Qualifying round (Group I) - 07/09/2012 - 19:00CET (21:00 local time) - Boris Paichadze National Stadium - Tbilisi
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Georgia get under way with Belarus win

Published: Friday 7 September 2012, 22.07CET
Georgia 1-0 Belarus
Temuri Ketsbaia's side head into Tuesday's game against Spain on the back of an opening Group I victory earned by Tornike Okriashvili.
Georgia get under way with Belarus win
Georgia's Tornike Okriashvili (left) reacts after scoring the only goal ©Badri Ketiladze

Match statistics

GeorgiaBelarus

Goals scored1
 
0
Total attempts8
 
9
Attempts on target4
 
5
off target4
 
3
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners5
 
8
Offsides1
 
3
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed19
 
23
Fouls suffered22
 
18

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 10:07 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
SSI Err
Published: Friday 7 September 2012, 22.07CET

Georgia get under way with Belarus win

Georgia 1-0 Belarus
Temuri Ketsbaia's side head into Tuesday's game against Spain on the back of an opening Group I victory earned by Tornike Okriashvili.

Georgia are straight into their stride in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group I thanks to a 1-0 victory against Belarus.

Neither side looked keen to risk leaving themselves too open at the back so there was little surprise there was only one goal in it. Tornike Okriashvili struck the decisive blow six minutes after half-time, giving Temuri Ketsbaia's team a welcome fillip ahead of the visit of world and European champions Spain to Tbilisi on Tuesday.

Pavel Nekhaychik was the first player to warm the palms of either keeper, with Georgia No1 Giorgi Loria saving at his near post. Loria's opposite number, Sergei Veremko, also did well to preserve his clean sheet throughout the first half in the wake of Jaba Kankava's attack and David Targamadze's blocked shot. Sergei Balanovich, one of two first-half substitutes for Belarus, went closest for the visitors.

Okriashvili made the most of this disruption soon after the interval when he beat three defenders and shot past Veremko from 11 metres. Belarus could have salvaged a point but Loria denied Maksim Bordachev. Next up for Georgi Kondratiev's charges are France in Paris.

Last updated: 08/09/12 1.00CET

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Lineup

Georgia

Georgia

Belarus

Belarus

1Giorgi Loria (GK)
Yellow Card86
12Sergei Veremko (GK) (C)
2Tornike Okriashvili
Goal51
Substitution83
2Aleksandr Kulchiy
3Gia Grigalava3Aleksandr Martynovich
Yellow Card54
4Guram Kashia8Sergei Kornilenko
5Aleksandr Amisulashvili10Renan Bressan
6Zurab Khizanishvili13Pavel Nekhaychik
Substitution30
7Jaba Kankava (C)
Yellow Card30
14Anton Putilo
8Murtaz Daushvili15Maksim Zhavnerchik
Substitution34
9David Targamadze16Denis Polyakov
10Jano Ananidze
Substitution75
17Yan Tigorev
Substitution62
11Levan Mchedlidze
Substitution56
18Dmitri Verkhovtsov

Substitutes

12Roin Kvaskhvadze (GK)1Yuri Zhevnov (GK)
14Irakli Maisuradze4Igor Shitov
15David Kvirkvelia
Substitution56
5Vitali Trubilo
16Irakli Sirbiladze
Substitution83
6Artem Radkov
17Alexander Guruli7Andrei Khachaturyan
18Akaki Khubutia9Leonid Kovel
19Tornike Gorgiashvili
Substitution75
11Sergei Kislyak
20Giorgi Rekhviashvili19Maksim Bordachev
Substitution30
21Nika Dzalamidze20Vitali Rodionov
22Giorgi Popkhadze21Stanislav Dragun
Substitution62
23Ucha Lobzhanidze23Sergei Balanovich
Substitution34

Coach

Temuri Ketsbaia (GEO) Georgi Kondratiev (BLR)

Referee

Stanislav Todorov (BUL)

Assistant referees

Nikolay Angelov (BUL), Ventsislav Gavrilov (BUL)

Fourth official

Nikolai Yordanov (BUL)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Georgia

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Spain, 11 September 2012, 0-1
  • Belarus

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v France, 11 September 2012, 3-1
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