Boris Paichadze Erovnuli Stadioni - Tbilisi 07/09/2012 - 19:00CET (21:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group I

Georgia - Belarus
1-0
 

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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

Georgia
Belarus

1

Goals scored

0

8

Total attempts

9

4

Attempts on target

5

4

off target

3

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

8

1

Offsides

3

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

19

Fouls committed

23

22

Fouls suffered

18

Lineups

Georgia

Georgia

Belarus

Belarus

1Loria (GK)
86
12Veremko (GK) (C)
2Okriashvili
51
83
2Kulchiy
3Grigalava3Martynovich
54
4Kashia8Kornilenko
5Amisulashvili10Renan Bressan
6Khizanishvili13Nekhaychik
30
7Kankava (C)
30
14Putilo
8Daushvili15Zhavnerchik
34
9Targamadze16Polyakov
10Ananidze
75
17Tigorev
62
11Mchedlidze
56
18Verkhovtsov

Substitutes

12Kvaskhvadze (GK)1Zhevnov (GK)
14Maisuradze4Shitov
15Kvirkvelia
56
5Trubilo
16Sirbiladze
83
6Radkov
17Guruli7Khachaturyan
18Khubutia9Kovel
19Gorgiashvili
75
11Kislyak
20Rekhviashvili19Bordachev
30
21Dzalamidze20Rodionov
22Popkhadze21Dragun
62
23Lobzhanidze23Balanovich
34

Coaches

Temuri Ketsbaia (GEO) Georgi Kondratiev (BLR)

Referee

Stanislav Todorov (BUL)

Press kits

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
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: 08/05/14 8.44CET

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