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FIFA World Cup European Qualifying

Lokomotiv Stadium (ATT 12,000) 7th September 2012 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: A Mateu Lahoz

Russia Russia vs Northern Ireland N Ireland

Russia 2

V Fayzulin (30)
R Shirokov (pen 78)

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  1. FULL TIME. Russia 2 Northern Ireland 0.

  2. 90+1

    NI come agonisingly close, and again through McAuley who drills a half-volley at goal from a free-kick, with the elbow of Shirokov keeping it out of the net.

  3. 90

    Two minutes of added time to be played.

  4. 90

    Russia nearly score a beauty. A wonderful move results in Kombarov drilling a ball across goal from the left but Kerzhakov just can't find that spring to meet it.

  5. 88

    Korokin draws the foul from J Evans, a move that the defender really should have seen coming, and Russia have another free-kick on the right side.

  6. 87

    Kerzhakov again tries his luck, but he is left staring into the sky as he sees his effort fly wide of the far post.

  7. 86

    Dangerous moments again as McAuley clatters into Kerzhakov from behind, earning a booking, and conceding a free-kick 25 yards out.

  8. 85

    Goalscorer Fayzulin makes way in place of Glushakov for Russia.

  9. 84

    The disappointing Evans heads off and Shiels replaces him.

  10. 83

    Russia calmly keep possession until Davis nips in, showing the urgency that his team-mates need to show to get back into this game. Lafferty ends up with the ball but a smart tackle from Ignashevich wins it back for the hosts.

  11. 81

    Cathcart nearly heads C Evans into trouble but the midfielder stays calm under pressure from Kerzhakov and plays back to Carroll.

  12. 80

    From a NI corner, McAuley's header is cleared off the line as the visitors create their best chance of the game. Excellent defensive work in the end from Fayzulin.

  13. 78

    Carroll is sent the wrong way and a calm penalty sees Russia 2-0 up. Surely game over for Northern Ireland barring a miracle here.

  14. 78

    GOAL! Shirokov scores!

  15. 77

    Penalty to Russia! Cathcart leans on Korokin in the box and another harsh decision goes against Northern Ireland.

  16. 76

    Ward comes off after a frustrating shift and Little takes his place in a NI change.

  17. 75

    Kerzhakov hits the post from the free-kick! A teriffic effort from the striker ends with NI clearing frantically.

  18. 74

    NI are furious as they feel that Bystrov dived, replays showing he did just that. Regardless this is a real chance for Russia.

  19. 73

    Brunt turns away from Denisov skillfully but C Evans again gives the ball away cheaply. Moments later, McAuley trips Bystrov right on the edge of NI's penalty area, the defender booked in the process.

  20. 72

    Russia advance forward with NI's shape much improved compared to 15 minutes ago. Play is switched from left to right but the visitors do well to press the hosts back into their own half.

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Matches

  • FIFA World Cup European Qualifying

    Fri 7th Sep - Group F
    Fri 7th Sep - Group C
    • Kazakhstan
      1 - 2
      Rep Ireland
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    • Germany
      3 - 0
      Faroe Islands
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    Fri 7th Sep - Group G
    • Liechtenstein
      1 - 8
      Bos & Herz
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    • Lithuania
      1 - 1
      Slovakia
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    • Latvia
      1 - 2
      Greece
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    Fri 7th Sep - Group I
    Fri 7th Sep - Group B
    Fri 7th Sep - Group D
    Fri 7th Sep - Group A
    Fri 7th Sep - Group E
    Fri 7th Sep - Group H

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 and Herzegovina 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