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Stadion Crvena Zvezda (ATT 12,000) 15th October 2013 - Kick off 19:30 Ref: Richard Trutz

Serbia Serbia vs Macedonia Macedonia

Serbia 5

S Ristovski (og 17)
D Basta (19)
A Kolarov (pen 38)
D Tadic (54)
S Scepovic (73)

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Macedonia 1

A Jahovic (83)

World Cup qualifiers: Serbia thrash Macedonia 5-1 in final Group A clash

Last Updated: 15/10/13 9:38pm

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Aleksandar Kolarov: Manchester City man was on target against Macedonia

Aleksandar Kolarov: Manchester City man was on target against Macedonia

Serbia found some late joy from their poor World Cup qualifying campaign by humbling neighbours Macedonia 5-1 in Group A.

A play-off place was already out of reach for Serbia given their failure to rein in Balkan rivals Croatia, with last year's defeat in Macedonia also proving critical.

They got their revenge as Dusan Basta, Aleksandar Kolarov, Dusan Tadic and Stefan Scepovic followed up Stefan Ristovski's early own-goal, before Adis Jahovic squeezed home a late consolation.

Ristovski inadvertently set Serbia on their way in the 17th minute when fumbling the ball past Tome Pacovski and two minutes later Basta clipped Kolarov's cross beyond the Macedonia goalkeeper.

In the 37th minute, Kolarov scored a penalty after Boban Grncarov fouled Branislav Ivanovic.

Basta turned provider after the break, Tadic converting his cross on 54 minutes to make it 4-0 and the Udinese winger picked out Stefan Scepovic's head for goal number five in the 73rd minute.

Jahovic pulled one back for Macedonia seven minutes from time but the basement boys were well beaten.

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Matches

  • FIFA World Cup European Qualifying

    Tue 15th Oct - Group E
    Tue 15th Oct - Group F
    Tue 15th Oct - Group G
    Tue 15th Oct - Group D
    Tue 15th Oct - Group B
    Tue 15th Oct - Group A
    Tue 15th Oct - Group C
    • Faroe Islands
      0 - 3
      Austria
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    • Rep Ireland
      3 - 1
      Kazakhstan
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    • Sweden
      3 - 5
      Germany
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    Tue 15th Oct - Group H
    Tue 15th Oct - 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 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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