Antonis Papadopoulos - Larnaca 16/10/2012 - 20:00CET (21:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group E

Cyprus - Norway
1-3
 

Cyprus - Norway 1-3 - 16/10/2012 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Norway battle to victory in Cyprus

Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 22.00CET
Norway battle to victory in Cyprus
Tarik Elyounoussi salutes the crowd after putting Norway ahead from the spot ©AFP/Getty Images

Norway scored two goals in the last ten minutes to walk away with victory against Cyprus after a tightly fought Group E contest in Larnaca.

The hosts had taken a deserved lead through APOEL FC forward Stathis Aloneftis but the Norwegian visitors hit back just before the interval through skipper Brede Hangeland, and late goals from Tarik Elyounoussi and Joshua King earned the Scandinavian side the three points.

Lineups

Cyprus

Cyprus

Norway

Norway

12Kissas (GK)
55
1Jarstein (GK)
2Dossa Júnior5Hangeland (C)
44
3E. Charalambous (C)6John Arne Riise
88
6Angeli
46
7Henriksen
7Aloneftis
42
71
88
10T. Elyounoussi
81
8Solomou14Ruud
64
9Christofi15Eikrem
90+2
17Efrem19Jenssen
75
18Dobrašinović
56
20Søderlund
46
21Laban21Braaten
82
23Nikolaou23Forren

Substitutes

1Giorgallides (GK)
55
12Bugge Pettersen (GK)
22Mastrou (GK)22Hansen (GK)
4Christou2Høgli
5Parpas3Waehler
10Charalambides4Gashi
90+2
11Konstantinou9Valon Berisha
75
13Vasiliou16Hauger
14Antoniades17Parr
15Demetriou
46
49
18King
46
83
16Sotiriou
19Mytidis
88
20Artymatas

Coaches

Nikos Nioplias (GRE) Egil Olsen (NOR)

Referee

Pawel Gil (POL)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 19:13 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Cyprus
Norway

1

Goals scored

3

8

Total attempts

17

1

Attempts on target

8

5

off target

7

0

blocked

0

2

against woodwork

1

1

Corners

3

0

Offsides

1

3

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

18

17

Fouls suffered

9

photos

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    90+2
    Gashi (in) - Eikrem (out) (Norway)
  • Substitution
    88
    Mytidis (in) - Aloneftis (out) (Cyprus)
  • Yellow Card
    88
    John Arne Riise (Norway) is shown a yellow card.
  • Goal
    83
    King (Norway) scores!

See also

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