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Ortalyk Tsentralnyi Stadium (ATT 7,000) 6th September 2013 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: Johnny Casanova

Kazakhstan Kazakhstan vs Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

Kazakhstan 2

N Zhumaskaliev (pen 50)
A Finonchenko (63)

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Faroe Islands 1

F Benjaminsen (23)

Historic win for Kazakhs

Finonchenko edges out Faroes

Last Updated: 06/09/13 6:57pm

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Frodi Benjaminsen: On target for the Faroe Islands

Frodi Benjaminsen: On target for the Faroe Islands

Kazakhstan claimed their first win in World Cup qualifying on Friday, edging out the Faroe Islands 2-1 in a battle between the bottom two teams in Group C.

Although both sides are out of the running for a place in Brazil next summer, it was still a competitive contest in which Frodi Benjaminsen fired the visitors in front in Astana before Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev and Andrey Finonchenko turned things around.

Faroese goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen was kept busy in the early stages, producing two excellent saves to deny Zhumaskaliyev and Sergey Khizhnichenko.

And it was something of a surprise when the hosts fell behind after 23 minutes as Benjaminsen turned in Christian Holst's lay-off with his left foot.

However, Kazakhstan's persistence paid off five minutes into the second half when Zhumaskaliyev scored from the spot after Jonas Tor Naes' illegal challenge on Finonchenko in the area.

The home side then scored the decisive goal after 63 minutes, with Finonchenko putting the finish touch to Khizhnichenko's precision pass.

Defeat leaves the Nordic minnows without a point in the standings, while Kazakhstan are now four points better off.

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  • FIFA World Cup European Qualifying

    Fri 6th Sep - Group F
    • Russia
      4 - 1
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    • N Ireland
      2 - 4
      Portugal
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    Fri 6th Sep - Group C
    • Kazakhstan
      2 - 1
      Faroe Islands
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    • Rep Ireland
      1 - 2
      Sweden
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    • Germany
      3 - 0
      Austria
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    Fri 6th Sep - Group B
    Fri 6th Sep - Group A
    Fri 6th Sep - Group E
    Fri 6th Sep - Group H
    Fri 6th Sep - Group D
    Fri 6th Sep - Group G
    • Latvia
      2 - 1
      Lithuania
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    • Bos & Herz
      0 - 1
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    • Liechtenstein
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    Fri 6th Sep - 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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