European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Hungary||Groupama Aréna - BudapestThursday 31 August 2017|
20.45CET (20.45 local time) Group B - Matchday 7
|10/10/2016||QR (GS)||Latvia - Hungary||0-2||Riga||Gyurcsó 10, Szalai 77|
|10/09/2003||PR (GS)||Latvia - Hungary||3-1||Riga||Verpakovskis 38, 51, Rimkus 43; Lisztes 53|
|07/06/2003||PR (GS)||Hungary - Latvia||3-1||Budapest||Szabics 51, 58, Gera 87; Verpakovskis 38|
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|-||Richárd Guzmics||16/04/1987||30||Yanbian Funde||-||4||0||0||0|
|-||Tamás Kádár||14/03/1990||27||Dynamo Kyiv||*||4||0||0||0|
|-||Mihály Korhut||01/12/1988||28||H. Beer-Sheva||*||3||0||0||0|
|-||Barnabás Bese||06/05/1994||23||Le Havre||*||4||0||0||0|
|-||Zoltán Stieber||16/10/1988||28||DC United||-||4||0||0||0|
|-||Dávid Márkvárt||20/09/1994||22||Puskás Akadémia||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Balázs Dzsudzsák||23/12/1986||30||Al Wahda||*||6||0||0||0|
|-||Aleksandrs Solovjovs||25/02/1988||29||Rīgas FS||-||2||0||0||0|
|-||Kaspars Dubra||20/12/1990||26||Rīgas FS||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Aleksejs Višņakovs||03/02/1984||33||Rīgas FS||-||5||0||0||0|
|-||Daniils Ulimbaševs||12/03/1992||25||Spartaks Jūrmala||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Roberts Savaļnieks||04/02/1993||24||Rīgas FS||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Edgars Vardanjans||09/05/1993||24||Spartaks Jūrmala||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Jevgeņijs Kazačoks||12/08/1995||22||Spartaks Jūrmala||-||1||0||0||0|
Last updated 31/08/2017 12:43CET
Date of birth: 25 January 1963
Playing career: VfL Bochum 1848, Borussia Dortmund
Coaching career: VfB Stuttgart (assistant), Hertha BSC Berlin (assistant), VfL Wolfsburg (assistant), FK Partizan (assistant), Borussia Dortmund (assistant), FC Almaty, Kazakhstan Under-21s, Kazakhstan, Olympiacos FC (youth), Hungary Under-20s, Hungary
• Made his Bundesliga debut for Bochum at the age of 19 and spent two seasons at the club before joining local rivals Dortmund in 1983. A regular in the Dortmund defence for the next six seasons, he helped the club to victory in the German Cup in his final campaign, 1988/89; ended his playing career with eight goals in 171 Bundesliga appearances.
• Joined forces with leading German coach Jürgen Röber and acted as his assistant at Stuttgart, Hertha, Wolfsburg, Partizan and Dortmund. Moved abroad midway through 2008 to take charge of Kazakh top-flight club Almaty; was also appointed simultaneously as the Kazakhstan U21 coach.
• Named the Kazakhstan senior team's interim coach following the dismissal of Dutchman Arno Pijpers in autumn 2008. His first game in charge was a 5-1 defeat by England at Wembley in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier, but he was subsequently installed as the permanent head coach.
• However, Storck was sacked in October 2010 after presiding over four losses at the start of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying and resurfaced at Olympiacos' youth team, taking charge for the inaugural UEFA Youth League group stage in 2013/14.
• In July 2015 he took charge of Hungary, having led the national side at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand the previous month, and promptly ended their 44-year absence from the UEFA European Championship thanks to a play-off defeat of Norway. Took them into the last 16 at the finals in France, where they were comfortably beaten by Belgium.
Date of birth: 26 July 1955
Playing career: RPI Madona, FK Daugava Rīga (twice), FC Dinamo Moskva
Coaching career: FK Daugava Rīga (assistant), Latvia Under-21s, Skonto FC (twice), Latvia (three times), FC Spartak Moskva, Bakı FK
• A prolific goalscorer, Starkovs found the net over 100 times in the former Soviet league for Daugava Rīga and was voted Latvia's Golden Player of the past 50 years to celebrate UEFA's jubilee in 2004.
• After a spell as an assistant at Daugava, he led Skonto, where he won the Latvian title in all of his 12 seasons in charge (1993–2004), extending the club's record sequence to 14 successive crowns.
• Coached Latvia and Skonto in tandem from 2001, unexpectedly leading the national team to UEFA EURO 2004. Joined Spartak Moskva after the finals and guided them to the runners-up spot in the Russian league in 2005.
• Coached Latvia again from 2007 to 2013, during which time he won another title in a second spell as Skonto coach (2009 to 2011) and steered Bakı in Azerbaijan (2011 to 2012). Embarked on a third term as Latvia boss in April 2017, having spent the intervening years working for the Latvian Football Federation (LFF) and coaching in Skonto's youth ranks.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA matches|
|08/11/2012||UEL||GS||FC Basel 1893||Videoton FC||1-0||Basel|
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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 11:19CET