Qualifying round (Group E) - 15/10/2013 - 18:00CET (19:00 local time) - GSP Stadium - Nicosia
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Cyprus and Albania bow out with goalless draw

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 20.45CET
Cyprus 0-0 Albania
There were no goals in Nicosia as the two eliminated Group E sides shared the spoils in their concluding qualifying fixture.
Cyprus and Albania bow out with goalless draw
Giovanni De Biasi's Albania side were unable to find a way past Cyprus ©Getty Images

Match statistics

CyprusAlbania

Goals scored0
 
0
Total attempts2
 
18
Attempts on target1
 
4
off target1
 
10
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners0
6
Offsides2
 
2
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed7
 
14
Fouls suffered13
 
6

Standings

Last updated: 16/10/2013 12:09 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 20.45CET

Cyprus and Albania bow out with goalless draw

Cyprus 0-0 Albania
There were no goals in Nicosia as the two eliminated Group E sides shared the spoils in their concluding qualifying fixture.

Cyprus and Albania played out a scoreless draw in their concluding FIFA World Cup qualifying Group E game.

There were no goals in Nicosia as Cyprus and Albania, both unable to reach the finals in Brazil prior to kick-off, ended their respective campaigns with a stalemate. Albania started the match on the front foot but failed to find a breakthrough despite several first-half corners.

The visitors continued to press after the interval but, despite 14 attempts on goal over the 90 minutes, they were unable to find a way past a resilient Cyprus side. Nonetheless, the Mediterranean team finish bottom of the section with five points from ten games, with Albania six points better off in the standings.

Last updated: 16/10/13 2.20CET

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Lineup

Cyprus

Cyprus

Albania

Albania

1Antonis Giorgallides (GK) (C)12Etrit Berisha (GK)
2Dossa Júnior2Andi Lila
6Angelis Charalambous5Lorik Cana (C)
Yellow Card56
8Nestor Mytidis
Substitution65
7Ansi Agolli
9Pieros Sotiriou
Substitution86
8Ervin Bulku
Substitution72
11Nektarios Alexandrou
Substitution46
11Jahmir Hyka
Substitution72
13Jason Demetriou15Mërgim Mavraj
Yellow Card88
16Georgios Vasiliou18Hamdi Salihi
Substitution87
17George Efrem19Ergys Kace
Yellow Card60
21Vincent Laban
Yellow Card52
20Valdet Rama
23Marios Nikolaou21Odise Roshi

Substitutes

22Christakis Mastrou (GK)1Samir Ujkani (GK)
3Elias Charalambous3Admir Teli
5Eleftherios Mertakas4Tefik Osmani
7Stathis Aloneftis
Substitution46
6Agon Mehmeti
Substitution72
10Constantinos Charalambides9Bekim Balaj
Substitution87
12Tasos Kissas (GK)10Emilian Vila
14Charis Kyriakou13Ermir Lenjani
15Marios Antoniades14Alban Meha
18Kyriakos Pavlou
Substitution65
16Sabien Lilaj
19Kostakis Artymatas17Shkelzen Gashi
20Andreas Avraam
Substitution86
22Amir Abrashi
Substitution72
Yellow Card74
23Orges Shehi (GK)

Coach

Michalis Hadjipieris (CYP) Giovanni de Biasi (ITA)

Referee

Ivan Bebek (CRO)

Assistant referees

Tomislav Petrović (CRO), Miro Grgić (CRO)

Fourth official

Igor Pristovnik (CRO)

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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