European qualifiers - 2016/18 SeasonMatch press kits
|Gibraltar||Estádio Algarve - Faro-LouléSaturday 7 October 2017|
18.00CET (17.00 local time) Group H - Matchday 9
|07/10/2016||QR (GS)||Estonia - Gibraltar||4-0||Tallinn||Käit 47, 70, Vassiljev 52, Mošnikov 88|
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|-||Jamie Robba||26/10/1991||25||St Joseph's||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Kyle Goldwin||24/04/1985||32||Gibraltar United||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Erin Barnett||02/09/1996||21||Gibraltar United||-||3||0||0||0|
|-||Jayce Mascarenhas-Olivero||02/07/1998||19||Abingdon United||-||6||0||0||0|
|-||James Bosio||24/09/1991||26||Gibraltar United||*||4||0||0||0|
|-||Brad Power||29/10/1992||24||Gibraltar United||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Jamie Coombes||27/05/1996||21||Undy Athletic||-||4||0||0||0|
|-||Liam Walker||13/04/1988||29||Notts County||*||8||1||0||0|
|-||Sykes Garro||26/02/1993||24||College Europa||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Michael Yome||29/08/1994||23||College Europa||-||2||0||0||0|
|-||Paul Peter Podesta||24/07/1990||27||Gibraltar United||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Siim Luts||12/03/1989||28||Bohemians 1905||-||5||0||0||0|
|-||Ilja Antonov||05/12/1992||24||Rudar Velenje||-||3||0||0||0|
Last updated 07/10/2017 11:00CET
Date of birth: 4 February 1954
Playing career: Charlton Athletic FC, Colchester United FC, HJK Helsinki, Exeter City FC, Happy Valley AA, Rabat Ajax FC, Grankulla IFK, IF Gnistan
Coaching career: Brighton & Hove Albion FC, Sliema Wanderers FC, Lions Gibraltar FC, Gibraltar
• A former goalkeeper, London-born Wood played more than 150 games for Charlton and also had spells in Finland, Hong Kong and Malta.
• Among his playing achievements were two Maltese titles and two cups with Rabat.
• In 1996 Wood became assistant to former Charlton team-mate Steve Gritt at Brighton and in 1999 was briefly his successor as manager.
• Further coaching spells followed in the United States, Malta (in charge of Sliema) and English non-league before Wood took over Charlton's European soccer school in Spain in 2004.
• Norwich's goakeeping coach from 2011 to 2012, a spell including promotion and a Premier League season, Wood became Wales Under-21 and U19 goalkeeping coach in 2013, followed by a stint in a similar role at Luton Town FC.
• In May 2014 Wood took over Gibraltar Lions and in July 2015 was appointed as team national coach.
Date of birth: 14 May 1971
Playing career: FC Tallinna Lõvid, SK Tallinna Sport, FC Norma Tallinn, FC Flora Tallinn (twice), Lelle SK, Kotkan TP, JK Tervis Pärnu, Viimsi JK
Coaching career: FC Flora Tallinn, Estonia U18, Estonia U21, Estonia U23, Estonia
• Reim was a defensive midfielder whose international career spanned 17 years after his debut for the newly-independent nation in June 1992 against Slovenia, a 1-1 draw. He won his 157th cap (a European record since surpassed by Latvia's Vitālijs Astafjevs) in June 2009, six months after ending club career.
• Took first steps in the game alongside goalkeeper Mart Poom. Began career in Soviet Estonia's top division aged 16, finishing top scorer in 1990 while playing for Norma.
• Spent bulk of his club career (a combined 16 years) in two stints at Flora, retiring with seven titles and three Estonian Cups to his name. He also reached the Finnish Cup final during his only overseas spell, 18 months at Kotkan.
• Returned to Flora as head coach in December 2009, having served as assistant to Janno Kivisild in the latter part of his playing career; won the Estonian title in 2010 and 2011. Lifted the Estonian Cup in 2012, but left a few months later and established a football academy in Tallinn.
• Has since coached Estonia at various levels – youth, U21s and U23s – with some success. Was named successor to Magnus Pehrsson as senior Estonia coach on 14 September 2016 in the wake of a 5-0 defeat away to Bosnia and Herzegovina in the first match of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA matches|
No such matches refereed
|15/11/2014||U19||QR||Republic of Ireland||Gibraltar||4-1||Wexford|
Last updated 05/10/2017 12:16CET
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
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||8||4||2||2||19||8||14|
Last updated 15/09/2017 12:04CET