10 September, 2012 - 09:50

On the road to the 2014 World Cup Brazil

On the road to the 2014 World Cup Brazil

The start to the qualification campaign for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil was given this weekend.

Group A

Wales 0-2 Belgium
The hosts suffered a defeat without scoring a goal at Cardiff City Stadium. Belgium’s Jan Vertonghen and Vincent Kompany led Belgiun to win their opening 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match.

Croatia 1-0 Macedonia
Nikica Jelavic only goal secured a 1-0 win against Macedonia at Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb.

Scotland 0-0 Serbia
Scotland and Serbia ended a goalless draw.

Group B

Malta 0-1 Armenia
Artur Sarkisov helped Armenia to win their 2014 World Cup qualifier.

Bulgaria 2-2 Italy
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo’s two goals helped Italy to a 2-2 draw. He scored twice to cancel out Stanislav Manolev’s opener and give his side the lead but Georgi Milanov’s equalizer brought the host from behind.

Denmark-Czech Republic 0-0
Both sides met in Copenhagen where they finished their opening FIFA World Cup qualifying game goalless.

Group C

Germany-Faroe Islands 3-0
Mario Gotze’s one goal and two from Mesut Ozil provided Germany with a notable 3-0 victory.

Kazakhstan-Republic of Ireland 1-2
Kairat Nurdauletov brought his team to 1-0 lead opening the score on the 37th minute but Keane produced a penalty on the 87th minute and Doyle used his chance in the dying seconds.

Group D

Netherlands 2-0 Turkey
Van Gaal’s side won 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying against Turkey. Robin van Persie netted an opener and Luciano Narsingh doubled the score.

Andorra 0-5 Hungary
Hungary scored five goals and left Andorra at the Estadio Comunal de Aixovall without a chance.

Estonia 0-2 Romania
Two goals from Ciprian Marica and Gabriel Torje brought Romania to a 2-0 victory against Estonia in Tallinn.

Group E

Iceland 2-0 Norway
Iceland started their Brazil 2014 qualifying campaign with a solid victory over Norway.

Albania 3-1 Cyprus
Two late goals helped Albania to open their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with a victory over Cyprus.

Slovenia 0-2 Switzerland
Switzerland opened their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with victory scoring one goal in both halves against their rivals Slovenia in Ljubljana.

Group F

Russia 2-0 Northern Ireland
Viktor Fayzulin and Roman Shirokov’s goals led Fabio Capello’s side to victory over Northern Ireland in Moscow.

Luxembourg 1-2 Portugal
Daniel Da Mota Alves’s opener brought Luxembourg the lead but Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo cancelled it out with an equalizer and Helder Postiga netted a second.

Azerbaijan ended 1-1 draw against Israel.

Group G

Liechtenstein 1-8 Bosnia-Herzegovina
Bosnia-Herzegovina recorded the biggest victory of the night, scoring 8 goals against Liechtenstein.

Lithuania earned 1-1 draw with Slovakia.

Latvia 1-2 Greece
Greece managed to come from behind and secure the win over Latvia in their first 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

Group H

Montenegro and Poland ended 2-2 draw.

Moldova 0-5 England
Four English men scored five goals, Frank Lampard netted a goal and a penalty shot, the others, who led the team to victory, were Jermain Defoe, James Milner and Leighton Baines.

Group I

Georgia 1-0 Belarus
A goal from Tornike Okriashvili gave Georgia victory over Belarus.

Finland 0-1 France
A French midfielder Abou Diaby scored the winning goal for France and secured a 1-0 victory over Finland.

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