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SwitzerlandSwitzerlandSt. Jakob-Park - BaselSaturday 7 October 2017
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group B - Matchday 9
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/10/2016QR (GS)Hungary - Switzerland2-3
BudapestSzalai 53, 71; Seferović 51, Rodríguez 67, Stocker 89
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
20/08/1997QR (GS)Hungary - Switzerland1-1BudapestKlausz 52; Chapuisat 90
30/04/1997QR (GS)Switzerland - Hungary1-0
ZurichTürkyilmaz 83
EURO '96
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/10/1995PR (GS)Switzerland - Hungary3-0
ZurichTürkyilmaz 23, Sforza 56, Ohrel 88
29/03/1995PR (GS)Hungary - Switzerland2-2BudapestKiprich 52, Illés 76; Subiat 78, 84
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
14/10/1981QR (GS)Hungary - Switzerland3-0
ViennaNyilasi 17, 49, Fazekas 59
28/04/1981QR (GS)Switzerland - Hungary2-2LucerneSulser 31, 47; Bálint 44, Müller 64 (P)
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
12/06/1938QFHungary - Switzerland2-0
Lille MétropoleSarosi 40, Zsengeller 90
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Switzerland321041211001531083566149
Hungary412130121100533581014966

Last updated 15/09/2017 11:55CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Switzerland - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Yann Sommer17/12/198828Mönchengladbach - 7000
-Marwin Hitz18/09/198730Augsburg - 0000
-Yvon Mvogo06/06/199423Leipzig - 0000
Defenders
-Stephan Lichtsteiner16/01/198433Juventus - 7200
-Johan Djourou18/01/198730Antalyaspor - 5000
-Michael Lang08/02/199126Basel*2000
-Ricardo Rodríguez25/08/199225Milan*6200
-François Moubandje21/06/199027Toulouse - 2000
-Fabian Schär20/12/199125Deportivo - 7100
-Nico Elvedi30/09/199621Mönchengladbach - 2000
-Manuel Akanji19/07/199522Basel - 2000
Midfielders
-Blerim Džemaili12/04/198631Montreal*6100
-Fabian Frei08/01/198928Mainz - 0000
-Xherdan Shaqiri10/10/199125Stoke - 6100
-Steven Zuber17/08/199126Hoffenheim - 3000
-Granit Xhaka27/09/199225Arsenal - 7100
-Remo Freuler15/04/199225Atalanta - 3000
-Denis Zakaria20/11/199620Mönchengladbach - 3000
Forwards
-Mario Gavranović24/11/198927Rijeka - 0000
-Eren Derdiyok12/06/198829Galatasaray - 6100
-Admir Mehmedi16/03/199126Leverkusen*8200
-Haris Seferović22/02/199225Benfica - 8400
-Breel Embolo14/02/199720Schalke - 3100
Coach
-Vladimir Petković15/08/196354 - 8000
Hungary - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Péter Gulácsi06/05/199027Leipzig - 8000
-Ádám Kovácsik04/04/199126Videoton - 0000
-Balázs Megyeri31/03/199027Fürth - 0000
Defenders
-Richárd Guzmics16/04/198730Yanbian Funde - 6000
-Tamás Kádár14/03/199027Dynamo Kyiv*6100
-Mihály Korhut01/12/198828H. Beer-Sheva*5000
-János Szabó11/07/198928Paks - 0000
-Endre Botka25/08/199423Ferencváros - 0000
-Barnabás Bese06/05/199423Le Havre - 5000
-Ádám Lang17/01/199324Dijon - 5100
Midfielders
-Zoltán Stieber16/10/198828DC United - 5000
-Máté Pátkai06/03/198829Videoton*2000
-Dániel Nagy15/03/199126Újpest - 0000
-Ákos Elek21/07/198829Kairat*3000
-Gergő Lovrencsics01/09/198829Ferencváros - 3000
-Dávid Márkvárt20/09/199423Puskás Akadémia - 0000
-Ádám Nagy17/06/199522Bologna*7000
Forwards
-Roland Varga23/01/199027Ferencváros - 2000
-Márton Eppel20/11/199125Honvéd - 2000
-Roland Ugrai13/11/199224Diósgyőr - 0000
-Dániel Böde24/10/198630Ferencváros - 3000
-Roland Sallai22/05/199720APOEL - 1000
Coach
-Bernd Storck25/01/196354 - 8000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Vladimir Petković

Date of birth: 15 August 1963
Nationality: Swiss
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.

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Bernd Storck

Date of birth: 25 January 1963
Nationality: German
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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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereePaolo Tagliavento (ITA)
  • Assistant refereesAlessandro Giallatini (ITA) , Filippo Meli (ITA)
  • Fourth officialMarco Guida (ITA)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerMichał Listkiewicz (POL)
  • Referee observerMurat Ilgaz (TUR)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Paolo Tagliavento19/09/1972676

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
25/06/2011U21FinalSwitzerlandSpain0-2Aarhus
27/09/2011UCLGSManchester United FCFC Basel 18933-3Manchester
11/12/2013UCLGSFC Schalke 04FC Basel 18932-0Gelsenkirchen

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

Switzerland

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group B - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Switzerland880018324
    Portugal870128421
    Hungary831411910
    Faroe Islands82244158
    Andorra81162174
    Latvia81073183
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Switzerland 2-0 Portugal
    1-0 Embolo 24, 2-0 Mehmedi 30
    Sommer, Lichtsteiner (70 Widmer), Embolo, Seferović (78 Derdiyok), Xhaka, Behrami, Rodríguez, Džemaili (89 Fernandes), Mehmedi, Djourou, Schär
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Hungary 2-3 Switzerland
    0-1 Seferović 51, 1-1 Szalai 53, 1-2 Rodríguez 67, 2-2 Szalai 71, 2-3 Stocker 89
    Sommer, Lichtsteiner, Elvedi, Embolo, Seferović (72 Derdiyok), Behrami, Rodríguez, Džemaili, Mehmedi (88 Stocker), Schär, Shaqiri (81 Fernandes)
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Andorra 1-2 Switzerland
    0-1 Schär 19 (P) , 0-2 Mehmedi 77, 1-2 Alex Martínez 90+1
    Bürki, Klose (46 Elvedi), M. Lang, Embolo, Seferović, Xhaka, Rodríguez, Fernandes (66 Zakaria), Mehmedi, Schär, Shaqiri (80 Stocker)
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Switzerland 2-0 Faroe Islands
    1-0 Derdiyok 27, 2-0 Lichtsteiner 83
    Sommer, Lichtsteiner, Xhaka, Behrami, Rodríguez, Stocker (69 Fernandes), Džemaili (80 Steffen), Mehmedi, Derdiyok (87 Seferović), Djourou, Schär
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Switzerland 1-0 Latvia
    1-0 Drmic 66
    Sommer, Lichtsteiner, Moubandje, Seferović (83 Freuler), Xhaka, Džemaili, Fernandes (64 Drmic), Mehmedi, Djourou, Schär, Shaqiri (77 St. Zuber)
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Faroe Islands 0-2 Switzerland
    0-1 Xhaka 36, 0-2 Shaqiri 59
    Sommer, Lichtsteiner, Moubandje, Seferović (78 Derdiyok), Xhaka, Behrami, Akanji, Džemaili (86 Freuler), Mehmedi (62 St. Zuber), Djourou, Shaqiri
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Switzerland 3-0 Andorra
    1-0 Seferović 43, 2-0 Seferović 63, 3-0 Lichtsteiner 67
    Sommer, Lichtsteiner, Akanji, Freuler, Seferović, Xhaka (66 Zakaria), Rodríguez, St. Zuber (46 Derdiyok), Mehmedi (73 Fernandes), Schär, Shaqiri
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Latvia 0-3 Switzerland
    0-1 Seferović 9, 0-2 Džemaili 55, 0-3 Rodríguez 58 (P)
    Sommer, Lichtsteiner (80 M. Lang), Seferović (76 Derdiyok), Xhaka (77 Zakaria), Behrami, Rodríguez, Džemaili, Mehmedi, Djourou, Schär, Shaqiri
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Switzerland-Hungary
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Portugal-Switzerland

Hungary

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Faroe Islands 0-0 Hungary
    Gulácsi, Lang, Kádár, Fiola, Elek, Dzsudzsák, A. Nagy, Németh (70 Nikolić), Kleinheisler (80 Stieber), Priskin (27 Szalai), Guzmics
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Hungary 2-3 Switzerland
    0-1 Seferović 51, 1-1 Szalai 53, 1-2 Rodríguez 67, 2-2 Szalai 71, 2-3 Stocker 89
    Gulácsi, Lang, Kádár, Fiola, Dzsudzsák, A. Nagy, Szalai (87 Nikolić), Gera, Kleinheisler (76 Németh), Stieber, Guzmics
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Latvia 0-2 Hungary
    0-1 Gyurcsó 10, 0-2 Szalai 77
    Gulácsi, Korhut, Kádár, Dzsudzsák, A. Nagy, Szalai, Gera (83 Vida), Gyurcsó, Bese, Nikolić (46 Kleinheisler ), Guzmics
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Hungary 4-0 Andorra
    1-0 Gera 34, 2-0 Lang 43, 3-0 Gyurcsó 73, 4-0 Szalai 88
    Gulácsi, Lang, Korhut, Dzsudzsák, A. Nagy, Szalai, Gera (84 Böde), Kleinheisler (74 Stieber), Gyurcsó (81 Németh), Guzmics, Bese
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Portugal 3-0 Hungary
    1-0 André Silva 32, 2-0 Ronaldo 36, 3-0 Ronaldo 65
    Gulácsi, Lang (46 Lovrencsics), Korhut, Kádár, Dzsudzsák, A. Nagy, Szalai, Gera (85 Pintér), Gyurcsó (69 Kalmár), Paulo Vinícius, Bese
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Andorra 1-0 Hungary
    1-0 Rebés 26
    Gulácsi, Lang (56 Balogh), Paulo Vinícius, Dzsudzsák, A. Nagy, Eppel, Kleinheisler , Gyurcsó (71 Sallai), Stieber (21 D. Nagy), Bese, Be. Tóth
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Hungary 3-1 Latvia
    1-0 Kádár 6, 2-0 Szalai 26, 2-1 Freimanis 40, 3-1 Dzsudzsák 68
    Gulácsi, Korhut, Kádár, Dzsudzsák, A. Nagy, Szalai (66 Böde), Pátkai, R. Varga (86 Lovrencsics), Stieber (74 Elek), Guzmics, Bese
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Hungary 0-1 Portugal
    0-1 André Silva 48
    Gulácsi, Korhut, Kádár, Fiola, Elek (67 Pintér), Dzsudzsák, Eppel (61 Böde), Lovrencsics (78 R. Varga), Pátkai, Priskin, Guzmics
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Switzerland-Hungary
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Hungary-Faroe Islands

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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.