European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|FYR Macedonia||Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski - SkopjeSunday 11 June 2017|
20.45CET (20.45 local time) Group G - Matchday 6
|12/11/2016||QR (GS)||Spain - FYR Macedonia||4-0||Granada||Velkoski 34 (og), Vitolo 63, Monreal 84, Aritz Aduriz 85|
|08/09/2015||QR (GS)||FYR Macedonia - Spain||0-1||Skopje||Pacovski 8 (og)|
|08/09/2014||QR (GS)||Spain - FYR Macedonia||5-1||Valencia||Ramos 16 (P), Paco Alcácer 17, Busquets 45+3, Silva 50, Pedro Rodríguez 90+1; Ibraimi 28 (P)|
|15/11/1995||PR (GS)||Spain - FYR Macedonia||3-0||Elche||Kiko 9, Manjarín 28, Caminero 78|
|12/10/1994||PR (GS)||FYR Macedonia - Spain||0-2||Skopje||Salinas 15, 24|
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|-||David Mitov Nilson||12/01/1991||26||Norrköping||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Daniel Mojsov||25/12/1987||29||AEK Larnaca||-||4||0||0||0|
|-||Ivan Tričkovski||18/04/1987||30||AEK Larnaca||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Jani Atanasov||31/10/1999||17||Akademija Pandev||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||David de Gea||07/11/1990||26||Man. United||-||5||0||0||0|
|-||Sergio Ramos||30/03/1986||31||Real Madrid||*||4||0||0||0|
|-||Dani Carvajal||11/01/1992||25||Real Madrid||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||David Silva||08/01/1986||31||Man. City||-||5||3||0||0|
|-||Marco Asensio||21/01/1996||21||Real Madrid||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Álvaro Morata||23/10/1992||24||Real Madrid||-||3||2||0||0|
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Date of birth: 2 June 1976
Playing career: FK Makedonija Gjorce Petrov, FK Pelister, NK Publikum, FK Cementarnica 55 (twice), FK Pobeda
Coaching career: FK Rabotnicki, FYR Macedonia (assistant), FYR Macedonia
• A former midfielder, Angelovski spent most of his playing career in his homeland, his highlight coming in 2002/03 when he lifted the Macedonian Cup with Cementarnica.
• After retiring in 2007, he served as sporting director at Rabotnicki for five years before becoming a surprise choice to replace Zhikica Tasevski as the club's head coach prior to 2013/14.
• Angelovski wasted no time showing his coaching potential by becoming the youngest coach to win the Macedonian championship, leading the Skopje-based side to a domestic double in his debut season – aged 38. He repeated his Macedonian Cup success with Rabotnicki the following year, and won consecutive awards for best domestic coach in 2014 and 2015.
• While continuing in his Rabotnicki job, he served as Ljubinko Drulović's assistant with FYR Macedonia from July to October 2015, while studying for his UEFA Pro licence.
• Angelovski took temporary charge of the national team in October 2015 and enjoyed a winning debut in a 4-1 friendly win against Montenegro in Skopje the following month. He was appointed coach on a permanent basis shortly afterwards.
Date of birth: 28 August 1966
Playing career: San Sebastián CF, Castilla CF, UD Las Palmas, Real Madrid CF, CD Logroñés, FC Barcelona, Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, Spain
Coaching career: Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, Real Madrid Castilla, Spain Under-19s, Spain Under-20s, Spain Under-21s, FC Porto, Spain
• Lopetegui's promising goalkeeping performances for Real Sociedad de Fútbol's youth sides led to a move to Real Madrid. The Basque native progressed into the senior squad, but, starved of opportunities, switched to Logroñes, where he made 107 Spanish top-flight appearances over three seasons.
• Those displays earned a move to Barcelona but again he found playing time limited, prompting a transfer to Rayo Vallecano, where he featured 112 times until retirement in 2002. He earned one senior international cap and was part of Spain's 1994 FIFA World Cup squad.
• Started his coaching career in 2003/04, at second division Rayo, but the experience was short-lived – he was dismissed after ten games. After five years away from the bench he returned to active duty in 2008/09, with Real Madrid Castilla, ending the campaign in sixth place.
• In 2010 Lopetegui joined the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and led the U19s to the European title two years later before reaching the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2013. He had assumed control of the U21s in August 2012 and guided the holders to the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, winning the title in Israel.
• On 6 May 2014, he returned to club duties with Porto but failed to win any silverware with the club and left his post in January 2016. Appointed Vicente del Bosque's successor as Spain coach in July that year.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA matches|
No such matches refereed
|23/02/2012||UEL||R32||Athletic Club||FC Lokomotiv Moskva||1-0||Bilbao|
|30/07/2015||UEL||3QR||FK Rabotnicki||Trabzonspor AŞ||1-0||Skopje|
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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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