Arena Națională - Bucharest 19/11/2013 - 20:00CET (21:00 local time)

Play-off for Final Tournament, Second leg

Romania - Greece
1-1
Aggregate: 2-4
 

Romania - Greece 1-1 - 19/11/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Mitroglou strikes again as Greece oust Romania

Published: Wednesday 20 November 2013
Mitroglou strikes again as Greece oust Romania
Greece celebrate after beating Romania to qualify for the World Cup ©Getty Images

Greece will participate at next summer's finals in Brazil after a 1-1 draw in their 2014 FIFA World Cup play-off second leg with Romania earned them a 4-2 aggregate victory.

Vassilis Torossidis's 55th-minute own goal may have given Romania a glimmer of hope by cancelling out Kostas Mitroglou's 23rd-minute opener, but there was to be no dramatic fightback in Bucharest. Indeed, Fernando Santos's side were rarely troubled as they strolled into only their third World Cup finals.

Aware that their away goal in Piraeus on Friday could prove decisive, Romania took the game to their opponents. But after weathering the initial storm, it was Greece that dominated, keen to swell their 3-1 aggregate advantage. Goalkeeper Ciprian Tătăruşanu saved well from José Holebas's angled drive and Giorgios Samaras headed narrowly wide before the breakthrough. 

Match statistics

Romania
Greece

1

Goals scored

1

10

Total attempts

4

4

Attempts on target

3

5

off target

1

4

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

0

9

Corners

2

2

Offsides

3

0

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

13

12

Fouls suffered

12

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    89
    Tziolis (Greece) is booked.
  • Substitution
    87
    Grozav (in) - Stancu (out) (Romania)
  • Substitution
    80
    Manolas (in) - Siovas (out) (Greece)
  • Substitution
    73
    Samaris (in) - Karagounis (out) (Greece)

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