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Drab goalless draw in Prague keeps Group B wide open

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Petr Cech: Barely tested as Czech Republic kept a clean sheet

Petr Cech: Barely tested as Czech Republic kept a clean sheet

Czech Republic and Bulgaria cancelled each other out as they played out a drab goalless draw in their 2014 World Cup qualification Group B clash in Prague.

There was just one save of note when Nikolay Mihailov denied Czech midfielder Vladimar Darida a little more than a quarter of an hour from full-time.

The hosts entered the game third in the group with four points from two games, one behind Bulgaria who had played one game more.

In their last match the Czechs encountered dogged resistance from traditional whipping boys Malta before they eventually ran out 3-1 winners but victory tonight would have put them in a good position behind leaders Italy.

Stanislav Manolev had a shot just 12 seconds into the game and Georgi Iliev put an effort wide as Bulgaria started the brighter in a tight opening to the game between two evenly-matched teams.

The hosts did not threaten until midway through the half when Tomas Sivok headed Jaroslav Plasil's corner over from the six-yard line.

Their next opening also came from a Plasil corner, this time Petr Jiracek sending his header wide.

However, half-time arrived with neither side having carved out a clear-cut opening.

Jiracek's left-footed shot was comfortably gathered by Mihailov, with opposite number Petr Cech responding in kind from Ivelin Popov's 20-yard attempt and Georgi Milanov heading wide from close range for Bulgaria before shooting over.

It was not until the 74th minute that either goalkeeper was properly tested, with Mihailov tipping midfielder Darida's shot over.

Tomas Hubschman shot over for the hosts and team-mate Michal Kadlec drilled wide as the clock ticked down but the game ended soon after.

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  • 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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    Tue 16th Oct - Group C
    • Faroe Islands
      1 - 4
      Rep Ireland
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    • Austria
      4 - 0
      Kazakhstan
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    • Germany
      4 - 4
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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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