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Neo GSP Stadium (ATT 300) 15th October 2013 - Kick off 17:00 Ref: I Bebek

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World Cup qualifiers: Cyprus and Albania played out a 0-0 draw in Group E

Last Updated: 15/10/13 7:51pm

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Efstathios Aloneftis: Nearly broke the deadlock

Efstathios Aloneftis: Nearly broke the deadlock

Cyprus and Albania's World Cup qualification campaigns ended with a whimper as they played out a listless 0-0 draw in Tuesday's Group E match in Nicosia.

With Cyprus propping up the section and Albania second-bottom, there was a flat atmosphere in the ground at kick-off and the first half did little to enliven proceedings.

Albania's Valdet Rama had the only shot of note in the first 45 minutes but Cyprus goalkeeper Antonis Georgallides was never in any trouble and made an easy save.

Cyprus earned a win over Iceland in their first home qualifier in September 2012 and took a point from eventual group winners Switzerland in March, so would have been far from overawed by Albania despite 89 places separating them in the world rankings.

They continued to restrict the visitors to hopeful efforts from distance in the second period and had a decent opening themselves in the 58th minute when Efstathios Aloneftis' drive from the edge of the box drew a good parry from Etrit Berisha.

Odise Roshi forced Georgallides into action with 20 minutes remaining and Rama saw two shots charged down by the home defence, but at no point did either side look in any danger of getting on the scoresheet.

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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
    • Greece
      2 - 0
      Liechtenstein
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      TV
    • Lithuania
      0 - 1
      Bos & Herz
      bet
      TV
    • Latvia
      2 - 2
      Slovakia
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      TV
    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
      bet
      TV
    • Rep Ireland
      3 - 1
      Kazakhstan
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      TV
    • Sweden
      3 - 5
      Germany
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      TV
    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 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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