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Serbia win as qualifying concludes

Published: Saturday 24 November 2007, 17.43CET
Serbia 1-0 Kazakhstan An experimental Serbia team left it late to claim a win in Belgrade as UEFA EURO 2008™ qualification concluded on Saturday.

Match statistics

SerbiaKazakhstan

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
2
Attempts off target6
 
2
Corners8
 
1
Fouls committed9
 
13
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Saturday 24 November 2007, 17.43CET

Serbia win as qualifying concludes

Serbia 1-0 Kazakhstan An experimental Serbia team left it late to claim a win in Belgrade as UEFA EURO 2008™ qualification concluded on Saturday.

An experimental Serbia team left it late to claim a win against Kazakhstan in a match which had no bearing on UEFA EURO 2008™ qualification but offers them hope for the future.

Own goal
With Serbia's slender hopes of reaching the finals ended on Wednesday, coach Javier Clemente opted to rest many of his usual starters and blood youngsters, with an eye on the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. And the starlets did not let him down, although the decisive strike was a late own goal from Kazakhstan substitute Sergey Ostapenko.

Žigić efforts
Serbia started well with Miloš Krasić firing over the bar early on. They went even closer to scoring after 15 minutes when Dušan Andjelković's cross was met by Nikola Žigić whose header rattled the crossbar. Serbia finally got their goal with eleven minutes to play as Ostapenko found his own net after a shot from Žigić had hit the bar.

Poland on top
The game should have been played last Saturday when Serbia still had qualification hopes but was postponed because of snow. It was then rescheduled for Sunday but, once again, inclement weather led to another postponement. Poland won Group A to qualify along with Portugal.

Last updated: 24/11/07 23.52CET

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Lineups

Serbia

Serbia

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

12
AvramovVlada Avramov (GK)
Yellow Card90+3
1
LoriaDavid Loria (GK)
2
StevanovićIvan Stevanović
2
SmakovSamat Smakov (C)
3
AndjelkovićDušan Andjelković
6
SkorykhSergei Skorykh
4
DuljajIgor Duljaj (C)
4
ZhalmagambetovMaksim Zhalmagambetov
Yellow Card90+3
5
KačarGojko Kačar
Yellow Card43
3
NurdauletovKairat Nurdauletov
6
IvanovićBranislav Ivanović
7
LyapkinDmitri Lyapkin
Substitution73
9
DespotovićRanko Despotović
5
IrismetovFarkhadbek Irismetov
13
TutorićDjordje Tutorić
10
BaltievRuslan Baltiev
Yellow Card86
Substitution86
14
JovanovićMilan Jovanović
Substitution63
8
KarpovichAndrei Karpovich
17
KrasićMiloš Krasić
Yellow Card19
Substitution24
11
ByakovDmitriy Byakov
Yellow Card68
19
ŽigićNikola Žigić
Substitution70
9
SuyumagambetovMurat Suyumagambetov
Substitution73

Substitutes

1
R. IlićRadiša Ilić (GK)
18
MokinAleksandr Mokin (GK)
7
KoromanOgnjen Koroman
17
ChichulinAnton Chichulin
8
LazićDjordje Lazić
12
ZhumaskaliyevNurbol Zhumaskaliyev
Substitution73
10
BabovićStefan Babović
Substitution63
14
AshirbekovKairat Ashirbekov
Substitution86
11
F. DjordjevićFilip Djordjević
15
Y. AzovskiyYegor Azovskiy
15
FejsaLjubomir Fejsa
Substitution70
16
MuhanovDaniyar Muhanov
18
JankovićBoško Janković
Substitution24
19
OstapenkoSergei Ostapenko
Substitution73
Goal79

Coach

Javier Clemente Lázaro (ESP) Arno Pijpers (NED)

Referee

Kyros Vassaras (GRE)

Assistant referees

Dimitrios Bozatzidis (GRE), Dimitrios Saraidaris (GRE)

Fourth official

Mechalis Germanakos (GRE)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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