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Netherlands and Germany show their mettle

The NetherlNetherlands and Germany show their mettle. 45293.jpegands had a relatively easy opponent - San Marino, but how many teams win 11-0 these days? And how many teams beat Austria by 6-2? The Netherlands and Germany are in shape as Europe heads for the UEFA 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.

 

Group A

Azerbaijan 1 Belgium 1

Turkey 2 Kazakhstan 1

Germany 6 Austria 2

 

Germany is already classified for EURO 2012

 

Group B

Andorra 0 Armenia 3

Russia 1 Macedonia 0

Rep. Ireland 0 Slovakia 0

 

With three games to go, Russia now leads Group B with 16 points, two points ahead of the Republic of Ireland and Slovakia. The forthcoming game against Ireland in Moscow will be decisive.

 

Group C

Faroe Isles 0 Italy 1

N. Ireland 0 Serbia 1

Slovenia 1 Estonia 2

 

Italy leads with 19 points, against 11 from Slovenia and Serbia with three games to play.

 

Group D

Belarus 0 Bosnia Herzegovina 2

Luxemburg 0 Romania 2

Albania 1 France 2

 

France leads with 16 points. Bosnia is second with 12 and Romania third with 11

 

Group E

Finland 4 Moldavia 1

Hungary 2 Sweden 1

Netherlands 11 San Marino 0

 

The Netherlands seem set to take the group. 21 points against 15 (Hungary and Sweden).

 

Group F

Israel 0 Greece 1

Georgia 0 Latvia 1

Malta 1 Croatia 3

 

Greece leads with 17 points, followed by Croatia with 16.

 

Group G

Bulgaria 0 England 3

Wales 2 Montenegro 1

 

England leads with 14 points; Montenegro is second with 11

 

Group H

Norway 1 Iceland 0

Cyprus 0 Portugal 4

 

Portugal and Norway lead the group with 13 points. Denmark can catch them in the next match against Norway on September 6.

 

Group I

Lithuania 0 Liechtenstein 0

 

Spain leads with 15 points ahead of the Czech Republic on 9

 

Aleksei Federov

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