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worldcup: England - Slovenia Match press kits

European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits

EnglandEnglandWembley Stadium - LondonThursday 5 October 2017
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Group F - Matchday 9
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/10/2016QR (GS)Slovenia - England0-0Ljubljana
2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
14/06/2015QR (GS)Slovenia - England2-3
LjubljanaNovakovič 37, Pečnik 84; Wilshere 57, 73, Rooney 86
15/11/2014QR (GS)England - Slovenia3-1
LondonRooney 59 (P), Welbeck 66, 72; Henderson 58 (og)
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
23/06/2010GS-FTSlovenia - England0-1
Port ElizabethDefoe 23
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
England110021101100541094
Slovenia201110011001501449

Last updated 15/09/2017 11:32CET

Squad list Only this chapter

England - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Joe Hart19/04/198730West Ham - 8000
-Jack Butland10/03/199324Stoke - 0000
-Jordan Pickford07/03/199423Everton - 0000
Defenders
-Ryan Bertrand05/08/198928Southampton - 5100
-Gary Cahill19/12/198531Chelsea - 7100
-Kieran Trippier19/09/199027Tottenham - 0000
-Kyle Walker28/05/199027Man. City - 8000
-Chris Smalling22/11/198927Man. United - 1000
-Michael Keane11/01/199324Everton - 1000
-Aaron Cresswell15/12/198927West Ham - 0000
-John Stones28/05/199423Man. City - 5000
-Harry Maguire05/03/199324Leicester - 0000
Midfielders
-Jake Livermore14/11/198927West Brom*3000
-Jordan Henderson17/06/199027Liverpool - 6000
-Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain15/08/199324Liverpool - 4100
-Raheem Sterling08/12/199422Man. City - 6000
-Jesse Lingard15/12/199224Man. United*2000
-Eric Dier15/01/199423Tottenham*6100
-Harry Winks02/02/199621Tottenham - 0000
Forwards
-Jermain Defoe07/10/198234Bournemouth - 2100
-Daniel Sturridge01/09/198928Liverpool*4200
-Harry Kane28/07/199324Tottenham - 4300
-Marcus Rashford31/10/199719Man. United*6100
Coach
-Gareth Southgate03/09/197047 - 7000
Slovenia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Jan Koprivec15/07/198829Pafos - 0000
-Vid Belec06/06/199027Benevento - 0000
-Jan Oblak07/01/199324Atlético - 8000
Defenders
-Boštjan Cesar09/07/198235Chievo*7100
-Bojan Jokić17/05/198631Ufa*6000
-Mitja Viler01/09/198631Maribor - 2000
-Matija Širok31/05/199126Domžale - 0000
-Antonio Delamea-Mlinar10/06/199126New England Revolution - 1000
-Nejc Skubic13/06/198928Konyaspor - 5000
-Aljaž Struna04/08/199027Palermo - 3000
-Miha Mevlja12/06/199027Zenit - 5000
Midfielders
-Valter Birsa07/08/198631Chievo*7100
-René Krhin21/05/199027Nantes*7100
-Josip Iličić29/01/198829Atalanta - 8300
-Jasmin Kurtič10/01/198928Atalanta - 7000
-Amedej Vetrih16/09/199027Domžale - 2000
-Damjan Bohar18/10/199125Maribor - 0000
-Benjamin Verbič27/11/199323København*8200
-Jan Repas19/03/199720Caen - 1000
-Rajko Rotman19/03/198928Göztepe Izmir - 2000
Forwards
-Roman Bezjak21/02/198928Darmstadt*5000
-Tim Matavž13/01/198928Vitesse - 2000
-Andraž Šporar27/02/199423Arminia - 2000
Coach
-Srečko Katanec16/07/196354 - 8000

Last updated 05/10/2017 11:04CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Gareth Southgate

Date of birth: 3 September 1970
Nationality: English
Playing career: Crystal Palace FC, Aston Villa FC, Middlesbrough FC
Coaching career: Middlesbrough FC, England Under-21s, England (caretaker)

• Came through the ranks at Palace, initially as a midfielder, becoming captain and leading the club to promotion to the Premier League in 1993/94.

• Moved on to Villa following relegation in 1995 and was converted into a centre-back, winning the League Cup in his first season and helping the team reach the 2000 FA Cup final.

• Won 57 caps for England, although best known for missing a crucial penalty against Germany in the EURO '96 semi-final at Wembley; also appeared at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2000.

• Left Villa for Middlesbrough in 2001 and became the first Boro captain to lift a trophy, skippering the side to victory against Sam Allardyce's Bolton Wanderers FC in the 2004 League Cup final; also helped Boro reach the UEFA Cup final in memorable fashion two years later.

• Defeat by Sevilla FC in Eindhoven proved Southgate's last game as he moved into the Middlesbrough dug-out to succeed Steve McClaren following the latter's departure for England; kept them in the Premier League until 2009, when they were relegated with Southgate dismissed that October. Joined the Football Association in 2011, initially as head of elite development before taking over as Under-21 coach two years later; appointed caretaker manager of the national side in September 2016 following Allardyce's departure.

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Srečko Katanec

Date of birth: 16 July 1963
Nationality: Slovenian
Playing career: NK Olimpija Ljubljana, GNK Dinamo Zagreb, FK Partizan, VfB Stuttgart, UC Sampdoria
Coaching career: Slovenia Under-21s, ND Gorica, Slovenia (twice), Olympiacos FC, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, United Arab Emirates

• A centre-back or defensive midfielder, Katanec began his playing days at home-town club Olimpija before spells with Dinamo and Partizan. He reached the 1989 UEFA Cup final with Stuttgart and won the same competition the following season with Sampdoria, whom he also helped to the 1992 UEFA Champions League showpiece.

• Earned 31 caps for Yugoslavia (five goals) – including at the 1984 UEFA European Championship, the 1984 Olympic Games and the 1990 FIFA World Cup – and five for Slovenia (one goal).

• Started his coaching career with Slovenia's U21s in 1996, two years after retiring as a player. After a brief stint in the Gorica dugout, took charge of the senior Slovenia side in 1998 and guided them to UEFA EURO 2000 – their first major tournament – and the 2002 World Cup.

• Joined Olympiacos in 2002 but stayed for only three months and in February 2006 assumed the FYROM helm, where he remained for three years. Named United Arab Emirates coach in June 2009, a position he held for two years.

• Katanec was reappointed by Slovenia in January 2013, signing a contract until the end of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying, and stayed on despite the failure to reach France after a play-off defeat by Ukraine.

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeFelix Zwayer (GER)
  • Assistant refereesThorsten Schiffner (GER) , Marco Achmüller (GER)
  • Fourth officialChristian Dingert (GER)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerPetr Fousek (CZE)
  • Referee observerGuy Goethals (BEL)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Felix Zwayer19/05/1981442

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
07/06/2013WCQRIcelandSlovenia2-4Reykjavik

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
07/06/2013WCQRIcelandSlovenia2-4Reykjavik
04/07/2013UEL1QRTromsø ILNK Celje1-2Tromso
16/09/2015UCLGSChelsea FCMaccabi Tel-Aviv FC4-0London
18/02/2016UELR32ACF FiorentinaTottenham Hotspur FC1-1Florence
07/12/2016UCLGSFC PortoLeicester City FC5-0Porto
09/03/2017UELR16FC RostovManchester United FC1-1Rostov-on-Don

Last updated 03/10/2017 11:30CET

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

England

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    England862016320
    Slovakia850314615
    Slovenia842210414
    Scotland8422141014
    Lithuania81256185
    Malta80082210
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Slovakia 0-1 England
    0-1 Lallana 90+5
    Hart, Walker, Rose, Dier, Cahill, Stones, Sterling (71 Walcott), Henderson (64 Alli), Kane (82 Sturridge), Rooney, Lallana
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    England 2-0 Malta
    1-0 Sturridge 29, 2-0 Alli 38
    Hart, Walker, Bertrand (19 Rose), Henderson, Cahill, Stones, Walcott (68 Rashford), Alli, Sturridge (73 Vardy), Rooney, Lingard
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Slovenia 0-0 England
    Hart, Walker, Rose, Henderson, Cahill, Stones, Walcott (62 Townsend), Dier, Sturridge (82 Rashford), Alli (73 Rooney), Lingard
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    England 3-0 Scotland
    1-0 Sturridge 23, 2-0 Lallana 50, 3-0 Cahill 61
    Hart, Walker, Rose, Dier, Cahill, Stones, Sterling, Henderson, Sturridge (74 Vardy), Rooney, Lallana
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    England 2-0 Lithuania
    1-0 Defoe 22, 2-0 Vardy 66
    Hart, Walker, Bertrand, Dier, Keane, Stones, Sterling (60 Rashford), Oxlade-Chamberlain, Defoe (60 Vardy), Alli, Lallana
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Scotland 2-2 England
    0-1 Oxlade-Chamberlain 70, 1-1 Griffiths 87, 2-1 Griffiths 90, 2-2 Kane 90+3
    Hart, Walker, Bertrand, Dier, Cahill, Smalling, Rashford (65 Oxlade-Chamberlain), Livermore (92 Defoe), Kane, Alli (84 Sterling), Lallana
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Malta 0-4 England
    0-1 Kane 53, 0-2 Bertrand 86, 0-3 Welbeck 90+1, 0-4 Kane 90+2
    Hart, Walker, Bertrand, Henderson, Cahill, Jones, Sterling (46 Rashford), Livermore, Kane, Alli (69 Vardy), Oxlade-Chamberlain (76 Welbeck)
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    England 2-1 Slovakia
    0-1 Lobotka 3, 1-1 Dier 37, 2-1 Rashford 59
    Hart, Walker, Bertrand, Henderson, Cahill, Jones, Rashford (84 Welbeck), Dier, Kane, Alli (93 Livermore), Oxlade-Chamberlain (83 Sterling)
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    England-Slovenia
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Lithuania-England

Slovenia

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Lithuania 2-2 Slovenia
    1-0 Černych 32, 2-0 Slivka 34, 2-1 Krhin 77, 2-2 Cesar 90+3
    Oblak, Skubic, Samardžić, Cesar, Krhin, Berić (46 Iličić), Birsa, Jokić, Bezjak, Kampl, Verbič (56 Novakovič)
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Slovenia 1-0 Slovakia
    1-0 Kronaveter 74
    Oblak, Samardžić, Cesar, Krhin, Iličić, Kurtič (72 Kronaveter), Birsa (68 Novakovič), Jokić, Bezjak (91 M. Mevlja), Verbič, Aljaž Struna
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Slovenia 0-0 England
    Oblak, Samardžić, Cesar (68 M. Mevlja), Krhin (84 Omladič), Iličić, Kurtič, Birsa (59 Kronaveter), Jokić, Bezjak, Verbič, Aljaž Struna
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Malta 0-1 Slovenia
    0-1 Verbič 47
    Oblak, Skubic, Samardžić, Cesar, Krhin, Iličić, Kurtič, Birsa (71 Omladič), Novakovič (83 Šporar), Trajkovski (63 Jovič), Verbič
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    Scotland 1-0 Slovenia
    1-0 C. Martin 88
    Oblak, Samardžić, Cesar, Krhin, Iličić, Kurtič, Birsa (69 Berić), Jokić, Bezjak (58 Verbič), Kampl (87 Omladič), Aljaž Struna
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Slovenia 2-0 Malta
    1-0 Iličić 45+2, 2-0 Novakovič 84
    Oblak, Skubic (89 Palčič), Delamea-Mlinar, Krhin, Iličić, Kurtič, Berić (64 Novakovič), Jokić, Bezjak (59 Omladič), M. Mevlja, Verbič
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Slovakia 1-0 Slovenia
    1-0 M. Mevlja 81 (og)
    Oblak, Skubic, Cesar, Krhin (80 Rotman), Iličić, Kurtič, Matavž, Birsa (60 Verbič), Jokić (9 Viler), M. Mevlja, Vetrih
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Slovenia 4-0 Lithuania
    1-0 Iličić 25 (P) , 2-0 Iličić 61 (P) , 3-0 Verbič 82, 4-0 Birsa 90
    Oblak, Skubic, Viler, Cesar, Iličić (85 Matavž), Kurtič, Šporar (63 Birsa), Repas (86 Vetrih), M. Mevlja, Rotman, Verbič
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    England-Slovenia
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Slovenia-Scotland

Last updated 15/09/2017 11:33CET

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.