Qualifying round (Group B) - 08/09/2012 - 20:15CET (20:15 local time) - Parken - Copenhagen
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Denmark and Czechs play out goalless draw

Published: Saturday 8 September 2012, 22.50CET
Denmark 0-0 Czech Republic
Morten Olsen's hosts had the better of the opportunities, but both teams were forced to settle for a share of the spoils in their first Group B encounter.
Denmark and Czechs play out goalless draw
Leon Andreasen (right) had chances but could not force a breakthrough for Denmark ©Getty Images

Match statistics

DenmarkCzech Republic

Goals scored0
 
0
Total attempts22
 
5
Attempts on target7
 
2
off target10
 
2
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners7
 
1
Offsides2
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed13
 
14
Fouls suffered13
 
11

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 15:29 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
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Published: Saturday 8 September 2012, 22.50CET

Denmark and Czechs play out goalless draw

Denmark 0-0 Czech Republic
Morten Olsen's hosts had the better of the opportunities, but both teams were forced to settle for a share of the spoils in their first Group B encounter.

Denmark and the Czech Republic opened their qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a scoreless draw in Copenhagen.

Both sides started their Group B campaign less than three months after participating in UEFA EURO 2012, with Denmark eliminated in the group stage and the Czechs knocked out in the quarter-finals. Their stalemate at Parken Stadium leaves them level on one point with Italy and Bulgaria – who drew 2-2 on Friday – with Armenia leading the way following a 1-0 win against Malta.

After finding it difficult to retain possession at the start, the Danes dominated the first half and had the vast majority of the opportunities. However, Simon Kjær, Michael Krohn-Dehli and Dennis Rommedahl narrowly missed the target, while Daniel Wass and Christian Eriksen were denied by Petr Čech in the visitors' goal. Denmark keeper Stephan Andersen was only called into serious action on one occasion before the interval in order to thwart Jan Rezek.

The second half prompted a more aggressive approach from Michal Bílek's team, but the home side soon reassumed the initiative, even if substitute Leon Andreasen, Rommedahl and Eriksen were all rebuffed by Chelsea FC No1 Čech. Nicolai Jørgensen, Andreas Cornelius and Andreasen again all spurned further opportunities to ensure the spoils were shared.

Both sides must wait until 12 October to resume their campaigns, when Morten Olsen's side will be away to Bulgaria and the Czechs will face Malta at home.

Last updated: 09/09/12 13.06CET

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/worldcup/season=2014/matches/round=2000294/match=2008561/postmatch/report/index.html#denmark+draw+with+czechs

Lineup

Denmark

Denmark

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

1Stephan Andersen (GK)1Petr Čech (GK) (C)
2Thomas Kristensen
Substitution58
2Theodor Gebre Selassie
3Simon Kjær3Michal Kadlec
4Daniel Agger (C)4Marek Suchý
5Daniel Wass6Tomáš Sivok
6Lars Jacobsen9Jan Rezek
Substitution89
7William Kvist
Yellow Card44
13Jaroslav Plašil
Substitution75
8Christian Eriksen17Tomáš Hübschman
9Michael Krohn-Dehli18Matěj Vydra
Substitution73
10Dennis Rommedahl
Substitution80
19Petr Jiráček
11Nicolai Jørgensen
Substitution71
20Tomáš Pekhart

Substitutes

16Anders Lindegaard (GK)16Jan Laštůvka (GK)
22Kasper Schmeichel (GK)23Jaroslav Drobný (GK)
12Jesper Juelsgård5Roman Hubník
13Jores Okore7Josef Hušbauer
Substitution89
14Lasse Schöne11Milan Petržela
15Kasper Lorentzen12František Rajtoral
Substitution73
17Leon Andreasen
Substitution58
18Václav Kadlec
18Nicklas Helenius21David Lafata
19Jakob Poulsen22Vladimír Darida
Substitution75
20Nicolai Stokholm
21Andreas Cornelius
Substitution71
Yellow Card90
23Tobias Mikkelsen
Substitution80
Yellow Card89

Coach

Morten Olsen (DEN) Michal Bílek (CZE)

Referee

Wolfgang Stark (GER)

Assistant referees

Jan-Hendrik Salver (GER), Mike Pickel (GER)

Fourth official

Knut Kircher (GER)

Legend:

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

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