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Kazakhstan strive to gain first points

Published: Wednesday 11 May 2011, 9.45CET
One of only two teams yet to score in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying, Kazakhstan are looking to break their duck as they tackle Azerbaijan in Group A.
Kazakhstan strive to gain first points
Kazakhstan coach Miroslav Beránek is looking for a change in fortune ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

KazakhstanAzerbaijan

Goals scored6
 
10
Total attempts79
 
70
Attempts on target26
 
30
Attempts off target47
 
33
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork1
 
1
Corners29
 
30
Offsides28
 
16
Yellow cards21
 
14
Red Cards2
 
1
Fouls committed130
 
119
Fouls suffered117
 
106
 
Published: Wednesday 11 May 2011, 9.45CET

Kazakhstan strive to gain first points

One of only two teams yet to score in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying, Kazakhstan are looking to break their duck as they tackle Azerbaijan in Group A.

Kazakhstan will look to get points on the board at the sixth attempt as Azerbaijan cross the Caspian Sea to take on the back markers in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group A.

• While Miroslav Beránek replaced Bernd Storck as Kazakhstan coach in early 2011, he could not spark an immediate upturn in his side's fortunes, as they lost 4-0 against Germany in Kaiserslautern in his first competitive game in charge on 26 March.

• Kazakhstan are one of six sides yet to secure a single point in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying along with Andorra, Liechtenstein, Malta, San Marino and Wales – and one of two, along with San Marino, yet to score a qualifying goal.

• Azerbaijan sit one place above their opponents, their three points having come in a win against Turkey on 12 October.

• This will be the sixth game between the two former Soviet republics, who first met in a 28 April 2004 friendly game in Almaty, which Azerbaijan won 3-2. Kazakhstan avenged that defeat in a friendly in Shymkent on 9 March 2007, winning 1-0.

• The sides' only previous competitive meetings were in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2008, when they drew 1-1 in Baku on 6 September 2006 and 1-1 in Almaty on 6 June the following year.

• Their most recent meeting - in Antalya, Turkey on 3 February 2008 – ended goalless.

Last updated: 11/05/11 17.48CET

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