Euro 2012 Qualifying: Denmark, England, Italy And...Armenia Notch Victories

Euro 2012 qualifying continues on Tuesday, with Ireland, Italy, Spain, England and France among the many teams in action.

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England Vs. Wales: Full Time, Three Lions Win Disappointing Match

"Fourth in the world? You're having a laugh!" That was the chant heart 'round Wembley Stadium on Tuesday night from the Wales supporters in the building. Yes, England eventually won the match 1-0 to secure all three points and a likely place in Euro 2012, but they were hardly convincing in the process. Honestly, the Wales fans had a point.

Aaron Ramsey was easily the best player on the pitch, while England lacked invention. Stewart Downing and Ashley Young did well to connect for a goal, but it was England's best move of the night. They were lackluster, and though three points is all that really matters in the end, it wasn't encouraging. 

Late in the game, substitute striker Robert Earnshaw missed an absolute sitter for Wales, more or less illustrating the difference between the two teams. Aaron Ramsey can create all the chances in the world, but there's no one there to finish them off. Just like Arsenal, when Robin van Persie inevitably gets injured next month.

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Romania Vs. France: Full Time, Unacceptable. Please See Me After Class.

0-0. Zero shots on target. Pitch looks like the moon.

We shall never speak of this again.

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Denmark Vs. Norway: Full Time, Nicklas Bendtner Gets Denmark Back Into Qualifying Picture

Nicklas Bendtner scored a brace and guided a team to a huge victory in a must-win game. I just checked my 'Life Drinking Game' poster and that event is labeled 'Finish your drink.' Denmark are now tied with both Norway and Portugal in Euro 2012 qualifying after defeating Norway 2-0 on Tuesday night. The second half of the game was rather uneventful, but that's just because Denmark is great at keeping their shape and defending when they have to. After Bendtner made it 2-0 in the first half, all they had to do was sit back.

Norway came to defend and when they had to chase the game, they had little response. Group H is suddenly extremely interesting, with three quality teams all having a great chance to advance. One of Denmark, Norway and Portugal will miss out on Euro 2012, and based on current form, the odd team out appears like it's going to be Norway.

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Russia Vs. Ireland, Euro 2012 Qualifying: Full Time, Ireland Somehow Nick Absurd Point

After being completely battered for 90 minutes, the Republic of Ireland have somehow pulled off one of the most undeserved points in football history. Russia absolutely battered them for the entirety of the match, but somehow failed to score a goal as the match ended 0-0. Ireland created absolutely no clear cut chances in the match and did not manage a shot on goal in the second half.

Andrei Arshavin, Igor Semshov, Roman Shirokov and Konstantin Zuryanov were brilliant throughout the match, but Shay Given and Richard Dunne were just a little bit better. Despite the fact that Ireland's midfield was hardly even there, their back line and goalkeeper didn't allow any of Russia's two dozen chances to turn into goals.

Russia almost took advantage of a situation where a ball re-arranged Dunne's face, causing him to have to leave the pitch for a couple of minutes, but Ireland's defense held up. Hilariously, the referee would not let Dunne back on the field with a plain shirt; Ireland did not have a replacement for his bloodied No. 5. The Ireland staff then drew a No. 5 on his shirt with a marker.

Russia are currently on top of the Group B table with one more game played than Slovakia, who are behind them by three points. Slovakia can go top of the group tonight, but only if they win by five goals. All of Russia, Ireland, Slovakia and Armenia still have a chance to qualify for Euro 2012.

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