Missed chances galore as England stumble to 1-1 draw at home to Ukraine

England 1- Ukraine 1 (World Cup Qualifying, September 11, 2012) (Alternative highlights.) Jermain Defoe had a brilliant goal disallowed early on. Yevgen Konoplyanka scored an absolute screamer to put the Ukrainians ahead at Wembley. Frank Lampard pulled England level from the penalty spot in the 87th minute. GIF: What. A. Goal! Yevgen Konoplyanka’s incredible strike (Ukraine) v […]

Argentina escape Peru with a 1-1 draw

Peru 1 – Argentina 1 (World Cup qualifying, September 11, 2012) Argentina started slowly and could have fallen behind in the third minute when the hosts were award a penalty after Angel Di María had fouled Jefferson Farfan in the box, but Sergio Romero saved Claudio Pizarro’s spot kick to keep the scores level. Peru took a deserved […]

Germany secure narrow 2-1 win over Austria

Austria 1 – Germany 2 (World Cup Qualifying, September 11, 2012) (Alternative highlights.) Marco Reus put the Germans ahead on the stroke of half time with a fine finish. Mesut Ozil doubled the lead from the spot. Zlatko Junuzovic pulled one back with 33 minutes to go. Mega Miss: Marko Arnautovic blows an 88th minute chance to […]

Italy beat Malta 2-0

Italy 2 – Malta 0 (World Cup Qualifying, September 11, 2012) (Alternative highlights.) Destro put Italy ahead within 5 minutes after finishing from close range. Federico Peluso  finally killed the game off in stoppage time, scoring his first goal for Italy in the process. Cesare Prandelli pleased with win over Malta.

Holland win 4-1 in Hungary

Hungary 1 – Holland 4 (World Cup Qualifying, September 11, 2012) Jeremain Lens headed the dutch in front within 3 minutes. Dzsudzsak equalised for Hungary just 4 minutes later from the penalty spot. Indi restored Holland’s lead and Lens added a second to make it 3-1. Huntelaar slotted home into an empty net to destroy and lingering […]

Spain leave it late against Georgia to scrape 3 points

Georgia 0 – Spain 1 (World Cup Qualifying, September 11, 2012) David Silva came close to breaking the deadlock with a long range strike that cannoned off the inside of the post. Soldado had a great opportunity after being slipped in wonderfully by Xavi but the keeper saved well from close range. Roberto Soldado scored late […]

The United States get revenge on Jamaica with a narrow 1-0 win

United States 1 – Jamaica 0 (World Cup qualifying, September 11, 2012) The Americans rebounded from a loss at Jamaica four nights earlier courtesy of Herculez Gomez’s curled free-kick in the 55th minute. Jurgen Klinsmann presser post Jamaica win.

France defeat Belarus 3-1

France 3 – Belarus 1 (World Cup Qualifying, September 11, 2012) (Alternative highlights.) Etienne Capoue scored his first goal for the national team to give the French the lead against Belarus in the 49th minute. Christophe Jallet doubled the lead on 69 for Les Bleus. Anton Putsila pulled one back for Belarus but a third from […]

Serbia smash sorry Wales 6-1

Serbia 6 – Wales 1 (World Cup qualifying, September 11, 2012) Aleksandar Kolarov and Zoran Tosic put the home side 2-0 up. Gareth Bale pulled one back but that was as good as it got for Wales. Filip Duricic, Dusan Tadic, Branislav Ivanovic and Miralem Sulejmani sealed the Serbia rout.

Portugal see off Azerbaijan 3-0

Portugal 3 – Azerbaijan 0 (World Cup qualifying, September 11, 2012) Silvestre Varela broke the deadlock on 63. Helder Postiga and Bruno Alves added late goals to put gloss on the scoreline. Individual highlights: Cristiano Ronaldo.

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