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World Cup qualifying: Marian Pahars nets first win as Latvia beat Lithuania

Last Updated: 06/09/13 10:12pm

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Nauris Bulvitis: Opened the scoring in Riga

Nauris Bulvitis: Opened the scoring in Riga

Nauris Bulvitis and Arturs Zjuzins struck to hand former Southampton striker Marian Pahars his first win as Latvia manager at the expense of neighbours Lithuania.

The victory in Riga lifted Latvia above their Baltic rivals and into fourth in Group G of the European World Cup qualifying section.

Both goals arrived in the first half and Pahars' men held on after Deivydas Matulevicius gave Lithuania hope just before the interval.

Latvia turned to Pahars in the summer after collecting just four points from their opening six games.

After a friendly draw against Estonia last month, his competitive reign got off to a fine start as Bulvitis opened the scoring after 20 minutes.

Zjuzins doubled the lead in the 42nd minute but they were made to work after Matulevicius replied on the stroke of half-time.

It was only Latvia's second win of the campaign after a 2-0 defeat of bottom side Liechtenstein 11 months ago.

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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 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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