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2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group F

The 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group F was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The group was one of nine qualifying groups from UEFA and comprised Azerbaijan, Israel, Luxembourg, Northern Ireland, Portugal and Russia.

The group winners, Russia, qualified directly for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Portugal placed among the eight best runners-up and advanced to the play-offs, where they were drawn to play home-and-away matches against Sweden.[1] They won both matches and thus also qualified for the World Cup.

Contents

StandingsEdit

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Russia 10 7 1 2 20 5 +15 22
  Portugal 10 6 3 1 20 9 +11 21
  Israel 10 3 5 2 19 14 +5 14
  Azerbaijan 10 1 6 3 7 11 −4 9
  Northern Ireland 10 1 4 5 9 17 −8 7
  Luxembourg 10 1 3 6 7 26 −19 6
             
Azerbaijan   1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1
Israel   1–1 3–0 1–1 3–3 0–4
Luxembourg   0–0 0–6 3–2 1–2 0–4
Northern Ireland   1–1 0–2 1–1 2–4 1–0
Portugal   3–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–0
Russia   1–0 3–1 4–1 2–0 1–0
  Winner qualified directly for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
  Runner-up (ranked as one of the eight best runners-up among all nine groups) advanced to the play-offs

MatchesEdit

The match schedule was determined at a meeting in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, on 25 November 2011.[2]

Russia  2–0  Northern Ireland
Fayzulin   30'
Shirokov   78' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 14,300

Azerbaijan  1–1  Israel
Abishov   65' Report Natkho   50'

Luxembourg  1–2  Portugal
da Mota   13' Report Ronaldo   28'
Postiga   54'

Israel  0–4  Russia
Report Kerzhakov   7'64'
Kokorin   18'
Fayzulin   78'

Northern Ireland  1–1  Luxembourg
Shiels   14' Report da Mota   86'
Attendance: 10,674

Portugal  3–0  Azerbaijan
Varela   63'
Postiga   85'
Alves   88'
Report
Attendance: 29,971

Russia  1–0  Portugal
Kerzhakov   6' Report
Attendance: 54,212

Luxembourg  0–6  Israel
Report Radi   4'
Ben Basat   12'
Hemed   27'74'90+1'
Melikson   61'

Russia  1–0  Azerbaijan
Shirokov   84' (pen.) Report

Israel  3–0  Luxembourg
Hemed   13'48'
Ben Basat   35'
Report
Attendance: 20,400

Portugal  1–1  Northern Ireland
Postiga   79' Report McGinn   30'

Northern Ireland  1–1  Azerbaijan
Healy   90+6' Report Aliyev   5'
Attendance: 12,372

Israel  3–3  Portugal
Hemed   24'
Ben Basat   40'
Gershon   70'
Report Alves   2'
Postiga   72'
Coentrão   90+3'
Attendance: 38,600

Luxembourg  0–0  Azerbaijan
Report

Azerbaijan  0–2  Portugal
Report Alves   63'
H. Almeida   79'

Northern Ireland  0–2  Israel
Report Refaelov   77'
Ben Basat   84'
Attendance: 11,200

Azerbaijan  1–1  Luxembourg
Abishov   71' Report Bensi   80'

Portugal  1–0  Russia
Postiga   9' Report
Attendance: 54,697

Northern Ireland  1–0  Russia
Paterson   43' Report
Attendance: 11,178

Russia  4–1  Luxembourg
Kokorin   1'36'
Kerzhakov   59'
Samedov   90+3'
Report Joachim   90'
Attendance: 18,525

Northern Ireland  2–4  Portugal
McAuley   36'
Ward   52'
Report Alves   21'
Ronaldo   68'77'83'
Attendance: 13,629

Israel  1–1  Azerbaijan
Shechter   73' Report Amirguliyev   61'

Russia  3–1  Israel
V. Berezutski   49'
Kokorin   52'
Glushakov   74'
Report Zahavi   90+3'

Luxembourg  3–2  Northern Ireland
Joachim   45+1'
Bensi   78'
Jänisch   87'
Report Paterson   14'
McAuley   82'
Attendance: 4,114
Referee: Robert Malek (Poland)

Azerbaijan  2–0  Northern Ireland
Dadashov   58'
Shukurov   90+4'
Report

Luxembourg  0–4  Russia
Report Samedov   9'
Fayzulin   39'
Glushakov   45+2'
Kerzhakov   73'

Portugal  1–1  Israel
Costa   28' Report Ben Basat   85'

Azerbaijan  1–1  Russia
Javadov   90' Report Shirokov   16'

Israel  1–1  Northern Ireland
Ben Basat   43' Report Davis   72'
Attendance: 12,785

Portugal  3–0  Luxembourg
Varela   30'
Nani   36'
Postiga   78'
Report
Notes
  1. ^ Northern Ireland v Russia was originally to be played on 22 March 2013, 19:45 local time, but was postponed to the next day, 15:00 local time, due to heavy snowfall,[3] and was postponed again after a pitch inspection in the morning of 23 March 2013.[4] The match was rescheduled to be played on 14 August 2013.[5]
  2. ^ Russia v Luxembourg was originally to be kicked off at 18:30 local time, but was delayed by an hour due to rain.[6]

GoalscorersEdit

DisciplineEdit

Pos Player Country     Suspended for match(es) Reason
FW Rauf Aliyev   Azerbaijan 3 1 vs Luxembourg (7 June 2013) Sent off in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match
DF Gareth McAuley   Northern Ireland 3 0 vs Portugal (16 October 2012) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
GK Kamran Agayev   Azerbaijan 2 0 vs Northern Ireland (14 November 2012) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
ST Kyle Lafferty   Northern Ireland 2 0 vs Israel (26 March 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Chris Baird   Northern Ireland 2 0 vs Israel (26 March 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
FW Cristiano Ronaldo   Portugal 4 0 vs Azerbaijan (26 March 2013)
vs Luxembourg (15 October 2013)
Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
FW Tomer Hemed   Israel 2 0 vs Northern Ireland (26 March 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Mathias Jänisch   Luxembourg 2 0 vs Belgium (26 March 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
FW Vüqar Nadirov   Azerbaijan 2 0 vs Luxembourg (7 June 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Pepe   Portugal 4 0 vs Russia (7 June 2013)
vs Luxembourg (15 October 2013)
Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Chris Brunt   Northern Ireland 4 1 vs Russia (14 August 2013)
vs Luxembourg (10 September 2013)
Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
Sent off in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match
ST Branimir Subasic   Azerbaijan 0 1 vs Israel (6 September 2013) Sent off in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match
DF Mario Mutsch   Luxembourg 2 0 vs Russia (6 September 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Daniel Lafferty   Northern Ireland 2 0 vs Portugal (6 September 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Vasili Berezutski   Russia 2 0 vs Luxembourg (6 September 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Ben Payal   Luxembourg 2 0 vs Northern Ireland (10 September 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
ST Kyle Lafferty   Northern Ireland 1 1 vs Luxembourg (10 September 2013) Sent off in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match
DF Fábio Coentrão   Portugal 2 0 vs Israel (11 October 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
FW Hélder Postiga   Portugal 0 1 vs Israel (11 October 2013) Sent off in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match
DF Eytan Tibi   Israel 2 0 vs Russia (10 September 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Ruslan Abishov   Azerbaijan 2 0 vs Northern Ireland (11 October 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Sergey Ignashevich   Russia 2 0 vs Luxembourg (11 October 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
FW Aurélien Joachim   Luxembourg 2 0 vs Russia (11 October 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Rasim Ramaldanov   Azerbaijan 2 0 vs Russia (15 October 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
MF Oliver Norwood   Northern Ireland 2 0 vs Israel (15 October 2013) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches
DF Jonny Evans   Northern Ireland 0 1 vs Israel (15 October 2013) Sent off in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match
MF Denis Glushakov   Russia 2 0 vs TBD (2014) Booked in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil – Preliminary Competition Format and Draw Procedures – European Zone" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Azerbaijan begins with home match against Israel – MATCH SCHEDULE". 25 November 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Northern Ireland v Russia World Cup qualifier postponed". BBC. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Northern Ireland v Russia World Cup qualifier called off again". BBC. 23 March 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Northern Ireland – Russia qualifier rescheduled". FIFA.com. 12 April 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Rain Delays Russia-Luxembourg World Cup Qualifier". R-Sport. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013.

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