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Chiriches out of World Cup play-off

11 November 2013 12:53

Vlad Chiriches has been forced to withdraw from Romania's squad for the two-legged FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off with Greece.

The Tottenham defender suffered a blow to the face in his club's 1-0 Premier League defeat to Newcastle United on Sunday.

When asked about Chiriches' injury after the game, Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas said: "I think he broke his nose."

The Romanian Football Federation confirmed in a statement that Chiriches, who boasts 22 caps, would not be fit to feature in either match against Greece.

Dinamo Bucharest's Dragos Grigore has been named as a replacement for the 23-year-old.

Romania play the away leg of their tie with Greece in Piraeus on Friday, with the return match taking place in Bucharest four days later.

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3 - 1

Competition
WC Qualification Europe
Date
15 November 2013
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
2 - 1
Full-time
3 - 1
On aggregate
4 - 2

Goals

K. Mitroglou 14'
(assist by D. Salpingidis) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
19' B. Stancu
 (assist by G. Torje)
D. Salpingidis 20'
(assist by V. Torosidis) 
2 - 1
K. Mitroglou 66'
(assist by K. Katsouranis) 
3 - 1

Lineups

Substitutes

Monday 6 July

Sunday 5 July

22:39
22:21
21:18
21:16
20:36
19:08
18:26
17:58
17:22
17:03
16:47
16:21
15:55
15:11
14:43
14:33
14:18
12:28
12:06
11:11
10:38
09:48
08:25
06:45
06:43
06:12
06:09
05:28
04:55
04:18
04:16
04:13
03:27
03:11
01:01
00:53

Saturday 4 July

22:11
19:44
19:16
19:11
17:45
17:45
17:10
16:45
16:09
16:06
15:35
13:48
13:17
12:56
12:28
11:14
10:04
08:50
07:47
07:28
07:27
06:58
06:55
06:18
04:44
04:35
04:10
03:24
02:58
01:39

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