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Armenia Armenia vs Czech Republic Czech Rep

Armenia 0

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Czech Rep 3

M Vydra (47, 81)
D Kolar (90+5)

Vydra at the double for Czechs

Watford loanee's double inspires victory

Last Updated: 26/03/13 9:39pm

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Matej Vydra: Scored a double as Czech Republic beat Armenia

Matej Vydra: Scored a double as Czech Republic beat Armenia

Matej Vydra kept the Czech Republic in the hunt for qualification from Group B with a well-taken brace to down Armenia 3-0 in Yerevan.

The Udinese striker, on loan at Watford, won the Championship player of the season award this week and celebrated by heading his country ahead two minutes after half-time.

Vydra has impressed English football fans with his performances in the second tier, where he has scored 20 goals, and his impressive 81st-minute strike was further evidence of the young Czech's burgeoning talent.

Substitute Daniel Kolar then scored to rubberstamp a win that moves Michal Bilek's men on to eight points in their bid to reach next year's World Cup, while Armenia remain in fifth place with three points.

Armenia's Edgar Manucharyan tested Petr Cech with a swerving shot before Czech defender Tomas Sivok scooped over the crossbar in the early exchanges.

Home keeper Roman Berezovsky fumbled a Jaroslav Plasil corner to safety before the break, but two minutes after the restart, the Czech Republic took the lead.

When Plasil lofted the ball across the box to Vydra at the end of a flowing move, the 20-year-old headed across a stranded Berezovsky.

And with nine minutes left to play it was Vydra who put the result beyond doubt with a splendid solo effort as he span his marker to smash the ball home from the edge of the area.

Armenia were beaten but there was still time for Kolar to convert Tomas Hubschman's left-wing cross five minutes into stoppage time.

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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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