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Neo GSP Stadium (ATT 700) 10th September 2013 - Kick off 19:30 Ref: Ruddy Buquet

Cyprus Cyprus vs Slovenia Slovenia

Cyprus 0

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Slovenia 2

M Novakovic (13)
J Ilicic (80)

World Cup qualifier: Slovenia claim 2-0 win in Cyprus to keep Brazil hopes alive

Last Updated: 10/09/13 10:55pm

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Milivoje Novakovic: On target for Slovenia

Milivoje Novakovic: On target for Slovenia

Slovenia kept their World Cup qualification hopes alive as they came out on top against a lively Cyprus side in Nicosia.

Norway's defeat against runaway Group E leaders Switzerland earlier in the day left the fight for second place wide open and Slovenia took full advantage with goals in each half from Milivoje Novakovic (13) and Josip Ilicic (80).

The first meaningful action of the game saw Slovenia take the lead. Zlatan Ljubijankic found Novakovic with a pass from the left and the veteran striker finished low past Antonis Georgallides.

Cyprus had Georgallides to thank for keeping in touch on the half-hour mark as the keeper produced a fine stop to keep out Andraz Kirm's strike from the edge of the area out.

The hosts showed some intent at the start of the second half, and Konstantinos Makridis saw his shot blocked by Slovenia goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.

There were chances at both ends as Ilicic was brilliantly denied by Georgallides, who was matched by Handanovic 15 minutes from time when he kept out Vincent Laban.

When the second goal did finally come it went to Slovenia, with Novakovic this time the creator as he set up Ilicic to finish from inside the box for a strike which killed of a spirited challenge from Cyprus.

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  • FIFA World Cup European Qualifying

    Tue 10th Sep - Group F
    Tue 10th Sep - Group G
    • Lithuania
      2 - 0
      Liechtenstein
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    • Slovakia
      1 - 2
      Bos & Herz
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    • Greece
      1 - 0
      Latvia
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    Tue 10th Sep - Group B
    Tue 10th Sep - Group C
    • Kazakhstan
      0 - 1
      Sweden
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    • Austria
      1 - 0
      Rep Ireland
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    • Faroe Islands
      0 - 3
      Germany
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    Tue 10th Sep - Group E
    Tue 10th Sep - Group I
    Tue 10th Sep - Group D
    Tue 10th Sep - Group A
    Tue 10th Sep - Group H

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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