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Qualifying round - Group B

Malta - Czech Republic
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Czechs spoil Mifsud's night and stay in contention

Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 22.00CET
Czechs spoil Mifsud's night and stay in contention
The Czech Republic celebrate against Malta ©Domenic Aquilina

Interim Czech Republic boss Josef Pešice admitted it was easier than expected after a 4-1 victory in Malta kept alive their chances of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup from Group B.

A lovely goal from Tomáš Hübschman inside three minutes set the visitors on course for an impressive debut win for their coach. David Lafata, Václav Kadlec and Tomáš Pekhart were also on target although Michael Mifsud, earning his 100th cap, gave the hosts something to shout about just after the restart. The result revived the Czechs' qualification hopes, lifting them onto 12 points, level with Armenia, and one behind both Bulgaria and Denmark on 13.

Lineups

Malta

Malta

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

1Haber (GK)1Čech (GK) (C)
2Caruana
57
3Kadlec
6Dimech4Suchý
7Failla
87
6Sivok
79
8Briffa7Hušbauer
9M. Mifsud (C)
47
79
10Dočkal
10Cohen13Plašil
14Mintoff14V. Kadlec
51
73
15R. Muscat17Hübschman
3
17R. Camilleri
80
18Rajtoral
22A. Muscat21Lafata
34
85

Substitutes

12Bonello (GK)16Laštůvka (GK)
3Grioli23Drobný (GK)
4Sciberras5Procházka
5Agius
57
8Vaněk
90+3
11Herrera11Mazuch
13R. Fenech
87
12Hořava
16P. Fenech
80
19Jiráček
85
18Bajada20Pekhart
73
90
90+3
19T. Vella22Čelůstka

Coaches

Pietro Ghedin (ITA) Josef Pesice (CZE)

Referee

Matej Jug (SVN)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 14/10/2013 09:48 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Malta
Czech Republic

1

Goals scored

4

7

Total attempts

22

4

Attempts on target

6

1

off target

9

3

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

1

1

Corners

3

1

Offsides

4

1

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

7

Fouls committed

7

7

Fouls suffered

7

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    90+3
    Vaněk (in) - Pekhart (out) (Czech Republic)
  • Goal
    90
    Pekhart (Czech Republic) scores!
  • Substitution
    87
    R. Fenech (in) - Failla (out) (Malta)
  • Substitution
    85
    Jiráček (in) - Lafata (out) (Czech Republic)

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