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Latvia's Rakeļs denies Kazakhstan

Published: Thursday 6 September 2012, 18.55CET
Latvia 1-1 Kazakhstan
Deniss Rakeļs hit Latvia's first goal in Group 9 to cancel out Yermek Kuantayev's opener and ensure another draw between the bottom two.
by Dennis Novitsky
from Zemgales Olympic Centre
Latvia's Rakeļs denies Kazakhstan
Deniss Rakeļs (left) in action during Latvia's home draw with Kazakhstan ©Roman Koksharov
Published: Thursday 6 September 2012, 18.55CET

Latvia's Rakeļs denies Kazakhstan

Latvia 1-1 Kazakhstan
Deniss Rakeļs hit Latvia's first goal in Group 9 to cancel out Yermek Kuantayev's opener and ensure another draw between the bottom two.

Deniss Rakeļs hit Latvia's first goal in Group 9 to cancel out Yermek Kuantayev's opening effort for Kazakhstan and earn the home side a deserved point in Jelgava.

After precisely 615 scoreless minutes in this qualification campaign – 75 minutes tonight plus six previous matches – Rakeļs got his team off the mark at last when he sent a gorgeous volley flying into the top corner from Roberts Savaļnieks' cross. Following on from the teams' 0-0 draw in June, the result means both are still without a victory in the section.

Kazakhstan survived a scare early in the match when Eduards Višņakovs put a clear header wide in the 17th minute. However, the visitors then went in front when Kuantayev capitalised on slack home defending with a straightforward finish in the 57th minute. With one game left each, Kazakhstan are two points clear of the bottom-placed Latvians, who have just two points to their name.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.19CET

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Lineups

Latvia

Latvia

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

1
VaičulisArtūrs Vaičulis (GK) (C)
18
TkachukSergei Tkachuk (GK)
2
RožkovskisRomans Rožkovskis
Substitution90+2
2
AkhmetovYeldos Akhmetov (C)
3
DubraKaspars Dubra
3
KuantayevYermek Kuantayev
Goal57
4
MaksimenkoVitālijs Maksimenko
4
OmarovBauyrzhan Omarov
5
KurakinsAntons Kurakins
Yellow Card46
5
SuyumbayevGafurzhan Suyumbayev
Substitution78
6
HmizsDmitrijs Hmizs
6
KuatIslambek Kuat
Yellow Card90+3
7
SavaļnieksRoberts Savaļnieks
7
TagybergenAskhat Tagybergen
Yellow Card61
8
GiļničsAleksejs Giļničs
9
LisenkovSergei Lisenkov
Substitution89
9
E. VišņakovsEduards Višņakovs
Substitution79
10
BeisebekovAbzal Beisebekov
10
ČistjakovsValerijs Čistjakovs
16
GoryachiYevgeni Goryachi
11
SiņeļņikovsAlans Siņeļņikovs
Yellow Card15
Substitution65
17
AmirkhanovMaksat Amirkhanov

Substitutes

12
DzelmeKristaps Dzelme (GK)
1
BitabarovAzat Bitabarov (GK)
13
DaņilovsDmitrijs Daņilovs
Substitution90+2
8
LevinEvgeni Levin
Substitution89
14
IsajevsVjačeslavs Isajevs
11
SchetkinAleksei Schetkin
Substitution78
15
LonščakovsArtjoms Lonščakovs
12
RozibakiyevRakhimzhan Rozibakiyev
16
RakeļsDeniss Rakeļs
Substitution65
Goal75
13
SariyevSayat Sariyev
17
KokinsĒriks Kokins
Substitution79
14
KozhabayevBakdaulet Kozhabayev
18
Jermolajevs Edgars Jermolajevs
19
BayurzhanSherkhan Bayurzhan

Coach

Antonius Joore (NED) Slobodan Krčmarević (SRB)

Referee

Bardhyl Pashaj (ALB)

Assistant referees

Ermal Barushi (ALB), Melis Dervishi (ALB)

Fourth official

Edvaldo Durmishi (ALB)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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