2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group F

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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.

Standings[edit]

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 Israel Luxembourg Northern Ireland Portugal Russia
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

Matches[edit]

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

7 September 2012
19:00 UTC+4
Russia  2–0  Northern Ireland
Fayzulin Goal 30'
Shirokov Goal 78' (pen.)
Report
Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 14,300
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
7 September 2012
21:00 UTC+5
Azerbaijan  1–1  Israel
Abishov Goal 65' Report Natkho Goal 50'
7 September 2012
20:45 UTC+2
Luxembourg  1–2  Portugal
da Mota Goal 13' Report Ronaldo Goal 28'
Postiga Goal 54'
Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg
Attendance: 8,125
Referee: Kristo Tohver (Estonia)

11 September 2012
20:00 UTC+3
Israel  0–4  Russia
Report Kerzhakov Goal 7'64'
Kokorin Goal 18'
Fayzulin Goal 78'
Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan
Attendance: 28,131
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (England)
11 September 2012
19:45 UTC+1
Northern Ireland  1–1  Luxembourg
Shiels Goal 14' Report da Mota Goal 86'
Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 10,674
Referee: Vlado Glodjović (Serbia)
11 September 2012
20:15 UTC+1
Portugal  3–0  Azerbaijan
Varela Goal 63'
Postiga Goal 85'
Alves Goal 88'
Report
Estádio Municipal, Braga
Attendance: 29,971
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)

12 October 2012
19:00 UTC+4
Russia  1–0  Portugal
Kerzhakov Goal 6' Report
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 54,212
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
12 October 2012
21:00 UTC+2
Luxembourg  0–6  Israel
Report Radi Goal 4'
Ben Basat Goal 12'
Hemed Goal 27'74'90+1'
Melikson Goal 61'

16 October 2012
19:00 UTC+4
Russia  1–0  Azerbaijan
Shirokov Goal 84' (pen.) Report
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 15,033
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (Macedonia)
16 October 2012
18:00 UTC+2
Israel  3–0  Luxembourg
Hemed Goal 13'48'
Ben Basat Goal 35'
Report
Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan
Attendance: 20,400
Referee: Harald Lechner (Austria)
16 October 2012
20:45 UTC+1
Portugal  1–1  Northern Ireland
Postiga Goal 79' Report McGinn Goal 30'
Estádio do Dragão, Porto
Attendance: 48,711
Referee: Thorsten Kinhöfer (Germany)

14 November 2012
19:45 UTC±0
Northern Ireland  1–1  Azerbaijan
Healy Goal 90+6' Report Aliyev Goal 5'
Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 12,372
Referee: Viktor Shvetsov (Ukraine)

22 March 2013
14:45 UTC+2
Israel  3–3  Portugal
Hemed Goal 24'
Ben Basat Goal 40'
Gershon Goal 70'
Report Alves Goal 2'
Postiga Goal 72'
Coentrão Goal 90+3'
Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan
Attendance: 38,600
Referee: Stéphane Lannoy (France)
22 March 2013
20:15 UTC+1
Luxembourg  0–0  Azerbaijan
Report

26 March 2013
21:00 UTC+4
Azerbaijan  0–2  Portugal
Report Alves Goal 63'
H. Almeida Goal 79'
26 March 2013
19:45 UTC±0
Northern Ireland  0–2  Israel
Report Refaelov Goal 77'
Ben Basat Goal 84'
Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 11,200
Referee: Hannes Kaasik (Estonia)

7 June 2013
21:00 UTC+5
Azerbaijan  1–1  Luxembourg
Abishov Goal 71' Report Bensi Goal 80'
7 June 2013
20:45 UTC+1
Portugal  1–0  Russia
Postiga Goal 9' Report
Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Attendance: 54,697
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)

14 August 2013[note 1]
19:45 UTC+1
Northern Ireland  1–0  Russia
Paterson Goal 43' Report
Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 11,178
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (Norway)

6 September 2013
19:30 UTC+4[note 2]
Russia  4–1  Luxembourg
Kokorin Goal 1'36'
Kerzhakov Goal 59'
Samedov Goal 90+3'
Report Joachim Goal 90'
Central Stadium, Kazan
Attendance: 18,525
Referee: Bobby Madden (Scotland)
6 September 2013
19:45 UTC+1
Northern Ireland  2–4  Portugal
McAuley Goal 36'
Ward Goal 52'
Report Alves Goal 21'
Ronaldo Goal 68'77'83'
Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 13,629
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
7 September 2013
20:45 UTC+3
Israel  1–1  Azerbaijan
Shechter Goal 73' Report Amirguliyev Goal 61'
Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan
Attendance: 21,250
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (Sweden)

10 September 2013
19:00 UTC+4
Russia  3–1  Israel
V. Berezutski Goal 49'
Kokorin Goal 52'
Glushakov Goal 74'
Report Zahavi Goal 90+3'
10 September 2013
20:15 UTC+2
Luxembourg  3–2  Northern Ireland
Joachim Goal 45+1'
Bensi Goal 78'
Jänisch Goal 87'
Report Paterson Goal 14'
McAuley Goal 82'
Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg
Attendance: 4,114
Referee: Robert Malek (Poland)

11 October 2013
21:00 UTC+5
Azerbaijan  2–0  Northern Ireland
Dadashov Goal 58'
Shukurov Goal 90+4'
Report
11 October 2013
20:30 UTC+2
Luxembourg  0–4  Russia
Report Samedov Goal 9'
Fayzulin Goal 39'
Glushakov Goal 45+2'
Kerzhakov Goal 73'
11 October 2013
20:45 UTC+1
Portugal  1–1  Israel
Costa Goal 28' Report Ben Basat Goal 85'
Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon
Attendance: 48,317
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (Norway)

15 October 2013
22:00 UTC+5
Azerbaijan  1–1  Russia
Javadov Goal 90' Report Shirokov Goal 16'
15 October 2013
20:00 UTC+3
Israel  1–1  Northern Ireland
Ben Basat Goal 43' Report Davis Goal 72'
Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan
Attendance: 12,785
Referee: Laurent Duhamel (France)
15 October 2013
18:00 UTC+1
Portugal  3–0  Luxembourg
Varela Goal 30'
Nani Goal 36'
Postiga Goal 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]

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 82 goals in 30 matches, for an average of 2.73 goals per match.

6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Discipline[edit]

Pos Player Country Booked Red card 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil – Preliminary Competition Format and Draw Procedures – European Zone". 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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