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AndorraAndorraEstadi Nacional - Andorra la VellaSaturday 7 October 2017
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group B - Matchday 9
PortugalPortugal
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/10/2016QR (GS)Portugal - Andorra6-0
AveiroRonaldo 2, 4, 47, 68, João Cancelo 44, André Silva 86
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
01/09/2001QR (GS)Andorra - Portugal1-7
LleidaRoberto Jonás 42; Nuno Gomes 36, 40, 45, 90, Pauleta 39, Rui Jorge 45, Conceição 58
28/02/2001QR (GS)Portugal - Andorra3-0
FunchalLuís Figo 1, 49, Pauleta 36
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Andorra10012002----4004120
Portugal22001100----4400201

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Squad list Only this chapter

Andorra - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Ferran Pol28/02/198334FC Andorra - 1000
-Josep Gomes03/12/198531Illescas*7000
-Victor Silverio15/04/199720Lusitans - 0000
Defenders
-Ildefons Lima10/12/197937FC Santa Coloma*7000
-Marc Garcia21/03/198829AEC Manlleu - 4000
-Jordi Rubio01/11/198729UE Santa Coloma*5000
-Emili Garcia11/01/198928Andorra *4000
-David Maneiro16/02/198928UE Santa Coloma*1000
-Moisés San Nicolás17/09/199324FC Santa Coloma*6000
-Chus Rubio09/09/199423UE Santa Coloma - 5000
-Max Llovera08/01/199720Lleida - 8000
Midfielders
-Gabriel Riera05/06/198532FC Santa Coloma*4000
-Sergi Moreno25/11/198729FC Andorra - 1000
-Marc Vales04/04/199027SJK - 6000
-Marcio Vieira10/10/198432Monzón - 7000
-Victor Moreira05/10/198235FC Andorra - 3000
-Marc Rebés03/07/199423FC Santa Coloma - 5100
-Victor Rodríguez07/09/198730FC Santa Coloma*3000
-Jordi Aláez23/01/199819FC Andorra - 6000
Forwards
-Juli Sánchez20/06/197839FC Santa Coloma - 1000
-Ludovic Clemente09/05/198631FC Andorra - 5000
-Aaron Sánchez05/06/199621Lleida - 2000
-Alex Martínez10/10/199818FC Andorra - 6100
Coach
-Koldo Alvarez04/09/197047 - 8000
Portugal - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Beto01/05/198235Göztepe Izmir - 0000
-Rui Patrício15/02/198829Sporting CP - 8000
-Anthony Lopes01/10/199027Lyon - 0000
Defenders
-Eliseu01/10/198334Benfica - 2000
-Pepe26/02/198334Beşiktaş - 6000
-José Fonte22/12/198333West Ham*7000
-Antunes01/04/198730Getafe - 2000
-Cédric31/08/199126Southampton*5000
-Luís Neto26/05/198829Fenerbahçe - 0000
-Nélson Semedo16/11/199323Barcelona - 1000
Midfielders
-Ricardo Quaresma26/09/198334Beşiktaş*8000
-João Moutinho08/09/198631Monaco - 7100
-William Carvalho07/04/199225Sporting CP - 6200
-João Mário19/01/199324Internazionale - 7000
-Danilo09/09/199126Porto - 1000
-André Gomes30/07/199324Barcelona*6000
-Bernardo Silva10/08/199423Man. City - 5000
-Gelson Martins11/05/199522Sporting CP*5000
-Bruno Fernandes08/09/199423Sporting CP - 0000
Forwards
-Cristiano Ronaldo05/02/198532Real Madrid*71400
-Éder22/12/198729Lokomotiv Moskva - 2000
-André Silva06/11/199521Milan - 8700
-Gonçalo Guedes29/11/199620Valencia - 0000
Coach
-Fernando Santos10/10/195462 - 8000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Koldo Alvarez

Date of birth: 4 September 1970
Nationality: Andorran
Playing career: Club Atlético de Madrid, CD Toledo, UD Salamanca, FC Andorra (twice), CF Balaguer
Coaching career: Andorra

• A reserve goalkeeper at Atlético, Koldo came through the club's youth ranks and lifted the Copa del Rey with the Spanish side in 1991/92.

• Leaving the capital in search of first-team football, Koldo played for Toledo before winning promotion to the Spanish second division with Salamanca in 1993/94.

• Signed for FC Andorra in the summer of 1994, dividing his time between playing for the club's first team and acting as a youth coach with the national Under-17, U19 and U21 sides.

• Capped 79 times by Andorra before his retirement following a 6-0 loss to England at Wembley in June 2009. Named his country's best player of the last 50 years by the Andorran Football Federation (FAF).

• Took over as coach of the national team in February 2010 after the departure of David Rodrigo, though his side finished bottom of their qualifying groups for UEFA EURO 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. That was again the case in the UEFA EURO 2016 preliminaries, although Andorra did score four goals – setting a new best mark for the competition.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=1445163.html#koldo+alvarez

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Fernando Santos

Date of birth: 10 October 1954
Nationality: Portuguese
Playing career: SL Benfica, CS Marítimo, Estoril Praia
Coaching career: Estoril Praia, CF Estrela da Amadora, FC Porto, AEK Athens FC (twice), Panathinaikos FC, Sporting Clube de Portugal, SL Benfica, PAOK FC, Greece, Portugal

• A left-back, Santos started his playing days at home-town club Benfica before two-year stints with Marítimo and Estoril-Praia. Retired in 1975.

• After a career change as a technician – Santos holds a degree in electrical and telecommunications engineering – he returned to football in 1987, taking over at former team Estoril-Praia. Stayed seven years, guiding them to two promotions and the Portuguese top flight.

• Had four seasons with Estrela da Amadora prior to joining Porto in 1998. Led his side to the Liga title in his first term, adding two domestic cups before departing for AEK in 2001. Again made an instant impact, lifting the 2002 Greek Cup. Went to Panathinaikos that summer followed by spells at Sporting, AEK and Benfica.

• He then revived PAOK's fortunes, steering them to runners-up spot in the 2009/10 Super League to earn a place in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round. Announced his departure in May 2010 and was confirmed as Otto Rehhagel's successor as Greece coach six weeks later, proving an immediate hit as he helped them to UEFA EURO 2012.

• Repeated the feat for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, guiding them to the last 16, before stepping down. He was appointed by Portugal that September after Paulo Bento's departure following a 1-0 defeat by Albania and led them to UEFA EURO 2016 thanks to seven successive victories. The crowning glory was to come in France, Portugal remaining unbeaten throughout the tournament and defeating the hosts in the St-Denis final thanks to Éder's extra-time goal.

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeMiroslav Zelinka (CZE)
  • Assistant refereesOndřej Pelikán (CZE) , Jan Paták (CZE)
  • Fourth officialZbynek Proske (CZE)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerMetin Kazancioglu (TUR)
  • Referee observerJohn Ward (IRL)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Miroslav Zelinka23/02/1981445

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
07/11/2012U19QRBulgariaAndorra7-0Tatabanya
14/04/2014UYLFinalSL BenficaFC Barcelona0-3Nyon

Last updated 05/10/2017 12:14CET

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

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2400492.html#competition+facts

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Andorra

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group B - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Switzerland880018324
    Portugal870128421
    Hungary831411910
    Faroe Islands82244158
    Andorra81162174
    Latvia81073183
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Andorra 0-1 Latvia
    0-1 Šabala 48
    Ferran Pol, C. Martínez, Vales, Ildefons Lima, M. Vieira, Riera (30 Rebés), Clemente (78 Pujol), Aláez (83 Moreira), Llovera, Marc Garcia, Jordi Rubio
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Portugal 6-0 Andorra
    1-0 Ronaldo 2, 2-0 Ronaldo 4, 3-0 João Cancelo 44, 4-0 Ronaldo 47, 5-0 Ronaldo 68, 6-0 André Silva 86
    Gomes, C. Martínez (76 Moreira), Vales, Rebés, Ildefons Lima, M. Vieira, Aláez (73 Pujol), Llovera, Marc Garcia (49 M. San Nicolás), Rodríguez, Jordi Rubio
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Andorra 1-2 Switzerland
    0-1 Schär 19 (P) , 0-2 Mehmedi 77, 1-2 Alex Martínez 90+1
    Gomes, Vales, Emili Garcia, Ildefons Lima, Pujol (84 Riera), M. Vieira (80 C. Martínez), Clemente (73 Alex Martínez), M. San Nicolás, Llovera, Rodríguez, Chus Rubio
  • 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
    Gomes, C. Martínez (67 Alex Martínez), Vales, Emili Garcia, Pujol (87 Juli Sánchez), M. Vieira, Aláez, M. San Nicolás, Chus Rubio, Llovera, Rodríguez (83 Moreira)
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Andorra 0-0 Faroe Islands
    Gomes, C. Martínez, Vales, Ildefons Lima, Pujol (54 Alex Martínez), M. Vieira, Aláez, M. San Nicolás, Chus Rubio (46 Marc Garcia), Llovera, Jordi Rubio (77 Clemente)
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Andorra 1-0 Hungary
    1-0 Rebés 26
    Gomes, Vales, Rebés, Ildefons Lima, Pujol (88 Josep Ayala), Clemente (83 Riera), Aláez (68 David Maneiro), M. San Nicolás, Alex Martínez, Llovera, Chus Rubio
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Switzerland 3-0 Andorra
    1-0 Seferović 43, 2-0 Seferović 63, 3-0 Lichtsteiner 67
    Gomes, Rebés, Ildefons Lima, Pujol (91 Moreno), M. Vieira, Clemente (82 Emili Garcia), Aláez, Alex Martínez (76 A. Sánchez), Llovera, Marc Garcia, Jordi Rubio
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Faroe Islands 1-0 Andorra
    1-0 Sørensen 31
    Gomes, Chus Rubio, Rebés, Emili Garcia (77 Gómez), Ildefons Lima, Pujol, M. Vieira, M. San Nicolás, Alex Martínez (88 Riera), Llovera, Jordi Rubio (69 A. Sánchez)
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Andorra-Portugal
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Latvia-Andorra

Portugal

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Switzerland 2-0 Portugal
    1-0 Embolo 24, 2-0 Mehmedi 30
    Rui Patrício, Pepe, Raphaël Guerreiro, Fonte, João Moutinho (68 Quaresma), Éder (46 André Silva), Bernardo Silva, William Carvalho (46 João Mário), Nani, Cédric, Adrien Silva
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Portugal 6-0 Andorra
    1-0 Ronaldo 2, 2-0 Ronaldo 4, 3-0 João Cancelo 44, 4-0 Ronaldo 47, 5-0 Ronaldo 68, 6-0 André Silva 86
    Rui Patrício, Pepe (72 Gelson Martins), Raphaël Guerreiro (52 Antunes), Fonte, Ronaldo, João Moutinho, Bernardo Silva, André Gomes (66 João Mário), André Silva, Quaresma, João Cancelo
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Faroe Islands 0-6 Portugal
    0-1 André Silva 12, 0-2 André Silva 22, 0-3 André Silva 37, 0-4 Ronaldo 65, 0-5 João Moutinho 90+1, 0-6 João Cancelo 90+3
    Rui Patrício, Pepe, Antunes, Fonte, Ronaldo, João Mário (81 João Moutinho), William Carvalho, André Gomes, André Silva (79 Éder), Quaresma (67 Gelson Martins), João Cancelo
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Portugal 4-1 Latvia
    1-0 Ronaldo 28 (P) , 1-1 Zjuzins 67, 2-1 William Carvalho 70, 3-1 Ronaldo 85, 4-1 Bruno Alves 90+2
    Rui Patrício, Bruno Alves, Raphaël Guerreiro, Fonte, Ronaldo, João Mário (71 Gelson Martins), William Carvalho, João Cancelo, Nani (65 Quaresma), André Silva, André Gomes (87 Renato Sanches)
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Portugal 3-0 Hungary
    1-0 André Silva 32, 2-0 Ronaldo 36, 3-0 Ronaldo 65
    Rui Patrício, Pepe, Raphaël Guerreiro, Fonte, Ronaldo, João Mário (83 João Moutinho), William Carvalho, André Gomes (86 Pizzi), André Silva (67 Bernardo Silva), Quaresma, Cédric
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Latvia 0-3 Portugal
    0-1 Ronaldo 41, 0-2 Ronaldo 63, 0-3 André Silva 67
    Rui Patrício, Bruno Alves, Raphaël Guerreiro, Fonte, Ronaldo, João Moutinho, André Silva (80 Nani), William Carvalho, André Gomes, Gelson Martins (57 Quaresma), Cédric (71 Semedo)
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Portugal 5-1 Faroe Islands
    1-0 Ronaldo 3, 2-0 Ronaldo 29 (P) , 2-1 Baldvinsson 38, 3-1 William Carvalho 58, 4-1 Ronaldo 65, 5-1 Nélson Oliveira 84
    Rui Patrício, Pepe, Fonte, Ronaldo, João Moutinho (72 André Gomes), André Silva (81 Nélson Oliveira), João Mário (59 Quaresma), Bernardo Silva, William Carvalho, Eliseu, Cédric
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Hungary 0-1 Portugal
    0-1 André Silva 48
    Rui Patrício, Bruno Alves, Pepe, Fábio Coentrão (28 Eliseu), Ronaldo, João Moutinho, André Silva (86 Quaresma), João Mário, Danilo, Gelson Martins (63 Bernardo Silva), Cédric
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Andorra-Portugal
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Portugal-Switzerland

Last updated 15/09/2017 11:59CET

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
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