Belarus frustrated by resolute Romania

MINSK - Belarus failed to build on their shock victory over France on Friday as they could not break down a dogged Romania who battled to a 0-0 draw in their Euro 2012 qualifier on Tuesday.

Belarus, their confidence sky high following a 1-0 victory in Paris, began brightly but ran out of steam in the second half.

As Belarus began to tire, Romania, held to a 1-1 draw at home by Albania in their Group D opener, forced the pace and even had a great chance to come away with the win.

The home team had goalkeeper Yuri Zhevnov to thank for preserving the deadlock after he stopped Romania striker Ciprian Marica from point-blank range late in the game.

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