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The Opposition Manager - Georgia Vs Wales
Opposition manager: Georgia vs Wales
GEORGIA: VLADIMIR WEISS
Weiss, who turned 53 late last month, played international football for both Czechoslovakia and Slovakia.
In his first coaching post with Bratislava-based Artmedia, Weiss won the Slovak league title and reached the group stage of the 2005-06 Champions League. He then had a 16-month spell with FC Saturn Moscow Oblast before returning to Artmedia in June 2007.
In 2008, he became the head coach of the Slovakia national team, guiding them to the 2010 World Cup – their first-ever qualification for a major tournament. In South Africa, Slovakia reached the last 16, beating Italy 3-2 on the way.
In January 2012, he parted company with Slovakia following the team’s failure to qualify for Euro 2012.
Weiss then worked in Kazakhstan for three years, managing FC Kairat, before taking over as boss of the Georgia national team in March 2016.