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ArmeniaArmeniaVazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht - YerevanThursday 5 October 2017
18.00CET (20.00 local time)
Group E - Matchday 9
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/10/2016QR (GS)Poland - Armenia2-1
WarsawMkoyan 48 (og), Lewandowski 90+5; Pizzelli 50
UEFA EURO 2008
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/06/2007QR (GS)Armenia - Poland1-0
YerevanMkhitaryan 66
28/03/2007QR (GS)Poland - Armenia1-0
KielceŻurawski 26
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/06/2001QR (GS)Armenia - Poland1-1YerevanArtur Petrosyan 13; Radosław Kałużny 5
28/03/2001QR (GS)Poland - Armenia4-0
WarsawŻewłakow 13, Olisadebe 42, M. Żewłakow 81, Karwan 88
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Armenia21103003----611439
Poland33002011----641193

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Squad list Only this chapter

Armenia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Grigor Meliksetyan18/08/198631Gandzasar - 2000
-Gor Manukyan27/09/199324Pyunik - 0000
-Arsen Beglaryan18/02/199324Alashkert*6000
Defenders
-Artak Edigaryan18/03/199027Alashkert - 4000
-Gagik Daghbashyan19/10/199026Alashkert - 3000
-Hovhannes Hambartsumyan04/10/199027Vardar - 3000
-Taron Voskanyan22/02/199324Nea Salamis - 6000
-Robert Darbinyan04/10/199522Shirak - 0000
-Artyom Mikaelyan12/07/199126Shirak - 0000
Midfielders
-Henrikh Mkhitaryan21/01/198928Man. United*5100
-Edgar Malakyan22/09/199027Stal - 0000
-Davit Manoyan05/07/199027Nea Salamis - 4000
-Marcos Pizzelli03/10/198433Al-Shabab FC - 7100
-Artak Grigoryan19/10/198729Alashkert - 5100
-Kamo Hovhannisyan05/10/199225Torpedo Zhodino - 7000
-Gor Malakyan12/06/199423Stal*5000
-Tigran Barseghyan22/09/199324Vardar - 4000
-Artem Simonyan20/02/199522Alashkert - 0000
-Gegam Kadimyan19/10/199224Zorya - 1000
Forwards
-Edgar Manucharyan19/01/198730Ural - 2000
-Sargis Adamyan23/05/199324Jahn - 2000
-Ruslan Koryan15/06/198829SKA-Energiya *4200
Coach
-Artur Petrosyan17/12/197145 - 5000
Poland - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Łukasz Fabiański18/04/198532Swansea - 7000
-Wojciech Szczęsny18/04/199027Juventus - 1000
-Łukasz Skorupski05/05/199126Roma - 0000
Defenders
-Łukasz Piszczek03/06/198532Dortmund*7100
-Kamil Glik03/02/198829Monaco - 7100
-Michał Pazdan21/09/198730Legia - 5000
-Marcin Kamiński15/01/199225Stuttgart - 0000
-Bartosz Bereszyński12/07/199225Sampdoria - 0000
-Thiago Cionek21/04/198631Palermo - 5000
-Tomasz Kędziora11/06/199423Dynamo Kyiv - 0000
Midfielders
-Jakub Błaszczykowski14/12/198531Wolfsburg*8000
-Grzegorz Krychowiak29/01/199027West Brom - 5000
-Kamil Grosicki08/06/198829Hull - 7100
-Krzysztof Mączyński23/05/198730Legia*5000
-Paweł Wszołek30/04/199225QPR - 1000
-Rafał Wolski10/11/199224Lechia - 0000
-Maciej Makuszewski29/09/198928Lech - 2000
-Piotr Zieliński20/05/199423Napoli*8000
-Karol Linetty02/02/199522Sampdoria - 6000
-Jacek Góralski21/09/199225Ludogorets - 0000
Forwards
-Robert Lewandowski21/08/198829Bayern*81200
-Kamil Wilczek14/01/198829Brøndby - 1000
-Łukasz Teodorczyk03/06/199126Anderlecht - 5000
Coach
-Adam Nawalka23/10/195759 - 8000

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Head coach Only this chapter

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.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2414877.html#artur+petrosyan

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Adam Nawałka

Date of birth: 23 October 1957
Nationality: Polish
Playing career: Wisła Kraków, PAAC Eagles
Coaching career: GKS Świt Krzeszowice, Wisła Kraków (three times), Zagłębie Lubin, MKS Sandecja Nowy Sącz, Jagiellonia Białystok, GKS Katowice, Górnik Zabrze, Poland

• Nawałka, part of Poland's squad at the 1978 FIFA World Cup, spent most of his playing days in the Wisła midfield before ending his career in the late 1980s in Chicago.

• Having qualified as a coach, he took charge of Krzeszowice in 1996 before returning to Wisła two years later to head their youth set-up. He twice had spells at the senior helm, winning the 2001 Polish League Cup.

• After several adventures in the dugouts of clubs in Poland's top two divisions, culminating in a 2006–07 return to Wisła, Nawałka had a short stint as assistant to national coach Leo Beenhakker, aiding their UEFA EURO 2008 qualification.

• Soon back in club coaching with Katowice, at the start of 2010 Nawałka switched to Górnik and within six months had guided them to promotion.

• With Górnik top of the Polish First Division in October 2013, Nawałka agreed to take the Poland job, beginning the following month. Qualifying for UEFA EURO 2016 started in style with a first win against Germany in 19 meetings and, though Poland finished second behind their opponents, it was still enough for a finals place. They went on to reach the quarter-finals in France, losing to eventual champions Portugal on penalties.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2042445.html#adam+nawałka

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeMatej Jug (SVN)
  • Assistant refereesMatej Žunič (SVN) , Manuel Vidali (SVN)
  • Fourth officialDamir Skomina (SVN)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerAndrian Ixari (MDA)
  • Referee observerRune Pedersen (NOR)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Matej Jug25/09/1980468

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
08/09/2007U21QRArmeniaCzech Republic1-1Yerevan
16/02/2012UELR32Legia WarszawaSporting Clube de Portugal2-2Warsaw
09/08/2012UEL3QRFC Viktoria PlzeňRuch Chorzów5-0Plzen

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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

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2400492.html#competition+facts

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Armenia

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group E - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Poland8611181119
    Montenegro851218716
    Denmark851218716
    Romania8233889
    Armenia82068196
    Kazakhstan80264222
    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 1-0 Armenia
    1-0 Maxim 90+1
    Meliksetyan, Haroyan, T. Voskanyan, G. Malakyan (46 Artak Edigaryan), Pizzelli (74 Adamyan), Barseghyan, K. Hovhannisyan, Daghbashyan, Mkhitaryan, Hambartsumyan, Manoyan (58 Koryan)
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Armenia 1-4 Denmark
    1-0 Koryan 6, 1-1 Delaney 17, 1-2 Eriksen 29, 1-3 Delaney 82, 1-4 Delaney 90+3
    Meliksetyan, Haroyan, Andonian, Koryan (76 Özbiliz), K. Hovhannisyan, A. Grigoryan, Artak Edigaryan, Mkhitaryan, Hambartsumyan, Hayrapetyan (38 Daghbashyan), Adamyan (58 Barseghyan)
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    Armenia-Poland
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Kazakhstan-Armenia

Poland

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Kazakhstan 2-2 Poland
    0-1 Kapustka 9, 0-2 Lewandowski 35 (P) , 1-2 Khizhnichenko 51, 2-2 Khizhnichenko 58
    Fabiański, Milik, Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Rybus, Glik, Błaszczykowski, Salamon, Zieliński, Piszczek, Kapustka (83 Linetty)
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Poland 3-2 Denmark
    1-0 Lewandowski 20, 2-0 Lewandowski 36 (P) , 3-0 Lewandowski 48, 3-1 Glik 49 (og) , 3-2 Y. Poulsen 69
    Fabiański, Jędrzejczyk, Cionek, Milik (46 Linetty), Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (74 Rybus), Glik, Błaszczykowski (89 Peszko), Zieliński, Piszczek
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Poland 2-1 Armenia
    1-0 Mkoyan 48 (og) , 1-1 Pizzelli 50, 2-1 Lewandowski 90+5
    Fabiański, Jędrzejczyk (34 Wszołek), Cionek, Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (70 Kapustka), Rybus, Teodorczyk (85 Wilczek), Glik, Błaszczykowski, Zieliński
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Romania 0-3 Poland
    0-1 Grosicki 11, 0-2 Lewandowski 83, 0-3 Lewandowski 90+1 (P)
    Fabiański, Pazdan, Jędrzejczyk, Linetty (70 Mączyński), Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (89 Peszko), Glik, Błaszczykowski, Zieliński (80 Teodorczyk), Piszczek
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    Montenegro 1-2 Poland
    0-1 Lewandowski 40, 1-1 Mugoša 63, 1-2 Piszczek 82
    Fabiański, Pazdan, Jędrzejczyk, Mączyński (92 Cionek), Linetty (78 Teodorczyk), Lewandowski, Grosicki (95 Peszko), Glik, Błaszczykowski, Zieliński, Piszczek
  • 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
    Szczęsny, Pazdan, Jędrzejczyk, Cionek, Mączyński (44 Krychowiak), Linetty (72 Milik), Lewandowski, Grosicki, Błaszczykowski, Zieliński (81 Teodorczyk), Piszczek
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Denmark 4-0 Poland
    1-0 Delaney 16, 2-0 Cornelius 42, 3-0 N. Jørgensen 59, 4-0 Eriksen 80
    Fabiański, Pazdan, Jędrzejczyk, Mączyński, Linetty (66 Makuszewski), Lewandowski, Grosicki, Glik, Błaszczykowski (62 Milik), Zieliński, Piszczek (34 Cionek)
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Poland 3-0 Kazakhstan
    1-0 Milik 11, 2-0 Glik 74, 3-0 Lewandowski 86 (P)
    Fabiański, Pazdan, Mączyński (89 Bednarek), Milik, Lewandowski, Makuszewski (65 Błaszczykowski), Grosicki (90 Teodorczyk), Rybus, Glik, Zieliński, Piszczek
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    Armenia-Poland
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Poland-Montenegro

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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.