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Ortalyk Tsentralnyi Stadium (ATT 10,000) 12th October 2012 - Kick off 17:00 Ref: T Bognar

Kazakhstan Kazakhstan vs Austria Austria

Kazakhstan 0

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Austria 0

Austria held by Kazakhs

All square at Astana Arena

Last Updated: 12/10/12 7:30pm

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Martin Harnik: Almost scored for Austria

Martin Harnik: Almost scored for Austria

Austria had the bulk of the play but failed to find the target during a disappointing stalemate with Kazakhstan in their World Cup qualifier at Astana Arena.

While the hosts will consider themselves pleased to have posted a first point in Group C, Austria's qualification hopes will have been dented by failure to see off Kazakhstan.

Austria, who lost their opening fixture against Germany, had no shortage of possession or shots on goal but rarely made the home goalkeeper, Andrey Sidelnikov, work hard.

The first 20 minutes saw Zlatko Junuzovic take the initiative but his pair of long shots did not worry Sidelnikov.

Martin Harnik went much closer in the 32nd minute but was denied when Sidelnikov pulled off a smart save with his feet and the same player headed wide in the opening moments of the second half.

Veli Kavlak, Gyorgy Garics and Emanuel Pogatetz each reeled off shots as the Austrians continued to take the attack to their more defensive opponents but none improved on what had come before.

Sebastian Prodl came closest for the visitors in the 65th minute, shooting left footed from just outside the area and seeing his goalbound effort turned round the post.

Five minutes later Kazakhstan responded with a first real chance of their own, Sergey Ostapenko drilling at goal from 25 yards only for Robert Almer to save. Austria had further half-chances to secure the points but Kazakhstan, and Sidelnikov, held firm.

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Matches

  • FIFA World Cup European Qualifying

    Fri 12th Oct - Group F
    Fri 12th Oct - Group I
    Fri 12th Oct - Group B
    Fri 12th Oct - Group C
    Fri 12th Oct - Group E
    Fri 12th Oct - Group G
    • Liechtenstein
      0 - 2
      Lithuania
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    • Slovakia
      2 - 1
      Latvia
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    • Greece
      0 - 0
      Bos&Herz
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    Fri 12th Oct - Group D
    Fri 12th Oct - Group H
    Fri 12th Oct - Group A

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