Helsingin Olympiastadion - Helsinki 12/10/2012 - 17:30CET (18:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group I

Finland - Georgia
1-1
 

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Ten-man Finland make their point against Georgia

Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 19.00CET
Ten-man Finland make their point against Georgia
Aleksei Eremenko (left) was sent off for Finland but they fought back to earn a draw ©AFP/Getty Images

Despite being reduced to ten men, Finland came from behind to earn their first point in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group I and deny Georgia a second win of the campaign.

Chances were few and far between in the first half but the game came to life after the break when Guram Kashia gave Georgia a 56th-minute lead. Just three minutes later Finland's Aleksei Eremenko picked up his second yellow card and was dismissed but nevertheless the hosts rallied and earned a share of the spoils thanks to Kasper Hämäläinen's strike on 63 minutes.

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Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 09:58 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Finland
Georgia

1

Goals scored

1

7

Total attempts

14

4

Attempts on target

4

2

off target

5

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

9

2

Offsides

3

3

Yellow cards

1

1

Red Cards

0

16

Fouls committed

10

10

Fouls suffered

16

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    88
    P. Hetemaj (Finland) is booked.
  • Substitution
    81
    Kenia (in) - Targamadze (out) (Georgia)
  • Substitution
    67
    Ananidze (in) - Okriashvili (out) (Georgia)
  • Goal
    63
    Hämäläinen (Finland) scores!

See also

  • Finland

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Spain, 22 March 2013, 1-1
  • Georgia

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Belarus, 16 October 2012, 2-0
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