - Netherlands||0-1||Luxembourg||Mathijsen 16|
|14/12/1994||PR (GS)||Netherlands - Luxembourg||5-0||Rotterdam||Mulder 7, Roy 16, Jonk 39, R. de Boer 52, Seedorf 90|
|07/09/1994||PR (GS)||Luxembourg - Netherlands||0-4||Luxembourg||Roy 22, R. de Boer 64, 65, Jonk 90|
|17/11/1971||PR (GS)||Luxembourg - Netherlands||0-8||Eindhoven||Cruyff 4, 14, 60, Keizer 7, Pahlplatz 12, Hulshoff 37, Hoekema 54, Israel 82|
|24/02/1971||PR (GS)||Netherlands - Luxembourg||6-0||Rotterdam||Lippens 26, Keizer 53, 80, Cruyff 59, 69, Suurbier 83|
|26/03/1969||QR (GS)||Netherlands - Luxembourg||4-0||Rotterdam||Cruyff 25, Van Dijk 29, Pahlplatz 86, 89|
|04/09/1968||QR (GS)||Luxembourg - Netherlands||0-2||Rotterdam||Jansen 22, Van Hanegem 69|
|30/10/1963||1/8||Luxembourg - Netherlands||2-1|
|Rotterdam||Dimmer 20, 67; Kruiver 35|
|11/09/1963||1/8||Netherlands - Luxembourg||1-1||Amsterdam||Nuninga 5; May 33|
|11/09/1957||QR (GS)||Luxembourg - Netherlands||2-5||Rotterdam||Fiedler 3, Letsch 60; Lenstra 15, 28, Wilkes 27, van Melis 35, Rijvers 54|
|20/03/1957||QR (GS)||Netherlands - Luxembourg||4-1||Rotterdam||van der Gijp 26, 29, Dillen 72, Brusselers 84; Halsdorf 35|
|28/11/1937||QR (GS)||Netherlands - Luxembourg||4-0||Rotterdam||Smit 29, De Boer 68, 72, 82|
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|-||Daley Blind||09/03/1990||27||Man. United||*||5||0||0||0|
|-||Stefan de Vrij||05/02/1992||25||Lazio||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Bruno Martins Indi||08/02/1992||25||Stoke||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Matthijs de Ligt||12/08/1999||17||Ajax||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Quincy Promes||04/01/1992||25||Spartak Moskva||-||4||2||0||0|
|-||Bas Dost||31/05/1989||28||Sporting CP||-||5||0||0||0|
|-||Ralph Schon||20/01/1990||27||UNA Strassen||-||2||0||0||0|
|-||Ricardo Delgado||22/02/1994||23||Jeunesse Esch||*||1||0||0||0|
|-||Maxime Chanot||21/11/1989||27||New York City FC||-||3||1||0||0|
|-||Tim Hall||15/04/1997||20||SV 07 Elversberg||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Aldin Skenderovic||28/06/1997||19||Union Titus||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Maurice Deville||31/07/1992||24||FSV Frankfurt||-||2||0||0||0|
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Date of birth: 27 September 1947
Playing career: ADO Den Haag (twice), Roda JC, VVV Venlo, Chicago Sting, Sparta Rotterdam, K. Berchem Sport, FC Utrecht
Coaching career: DSVP, HFC Haarlem, FC Dordrecht, Netherlands (three times), PSV Eindhoven, Rangers FC, VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach, United Arab Emirates, South Korea, FC Zenit St Petersburg, AZ Alkmaar (twice), Belgium, Russia, Serbia, Sunderland, Netherlands (assistant), Fenerbahçe SK
• A combative midfielder, Advocaat's playing career lasted 18 years and included three seasons in the North American Soccer League with Chicago Sting.
• Twice served as assistant coach to Rinus Michels with the Dutch national team, where he earned the nickname Little General. Then took charge himself and led the Oranje to the 1994 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals in the United States.
• Won the Dutch Cup and Eredivisie with PSV (1995–98) before moving to Scotland and picking up domestic treble in the first of four seasons with Rangers. He then opted for a second spell with the Netherlands and led team to UEFA EURO 2004 semi-finals. Two years later he was in charge of South Korea at the World Cup finals.
• Returned to club football with Zenit, winning the Russian title in 2007 and the UEFA Cup – where he defeated former club Rangers – and UEFA Super Cup a year later. Left in August 2009, becoming Belgium coach two months later before agreeing to coach AZ Alkmaar for the rest of the season.
• Took charge of Russia in May 2010, clinching a place at UEFA EURO 2012 with a 6-0 defeat of Andorra on the last day of qualifying. In April 2012 he announced his decision to depart after that summer's finals and subsequently agreed a return to PSV. Returned to Alkmaar in October 2013 on a short-term basis.
• After an ill-fated four-month spell as Serbia coach in 2014, he successfully negotiated the end of Sunderland's relegation battle the following year. He extended his association, but a poor start to 2015/16 brought his resignation and he worked as an assistant to the senior Dutch team before being unveiled at Fenerbahçe on 17 August. The following May, succeeded Danny Blind as Netherlands coach for his third spell in charge.
Date of birth: 14 June 1969
Playing career: Red Boys Differdange, FC Avenir Beggen, FC Etzella Ettelbruck
Coaching career: FC Etzella Ettelbruck, Luxembourg Under-21s, Luxembourg
• Holtz started his career with Red Boys Differdange, a club which today is part of successful outfit FC Differdange 03.
• A creative playmaker with a keen eye for goal, Holtz moved to Avenir Beggen in 1992 where he went on to win the domestic double in 1993 and 1994. He was chosen as Luxembourg's footballer of the year in 1993.
• Played until 2008 when, aged 38, he finished his career at Etzella having gone there from Beggen in 1999 to take over as player-coach.
• Led Etzella to promotion to the top flight in 1999, his first season in charge. Lifted the cup two years later but was relegated in 2002, only to bounce back immediately. Proceeded to reach the cup final in 2003 and 2004, although both ended in defeat.
• Having earned 55 caps for Luxembourg, he accepted an offer to coach the U21 national side in 2008. He was then handed the reins of the senior team following the resignation of Guy Hellers in August 2010.
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|21/10/2014||UYL||GS||FC Barcelona||AFC Ajax||2-2||Barcelona|
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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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