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Austrian route blocked by draw

Published: Friday 5 September 2003, 22.33CET
Netherlands 0-0 Austria Stalemate in the Netherlands ends Austria's hopes of a play-off place.
Published: Friday 5 September 2003, 22.33CET

Austrian route blocked by draw

Netherlands 0-0 Austria Stalemate in the Netherlands ends Austria's hopes of a play-off place.

Austria are out of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying contention after being held 0-0 in the Netherlands.

Win needed
Only victory would have given Austria hope of catching Group 3 top two the Czech Republic and Belarus, but instead the home side, who had two draws and three defeats from their previous five qualifiers, looked the more likely to win.

Hersi chances
Youssouf Hersi shot wide on eight minutes for the Netherlands, while at the other end home goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg was relieved as a fumble hit his own post. Hersi went close again on the half-hour, but the Dutch could not score before the break.

Goalkeepers in action
There was little chance in the second half as the hosts dominated, but could not open the scoring. Austrian substitute Roman Kienast almost snatched a goal on the counterattack but Stekelenburg saved, while Jack Tuyp has a chance for the Netherlands blocked by visiting goalkeeper Hans-Peter Berger.

Austrian hopes ended
Hersi had the final chance in added time as he missed when through on goal, but it was the Austrians who were left rueing not having scored as their hopes of making the play-offs ended.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.55CET

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Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Austria

Austria

1
StekelenburgMaarten Stekelenburg (GK)
1
Hans Peter BergerHans Peter Berger (GK) (C)
2
GreeneSerginho Greene
2
IbertsbergerAndreas Ibertsberger
3
OlfersSteve Olfers
3
PircherPatrick Pircher
4
KruiswijkArnold Kruiswijk
4
M. BergerMarkus Berger
Yellow Card64
5
JansenMichael Jansen
5
LassnigMartin Lassnig
Yellow Card50
6
HoogstrateJordi Hoogstrate
6
ZiervogelAlexander Ziervogel
7
CastelenRomeo Castelen
7
GaricsGyörgy Garics
8
N. de JongNigel de Jong (C)
Yellow Card80
8
KulovitsStefan Kulovits
9
PutterEddy Putter
Substitution66
9
LinzRoland Linz
Substitution20
10
HersiYoussouf Hersi
10
SalmutterKlaus Salmutter
Substitution35
11
Van DrielMels van Driel
Substitution71
11
SäumelJürgen Säumel
Yellow Card32
Substitution68

Substitutes

16
ZwarthoedTheo Zwarthoed (GK)
12
GspurningMichael Gspurning (GK)
12
MathijssenDanny Mathijssen
13
EiselePhilip Eisele
13
KrasRuud Kras
14
KampelJürgen Kampel
14
SeipMarcel Seip
15
PragerThomas Prager
Substitution35
15
TuypJack Tuyp
Substitution71
16
BergerDenis Berger
17
Van De LaakKoen van de Laak
Substitution66
17
ParapatitsJoachim Parapatits
Substitution68
18
KienastRoman Kienast
Substitution20

Coach

Cor Pot (NED) Willibald Ruttensteiner (AUT)

Referee

Michael Thomas Ross (NIR)

Assistant referees

Michael Mclaughlin (NIR), Gerard Flynn (NIR)

Fourth official

David Malcolm (NIR)

Legend:

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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