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Olympiastadion (ATT 18,000) 6th June 2009 - Kick off 17:00 Ref: L Kovarik

Finland Finland vs Liechtenstein Liechtenstein

Finland 2

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Liechtenstein 1

Johansson spares Finns' blushes

Strike duo help hosts come from behind to beat minnows

Last Updated: 06/06/09 10:11pm

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Johansson: Grabbed winner

Johansson: Grabbed winner

Finland are still in the hunt to claim second spot in Group 4 after a gritty 2-1 home win over Liechtenstein.

The group minnows briefly threatened to cause an upset after taking an early lead, but goals from Mikael Forssell and Jonathan Johansson saw the Finns home.

Liechtenstein, who are bottom of the group and without a win, took the lead on 13 minutes with their first goal of the campaign after Mario Frick collected a Beni Fischer pass to score beyond Jussi Jaaskelainen.

The hosts toiled in search of an equaliser and were eventually rewarded on 33 minutes when former Birmingham striker Forssell, who had earlier missed two good chances, tapped home Aleksei Eremenko's cross.

Veteran forward Johansson spared Finland's blushes with the winner on 71 minutes when he slotted home after being played in by Roman Eremenko.

The result leaves Finland third in the table on 10 points, one point beind Russia, with both teams having played five matches, while leaders Germany have 16 points from six fixtures.

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Matches

  • FIFA World Cup European Qualifying

    Sat 6th Jun - Group D
    • Azerbaijan
      0 - 1
      Wales
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    • Finland
      2 - 1
      Liechtenstein
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    Sat 6th Jun - Group F
    Sat 6th Jun - Group C
    • Slovakia
      7 - 0
      San Marino
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    Sat 6th Jun - Group I
    • Macedonia
      0 - 0
      Norway
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    • Iceland
      1 - 2
      Netherlands
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    Sat 6th Jun - Group H
    • Cyprus
      2 - 2
      Montenegro
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    • Bulgaria
      1 - 1
      Rep Ireland
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    Sat 6th Jun - Group A
    Sat 6th Jun - Group G

Tables

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group A

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Belgium 10 26
2 Croatia 10 17
3 Serbia 10 14
4 Scotland 10 11
5 Wales 10 10
6 Macedonia 10 7

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group B

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Italy 10 22
2 Denmark 10 16
3 Czech Republic 10 15
4 Bulgaria 10 13
5 Armenia 10 13
6 Malta 10 3

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group C

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Germany 10 28
2 Sweden 10 20
3 Austria 10 17
4 Republic of Ireland 10 14
5 Kazakhstan 10 5
6 Faroe Islands 10 1

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group D

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Netherlands 10 28
2 Romania 10 19
3 Hungary 10 17
4 Turkey 10 16
5 Estonia 10 7
6 Andorra 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group E

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Switzerland 10 24
2 Iceland 10 17
3 Slovenia 10 15
4 Norway 10 12
5 Albania 10 11
6 Cyprus 10 5

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group F

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Russia 10 22
2 Portugal 10 21
3 Israel 10 14
4 Azerbaijan 10 9
5 Northern Ireland 10 7
6 Luxembourg 10 6

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group G

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bosnia 10 25
2 Greece 10 25
3 Slovakia 10 13
4 Lithuania 10 11
5 Latvia 10 8
6 Liechtenstein 10 2

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group H

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 England 10 22
2 Ukraine 10 21
3 Montenegro 10 15
4 Poland 10 13
5 Moldova 10 11
6 San Marino 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group I

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Spain 8 20
2 France 8 17
3 Finland 8 9
4 Georgia 8 5
5 Belarus 8 4

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