Euro 2012 Qualifying

Ireland, Russia draw after 90 minutes

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Ireland held Russia to a 0-0 draw in their qualifying match in Group B for the 2012 European championship on Tuesday.

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Russia dominated the game at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, but wasted numerous scoring opportunities.

The result left provisional group leader Russia on 17 points after eight games, with second-place Ireland on 15.

Third-place Slovakia, on 14 points, was due to host Armenia later Tuesday.

In their next qualifying matches, Russia travels to Slovakia on Oct. 7, while Ireland plays away to Andorra.

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Lineup's

Russia: Malafeev: Anyukov, V Berezutskiy, Ignashevich, A Berezutskiy; Shirokov, Zyryanov; Arshavin, Semshov, Zhirkov (Bilyaletdinov 76); Kerzhakov (Pavlyuchenko 54). Subs: Shunin, Pogrebnyak, Torbinskiy, Glushakov, Shishkin. Booked: Anyukov.

Republic of Ireland: Given; Kelly, Dunne, O’Dea, Ward; Duff (Hunt 67), Whelan, Andrews, McGeady; Keane, Doyle (Cox 59). Subs: Westwood, Foley, Delaney, Lawrence, McCarthy. Booked: Dunne, Hunt.

Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

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