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worldcup: Romania - Armenia Match press kits

European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits

RomaniaRomaniaArena Națională - BucharestFriday 1 September 2017
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Group E - Matchday 7
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/10/2016QR (GS)Armenia - Romania0-5
YerevanStancu 4 (P), Popa 10, Marin 12, Stanciu 29, Chipciu 60
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/06/2005QR (GS)Romania - Armenia3-0
ConstantaO.Petre 29, Bucur 40, 78
17/11/2004QR (GS)Armenia - Romania1-1YerevanDokhoyan 63; Marica 29
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Romania11002110----4310111
Armenia20111001----4013111

Last updated 05/07/2017 16:15CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Romania - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Costel Pantilimon01/02/198730Watford - 1000
-Ciprian Tătăruşanu09/02/198631Nantes - 5000
-Florin Niță03/07/198730FCSB - 0000
Defenders
-Cosmin Moţi03/12/198432Ludogorets*2000
-Romario Benzar26/03/199225FCSB*6000
-Alin Toşca14/03/199225Betis - 4000
-Valerică Găman25/02/198928Karabükspor - 0000
-Vlad Chiricheş14/11/198927Napoli - 3000
-Bogdan Țîru15/03/199423Viitorul - 0000
-Cristian Ganea24/05/199225Viitorul - 0000
Midfielders
-Ciprian Deac16/02/198631CFR Cluj - 0000
-Steliano Filip15/05/199423Dinamo Bucureşti - 1000
-Nicolae Stanciu07/05/199324Anderlecht - 6100
-Mihai Pintilii09/11/198432FCSB*2000
-Alexandru Maxim08/07/199027Mainz - 0000
-Răzvan Marin23/05/199621Standard Liège - 5100
-Sergiu Hanca04/04/199225Dinamo Bucureşti - 1000
Forwards
-Alexandru Chipciu18/05/198928Anderlecht - 5100
-Bogdan Stancu28/06/198730Bursaspor - 5200
-Mihail Baluta13/09/199323U Craiova - 0000
-Florin Andone11/04/199324Deportivo - 4000
-Adrian Popa24/07/198829Reading - 4200
-Andrei Ivan04/01/199720Krasnodar - 1000
Coach
-Christoph Daum24/10/195363 - 6000
Armenia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Grigor Meliksetyan18/08/198631Gandzasar - 0000
-Gor Manukyan27/09/199323Pyunik - 0000
-Arsen Beglaryan18/02/199324Alashkert*6000
Defenders
-Artak Edigaryan18/03/199027Alashkert - 2000
-Levon Hayrapetyan17/04/198928Pyunik - 4000
-Gagik Daghbashyan19/10/199026Alashkert - 1000
-Hovhannes Hambartsumyan04/10/199026Vardar - 1000
-Varazdat Haroyan24/08/199225Ural - 5100
-Taron Voskanyan22/02/199324Nea Salamis - 5000
-Gael Andonian07/02/199522Marseille*5000
-Armen Manucharyan03/02/199522Pyunik - 0000
Midfielders
-Henrikh Mkhitaryan21/01/198928Man. United - 3100
-Edgar Malakyan22/09/199026Stal - 0000
-Davit Manoyan05/07/199027Nea Salamis - 3000
-Marcos Pizzelli03/10/198432Al-Shabab FC - 6100
-Kamo Hovhannisyan05/10/199224Torpedo Zhodino - 5000
-Gor Malakyan12/06/199423Stal*4000
-Tigran Barseghyan22/09/199323Vardar - 2000
-Aras Özbiliz09/03/199027Beşiktaş*5100
Forwards
-Artur Sarkisov01/07/198730Yenisey*2000
-Sargis Adamyan23/05/199324Jahn - 0000
-Ruslan Koryan15/06/198829SKA-Energiya *2100
Coach
-Artur Petrosyan17/12/197145 - 3000

Last updated 01/09/2017 10:11CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Christoph Daum

Date of birth: 24 October 1953
Nationality: German
Playing career: Eintracht Duisburg, 1. FC Köln
Coaching career: 1. FC Köln (twice), VfB Stuttgart, Beşiktaş JK (twice), Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FK Austria Wien, Fenerbahçe SK (twice), Eintracht Frankfurt, Club Brugge KV, Bursaspor, Romania

• Born in the former East Germany but raised in the West, Daum's playing career was low key before a move into coaching in the amateur department at Köln.

• After four years with Köln's professional side between 1986 and 1990, moved to Stuttgart, leading the club to a Bundesliga title in 1992 but being dismissed the following year. He re-emerged in Turkey, winning the 1994/95 Süper Lig title with Beşiktaş.

• Hired by Leverkusen in 1996, Daum's side finished as Bundesliga runners-up in three of his four seasons in charge. Tipped to become Germany coach, revelations concerning his private life instead prompted his departure from the BayArena in 2000.

• A second spell at Beşiktaş preceded a third domestic title, this time with Austria Wien in 2003. Two more crowns followed in his first two seasons at Fenerbahçe, though Daum resigned after his third campaign in 2006.

• Returned to Germany to coach Köln, guiding them to promotion to the Bundesliga, but left the club again when he was appointed Fenerbahçe coach for the second time in the summer of 2009. Short spells with Eintracht Frankfurt, Club Brugge and Bursaspor followed before, after a two-year break from coaching, Daum took charge of Romania in July 2016.

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Artur Petrosyan

Date of birth: 17 December 1971
Nationality: Armenia
Playing career: FC Shirak, Maccabi Petach-Tikva FC, FC Lokomotiv Nizhny Novgorod, BSC Young Boys, FC Zürich
Coaching career: FC Zürich (youth), Armenia (assistant), Armenia

• Artur Petrosyan started his career at Shirak and won three Armenian titles with his home-town club, scoring 142 goals in 318 games. Indeed, the midfielder was the league's top marksman with 17 goals in 1997 and Armenian player of the year in 1996 and 2000.

• Played in Israel and Russia though his best spell abroad came in Switzerland, where he lifted the league and cup with Zürich.

• Registered 11 goals in 69 matches for Armenia, a national record since surpassed by Henrikh Mkhitaryan. He played in the newly-independent state's first ever international, a 0-0 friendly draw with Moldova in 1992.

• Became a youth coach at Zürich after hanging up his boots in 2006.

• Having worked as an assistant to then Armenia boss Bernard Challandes in 2014 and 2015, Petrosyan was appointed head coach on 19 October 2016, replacing Varuzhan Sukiasyan.

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeIvan Bebek (CRO)
  • Assistant refereesTomislav Petrović (CRO) , Miro Grgić (CRO)
  • Fourth officialDuje Strukan (CRO)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerLeonid Kaloshin (RUS)
  • Referee observerShmuel Shteif (ISR)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Ivan Bebek30/05/19778100

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
05/09/2009WCQRFranceRomania1-1Paris

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
27/06/2004UICR1ACF Gloria 1922 BistriţaFC Thun0-0Bistrita
14/02/2007UELR32SL BenficaFC Dinamo Bucureşti1-0Lisbon
22/10/2008UCLGSFC Girondins de BordeauxCFR 1907 Cluj1-0Bordeaux
05/09/2009WCQRFranceRomania1-1Paris
26/07/2011UCL3QRFC TwenteFC Vaslui2-0Arnhem

Last updated 30/08/2017 11:23CET

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

Romania

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group E - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Poland651015716
    Montenegro631214710
    Denmark631210610
    Romania6132776
    Armenia62047146
    Kazakhstan60244162
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Romania 1-1 Montenegro
    1-0 Popa 85, 1-1 Jovetić 87
    Pantilimon, Filip, Moţi, Hoban, Benzar, Andone (70 Torje), Bicfalvi (76 Popa), Stancu (90 Keșerü), Grigore, Săpunaru, Stanciu
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Armenia 0-5 Romania
    0-1 Stancu 4 (P) , 0-2 Popa 10, 0-3 Marin 12, 0-4 Stanciu 29, 0-5 Chipciu 60
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar, Latovlevici, Hoban, Chipciu (67 Rotariu), Popa, Marin, Stancu (57 Keșerü), Grigore, Săpunaru, Stanciu (82 Bicfalvi)
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Kazakhstan 0-0 Romania
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar, Hoban, Toşca, Chipciu (46 Enache), Popa (84 Andone), Marin, Stancu, Grigore (26 Moţi), Săpunaru, Stanciu
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Romania 0-3 Poland
    0-1 Grosicki 11, 0-2 Lewandowski 83, 0-3 Lewandowski 90+1 (P)
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar, Toşca, Hoban (46 Prepeliţă), Chiricheş, Chipciu, Popa (46 Andone), Marin, Stancu, Grigore, Stanciu (82 Keșerü)
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    Romania 0-0 Denmark
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar, Toşca, Chiricheş, Chipciu (85 Ivan), Pintilii, Keșerü (63 Alibec), Latovlevici (76 Rotariu), Marin, Săpunaru, Stanciu
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Poland 3-1 Romania
    1-0 Lewandowski 29 (P) , 2-0 Lewandowski 57, 3-0 Lewandowski 62 (P) , 3-1 Stancu 77
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar, Toşca, Chiricheş, Chipciu (60 Stanciu), Pintilii, Andone, Latovlevici (60 Grozav), Marin (79 Hanca), Stancu, Săpunaru
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Romania-Armenia
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Montenegro-Romania
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    Romania-Kazakhstan
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Denmark-Romania

Armenia

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Denmark 1-0 Armenia
    1-0 Eriksen 17
    Beglaryan, G. Hovhannisyan, Haroyan, Andonian, Kadimyan, Mkoyan, Artak Edigaryan, Hambartsumyan, Arshakian (70 Pizzelli), G. Malakyan (77 Manoyan), Özbiliz (41 Ghazaryan)
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Armenia 0-5 Romania
    0-1 Stancu 4 (P) , 0-2 Popa 10, 0-3 Marin 12, 0-4 Stanciu 29, 0-5 Chipciu 60
    Beglaryan, Haroyan, Andonian (39 T. Voskanyan), Pizzelli, G. Malakyan, Pogosyan (33 K. Muradyan), A. Grigoryan, Mkoyan, Hayrapetyan, Manoyan, Özbiliz (64 K. Hovhannisyan)
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Poland 2-1 Armenia
    1-0 Mkoyan 48 (og) , 1-1 Pizzelli 50, 2-1 Lewandowski 90+5
    Beglaryan, Haroyan, Andonian, Pizzelli (85 Hakobyan), A. Grigoryan, K. Hovhannisyan (61 Özbiliz), Mkoyan, V. Minasyan, K. Muradyan (34 T. Voskanyan), Hayrapetyan, Manoyan
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Armenia 3-2 Montenegro
    0-1 Kojašević 36, 0-2 Jovetić 38, 1-2 A. Grigoryan 50, 2-2 Haroyan 74, 3-2 Ghazaryan 90+3
    Beglaryan, Haroyan, T. Voskanyan, G. Malakyan, Pizzelli (81 K. Hovhannisyan), Koryan (59 Sarkisov), Ghazaryan, A. Grigoryan, Mkoyan, Mkhitaryan, Hayrapetyan
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    Armenia 2-0 Kazakhstan
    1-0 Mkhitaryan 73, 2-0 Özbiliz 75
    Beglaryan, Haroyan, T. Voskanyan, Andonian, G. Malakyan, Pizzelli (65 Manucharyan), Ghazaryan (5 Barseghyan), Sarkisov (70 Özbiliz), K. Hovhannisyan, Mkhitaryan, Hayrapetyan
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Montenegro 4-1 Armenia
    1-0 Bećiraj 2, 2-0 Jovetić 28, 3-0 Jovetić 54, 4-0 Jovetić 82, 4-1 Koryan 89
    Beglaryan, Daghbashyan, T. Voskanyan, Andonian, Pizzelli (73 Barseghyan), Koryan, K. Hovhannisyan, A. Grigoryan, Mkoyan (46 Artak Edigaryan), Mkhitaryan, Özbiliz (59 Manucharyan)
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Romania-Armenia
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Armenia-Denmark
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    Armenia-Poland
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Kazakhstan-Armenia

Last updated 17/08/2017 11:25CET

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.