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Olympic Stadium (Kiev) (ATT 31,000) 26th March 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Kenn Hansen

Ukraine Ukraine vs Moldova Moldova

Ukraine 2

A Yarmolenko (61)
Y Khacheridi (70)
T Stepanenko (S/O 90+2)

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Moldova 1

A Suvorov (80)

Ukraine avoid Moldova upset

Yarmolenko and Khacheridi on target against Moldova

Last Updated: 26/03/13 9:37pm

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Andriy Yarmolenko: Was on target for Ukraine to help down Moldova

Andriy Yarmolenko: Was on target for Ukraine to help down Moldova

Goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Yevhen Khacheridi earned Ukraine all three points against Moldova but only after the visitors had nearly caused an upset in Odessa.

Alexandr Suvorov netted what turned out to be a consolation for the visitors but meant a tense finish to the World Cup Group H qualifier for the home side, who also played out the final minutes with 10 men after losing Taras Stepanenko to a red card in stoppage time.

With five minutes gone Yarmolenko's corner found Oleg Gusev but his header was wide of the Moldova goal.

Ukraine's Yevhen Seleznyov then shot from 12 yards but keeper Stanislav Namasco parried the effort.

Yarmolenko's effort from distance was tipped over by Namasco as Ukraine continued to press, Gusev heading over the bar with 15 minutes gone.

Namasco again denied Yarmolenko before the same player was off target with his next effort.

Anatoliy Tymoschuk shot from distance but this time Semion Bulgaru got in the way as Moldova continued to hold on.

Ukraine switched to trying their luck from longer distance but Olexander Kucher fired over from 35 yards.

Yarmolenko shot wide from six yards after being set up by a cross from Gusev who later headed off target with Ukraine's next chance.

Just before half-time Namasco tipped over Gusev's free-kick and Moldova then cleared two Ukraine corners to keep the scores level.

Moldova continued to soak up the pressure in the second half but after an hour Yarmolenko opened the scoring when he shot in following a header by Roman Zozulya.

Ukraine extended their lead 10 minutes later when Gusev's corner was headed in by Khacheridi.

With 10 minutes to go Moldova pulled a goal back from a rare attack, Suvorov shooting home from a pass by Anatolie Doros.

Moldova's Serghei Gheorghiev and Ukraine's Gusev were both off target from long range as Ukraine, despite the late dismissal of Stepanenko for violent conduct, claimed the points

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FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group A

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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

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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

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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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