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Saturday, 11 October 2008
World Cup 2010 UEFA Group 6 qualification match

England 5 Kazakhstan 1 [0-0]
 

The National Stadium, Wembley, London
Attendance:
89,107; Kick-off: 5:15pm BST;
Live on ITV One (UK) - Commentator: Clive Tyldesley

England - Rio Ferdinand (six-yard header 52 51:04), Aleksandr Kuchma (headed own goal, Rooney pressure from a Lampard free-kick 64 63:20), Wayne Rooney (eight-yard header 76 75:54, four yard tap-in from Beckham free-kick 86 85:09), Jermain Defoe (eighteen-yard shot 90 89:10)
Kazakhstan -
Zhambyl Kukeev (twelve-yard shot following a Cole backpass 68 67:08). 
Match Summary
England Squad
Kazakhstan Squad
Results 2005-2010 no yellow or red cards

Kazakhstan kicked-off. 93 minutes (46 & 47).

 

Match Summary

 

Officials from Belgium

England

Type

Kazakhstan

Referee (yellow) - Paul Allaerts
44 (9 July 1964), Mol, FIFA-listed 2000.

Assistant Referees - Danny Huens, 38 (1 September 1970) & Vincent Despiegeleer.

Fourth official - Peter Vervecken, 41 (9 December 1967), Arendonk, FIFA-listed 2002.

Teams presented to FA Chairman Sir David Richards.

20 Goal Attempts 5
10 Attempts on Target 2
0 Hit Bar/Post 0
9 Corner Kicks Won 1
4 Offside Calls Against 0
13 Fouls Conceded 19
65.9% Possession 34.1%

England Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (8th October 2008) 14th
ELO rating 7th
Colours: The 2007 home change uniform - White shirts with red horizontal stripe with two navy Umbro diamonds/three lions abstracted side panel, white shorts with two navy Umbro diamonds, white socks with two navy Umbro diamonds and thin band.
Capt: Rio Ferdinand, 2nd captaincy Coach: Fabio Capello, 62, appointed 14 December 2007, effective 7 January 2008, 
8th match, W 6 - D 1 - L 1 - F 20 - A 6.
England Lineup
1 James, David B. 38 1 August 1970 G Portsmouth FC 43 36 GA
2 Brown, Wesley M. 28 13 October 1979 RB Manchester United FC 20 1
3 Cole, Ashley 27 20 December 1980 LB Chelsea FC 68 0
4 Gerrard, Steven G. 28 30 May 1980 M Liverpool FC 69 13
5 Ferdinand, Rio G. 29 7 November 1978 CD Manchester United FC 71 2
6 Upson, Matthew J. 29 18 April 1979 CD West Ham United FC 10 0
7 Walcott, Theo J., off 79th min. 19 16 March 1989 F Arsenal FC 5 3
8 Lampard, Frank J. 30 20 June 1978 M Chelsea FC 65 14
9 Heskey, Emile W.I. 30 11 January 1978 F Wigan Athletic FC 49 5
10
Rooney, Wayne M., off 87th min. 22 24 October 1985 F Manchester United FC 47 17
11 Barry, Gareth, off 46th min. 26 23 February 1981 M Aston Villa FC 24 1
England Substitutes
16 Wright-Phillips, Shaun C., on 46th min. for Barry 26 25 October 1981 M Manchester City FC 20 4
15 Beckham, David R.J., on 79th min. for Walcott 33 2 May 1975 M LA Galaxy, USA 106 17
17 Defoe, Jermain C., on 87th min. for Rooney 26 7 October 1982 F Portsmouth FC 31 6

unused substitutes:

12-Scott Carson, 13-Glen Johnson, 14-Wayne Bridge, 18-Peter Crouch;
 
1st     4-3-3 James -
Brown, Ferdinand, Upson, Cole -
Gerrard, Lampard, Barry -
Walcott, Heskey, Rooney.
2nd  4-4-2 James -
Brown, Ferdinand, Upson, Cole -
Walcott
(Beckham), Gerrard, Lampard, Wright-Phillips -
Heskey, Rooney
(Defoe).

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 27.8 Appearances/Goals 42.8 5.2

 

Kazakhstan Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (8th October 2008) 131st
ELO rating 122nd
Colours: Made by Umbro - Blue shirts with yellow trim/piping, blue shorts with yellow trim/hem, blue socks.
Capt: Ruslan Baltiev Coach: Bernd Storck, 45 (25 January 1963), appointed caretaker coach 15 September 2008,
1st match, W 0 - D 0 - L 1 - F 1 - A 5.
Kazakhstan Lineup
1 Mokin, Aleksandr 27 19 June 1981 G FC Almaty 5 0
14 Logvinenko, Yuri 20 22 July 1988 LB FK Aktobe 2 0
3 Kirov, Aleksandr, off 85th min. 24 4 June 1984 CD FC Almaty 1 0
4 Kuchma, Aleksandr 27 9 December 1980 CD FC Astana 37 2
Kuchma scored the own goal with a header, following a Frank Lampard free-kick and under pressure from Wayne Rooney.
5 Kislitsyn, Aleksandr 22 3 August 1986 RB FC Shakhter Karagandy 1 0
16 Ibraev, Sabyrkhan 20 22 August 1988 M FC Tobol Kostanay 2 0
7 Nuserbaev, Tanat 20 1 January 1988 F FC Ordabasy Shymkent 1 0
8 Skorykh, Sergei 24 25 May 1984 M FC Tobol Kostanay 19 0
9 Ostapenko, Sergei, off 76th min. 22 23 February 1986 F FC Almaty 17 4
10 Baltiev, Ruslan 30 16 September 1978 M FC Tobol Kostanay 68 10
21 Kukeev, Zhambyl 20 20 September 1988 M FC Almaty 12 1
Kazakhstan Substitutes
17 Maltsev, Gleb, on 76th min. for Ostapenko 20 7 March 1988 F FC Irtysh Pavlodar 1 0
13 Sabalakov, Tajgat, on 85th min. for Kirov 22 9 July 1986 M FC Tobol Kostanay 1 0

unused substitutes:

2-Kairat Nurdauletov, 15-Ilya Vorotnikov, 18-Andrey Morev, 20-Maxim Azovskiy, 23-Bekzat Beissenov.
 
4-4-2 Mokin -
Kislitsyn, Kuchma, Kirov
(Sabalakov), Logvinenko -
Ibraev, Kukeev, Skoryh, Baltiev -
Ostapenko
(Maltsev), Nuserbaev.

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 23.3 Appearances/Goals 15.0 1.5

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

A month had elapsed since England's sensational win in Croatia, and against the visitors from Kazakhstan an expectant crowd looked for more of the same.  But England have a habit of following a good performance with one not quite so good, and at Wembley only a late flurry of activity spared their blushes.  There was only ever going to be one winner but England had one of those infuriating nights when the result was better than the performance.

The first half was instantly forgettable as England failed to show the attacking form that Fabio Capello had promised.  They looked disjointed and lacklustre and actually made Kazakhstan look a reasonable outfit.  Indeed, the visitor's debutant winger Tanat Nusserbayev, looked the best player on the field in that opening 45 minutes.  His counterpart, Theo Walcott, the hero in Croatia, apart from the early minutes, had a more disappointing evening.  England's best efforts of the first-half came from a curling Walcott shot and a long range right-footer from Frank Lampard, which hit a stanchion.  Other than that, it was pretty sterile stuff and the crowd showed their displeasure as the half-time whistle blew.

It could have been much worse after the restart as within two minutes the visitors should have been ahead.  Sabrykhan Ibrayev's cross found Sergey Ostapenko and he headed the ball down for what seemed an easy chance for Nusserbayev.  With an open goal at his mercy he only succeeded in slicing the ball over the bar.  It was a big relief for England and thankfully, five minutes later they at last made a breakthrough of their own.  Not unexpectedly the goal came from a set piece as Lampard's well hit corner saw the goalkeeper floundering and captain Rio Ferdinand was able to head an easy goal.  The relief amongst players and fans was obvious.

Still though, Kazakhstan caused problems and David James was forced into a good save from that man Nusserbayev again.  England took a while to settle after the break but ever so gradually the rhythm started to return.  When England scored again after 64 minutes it seemed the match was won.  This time it was a free-kick from Lampard that caused problems for the Kazakhstan defence as, under pressure from Rooney, Alexandr Kuchma headed into his own net.  It looked all over but then, four minutes later, the visitors were handed a way back into the game.  Ashley Cole had had a pretty fraught night from the fans and he did himself no favours when his awful back pass fell short of James and gave Zhambyl Kukeyev the chance to score his first international goal.  It was actually very well taken in the end. 

If truth be told the goal was no real threat to England and towards the end they reasserted their strength.  On 76 minutes Walcott's fine work set up Wayne Rooney for a good header to make it 3-1.  David Beckham was then sent on with just over 10 minutes to go and he quickly made an impact, with a telling free-kick that again found Rooney finishing clinically.  Then in the last minute the scoreline was given a more than flattering look when another substitute, Jermaine Defoe, ran on to an Emile Heskey pass to make it 5-1.

Not the most satisfying of performances by England, but once again they (eventually) scored five goals and it keeps the team at the top of the group.  As for Kazakhstan, they probably didn't deserve such a large defeat, but their problems are at the back, especially in second-halves.

Source Notes

BBC Sport
TheFA.com
SkySports.com/football
UEFA.com
RateTheRef.com
Mike Payne - football historian and contributor

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CG