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Kazakhs aim to make up for Austria late show

Published: Wednesday 7 September 2011, 1.00CET
After losing to two last-gasp goals in Salzburg, Kazakhstan will be wary of any late lapses in concentration when they host Austria in October's return Group A fixture.
Kazakhs aim to make up for Austria late show
Erwin Hoffer helped shatter Kazakhstan's resistance in Salzburg ©AFP
Published: Wednesday 7 September 2011, 1.00CET

Kazakhs aim to make up for Austria late show

After losing to two last-gasp goals in Salzburg, Kazakhstan will be wary of any late lapses in concentration when they host Austria in October's return Group A fixture.

Kazakhstan will be determined not to lose their focus as they come up against Austria for a second time in Group A, mindful that their opening UEFA EURO 2012 meeting in Salzburg had a nasty sting in the tail.

• Neither side can now reach the finals of UEFA EURO 2012.

• The visitors looked to have secured a point with the game goalless after 90 minutes, but Roland Linz and substitute Erwin Hoffer struck last-gasp efforts to send the Salzburg crowd home happy and hand Kazakhstan a 2-0 defeat.

• That game was Austria's first meeting with Kazakhstan at senior level.

• Clubs representing the two nations have met in three two-legged UEFA club competition ties, all of which the Austrian side won comfortably. Of those six victories, there was only one occasion – SV Mattersburg's 4-2 UEFA Cup first-round win against FK Aktobe on 2 August 2007 – when the Kazakh side actually scored a goal.

Last updated: 28/09/11 17.23CET

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