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Pasanen and Lampi score own goal to help Hiddink's men

Last Updated: 15/10/08 6:57pm

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Arshavin: Netted a late third

Arshavin: Netted a late third

Russia moved into second place in World Cup 2010 qualifying Group 4 with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Finland.

Click below for individual match stats: Russia 3 Finland 0

A first half Petri Pasanen own goal opened the scoring before Veli Lampi also netted at the wrong end after the interval and Andrei Arshavin extended the advantage in the dying minutes at Luzhniki stadium.

Russia entered the game eager for the three points after narrowly losing out to Germany at the weekend, while Finland defeated Azerbaijan in their last outing.

But Russia were forced to wait until midway through the first half to take the lead when Werder Bremen defender Pasanen committed his faux pas on 22 minutes.

Lampi followed Pasanen's lead and added a second own goal to double Russia's advantage with 25 minutes remaining.

Star player Arshavin then made sure of the points with a third goal with two minutes left on the clock.

The victory allows Guus Hiddink's side to leapfrog Wales behind Germany in the battle to reach South Africa in two years' time.

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Matches

  • FIFA World Cup European Qualifying

    Wed 15th Oct - Group D
    Wed 15th Oct - Group C
    Wed 15th Oct - Group B
    Wed 15th Oct - Group G
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    Wed 15th Oct - Group I
    Wed 15th Oct - Group A
    Wed 15th Oct - Group F
    Wed 15th Oct - Group E

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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