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UkraineUkraineOSK Metalist Stadion - KharkivSaturday 2 September 2017
20.45CET (21.45 local time)
Group I - Matchday 7
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/10/2016QR (GS)Turkey - Ukraine2-2KonyaOzan Tufan 45+1, Hakan Çalhanoğlu 81 (P); Yarmolenko 24 (P), Kravets 27
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/09/2005QR (GS)Ukraine - Turkey0-1
KyivTümer Metin 55
17/11/2004QR (GS)Turkey - Ukraine0-3
IstanbulGusev 9, Shevchenko 17, 88
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal

Last updated 05/07/2017 16:13CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Ukraine - Squad list
Current season
-Andriy Pyatov28/06/198433Shakhtar Donetsk - 6000
-Maxym Koval09/12/199224Dynamo Kyiv - 0000
-Andriy Lunin11/02/199918Zorya - 0000
-Mykola Morozyuk17/01/198829Dynamo Kyiv - 0000
-Serhiy Kryvtsov15/03/199126Shakhtar Donetsk - 0000
-Bohdan Butko13/01/199126Shakhtar Donetsk - 6000
-Ivan Ordets08/07/199225Shakhtar Donetsk*4000
-Yevhen Khacheridi28/07/198730Dynamo Kyiv - 0000
-Eduard Sobol20/04/199522Slavia Praha - 5000
-Mykola Matviyenko02/05/199621Vorskla - 2000
-Ruslan Rotan29/10/198135Slavia Praha*3100
-Yevhen Shakhov30/11/199026PAOK - 2000
-Taras Stepanenko08/08/198928Shakhtar Donetsk*6000
-Serhiy Sydorchuk02/05/199126Dynamo Kyiv - 3000
-Ruslan Malinovskiy04/05/199324Genk - 1000
-Olexandr Zinchenko15/12/199620Man. City*4000
-Viktor Kovalenko14/02/199621Shakhtar Donetsk*6000
-Viktor Tsygankov15/11/199719Dynamo Kyiv - 1000
-Volodymyr Shepeliev01/06/199720Dynamo Kyiv*1000
-Artem Kravets03/06/198928Dynamo Kyiv*4200
-Yevhen Konoplyanka29/09/198927Schalke*6100
-Andriy Yarmolenko23/10/198927Dortmund - 6300
-Artem Besedin31/03/199621Dynamo Kyiv - 2100
-Andriy Shevchenko29/09/197640 - 6000
Turkey - Squad list
Current season
-Serkan Kırıntılı15/02/198532Konyaspor - 0000
-Volkan Babacan11/08/198829İstanbul Başakşehir - 6000
-Cenk Gönen21/02/198829Málaga - 0000
-Caner Erkin04/10/198828Beşiktaş*2000
-Serdar Aziz23/10/199026Galatasaray - 1000
-İsmail Köybaşı10/07/198928Fenerbahçe - 3000
-Şener Özbayraklı23/01/199027Fenerbahçe - 3000
-Çağlar Söyüncü23/05/199621Freiburg - 1000
-Emre Belözoğlu07/09/198036İstanbul Başakşehir - 0000
-Selçuk İnan10/02/198532Galatasaray*3000
-Arda Turan30/01/198730Barcelona - 2000
-Nuri Şahin05/09/198828Dortmund - 0000
-Mehmet Topal03/03/198631Fenerbahçe - 6000
-Oğuzhan Özyakup23/09/199224Beşiktaş - 2000
-Okay Yokuşlu09/03/199423Trabzonspor - 2000
-Hakan Çalhanoğlu08/02/199423Milan*4200
-Tolga Ciğerci23/03/199225Galatasaray - 2000
-Kaan Ayhan10/11/199422Düsseldorf - 3000
-Ozan Tufan23/03/199522Fenerbahçe*4200
-Cengiz Ünder14/07/199720Roma - 2100
-Cenk Tosun07/06/199126Beşiktaş - 5200
-Enes Ünal10/05/199720Villarreal - 2000
-Emre Mor24/07/199720Celta - 5000
-Mircea Lucescu29/07/194572 - 0000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Andriy Shevchenko

Date of birth: 29 September 1976
Nationality: Ukrainian
Playing career: FC Dynamo Kyiv (twice), AC Milan (twice), Chelsea FC
Coaching career: Ukraine (assistant), Ukraine

• Shevchenko enjoyed phenomenal early success with Dynamo Kyiv, the club he joined as a schoolboy, winning five successive Ukrainian titles and contributing 60 top-flight goals, including a league-best tally of 18 in 1998/99; that same season he also topped the UEFA Champions League charts with ten goals as Dynamo reached the semi-finals.

• Joined Milan in July 1999 and hit the ground running, finishing top of the Serie A goal charts in his debut season (the first foreigner to achieve the feat) with 24 goals, a tally he would match the following campaign and again in 2003/04, when he led the listings once more as Milan won the Scudetto; won the Ballon d'Or in December 2004 to go with his six Ukrainian footballer of the year titles.

• Won the UEFA Champions League with the Rossoneri in 2003, scoring the decisive spot kick in the final against Juventus to crown an injury-curtailed campaign; however, missed crucially from the spot in the 2005 showpiece against Liverpool FC.

• Left Milan in 2006 with 127 Serie A and 38 European goals to his credit, but a move to Chelsea did not work out and he returned to Milan for an equally unsuccessful loan spell in 2008/09 before making the permanent move back to Dynamo a year later.

• Ukraine's record scorer by a distance, he captained the team to the quarter-finals of the 2006 FIFA World Cup and became the first player to reach the 100-cap milestone for Ukraine, in October 2010. Scored twice in a famous win against Sweden at UEFA EURO 2012, his international swansong; after a short-lived foray into politics, appointed assistant to Ukraine coach Mykhaylo Fomenko, taking over as head coach after UEFA EURO 2016.



Mircea Lucescu

Date of birth: 29 July 1945
Nationality: Romanian
Playing career: FC Dinamo Bucureşti, FC Sportul Studenţesc Bucureşti, FC Corvinul Hunedoara
Coaching career: FC Corvinul Hunedoara, Romania, FC Dinamo Bucureşti, AC Pisa 1909, Brescia Calcio, AC Reggiana 1919, FC Rapid Bucureşti (twice), FC Internazionale Milano, Galatasaray AŞ, Beşiktaş JK, FC Shakhtar Donetsk, FC Zenit, Turkey

• A useful striker for Dinamo in the 1960s and 1970s, winning six league titles and 70 caps for Romania as well as playing at the 1970 FIFA World Cup, Lucescu became Corvinul player-coach in his early 30s and went on to win three Romanian championships with Dinamo.

• Fluent in six foreign languages and regarded as a workaholic, he cemented his reputation at Pisa, Brescia and Reggiana before returning home for the first of two spells as Rapid coach, winning the league in 1998 and 2000.

• Returned to Serie A for a short spell at Inter in 1998/99 before a one-season return to Rapid. After joining Galatasaray in 2000 he lifted the UEFA Super Cup in his first game as coach and took them to the Turkish title in 2001/02 – a feat he repeated with Beşiktaş in 2002/03, their centenary season.

• Left Beşiktaş in 2004 and promptly joined Shakhtar, leading the Donetsk club to titles in 2005, 2006 and 2008, when his side also won the Ukrainian Cup. In May 2009, Lucescu's Shakhtar became the first Ukrainian club to win the UEFA Cup. He suffered a heart attack that summer but swiftly returned to work, guiding the club to another league title at the end of the season and winning the domestic double in 2010/11, when Shakhtar also reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.

• More success followed, Lucescu's team completing a hat-trick of domestic doubles in 2012/13 and making it five league titles in a row the following year. Lucescu stepped down in 2016 after 12 years in charge having won a sixth Ukrainian Cup and, after a year at Zenit, he succeeded Fatih Terim as Turkey coach in August 2017.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDavid Fernández Borbalán (ESP)
  • Assistant refereesRaúl Cabanero (ESP) , Diego Barbero Sevilla (ESP)
  • Fourth officialJosé María Sanchez Martinez (ESP)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerVelid Imamović (BIH)
  • Referee observerZbigniew Przesmycki (POL)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
David Fernández Borbalán30/05/1973445

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
28/05/2010U19ELITERepublic of IrelandUkraine1-0Borodyanka
26/07/2011UCL3QRFC Dynamo KyivFC Rubin0-2Kyiv
23/08/2012UELPOBursasporFC Twente3-1Bursa
09/12/2014UCLGSGalatasaray AŞArsenal FC1-4Istanbul
29/09/2015UCLGSMaccabi Tel-Aviv FCFC Dynamo Kyiv0-2Haifa
22/10/2015UELGSFenerbahçe SKAFC Ajax1-0Istanbul
19/10/2016UCLGSFC Dynamo KyivSL Benfica0-2Kyiv
08/12/2016UELGSFeyenoordFenerbahçe SK0-1Rotterdam

Last updated 31/08/2017 11:18CET

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

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



Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group I - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Ukraine 1-1 Iceland
    0-1 Finnbogason 6, 1-1 Yarmolenko 41
    Pyatov, Butko, Sobol, Kucher, Stepanenko, Yarmolenko, Konoplyanka, Sydorchuk (63 Zozulya), Kovalenko, Rakitskiy, Zinchenko (90 Shakhov)
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    Turkey 2-2 Ukraine
    0-1 Yarmolenko 24 (P) , 0-2 Kravets 27, 1-2 Ozan Tufan 45+1, 2-2 Hakan Çalhanoğlu 81 (P)
    Pyatov, Butko, Sobol, Kucher, Stepanenko, Yarmolenko, Kovalenko, Konoplyanka (81 Petriak), Kravets (73 Zozulya), Ordets, Zinchenko (46 Sydorchuk)
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
    Ukraine 3-0 Kosovo
    1-0 Kravets 31, 2-0 Yarmolenko 81, 3-0 Rotan 87
    Pyatov, Butko, Sobol, Kucher, Stepanenko, Yarmolenko, Kovalenko, Konoplyanka (79 Karavaev), Kravets (84 Zozulya), Ordets, Zinchenko (63 Rotan)
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
    Ukraine 1-0 Finland
    1-0 Kravets 25
    Pyatov, Butko, Sobol, Kucher, Stepanenko, Yarmolenko, Kovalenko (89 Shakhov), Konoplyanka (83 Tsygankov), Kravets, Rakitskiy, Zinchenko (67 Rotan)
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
    Croatia 1-0 Ukraine
    1-0 N. Kalinić 38
    Pyatov, Butko, Ordets, Matviyenko, Kucher, Stepanenko, Yarmolenko, Kravets (59 Seleznyov), Konoplyanka, Rotan (77 Sydorchuk), Kovalenko (85 Besedin)
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
    Finland 1-2 Ukraine
    0-1 Konoplyanka 51, 1-1 Pohjanpalo 72, 1-2 Besedin 75
    Pyatov, Butko, Ordets, Stepanenko, Yarmolenko, Malinovskiy, Konoplyanka (87 Sobol), Seleznyov (65 Besedin), Rakitskiy, Matviyenko, Kovalenko (76 Shepeliev)
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Croatia 1-1 Turkey
    1-0 Rakitić 44 (P) , 1-1 Hakan Çalhanoğlu 45+2
    Volkan Babacan, Şener Özbayraklı, İsmail Köybaşı, Serdar Aziz, Okay Yokuşlu, Cenk Tosun (71 Olcay Şahan), Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Mehmet Topal, Ozan Tufan, Emre Mor (85 Volkan Şen), Kaan Ayhan (53 Ahmet Çalık)
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    Turkey 2-2 Ukraine
    0-1 Yarmolenko 24 (P) , 0-2 Kravets 27, 1-2 Ozan Tufan 45+1, 2-2 Hakan Çalhanoğlu 81 (P)
    Volkan Babacan, Şener Özbayraklı, Hakan Balta (46 Kaan Ayhan), Ömer Toprak, Cenk Tosun, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Enes Ünal (46 Ciğerci), Mehmet Topal, Ozan Tufan (77 Volkan Şen), Caner Erkin, Emre Mor
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
    Iceland 2-0 Turkey
    1-0 E. Bjarnason 42, 2-0 Finnbogason 44
    Volkan Babacan, Şener Özbayraklı, Ömer Toprak, Yasin Öztekin (59 Cenk Tosun), Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Mehmet Topal, Ozan Tufan (43 Ciğerci), Caner Erkin, Volkan Şen (66 Mevlüt Erdinç), Emre Mor, Kaan Ayhan
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
    Turkey 2-0 Kosovo
    1-0 Burak Yılmaz 51, 2-0 Volkan Şen 55
    Volkan Babacan, Ahmet Çalık, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Gökhan Gönül, Selçuk İnan, Arda Turan, Hasan Ali Kaldırım, Oğuzhan Özyakup (46 Yunus Mallı), Mehmet Topal, Burak Yılmaz (87 Cenk Tosun), Volkan Şen (76 Cengiz Ünder)
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
    Turkey 2-0 Finland
    1-0 Cenk Tosun 9, 2-0 Cenk Tosun 13
    Volkan Babacan, İsmail Köybaşı, Ömer Toprak, Gökhan Gönül, Selçuk İnan, Cenk Tosun (84 Enes Ünal), Arda Turan, Olcay Şahan (72 Emre Mor), Mehmet Topal, Yunus Mallı (63 Okay Yokuşlu), Volkan Şen
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
    Kosovo 1-4 Turkey
    0-1 Volkan Şen 6, 1-1 Rrahmani 22, 1-2 Cengiz Ünder 31, 1-3 Burak Yılmaz 61, 1-4 Ozan Tufan 82
    Volkan Babacan, Ozan Tufan, Gökhan Gönül, Selçuk İnan, Hasan Ali Kaldırım (85 İsmail Köybaşı), Oğuzhan Özyakup (73 Yusuf Yazıcı), Mehmet Topal, Burak Yılmaz, Cengiz Ünder, Volkan Şen (80 Emre Mor), Çağlar Söyüncü
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)

Last updated 17/08/2017 11:43CET



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


  • -: 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