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worldcup: Wales - Austria Match press kits

European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits

WalesWalesCardiff City Stadium - CardiffSaturday 2 September 2017
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Group D - Matchday 7
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/10/2016QR (GS)Austria - Wales2-2ViennaArnautović 28, 48; Allen 22, Wimmer 45+1 (og)
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
30/03/2005QR (GS)Austria - Wales1-0
ViennaAufhauser 87
26/03/2005QR (GS)Wales - Austria0-2
CardiffVastic 81, Stranzl 85
1976 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
19/11/1975PR (GS)Wales - Austria1-0
WrexhamGriffiths 69
04/09/1974PR (GS)Austria - Wales2-1
ViennaKreuz 63, Krankl 75; Griffiths 34
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Wales21013012----10226915
Austria32102101----10622159

Last updated 05/07/2017 16:15CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Wales - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Wayne Hennessey24/01/198730Crystal Palace - 6000
-Danny Ward22/06/199324Liverpool - 0000
-Adam Davies17/07/199225Barnsley - 0000
Defenders
-James Collins23/08/198334West Ham - 1000
-Chris Gunter21/07/198928Reading - 6000
-Jazz Richards12/04/199126Cardiff*2000
-James Chester23/01/198928Aston Villa - 6000
-Ashley Williams23/08/198433Everton*6000
-Ben Davies24/04/199324Tottenham*5000
-Thomas Lockyer03/12/199422Bristol Rovers - 0000
Midfielders
-David Edwards03/02/198631Wolves - 4000
-Joe Ledley23/01/198730*6000
-Aaron Ramsey26/12/199026Arsenal*3100
-Andy King29/10/198828Leicester - 3000
-Jonathan Williams09/10/199323Crystal Palace - 0000
-Tom Lawrence13/01/199423Derby - 2000
-Lee Evans24/07/199423Wigan - 0000
-Ethan Ampadu14/09/200016Chelsea - 0000
-Marley Watkins17/10/199026Norwich - 0000
Forwards
-Gareth Bale16/07/198928Real Madrid - 5400
-Sam Vokes21/10/198927Burnley - 6100
-Hal Robson-Kanu21/05/198928West Brom - 5000
-Ben Woodburn15/10/199917Liverpool - 0000
Coach
-Chris Coleman10/06/197047 - 6000
Austria - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Heinz Lindner17/07/199027Grasshoppers - 2000
-Daniel Bachmann09/07/199423Watford - 0000
-Markus Kuster22/02/199423Mattersburg - 0000
Defenders
-Sebastian Prödl21/06/198730Watford - 3000
-David Alaba24/06/199225Bayern - 6000
-Aleksandar Dragović06/03/199126Leverkusen*6000
-Stefan Lainer27/08/199225Salzburg - 1000
-Martin Hinteregger07/09/199224Augsburg*6200
-Moritz Bauer25/01/199225Rubin - 0000
-Maximilian Wöber04/02/199819Ajax - 0000
Midfielders
-Julian Baumgartlinger02/01/198829Leverkusen - 5000
-Stefan Ilsanker18/05/198928Leipzig - 3000
-Martin Harnik10/06/198730Hannover - 4100
-Stefan Hierländer03/02/199126Sturm - 0000
-Florian Kainz24/10/199224Bremen - 1000
-Marcel Sabitzer17/03/199423Leipzig - 5100
-Louis Schaub29/12/199422Rapid Wien - 2000
-Florian Grillitsch07/08/199522Hoffenheim - 1000
-Konrad Laimer27/05/199720Leipzig - 0000
-Kevin Danso19/09/199818Augsburg - 0000
Forwards
-Marc Janko25/06/198334Sparta Praha*5200
-Marko Arnautović19/04/198928West Ham - 5300
-Michael Gregoritsch18/04/199423Augsburg - 2000
Coach
-Marcel Koller11/11/196056 - 6000

Last updated 02/09/2017 00:23CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Chris Coleman

Date of birth: 10 June 1970
Nationality: Welsh
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.

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Marcel Koller

Date of birth: 11 November 1960
Nationality:
Swiss
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.

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeOvidiu Haţegan (ROU)
  • Assistant refereesOctavian Șovre (ROU) , Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU)
  • Fourth officialSebastian Colţescu (ROU)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerTeuvo Holopainen (FIN)
  • Referee observerJørn West Larsen (DEN)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Ovidiu Haţegan14/07/1980471

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
19/07/2012UEL2QRFC Shakhtyor SoligorskSV Ried1-1Soligorsk
26/11/2013UCLGSFC PortoFK Austria Wien1-1Porto
13/03/2014UELR16FC Basel 1893FC Salzburg0-0Basel

Last updated 31/08/2017 11:15CET

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

Wales

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group D - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Serbia633013712
    Republic of Ireland63308412
    Wales6150958
    Austria6222988
    Georgia60336103
    Moldova60244152
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Wales 4-0 Moldova
    1-0 Vokes 38, 2-0 Allen 44, 3-0 Bale 51, 4-0 Bale 90+5 (P)
    Hennessey, Gunter, N. Taylor, Davies, Chester, A. Williams (82 Collins), Allen, King, Bale, Ledley (67 Huws), Vokes (75 Robson-Kanu)
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    Austria 2-2 Wales
    0-1 Allen 22, 1-1 Arnautović 28, 1-2 Wimmer 45+1 (og) , 2-2 Arnautović 48
    Hennessey, Gunter, N. Taylor (91 Huws), Davies, Chester, A. Williams, Allen (56 Edwards), King, Bale, Ledley, Vokes (77 Robson-Kanu)
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
    Wales 1-1 Georgia
    1-0 Bale 10, 1-1 Okriashvili 57
    Hennessey, Gunter, N. Taylor (70 Cotterill), Davies, Chester, A. Williams, King (61 Robson-Kanu), Bale, Edwards, Ledley (73 Huws), Vokes
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
    Wales 1-1 Serbia
    1-0 Bale 30, 1-1 A. Mitrović 86
    Hennessey, Gunter, N. Taylor, Chester, A. Williams, Allen, Robson-Kanu (68 Lawrence), Ramsey, Bale, Ledley (84 Edwards), Vokes
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
    Republic of Ireland 0-0 Wales
    Hennessey, N. Taylor, Allen, Ledley (72 Richards), Chester, Robson-Kanu (46 Vokes), Bale, Gunter, Davies, A. Williams, Ramsey
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
    Serbia 1-1 Wales
    0-1 Ramsey 35 (P) , 1-1 A. Mitrović 74
    Hennessey, Gunter, Davies, Chester, A. Williams, Allen, Ramsey, Edwards (73 Huws), Ledley, Richards, Vokes (86 Lawrence)
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
    Wales-Austria
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
    Moldova-Wales
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
    Georgia-Wales
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)
    Wales-Republic of Ireland

Austria

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Georgia 1-2 Austria
    0-1 Hinteregger 16, 0-2 Janko 42, 1-2 Ananidze 78
    Almer, Dragović, Hinteregger, Arnautović, Alaba, Junuzović (67 Schöpf), Harnik (72 Sabitzer), Suttner, Baumgartlinger, Klein, Janko (76 Gregoritsch)
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    Austria 2-2 Wales
    0-1 Allen 22, 1-1 Arnautović 28, 1-2 Wimmer 45+1 (og) , 2-2 Arnautović 48
    Almer (58 Özcan), Dragović, Hinteregger, Wimmer, Arnautović (87 Schaub), Alaba, Sabitzer, Junuzović (79 Schöpf), Baumgartlinger, Klein, Janko
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
    Serbia 3-2 Austria
    1-0 A. Mitrović 6, 1-1 Sabitzer 16, 2-1 A. Mitrović 23, 2-2 Janko 62, 3-2 Tadić 74
    Özcan, Dragović (71 Prödl), Hinteregger, Wimmer, Arnautović, Alaba, Sabitzer, Junuzović (63 Schöpf), Baumgartlinger (58 Ilsanker), Klein, Janko
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
    Austria 0-1 Republic of Ireland
    0-1 McClean 48
    Özcan, Dragović, Hinteregger, Wimmer (78 Ilsanker), Arnautović, Alaba, Sabitzer (73 Harnik), Baumgartlinger, Klein, Schöpf (57 Schaub), Janko
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
    Austria 2-0 Moldova
    1-0 Arnautović 75, 2-0 Harnik 90
    Lindner, Dragović, Hinteregger, Ilsanker, Arnautović (93 Suttner), Alaba, Sabitzer, Junuzović, Prödl, Burgstaller (82 Harnik), Lazaro (69 Janko)
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
    Republic of Ireland 1-1 Austria
    0-1 Hinteregger 31, 1-1 Walters 85
    Lindner, Lainer, Dragović, Hinteregger, Alaba, Kainz (90 Gregoritsch), Junuzović (79 Grillitsch), Baumgartlinger, Prödl, Burgstaller (75 Harnik), Lazaro
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
    Wales-Austria
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
    Austria-Georgia
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
    Austria-Serbia
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)
    Moldova-Austria

Last updated 17/08/2017 11:37CET

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
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