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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

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Monday 29 December

Sunday 28 December

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22:04
21:46
21:32
21:20
20:41
20:21
20:18
20:14
20:07
19:58
19:58
19:57
19:50
19:29
19:14
19:14
19:05
19:00
18:49
18:44
18:09
18:07
18:06
18:00
17:57
17:53
17:02
16:16
15:53
14:50
14:50
13:35
12:32
11:23
10:54
10:38
07:46
05:01
04:15
03:33
03:13
02:44
02:09
02:03
00:10

Saturday 27 December

23:31
20:06
19:46
19:20
18:41
17:52
17:39
17:14
17:12
17:02
16:43
16:38
16:04
15:52
15:47
14:45
14:24
14:19
14:00
14:00
13:38
13:31
13:16
13:04
12:45
12:39
12:37
12:30
12:11
11:55
11:32
11:03
10:30
10:15
09:48
08:32
02:13
00:11

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