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BelarusBelarusBorisov-Arena - BorisovSaturday 7 October 2017
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Group A - Matchday 9
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/10/2016QR (GS)Netherlands - Belarus4-1
RotterdamPromes 15, 31, Klaassen 56, Janssen 64; Rios 47
UEFA EURO 2008
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/11/2007QR (GS)Belarus - Netherlands2-1
MinskBulyga 49, Korytko 65; Van der Vaart 89
06/09/2006QR (GS)Netherlands - Belarus3-0
EindhovenVan Persie 32, 78, Kuyt 90+1
UEFA EURO 2004
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/06/2003PR (GS)Belarus - Netherlands0-2
MinskOvermars 61, Kluivert 68
07/09/2002PR (GS)Netherlands - Belarus3-0
EindhovenDavids 35, Kluivert 37, Hasselbaink 73
EURO '96
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/09/1995PR (GS)Netherlands - Belarus1-0
RotterdamMulder 83
07/06/1995PR (GS)Belarus - Netherlands1-0
MinskGerasimets 27
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Belarus32014004----7205414
Netherlands44003102----7502144

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Squad list Only this chapter

Belarus - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Aleksandr Gutor18/04/198928Chornomorets Odesa - 0000
-Sergei Ignatovich29/06/199225Dinamo Minsk - 0000
-Sergei Chernik20/07/198829Nancy - 3000
Defenders
-Aleksei Yanushkevich15/01/198631Shakhtyor - 0000
-Sergei Politevich09/04/199027Gençlerbirliği - 6000
-Aleksandr Sachivko05/01/198631Dinamo Minsk - 1000
-Sergei Matveichik05/06/198829Shakhtyor - 2000
-Aleksei Gavrilovich05/01/199027Dinamo Brest - 0000
-Maksim Volodko10/11/199224BATE - 4000
-Oleg Evdokimov25/02/199423Dinamo Minsk - 0000
-Igor Burko08/09/198829Shakhtyor - 1000
Midfielders
-Igor Stasevich21/10/198531BATE - 1000
-Stanislav Dragun04/06/198829BATE*4000
-Sergei Balanovich29/08/198730Amkar*3000
-Aleksei Rios14/05/198730BATE*3100
-Ivan Maevski05/05/198829Astana*7000
-Yuri Kovalev27/01/199324Shakhtyor - 0000
-Artem Bykov19/10/199224Dinamo Minsk*2000
-Aleksandr Karnitski14/02/198928Tosno - 0000
Forwards
-Maksim Skavysh13/11/198927Torpedo Zhodino - 1000
-Nikolai Signevich20/02/199225BATE*4000
-Anton Saroka05/03/199225Dinamo Minsk - 2000
Coach
-Igor Kriushenko10/02/196453 - 4000
Netherlands - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Jeroen Zoet06/01/199126PSV - 2000
-Jasper Cillessen22/04/198928Barcelona - 3000
-Maarten Stekelenburg22/09/198235Everton - 3000
Defenders
-Daley Blind09/03/199027Man. United*8000
-Daryl Janmaat22/07/198928Watford - 1000
-Karim Rekik02/12/199422Hertha - 0000
-Nathan Aké18/02/199522Bournemouth - 1000
-Kenny Tete09/10/199521Lyon - 1000
-Virgil Van Dijk08/07/199126Southampton*4000
-Wesley Hoedt06/03/199423Southampton - 4000
-Matthijs de Ligt12/08/199918Ajax - 1000
Midfielders
-Arjen Robben23/01/198433Bayern - 5300
-Ryan Babel19/12/198630Beşiktaş - 0000
-Georginio Wijnaldum11/11/199026Liverpool - 8100
-Davy Klaassen21/02/199324Everton - 5100
-Davy Pröpper02/09/199126Brighton*3200
-Marco van Ginkel01/12/199224PSV - 1000
-Tonny Vilhena03/01/199522Feyenoord*2000
-Donny van de Beek18/04/199720Ajax - 0000
Forwards
-Jürgen Locadia07/11/199323PSV - 0000
-Bas Dost31/05/198928Sporting CP - 5000
-Memphis Depay13/02/199423Lyon - 3200
-Vincent Janssen15/06/199423Fenerbahçe - 6200
Coach
-Dick Advocaat27/09/194770 - 3000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Igor Kriushenko

Date of birth: 10 February 1964
Nationality: Belarusian
Playing career: FC Dinamo Minsk, FC Neman Grodno, FC Lida, FC Alga Bishkek, FC Aktyubinets, FC Metallurg Aldan, FC Dinamo Yakutsk, FC Selenga, FC Torpedo Mogilev
Coaching career: FC Torpedo Mogilev, FC BATE Borisov (reserve team), FC BATE Borisov, FC Dinamo Minsk, FC Sibir Novosibirsk, FC Shurtan Guzar, FC Torpedo Zhodino, Belarus

• A graduate of one Minsk's youth academies, his first coach was Mikhail Mustygin – Soviet Top League top scorer with Dinamo Minsk in 1962 and 1967. A Soviet youth international, Kriushenko never made the first team at Dinamo Minsk, and spent his playing career in the lower divisions.

• After four years as a coach with BATE's reserve team, took charge of the seniors in 2005 and won league titles in 2006 and 2007.

• League runner-up as Dinamo Minsk coach in 2008, he moved to Russia and led Sibir Novosibirsk to promotion in his first campaign, and then to the Russian Cup final and the UEFA Europa League play-offs in 2010.

• Won a Belarusian Cup with Torpedo Zhodino in 2016 and was named Belarus coach on a temoporary basis on 1 March 2017, coaching Torpedo and the national team in tandem.

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Dick Advocaat

Date of birth: 27 September 1947
Nationality: Dutch
Playing career: ADO Den Haag (twice), Roda JC, VVV Venlo, Chicago Sting, Sparta Rotterdam, K. Berchem Sport, FC Utrecht
Coaching career: DSVP, HFC Haarlem, FC Dordrecht, Netherlands (three times), PSV Eindhoven, Rangers FC, VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach, United Arab Emirates, South Korea, FC Zenit St Petersburg, AZ Alkmaar (twice), Belgium, Russia, Serbia, Sunderland, Netherlands (assistant), Fenerbahçe SK

• A combative midfielder, Advocaat's playing career lasted 18 years and included three seasons in the North American Soccer League with Chicago Sting.

• Twice served as assistant coach to Rinus Michels with the Dutch national team, where he earned the nickname Little General. Then took charge himself and led the Oranje to the 1994 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals in the United States.

• Won the Dutch Cup and Eredivisie with PSV (1995–98) before moving to Scotland and picking up domestic treble in the first of four seasons with Rangers. He then opted for a second spell with the Netherlands and led team to UEFA EURO 2004 semi-finals. Two years later he was in charge of South Korea at the World Cup finals.

• Returned to club football with Zenit, winning the Russian title in 2007 and the UEFA Cup – where he defeated former club Rangers – and UEFA Super Cup a year later. Left in August 2009, becoming Belgium coach two months later before agreeing to coach AZ Alkmaar for the rest of the season.

• Took charge of Russia in May 2010, clinching a place at UEFA EURO 2012 with a 6-0 defeat of Andorra on the last day of qualifying. In April 2012 he announced his decision to depart after that summer's finals and subsequently agreed a return to PSV. Returned to Alkmaar in October 2013 on a short-term basis.

• After an ill-fated four-month spell as Serbia coach in 2014, he successfully negotiated the end of Sunderland's relegation battle the following year. He extended his association, but a poor start to 2015/16 brought his resignation and he worked as an assistant to the senior Dutch team before being unveiled at Fenerbahçe on 17 August. The following May, succeeded Danny Blind as Netherlands coach for his third spell in charge.

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeMichael Oliver (ENG)
  • Assistant refereesStuart Burt (ENG) , Simon Bennett (ENG)
  • Fourth officialAndre Marriner (ENG)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerDuško Grabovac (CRO)
  • Referee observerFrancesco Bianchi (SUI)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Michael Oliver20/02/1985440

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
09/08/2012UEL3QRVitesseFC Anji0-2Arnhem
23/07/2013U19GS-FTNetherlandsPortugal1-4Alytus
29/08/2013UELPOFeyenoordFC Kuban Krasnodar1-2Rotterdam
12/12/2013UELGSPAOK FCAZ Alkmaar2-2Salonika
21/08/2014UELPOPEC ZwolleAC Sparta Praha1-1Zwolle
14/10/2014U21POPortugalNetherlands5-4Pacos de Ferreira

Last updated 05/10/2017 12:13CET

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

Belarus

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group A - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    France852115517
    Sweden851218716
    Netherlands8413161113
    Bulgaria8404131712
    Luxembourg81257175
    Belarus81254165
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Belarus 0-0 France
    Gorbunov, Polyakov , Politevich, Korzun, Stasevich (69 Krivets), Gordeichuk (85 M. Volodko), Sivakov, Maevski, Bordachev, Signevich (81 Kornilenko), Kalachev
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Netherlands 4-1 Belarus
    1-0 Promes 15, 2-0 Promes 31, 2-1 Rios 47, 3-1 Klaassen 56, 4-1 Janssen 64
    Gorbunov, Polyakov , Politevich, Korzun, Kornilenko, Gordeichuk (74 M. Volodko), Krivets (67 Kislyak), Rios, Sivakov, Maevski (46 Hleb), Bordachev
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Belarus 1-1 Luxembourg
    1-0 Savitski 80, 1-1 Joachim 85
    Gorbunov, Martynovich, Polyakov , Korzun, Hleb, Gordeichuk, Maevski (71 Savitski), Bordachev (78 M. Volodko), Signevich (60 Kornilenko), Filipenko, Kalachev
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Bulgaria 1-0 Belarus
    1-0 Popov 10
    Gorbunov, Martynovich (36 Shitov), Polyakov , Politevich, Hleb, Gordeichuk, Nekhaychik (61 Savitski), Kendysh, Maevski (74 Kornilenko), Filipenko, Laptev
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Sweden 4-0 Belarus
    1-0 Forsberg 19 (P) , 2-0 Forsberg 49, 3-0 Berg 57, 4-0 Kiese Thelin 78
    Gorbunov, Martynovich, Shitov, Politevich, Renan Bressan, Gordeichuk, Signevich (71 Rodionov), Rios, Maevski (65 Dragun), Bordachev (69 M. Volodko), Filipenko
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Belarus 2-1 Bulgaria
    1-0 Sivakov 33 (P) , 2-0 Savitski 80, 2-1 Kostadinov 90+1
    Chernik, Dragun, Matveichik, Aliseiko, Politevich, Savitski (82 Skavysh), Sivakov, Maevski (89 Gordeichuk), Laptev (74 Bykov), Filipenko, Balanovich
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Luxembourg 1-0 Belarus
    1-0 Da Mota 60
    Chernik, Dragun, Matveichik, Aliseiko, Politevich (46 Savitski), Gordeichuk (61 Polyakov ), Laptev, Sivakov, Maevski (77 Saroka), Filipenko, Balanovich
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Belarus 0-4 Sweden
    0-1 Forsberg 18, 0-2 Nyman 24, 0-3 Berg 37, 0-4 Granqvist 84 (P)
    Chernik, Sachivko, Korzun, Saroka, Nekhaychik (46 Dragun), Signevich (78 Bykov), Rios, Sivakov, Burko, Filipenko, Balanovich (61 Savitski)
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Belarus-Netherlands
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    France-Belarus

Netherlands

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Sweden 1-1 Netherlands
    1-0 Berg 42, 1-1 Sneijder 67
    Zoet, Janmaat, Bruma, Van Dijk, Blind, Strootman, Klaassen, Wijnaldum (66 Dost), Janssen, Sneijder, Promes (78 Berghuis)
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Netherlands 4-1 Belarus
    1-0 Promes 15, 2-0 Promes 31, 2-1 Rios 47, 3-1 Klaassen 56, 4-1 Janssen 64
    Stekelenburg, Karsdorp, Bruma, Van Dijk, Blind, Strootman (79 Clasie), Klaassen, Wijnaldum, Janssen (83 Dost), Sneijder (46 Pröpper), Promes
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Netherlands 0-1 France
    0-1 Pogba 30
    Stekelenburg, Karsdorp, Bruma, Van Dijk, Blind, Strootman, Klaassen, Wijnaldum (62 Dost), Janssen, Pröpper (84 Willems), Promes (16 Depay)
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Luxembourg 1-3 Netherlands
    0-1 Robben 36, 1-1 Chanot 44 (P) , 1-2 Depay 58, 1-3 Depay 84
    Stekelenburg, Brenet, Bruma, Van Dijk, Blind, Ramselaar (88 De Roon), Klaassen, Wijnaldum, Dost, Sneijder (46 Depay), Robben (46 Berghuis)
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Bulgaria 2-0 Netherlands
    1-0 Delev 5, 2-0 Delev 20
    Zoet, Karsdorp, De Ligt (46 Hoedt), Martins Indi, Blind, Strootman, Promes (68 L. de Jong), Wijnaldum (46 Sneijder), Dost, Klaassen, Robben
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Netherlands 5-0 Luxembourg
    1-0 Robben 21, 2-0 Sneijder 34, 3-0 Wijnaldum 62, 4-0 Promes 70, 5-0 Janssen 84 (P)
    Cillessen, Veltman, De Vrij, Hoedt, Blind, Strootman, Depay (66 Promes), Wijnaldum, Janssen, Sneijder (82 Aké), Robben (73 Lens)
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    France 4-0 Netherlands
    1-0 Griezmann 14, 2-0 Lemar 73, 3-0 Lemar 88, 4-0 Mbappé 90+1
    Cillessen, Fosu-Mensah, De Vrij, Hoedt, Blind, Strootman, Promes, Wijnaldum, Janssen (64 Van Persie), Sneijder (46 Vilhena), Robben
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Netherlands 3-1 Bulgaria
    1-0 Pröpper 7, 2-0 Robben 67, 2-1 Kostadinov 69, 3-1 Pröpper 80
    Cillessen, Tete, De Vrij, Hoedt, Blind, Wijnaldum, Promes, Vilhena, Janssen, Pröpper (86 Van Ginkel), Robben
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Belarus-Netherlands
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Netherlands-Sweden

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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.