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City (ATT 31,000) 16th October 2012 - Kick off 19:30 Ref: B Nijhuis

Macedonia Macedonia vs Serbia Serbia

Macedonia 1

A Ibraimi (pen 61)

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Serbia 0

N Tomovic (S/O 59)

Macedonia stun Serbia

Ibraimi nets only goal of Group A clash

Last Updated: 16/10/12 10:47pm

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Agim Ibraimi: Struck to give Macedonia a surprise win over Serbia

Agim Ibraimi: Struck to give Macedonia a surprise win over Serbia

Macedonia recorded their first win in World Cup qualifying - a result which left visitors Serbia six points behind Group A pace-setters Belgium and Croatia.

Agim Ibraimi scored the only goal with a second-half penalty after Serbia's Nenad Tomovic was sent off.

Serbia were flat in attack and were unable to break down the home defence, while full-back Aleksandar Kolarov was wasteful from set-pieces.

Dusan Tadic shot wide for Serbia in the second minute before Boban Grncarov tested visiting keeper Zeljko Brkic.

Manchester City's Kolarov shot wide three times in quick succession, while Mirko Ivanovski's curler at the other end was also off target.

Two minutes into the second half, Kolarov tried to catch out Brkic direct from a free-kick in his own half, but the keeper was alert to the danger and saved.

Macedonia went ahead in the 58th minute when Tomovic hacked down Ivanovski in the penalty area and was shown a straight red card, and Ibraimi slotted the ball low inside the left post.

Milan Bisevac's block prevented Ferhan Hasani doubling the home side's lead in the 67th minute, but Serbia were struggling to create chances of their own.

Zoran Tosic saw a cross cleared by Ivanovski and then sent a poor shot soaring over the crossbar.

Aleksandar Ignjovski went closest to an equaliser with five minutes remaining when his drive from the edge of the box was well saved by Macedonia keeper Tome Pacovski.

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Matches

  • FIFA World Cup European Qualifying

    Tue 16th Oct - Group F
    Tue 16th Oct - Group I
    Tue 16th Oct - Group G
    • Latvia
      2 - 0
      Liechtenstein
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    • Bos & Herz
      3 - 0
      Lithuania
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    • Slovakia
      0 - 1
      Greece
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    Tue 16th Oct - Group D
    Tue 16th Oct - Group A
    Tue 16th Oct - Group B
    Tue 16th Oct - Group E
    Tue 16th Oct - Group H
    • Ukraine
      0 - 1
      Montenegro
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    • San Marino
      0 - 2
      Moldova
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      TV
    Tue 16th Oct - Group C
    • Faroe Islands
      1 - 4
      Rep Ireland
      bet
      TV
    • Austria
      4 - 0
      Kazakhstan
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    • Germany
      4 - 4
      Sweden
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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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