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Ramat Gan (ATT 30,000) 11th September 2012 - Kick off 18:00 Ref: M Clattenburg

Israel Israel vs Russia Russia

Israel 0

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Russia 4

A Kerzhakov (6, 64)
A Kokorin (18)
V Fayzulin (77)

Russia cruise to win

Kerzhakov scores twice in second straight win for Capello's men

Last Updated: 11/09/12 8:36pm

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Alexander Kerzhakov: Scored twice in Russia's 4-0 away win over Israel

Alexander Kerzhakov: Scored twice in Russia's 4-0 away win over Israel

Alexander Kerzhakov scored twice as Russia cruised to victory over Israel in World Cup qualifying Group F.

The match was all but over as a contest inside 20 minutes as Kerzhakov and Aleksandr Kokorin put the visitors 2-0 up in Ramat Gan.

Kerzhakov made it 3-0 in the 64th minute and Viktor Faitzulin added a fourth as Fabio Capello's side made it two wins from two qualifiers.

The opening goal came from a free-kick in the sixth minute. Having been fouled by Tal Ben Haim, Kerzhakov stepped up to fire the ball into the top left corner from around 25 yards.

He dragged another effort wide and the opening exchanges were generally scrappy, but Russia doubled their advantage in the 18th minute when Kokorin beat Mallorca keeper Dudu Aouate from 12 yards.

The visitors were dominant and could have had more goals before the interval, but Dennis Glushakov's and Vasili Berezutskiy's efforts were too high and Aouate saved unconvincingly from Kerzhakov.

But Israel enjoyed a spell of pressure shortly before the interval, starting when Bebras Natcho volleyed over from long range.

Maharan Radi wasted a good chance to pull a goal back when his close-range volley also cleared the crossbar, and he was off target twice more in stoppage-time.

Israel introduced Eden Ben Basat and Ben Sahar at the break and the former headed Natcho's free-kick over shortly afterwards.

Glushakov and Alexander Samedov threatened for Russia before Ben Basat headed Hen Hzra's corner wide.

But Russia put the game well and truly to bed when Faitzulin crossed from the left and Kerzhakov slotted home from six yards.

And Faitzulin grabbed a goal of his own in the 77th minute, converting Samedov's low cross at the near post.

Radi and Yoav Ziv were unable to conjure an Israeli goal as their side finished well beaten.

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  • FIFA World Cup European Qualifying

    Tue 11th Sep - Group E
    Tue 11th Sep - Group F
    Tue 11th Sep - Group I
    Tue 11th Sep - Group D
    Tue 11th Sep - Group B
    Tue 11th Sep - Group G
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    • Slovakia
      2 - 0
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      2 - 0
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    Tue 11th Sep - Group A
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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

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