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Andorra Andorra vs Romania Romania

Andorra 0

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Romania 4

C Keseru (43)
B Stancu (54)
G Torje (pen 63)
C Lazar (85)

World Cup qualifiers: Romania boost their hopes with a 4-0 win over Andorra

Last Updated: 11/10/13 10:06pm

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Claudiu Keseru: Nets the opener for Romania

Claudiu Keseru: Nets the opener for Romania

Romania boosted their hopes of reaching the World Cup qualifying play-offs after a 4-0 victory over Group D minnows Andorra.

Claudiu Keseru, Bogdan Stancu, Gabriel Torje and Costin Lazar were on target as Romania did enough to stay level on 16 points with Turkey - winners over Estonia on Friday - in the race to finish second behind group winners Holland.

Romania's final game is at home to Estonia on Tuesday, with Turkey facing the much harder assignment of playing host to a Dutch side bidding for their ninth win from 10 qualifiers and coming off the back of an 8-1 demolition of Hungary.

While the odds may slightly favour Romania in the fight to finish second, Victor Piturca's men will have to turn in a vastly improved performance than they could manage in the first 45 minutes against Andorra should they ultimately reach the play-offs.

With half-time approaching the visitors had managed just one shot on target through Stancu, but two minutes from the break they finally made the breakthrough when Stancu crossed from the right and Keseru nodded home.

The visitors were breathing a little easier after 54 minutes when Stancu made it two when he headed in Alexandru Maxim's cross, while it was three shortly after the hour mark when Vlad Chiriches was hauled down in the area and Torje slotted the resulting penalty into the bottom-left corner.

Romania wrapped up the scoring five minutes from full-time when Torje's free-kick from the right wing was met by Lazar with a firm downward header into the corner.

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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