Claudio Villa

UEFA World Cup 2014 qualifying: Italy, Netherlands go through

Italy and the Netherlands became the first European sides to book a spot in the 2014 World Cup with wins against the Czech Republic and Andorra.

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UEFA World Cup qualifying wrap

Two teams have qualified and several moved closer in this latest round of UEFA qualifiers for next summer's FIFA World Cup.

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France recover from goalkeeper errors

France looked sunk thanks to a terrible first half and a couple of howlers by Hugo Lloris, but Franck Ribery and his midfield mates helped lift their side past Belarus.

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Italy come from behind to beat Czech Republic

Two second half goals from Italy were enough to see them down the Czech Republic and seal their qualification to next year's World Cup.

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Italy secure place at Brazil 2014

A win over the Czech Republic sealed Italy's place in the World Cup, making them the second European team to secure their place.

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Germany defeat stubborn Faroe Islands

It wasn't as comfortable a scoreline as was expected, but Germany have defeated the Faroe Islands, 3-0.

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Netherlands first European team to make World Cup

The first side to qualify for the 2014 World Cup from UEFA is The Netherlands, who secured their berth by defeating Andorra on Tuesday.

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Lacklustre Holland saved by Van Persie brace

Robin van Persie had to bail The Netherlands out again as his brace helped sink Andorra after a poor display from the Oranje.

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Hajrovic screamer puts Bosnia in sight of Brazil

A fantastic, end-to-end encounter between Slovakia and Bosnia and Herzegovina saw the visitors likely to head for their first ever World Cup after Izet Hajrovic's 30-yard stunner won the game.

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Switzerland down Norway

Switzerland look headed to the World Cup after their big win over Norway.

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Ukraine vs. England - Lineups

Roy Hodgson opts for Rickie Lambert to replace Danny Welbeck as England look to get a result against a potentially dangerous Ukraine side.

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Russia win to go top of Group F

Portugal didn't get any help on Tuesday. Russia are still on track to qualify for the World Cup after they beat Israel.

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England face key clash in Ukraine

England may be unbeaten in qualification so far, but a defeat to Ukraine on Tuesday would leave it in a precarious position.

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No excuse for Netherlands against Andorra

The Netherlands only managed to draw with Estonia in their last match, but have no excuses for taking anything other than three points from this one.

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Italy can confirm World Cup spot with a win

Italy can confirm their World Cup place with a win at home to the Czech Republic.

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Germany expected to comfortably beat Faroe Islands

Germany should comfortably consolidate their position at the top of their qualifying group with a win over the Faroe Islands.

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Inconsistent France should beat Belarus

France should bounce back from a draw with Georgia by taking three points from Belarus, though automatic qualification looks unlikely for Les Bleus.

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Austria and Ireland meet in Group C crunch match

Both Austria and the Republic of Ireland cling to hopes of finishing second in Group C and meet in Vienna on Tuesday.

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Norway have tough game at home to Switzerland

Norway is under serious pressure in Group E, having the unenviable task of hosting table-topping Switzerland on Tuesday.

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Israel must win in St. Petersburg

Second meet third in Group F on Tuesday, as Russia look to maintain their buffer over Israel in the qualification playoff place.

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