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European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits

HungaryHungaryGroupama Aréna - BudapestThursday 31 August 2017
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group B - Matchday 7
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/10/2016QR (GS)Latvia - Hungary0-2
RigaGyurcsó 10, Szalai 77
UEFA EURO 2004
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/09/2003PR (GS)Latvia - Hungary3-1
RigaVerpakovskis 38, 51, Rimkus 43; Lisztes 53
07/06/2003PR (GS)Hungary - Latvia3-1
BudapestSzabics 51, 58, Gera 87; Verpakovskis 38
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Hungary11002101----6501136
Latvia21011001----6105613

Last updated 05/07/2017 16:15CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Hungary - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Péter Gulácsi06/05/199027Leipzig - 6000
-Ádám Kovácsik04/04/199126Videoton - 0000
-Balázs Megyeri31/03/199027Fürth - 0000
Defenders
-Richárd Guzmics16/04/198730Yanbian Funde - 4000
-Ádám Pintér12/06/198829Fürth - 1000
-Tamás Kádár14/03/199027Dynamo Kyiv*4000
-Mihály Korhut01/12/198828H. Beer-Sheva*3000
-Barnabás Bese06/05/199423Le Havre*4000
-Attila Fiola17/02/199027Videoton*2000
-Szilveszter Hangya02/01/199423Vasas - 0000
Midfielders
-Zoltán Stieber16/10/198828DC United - 4000
-Máté Pátkai06/03/198829Videoton - 0000
-Dániel Nagy15/03/199126Újpest - 0000
-Ákos Elek21/07/198829Kairat - 1000
-Gergő Lovrencsics01/09/198828Ferencváros - 1000
-Dávid Márkvárt20/09/199422Puskás Akadémia - 0000
-Ádám Nagy17/06/199522Bologna - 6000
Forwards
-Balázs Dzsudzsák23/12/198630Al Wahda*6000
-Tamás Priskin27/09/198630Ferencváros - 1000
-Ádám Szalai09/12/198729Hoffenheim - 5400
-Roland Varga23/01/199027Ferencváros - 0000
-Márton Eppel20/11/199125Honvéd - 1000
-Dániel Böde24/10/198630Ferencváros - 1000
Coach
-Bernd Storck25/01/196354 - 6000
Latvia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Andris Vaņins30/04/198037Zürich - 6000
-Pāvels Šteinbors21/09/198531Arka - 0000
-Kaspars Ikstens05/06/198829Jelgava - 0000
Defenders
-Kaspars Gorkšs06/11/198135Riga*6000
-Aleksandrs Solovjovs25/02/198829Rīgas FS - 2000
-Gints Freimanis09/05/198532Jelgava*2000
-Vitālijs Maksimenko08/12/199026Nieciecza - 5000
-Kaspars Dubra20/12/199026Rīgas FS - 0000
-Ņikita Koļesovs25/09/199620Ventspils - 1000
Midfielders
-Aleksejs Višņakovs03/02/198433Rīgas FS - 5000
-Igors Tarasovs16/10/198828Śląsk - 2000
-Daniils Ulimbaševs12/03/199225Spartaks Jūrmala - 0000
-Roberts Savaļnieks04/02/199324Rīgas FS - 0000
-Edgars Vardanjans09/05/199324Spartaks Jūrmala - 1000
-Jevgeņijs Kazačoks12/08/199522Spartaks Jūrmala - 1000
-Eduards Tīdenbergs18/12/199422Ventspils - 0000
-Dāvis Indrāns06/06/199522METTA - 1000
Forwards
-Deniss Rakels20/08/199225Lech - 2000
-Valērijs Šabala12/10/199422Podbeskidzie - 5100
-Dāvis Ikaunieks 07/01/199423Jihlava*6000
-Vladislavs Gutkovskis02/04/199522Nieciecza - 3000
Coach
-Aleksandrs Starkovs26/07/195562 - 1000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Bernd Storck

Date of birth: 25 January 1963
Nationality: German
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.

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Aleksandrs Starkovs

Date of birth: 26 July 1955
Nationality: Latvian
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.

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeYevhen Aranovskiy (UKR)
  • Assistant refereesOleksandr Voytyuk (UKR) , Serhiy Bekker (UKR)
  • Fourth officialAnatoliy Abdula (UKR)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerWilliam Campbell (NIR)
  • Referee observerJari Maisonlahti (FIN)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Yevhen Aranovskiy13/10/1976337

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
15/10/2013WCQRLatviaSlovakia2-2Riga

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
08/11/2012UELGSFC Basel 1893Videoton FC1-0Basel
15/10/2013WCQRLatviaSlovakia2-2Riga

Last updated 29/08/2017 11:28CET

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

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Hungary

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group B - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Switzerland660012318
    Portugal650122315
    Hungary6213877
    Faroe Islands61232105
    Andorra61142134
    Latvia61052123
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Faroe Islands 0-0 Hungary
    Gulácsi, Lang, Kádár, Fiola, Elek, Dzsudzsák, A. Nagy, Németh (70 Nikolić), Kleinheisler (80 Stieber), Priskin (27 Szalai), Guzmics
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Hungary 2-3 Switzerland
    0-1 Seferović 51, 1-1 Szalai 53, 1-2 Rodríguez 67, 2-2 Szalai 71, 2-3 Stocker 89
    Gulácsi, Lang, Kádár, Fiola, Dzsudzsák, A. Nagy, Szalai (87 Nikolić), Gera, Kleinheisler (76 Németh), Stieber, Guzmics
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Latvia 0-2 Hungary
    0-1 Gyurcsó 10, 0-2 Szalai 77
    Gulácsi, Korhut, Kádár, Dzsudzsák, A. Nagy, Szalai, Gera (83 Vida), Gyurcsó, Bese, Nikolić (46 Kleinheisler ), Guzmics
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Hungary 4-0 Andorra
    1-0 Gera 34, 2-0 Lang 43, 3-0 Gyurcsó 73, 4-0 Szalai 88
    Gulácsi, Lang, Korhut, Dzsudzsák, A. Nagy, Szalai, Gera (84 Böde), Kleinheisler (74 Stieber), Gyurcsó (81 Németh), Guzmics, Bese
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Portugal 3-0 Hungary
    1-0 André Silva 32, 2-0 Ronaldo 36, 3-0 Ronaldo 65
    Gulácsi, Lang (46 Lovrencsics), Korhut, Kádár, Dzsudzsák, A. Nagy, Szalai, Gera (85 Pintér), Gyurcsó (69 Kalmár), Paulo Vinícius, Bese
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Andorra 1-0 Hungary
    1-0 Rebés 26
    Gulácsi, Lang (56 Balogh), Paulo Vinícius, Dzsudzsák, A. Nagy, Eppel, Kleinheisler , Gyurcsó (71 Sallai), Stieber (21 D. Nagy), Bese, Be. Tóth
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Hungary-Latvia
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Hungary-Portugal
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Switzerland-Hungary
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Hungary-Faroe Islands

Latvia

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Andorra 0-1 Latvia
    0-1 Šabala 48
    Vaņins, Maksimenko, Gabovs, A. Višņakovs, Lazdiņš (46 Laizāns), Šabala, Gorkšs, Ikaunieks, D. Ikaunieks (63 Torres), Zjuzins (74 Karašausks), Jagodinskis
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Latvia 0-2 Faroe Islands
    0-1 Nattestad 19, 0-2 Edmundsson 70
    Vaņins, Maksimenko, Laizāns, Gabovs, A. Višņakovs, Šabala, Gorkšs, Lukjanovs (76 D. Ikaunieks), Jagodinskis, Kļuškins (72 Zjuzins), Gutkovskis (64 Karlsons)
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Latvia 0-2 Hungary
    0-1 Gyurcsó 10, 0-2 Szalai 77
    Vaņins, Maksimenko, Laizāns (77 Karašausks), Gabovs, A. Višņakovs (57 Zjuzins), D. Ikaunieks, Šabala, Gorkšs, Tarasovs, Jagodinskis, Kļuškins (68 Ikaunieks)
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Portugal 4-1 Latvia
    1-0 Ronaldo 28 (P) , 1-1 Zjuzins 67, 2-1 William Carvalho 70, 3-1 Ronaldo 85, 4-1 Bruno Alves 90+2
    Vaņins, Maksimenko, Freimanis, Laizāns, Gabovs, D. Ikaunieks (59 Zjuzins), Gorkšs, Rudņevs (87 Gutkovskis), Tarasovs, Jagodinskis, Kļuškins (79 A. Višņakovs)
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Switzerland 1-0 Latvia
    1-0 Drmic 66
    Vaņins, Freimanis, Laizāns, A. Višņakovs (56 Gabovs), Lazdiņš (77 Gutkovskis), D. Ikaunieks (69 Rakels), Šabala, Solovjovs, Gorkšs, Jagodinskis, Kļuškins
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Latvia 0-3 Portugal
    0-1 Ronaldo 41, 0-2 Ronaldo 63, 0-3 André Silva 67
    Vaņins, Maksimenko, Laizāns, D. Ikaunieks (68 Rakels), Šabala, Solovjovs, Gorkšs, Kazačoks (72 Vardanjans), Koļesovs, Jagodinskis, Kļuškins (62 Indrāns)
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Hungary-Latvia
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Latvia-Switzerland
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Faroe Islands-Latvia
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Latvia-Andorra

Last updated 17/08/2017 11:19CET

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.