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Qualifying round - Group I

Belarus - Finland
1-1
 

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Verkhovtsov strikes as Belarus frustrate Finns

Published: Tuesday 11 June 2013, 23.37CET
Belarus 1-1 Finland
Dmitri Verkhovtsov levelled five minutes from time to frustrate the visitors, who had led for much of the contest through Teemu Pukki's goal.
by Denis Orlov
Verkhovtsov strikes as Belarus frustrate Finns
Jukka Raitala (right) tries to stop the run of Belarus's Timofei Kalachev ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Belarus
Finland

1

Goals scored

1

17

Total attempts

8

2

Attempts on target

4

9

off target

3

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

1

7

Corners

1

2

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

9

8

Fouls suffered

9

Standings

Last updated: 25/07/2013 11:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Tuesday 11 June 2013, 23.37CET

Verkhovtsov strikes as Belarus frustrate Finns

Belarus 1-1 Finland
Dmitri Verkhovtsov levelled five minutes from time to frustrate the visitors, who had led for much of the contest through Teemu Pukki's goal.

Finland are four points behind second-placed France in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group I after conceding a late equaliser against Belarus in Gomel.

Seemingly set for successive 1-0 wins against the section's bottom team in the space of five days, following Teemu Pukki's first-half strike, Finland were denied victory by Dmitri Verkhovtsov's equaliser five minutes from time.

Georgi Kondratiev's hosts also started strongly, controlling the game in the early stages, creating and missing chances through Anton Putilo, Stanislav Dragun and Timofei Kalachev.

Finland, though, warmed to the task and took the lead on 24 minutes when Pukki moved infield from the left and unleashed a shot that was deflected on its way past Sergei Veremko. Belarus responded with gusto yet were repelled in their advances by a solid Finland rearguard, marshalled expertly by returning captain Niklas Moisander.

Mixu Paatelainen's side were looking confident and on course for another three points, only for Verkhovtsov to intervene, the defender connecting with Kalachev's delivery to level things up. Roman Eremenko might have clinched it for the third-placed visitors – but the crossbar kept out his effort two minutes from time.

Last updated: 08/05/14 4.57CET

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Lineups

Belarus

Belarus

Finland

Finland

12Sergei Veremko (GK)1Niki Mäenpää (GK)
2Stanislav Dragun2Petri Pasanen
3Aleksandr Martynovich (C)
Substitution80
3Niklas Moisander (C)
5Vitali Trubilo4Jarkko Hurme
Yellow Card71
8Oleg Veretilo
Yellow Card33
Substitution46
7Roman Eremenko
Yellow Card9
9Edgar Olekhnovich8Perparim Hetemaj
Yellow Card5
10Aleksandr Hleb10Teemu Pukki
Goal24
Substitution76
14Anton Putilo
Substitution64
14Tim Sparv
18Dmitri Verkhovtsov
Goal85
19Alexander Ring
20Vitali Rodionov21Kasper Hämäläinen
Substitution83
23Timofei Kalachev22Jukka Raitala

Substitutes

1Sergei Chernik (GK)12Lukas Hradecky (GK)
22Aleksandr Gutor (GK)23Henri Sillanpää (GK)
6Pavel Sitko
Substitution80
5Paulus Arajuuri
Substitution83
Yellow Card84
7Maksim Skavysh6Sebastian Mannström
11Renan Bressan
Substitution64
9Mikael Forssell
15Sergei Kislyak
Substitution46
Yellow Card50
11Erfan Zeneli
16Aleksandr Pavlov17Mika Ojala
19Maksim Bordachev18Mikko Sumusalo
21Egor Filipenko20Timo Furuholm
Substitution76

Coach

Georgi Kondratiev (BLR) Mixu Paatelainen (FIN)

Referee

Libor Kovařik (CZE)

Assistant referees

Krystof Mencl (CZE), Jiří Moláček (CZE)

Fourth official

Jiří Moláček (CZE)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Belarus

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v France, 10 September 2013, 2-4
  • Finland

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Spain, 06 September 2013, 0-2
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