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NorwayNorwayUllevaal Stadion - OsloSaturday 10 June 2017
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group C - Matchday 6
Czech RepublicCzech Republic
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/11/2016QR (GS)Czech Republic - Norway2-1
PragueKrmenčik 11, Zmrhal 47; King 87
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
16/11/2005POCzech Republic - Norway1-0
agg: 2-0
PragueRosický 35
12/11/2005PONorway - Czech Republic0-1
OsloŠmicer 31
EURO '96
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/09/1995PR (GS)Czech Republic - Norway2-0
PragueSkuhravý 6, Drulák 87
16/08/1995PR (GS)Norway - Czech Republic1-1OsloBerg 27; Suchopárek 80
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
Czech Republic33002110----107211711

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Squad list Only this chapter

Norway - Squad list
Current season
-Rune Jarstein29/09/198432Hertha - 5000
-Ørjan Nyland10/09/199026Ingolstadt - 0000
-Mathias Dyngeland07/10/199521Sogndal - 0000
-Tore Reginiussen10/04/198631Rosenborg - 0000
-Per Egil Flo18/01/198928Slavia Praha - 0000
-Even Hovland14/02/198928Nürnberg - 5000
-Gustav Valsvik26/05/199324Braunschweig - 1000
-Jonas Svensson06/03/199324AZ*3000
-Birger Meling17/12/199422Rosenborg - 0000
-Haitam Aleesami31/07/199125Palermo - 4000
-Tarik Elyounoussi23/02/198829Olympiacos - 2000
-Håvard Nordtveit21/06/199026West Ham*2000
-Stefan Johansen08/01/199126Fulham - 4000
-Fredrik Midtsjø11/08/199323Rosenborg - 0000
-Mats Møller Daehli02/03/199522St Pauli - 2000
-Anders Trondsen30/03/199522Sarpsborg - 0000
-Sander Berge14/02/199819Genk - 1000
-Jo Inge Berget11/09/199026Malmö - 3000
-Alexander Søderlund03/08/198729St-Étienne - 1000
-Ohi Kwoeme10/01/199423Stabæk - 0000
-Mohamed Elyounoussi04/08/199422Basel - 1000
-Bjorn Johnsen06/11/199125Hearts - 0000
-Lars Lagerbäck16/07/194868 - 1000
Czech Republic - Squad list
Current season
-Tomáš Vaclík29/03/198928Basel - 5000
-Tomáš Koubek26/08/199224Sparta Praha - 0000
-Jiří Pavlenka14/04/199225Slavia Praha - 0000
-Tomáš Sivok15/09/198333Bursaspor - 4000
-Marek Suchý29/03/198829Basel - 2000
-Theodor Gebre Selassie24/12/198630Bremen - 2100
-Ondřej Čelůstka18/06/198927Antalyaspor - 0000
-Pavel Kadeřábek25/04/199225Hoffenheim*3000
-Tomáš Kalas15/05/199324Fulham - 0000
-Jakub Brabec06/08/199224Genk - 3000
-Bořek Dočkal30/09/198828Henan Jianye FC*4000
-Petr Mareš17/01/199126Mladá Boleslav - 0000
-Jaromír Zmrhal02/08/199323Slavia Praha - 3100
-Tomáš Hořava29/05/198829Plzeň - 3000
-Ladislav Krejčí05/07/199224Bologna - 5000
-Jan Kopic04/06/199027Plzeň - 1000
-Vladimír Darida08/08/199026Hertha - 2200
-Tomáš Souček27/02/199522Slavia Praha - 0000
-Jakub Jankto19/01/199621Ascoli - 1000
-Milan Škoda16/01/198631Slavia Praha - 3000
-Tomáš Přikryl04/07/199224Mladá Boleslav - 0000
-Michael Krmenčik15/03/199324Plzeň - 2200
-Patrik Schick24/01/199621Sampdoria - 2000
-Karel Jarolím23/08/195660 - 5000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Lars Lagerbäck

Date of birth: 16 July 1948
Nationality: Swedish
Playing career: Alby FF, Gimonäs CK
Coaching career: Kilafors IF, Arbrå BK, Hudiksvalls ABK, Sweden (youth sides), Sweden, Nigeria, Iceland, Norway

• A lower-league player, Lagerbäck began his coaching career in 1977 with Kilafors, joining the Swedish Football Association (SvFF) as a youth coach after spells with two other modest club sides Arbrå and Hudiksvall. Coached the national Under-21 and B teams until Tommy Söderberg took him on as his assistant with the senior national squad in 1998.

• Söderberg and Lagerbäck managed Sweden in tandem from 2000, reaching UEFA EURO 2000, the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2004; following Söderberg's departure, Lagerbäck took the troops to the 2006 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2008 single-handed.

• Stepped down after failing to lead Sweden to the 2010 World Cup finals, but ended up travelling to that tournament as coach of Nigeria.

• Appointed Iceland boss in October 2011, he steered the side to the 2014 World Cup play-offs where they lost to Croatia. Agreed a new contract that would mean he handed over the reins to assistant Heimir Hallgrímsson at the end of the UEFA EURO 2016 campaign – and promptly guided Iceland to their first ever major tournament.

• Even better was to follow as Iceland knocked out England en route to reaching the quarter-finals, where they lost to France, and in February 2017 Lagerbäck came out of retirement to take over as coach of Norway.



Karel Jarolím

Date of birth: 23 August 1956
Nationality: Czech
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.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAndre Marriner (ENG)
  • Assistant refereesSimon Bennett (ENG) , Adam Nunn (ENG)
  • Fourth officialCraig Pawson (ENG)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerPhilippe Prudhon (FRA)
  • Referee observerStefan Messner (AUT)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Andre Marriner01/01/1971331

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
30/07/2013UCL3QRNõmme Kalju FCFC Viktoria Plzeň0-4Tallinn
27/11/2014UELGSAC Sparta PrahaSSC Napoli0-0Prague
05/11/2015UELGSRosenborg BKSS Lazio0-2Trondheim
08/12/2016UELGSPAOK FCFC Slovan Liberec2-0Salonika

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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 C - Group Standings
    Northern Ireland531110210
    Czech Republic5221848
    San Marino50051230
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Norway 0-3 Germany
    0-1 Müller 15, 0-2 Kimmich 45, 0-3 Müller 60
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Hovland, Tettey, Nordtveit, King (72 Sørloth), Johansen (67 Jenssen), Henriksen (61 Selnæs), Svensson, Veton Berisha, Diomande
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Azerbaijan 1-0 Norway
    1-0 Medvedev 11
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Hovland, Strandberg, King (61 Sørloth), Henriksen, Skjelbred (84 Johansen), Svensson, Selnæs, Diomande, Helland (71 Berget)
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Norway 4-1 San Marino
    1-0 D. Simoncini 12 (og) , 1-1 Stefanelli 54, 2-1 Diomande 77, 3-1 Samuelsen 82, 4-1 King 83
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Hovland, Strandberg, Tettey (67 Samuelsen), King, Henriksen (46 Diomande), Skjelbred, Svensson, Selnæs, Berget (73 Sørloth)
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Czech Republic 2-1 Norway
    1-0 Krmenčik 11, 2-0 Zmrhal 47, 2-1 King 87
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Hovland, Tettey, King, Johansen, Henriksen (61 Diomande), Elabdellaoui, Skjelbred (51 Daehli), Forren, Berget (71 T. Elyounoussi)
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    Northern Ireland 2-0 Norway
    1-0 Ward 2, 2-0 Washington 33
    Jarstein, Skjelvik, Hovland, Valsvik, Nordtveit, King, Johansen (75 Berge), Søderlund (63 Diomande), T. Elyounoussi (53 Daehli), Elabdellaoui, Elyounoussi
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Norway-Czech Republic
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    San Marino-Norway
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Norway-Northern Ireland

Czech Republic

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Czech Republic 0-0 Northern Ireland
    Vaclík, Kadeřábek, Kadlec, Darida, Skalák (77 Kopic), Pavelka, V. Kadlec (83 Vydra), Suchý, Krejčí, Škoda (68 Necid), Novák
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Germany 3-0 Czech Republic
    1-0 Müller 13, 2-0 Kroos 49, 3-0 Müller 65
    Vaclík, Kadeřábek, Sivok, Novák, Dočkal, Petržela (69 Skalák), Pavelka (63 Droppa), Suchý, Hořava, Krejčí, Vydra (76 V. Kadlec)
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Czech Republic 0-0 Azerbaijan
    Vaclík, Droppa, Gebre Selassie, Brabec, Sivok, Dočkal, Skalák (74 Zmrhal), V. Kadlec, Sýkora, Krejčí (64 Petržela), Schick (66 Škoda)
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Czech Republic 2-1 Norway
    1-0 Krmenčik 11, 2-0 Zmrhal 47, 2-1 King 87
    Vaclík, Kadeřábek, Droppa (81 Pavelka), Sivok, Zmrhal, Dočkal, Krmenčik (81 Schick), Brabec, Hořava, Krejčí (86 Skalák), Novák
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    San Marino 0-6 Czech Republic
    0-1 Barák 17, 0-2 Darida 19, 0-3 Barák 24, 0-4 Gebre Selassie 26, 0-5 Krmenčik 43, 0-6 Darida 77 (P)
    Vaclík, Gebre Selassie, Brabec, Sivok, Darida, Dočkal, Krmenčik (68 Škoda), Jankto (68 Zmrhal), Krejčí, Barák (76 Hořava), Novák
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Norway-Czech Republic
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Czech Republic-Germany
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Northern Ireland-Czech Republic
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    Azerbaijan-Czech Republic
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Czech Republic-San Marino

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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
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