European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Norway||Ullevaal Stadion - OsloSaturday 10 June 2017|
20.45CET (20.45 local time) Group C - Matchday 6
|11/11/2016||QR (GS)||Czech Republic - Norway||2-1||Prague||Krmenčik 11, Zmrhal 47; King 87|
|16/11/2005||PO||Czech Republic - Norway||1-0|
|12/11/2005||PO||Norway - Czech Republic||0-1||Oslo||Šmicer 31|
|06/09/1995||PR (GS)||Czech Republic - Norway||2-0||Prague||Skuhravý 6, Drulák 87|
|16/08/1995||PR (GS)||Norway - Czech Republic||1-1||Oslo||Berg 27; Suchopárek 80|
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|-||Per Egil Flo||18/01/1989||28||Slavia Praha||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Håvard Nordtveit||21/06/1990||26||West Ham||*||2||0||0||0|
|-||Mats Møller Daehli||02/03/1995||22||St Pauli||-||2||0||0||0|
|-||Jo Inge Berget||11/09/1990||26||Malmö||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Tomáš Koubek||26/08/1992||24||Sparta Praha||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Jiří Pavlenka||14/04/1992||25||Slavia Praha||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Theodor Gebre Selassie||24/12/1986||30||Bremen||-||2||1||0||0|
|-||Bořek Dočkal||30/09/1988||28||Henan Jianye FC||*||4||0||0||0|
|-||Petr Mareš||17/01/1991||26||Mladá Boleslav||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Jaromír Zmrhal||02/08/1993||23||Slavia Praha||-||3||1||0||0|
|-||Tomáš Souček||27/02/1995||22||Slavia Praha||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Milan Škoda||16/01/1986||31||Slavia Praha||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Tomáš Přikryl||04/07/1992||24||Mladá Boleslav||-||0||0||0||0|
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Date of birth: 16 July 1948
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.
Date of birth: 23 August 1956
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.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA matches|
No such matches refereed
|30/07/2013||UCL||3QR||Nõmme Kalju FC||FC Viktoria Plzeň||0-4||Tallinn|
|27/11/2014||UEL||GS||AC Sparta Praha||SSC Napoli||0-0||Prague|
|05/11/2015||UEL||GS||Rosenborg BK||SS Lazio||0-2||Trondheim|
|08/12/2016||UEL||GS||PAOK FC||FC Slovan Liberec||2-0||Salonika|
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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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