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Kazakhs ruin Belgium's night

Published: Wednesday 16 August 2006, 23.41CET
Belgium 0-0 Kazakhstan
Belgium coach René Vandereycken had a grim night as the UEFA European Championship debutants held out.
by Berend Scholten
from Brussels

Match statistics

BelgiumKazakhstan

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
3
Attempts off target10
 
3
Corners13
 
2
Fouls committed5
 
11
Yellow cards0
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:56 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 16 August 2006, 23.41CET

Kazakhs ruin Belgium's night

Belgium 0-0 Kazakhstan
Belgium coach René Vandereycken had a grim night as the UEFA European Championship debutants held out.

Belgium once more made a disappointing start to a qualifying campaign as they were held to a 0-0 draw by UEFA European Championship debutants Kazakhstan at the Constant Vanden Stock stadium in Brussels.

Good save
New coach René Vandereycken saw his side make a positive opening with Daniel Van Buyten firing a 16th-minute free-kick just wide, and fellow defender Vincent Kompany then stealing a march on two Kazakhstan defenders only for his shot to be well saved by David Loriya.

Penalty claim
Claims for a Belgium penalty were waved away after 31 minutes and there was another chance for the hosts to break the deadlock before the interval as a cross from Stein Huysegems – who had replaced the injured Kompany on 37 minutes – narrowly eluded both Bart Goor and Moussa Dembele.

Geraerts header
Kazakhstan had a good opportunity to make the breakthrough themselves as Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev scooped the ball over the crossbar from five metres, but the early stages of the second period again saw Belgium pressing forward with Loriya making another fine stop from Karel Geraerts's low header after 51 minutes.

Byakov denied
Belgium's Stijn Stijnen was called into action to deny Dmitriy Byakov as he surged through on goal, but Loriya continued to be the busier of the keepers. His goal led a charmed life as Luigi Pieroni, Geraerts, Thomas Buffel and Daniel Van Buyten all squandered chances.

'We deserved more'
"I think we deserved more, but the ball just did not want to go in," said Vandereycken. "We were not able to break down their organisation. It was not good enough but we cannot be negative just because the result was not good. We know that when we have to play fast football against a compact opponent, we get in trouble."

Last updated: 17/08/06 13.26CET

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Lineups

Belgium

Belgium

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

1
StijnenStijn Stijnen (GK)
1
LoriaDavid Loria (GK)
3
SimonsTimmy Simons (C)
2
Y. AzovskiyYegor Azovskiy
4
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten
3
KuchmaAleksandr Kuchma
5
Van DammeJelle Van Damme
Substitution60
4
ZhalmagambetovMaksim Zhalmagambetov
8
GoorBart Goor
5
SmakovSamat Smakov
Yellow Card59
10
BuffelThomas Buffel
6
KarpovichAndrei Karpovich
Yellow Card49
Substitution53
13
HoefkensCarl Hoefkens
Substitution75
7
SergienkoEduard Sergienko
Yellow Card55
15
VermaelenThomas Vermaelen
8
KhokhlovNikita Khokhlov
18
DembéléMousa Dembélé
9
ByakovDmitriy Byakov
22
GeraertsKarel Geraerts
10
BaltievRuslan Baltiev
Yellow Card66
27
KompanyVincent Kompany
Substitution39
11
ZhumaskaliyevNurbol Zhumaskaliyev (C)

Substitutes

12
De VliegerGeert De Vlieger (GK)
18
NovikovYuriy Novikov (GK)
16
PieroniLuigi Pieroni
Substitution60
16
TravinAndrei Travin
Substitution53
17
HuysegemsStein Huysegems
Substitution39
12
FamiltsevAleksandr Familtsev
20
Vanden BorreAnthony Vanden Borre
Substitution75
13
IrismetovFarkhadbek Irismetov
7
DaerdenKoen Daerden
14
TleshevMurat Tleshev
14
DefourSteven Defour
15
UtabayevKairat Utabayev
19
VandenberghKevin Vandenbergh
17
ChichulinAnton Chichulin

Coach

René Vandereycken (BEL) Arno Pijpers (NED)

Referee

Mark Courtney (NIR)

Assistant referees

John McDowell (NIR), Paul Munn (NIR)

Fourth official

Adrian Mccourt (NIR)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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