European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Switzerland||Kybunpark St. Gallen - St GallenThursday 31 August 2017|
20.45CET (20.45 local time) Group B - Matchday 7
|10/10/2016||QR (GS)||Andorra - Switzerland||1-2||Andorra la Vella||Alex Martínez 90+1; Schär 19 (P), Mehmedi 77|
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|-||Edimilson Fernandes||15/04/1996||21||West Ham||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Ferran Pol||28/02/1983||34||FC Andorra||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Victor Silverio||15/04/1997||20||FC Santa Coloma||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Ildefons Lima||10/12/1979||37||FC Santa Coloma||*||5||0||0||0|
|-||Marc Garcia||21/03/1988||29||AEC Manlleu||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Jordi Rubio||01/11/1987||29||UE Santa Coloma||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||David Maneiro||16/02/1989||28||UE Santa Coloma||*||1||0||0||0|
|-||Marc Pujol||21/08/1982||35||FC Andorra||*||6||0||0||0|
|-||Gabriel Riera||05/06/1985||32||FC Santa Coloma||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Sergi Moreno||25/11/1987||29||FC Andorra||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Victor Moreira||05/10/1982||34||FC Andorra||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Marc Rebés||03/07/1994||23||FC Santa Coloma||-||3||1||0||0|
|-||Marc Ferré||11/01/1994||23||FC Andorra||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Victor Rodríguez||07/09/1987||29||FC Santa Coloma||*||3||0||0||0|
|-||Jordi Aláez||23/01/1998||19||FC Andorra||*||5||0||0||0|
|-||Ludovic Clemente||09/05/1986||31||FC Andorra||*||4||0||0||0|
|-||Sebastiàn Gómez||01/11/1983||33||FC Andorra||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Alex Martínez||10/10/1998||18||FC Andorra||-||4||1||0||0|
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Date of birth: 15 August 1963
Playing career: FK Sarajevo (twice), FK Rudar Ljubija, FC Koper, FC Chur 97 (twice), FC Sion, FC Martigny-Sports, AC Bellinzona (twice), FC Locarno
Coaching career: AC Bellinzona (twice), FC Malcantone Agno, AC Lugano, BSC Young Boys, Samsunspor, FC Sion, SS Lazio, Switzerland
• Started his career in midfield with Sarajevo, losing in the 1983 Yugoslavian Cup final but featuring twice as his team took the 1984/85 league title, the only major honour of his playing days. Moved to Switzerland in 1987, playing for second-tier Chur and then ascending to the top flight with Sion in 1988/89; returned to the second division to represent Martigny, Bellinzona and Locarno.
• Petković hung up his boots in 1999, aged 36, following a season as player-coach at Bellinzona. Then led Malcantone Agno to promotion from the third divison in 2002/03 before becoming the first coach of AC Lugano – successors to FC Lugano.
• Rejoined Bellinzona in October 2005, steering them to the 2007/08 Swiss Cup final, where they lost 4-1 to FC Basel 1893, but consolation came two weeks later as victory in a relegation/promotion play-off against FC St Gallen gave Bellinzona a Super League berth.
• Was appointed Young Boys coach in August 2008, guiding them to second-placed finishes in his first two campaigns in charge as well the 2008/09 Swiss Cup final. After short spells in charge of Turkey's Samsunspor and Sion back in Switzerland, was named Lazio coach in June 2012 and won the Coppa Italia in his first term in Italy, also helping the side to seventh position in the final standings.
• Left in January 2014 after being anointed Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld's successor, taking the reins after the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Promptly guided his charges to UEFA EURO 2016, where they lost to Poland in the last 16.
Date of birth: 4 September 1970
Playing career: Club Atlético de Madrid, CD Toledo, UD Salamanca, FC Andorra (twice), CF Balaguer
Coaching career: Andorra
• A reserve goalkeeper at Atlético, Koldo came through the club's youth ranks and lifted the Copa del Rey with the Spanish side in 1991/92.
• Leaving the capital in search of first-team football, Koldo played for Toledo before winning promotion to the Spanish second division with Salamanca in 1993/94.
• Signed for FC Andorra in the summer of 1994, dividing his time between playing for the club's first team and acting as a youth coach with the national Under-17, U19 and U21 sides.
• Capped 79 times by Andorra before his retirement following a 6-0 loss to England at Wembley in June 2009. Named his country's best player of the last 50 years by the Andorran Football Federation (FAF).
• Took over as coach of the national team in February 2010 after the departure of David Rodrigo, though his side finished bottom of their qualifying groups for UEFA EURO 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. That was again the case in the UEFA EURO 2016 preliminaries, although Andorra did score four goals – setting a new best mark for the competition.
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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
Last updated 17/08/2017 11:17CET