Match № 33
The match № 33, play offs, ninth tournament day, match for the 15th place
LATVIA – KAZAKHSTAN 2:1 (2:1)
January 13th, 2013, Saint-Petersburg, Peterburgsky SCC, 100 spectators
Referees: Ilya Parfentyev, Pavel Novikov, Alexandr Kuznetsov
Latvia: Viksna, Bragins, Maksimovs, Knuts, Burmistris (Kazachoks, 46), Kirilins (c), Vindedzis, Indrans, Knapshns (Vitolnieks, 57), Komarovs, Ikaunieks (Dobrtulins, 87)
Head coach: Vladimirs Babicevs
Kazakhstan: Golubnichii (c), Ismailov, Kidirali, Kuzmenko (Taipov, 79), Nurali (Gunusov, 89), Saparov (c), Gagippar (Sahibov, 57), Dairov (Morozov, 71), Sulei, Balgabaev, Sagindik
Head coach: Mihail Soloviev
Goals: Ikaunieks (9), Komarovs (42), Sulei (45)
Yellow cards: Viksna (81)
Head coach of the team Latvia Vladimirs Babicevs:
– The game was successful, considering the fact that it was the fifth match within eight days. We're satisfied with both the result and playing of our team. In fact, there were no sharp moments in this game, but the matter is that we had enough power to play to victory.
Head coach of the team Kazakhstan Mihail Soloviev:
– It is our first visit to this tournament. We are here to study: how to play football with discipline, how to hold pressure of the opponent. We need to make conclusions and work on it. We had not enough time before the tournament, the team gathered few weeks ago. We changed the scheme of our play totally and it is obvious on the field. We don't have the trained schemes, playing combinations, so we tried to concentrate on the defense and played each match due to this rule.