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Qualifying round - Group C

Faroe Islands - Germany
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Germany close in on Brazil with Faroe Islands win

Published: Tuesday 10 September 2013, 23.25CET
Faroe Islands 0-3 Germany
Joachim Löw's men are a win away from the finals after Per Mertesacker, Mesut Özil and Thomas Müller scored in a routine victory.
Germany close in on Brazil with Faroe Islands win
Per Mertesacker takes the plaudits after putting Germany ahead ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Faroe Islands
Germany

0

Goals scored

3

6

Total attempts

26

3

Attempts on target

9

2

off target

8

3

blocked

6

0

against woodwork

2

1

Corners

9

1

Offsides

5

1

Yellow cards

0

1

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

6

6

Fouls suffered

10

Standings

Last updated: 11/09/2013 08:29 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Tuesday 10 September 2013, 23.25CET

Germany close in on Brazil with Faroe Islands win

Faroe Islands 0-3 Germany
Joachim Löw's men are a win away from the finals after Per Mertesacker, Mesut Özil and Thomas Müller scored in a routine victory.

Germany made it four wins from four on the road in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group C, but were made to work harder than expected against ten-man Faroe Islands.

After a tap-in by Per Mertesacker before the break, Joachim Löw's side had to wait until Mesut Özil's 74th-minute penalty to double their lead. Thomas Müller rounded off the scoring. Atli Gregersen saw red for his role in giving away the spot kick and the result means a home win against the Republic of Ireland on 11 October will secure Germany their place in Brazil.

Expected to offer little, the Faroe Islands surprised with an early attack that required Jérôme Boateng to prevent captain Fródi Benjaminsen getting a shot on target.

Miroslav Klose wasted a pair of opportunities to secure his place as Germany's all-time leading scorer, but the visiting side got the opener on 23 minutes when Boateng's header was turned in by his fellow centre-back Mertesacker.

The expected onslaught did not materialise, though, and it was not until the 66th minute that the hosts suffered another major scare, Rógvi Baldvinsson chasing back to clear Sami Khedira's header off the goal line.

A second did arrive when Gregersen was dismissed for a professional foul and Özil did the rest from the spot. Müller's close-range finish six minutes from time tied things up.

Last updated: 08/05/14 4.15CET

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Lineup

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Germany

Germany

1Gunnar Nielsen (GK)1Manuel Neuer (GK)
2Jóhan Davidsen3Marcel Schmelzer
3Viljormur Davidsen6Sami Khedira
4Atli Gregersen
Red Card73
8Mesut Özil
Goal74
5Rógvi Baldvinsson10Julian Draxler
Substitution75
6Súni Olsen11Miroslav Klose
Substitution79
7Fródi Benjaminsen (C)13Thomas Müller
Goal84
Substitution84
10Christian Holst
Substitution76
16Philipp Lahm (C)
11Jóan Edmundsson
Substitution68
17Per Mertesacker
Goal23
13Pól Jóhannus Justinussen
Yellow Card40
18Toni Kroos
15Daniel Udsen
Substitution68
20Jérôme Boateng

Substitutes

23Hans Jørgensen (GK)12René Adler (GK)
18Leif Niclasen (GK)22Ron-Robert Zieler (GK)
8Christian Mouritsen
Substitution68
2Sven Bender
9Hallur Hansson
Substitution76
4Benedikt Höwedes
12Erling Jacobsen5Mats Hummels
14Heini Vatnsdal9André Schürrle
Substitution75
16Kristian Joensen (GK)14Max Kruse
Substitution79
17Páll Klettskard
Substitution68
19Sidney Sam
Substitution84
19Ári Jonsson23Mario Gomez

Coach

Lars Olsen (DEN) Joachim Löw (GER)

Referee

Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)

Assistant referees

Dovydas Sužiedėlis (LTU), Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)

Fourth official

Nerijus Dunauskas (LTU)

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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