Qualifying round (Group C) - 15/10/2013 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time) - Dublin Arena - Dublin
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Ireland sign off with convincing Kazakhstan win

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 22.37CET
Republic of Ireland 3-1 Kazakhstan
The hosts fought back from a goal behind to end a run of three consecutive defeats in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group C.
Ireland sign off with convincing Kazakhstan win
John O'Shea (right) enjoys his goal ©Sportsfile

Match statistics

Republic of IrelandKazakhstan

Goals scored3
 
1
Total attempts17
 
9
Attempts on target7
 
2
off target5
 
4
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners9
 
2
Offsides1
 
1
Yellow cards0
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
10
Fouls suffered8
 
9

Standings

Last updated: 16/10/2013 11:44 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 22.37CET

Ireland sign off with convincing Kazakhstan win

Republic of Ireland 3-1 Kazakhstan
The hosts fought back from a goal behind to end a run of three consecutive defeats in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group C.

The Republic of Ireland signed off from FIFA World Cup qualifying Group C by beating Kazakhstan 3-1. 

The match in Dublin burst into life when Dmitri Shomko made David Forde's net billow with a virtuoso effort. Robbie Keane responded with a coolly dispatched penalty before John O'Shea rounded off the first-half scoring. Any Irish nerves were settled 12 minutes from time when the ubiquitous Shomko put through his own net.

Kazakhstan had the perfect start after 13 minutes. Collecting the ball with his back to goal, defender Shomko turned sharply before unleashing a swerving left-footed shot that nestled inside the far corner. The lead was fleeting, however, Keane keeping his composure from the spot after Aleksandr Kislitsyn handled in the area. Sunderland AFC defender O'Shea quickly completed the turnaround, firing in from close range as Kazakshtan failed to clear their lines.

Ireland resumed with authority after the interval. Andy Reid led the charge, scurrying down the left and sweeping into the path of Glenn Whelan, whose sweetly struck effort grazed a post. At the other end, substitute Igor Yurin came close to levelling when his long-range attempt skipped off the surface and whistled wide. The result was subsequently put beyond doubt, though, Aiden McGeady's cutback eluding Keane and bobbling in off Shomko.

Last updated: 16/10/13 2.32CET

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Lineup

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

1David Forde (GK)22Andrei Sidelnikov (GK)
2Seamus Coleman2Mark Gurman
3Marc Wilson4Andrei Karpovich (C)
Substitution84
5John O'Shea
Goal26
5Aleksandr Kislitsyn
Yellow Card16
Substitution32
8James McCarthy8Viktor Dmitrenko
10Robbie Keane (C)
Goal17
9Aleksei Schetkin
Substitution61
13Anthony Stokes
Substitution87
14Konstantin Engel
14Darron Gibson
Substitution37
15Maksat Bayzhanov
18Richard Dunne18Dmitri Shomko
Goal13
Goal78
19Andy Reid
Substitution75
20Sergei Khizhnichenko
21Kevin Doyle21Valeri Korobkin

Substitutes

16Rob Elliot (GK)1Aleksandr Mokin (GK)
23Stephen Henderson (GK)3Alexei Muldarov
4Ciaran Clark7Igor Yurin
Substitution61
6Glenn Whelan
Substitution37
10Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev
7Aiden McGeady
Substitution75
13Pavel Shabalin
Substitution84
9Shane Long16Andrei Finonchenko
Substitution32
11James McClean17Yeldos Akhmetov
12Stephen Kelly19Anatoli Bogdanov
15Paul Green23Yuri Logvinenko
17Damien Delaney
20Wesley Hoolahan
Substitution87
22Joey O'Brien

Coach

Noel King (IRL) Miroslav Beranek (CZE)

Referee

Vadims Direktorenko (LVA)

Assistant referees

Haralds Gudermanis (LVA), Aleksejs Spasjonnikovs (LVA)

Fourth official

Andris Treimanis (LVA)

Legend:

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

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