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Austria and Kazakhstan set for maiden meeting

Published: Monday 6 September 2010, 14.10CET
Austria will be without Ümit Korkmaz for the start of their UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group A campaign in Salzburg against Kazakhstan, who they meet for the first time.
Austria and Kazakhstan set for maiden meeting
Bernd Storck's Kazakhstan have never played Austria ©Sergey Khodanov

Tournament statistics

AustriaKazakhstan

Goals scored16
 
6
Total attempts121
 
79
Attempts on target43
 
26
Attempts off target66
 
47
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork2
 
1
Corners37
 
29
Offsides19
 
28
Yellow cards13
 
21
Red Cards1
 
2
Fouls committed126
 
130
Fouls suffered127
 
117
 
Published: Monday 6 September 2010, 14.10CET

Austria and Kazakhstan set for maiden meeting

Austria will be without Ümit Korkmaz for the start of their UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group A campaign in Salzburg against Kazakhstan, who they meet for the first time.

Introductions will be made when Austria host Kazakhstan in Salzburg as the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group A rivals have never previously crossed paths.

Team news
• Some eight members of Dietmar Constantini's Austria squad play their domestic football in Germany, including Stefan Maierhofer and David Alaba, who return along with the home-based Christoph Leitgeb and Veli Kavlak after missing the 1-0 friendly loss to Switzerland. Ümit Korkmaz has been ruled out through illness but Constantini is hopeful Christian Fuchs will recover from a back injury. "If he is able to train fully, he will play," said the coach. "That would be preferable, as he is an important player in the team."

Austria squad
Goalkeepers:
Christian Gratzei (SK Sturm Graz), Michael Gspurning (Xanthi FC), Jürgen Macho (Panionios GSS)
Defenders: Ekrem Dağ (Beşiktaş JK), Aleksandar Dragović (FK Austria Wien), Christian Fuchs (1. FSV Mainz 05), Florian Klein (FK Austria Wien), Manuel Ortlechner (FK Austria Wien), Emanuel Pogatetz (Hannover 96), Sebastian Prödl (SV Werder Bremen)
Midfielders: David Alaba (FC Bayern München), Julian Baumgartlinger (FK Austria Wien), Jakob Jantscher (FC Salzburg), Veli Kavlak (SK Rapid Wien), Christoph Leitgeb (FC Salzburg), Franz Schiemer (FC Salzburg)
Forwards: Martin Harnik (VfB Stuttgart), Erwin Hoffer (1. FC Kaiserslautern), Marc Janko (FC Twente), Roland Linz (FK Austria Wien), Stefan Maierhofer (MSV Duisburg), Roman Wallner (FC Salzburg)

• Kazakhstan coach Bernd Storck is hoping his side can bounce back from an opening 3-0 home defeat by Turkey and admits he is likely to make changes for the trip to Salzburg. "Did anyone really think we would win [against Turkey]?" he said. "We played a team 28th in the world rankings after all. Now all my focus is on the Austria game, where we must show total concentration for the whole 90 minutes."

Kazakhstan squad
Goalkeepers: Aleksandr Mokin (FC Ordabasy Shymkent), Andrei Sidelnikov (FK Aktobe), Andrei Shabanov (FK Atyrau)
Defenders: Renat Abdulin (FC Tobol Kostanay), Aleksandr Kislitsyn (FC Shakhter Karagandy), Alexandr Kirov (FC Lokomotiv Astana), Mikhail Rozhkov (FC Lokomotiv Astana), Dmitri Shomko (FC Irtysh Pavlodar), Vladislav Chernyshov (FC Irtysh Pavlodar), Alexey Popov (FC Amkar Perm)
Midfielders: Andrey Karpovich (FK Aktobe), Sergey Skorykh (FC Shakhter Karagandy), Denis Rodionov (FC Zhetysu Taldykorgan), Evgeni Averchenko (FK Aktobe), Azat Nurgaliyev (FC Tobol Kostanay), Ulan Konysbayev (FC Taraz), Vadim Borovskiy (FC Shakhter Karagandy), Mark Gurman (FC Lokomotiv Astana), Genrikh Shmidtgal (SC Rot-Weiss Oberhausen), Kazbek Geteriev (PFC Spartak Nalchik)
Forwards: Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev (FC Tobol Kostanay), Sergey Ostapenko (FC Lokomotiv Astana), Maksim Azovskiy (FC Lokomotiv Astana), Sergey Khizhnichenko (FK Atyrau), Gleb Maltsev (FC Irtysh Pavlodar)

Last updated: 06/09/10 18.50CET

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