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Euro 2020 qualifying: Belgium’s Lukaku and De Bruyne see off Scotland

• Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne earn Group I win for Belgium• Germany beat Estonia 8-0 but Northern Ireland top Group CA goal in each half from Romelu Lukaku and an unerring late drive from Kevin De Bruyne consigned Scotland to a 3-0 Euro 2020 qualiifying…

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Tom Davies header gives England U21s narrow victory in Andorra

• Andorra Under-21s 0-1 England Under-21s
• Aidy Boothroyd’s side four points clear in Euro 2019 qualifying group

England Under-21s strengthened their position at the top of their Euro 2019 qualifying group after Tom Davies’s second-half header earned them a 1-0 away win over Andorra.

Davies scored his first goal for the Young Lions in the 53rd minute when he connected with a Kyle Walker-Peters cross to beat the goalkeeper Francisco Pires.

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Sweden’s Ola Toivonen scores from halfway line to earn late win over France

• Toivonen pounces on Hugo Lloris error as Sweden win 2-1 in Stockholm
• Andorra shock Hungary to earn first World Cup qualifying win since 2004

Ola Toivonen took advantage of a Hugo Lloris error to score an injury-time winner from inside his own half as Sweden beat France in their World Cup qualifier in Stockholm.

The Toulouse midfielder collected a low clearance from Lloris close to the halfway line and clinically lifted the ball into the empty net to earn a 2-1 victory that leaves the hosts top of Group A in qualifying for next year’s World Cup in Russia.

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Matthijs De Ligt suffers nightmare debut as Holland are stunned by Bulgaria

• Mistakes by the 17-year-old Ajax defender prove costly as Bulgaria win 2-0
• France, Sweden, Portugal and Switzerland win; Belgium draw with Greece

Matthijs de Ligt’s dream debut for Holland quickly turned into a nightmare as he handed Bulgaria an early goal in a 2-0 defeat for the Dutch in World Cup qualifying. Bulgaria kept alive their hopes of reaching the finals for the first time since 1998 after Spas Delev struck twice with his first international goals. The 2-0 win at the Vasil Levski stadium sent Petar Hubchev’s team to third in the Group A standings with nine points from five games, one point behind Sweden and four behind leaders France. Holland are fourth on seven.

Related: Belgium 1-1 Greece: World Cup 2018 qualifier – as it happened

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Romelu Lukaku on target as Belgium hit Estonia for eight in qualifier

• Roberto Martínez’s side have won first three group matches
• Portugal, Holland and Switzerland among other sides to win

Romelu Lukaku helped give his former Everton manager Roberto Martínez a night to remember hit Belgium for eight against Estonia in their World Cup qualifier in Brussels.

The Red Devils have won their first three qualification games under Martínez and they impressed once more as they ran out 8-1 victors. Thomas Meunier headed the hosts ahead early on before Dries Mertens and the Chelsea forward Eden Hazard struck.

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The Dozen: the best photos from this week’s World Cup qualifiers

Player tussles, reactions and illuminated fans – the best images from around the globe as 209 teams continue on the road to Moscow 2018

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Belgium’s Christian Benteke scores fastest goal in competitive internationals

• Palace striker scores after 8.1 seconds in 6-0 defeat of Gibraltar
• Cristiano Ronaldo scores in Portugal’s thrashing of Faroe Islands

Christian Benteke struck the fastest goal in a competitive international and went on to complete his hat-trick as Belgium defeated Gibraltar 6-0 in a World Cup qualifier.

The Crystal Palace striker stole the ball in the home side’s half after two Gibraltar touches following the kick-off and weaved his way through their defence to score from inside the area after only 8.1 sec.

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Belgium’s Christian Benteke scores fastest goal in competitive internationals

• Palace striker scores after 8.1 seconds in 6-0 defeat of Gibraltar
• Cristiano Ronaldo scores in Portugal’s thrashing of Faroe Islands

Christian Benteke struck the fastest goal in a competitive international and went on to complete his hat-trick as Belgium defeated Gibraltar 6-0 in a World Cup qualifier.

The Crystal Palace striker stole the ball in the home side’s half after two Gibraltar touches following the kick-off and weaved his way through their defence to score from inside the area after only 8.1 sec.

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Cristiano Ronaldo hits four in Portugal’s 6-0 rout of nine-man Andorra

Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals, including two in the first four minutes, to lead Portugal to a 6-0 win over nine-man Andorra in their World Cup qualifier. Related: Wayne Rooney the fall guy but England flatlining not his fault | Barney Ronay Cont…

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Euro 2016 qualifying round-up: Iceland come back to beat Czechs

• Victory sees Iceland leapfrog Czech Republic at top of Group A
• Israel’s chances damaged by 3-1 defeat in Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Bale accepts gift to give Wales momentous win over Belgium
• All the Euro 2016 qualifying tables

Kolbeinn Sigthorsson scored a sublime winner as Iceland completed a superb comeback to beat the Czech Republic 2-1 in their Euro 2016 qualifier in Reykjavik and go top of Group A.

The home side dominated the game with their physical play, but Borek Dockal gave the Czech Republic the lead 10 minutes into the second half, thumping a rising right-foot shot into the top left corner after he was teed up by Tomas Necid.

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Euro 2016 qualifying clockwatch – as it happened

A late Klass-Jan Huntelaar goal saved Holland’s blushes, while Italy came from behind in Bulgaria while Belgium and Bosnia-Herzegovina got easy wins

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Euro 2016 qualifying round-up: Holland come back to beat Kazakhstan

Holland beat 10-man Kazakhstan 3-1 after trailing at half-time Giorgio Chiellini scores all three goals in Italys 2-1 win Wales draw with Bosnia-Herzegovina but could rue misses Continue reading…

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Euro 2016 qualifiers as it happened

Wales and Bosnia fought out a goalless draw that either could have won, the Dutch were given an almighty scare by Kazakhstan and Giorgio Chiellini went hero-villain-hero Continue reading…

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Belgium rule Eden Hazard out of Andorra qualifier because of toe injury

Marc Wilmots confirms midfielder will be rested Chelsea player has blue toe according to manager Continue reading…

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Wales charged over pitch invasion against Andorra

Visiting fans react to Gareth Bales late winner Hosts face action for exceeding five yellow cards Uefa awaits report on Andorras worst pitch ever Continue reading…

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Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey hoping to be fit to face Manchester City

Ramsey injured ankle in Waless Euro 2016 win in Andorra Hopefully its nothing and Ill be available for Saturday Uefa awaits report on Andorras worst ever artificial pitch Wales struggle to secure 2-1 Euro 2016 qualifying win Continue reading…

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Uefa waiting for report on Andorras worst pitch ever after Wales match

Artificial pitch criticised following Wales victory over Andorra Gareth Bale: Its by far the worst pitch Ive ever played on Wales struggle to secure 2-1 European Championship win Continue reading…

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Gareth Bale double rescues feeble Wales from embarrassment in Andorra

Andorra 1-2 Wales Lima 6pen; Bale 22 81 Continue reading…

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Chris Coleman says Wales will take nothing for granted against Andorra

Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey give Wales high hopes Coleman: We want automatic qualification, not a play-off Continue reading…

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Waless Euro 2016 qualifier to go ahead on Andorras artificial pitch

Game will be played on 3G pitch after Uefa approval Would have been moved to Barcelona if pitch had failed Continue reading…