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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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