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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

Sunday 31 July

Saturday 30 July

23:12
23:12
22:47
21:54
21:38
21:13
21:06
20:22
20:10
19:31
19:02
18:30
18:06
17:25
17:24
16:42
16:35
15:45
15:39
15:16
13:59
13:42
13:19
13:01
12:45
12:32
11:37
11:09
09:53
09:27
07:31
07:28
07:08
06:10
06:07
06:06
04:38
03:12
03:01
02:36
02:28
01:23
00:34

Friday 29 July

23:43
23:42
23:22
22:50
21:02
20:52
20:35
19:47
19:27
19:05
18:49
18:28
18:26
17:45
17:06
17:03
16:05
15:38
15:12
15:05
14:37
14:29
14:14
14:06
13:52
13:13
13:10
13:10
12:02
11:30
11:20
11:02
10:20
10:08
09:38
08:58
07:20
04:13
03:29
03:25
00:37

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