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Népstadion (ATT 400) 22nd March 2013 - Kick off 19:30 Ref: W Stark

Hungary Hungary vs Romania Romania

Hungary 2

V Vanczak (16)
B Dzsudzsak (pen 71)

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Romania 2

A Mutu (pen 68)
A Chipciu (90+3)

Romania grab late Hungary draw

Chipciu strike seals 2-2 draw in stoppage time

Last Updated: 22/03/13 9:51pm

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Battle: Adrian Mutu and Norbert Meszaros vie for the ball in 2-2 draw

Battle: Adrian Mutu and Norbert Meszaros vie for the ball in 2-2 draw

Alexandru Chipciu's goal in the third minute of stoppage time earned Romania a valuable draw in their World Cup qualifying clash in Hungary.

The Steaua Bucharest player, on as an 86th-minute substitute, grabbed the visitors' second leveller of the match to keep his side level on points with Hungary in second place in Group D.

Balazs Dzsudzsak's penalty in the 70th minute had looked set to give the hosts victory, coming just three minutes after Adrian Mutu scored Romania's first equaliser with a penalty of his own to cancel out Vilmos Vanczak's opener.

The draw kept Hungary above Romania on goal difference as the pair battle it out for a play-off spot, with Holland holding a five-point lead at the top of the pool

Tonight's match was played at an empty Ferenc Puskas Stadium in Budapest, punishment for fans chanting anti-Semitic abuse and displaying offensive symbols in their friendly at home to Israel last August.

Romania were the first to threaten with Mihai Pintilii's volley bringing a parry out of Gabor Kiraly.

But it was Hungary who went ahead in the 15th minute as Tamas Hajnal's free-kick from the left fell to Vanczak, who fired into the top corner.

Dzsudzsak had an effort blocked as the hosts threatened another, but Kiraly was being kept busy too.

The keeper had to be alert to push away Gheorghe Grozav's header from a Gabriel Tamas cross.

The former Crystal Palace keeper then denied Mutu, before Romania wasted another chance when Bogdan Stancu mis-hit his shot and allowed Tamas Kadar to clear.

Hungary almost got a second two minutes after the break but Adam Szalai's close-range effort was parried by Ciprian Tatarusanu.

Instead Romania levelled in the 67th minute when Zsolt Korcsmar was penalised for a foul on Mutu and the veteran striker dispatched the resulting spot-kick into the bottom corner.

But the hosts were back in front three minutes later thanks to a penalty of their own.

Dorin Goian's foul on Zsolt Korcsmar gave Dzsudzsak the chance from the spot and the Dynamo Moscow man's shot was low into the corner.

But Romania would not lie down and, with time almost up, Chipciu fired home a second equaliser to earn them a point.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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