Finland v Belarus, 07 June 2013

Score1-0 to Finland
RefereeEli Hacmon
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Europe group I
VenueOlympiastadion, Helsinski
Attendance24,916
Kick Off: 18:00 Local (17:00 BST) An Igor Shitov own goal separated Finland and Belarus. With Spain and France running away with the five-team World Cup qualifying group, Finland, Belarus and Georgia have been little more than cannon fodder for the European heavyweights, but this meeting gave two nations a chance to flex their own muscles. Finland took the points and their first qualifying win thanks to Shitov's 58th-minute clanger, while Belarus ended up a man down as Pavel Nekhaychik was sent off late on.

1  Finland

Manager: Mixu Paatelainen

0  Belarus

Manager: Georgiy Kondratiev

Goals:

Igor Shitov own goal 37 OG

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Niki Mäenpää
Defender Markus Halsti
Defender Petri Pasanen
Defender Jukka Raitala
Defender/Midfielder Kari Arkivuo
Midfielder Roman Eremenko
Midfielder Perparim Hetemaj
Midfielder Alexander Ring
Midfielder Teemu Tainio (captain)
Forward Teemu Pukki

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Sergei Veremko (captain)
Defender/Right back Igor Shitov
Defender Yegor Filipenko
Defender/Midfielder Maksim Bordachev
Defender/Midfielder Sergei Kislyak
Midfielder Sergey Balanovich
Midfielder Stanislav Dragun
Midfielder Aleksandr Hleb
Midfielder Anton Putsila
Forward Vitali Rodionov

Substitutions:

Jarkko Hurme for Kari Arkivuo 53
Tim Sparv for Teemu Pukki 68
Mikael Forssell for Teemu Pukki 77

Substitutions:

Pavel Nekhaychik for Sergey Balanovich 17
Aleksandr Pavlov for Stanislav Dragun 66
Timofei Kalachev for Igor Shitov 78

Cards:

Markus Halsti 5 Y
Petri Pasanen 82 Y

Cards:

Pavel Nekhaychik 77 Y
Pavel Nekhaychik 90 Y
Pavel Nekhaychik 90 R

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Lucas Hradecky
Goalkeeper Henri Sillanpää
Defender Paulus Arajuuri
Defender Jarkko Hurme
Defender Juhani Ojala
Defender Mikko Sumusalo
Midfielder Sebastian Mannstrom
Midfielder Tim Sparv
Midfielder Erfan Zeneli
Forward Mikael Forssell
Forward Timo Furuholm

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sergei Chernik
Goalkeeper Aleksandr Gutor
Defender Oleg Veretilo
Midfielder Renan Bressan
Midfielder Timofei Kalachev
Midfielder Pavel Nekhaychik
Midfielder Edgar Olekhnovich
Midfielder Aleksandr Pavlov
Midfielder Pavel Sitko
Midfielder Vitali Trubilo
Forward Maksim Skavysh