Qualifying round (Group 9 ) - 06/09/2003 - 16:00CET (19:00 local time) - Shafa - Baku

Azerbaijan - Finland 1-2 - 06/09/2003 - Match page - UEFA EURO 2004

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Finns retain faint chance

Published: Saturday 6 September 2003, 21.00CET
Azerbaijan 1-2 Finland Finns win to keep mathematical hopes of qualification alive.

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Goals scored1
Yellow cards0
Red cards1


Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET


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Published: Saturday 6 September 2003, 21.00CET

Finns retain faint chance

Azerbaijan 1-2 Finland Finns win to keep mathematical hopes of qualification alive.

Finland beat ten-man Azerbaijan 2-1 on Saturday in Baku to keep alive their faint hopes of qualifying for UEFA EURO 2004™.

Akhmedov red card
Azerbaijan's Tarlan Akhmedov was sent off after a dangerous tackle in the 42nd minute and the Finns turned their one-man advantage into a goal seven minutes into the second half when Teemu Tainio fired into the net from the edge of the box.

Nurmela on target
Mika Nurmela made it 2-0, tapping in 14 minutes from time, before Azerbaijan scored a consolation on the stroke of full time through Farrukh Ismaylov. However, the result may ultimately have little meaning for Group 9 which is led by Wales on 12 points followed by Italy on ten. Those sides were meeting later in the day in Milan.

Final game
Finland have climbed into third place on nine points but with only one more game to play, away to Wales next Wednesday, they still face a tall order to reach the play-off spot. Azerbaijan are still bottom of the section on four points.

Last updated: 06/09/03 20.24CET


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