Czechs certain of play-off chance

Published: Thursday 26 June 2008, 1.45CET
Czech Republic 3-1 Belarus
A comfortable win give means the Czech Republic are ensured at least a play-off berth for UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™.
Czechs certain of play-off chance
The Czech Republic's Lucie Martínková ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Czech RepublicBelarus

Goals scored3
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts3
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Published: Thursday 26 June 2008, 1.45CET

Czechs certain of play-off chance

Czech Republic 3-1 Belarus
A comfortable win give means the Czech Republic are ensured at least a play-off berth for UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™.

The Czech Republic defeated Belarus 3-1 in Ludgerovice to give themselves an at least a UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ play-off berth.

Home hopes
An Irena Martinková double and another from Markéta Ryngelová helped the home side to a victory that ensures they will at least be one of the four best third-placed teams and still gives them an outside chance of finishing top of Group 1 as they sit two points behind England and Spain with one game to come. However, they would need to win by five goals in the 28 September home meeting with England and hope Spain and the current leaders draw on 2 October. The home side dominated throughout despite missing Pavlína Ščasná, who scored a hat-trick in the 4-1 victory in Belarus last August.

Comfortable win
Ryngelová opened the scoring after 18 minutes with a close-range shot. Martínková doubled the lead in the 52th minute and, after Tatjana Kiose pulled one back midway through the second half following an error from The Czech Republic goalkeeper Marcela Zbořilová, she sealed victory nine minutes before the final whistle. The hosts then created a raft of opportunities as they looked to extend the lead with both Petra Bertholdová and Eva Šmeralová hitting the bar.

Last updated: 30/06/08 16.05CET

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Team profiles

Lineup

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Belarus

Belarus

3Petra Bertholdová9Svetlana Astashova
8Lucie Heroldová15Olga Manzhuk
Substitution46'
4Lucie Martínková
Yellow Card42'
Goal51'
Goal81'
Substitution82'
1Svitlana Novikava (GK)
10Blanka Pěničková
Substitution65'
10Natallia Ryzhevich (C)
Yellow Card15'
7Veronika Pincová5Oksana Shpak
11Markéta Ringelová
Goal19'
13Tatsiana Kiose
Goal62'
5Eva Smeralova (C)2Elena Shevchuk
1Marcela Zbořilová (GK)3Alina Vasilyeva
17Irena Martínková4Nina Akhrymuk
14Veronika Hoferková11Alesia Baranava
Substitution74'
6Adéla Pivoňková
Substitution67'
8Olga Novikova
Substitution53'

Substitutes

13Martina Danielová12Inna Botyanovskaya (GK)
15Lucie Kladrubská7Olga Radko
18Iva Mocová
Substitution67'
17Marina Lis
Substitution74'
16Ivana Odlasová (GK)16Ekaterina Aukhimovich
Substitution46'
2Petra Divišová
Substitution65'
14Alena Buzinova
Substitution53'
9Michaela Marková
Substitution82'
18Anastasia Shaiko
12Lucie Florková6Ekaterina Miklashevich

Coach

Dušan Žovinec (CZE) Uladzimir Kasakouski (BLR)

Referee

Ann-Helen Østervold (NOR)

Assistant referees

Ann Wenche Kleven (NOR), Monica Lokkeberg (NOR)

Fourth official

Jana Adamkova (CZE)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also

  • Czech Republic

    Czech Republic

    Next match womensworldcup: v Sweden, 21 August 2010
  • Belarus

    Belarus

    Next match womensworldcup: v Netherlands, 21 August 2010
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