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EstoniaEstoniaA. Le Coq Arena - TallinnFriday 9 June 2017
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Group H - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
13/11/2016QR (GS)Belgium - Estonia8-1
BrusselsMeunier 8, Mertens 16, 68, Hazard 25, Carrasco 62, Klavan 64 (og), R. Lukaku 83, 88; Henri Anier 29
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
14/10/2009QR (GS)Estonia - Belgium2-0
TallinnPiiroja 30, Vassiljev 67
06/09/2008QR (GS)Belgium - Estonia3-2
LiegeSonck 39, 80, Defour 75; Zenjov 57, Oper 90+2
UEFA EURO 2004
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/10/2003PR (GS)Belgium - Estonia2-0
LiegePiiroja 44 (og), Buffel 60
16/10/2002PR (GS)Estonia - Belgium0-1
TallinnSonck 2
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Estonia21013003----5104514
Belgium33002101----5401145

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Squad list Only this chapter

Estonia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Mihkel Aksalu07/11/198432SJK - 5000
-Mait Toom07/05/199027Flora - 0000
-Marko Meerits26/04/199225VPS - 0000
Defenders
-Ragnar Klavan30/10/198531Liverpool*5000
-Dmitri Kruglov24/05/198433FCI - 3000
-Ken Kallaste31/08/198828Korona - 3000
-Nikita Baranov19/08/199224Kristiansund*5000
-Karl Mööl04/03/199225Kalju - 0000
-Artur Pikk05/03/199324BATE - 1000
-Karol Mets16/05/199324Viking*5000
-Madis Vihmann05/10/199521Flora - 0000
Midfielders
-Aleksandr Dmitrijev18/02/198235FCI*3000
-Konstantin Vassiljev16/08/198432Jagiellonia*5100
-Taijo Teniste31/01/198829Sogndal - 5000
-Siim Luts12/03/198928Bohemians 1905 - 4000
-Artjom Dmitrijev14/11/198828Kalju - 0000
-Henrik Ojamaa20/05/199126Dundee - 3000
-Janar Toomet10/08/198927Kalju - 1000
-Brent Lepistu26/03/199324Flora - 1000
-Mattias Käit29/06/199818Fulham - 2200
Forwards
-Ats Purje03/08/198531KuPS - 1000
-Sergei Zenjov20/04/198928Gabala - 4000
-Henri Anier17/12/199026Inverness - 4100
Coach
-Martin Reim14/05/197146 - 4000
Belgium - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Simon Mignolet06/08/198828Liverpool - 0000
-Koen Casteels25/06/199224Wolfsburg - 0000
-Thibaut Courtois11/05/199225Chelsea - 5000
Defenders
-Vincent Kompany10/04/198631Man. City - 0000
-Thomas Vermaelen14/11/198531Roma - 1000
-Laurent Ciman05/08/198531Montreal - 4000
-Toby Alderweireld02/03/198928Tottenham - 4100
-Jan Vertonghen24/04/198730Tottenham - 5000
Midfielders
-Kevin Mirallas05/10/198729Everton - 4000
-Axel Witsel12/01/198928Tianjin Quanjian*5100
-Marouane Fellaini22/11/198729Man. United*3000
-Radja Nainggolan04/05/198829Roma - 2000
-Kevin De Bruyne28/06/199125Man. City - 2000
-Thorgan Hazard29/03/199324Mönchengladbach - 0000
-Dries Mertens06/05/198730Napoli*4300
-Nacer Chadli02/08/198927West Brom - 2000
-Yannick Carrasco04/09/199323Atlético - 5200
-Leander Dendoncker15/04/199522Anderlecht - 1000
-Youri Tielemans07/05/199720Anderlecht - 1000
Forwards
-Christian Benteke03/12/199026Crystal Palace - 2300
-Romelu Lukaku13/05/199324Everton*4600
-Michy Batshuayi02/10/199323Chelsea - 2000
-Divock Origi18/04/199522Liverpool - 0000
Coach
-Roberto Martínez13/07/197343 - 5000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Martin Reim

Date of birth: 14 May 1971
Nationality: Estonian
Playing career: FC Tallinna Lõvid, SK Tallinna Sport, FC Norma Tallinn, FC Flora Tallinn (twice), Lelle SK, Kotkan TP, JK Tervis Pärnu, Viimsi JK
Coaching career: FC Flora Tallinn, Estonia U18, Estonia U21, Estonia U23, Estonia

• Reim was a defensive midfielder whose international career spanned 17 years after his debut for the newly-independent nation in June 1992 against Slovenia, a 1-1 draw. He won his 157th cap (a European record since surpassed by Latvia's Vitālijs Astafjevs) in June 2009, six months after ending club career.

• Took first steps in the game alongside goalkeeper Mart Poom. Began career in Soviet Estonia's top division aged 16, finishing top scorer in 1990 while playing for Norma.

• Spent bulk of his club career (a combined 16 years) in two stints at Flora, retiring with seven titles and three Estonian Cups to his name. He also reached the Finnish Cup final during his only overseas spell, 18 months at Kotkan.

• Returned to Flora as head coach in December 2009, having served as assistant to Janno Kivisild in the latter part of his playing career; won the Estonian title in 2010 and 2011. Lifted the Estonian Cup in 2012, but left a few months later and established a football academy in Tallinn.

• Has since coached Estonia at various levels – youth, U21s and U23s – with some success. Was named successor to Magnus Pehrsson as senior Estonia coach on 14 September 2016 in the wake of a 5-0 defeat away to Bosnia and Herzegovina in the first match of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

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Roberto Martínez

Date of birth: 13 July 1973
Nationality: Spanish
Playing career: Real Zaragoza, CF Balaguer, Wigan Athletic FC, Motherwell FC, Walsall FC, Swansea City AFC, Chester City FC
Coaching career: Swansea City AFC, Wigan Athletic FC, Everton FC, Belgium

• Born in Catalonia, Martínez started out with home-town club Balaguer before joining Zaragoza aged 16. The bulk of his three years there were spent in the youth and B teams, with a solitary appearance for the senior side before he returned to Balaguer in 1994, also running the club's football school.

• Moved to England and Wigan in 1995, forming the 'Three Amigos' with fellow Spaniards Jesús Seba and Isidro Díaz; spent six years with the club, helping them win the third division title in 1997 and the Football League trophy two years later.

• A year with both Motherwell and Walsall preceded a lengthier spell at Swansea between 2003 and 2006, Martínez aiding the club to promotion to League One. After a season with Chester, he returned to south Wales in 2007, initially as player-manager before quickly hanging up his boots.

• Guided Swansea to the League One championship in 2008 before leaving for Premier League Wigan the following year. Inspired an unlikely escape from relegation in 2011/12 and landed the Latics' first major trophy with victory against Manchester City FC in the FA Cup final 12 months later – although three days after that landmark triumph, Wigan were relegated.

• Martínez remained a man in demand and was appointed Everton manager in June 2013, steering the club to fifth place with their record Premier League points tally in his first term. Everton reached the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League round of 16 and both domestic cup semi-finals in the next campaign, but indifferent league form meant Martínez was dismissed in May 2016. Appointed Belgium coach three months later in the wake of Marc Wilmots' departure.

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeJohn Beaton (SCO)
  • Assistant refereesAlan Mulvanny (SCO) , Graeme Stewart (SCO)
  • Fourth officialBobby Madden (SCO)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerDavid McDowell (SVN)
  • Referee observerSándor Piller (HUN)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
John Beaton09/01/1982123

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
26/03/2013U17ELITEBelgiumCroatia1-1Sinj
25/08/2016UELPOKRC GenkNK Lokomotiva Zagreb2-0Genk

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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

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Estonia

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Belgium541022213
    Greece532010311
    Bosnia and Herzegovina531113510
    Cyprus5113384
    Estonia51135154
    Gibraltar50052220
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 5-0 Estonia
    1-0 Spahić 7, 2-0 Džeko 23 (P) , 3-0 Medunjanin 71, 4-0 Ibišević 83, 5-0 Spahić 90+2
    Aksalu, Pikk, Zenjov (71 Henri Anier), Vassiljev, Klavan, Antonov (86 Sappinen), Mets, Kallaste, Kams (46 Kruglov), Baranov, Teniste
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Estonia 4-0 Gibraltar
    1-0 Käit 47, 2-0 Vassiljev 52, 3-0 Käit 70, 4-0 Mošnikov 88
    Aksalu, Käit (80 Lepistu), Kruglov, Henri Anier, Zenjov (65 Ojamaa), Vassiljev (61 Mošnikov), Klavan, Luts, Mets, Baranov, Teniste
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Estonia 0-2 Greece
    0-1 Torosidis 2, 0-2 Stafylidis 60
    Aksalu, Dmitrijev (79 Mošnikov), Marin, Zenjov, Vassiljev, Klavan, Luts (69 Purje), Mets, Kallaste, Baranov, Teniste (31 Kams)
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Belgium 8-1 Estonia
    1-0 Meunier 8, 2-0 Mertens 16, 3-0 Hazard 25, 3-1 Henri Anier 29, 4-1 Carrasco 62, 5-1 Klavan 64 (og) , 6-1 Mertens 68, 7-1 R. Lukaku 83, 8-1 R. Lukaku 88
    Aksalu, Dmitrijev, Henri Anier (85 Ojamaa), Vassiljev, Klavan, Mošnikov (63 Kams), Luts (84 Marin), Mets, Kallaste, Baranov, Teniste
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Cyprus 0-0 Estonia
    Aksalu, Kruglov, Dmitrijev, Käit, Zenjov (79 Toomet), Ojamaa (65 Luts), Vassiljev (91 Henri Anier), Klavan, Mets, Baranov, Teniste
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Estonia-Belgium
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Greece-Estonia
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Estonia-Cyprus
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Gibraltar-Estonia
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Estonia-Bosnia and Herzegovina

Belgium

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Cyprus 0-3 Belgium
    0-1 R. Lukaku 13, 0-2 R. Lukaku 61, 0-3 Carrasco 81
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Witsel, De Bruyne, Fellaini (84 Nainggolan), R. Lukaku (73 Batshuayi), Hazard, Meunier, Carrasco
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Belgium 4-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    1-0 Spahić 26 (og) , 2-0 Hazard 29, 3-0 Alderweireld 60, 4-0 R. Lukaku 79
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Witsel, Carrasco, Fellaini, R. Lukaku (82 Benteke), Hazard (87 Mirallas), Mertens, Meunier, J. Lukaku (21 Ciman)
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Gibraltar 0-6 Belgium
    0-1 Benteke 1, 0-2 Witsel 19, 0-3 Benteke 43, 0-4 Mertens 51, 0-5 Benteke 56, 0-6 Hazard 79
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Witsel, Carrasco (53 Chadli), Hazard, Mertens (64 Mirallas), Meunier, Defour, Benteke (80 Batshuayi), Ciman
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Belgium 8-1 Estonia
    1-0 Meunier 8, 2-0 Mertens 16, 3-0 Hazard 25, 3-1 Henri Anier 29, 4-1 Carrasco 62, 5-1 Klavan 64 (og) , 6-1 Mertens 68, 7-1 R. Lukaku 83, 8-1 R. Lukaku 88
    Courtois, Dendoncker, Vertonghen, Witsel (88 Simons), De Bruyne, R. Lukaku, Hazard (73 Mirallas), Mertens (79 Tielemans), Meunier, Carrasco, Ciman
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Belgium 1-1 Greece
    0-1 Mitroglou 46, 1-1 R. Lukaku 89
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Nainggolan, Vertonghen, Witsel, Fellaini (66 Dembélé), R. Lukaku, Carrasco, Mertens, Chadli, Ciman (84 Mirallas)
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Estonia-Belgium
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Belgium-Gibraltar
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Greece-Belgium
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina-Belgium
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Belgium-Cyprus

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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.