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European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits

SerbiaSerbiaStadion Rajko Mitić - BelgradeSunday 11 June 2017
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Group D - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
12/11/2016QR (GS)Wales - Serbia1-1CardiffBale 30; A. Mitrović 86
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/09/2013QR (GS)Wales - Serbia0-3
CardiffF. Djordjević 8, Kolarov 39, Marković 55
11/09/2012QR (GS)Serbia - Wales6-1
Novi SadKolarov 16, Z. Tošić 24, Djuričić 39, Tadić 55, Ivanović 80, Sulejmani 90; Bale 31
UEFA EURO 2004
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/10/2003PR (GS)Wales - Serbia and Montenegro2-3
CardiffHartson 25 (P), Earnshaw 90+2; Vukić 4, Milošević 82, Ljuboja 87
20/08/2003PR (GS)Serbia and Montenegro - Wales1-0
BelgradeMladenović 73
1984 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
14/12/1983PR (GS)Wales - Yugoslavia1-1CardiffJames 54; Baždarević 81
15/12/1982PR (GS)Yugoslavia - Wales4-4PodgoricaCvetković 14, Živković 17, Kranjčar 37, Ješić 66; Flynn 6, Rush 39, Jones 70, James 80
1976 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
22/05/1976QFWales - Yugoslavia1-1
agg: 1-3
CardiffEvans 38; Katalinski 19
24/04/1976QFYugoslavia - Wales2-0
ZagrebVukotić 1, Popivoda 55
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Serbia321042202110128403214
Wales402230122011120481432

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Squad list Only this chapter

Serbia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Vladimir Stojković28/07/198333Nottm Forest*4000
-Predrag Rajković31/10/199521M. Tel-Aviv - 1000
-Aleksandar Jovanović06/12/199224AGF - 0000
Defenders
-Branislav Ivanović22/02/198433Zenit - 5100
-Antonio Rukavina26/01/198433Villarreal - 5000
-Aleksandar Kolarov10/11/198531Man. City - 3000
-Jagoš Vuković10/06/198829Konyaspor*3000
-Ivan Obradović25/07/198828Anderlecht - 2000
-Matija Nastasić28/03/199324Schalke - 4000
-Uroš Spajić13/02/199324Anderlecht - 0000
-Miloš Kosanović28/05/199027Standard Liège - 0000
-Stefan Mitrović22/05/199027Gent*2000
Midfielders
-Zoran Tošić28/04/198730CSKA Moskva - 1000
-Luka Milivojević07/04/199126Crystal Palace*5000
-Nemanja Gudelj16/11/199125Tianjin TEDA - 5000
-Nemanja Matić01/08/198828Chelsea - 2000
-Filip Kostić01/11/199224Hamburg - 5200
-Aleksandar Katai06/02/199126Alavés - 4000
-Mijat Gačinović08/02/199522Frankfurt - 1100
Forwards
-Aleksandar Prijovic21/04/199027PAOK - 0000
-Dušan Tadić20/11/198828Southampton*5400
-Andrija Pavlović16/11/199323København - 2000
-Aleksandar Mitrović16/09/199422Newcastle - 4400
Coach
-Slavoljub Muslin14/06/195363 - 5000
Wales - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Wayne Hennessey24/01/198730Crystal Palace - 5000
-Owain Fôn Williams17/03/198730Inverness - 0000
-Danny Ward22/06/199323Huddersfield - 0000
Defenders
-Chris Gunter21/07/198927Reading - 5000
-Jazz Richards12/04/199126Cardiff - 1000
-James Chester23/01/198928Aston Villa - 5000
-Joseph Walsh13/05/199225MK Dons - 0000
-Ashley Williams23/08/198432Everton*5000
-Ben Davies24/04/199324Tottenham*4000
-Gethin Jones13/10/199521Barnsley - 0000
-Thomas Lockyer03/12/199422Bristol Rovers - 0000
Midfielders
-David Edwards03/02/198631Wolves - 3000
-Joe Ledley23/01/198730Crystal Palace*5000
-Aaron Ramsey26/12/199026Arsenal*2000
-Joe Allen14/03/199027Stoke*4200
-Emyr Huws30/09/199323Ipswich - 3000
-Tom Lawrence13/01/199423Ipswich - 1000
-Lee Evans24/07/199422Wolves - 0000
-Daniel James10/11/199719Swansea - 0000
-Marley Watkins17/10/199026Barnsley - 0000
Forwards
-Sam Vokes21/10/198927Burnley - 5100
-Tom Bradshaw27/07/199224Barnsley - 0000
-Harry Wilson22/03/199720Liverpool - 0000
Coach
-Chris Coleman10/06/197047 - 5000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Slavoljub Muslin

Date of birth: 15 June 1953
Nationality: Serbian
Playing career: OFK Beograd, FK BASK, FK Rad, FK Crvena zvezda, LOSC Lille, Stade Brestois 29, SM Caen
Coaching career: Stade Brestois 29, Pau FC, FC Girondins de Bordeaux, RC Lens, Le Mans FC, Wydad Casablanca, FK Crvena zvezda (twice), PFC Levski Sofia, FC Metalurh Donetsk, KSC Lokeren OV (twice), FC Lokomotiv Moskva, FC Khimki, FC Dinamo Minsk, Anorthosis Famagusta FC, FC Krasnodar, FC Amkar Perm, R. Standard de Liège, Serbia

• Born and raised in Belgrade, Muslin played for a number of smaller clubs in the city before arriving at Crvena zvezda in 1975; was a defensive stalwart for 'Red Star' for six years, winning three Yugoslavian titles and reaching the 1978/79 UEFA Cup final, where his side lost to Borussia Mönchengladbach.

• Spent the latter years of his playing career in France, and started out as a coach there; helped to nurture the careers of David Ginola (Brest), Zinédine Zidane, Bixente Lizarazu and Christophe Dugarry (all Bordeaux).

• Won three domestic titles and a national cup in two spells as Crvena zvezda boss in the early 2000s; also coached clubs in Morocco, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia, Belgium, Belarus and Cyprus.

• Hired as Serbia coach in May 2016 to replace Radovan Ćurčić; agreed contract for the duration of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying, with the option of an extension if he takes his side to the finals.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2360925.html#slavoljub+muslin

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Chris Coleman

Date of birth: 10 June 1970
Nationality: Welsh
Playing career: Manchester City FC, Swansea City AFC, Crystal Palace FC, Blackburn Rovers FC, Fulham FC
Coaching career: Fulham FC, Real Sociedad de Fútbol, Coventry City FC, Larissa FC, Wales

• A solid defender, Coleman came through the youth ranks at Manchester City but started his career in earnest with home-town team Swansea, where he won Welsh Cups in 1989 and 1991.

• Picked up the first of 32 caps for Wales while at Crystal Palace, where he occasionally served as a makeshift striker, before joining then reigning English champions Blackburn in 1995 for an injury-ravaged two-year stay.

• A broken leg sustained in a car crash in 2001 when Coleman was playing for Fulham effectively ended his playing days, but he was brought on to the club's coaching staff, taking the top job after a successful stint as caretaker in 2003.

• After leaving Fulham in 2007, Coleman headed abroad to manage first Real Sociedad and then Larissa either side of a spell at Coventry.

• Hired as Wales manager in January 2012 following the death of former team-mate Gary Speed, Coleman signed a two-year extension in November 2013, and was rewarded by guiding the side to UEFA EURO 2016 – their first major tournament since 1958. Even better was to come in France, as Wales upset the odds by reaching the semi-finals, their best-ever performance in a major finals.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2042555.html#chris+coleman

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeManuel De Sousa (POR)
  • Assistant refereesRicardo Santos (POR) , Nuno Pereira (POR)
  • Fourth officialFabio Verissimo (POR)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerPierino L.G. Lardi (SUI)
  • Referee observerJozef Marko (SVK)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Manuel De Sousa18/06/1975464

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
09/09/2009WCQRWalesRussia1-3Cardiff

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
18/05/2006U19ELITESerbiaNorthern Ireland1-4Ronse
20/05/2006U19ELITEBelgiumSerbia1-1Ronse
19/11/2006U17QRAndorraSerbia0-4Corradino
22/11/2006U17QRSerbiaItaly0-0Hamrun
02/08/2007UEL1QRKS BesaFK Bežanija0-0Tirana
07/09/2007U21QRFranceWales1-0Grenoble
09/09/2009WCQRWalesRussia1-3Cardiff
29/07/2010UEL3QRFK Crvena zvezdaŠK Slovan Bratislava1-2Belgrade
03/08/2011UCL3QRFK PartizanKRC Genk1-1Belgrade

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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

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2400492.html#competition+facts

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Serbia

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group D - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Serbia532012611
    Republic of Ireland53207311
    Wales5140847
    Austria5212877
    Georgia5023482
    Moldova50142131
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Serbia 2-2 Republic of Ireland
    0-1 Hendrick 3, 1-1 Kostić 62, 2-1 Tadić 69 (P) , 2-2 Murphy 81
    Rajković, Rukavina, Gudelj, Nastasić, Ivanović, A. Mitrović (59 Pavlović), Tadić, Mladenović (76 D. Tošić), Milivojević, Kostić (82 Katai), Vuković
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    Moldova 0-3 Serbia
    0-1 Kostić 19, 0-2 Ivanović 37, 0-3 Tadić 59
    Stojković, Rukavina, Gudelj, Nastasić, Ivanović, Tadić, Kolarov, Milivojević, Kostić (69 Z. Tošić), Pavlović (46 Katai), Vuković (69 S. Mitrović)
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
    Serbia 3-2 Austria
    1-0 A. Mitrović 6, 1-1 Sabitzer 16, 2-1 A. Mitrović 23, 2-2 Janko 62, 3-2 Tadić 74
    Stojković, Rukavina (89 Maksimović), Nastasić, Ivanović, A. Mitrović (77 Gudelj), Tadić, Kolarov, S. Mitrović, Fejsa, Milivojević, Kostić (65 Katai)
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
    Wales 1-1 Serbia
    1-0 Bale 30, 1-1 A. Mitrović 86
    Stojković, Rukavina, Nastasić, Ivanović, A. Mitrović (88 Gudelj), Tadić, Milivojević, Kostić (70 Katai), Maksimović, Matić, Obradović
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
    Georgia 1-3 Serbia
    1-0 Katcharava 6, 1-1 Tadić 45 (P) , 1-2 A. Mitrović 64, 1-3 Gačinović 86
    Stojković, Rukavina, Ivanović, A. Mitrović (71 Gudelj), Tadić, Kolarov, Milivojević, Kostić (81 Gačinović), Maksimović, Matić, Obradović (47 Vuković)
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
    Serbia-Wales
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
    Serbia-Moldova
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
    Republic of Ireland-Serbia
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
    Austria-Serbia
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)
    Serbia-Georgia

Wales

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Wales 4-0 Moldova
    1-0 Vokes 38, 2-0 Allen 44, 3-0 Bale 51, 4-0 Bale 90+5 (P)
    Hennessey, Gunter, N. Taylor, Davies, Chester, A. Williams (82 Collins), Allen, King, Bale, Ledley (67 Huws), Vokes (75 Robson-Kanu)
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    Austria 2-2 Wales
    0-1 Allen 22, 1-1 Arnautović 28, 1-2 Wimmer 45+1 (og) , 2-2 Arnautović 48
    Hennessey, Gunter, N. Taylor (91 Huws), Davies, Chester, A. Williams, Allen (56 Edwards), King, Bale, Ledley, Vokes (77 Robson-Kanu)
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
    Wales 1-1 Georgia
    1-0 Bale 10, 1-1 Okriashvili 57
    Hennessey, Gunter, N. Taylor (70 Cotterill), Davies, Chester, A. Williams, King (61 Robson-Kanu), Bale, Edwards, Ledley (73 Huws), Vokes
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
    Wales 1-1 Serbia
    1-0 Bale 30, 1-1 A. Mitrović 86
    Hennessey, Gunter, N. Taylor, Chester, A. Williams, Allen, Robson-Kanu (68 Lawrence), Ramsey, Bale, Ledley (84 Edwards), Vokes
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
    Republic of Ireland 0-0 Wales
    Hennessey, N. Taylor, Allen, Ledley (72 Richards), Chester, Robson-Kanu (46 Vokes), Bale, Gunter, Davies, A. Williams, Ramsey
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
    Serbia-Wales
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
    Wales-Austria
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
    Moldova-Wales
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
    Georgia-Wales
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)
    Wales-Republic of Ireland

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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.