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Tsentralnyi Stadium (ATT 18,000) 6th September 2013 - Kick off 15:30 Ref: M Grafe

Russia Russia vs Luxembourg Luxembourg

Russia 4

A Kokorin (1, 36)
A Kerzhakov (59)
A Samedov (90+3)

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Luxembourg 1

A Joachim (90)

World Cup qualifier: Fabio Capello's Russia crush Luxembourg 4-1 in Group F

Last Updated: 06/09/13 7:05pm

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Aleksandr Kokorin: Scored for Russia

Aleksandr Kokorin: Scored for Russia

Alexander Kokorin struck twice as Fabio Capello's Russia crushed Luxembourg 4-1 in Kazan to get back to winning ways in their World Cup qualifying campaign.

After their shock loss to Northern Ireland, the Russians needed to win to keep the pressure on Portugal in the battle for top spot in Group F.

They wasted little time as Kokorin struck inside 20 seconds and doubled his tally 10 minutes before the break. Alexander Kerzhakov and Alexander Samedov joined him on the scoresheet while Aurelien Joachim grabbed a Luxembourg consolation.

Russia had initially been frustrated by the weather as a heavy downpour forced officials to delay kick-off by an hour at the Central Stadium.

But once under way Kokorin struck, deftly clipping the ball over Jonathan Joubert from the impressive Kerzhakov's nod down.

Kokorin might have had a second soon after but drilled wide from a Kerzhakov pass after a swift counter-attack.

Kerzhakov himself went close when Stefano Bensi cleared an effort off the line but Kokorin eventually doubled the lead when he headed in from a Dmitry Kombarov free-kick.

Kokorin wanted a hat-trick before half-time but curled a speculative effort well over.

Sergey Ignashevich fired narrowly from the edge of the area but Kerzhakov got the goal his performance deserved just before the hour when he flicked in from a corner.

Kerzhakov looked for a second from a free-kick but failed to extend goalkeeper Joubert.

Luxembourg struck in the final minute when some poor defending allowed captain Joachim in but Russia finished strongly with Samedov wrapping up the scoring in injury time.

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  • 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
    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