VIDEO: Czech-mate for hat-trick hero Baros (ex Liverpool & Villa); Bosnia hold Turkey; Draws for Greece, Switzerland & Romania

Bosnia 1 – Turkey 1 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 9, 2009) Turkey broke the deadlock after just four minutes in Bosnia as Emre tucked the ball home from close range. Bosnia levelled midway through the half with a superb left-footed Sejad Salihovic free-kick that arched over the wall and into the top corner of the net.

Moldova 1 -  Greece 1 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 9, 2009) Theofanis Gekas fired Greece into the lead at Moldova, but against the odds the hosts pulled out an injury time equaliser as Oleg Andronic volleyed in after collecting a ball over the top.

Latvia 2 – Switzerland 2 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 9, 2009) A simple Alexander Frei header put Switzerland in front away at Latvia, but on the hour mark the host levelled through a fine opportunist strike from Watford’s Aleksandrs Cauna.

Malta 0 – Sweden 1 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 9, 2009) It may not have been pretty, but Sweden chalked up a crucial three points courtesy of Ian Azzopardi’s unfortunate own goal nine minutes from time.

Romania 1 – Austria 1 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 9, 2009) A powerful Gigel Bucur header put Romania in front, Franz Schiemer levelling the match eight minutes from time.

Armenia 2 – Belgium 1 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 9, 2009) BATE Borisov striker Hovhannes Goharyan fired Armenia into the lead against Belgium converting a rebound after 20 minutes. The hosts doubled their advantage five minutes into the second half with a tremendous solo goal from Sargis Hovsepyan, the number four swivelling his hips to beat three men after drifting in from the right and finishing with aplomb. Igor De Camargo netted a late, last minute consolation for the Belgians.

Czech Republic 7 – San Marino 0 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 9, 2009) Milan Baros was the star of the show grabbing a hat-trick in the rout. Isn’t it about time that San Marino was forced to qualify for the qualifiers?

Slovenia 3 – Poland 0 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 9, 2009) Zlatko Dedic put Slovenia in front after 12 minutes in Maribor and Milivoje Novakovic added a second on the stroke of halftime before Valter Birsa put the match beyond reach of Poland.

Liechtenstein 1 – Finland 1 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 9, 2009) Former Liverpool striker Jari Litmanen put the Fins ahead from the penalty spot, Polverino equalised with a deflected effort.

Belarus 0 – Ukraine 0 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 9, 2009) Andriy Shevchenko saw a first half effort saved by the Belarus keeper.

Cameroon 2 – Gabon 1 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 9, 2009) The Indomitable Lions completed back-to-back wins over Gabon with goals in each half from Jean Makoun and Samuel Eto’o. Hull striker Daniel Cousin grabbed an injury time consolation goal for Gabon.

Saudi Arabia 2 – Bahrain 2* (Agg. 2-2) (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 9, 2009) A free-flowing Saudi attack after 13 minutes was finished by Al-Shamrani but Bahrain equalised through Okwunwanne just before the break. The match had a thrilling finish, Al Montashari put the hosts back in front in the 89th minute only for Latif to levelled in injury time. Bahrain are now set for a play-off against New Zealand after winning the two-legged play-off against Saudi Arabia on away goals.


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