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All square between Kazakhstan and Latvia

Published: Tuesday 9 September 2014, 20.21CET
Kazakhstan 0-0 Latvia
Andrejs Kovaļovs rattled the crossbar for the visitors but neither side could manage a breakthrough in their qualifying Group A opener.

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Match statistics

KazakhstanLatvia

Goals scored0
 
0
Possession (%)55
 
45
Total attempts10
 
4
on target2
 
1
off target4
 
3
blocked4
 
0
against woodwork0
1
Corners9
 
1
Offsides4
 
1
Yellow cards0
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
13
Fouls suffered12
 
14

Standings

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Published: Tuesday 9 September 2014, 20.21CET

All square between Kazakhstan and Latvia

Kazakhstan 0-0 Latvia
Andrejs Kovaļovs rattled the crossbar for the visitors but neither side could manage a breakthrough in their qualifying Group A opener.

Kazakhstan and Latvia fail to find the net in their Group A opener 
Tanat Nusserbayev and Dmitri Shomko miss good openings for the hosts 
• Andrejs Kovaļovs hits the crossbar for Latvia
Next games: Latvia v Iceland, Netherlands v Kazakhstan (10 October)

Kazakhstan and Latvia opened their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaigns with a goalless draw in Astana.  

After a quiet opening ten minutes, Tanat Nusserbayev was the first to threaten, testing visiting goalkeeper Aleksandrs Koļinko from 20 metres after a neat exchange of passes had cut open the Latvia midfield.

Kazakhstan remained on the front foot and Anatoli Bogdanov looped another effort over from outside the penalty area before the hosts got behind the Latvia defence for the first time only for captain Nusserbayev to volley wide at the front post.

Dmitri Shomko squandered the best chance of the half for Kazakhstan, driving a bouncing cross over the bar at the back post after Sergei Khizhnichenko's delivery from the right found its way through the area.

Latvia's forward line never got into their stride and had only Artjoms Rudņevs's tame effort from 30 metres to show for their toil before the break. It was a similar story after the interval until, out of nowhere, they conjured a slick one-touch passing move that sent Vladislavs Gabovs clean through but the No6 shot straight at Andrei Sidelnikov.

That seemed to energise Marians Pahars' men and moments later Andrejs Kovaļovs unleashed a dipping strike which thumped against the crossbar. That was the closest either side would come as the chances dried up in the closing stages with both teams seemingly happy to settle for a point.

Last updated: 03/06/15 4.35CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013831/postmatch/report/index.html#no+goals+astana

Lineups

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Latvia

Latvia

22
SidelnikovAndrei Sidelnikov (GK)
12
KoļinkoAleksandrs Koļinko (GK)
4
VorotnikovIlia Vorotnikov
2
MaksimenkoVitālijs Maksimenko
5
AbdulinRenat Abdulin
3
BulvitisNauris Bulvitis
8
SmakovSamat Smakov
5
LaizānsOļegs Laizāns
9
IslamkhanBauyrzhan Islamkhan
Substitution82
6
GabovsVladislavs Gabovs
15
MiroshnichenkoDmitri Miroshnichenko
7
KovaļovsAndrejs Kovaļovs
17
NuserbayevTanat Nuserbayev (C)
Substitution73
10
ŠabalaValērijs Šabala
Yellow Card23
18
ShomkoDmitri Shomko
13
GorkšsKaspars Gorkšs (C)
Yellow Card29
19
BogdanovAnatoli Bogdanov
15
LazdiņšArtis Lazdiņš
Substitution27
20
KhizhnichenkoSergei Khizhnichenko
16
RudņevsArtjoms Rudņevs
Substitution79
23
LogvinenkoYuri Logvinenko
17
ZjuzinsArtūrs Zjuzins
Yellow Card90+3

Substitutes

12
PokatilovStas Pokatilov (GK)
23
ŠteinborsPāvels Šteinbors (GK)
1
MokinAleksandr Mokin (GK)
4
DubraKaspars Dubra
2
DmitrenkoViktor Dmitrenko
9
ŽigajevsJurijs Žigajevs
3
GurmanMark Gurman
11
E. VišņakovsEduards Višņakovs
Substitution79
6
KuantayevYermek Kuantayev
14
RuginsRitvars Rugins
7
KonysbayevUlan Konysbayev
18
FertovsAleksandrs Fertovs
Substitution27
10
TagybergenAskhat Tagybergen
19
JagodinskisVitālijs Jagodinskis
11
DzholchiyevBaurzhan Dzholchiyev
Substitution73
21
FreimanisGints Freimanis
13
NurgaliyevAzat Nurgaliyev
Substitution82
22
TimofejevsOļegs Timofejevs
14
DarabayevAslan Darabayev
16
SuyumbayevGafurzhan Suyumbayev
21
LuninStanislav Lunin

Coach

Yuri Krasnozhan (RUS) Marians Pahars (LVA)

Referee

Ivan Kružliak (SVK)

Assistant referees

Roman Slyško (SVK), Ondrej Brendza (SVK)

Fourth official

Tomaš Somolani (SVK)

Additional assistant referees

Richard Trutz (SVK), Vladimir Vnuk (SVK)

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