European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Switzerland||St. Jakob-Park - BaselSaturday 7 October 2017|
20.45CET (20.45 local time) Group B - Matchday 9
|07/10/2016||QR (GS)||Hungary - Switzerland||2-3||Budapest||Szalai 53, 71; Seferović 51, Rodríguez 67, Stocker 89|
|20/08/1997||QR (GS)||Hungary - Switzerland||1-1||Budapest||Klausz 52; Chapuisat 90|
|30/04/1997||QR (GS)||Switzerland - Hungary||1-0||Zurich||Türkyilmaz 83|
|11/10/1995||PR (GS)||Switzerland - Hungary||3-0||Zurich||Türkyilmaz 23, Sforza 56, Ohrel 88|
|29/03/1995||PR (GS)||Hungary - Switzerland||2-2||Budapest||Kiprich 52, Illés 76; Subiat 78, 84|
|14/10/1981||QR (GS)||Hungary - Switzerland||3-0||Vienna||Nyilasi 17, 49, Fazekas 59|
|28/04/1981||QR (GS)||Switzerland - Hungary||2-2||Lucerne||Sulser 31, 47; Bálint 44, Müller 64 (P)|
|12/06/1938||QF||Hungary - Switzerland||2-0||Lille Métropole||Sarosi 40, Zsengeller 90|
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|-||Richárd Guzmics||16/04/1987||30||Yanbian Funde||-||6||0||0||0|
|-||Tamás Kádár||14/03/1990||27||Dynamo Kyiv||*||6||1||0||0|
|-||Mihály Korhut||01/12/1988||28||H. Beer-Sheva||*||5||0||0||0|
|-||Barnabás Bese||06/05/1994||23||Le Havre||-||5||0||0||0|
|-||Zoltán Stieber||16/10/1988||28||DC United||-||5||0||0||0|
|-||Dávid Márkvárt||20/09/1994||23||Puskás Akadémia||-||0||0||0||0|
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Date of birth: 15 August 1963
Playing career: FK Sarajevo (twice), FK Rudar Ljubija, FC Koper, FC Chur 97 (twice), FC Sion, FC Martigny-Sports, AC Bellinzona (twice), FC Locarno
Coaching career: AC Bellinzona (twice), FC Malcantone Agno, AC Lugano, BSC Young Boys, Samsunspor, FC Sion, SS Lazio, Switzerland
• Started his career in midfield with Sarajevo, losing in the 1983 Yugoslavian Cup final but featuring twice as his team took the 1984/85 league title, the only major honour of his playing days. Moved to Switzerland in 1987, playing for second-tier Chur and then ascending to the top flight with Sion in 1988/89; returned to the second division to represent Martigny, Bellinzona and Locarno.
• Petković hung up his boots in 1999, aged 36, following a season as player-coach at Bellinzona. Then led Malcantone Agno to promotion from the third divison in 2002/03 before becoming the first coach of AC Lugano – successors to FC Lugano.
• Rejoined Bellinzona in October 2005, steering them to the 2007/08 Swiss Cup final, where they lost 4-1 to FC Basel 1893, but consolation came two weeks later as victory in a relegation/promotion play-off against FC St Gallen gave Bellinzona a Super League berth.
• Was appointed Young Boys coach in August 2008, guiding them to second-placed finishes in his first two campaigns in charge as well the 2008/09 Swiss Cup final. After short spells in charge of Turkey's Samsunspor and Sion back in Switzerland, was named Lazio coach in June 2012 and won the Coppa Italia in his first term in Italy, also helping the side to seventh position in the final standings.
• Left in January 2014 after being anointed Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld's successor, taking the reins after the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Promptly guided his charges to UEFA EURO 2016, where they lost to Poland in the last 16.
Date of birth: 25 January 1963
Playing career: VfL Bochum 1848, Borussia Dortmund
Coaching career: VfB Stuttgart (assistant), Hertha BSC Berlin (assistant), VfL Wolfsburg (assistant), FK Partizan (assistant), Borussia Dortmund (assistant), FC Almaty, Kazakhstan Under-21s, Kazakhstan, Olympiacos FC (youth), Hungary Under-20s, Hungary
• Made his Bundesliga debut for Bochum at the age of 19 and spent two seasons at the club before joining local rivals Dortmund in 1983. A regular in the Dortmund defence for the next six seasons, he helped the club to victory in the German Cup in his final campaign, 1988/89; ended his playing career with eight goals in 171 Bundesliga appearances.
• Joined forces with leading German coach Jürgen Röber and acted as his assistant at Stuttgart, Hertha, Wolfsburg, Partizan and Dortmund. Moved abroad midway through 2008 to take charge of Kazakh top-flight club Almaty; was also appointed simultaneously as the Kazakhstan U21 coach.
• Named the Kazakhstan senior team's interim coach following the dismissal of Dutchman Arno Pijpers in autumn 2008. His first game in charge was a 5-1 defeat by England at Wembley in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier, but he was subsequently installed as the permanent head coach.
• However, Storck was sacked in October 2010 after presiding over four losses at the start of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying and resurfaced at Olympiacos' youth team, taking charge for the inaugural UEFA Youth League group stage in 2013/14.
• In July 2015 he took charge of Hungary, having led the national side at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand the previous month, and promptly ended their 44-year absence from the UEFA European Championship thanks to a play-off defeat of Norway. Took them into the last 16 at the finals in France, where they were comfortably beaten by Belgium.
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No such matches refereed
|27/09/2011||UCL||GS||Manchester United FC||FC Basel 1893||3-3||Manchester|
|11/12/2013||UCL||GS||FC Schalke 04||FC Basel 1893||2-0||Gelsenkirchen|
Last updated 05/10/2017 12:13CET
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:
North and Central America and Caribbean: 3.5
South America: 4.5
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