Shalimov starts reign in style

Published: Thursday 29 May 2008, 1.45CET
Russia 4-0 Israel
Olga Letyushova struck twice in the first 21 minutes to give new Russia coach Igor Shalimov a win in his first qualifier.
Shalimov starts reign in style
Russia were convincing winners ©Ofer Ronen-Abels

Match statistics

RussiaIsrael

Goals scored4
 
0
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts4
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Published: Thursday 29 May 2008, 1.45CET

Shalimov starts reign in style

Russia 4-0 Israel
Olga Letyushova struck twice in the first 21 minutes to give new Russia coach Igor Shalimov a win in his first qualifier.

Olga Letyushova struck twice in the first 21 minutes to ensure new Russia coach Igor Shalimov marked his first match in charge with a win.

Letyushova double
Russia dominated from start to finish in Krasnoarmeysk and were two goals ahead by the midway point in the first half thanks to efforts after nine and 21 minutes from experienced striker Letyushova. The hosts added two more after the break, on 60 and 68 minutes, through a Natalia Mokshanova penalty and Natalia Barbashina.
 
'Important games'
"The most important games are still ahead," said 39-year-old Shalimov. "Our task stays the same; that is to qualify for the European championships by finishing first." The victory moved Russia to within three points of leaders Norway, whom they meet in their last fixture of the group on 2 October.

Last updated: 29/05/08 19.39CET

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Lineup

Russia

Russia

Israel

Israel

2Maria Dyachkova5Meital Dayan (C)
Substitution61'
3Anna Kozhnikova10Anat Maimoni
11Olga Letyushova
Goal9'
Goal22'
Substitution62'
11Shirli Ohana
17Natalia Mokshanova
Goal59'
Substitution77'
18Hanit Schwarz (GK)
9Elena Morozova7Sarit Shenar
Substitution81'
15Olga Petrova17Dovrat Bendel
Substitution66'
8Valentina Savchenkova2Sahar Nisim
5Tatiana Skotnikova (C)19Sivan Fhima
1Elvira Todua (GK)8Rachel Shelina
19Ksenia Tsybutovich4Moran Lavi
23Natalia Russkikh
Substitution75'
20Or Erez

Substitutes

20Natalia Barbashina
Substitution62'
Goal67'
6Naomi Belhassen
Substitution61'
10Olesya Kurochkina15Vered Cohen
Substitution66'
Yellow Card79'
6Natalia Pertseva14Moran Fridman
Substitution81'
16Olga Sergaeva
Substitution75'
9Shir Levo
24Svetlana Tsydikova
Substitution77'
1Iris Avraham Antman
14Nadezhda Kharchenko16Naama Cohen
22Alla Volkova (GK)3Tal Sofer

Coach

Igor Shalimov (RUS) Alon Shraiar (ISR)

Referee

Esther Staubli (SUI)

Assistant referees

Elke Lüthi (SUI), Eveline Bolli (SUI)

Fourth official

Ekaterina Kulishova (RUS)

Legend:

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

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