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Last Updated: Thursday September 10 2009 05:58 GMT

England storm into the World Cup

Steven Gerrard

England have qualified for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa after thrashing Croatia 5-1 at Wembley.

Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard both scored twice, before Wayne Rooney netted a fifth goal, finishing off a stunning performance by the team.

Croatia did manage to get one goal back when Arsenal striker Eduardo struck from close range with 18 minutes left.

England's campaign to get to the World Cup has gone really well with eight wins in eight games.

Spot on

Frank Lampard reckoned it was England's best match under manager Fabio Capello. He said "it was spot on... We could have won the game by even more goals."

But while England were celebrating, it was a bad night for the other British clubs.

Scotland vs Netherlands
Scotland won't play in the World Cup

Scotland's dream to go to South Africa is over after they lost 1-0 against the Netherlands.

Northern Ireland were beaten 2-0 by Slovakia and now only have a slim chance of qualifying.

Wales already knew they couldn't make it to the World Cup, but they lost 3-1 against Russia.