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Yakovlev the hero for Kazakhs

Published: Tuesday 7 June 2005, 23.20CET
Kazakhstan 2-1 Turkey Vladimir Yakovlev's late winner ensures Kazakhstan's best result as UEFA members.
Published: Tuesday 7 June 2005, 23.20CET

Yakovlev the hero for Kazakhs

Kazakhstan 2-1 Turkey Vladimir Yakovlev's late winner ensures Kazakhstan's best result as UEFA members.

By Timur Kamashev

Kazakhstan have recorded their best national-team result since joining UEFA in April 2002 with a UEFA European Under-21 Championship victory against Turkey.

Six defeats
The Kazakhs had lost their previous six U21 qualifiers in Group 2, having also never won a full international since entering qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Before today, their only victory at any level of men's football was a 1-0 success against Bosnia-Herzegovina last October in the U19 championship first qualifying round.

Shokh success
Today's win was also revenge for the U21 side's 1-0 defeat in Istanbul last year and came under new coach Anton Shokh, who has just taken over from Oyrat Saduov. Shokh's first match in charge was a 5-1 loss in Denmark in March before Saturday's 2-1 reverse in Ukraine.

Shakin opener
Turkey were behind after 12 minutes this afternoon thanks to a goal from FC Vostok midfielder Alexey Shakin. However, the visitors' Akin Ibragim was brought down by Alexandr Grigorenko in the penalty area on the half-hour, and Turkish captain Fahri Tatan made no mistake from the spot.

Leading by example
After the break, the hosts poured forward in search of victory, and in the final minute their charge finally yielded fruit. A mistake in the Turkish defence enabled Kazakhstan captain Vladimir Yakovlev to shoot from the edge of the area, and the ball flew into the net via a deflection.

Three points
"Our will and our huge desire to make the fans happy helped us to win," said Shokh after claiming a historic three points that will have done much for his team's confidence, though they remain rooted to the bottom of Group 2. Turkey stay on 14 points from nine games, with their coach Rashit Ketiner claiming "despite this defeat, we will continue to battle for first place in the group". Ukraine are now two points ahead in second after their victory in Greece, who remain above Turkey on goal difference.

Next games
Turkey welcome runaway leaders Denmark on 2 September, while Kazakhstan hope to move off the bottom by defeating Georgia on 16 August.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.25CET

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Lineups

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Turkey

Turkey

1
GrigorenkoAleksandr Grigorenko (GK)
1
FevziElmas Fevzi (GK)
4
VorotnikovIlia Vorotnikov
16
FeridunSungur Feridun
5
MoldagaliyevTimur Moldagaliyev
Yellow Card18
3
Fahri TatanFahri Tatan (C)
Goal31
8
AliyevPeraly Aliyev
Yellow Card47
4
Ali TuranAli Turan
Yellow Card14
16
ZhumabayevAbzal Zhumabayev
Yellow Card86
5
YoldasMuhammed Yoldas
9
KhokhlovNikita Khokhlov
6
Emre GüngörEmre Güngör
Yellow Card11
2
AliyevKanat Aliyev
Yellow Card62
Substitution72
7
Mehmet TopuzMehmet Topuz
Substitution78
12
ZarechniyKonstantin Zarechniy
Substitution46
8
Adem KoçakAdem Koçak
17
YakovlevVladimir Yakovlev (C)
Goal90
9
KabaGökhan Kaba
Substitution59
6
ShakinAlexey Shakin
Goal12
10
KisaBilal Kisa
Substitution46
7
KenzhekhanovDaniyar Kenzhekhanov
Substitution83
11
İbrahim Akınİbrahim Akın

Substitutes

18
KuznetsovYevgeniy Kuznetsov (GK)
12
Volkan ÜnlüVolkan Ünlü (GK)
3
KurgulinNurtas Kurgulin
13
NalbantogluMustu Nalbantoglu
15
MeshkovYevgeniy Meshkov
Substitution46
14
Semih ŞentürkSemih Şentürk
Substitution59
11
SergienkoEduard Sergienko
Substitution72
15
Can AratCan Arat
Substitution78
10
NedashkovskiyOleg Nedashkovskiy
17
AkyüzSerhat Akyüz
14
SolominNikolay Solomin
18
Umut BulutUmut Bulut
Substitution46
13
ArgimbayevAidar Argimbayev
Substitution83

Coach

Anton Shokh (URS) Raşit Çetiner (TUR)

Referee

Aleksandr Gvardis (RUS)

Assistant referees

Lev Antonov (RUS), Igor Kotkovski (RUS)

Fourth official

Alexey Tiumin (RUS)

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