European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Andorra||Estadi Nacional - Andorra la VellaFriday 9 June 2017|
20.45CET (20.45 local time) Group B - Matchday 6
|13/11/2016||QR (GS)||Hungary - Andorra||4-0||Budapest||Gera 34, Lang 43, Gyurcsó 73, Szalai 88|
|15/10/2013||QR (GS)||Hungary - Andorra||2-0||Budapest||Nikolić 51, Ildefons Lima 76 (og)|
|07/09/2012||QR (GS)||Andorra - Hungary||0-5||Andorra la Vella||Juhász 12, Gera 32 (P), Szalai 54, Priskin 68, Koman 82|
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|-||Ferran Pol||28/02/1983||34||FC Andorra||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Iván Perianes||25/01/1982||35||UE Santa Coloma||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Ildefons Lima||10/12/1979||37||FC Santa Coloma||*||4||0||0||0|
|-||David Maneiro||16/02/1989||28||UE Santa Coloma||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Moisés San Nicolás||17/09/1993||23||Lusitans||*||4||0||0||0|
|-||Chus Rubio||09/09/1994||22||UE Santa Coloma||*||3||0||0||0|
|-||Marc Pujol||21/08/1982||34||FC Andorra||-||5||0||0||0|
|-||Juli Sánchez||20/06/1978||38||FC Andorra||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Josep Ayala||08/04/1980||37||UE Santa Coloma||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Gabriel Riera||05/06/1985||32||FC Santa Coloma||-||2||0||0||0|
|-||Sergi Moreno||25/11/1987||29||FC Andorra||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Marc Rebés||03/07/1994||22||FC Santa Coloma||-||2||0||0||0|
|-||Marc Ferré||11/01/1994||23||FC Andorra||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Victor Rodríguez||07/09/1987||29||FC Santa Coloma||*||3||0||0||0|
|-||Jordi Aláez||23/01/1998||19||FC Andorra||-||4||0||0||0|
|-||Ludovic Clemente||09/05/1986||31||FC Andorra||*||3||0||0||0|
|-||Cristian Martínez||16/10/1989||27||FC Santa Coloma||*||5||0||0||0|
|-||Sebastiàn Gómez||01/11/1983||33||FC Andorra||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Alex Martínez||10/10/1998||18||FC Andorra||-||3||1||0||0|
|-||Tamás Kádár||14/03/1990||27||Dynamo Kyiv||*||4||0||0||0|
|-||Barnabás Bese||06/05/1994||23||Le Havre||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Gergő Kocsis||07/03/1994||23||Dunajská Streda||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Bence Tóth||25/05/1998||19||Puskás Akadémia||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Dávid Márkvárt||20/09/1994||22||Puskás Akadémia||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Balázs Dzsudzsák||23/12/1986||30||Al Wahda||*||5||0||0||0|
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Date of birth: 4 September 1970
Playing career: Club Atlético de Madrid, CD Toledo, UD Salamanca, FC Andorra (twice), CF Balaguer
Coaching career: Andorra
• A reserve goalkeeper at Atlético, Koldo came through the club's youth ranks and lifted the Copa del Rey with the Spanish side in 1991/92.
• Leaving the capital in search of first-team football, Koldo played for Toledo before winning promotion to the Spanish second division with Salamanca in 1993/94.
• Signed for FC Andorra in the summer of 1994, dividing his time between playing for the club's first team and acting as a youth coach with the national Under-17, U19 and U21 sides.
• Capped 79 times by Andorra before his retirement following a 6-0 loss to England at Wembley in June 2009. Named his country's best player of the last 50 years by the Andorran Football Federation (FAF).
• Took over as coach of the national team in February 2010 after the departure of David Rodrigo, though his side finished bottom of their qualifying groups for UEFA EURO 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. That was again the case in the UEFA EURO 2016 preliminaries, although Andorra did score four goals – setting a new best mark for the competition.
Date of birth: 25 January 1963
Playing career: VfL Bochum 1848, Borussia Dortmund
Coaching career: VfB Stuttgart (assistant), Hertha BSC Berlin (assistant), VfL Wolfsburg (assistant), FK Partizan (assistant), Borussia Dortmund (assistant), FC Almaty, Kazakhstan Under-21s, Kazakhstan, Olympiacos FC (youth), Hungary Under-20s, Hungary
• Made his Bundesliga debut for Bochum at the age of 19 and spent two seasons at the club before joining local rivals Dortmund in 1983. A regular in the Dortmund defence for the next six seasons, he helped the club to victory in the German Cup in his final campaign, 1988/89; ended his playing career with eight goals in 171 Bundesliga appearances.
• Joined forces with leading German coach Jürgen Röber and acted as his assistant at Stuttgart, Hertha, Wolfsburg, Partizan and Dortmund. Moved abroad midway through 2008 to take charge of Kazakh top-flight club Almaty; was also appointed simultaneously as the Kazakhstan U21 coach.
• Named the Kazakhstan senior team's interim coach following the dismissal of Dutchman Arno Pijpers in autumn 2008. His first game in charge was a 5-1 defeat by England at Wembley in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier, but he was subsequently installed as the permanent head coach.
• However, Storck was sacked in October 2010 after presiding over four losses at the start of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying and resurfaced at Olympiacos' youth team, taking charge for the inaugural UEFA Youth League group stage in 2013/14.
• In July 2015 he took charge of Hungary, having led the national side at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand the previous month, and promptly ended their 44-year absence from the UEFA European Championship thanks to a play-off defeat of Norway. Took them into the last 16 at the finals in France, where they were comfortably beaten by Belgium.
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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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