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Georgia roar to dream start

Published: Wednesday 16 August 2006, 23.39CET
Faroe Islands 0-6 Georgia
Shota Arveladze scored three as the visitors got their Group B qualifying campaign off to a fine start in Toftir.

Match statistics

Faroe IslandsGeorgia

Goals scored0
6
Attempts on target0
8
Attempts off target2
 
3
Corners5
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
6
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Wednesday 16 August 2006, 23.39CET

Georgia roar to dream start

Faroe Islands 0-6 Georgia
Shota Arveladze scored three as the visitors got their Group B qualifying campaign off to a fine start in Toftir.

Shota Arveladze scored a hat-trick as Georgia overpowered the Faroe Islands to get their UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying campaign off to the best of starts with a memorable 6-0 victory in Toftir.

Strong start
Georgia lost the corresponding fixture in UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifying 4-1 to Switzerland but there was never going to be a repeat once Jaba Kankava and Aleksandr Iashvili had opened up a two-goal lead inside the first 19 minutes. Georgian success usually centres on Arveladze, however, and he made his mark, scoring twice either side of Levan Kobiashvili's penalty soon after half-time. Still the visitors pressed and Arveladze completed his haul with a low strike with eight minutes remaining.

Kankava opener
The win stands Georgia in good stead ahead of their next Group B encounter, against France on 2 September, and they could provide a shock if they start as they did in the Faroes. Kankava curled in a stunning right-footed opener on 16 minutes and their defence breached, the hosts struggled to stem the tide. Iashvili doubled the advantage from inside the penalty box but the visitors did not rest on their cushion.

Brief rally
Arveladze punished some sloppy defending to make it three eight minutes before the break, and by the time he added a carbon copy just after the hour, Kobiashvili had converted from the spot following Atli Danielsen's foul on David Mujiri. The Faroe Islands enjoyed a brief revival in the last half-hour but the final word was Arveladze's, giving coach Jógvan Martin Olsen much to ponder ahead of his team's trip to Scotland at the beginning of September.

Last updated: 17/08/06 12.35CET

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Lineups

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Georgia

Georgia

1
J. MikkelsenJákup Mikkelsen (GK)
34
ChanturiaGrigol Chanturia (GK)
3
Ja. JoensenJanus Joensen
6
AladashviliKakhaber Aladashvili
Substitution72
4
DanielsenAtli Danielsen
9
IashviliAleksandre Iashvili
Goal19
5
JorgensenClaus Jorgensen
Substitution46
10
KobiashviliLevan Kobiashvili (C)
Goal50
6
Róg. JacobsenRógvi Jacobsen
Yellow Card27
Substitution72
11
ArveladzeShota Arveladze
Goal37
Goal62
Goal82
7
BenjaminsenFródi Benjaminsen
14
GoguaGogita Gogua
Substitution58
8
SamuelsenSímun Samuelsen
Substitution61
16
AsatianiMalkhaz Asatiani
9
BorgJákup Borg
20
MujiriDavid Mujiri
Goal17
10
C. JacobsenChristian Jacobsen
22
KankavaJaba Kankava
12
NielsenKári Nielsen
35
KandelakiIlia Kandelaki
Substitution66
13
JohannesenÓli Johannesen (C)
Yellow Card43
37
ShashiashviliGiorgi Shashiashvili

Substitutes

16
M. JoensenMeinhardt Joensen (GK)
1
LomaiaGeorgi Lomaia (GK)
2
P.HansenPauli Hansen
Substitution46
5
KvirkveliaDavid Kvirkvelia
Substitution66
11
J. FredriksbergJónhard Fredriksberg
Substitution72
8
GakhokidzeGeorgi Gakhokidze
Substitution72
14
H. SamuelsenHans Pauli Samuelsen
Substitution61
30
DemetradzeGeorgi Demetradze
Substitution58
15
ThorleifssonHanus Thorleifsson
18
MenteshashviliZurab Menteshashvili
17
B. OlsenBárdur Olsen
23
SalukvadzeLasha Salukvadze
18
MortensenVagnur Mortensen
24
IonanidzeZurab Ionanidze

Coach

Jógvan Martin Olsen (FRO) Klaus Toppmöller (GER)

Referee

Michael Thomas Ross (NIR)

Assistant referees

David Redfern (NIR), David Paul Todd (NIR)

Fourth official

David Malcolm (NIR)

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