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Vassil Levski Stadion (ATT 25,000) 15th October 2013 - Kick off 19:15 Ref: V Kassai

Bulgaria Bulgaria vs Czech Republic Czech Rep

Bulgaria 0

Z Petar (S/O 75)

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Czech Rep 1

B Dockal (51)

World Cup qualifiers: Czech Republic beat Bulgaria 1-0 in Group B

Last Updated: 15/10/13 10:23pm

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Libor Kozak wins a high ball against Bulgaria

Libor Kozak wins a high ball against Bulgaria

Borek Dockal's second-half goal for Czech Republic ended Bulgaria's hopes of securing a play-off place for next year's World Cup finals in Brazil.

Bulgaria started the night in second place in Group B behind Italy and level on points with Denmark, but their 1-0 home defeat and the Danes' 6-0 win over Malta meant they missed out on the runner-up spot and a second chance of qualification.

They made things even more difficult for themselves after defender Petar Zanev was sent off in the 75th minute for his second bookable offence.

Dockal scored in the 51st minute to claim victory for the visitors, who had still been in with a shout of second place themselves, however other results did not go their way.

There were only a few chances in the first half, with Libor Kozak going close for the Czechs in the 14th minute when his strike from the edge of the area flew over the bar before Petr Jiracek saw his shot denied by Bulgaria goalkeeper Vladislav Stoyanov.

Ventsislav Hristov had a chance comfortably saved at the other end by visiting stopper Petr Cech as the teams remained deadlocked at half time.

After the break, Cech pulled off a brilliant save to deny Dimitar Rangelov when he tipped his 49th-minute effort around the post.

Dockal then made the breakthrough soon after at the other end with a 30-yard strike with Bulgaria's closest effort to get themselves back in the game coming when Vladimir Gadzhev forced a save from Cech from distance.

Zanev's dismissal with 15 minutes remaining extinguished Bulgaria's dying hopes of turning the game around and claiming victory.

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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 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