Austria beats Kazakhstan 2-0 in qualifying

Sep 8. AP. SALZBURG, Austria

Austria beats Kazakhstan 2-0 in qualifyingRoland Linz and Erwin Hoffer both scored in injury time Tuesday to give Austria a 2-0 win over Kazakhstan in qualifying for the 2012 European Championship.

Linz collected a pass by Hoffer in the area and slid the ball past goalkeeper Andrei Sidelnikov to score one minute into stoppage time.

Hoffer, who came on as a substitute in the 66th, dribbled past Sidelnikov to double the lead in the next minute.

Austria failed to convert several first-class scoring chances in the opening half hour, but created hardly any opportunities afterward as play was slowed down by the defensive Kazakhs.