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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

Lineups

Belarus

Belarus

Finland

Finland

12Veremko (GK)1Mäenpää (GK)
2Dragun2Pasanen
3Martynovich (C)
80
3Moisander (C)
5Trubilo4Hurme
71
8Veretilo
33
46
7R. Eremenko
9
9Olekhnovich8P. Hetemaj
5
10Hleb10Pukki
24
76
14Putilo
64
14Sparv
18Verkhovtsov
85
19Ring
20Rodionov21Hämäläinen
83
23Kalachev22Raitala

Substitutes

1Chernik (GK)12Hradecky (GK)
22Gutor (GK)23Sillanpää (GK)
6Sitko
80
5Arajuuri
83
84
7Skavysh6Mannström
11Renan Bressan
64
9Forssell
15Kislyak
46
50
11Zeneli
16Pavlov17Ojala
19Bordachev18Sumusalo
21Filipenko20Furuholm
76

Coaches

Georgi Kondratiev (BLR) Mixu Paatelainen (FIN)

Referee

Libor Kovařik (CZE)

Press kits

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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