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Czech RepublicCzech RepublicEden Arena - PragueFriday 1 September 2017
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Group C - Matchday 7
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/10/2016QR (GS)Germany - Czech Republic3-0
HamburgMüller 13, 65, Kroos 49
UEFA EURO 2008
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
17/10/2007QR (GS)Germany - Czech Republic0-3
MunichSionko 2, Matějovský 23, Plašil 63
24/03/2007QR (GS)Czech Republic - Germany1-2
PragueBaroš 77; Kuranyi 42, 62
UEFA EURO 2004
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
23/06/2004GS-FTGermany - Czech Republic1-2
LisbonBallack 21; Heinz 30, Baroš 77
EURO '96
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
30/06/1996FCzech Republic - Germany1-2
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LondonBerger 59 (P); Bierhoff 73, 95 ET
09/06/1996GS-FTGermany - Czech Republic2-0
ManchesterZiege 26, Möller 32
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
01/07/1990QFCzechoslovakia - Germany0-1
MilanMatthäus 25
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
17/11/1985QR (GS)Germany - Czechoslovakia2-2MunichBrehme 1, K-H. Rummenigge 87; Novak 52, Lauda 61
30/04/1985QR (GS)Czechoslovakia - Germany1-5
PragueGriga 88; Berthold 8, Littbarski 22, Matthäus 32, Herget 43, K. Allofs 82
1980 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/06/1980GS-FTCzechoslovakia - West Germany0-1
RomeK-H. Rummenigge 57
1976 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
20/06/1976FCzechoslovakia - West Germany2-2
(aet, 5-3pens)
BelgradeŠvehlík 8, Dobiaš 25; D. Müller 28, Hölzenbein 89
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/06/1958GS-FTGermany - Czechoslovakia2-2HelsinkiSchäfer 59, Rahn 70; Dvorák 24 (P), Zikán 42
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
03/06/1934SFCzechoslovakia - Germany3-1
RomeNejedlý 21, 69, 80; Noack 64
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Czech Republic2002311182242555153753
Germany3111220084222515555337

Last updated 05/07/2017 16:15CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Czech Republic - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Tomáš Vaclík29/03/198928Basel - 6000
-Tomáš Koubek26/08/199225Rennes - 0000
-Jiří Pavlenka14/04/199225Bremen - 0000
Defenders
-Marek Suchý29/03/198829Basel - 2000
-Theodor Gebre Selassie24/12/198630Bremen - 3200
-Jan Bořil11/01/199126Slavia Praha - 0000
-Pavel Kadeřábek25/04/199225Hoffenheim*4000
-Filip Novák26/06/199027Midtjylland - 4000
-Tomáš Kalas15/05/199324Fulham - 0000
-Michael Lüftner14/03/199423København - 0000
-David Hovorka07/08/199324Sparta Praha - 0000
Midfielders
-Bořek Dočkal30/09/198828Henan Jianye*5000
-Jaromír Zmrhal02/08/199324Slavia Praha - 4100
-Tomáš Hořava29/05/198829Plzeň*4000
-Josef Hušbauer16/03/199027Slavia Praha - 0000
-Ladislav Krejčí05/07/199225Bologna*6000
-Jan Kopic04/06/199027Plzeň - 1000
-Vladimír Darida08/08/199027Hertha - 3200
-Tomáš Souček27/02/199522Slavia Praha*1000
-Jakub Jankto19/01/199621Udinese - 2000
-Antonín Barák03/12/199422Udinese - 1200
Forwards
-Michael Krmenčík15/03/199324Plzeň - 3200
-Jan Kliment01/09/199324Brøndby - 0000
Coach
-Karel Jarolím23/08/195661 - 6000
Germany - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Kevin Trapp08/07/199027Paris - 0000
-Bernd Leno04/03/199225Leverkusen - 1000
-Marc-André ter Stegen30/04/199225Barcelona - 2000
Defenders
-Mats Hummels16/12/198828Bayern - 5000
-Sebastian Rudy28/02/199027Bayern - 1000
-Antonio Rüdiger03/03/199324Chelsea - 0000
-Niklas Süle03/09/199521Bayern - 0000
-Matthias Ginter19/01/199423Mönchengladbach - 0000
-Jonas Hector27/05/199027Köln - 6200
Midfielders
-Sami Khedira04/04/198730Juventus - 5200
-Toni Kroos04/01/199027Real Madrid - 4100
-Mesut Özil15/10/198828Arsenal - 4000
-Lars Stindl26/08/198829Mönchengladbach - 1000
-Amin Younes06/08/199324Ajax - 1100
-Emre Can12/01/199423Liverpool - 1000
-Julian Draxler20/09/199323Paris - 5200
-Leon Goretzka06/02/199522Schalke - 2000
-Julian Brandt02/05/199621Leverkusen - 3100
-Benjamin Henrichs23/02/199720Leverkusen - 1000
-Joshua Kimmich08/02/199522Bayern - 6100
Forwards
-Mario Gomez10/07/198532Wolfsburg - 2100
-Thomas Müller13/09/198927Bayern - 5500
-Timo Werner06/03/199621Leipzig - 1000
Coach
-Joachim Löw03/02/196057 - 6000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Karel Jarolím

Date of birth: 23 August 1956
Nationality: Czech
Playing career: AFP Pardubice, SK Slavia Praha (three times), AC Dukla Praha, Dukla Tábor, FC Rouen, Amiens SC, FC Viktoria Žižkov, Benešov, CU Bohemians Praha, Česká Lípa
Coaching career: FK Marila Příbram, SK Slavia Praha (three times), RC Strasbourg, 1. FC Slovácko, ŠK Slovan Bratislava, Al-Ahli, Al-Wahda SCC, FK Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

• Karel Jarolím has Slavia Praha running through his veins. During his playing days with the club in the 1980s he was a skilful playmaker with great passing range and superb stamina. Slavia signed the 20-year-old Jarolím from Pardubice in 1977, but the midfielder won his only title with crosstown rivals Dukla Praha during his military service in 1979.

• Scored twice in 13 appearances for Czechoslovakia before moving to France, where he played for Rouen then Amiens during a four-year spell abroad. Jarolím returned home in 1991 and continued to play in the top flight until he was 39, finishing with 272 league games and 63 goals at that level.

• Began his coaching career at Marila Příbram in 1997, returning to Slavia as František Cipro's assistant in 2000. He replaced him as head coach ten games into the season and took Slavia to second place but his contract was not extended so Jarolím returned to France where he became assistant to Ivan Hašek at Strasbourg, helping the club to promotion.

• After one year back in the Czech Republic at Slovácko he returned to Slavia in April 2005, winning league titles in 2008 and 2009. Guided Slovan Bratislava to the Slovakian double in 2011 before a spell in Saudi Arabia with Al-Ahli, who he took to the 2012 AFC Champions League final.

• Jarolím, whose two sons David and Lukáš also became professional footballers, returned to his homeland with Mladá Boleslav in January 2014, winning the Czech Cup two years later. Appointed Czech Republic coach after UEFA EURO 2016.

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Joachim Löw

Date of birth: 3 February 1960
Nationality: German
Playing career: SC Freiburg (three times), VfB Stuttgart, Eintracht Frankfurt, Karlsruher SC, FC Schaffhausen, FC Winterthur, FC Frauenfeld
Coaching career: FC Winterthur (youth), FC Frauenfeld, VfB Stuttgart, Fenerbahçe SK, Karlsruher SC, Adanaspor AŞ, FC Tirol Innsbruck, FK Austria Wien, Germany (assistant), Germany

• A native of the Black Forest in south-west Germany, Löw spent most of his playing days with local club Freiburg, where he had three spells, before winding down his career in Switzerland.

• Operated as a player-coach in Switzerland before becoming an assistant, and later head coach, back in Germany with Stuttgart. Succeeded Rolf Fringer in 1996 and led the Swabian side to a German Cup win in his first season and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final against Chelsea FC in his second.

• Left Stuttgart for Fenerbahçe but struggled to match his early success until he joined Tirol Innsbruck, guiding the team to the 2001/02 Austrian Bundesliga title.

• After nine months with Austria Wien he was summoned by old friend Jürgen Klinsmann to become his assistant with Germany. The pair steered the Nationalmannschaft to a third-place finish on home soil at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

• Replaced Klinsmann as head coach, taking the side to a runners-up spot at UEFA EURO 2008 and third place at the 2010 World Cup. They also reached the last four of UEFA EURO 2012, before qualifying unbeaten for the 2014 global finals.

• The real glory was to follow in Brazil, Löw leading the team to their fourth world title with a final defeat of Argentina. In 2015 he signed a new contract running until 2018, although Germany were unable to add the European title to their world crown, losing to hosts France in the UEFA EURO 2016 semi-finals.

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSergei Karasev (RUS)
  • Assistant refereesAnton Averianov (RUS) , Tikhon Kalugin (RUS)
  • Fourth officialSergei Ivanov (RUS)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerCharles Schaack (LUX)
  • Referee observerFritz Stuchlik (AUT)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Sergei Karasev12/06/1979556

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
14/07/2011UEL2QRKS FlamurtariFK Jablonec0-2Vlora
30/08/2012UELPOHannover 96WKS Śląsk Wrocław5-1Hanover
03/10/2012UCLGSFC Schalke 04Montpellier Hérault SC2-2Gelsenkirchen
14/02/2013UELR32VfL Borussia MönchengladbachSS Lazio3-3Monchengladbach
02/10/2013UCLGSBayer 04 LeverkusenReal Sociedad de Fútbol2-1Leverkusen
18/03/2014UCLR16Real Madrid CFFC Schalke 043-1Madrid
21/10/2014UCLGSFC Schalke 04Sporting Clube de Portugal4-3Gelsenkirchen
20/06/2015U21GS-FTGermanyDenmark3-0Prague
04/11/2015UCLGSAS RomaBayer 04 Leverkusen3-2Rome
14/09/2016UCLGSLegia WarszawaBorussia Dortmund0-6Warsaw
06/12/2016UCLGSFC BarcelonaVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach4-0Barcelona
15/03/2017UCLR16Club Atlético de MadridBayer 04 Leverkusen0-0Madrid
13/04/2017UELQFAFC AjaxFC Schalke 042-0Amsterdam

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

Czech Republic

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group C - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Germany660027118
    Northern Ireland641111213
    Czech Republic6231959
    Azerbaijan6213397
    Norway61146104
    San Marino60061300
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Czech Republic 0-0 Northern Ireland
    Vaclík, Kadeřábek, Kadlec, Darida, Skalák (77 Kopic), Pavelka, V. Kadlec (83 Vydra), Suchý, Krejčí, Škoda (68 Necid), Novák
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Germany 3-0 Czech Republic
    1-0 Müller 13, 2-0 Kroos 49, 3-0 Müller 65
    Vaclík, Kadeřábek, Sivok, Novák, Dočkal, Petržela (69 Skalák), Pavelka (63 Droppa), Suchý, Hořava, Krejčí, Vydra (76 V. Kadlec)
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Czech Republic 0-0 Azerbaijan
    Vaclík, Droppa, Gebre Selassie, Brabec, Sivok, Dočkal, Skalák (74 Zmrhal), V. Kadlec, Sýkora, Krejčí (64 Petržela), Schick (66 Škoda)
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Czech Republic 2-1 Norway
    1-0 Krmenčík 11, 2-0 Zmrhal 47, 2-1 King 87
    Vaclík, Kadeřábek, Droppa (81 Pavelka), Sivok, Zmrhal, Dočkal, Krmenčík (81 Schick), Brabec, Hořava, Krejčí (86 Skalák), Novák
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    San Marino 0-6 Czech Republic
    0-1 Barák 17, 0-2 Darida 19, 0-3 Barák 24, 0-4 Gebre Selassie 26, 0-5 Krmenčík 43, 0-6 Darida 77 (P)
    Vaclík, Gebre Selassie, Brabec, Sivok, Darida, Dočkal, Krmenčík (68 Škoda), Jankto (68 Zmrhal), Krejčí, Barák (76 Hořava), Novák
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Norway 1-1 Czech Republic
    0-1 Gebre Selassie 36, 1-1 Søderlund 55 (P)
    Vaclík, Kadeřábek, Gebre Selassie, Brabec, Sivok, Zmrhal (43 Jankto), Darida (79 Hořava), Dočkal, Krmenčík (63 Schick), Souček, Krejčí
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Czech Republic-Germany
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Northern Ireland-Czech Republic
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    Azerbaijan-Czech Republic
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Czech Republic-San Marino

Germany

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Norway 0-3 Germany
    0-1 Müller 15, 0-2 Kimmich 45, 0-3 Müller 60
    Neuer, Hector, Höwedes, Hummels, Khedira (84 Weigl), Kroos, Özil, Draxler (84 Meyer), Müller, Götze (72 Brandt), Kimmich
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Germany 3-0 Czech Republic
    1-0 Müller 13, 2-0 Kroos 49, 3-0 Müller 65
    Neuer, Hector (68 Höwedes), Hummels, Khedira, Draxler (80 Brandt), Kroos (76 Gündoğan), Özil, Müller, Boateng, Kimmich, Götze
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Germany 2-0 Northern Ireland
    1-0 Draxler 13, 2-0 Khedira 17
    Neuer, Hector (81 Volland), Hummels, Khedira, Draxler, Kroos, Özil (46 Gündoğan), Müller, Boateng (69 Mustafi), Kimmich, Götze
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    San Marino 0-8 Germany
    0-1 Khedira 7, 0-2 Gnabry 9, 0-3 Hector 32, 0-4 Gnabry 58, 0-5 Hector 65, 0-6 Gnabry 76, 0-7 Stefanelli 82 (og) , 0-8 Volland 85
    ter Stegen, Hector, Hummels, Khedira (77 Goretzka), Gnabry, Müller, Henrichs, Kimmich, Götze (71 Meyer), Gündoğan, Gomez (71 Volland)
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    Azerbaijan 1-4 Germany
    0-1 Schürrle 19, 1-1 Nazarov 31, 1-2 Müller 36, 1-3 Gomez 45, 1-4 Schürrle 81
    Leno, Hector, Höwedes, Hummels, Khedira, Draxler (84 Sané), Kroos (89 Rudy), Schürrle, Müller, Kimmich, Gomez (61 Özil)
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Germany 7-0 San Marino
    1-0 Draxler 11, 2-0 Wagner 16, 3-0 Wagner 29, 4-0 Younes 38, 5-0 Mustafi 47, 6-0 Brandt 72, 7-0 Wagner 85
    ter Stegen, Mustafi, Hector (55 Plattenhardt), Draxler (76 Demme), Goretzka, Wagner, Stindl (55 Werner), Can, Younes, Kimmich, Brandt
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Czech Republic-Germany
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Germany-Norway
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    Northern Ireland-Germany
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Germany-Azerbaijan

Last updated 17/08/2017 11:31CET

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.