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Stadio Olimpico Serravalle (ATT 1,268) 15th October 2013 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: Harald Lechner

S Marino San Marino vs Ukraine Ukraine

S Marino 0

M Palazzi (S/O 56)
A Della Valle (S/O 90)

ft

Ukraine 8

Y Seleznyov (pen 13, 19)
M Devic (15, 51, pen 58)
A Yarmolenko (55)
R Bezus (65)
V Mandziuk (90)

World Cup qualifiers: Ukraine have to settle for play-off place despite San Marino romp

Last Updated: 15/10/13 11:28pm

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Ukraine celebrate a goal from Marko Devic

Ukraine celebrate a goal from Marko Devic

Ukraine demolished San Marino 8-0 on Tuesday night but it was still not enough to lift them to the top of Group E in their final World Cup qualifier.

Mykhaylo Fomenko's men needed to win their own match but also for England to drop points against Poland at Wembley in order to finish top of the pile.

And although they routed San Marino, thanks in part to a hat-trick from Marko Devic, England's victory means Ukraine have to settle for a play-off place.

The scoring began after just 13 minutes with a penalty from Yevhen Seleznyov after Andriy Yarmolenko was sent tumbling to the ground by Alessandro Della Valle.

The home side had barely registered that goal when they conceded again, with Yarmolenko again playing a role with the pass that teed up Devic for a neat finish into the bottom left corner.

It was then 3-0 after 19 minutes thanks to Seleznyov's header, but Ukraine had to wait until six minutes into the second half to add to their tally.

That honour fell to Devic, who headed in his second of the match, and that opened the floodgates once more with Yarmolenko getting the goal his performance deserved with a drilled effort into the top right corner after 55 minutes.

The horror show continued for San Marino with the dismissal of Mirko Palazzi minutes later for an ugly challenge on Devic which also resulted in a penalty, taken successfully by the Metalist Kharkiv striker for his hat-trick.

Devic then turned provider for Ukraine's seventh goal, which was turned into the net by Roman Bezus after 65 minutes.

Vitaliy Mandzyuk rounded off the scoring with another fine header in the final minute, but the result failed to secure them the top-placed finish they had desperately hoped for.

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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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    • Lithuania
      0 - 1
      Bos&Herz
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    • Latvia
      2 - 2
      Slovakia
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    Tue 15th Oct - Group D
    Tue 15th Oct - Group B
    Tue 15th Oct - Group A
    Tue 15th Oct - Group C
    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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