Helsingin Olympiastadion - Helsinki 07/06/2013 - 18:00CET (19:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group I

Finland - Belarus
1-0
 

Finland - Belarus 1-0 - 07/06/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Belarus fumble gives Finland first win

Published: Friday 7 June 2013, 21.00CET
Belarus fumble gives Finland first win
Sergei Veremko turns into his own net ©AFP/Getty Images

Finland got their first win in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group I courtesy of a Sergei Veremko own goal, moving off the bottom of the table to be replaced by opponents Belarus.

In an even encounter at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki it was the hosts who got the decisive luck. Belarus goalkeeper Veremko fumbled the ball into his own net in the 57th minute, under pressure from Kasper Hämäläinen, to hand Mixu Paatelainen's men their maiden victory in the group.

Match statistics

Finland
Belarus

1

Goals scored

0

16

Total attempts

20

2

Attempts on target

3

10

off target

12

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

8

1

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

1

16

Fouls committed

12

11

Fouls suffered

16

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Red Card
    90+1
    Nekhaychik (Belarus) is shown a second yellow card and is dismissed.
  • Yellow Card
    82
    Pasanen (Finland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    79
    Kalachev (in) - Shitov (out) (Belarus)

See also

  • Finland

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Belarus, 11 June 2013, 1-1
  • Belarus

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Finland, 11 June 2013, 1-1
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