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San MarinoSan MarinoSan Marino Stadium - SerravalleThursday 5 October 2017
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Group C - Matchday 9
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/10/2016QR (GS)Norway - San Marino4-1
OsloD. Simoncini 12 (og), Diomande 77, Samuelsen 82, King 83; Stefanelli 54
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/10/1992QR (GS)San Marino - Norway0-2
San Marino di LupariJakobsen 6, Flo 18
09/09/1992QR (GS)Norway - San Marino10-0
OsloRekdal 4, 79, Halle 6, 53, 70, Sørloth 15, 22, Nilsen 46, 67, Mykland 75
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
San Marino10012002----3003116
Norway22001100----3300161

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Squad list Only this chapter

San Marino - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Aldo Simoncini30/08/198631Libertas - 7000
-Mattia Manzaroli03/10/199126Juvenes/Dogana - 0000
-Giacomo Muraccini15/09/199027Domagnano - 0000
Defenders
-Alessandro Della Valle08/06/198235Juvenes/Dogana - 4000
-Davide Simoncini30/08/198631Libertas*6000
-Fabio Vitaioli05/04/198433Libertas*5000
-Cristian Brolli28/02/199225Folgore - 4000
-Marco Berardi12/02/199324Folgore*4000
-Juri Biordi01/01/199522Fiorentino*2000
-Andrea Grandoni23/03/199720Juvenes/Dogana - 2000
-Michele Cevoli22/07/199819Juvenes/Dogana - 1000
Midfielders
-Alex Gasperoni30/06/198433Tre Penne - 3000
-Giovanni Bonini05/09/198631Libertas - 2000
-Michele Cervellini14/04/198829Libertas*4000
-Maicol Berretti01/05/198928Libertas - 0000
-Mirko Palazzi21/03/198730Tre Penne*7100
-Danilo Rinaldi18/04/198631La Fiorita - 6000
-Alessandro Golinucci10/10/199422Domagnano - 3000
-Michael Battistini08/10/199620Juvenes/Dogana - 2000
-Luca Tosi04/11/199224Folgore - 5000
Forwards
-Marco Bernardi02/01/199423Fiorentino*2000
-Fabio Tomassini05/02/199621Juvenes/Dogana - 2000
-Filippo Berardi18/05/199720Juve Stabia - 2000
Coach
-Pierangelo Manzaroli25/03/196948 - 8000
Norway - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Rune Jarstein29/09/198433Hertha - 8000
-Ørjan Nyland10/09/199027Ingolstadt - 0000
-Sten Grytebust25/10/198927OB - 0000
Defenders
-Tore Reginiussen10/04/198631Rosenborg - 1000
-Omar Elabdellaoui05/12/199125Olympiacos - 4000
-Jørgen Skjelvik05/07/199126Rosenborg - 3000
-Gustav Valsvik26/05/199324Braunschweig - 3000
-Jonas Svensson06/03/199324AZ*6000
-Martin Linnes20/09/199126Galatasaray*1000
-Birger Meling17/12/199422Rosenborg - 0000
Midfielders
-Håvard Nordtveit21/06/199027Hoffenheim*5000
-Stefan Johansen08/01/199126Fulham*6000
-Pål André Helland04/01/199027Rosenborg - 1000
-Markus Henriksen25/07/199225Hull*4000
-Ole Selnæs07/07/199423St-Étienne*4000
-Mohamed Elyounoussi04/08/199423Basel - 4000
-Sander Berge14/02/199819Genk - 4000
-Sigurd Rosted22/07/199423Sarpsborg - 0000
Forwards
-Tarik Elyounoussi23/02/198829Qarabağ - 4000
-Jo Inge Berget11/09/199027Malmö - 6000
-Joshua King15/01/199225Bournemouth*7300
-Alexander Søderlund03/08/198730St-Étienne - 2100
-Alexander Sørloth05/12/199521Midtjylland*4000
Coach
-Lars Lagerbäck16/07/194869 - 4000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Pierangelo Manzaroli

Date of birth: 25 March 1969
Nationality: Sammarinese
Playing career: SS Cosmos, SP Cailungo, San Marino Calcio, SS Pennarossa
Coaching career: SS Pennarossa, AC Libertas, San Marino Under-15, San Marino Under-21, San Marino

• After starting his career in the local league, the midfielder had a successful two-year spell with San Marino Calcio in the Italian fourth division before returning to the Sammarinese league to play for Pennarossa, where he started to work as a coach in 2006/07, leading the team to the league title in his first season on charge.

• Capped 38 times for San Marino between 1991 and 2001, Manzaroli left Pennarossa at the end of the 2006/07 season to join AC Libertas and led his new team to a historic 1-1 draw against Irish club Drogheda United FC in a 2007/08 UEFA Cup game.

• Manzaroli than earned another notable coup when he led a San Marino side through the preliminary round of the 2008/09 UEFA Regions' Cup before being appointed as coach of the Under-21 national team in 2010.

• He led the U21s to some hugely surprising results in qualifying for the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship – a stalemate against Greece in June 2012 and a 1-0 victory against Wales in September 2013 – before being appointed to replace long-standing San Marino senior coach Giampaolo Mazza in 2014.

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Lars Lagerbäck

Date of birth: 16 July 1948
Nationality: Swedish
Playing career: Alby FF, Gimonäs CK
Coaching career: Kilafors IF, Arbrå BK, Hudiksvalls ABK, Sweden (youth sides), Sweden, Nigeria, Iceland, Norway

• A lower-league player, Lagerbäck began his coaching career in 1977 with Kilafors, joining the Swedish Football Association (SvFF) as a youth coach after spells with two other modest club sides Arbrå and Hudiksvall. Coached the national Under-21 and B teams until Tommy Söderberg took him on as his assistant with the senior national squad in 1998.

• Söderberg and Lagerbäck managed Sweden in tandem from 2000, reaching UEFA EURO 2000, the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2004; following Söderberg's departure, Lagerbäck took the troops to the 2006 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2008 single-handed.

• Stepped down after failing to lead Sweden to the 2010 World Cup finals, but ended up travelling to that tournament as coach of Nigeria.

• Appointed Iceland boss in October 2011, he steered the side to the 2014 World Cup play-offs where they lost to Croatia. Agreed a new contract that would mean he handed over the reins to assistant Heimir Hallgrímsson at the end of the UEFA EURO 2016 campaign – and promptly guided Iceland to their first ever major tournament.

• Even better was to follow as Iceland knocked out England en route to reaching the quarter-finals, where they lost to France, and in February 2017 Lagerbäck came out of retirement to take over as coach of Norway.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2452528.html#lars+lagerback

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAndrew Dallas (SCO)
  • Assistant refereesSean Carr (SCO) , Douglas Potter (SCO)
  • Fourth officialKevin Clancy (SCO)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerMichail Kassabov (BUL)
  • Referee observerLuis Medina Cantalejo (ESP)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Andrew Dallas01/02/1983016

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
24/03/2016FRIE.GS-FTEstoniaNorway0-0Tallinn

Last updated 03/10/2017 11:28CET

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

San Marino

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group C - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Germany880035224
    Northern Ireland861116219
    Azerbaijan831481210
    Czech Republic82331099
    Norway82158167
    San Marino80082380
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    San Marino 0-1 Azerbaijan
    0-1 R. Gurbanov 45
    A. Simoncini, Cesarini, Brolli, D. Simoncini, M. Vitaioli (86 C. Valentini), Hirsch, Palazzi, Tosi, Berardi, Berardi (73 D. Rinaldi), Chiaruzzi (54 L. Gasperoni)
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Northern Ireland 4-0 San Marino
    1-0 S. Davis 26 (P) , 2-0 K. Lafferty 79, 3-0 Ward 85, 4-0 K. Lafferty 90+4
    A. Simoncini, Berardi, Coppini (71 E. Golinucci), F. Vitaioli, D. Simoncini, M. Vitaioli, Hirsch (56 Cesarini), Stefanelli (88 Zafferani), Ales. Della Valle, Tosi, Palazzi
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Norway 4-1 San Marino
    1-0 D. Simoncini 12 (og) , 1-1 Stefanelli 54, 2-1 Diomande 77, 3-1 Samuelsen 82, 4-1 King 83
    A. Simoncini, C. Valentini (68 Hirsch), F. Vitaioli, D. Simoncini, Brolli, Stefanelli (82 Selva), Ales. Della Valle, Zafferani, D. Rinaldi (46 Berardi), Tosi, Mazza
  • 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
    A. Simoncini, F. Vitaioli, D. Simoncini, M. Vitaioli (91 Hirsch), A. Gasperoni, Stefanelli, Zafferani (83 Brolli), Berardi, Cesarini, Tosi (58 Domeniconi), Palazzi
  • 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)
    A. Simoncini, Cesarini, F. Vitaioli, D. Simoncini, M. Vitaioli, Domeniconi, Stefanelli (84 Mazza), Zafferani, Cervellini (91 Michael Battistini), D. Rinaldi (62 Tomassini), Palazzi
  • 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
    E. Benedettini, Cesarini (87 Brolli), Palazzi, Golinucci, Bonini, Mazza (69 Bernardi), Zafferani, Ales. Della Valle, Cervellini, D. Rinaldi (78 Hirsch), Biordi
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    San Marino 0-3 Northern Ireland
    0-1 Magennis 71, 0-2 Magennis 75, 0-3 S. Davis 78 (P)
    A. Simoncini, Biordi (65 F. Vitaioli), D. Simoncini (76 A. Gasperoni), Bonini, Grandoni, Michael Battistini, Cervellini, D. Rinaldi, Berardi (79 Golinucci), Bernardi, Palazzi
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Azerbaijan 5-1 San Marino
    1-0 Ismayilov 20, 2-0 А. Abdullayev 25, 3-0 Ismayilov 57, 4-0 Cevoli 71 (og) , 4-1 Palazzi 74, 5-1 R. F. Sadygov 81
    A. Simoncini, Cesarini, Grandoni, Cevoli, Palazzi, A. Gasperoni (77 Hirsch), Golinucci, Ales. Della Valle, Cervellini (27 Tosi), D. Rinaldi (86 Stefanelli), Tomassini
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    San Marino-Norway
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Czech Republic-San Marino

Norway

  • 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
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Hovland, Tettey, Nordtveit, King (72 Sørloth), Johansen (67 Jenssen), Henriksen (61 Selnæs), Svensson, Veton Berisha, Diomande
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Azerbaijan 1-0 Norway
    1-0 Medvedev 11
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Hovland, Strandberg, King (61 Sørloth), Henriksen, Skjelbred (84 Johansen), Svensson, Selnæs, Diomande, Helland (71 Berget)
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Norway 4-1 San Marino
    1-0 D. Simoncini 12 (og) , 1-1 Stefanelli 54, 2-1 Diomande 77, 3-1 Samuelsen 82, 4-1 King 83
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Hovland, Strandberg, Tettey (67 Samuelsen), King, Henriksen (46 Diomande), Skjelbred, Svensson, Selnæs, Berget (73 Sørloth)
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Czech Republic 2-1 Norway
    1-0 Krmenčík 11, 2-0 Zmrhal 47, 2-1 King 87
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Hovland, Tettey, King, Johansen, Henriksen (61 Diomande), Elabdellaoui, Skjelbred (51 Daehli), Forren, Berget (71 T. Elyounoussi)
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    Northern Ireland 2-0 Norway
    1-0 Ward 2, 2-0 Washington 33
    Jarstein, Skjelvik, Hovland, Valsvik, Nordtveit, King, Johansen (75 Berge), Søderlund (63 Diomande), T. Elyounoussi (53 Daehli), Elabdellaoui, Elyounoussi
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Norway 1-1 Czech Republic
    0-1 Gebre Selassie 36, 1-1 Søderlund 55 (P)
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Reginiussen (33 Valsvik), Nordtveit, Johansen, Søderlund (71 Johnsen), T. Elyounoussi, Elyounoussi, Berge, Svensson, Berget (61 Daehli)
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Norway 2-0 Azerbaijan
    1-0 King 32 (P) , 2-0 R. F. Sadygov 60 (og)
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Skjelvik, Nordtveit, King, Johansen, Sørloth (73 T. Elyounoussi), Elyounoussi, Berge, Svensson (89 Elabdellaoui), Daehli (81 Berget)
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Germany 6-0 Norway
    1-0 Özil 10, 2-0 Draxler 17, 3-0 Werner 21, 4-0 Werner 40, 5-0 Goretzka 50, 6-0 Gomez 79
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Skjelvik, Nordtveit, King, Elyounoussi (58 Svensson), Elabdellaoui, Berge (46 Valsvik), Selnæs (75 Linnes), Daehli, Berget
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    San Marino-Norway
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Norway-Northern Ireland

Last updated 15/09/2017 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.