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Slovenia Slovenia vs Albania Albania

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K Kampl (19)

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World Cup qualifying: Kevin Kampl strike nets three points for Slovenia

Last Updated: 06/09/13 10:05pm

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Kevin Kampl: His strike defeats Albania

Kevin Kampl: His strike defeats Albania

Albania's World Cup qualifying hopes suffered a blow as Kevin Kampl's first-half goal gave Slovenia a 1-0 win.

Group E's surprise package went into this clash in second place, three points behind leaders Switzerland, but Norway's victory over Cyprus earlier in the night means they fall into third.

They were undone by a magnificent long-range strike from Kampl in the 19th minute and try as they might, they could not get themselves back into the contest.

It was the hosts who started in a positive manner at the Sportni Park, with Rene Krhin heading wide from a corner.

Their intent was rewarded when Kampl's piledriver from 25 yards rocketed into the top corner and past stranded Albania goalkeeper Etrit Berisha.

The Salzburg midfielder tried his luck from distance again a little later but was thwarted by Berish, while at the other end Slovenia goalkeeper Samir Handanovic made a comfortable save from Odise Roshi's speculative effort.

The Albanians went out for the second half with plenty of attacking intent, with Handanovic called upon to make fantastic saves from Lorik Cana's close-range effort and Hamdi Salihi's strike from just outside the area.

It proved to be Handanovic's day as he also kept out long-range shots from Edgar Cani and Valdet Rama to ensure Slovenia claimed their third win from seven group matches.

Their chances of emerging from this group would appear to be slim although leaders Switzerland's 4-4 draw with Iceland gives all the teams - bar minnows Cyprus - renewed hope of qualification.

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Matches

  • FIFA World Cup European Qualifying

    Fri 6th Sep - Group F
    • Russia
      4 - 1
      Luxembourg
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    • N Ireland
      2 - 4
      Portugal
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    Fri 6th Sep - Group C
    • Kazakhstan
      2 - 1
      Faroe Islands
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    • Rep Ireland
      1 - 2
      Sweden
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    • Germany
      3 - 0
      Austria
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    Fri 6th Sep - Group B
    Fri 6th Sep - Group A
    Fri 6th Sep - Group E
    Fri 6th Sep - Group H
    Fri 6th Sep - Group D
    Fri 6th Sep - Group G
    • Latvia
      2 - 1
      Lithuania
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    • Bos & Herz
      0 - 1
      Slovakia
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    • Liechtenstein
      0 - 1
      Greece
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    Fri 6th Sep - Group I

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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