Latvia 2 - 0 Liechtenstein

Match info: World Cup - Group G at Stadionas Skonto

Date: 16/10/2012 KO: 18:00 Ref: Istvan Kovacs Att: 4,073

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Vladimir Kamess 29
Edgars Gauracs 77



FT (ht: 1-0)

  • Last Updated: October 16 2012, 20:32 BST

Latvia grabbed their first points of the World Cup qualification campaign with a comfortable win at home to 10-man Liechtenstein.

Vladimirs Kamess slides in for a tackle
Vladimirs Kamess slides in for a tackle

Vladimir Kamess (29) and substitute Edgars Gauracs (77) scored either side of the break.

Liechtenstein's hopes of a comeback were undermined when defender Daniel Kaufmann was given two yellow cards in the space of three minutes to leave his side a man down for the final half-hour.

Latvia were only 1-0 ahead at that point after Kamess opened the scoring with a drilled shot from 12 yards.

But Kaufmann's exit allowed the hosts to relax before Gauracs sealed the win with a neat finish from the middle of the area.

Latvia's win kept alive their slim qualification hopes, although they remain second bottom in Group G, but Liechtenstein remain pointless after four games.

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