European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Scotland||Hampden Park - GlasgowSaturday 10 June 2017|
18.00CET (17.00 local time) Group F - Matchday 6
|11/11/2016||QR (GS)||England - Scotland||3-0||London||Sturridge 23, Lallana 50, Cahill 61|
|17/11/1999||PO||England - Scotland||0-1|
|13/11/1999||PO||Scotland - England||0-2||Glasgow||Scholes 21, 42|
|15/06/1996||GS-FT||Scotland - England||0-2||London||Shearer 53, Gascoigne 79|
|24/02/1968||PR (GS)||Scotland - England||1-1||Glasgow||Hughes 39; Peters 19|
|15/04/1967||PR (GS)||England - Scotland||2-3||London||Charlton 84, Hurst 88; Law 27, Lennox 78, McCalliog 87|
|03/04/1954||QR (GS)||Scotland - England||2-4||Glasgow||Brown 7, Ormond 89; Broadis 14, Nicholls 52, Allen 68, Mullen 82|
|15/04/1950||QR (GS)||Scotland - England||0-1||Glasgow||Bentley 64|
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|-||Darren Fletcher||01/02/1984||33||West Brom||-||4||0||0||0|
|-||James Morrison||25/05/1986||31||West Brom||-||2||0||0||0|
|-||Robert Snodgrass||07/09/1987||29||West Ham||-||5||3||0||0|
|-||James McArthur||07/10/1987||29||Crystal Palace||*||3||1||0||0|
|-||Barry Bannan||01/12/1989||27||Sheff. Wednesday||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Chris Smalling||22/11/1989||27||Man. United||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Phil Jones||21/02/1992||25||Man. United||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Aaron Cresswell||15/12/1989||27||West Ham||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||John Stones||28/05/1994||23||Man. City||-||5||0||0||0|
|-||Jake Livermore||14/11/1989||27||West Brom||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Jesse Lingard||15/12/1992||24||Man. United||*||2||0||0||0|
|-||Raheem Sterling||08/12/1994||22||Man. City||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Marcus Rashford||31/10/1997||19||Man. United||*||3||0||0||0|
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Date of birth: 9 February 1957
Playing career: Dundee FC, Aberdeen FC, Manchester United FC, Leeds United AFC, Coventry City FC
Coaching career: Coventry City FC, Southampton FC, Celtic FC, Middlesbrough FC, Scotland
• An energetic and talented midfielder, Strachan was capped 50 times by Scotland and helped Aberdeen FC lift the European Cup Winners' Cup under Sir Alex Ferguson. Began in management while still a player at Coventry in November 1996 before ending his on-field career aged 40 to concentrate on coaching, keeping the club in the Premier League until 2001.
• Although sacked early the following season, he was swiftly appointed by Southampton – whom he guided to eighth place in the English top flight in 2002/03 and the 2003 FA Cup final. Strachan stepped down in March 2004 to concentrate on media work.
• Installed as Martin O'Neill's successor at Celtic in summer 2005, Strachan proceeded to win the Scottish Premier League in record time and also lifted the Scottish League Cup in his first campaign. In 2006/07, Celtic triumphed in both league and Scottish Cup, and got past the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time, falling in extra time to eventual winners AC Milan in the last 16.
• Steered the Bhoys to the round of 16 again in 2007/08, this time succumbing to FC Barcelona, and a tremendous late surge took Celtic past Rangers FC to retain the Scottish championship. Stepped down at Celtic in 2009 after failing to defend the league crown.
• After an unsuccessful year with Middlesbrough, was appointed national coach in January 2013, helping reinvigorate a Scotland team that went on to win home and away against Croatia in their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying pool, despite failing to make the cut for Brazil; Scotland also missed out on UEFA EURO 2016.
Date of birth: 3 September 1970
Playing career: Crystal Palace FC, Aston Villa FC, Middlesbrough FC
Coaching career: Middlesbrough FC, England Under-21s, England (caretaker)
• Came through the ranks at Palace, initially as a midfielder, becoming captain and leading the club to promotion to the Premier League in 1993/94.
• Moved on to Villa following relegation in 1995 and was converted into a centre-back, winning the League Cup in his first season and helping the team reach the 2000 FA Cup final.
• Won 57 caps for England, although best known for missing a crucial penalty against Germany in the EURO '96 semi-final at Wembley; also appeared at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2000.
• Left Villa for Middlesbrough in 2001 and became the first Boro captain to lift a trophy, skippering the side to victory against Sam Allardyce's Bolton Wanderers FC in the 2004 League Cup final; also helped Boro reach the UEFA Cup final in memorable fashion two years later.
• Defeat by Sevilla FC in Eindhoven proved Southgate's last game as he moved into the Middlesbrough dug-out to succeed Steve McClaren following the latter's departure for England; kept them in the Premier League until 2009, when they were relegated with Southgate dismissed that October. Joined the Football Association in 2011, initially as head of elite development before taking over as Under-21 coach two years later; appointed caretaker manager of the national side in September 2016 following Allardyce's departure.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA matches|
|26/02/2009||UEL||R32||Tottenham Hotspur FC||FC Shakhtar Donetsk||1-1||London|
|08/12/2010||UCL||GS||Arsenal FC||FK Partizan||3-1||London|
|24/02/2011||UEL||R32||Sporting Clube de Portugal||Rangers FC||2-2||Lisbon|
|18/08/2011||UEL||PO||Heart of Midlothian FC||Tottenham Hotspur FC||0-5||Edinburgh|
|27/09/2011||UCL||GS||Manchester United FC||FC Basel 1893||3-3||Manchester|
|01/11/2011||UCL||GS||Arsenal FC||Olympique de Marseille||0-0||London|
|27/03/2012||UCL||QF||SL Benfica||Chelsea FC||0-1||Lisbon|
|17/09/2013||UCL||GS||FC Viktoria Plzeň||Manchester City FC||0-3||Plzen|
|08/12/2016||UEL||GS||Southampton FC||Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC||1-1||Southampton|
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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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