European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Wales||Cardiff City Stadium - CardiffSaturday 2 September 2017|
20.45CET (19.45 local time) Group D - Matchday 7
|06/10/2016||QR (GS)||Austria - Wales||2-2||Vienna||Arnautović 28, 48; Allen 22, Wimmer 45+1 (og)|
|30/03/2005||QR (GS)||Austria - Wales||1-0||Vienna||Aufhauser 87|
|26/03/2005||QR (GS)||Wales - Austria||0-2||Cardiff||Vastic 81, Stranzl 85|
|19/11/1975||PR (GS)||Wales - Austria||1-0||Wrexham||Griffiths 69|
|04/09/1974||PR (GS)||Austria - Wales||2-1||Vienna||Kreuz 63, Krankl 75; Griffiths 34|
Last updated 05/07/2017 16:15CET
|-||Wayne Hennessey||24/01/1987||30||Crystal Palace||-||6||0||0||0|
|-||James Collins||23/08/1983||34||West Ham||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||James Chester||23/01/1989||28||Aston Villa||-||6||0||0||0|
|-||Thomas Lockyer||03/12/1994||22||Bristol Rovers||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Jonathan Williams||09/10/1993||23||Crystal Palace||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Gareth Bale||16/07/1989||28||Real Madrid||-||5||4||0||0|
|-||Hal Robson-Kanu||21/05/1989||28||West Brom||-||5||0||0||0|
|-||Louis Schaub||29/12/1994||22||Rapid Wien||-||2||0||0||0|
|-||Marc Janko||25/06/1983||34||Sparta Praha||*||5||2||0||0|
|-||Marko Arnautović||19/04/1989||28||West Ham||-||5||3||0||0|
Last updated 02/09/2017 00:23CET
Date of birth: 10 June 1970
Playing career: Manchester City FC, Swansea City AFC, Crystal Palace FC, Blackburn Rovers FC, Fulham FC
Coaching career: Fulham FC, Real Sociedad de Fútbol, Coventry City FC, Larissa FC, Wales
• A solid defender, Coleman came through the youth ranks at Manchester City but started his career in earnest with home-town team Swansea, where he won Welsh Cups in 1989 and 1991.
• Picked up the first of 32 caps for Wales while at Crystal Palace, where he occasionally served as a makeshift striker, before joining then reigning English champions Blackburn in 1995 for an injury-ravaged two-year stay.
• A broken leg sustained in a car crash in 2001 when Coleman was playing for Fulham effectively ended his playing days, but he was brought on to the club's coaching staff, taking the top job after a successful stint as caretaker in 2003.
• After leaving Fulham in 2007, Coleman headed abroad to manage first Real Sociedad and then Larissa either side of a spell at Coventry.
• Hired as Wales manager in January 2012 following the death of former team-mate Gary Speed, Coleman signed a two-year extension in November 2013, and was rewarded by guiding the side to UEFA EURO 2016 – their first major tournament since 1958. Even better was to come in France, as Wales upset the odds by reaching the semi-finals, their best-ever performance in a major finals.
Date of birth: 11 November 1960
Playing career: Grasshopper Club Zürich
Coaching career: FC Wil 1900, FC St Gallen, Grasshopper Club Zürich, 1. FC Köln, VfL Bochum 1848, Austria
• A former midfielder, Koller spent his entire playing career with Swiss side Grasshoppers, making over 400 league appearances from 1978 to 1997 and winning seven league titles and five Swiss Cups.
• Capped 55 times by Switzerland, he scored three goals for his country and made two appearances at EURO '96, coming off the bench in the 1-1 draw with hosts England and starting the 1-0 loss to Scotland.
• Began coaching career at Wil in 1997 and took over at St Gallen two years later, leading the club to their first Swiss championship since 1903/04 in his maiden season. Returned to Grasshoppers in 2002 and promptly secured the Swiss league crown, but resigned in October 2003 after a disappointing run.
• Appointed by Köln the following month, he was sacked after the Bundesliga team finished the season bottom, yet bounced back at Bochum in 2005, earning promotion to the top tier in his first campaign.
• Dismissed by Bochum in September 2009, Koller was installed as Austria coach on 4 October 2011, replacing Dietmar Constantini. Missed out on a place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup but earned a contract extension until December 2015 and rewarded that faith by overseeing a first successful UEFA European Championship qualifying campaign as Austria reached UEFA EURO 2016, although they failed to get out of their group in France.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA matches|
No such matches refereed
|19/07/2012||UEL||2QR||FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk||SV Ried||1-1||Soligorsk|
|26/11/2013||UCL||GS||FC Porto||FK Austria Wien||1-1||Porto|
|13/03/2014||UEL||R16||FC Basel 1893||FC Salzburg||0-0||Basel|
Last updated 31/08/2017 11:15CET
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
|Republic of Ireland||6||3||3||0||8||4||12|
Last updated 17/08/2017 11:37CET