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Greece and Bosnia draw blank

Teams play out goalless stalemate in Piraeus

Last Updated: 12/10/12 10:45pm

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Theofanis Gekas: Came close to scoring when he struck the post

Theofanis Gekas: Came close to scoring when he struck the post

Greece and Bosnia-Herzegovina maintained their unbeaten starts to World Cup qualifying Group G with a hard-fought goalless draw in Piraeus.

The result left both teams, who entered the game with 100 per cent records in the pool, locked together on seven points along with Slovakia after three matches.

The pressure to avoid defeat was evident in the opening stages but the home side made an early impression with Theofanis Gekas striking the post with less than five minutes on the clock.

Bosnia-Herzegovina goalkeeper Asmir Begovic also had to be alert to save a long-range free-kick from Vassilis Torosidis in the 22nd minute as the home side continued to dominate the early stages.

Greece keeper Orestis Karnezis was not tested until the 26th minute, when he held a shot from Edin Dzeko, but the visitors almost grabbed the lead on 41 minutes when Karnezis produced a fantastic save to deny Senad Lulic.

The visitors started the second half well, with Dzeko flashing a 49th-minute shot just wide, but Begovic was forced to punch away a succession of corners as the Greeks pushed to break the deadlock.

Begovic saved with his feet to deny Dimitris Salpingidis in the 79th minute, while at the other end Karnezis caught a curling 25-yard strike from Miroslav Stevanovic.

Neither side looked particularly likely to grab a winner in the dying minutes, Zvjezdan Misimovic coming closest in the 87th minute with a dipping corner that was well cleared by Alexis Tsiolis.

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Matches

  • FIFA World Cup European Qualifying

    Fri 12th Oct - Group F
    Fri 12th Oct - Group I
    Fri 12th Oct - Group B
    Fri 12th Oct - Group C
    • Faroe Islands
      1 - 2
      Sweden
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    • Kazakhstan
      0 - 0
      Austria
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    • Rep Ireland
      1 - 6
      Germany
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    Fri 12th Oct - Group E
    Fri 12th Oct - Group G
    • Liechtenstein
      0 - 2
      Lithuania
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    • Slovakia
      2 - 1
      Latvia
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    • Greece
      0 - 0
      Bos & Herz
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    Fri 12th Oct - Group D
    Fri 12th Oct - Group H
    Fri 12th Oct - Group A

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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