European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Andorra||Estadi Nacional - Andorra la VellaSaturday 7 October 2017|
20.45CET (20.45 local time) Group B - Matchday 9
|07/10/2016||QR (GS)||Portugal - Andorra||6-0||Aveiro||Ronaldo 2, 4, 47, 68, João Cancelo 44, André Silva 86|
|01/09/2001||QR (GS)||Andorra - Portugal||1-7||Lleida||Roberto Jonás 42; Nuno Gomes 36, 40, 45, 90, Pauleta 39, Rui Jorge 45, Conceição 58|
|28/02/2001||QR (GS)||Portugal - Andorra||3-0||Funchal||Luís Figo 1, 49, Pauleta 36|
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|-||Ferran Pol||28/02/1983||34||FC Andorra||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Ildefons Lima||10/12/1979||37||FC Santa Coloma||*||7||0||0||0|
|-||Marc Garcia||21/03/1988||29||AEC Manlleu||-||4||0||0||0|
|-||Jordi Rubio||01/11/1987||29||UE Santa Coloma||*||5||0||0||0|
|-||David Maneiro||16/02/1989||28||UE Santa Coloma||*||1||0||0||0|
|-||Moisés San Nicolás||17/09/1993||24||FC Santa Coloma||*||6||0||0||0|
|-||Chus Rubio||09/09/1994||23||UE Santa Coloma||-||5||0||0||0|
|-||Gabriel Riera||05/06/1985||32||FC Santa Coloma||*||4||0||0||0|
|-||Sergi Moreno||25/11/1987||29||FC Andorra||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Victor Moreira||05/10/1982||35||FC Andorra||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Marc Rebés||03/07/1994||23||FC Santa Coloma||-||5||1||0||0|
|-||Victor Rodríguez||07/09/1987||30||FC Santa Coloma||*||3||0||0||0|
|-||Jordi Aláez||23/01/1998||19||FC Andorra||-||6||0||0||0|
|-||Juli Sánchez||20/06/1978||39||FC Santa Coloma||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Ludovic Clemente||09/05/1986||31||FC Andorra||-||5||0||0||0|
|-||Alex Martínez||10/10/1998||18||FC Andorra||-||6||1||0||0|
|-||Rui Patrício||15/02/1988||29||Sporting CP||-||8||0||0||0|
|-||José Fonte||22/12/1983||33||West Ham||*||7||0||0||0|
|-||William Carvalho||07/04/1992||25||Sporting CP||-||6||2||0||0|
|-||Bernardo Silva||10/08/1994||23||Man. City||-||5||0||0||0|
|-||Gelson Martins||11/05/1995||22||Sporting CP||*||5||0||0||0|
|-||Bruno Fernandes||08/09/1994||23||Sporting CP||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Cristiano Ronaldo||05/02/1985||32||Real Madrid||*||7||14||0||0|
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Date of birth: 4 September 1970
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.
Date of birth: 10 October 1954
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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No such matches refereed
|14/04/2014||UYL||Final||SL Benfica||FC Barcelona||0-3||Nyon|
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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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