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CyprusCyprusGSP - NicosiaThursday 31 August 2017
20.45CET (21.45 local time)
Group H - Matchday 7
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/10/2016QR (GS)Bosnia and Herzegovina - Cyprus2-0
ZenicaDžeko 70, 81
2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
13/10/2015QR (GS)Cyprus - Bosnia and Herzegovina2-3
NicosiaCharalambides 32, Mytidis 41; Medunjanin 13, 44, Djurić 67
09/09/2014QR (GS)Bosnia and Herzegovina - Cyprus1-2
ZenicaIbišević 6; Christofi 45, 73
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Cyprus10012101----310246
Bosnia and Herzegovina21011100----320164

Last updated 05/07/2017 16:15CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Cyprus - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Antonis Giorgallides30/01/198235AEK Larnaca - 0000
-Kostas Panayi08/10/199422Omonia*6000
-Neofytos Michael16/12/199323Nea Salamis - 0000
Defenders
-Nektarios Alexandrou19/12/198333APOEL - 3000
-Giorgos Merkis30/07/198433APOEL - 2000
-Marios Antoniades14/05/199027AEK Larnaca - 0000
-Jason Demetriou18/11/198729Southend - 5000
-Margaça 17/07/198532Omonia - 1000
Midfielders
-Marios Nikolaou04/10/198333AEL - 1000
-Andreas Avraam06/06/198730AEL - 1000
-Vincent Laban09/09/198432AEK Larnaca - 4000
-Georgios Economides10/04/199027Anorthosis - 0000
-Kostakis Artymatas15/04/199324APOEL - 6000
-Charalambos Kyriakou09/02/199522Apollon*5000
-Vasilios Papafotis10/08/199522Doxa - 0000
-Fanos Katelaris26/08/199621Omonia - 0000
-Grigoris Kastanos30/01/199819Zulte Waregem*5000
-Antreas Makris27/11/199521APOEL - 5000
Forwards
-Costas Charalambides25/07/198136AEK Larnaca*5000
-Dimitris Christofi28/09/198828Omonia*5000
-Pieros Sotiriou13/01/199324København - 4200
-Nestor Mytidis01/06/199126AEK Larnaca*6000
-Marios Demetriou25/12/199224Alki - 0000
Coach
-Ran Ben Simon28/11/197046 - 0000
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Ibrahim Šehić02/09/198828Qarabağ - 0000
-Asmir Begović20/06/198730Bournemouth - 6000
-Kenan Pirić07/07/199423Zrinjski - 0000
Defenders
-Toni Šunjić15/12/198828Dinamo Moskva - 3000
-Ognjen Vranješ24/10/198927AEK - 4000
-Senad Lulić18/01/198631Lazio - 5000
-Dario Dumić30/01/199225Utrecht - 1000
-Ermin Bičakčić24/01/199027Hoffenheim*5100
-Ervin Zukanovic11/02/198730Genoa*5000
-Sead Kolašinac20/06/199324Arsenal - 5000
Midfielders
-Edin Cocalić05/12/198729Mechelen - 1000
-Miralem Pjanić02/04/199027Juventus*6100
-Anel Hadžić16/08/198928Videoton - 0000
-Mato Jajalo25/05/198829Palermo*3000
-Edin Višća17/02/199027İstanbul Başakşehir - 5100
-Danijel Milicevic05/01/198631Gent - 1000
-Gojko Cimirot19/12/199224PAOK - 2000
-Deni Milošević09/03/199522Konyaspor - 0000
Forwards
-Edin Džeko17/03/198631Roma - 5300
-Vedad Ibišević06/08/198433Hertha*6300
-Armin Hodžić17/11/199422Dinamo Zagreb - 1000
-Riad Bajić06/05/199423Udinese - 1000
Coach
-Mehmed Baždarević28/09/196056 - 5000

Last updated 31/08/2017 11:07CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Ran Ben Shimon

Date of birth: 28/11/1970
Nationality: Israeli
Playing career: Maccabi Petach-Tikva FC, Hapoel Haifa FC, Hapoel Petach-Tikva FC, Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv FC
Coaching career: Hapoel Haifa FC, Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC (twice), Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC, AEL Larnaca FC, Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC, Maccabi Petach-Tikva FC, Beitar Jerusalem FC, FC Ashdod, Cyprus

• Capped 34 times as a defender for Israel, Ben Shimon spent much of his career with home-town clubs Maccabi Petach-Tikva and Hapoel Petach-Tikva, but was perhaps in his prime during a six-year spell at Hapoel Haifa, during which he won the 1999/2000 Israeli championship.

• After hanging up his boots in 2003 following a stint at Bnei Yehuda, Ben Shimon was in charge of Maccabi Tel-Aviv's youth teams, taking his first senior jobs in the second tier with Hapoel Haifa and then Kiryat Shmona, whom he led to promotion in his first campaign at the helm.

• Briefly in the Maccabi Tel-Aviv hot seat in 2008, he guided Kiryat Shmona to another promotion after rejoining them in 2009, then masterminded their shock title success of 2011/12. He moved abroad for the first time in 2012 to coach AEK Larnaca, earning a third-placed finish in his sole season in command.

• Returning to Israel in 2013, he subsequently held the reins at Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Maccabi Petach-Tikva, Beitar Jerusalem and – in 2016/17 – Ashdod. Ben Shimon accepted the Cyprus post in July 2017, filling the void left by Christakis Christoforou's departure.

https://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2484124.html#ran+ben+shimon

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Mehmed Baždarević

Date of birth: 28 September 1960
Nationality: Bosnian
Playing career: FK Željezničar, FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, Nîmes Olympique, Étoile Carouge FC
Coaching career: FC Istres, Étoile du Sahel, Al-Wakrah SC (twice), Grenoble Foot 38, FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, MC Alger, Bosnia and Herzegovina

• Baždarević played in midfield for Sarajevo-based Željezničar, helping them reach the UEFA Cup semi-finals in 1984/85.

• Transferred to France for a lengthy spell with Sochaux, and was named as the best foreign player in Ligue 1 in 1988/89. Wound his career down with spells at Nîmes and Swiss side Étoile Carouge.

• Capped 54 times by Yugoslavia, he made two appearances for the independent Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

• Achieved a coaching coup by leading Istres to promotion to the top division in France, with further spells at Grenoble and Sochaux between assignments in Tunisia, Qatar and Algeria.

• Hired to replace Safet Sušić as Bosnia and Herzegovina coach in December 2014 with the Dragons having taken two points from their first four UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers. Stayed on for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers despite the play-off loss to the Republic of Ireland.

https://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2196745.html#mehmed+bazdarevic

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAndre Marriner (ENG)
  • Assistant refereesLee Betts (ENG) , Simon Bennett (ENG)
  • Fourth officialCraig Pawson (ENG)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerCrawford Wilson (NIR)
  • Referee observerGaetano De Gabriele (MLT)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Andre Marriner01/01/1971434

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

No such matches refereed

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
15/07/2010UEL2QRAnorthosis Famagusta FCHNK Šibenik0-2Larnaca
01/12/2011UELGSAEK Larnaca FCMaccabi Haifa FC2-1Nicosia
29/08/2013UELPOAPOEL FCSV Zulte Waregem1-2Nicosia
04/08/2016UEL3QRApollon Limassol FCGrasshopper Club Zürich3-3Nicosia

Last updated 29/08/2017 11:29CET

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

Cyprus

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Belgium651024216
    Greece633010312
    Bosnia and Herzegovina632113511
    Cyprus6213597
    Estonia61145174
    Gibraltar60063240
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Cyprus 0-3 Belgium
    0-1 R. Lukaku 13, 0-2 R. Lukaku 61, 0-3 Carrasco 81
    Panayi, Dossa Júnior, Demetriou, Sotiriou (69 Mytidis), Charalambides, Alexandrou, Laban (69 Artymatas), Kyriakou, Efrem, Laifis, Kastanos (78 Makris)
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Greece 2-0 Cyprus
    1-0 Mitroglou 12, 2-0 Mantalos 42
    Panayi, Dossa Júnior, E. Charalambous, Demetriou, Charalambides (66 Christofi), Mytidis (83 Makris), Laban, Efrem, Artymatas (78 Kyriakou), Laifis, Kastanos
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-0 Cyprus
    1-0 Džeko 70, 2-0 Džeko 81
    Panayi, Dossa Júnior, Demetriou, Sotiriou, Christofi (77 Charalambides), Alexandrou, Laban, Artymatas (85 Mytidis), Laifis, Kastanos, Makris (72 Efrem)
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Cyprus 3-1 Gibraltar
    1-0 Laifis 29, 1-1 L. Casciaro 51, 2-1 Sotiriou 65, 3-1 Sielis 87
    Panayi, E. Charalambous, Sielis, Demetriou, Sotiriou (86 Mytidis), Christofi, Kyriakou (91 Nikolaou), Efrem (73 Charalambides), Artymatas, Laifis, Kastanos
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Cyprus 0-0 Estonia
    Panayi, M. Stylianou (72 Avraam), E. Charalambous, Merkis, Christofi, Mytidis (88 Makris), Laban (82 Roushias), Kyriakou, Artymatas, Laifis, Kastanos
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Gibraltar 1-2 Cyprus
    0-1 R. Chipolina 10 (og) , 1-1 Hernandez 30, 1-2 Sotiriou 87
    Panayi, Merkis, Demetriou, Sotiriou, Christofi (73 Makris), Charalambides, N. Ioannou, Kyriakou, Margaça (61 Alexandrou), Artymatas (82 Mytidis), Laifis
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Cyprus-Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Estonia-Cyprus
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Cyprus-Greece
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Belgium-Cyprus

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 5-0 Estonia
    1-0 Spahić 7, 2-0 Džeko 23 (P) , 3-0 Medunjanin 71, 4-0 Ibišević 83, 5-0 Spahić 90+2
    Begović, Spahić, Kolašinac, Vranješ (62 Bičakčić), Medunjanin, Ibišević, Pjanić, Džeko (81 Djurić), Lulić, Zukanovic, Višća (75 Milicevic)
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Belgium 4-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    1-0 Spahić 26 (og) , 2-0 Hazard 29, 3-0 Alderweireld 60, 4-0 R. Lukaku 79
    Begović, Bičakčić, Spahić, Kolašinac, Medunjanin, Ibišević (64 Djurić), Pjanić (81 Cimirot), Džeko, Lulić, Zukanovic, Jajalo (73 Višća)
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-0 Cyprus
    1-0 Džeko 70, 2-0 Džeko 81
    Begović, Spahić, Kolašinac (64 I. Hajrovic), Vranješ, Medunjanin, Pjanić, Džeko, Šunjić, Lulić, Djurić (81 Ibišević), Višća (78 Sušić)
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Greece 1-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    0-1 Karnezis 32 (og) , 1-1 Tzavellas 90+5
    Begović, Spahić (70 Šunjić), Kolašinac, Vranješ, Ibišević (84 Djurić), Pjanić, Džeko, Lulić, Zukanovic, I. Hajrovic (87 Bičakčić), Jajalo
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 5-0 Gibraltar
    1-0 Ibišević 4, 2-0 Ibišević 43, 3-0 Vršajević 52, 4-0 Višća 56, 5-0 Bičakčić 90+4
    Begović, Cocalić, Bičakčić, Kolašinac (46 Pavlović), Vršajević (75 Bajić), Cimirot, Ar. Hodžić, Ibišević, Pjanić (57 Vrancic), Zukanovic, Višća
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 0-0 Greece
    Begović, Bičakčić, Vranješ, Ibišević, Pjanić, Džeko, Šunjić (69 Dumić), Lulić (21 Kodro), Zukanovic, Višća, Jajalo
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Cyprus-Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Gibraltar-Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina-Belgium
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Estonia-Bosnia and Herzegovina

Last updated 17/08/2017 11:21CET

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.