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World Cup 2010 Qualifying Results
September 7th, 2008 7AM

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The surprise of the opening day of play in Europe was France's 3-1 loss to Austria that will put new pressure on Coach Raymond Domenech to resign. Italy needed a stoppage time goal to beat Cyprus, 2-1. It wasn't until after halftime that England scored against Andorra. Two Joe Cole goals were all the scoring in a 2-0 England win. in South America, Argentina had to settle for a 1-1 tie against Paraguay. New Zealand, starting five players who attended U.S. colleges and also played in MLS, clinched  the Oceania title with a 3-1 victory at New Caledonia. For all Saturday's results and goal scorers ...

EUROPE
Group 1
Albania 0 Sweden 0
Hungary 0 Denmark 0
Malta 0 Portugal 4 (own goal 24, Hugo Almeida 61, Simao 71, Nani 78)

Group 2
Moldova 1 (Alexeyev 76) Latvia 2 (Karlsons 8, Astafjevs 22)
Israel 2 (Benayoun 73, Sahar 90) Switzerland 2 (Yakin 45, Nkufo 56)
Luxembourg 0 Greece 3 (Torosidis 36, Gekas 45, Charisteas pen. 77)

Group 3
Poland 1 (Zewlakow pen. 17) Slovenia 1 (Dedic 35)
Slovakia 2 (Skrtel 46, Hamsik 70) Northern Ireland 1 (own goal 81)

Group 4
Wales 1 (Vokes 83) Azerbaijan 0
Liechtenstein 0 Germany 6 (Podolski 21, 48, Rolfes 65, Schweinsteiger 66, Hitzlsperger 76, Westermann 86)

Group 5
Armenia 0 Turkey 2 (Tuncay Sanli 71, Semih Senturk 78)
Belgium 3 (Sonck 40, 80, Defour 74) Estonia 2 (Zenjov 57, Oper 90)
Spain 1 (Villa 58) Bosnia-Herzegovina 0

Group 6
Ukraine 1 (Shevchenko 90+3-pen) Belarus 0
Andorra 0 England 2 (J. Cole 49, 55)
Croatia 3 (N.Kovac 13, Modric 36, Petric 79) Kazakhstan 0

Group 7
Serbia 2 (own goal 29, Zigic 88) Faeroe Isles 0
Romania 0 Lithuania 3 (Stankevicius 31, Mikoliunas 69, Kalonas 87)
Austria 3 (Janko 8, Aufhauser 41, Ivanschitz 72-pen) France 1 (Govou 61)

Group 8
Georgia 1 (Kenia 90) Republic of Ireland 2 (Doyle 13, Whelan 70)
Montenegro 2 (Vucinic 62, Jovetic 81) Bulgaria 2 (Petrov 11, Georgiev 90)
Cyprus 1 (Aloneftis 28) Italy 2 (Di Natale 8, 90)

Group 9
Macedonia 1 (Naumoski 5) Scotland 0
Norway 2 (Iversen 36-pen, 50) Iceland 2 (Helguson 39, Gudjohnsen 69)

SOUTH AMERICA
Peru 1 (Alva 38) Venezuela 0.
Colombia 0 Uruguay 1 (Eguren 14).
Ecuador 3 (Caicedo 20, Mendez 50 pen, Benitez 72) Bolivia 1 (Botero 40).
Argentina 1 (Aguero 61) Paraguay 1 (own goal 13).

AFRICA
Group 1
Cape Verde Islands 1 (Lito 39) Cameroon 2 (Emana 51, Nkong 65)
Mauritius 1 (Marquette 13) Tanzania 4 (Nsajigwa 12, Khalfan 19, Tegete 30, 34)
Group 2
Kenya 1 (Mohammed 44-pen) Namibia  0
Group 4
Sierra Leone 2 (Conteh 30, Suma 80) Equatorial Guinea 1 (Edjogo 90)
South Africa 0 Nigeria 1 (Uche 70)
Group 6
Gambia 3 (Demba 8, 35, Jallow 25) Liberia 0
Group 9
Burkina Faso 0 Tunisia  0
Seychelles 1 (Zialor 63) Burundi 2 (Mbazumutima 27, Nahimana 58)
Group 10
Sudan 1 (Tambal 77) Chad 2 (Mbaiam 28, Hassan 82)

ASIA
Group 1
Sept. 6

Qatar 3 (Seddiq 37, Majed Mohammed 72, al-Bloushi 87) Uzbekistan 0
Bahrain 2 (Isa 87, own goal 90) Japan 3 (S.Nakamura 18, Endo pen. 44, K.Nakamura 85)
Group 2
Sept. 6
Saudi Arabia 1 (Al-Harthi 29) Iran 1 (Nekounam 82)
UAE 1 (Basheer Saeed 85) North Korea 2 (own goal 72, An Chol-Hyok 80)

OCEANIA
New Caledonia 1 (Hmae 55) New Zealand 3 (Sigmund 15, Smeltz 65, 76).

 



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