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Kazakhs vow to shock Austria

KAZAKHSTAN have vowed not to repeat the mistakes made against Ireland when they face up to Austria in a World Cup double header over the next five days.

KAZAKHSTAN came away from their opening World Cup game, against Ireland, with no points as the Irish side were allowed to turn a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 defeat, and their coach Mirosval Beranek has demanded more as the side face Austria in Astana tonight before a return fixture in Vienna on Tuesday.

Defender Kairat Nurdauletov says: "We made a mistake against Ireland, we were doing well until the 85th minute but football matches are not played over 85 minutes.

"So we have to learn from that mistake and play until the end in the next two matches against the Austrians. We can't allow ourselves to forget that."

Coach Misroslav Beranek is wary of the threat from Austria. "They are a good team and played well against Germany in the first game, we will have to work hard to get a result but we are well prepared," said the Czech native.

Meanwhile in the other game in the group, Sweden are off to Torshavn as they play away to the Faroe Islands tonight.