Tsentralny - Gomel 10/09/2013 - 21:00CET (22:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group I

Belarus - France
2-4
 

Belarus - France 2-4 - 10/09/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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France rally to get past Belarus

Published: Tuesday 10 September 2013, 23.00CET
France rally to get past Belarus
Samir Nasri shows his delight after giving France the lead ©AFP/Getty Images

France recovered from a goal down to beat Belarus 4-2 and move level on points with Spain at the Group I summit.

Trailing 2-1 with 26 minutes remaining, Les Blues were staring down the barrel until Franck Ribéry equalised for the second time. Substitute Samir Nasri then turned the tide in their favour before Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba completed the comeback to assure Les Bleus, who have played a game more than Spain, at least a second-placed finish in the FIFA World Cup qualifying section.

Match statistics

Belarus
France

2

Goals scored

4

4

Total attempts

17

2

Attempts on target

7

2

off target

8

0

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

9

5

Offsides

2

3

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

5

5

Fouls suffered

11

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    90+3
    Guilavogui (in) - Valbuena (out) (France)
  • Substitution
    83
    Renan Bressan (in) - Tigorev (out) (Belarus)
  • Substitution
    80
    Sissoko (in) - Ribéry (out) (France)
  • Yellow Card
    79
    Hleb (Belarus) is cautioned by the referee.

See also

  • Belarus

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Spain, 11 October 2013, 2-1
  • France

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Finland, 15 October 2013, 3-0
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