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Last Updated: Wednesday, 21 November 2007, 22:52 GMT
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England manager Steve McClaren

England 2-3 Croatia: Steve McClaren's men will make it to Euro 2008 if they avoid defeat at a rainsoaked Wembley

An embarrassed Carson looks upfield

They get off to a terrible start when Scott Carson fails to deal with Niko Kranjcar's speculative eighth-minute shot

Croatia celebrate their early goal

Brought in for Paul Robinson, the young goalkeeper's handling lets him down and the ball flies into the roof of the net

Olic rounds Carson prior to rolling home the second goal

To virtually everyone's disbelief, the visitors have a second six minutes later when Eduardo feeds Ivica Olic to score

Crouch rises for a ball with Josip Simunic

Peter Crouch, playing as a lone striker, works tirelessly but the chances are few and Croatia remain 2-0 up at the interval

McClaren ponders his options

With things not going to plan, McClaren brings on David Beckham and Jermain Defoe at the start of the second half

Lampard puts England back in the game

Ten minutes after coming on, Defoe is fouled by Josip Simunic and Frank Lampard strokes home the resulting penalty

Crouch shows his delight after scoring a precious equaliser

England find themselves right back in it on 65 minutes when Beckham's cross is expertly finished by Crouch

Petric shows his joy at scoring

Instead of capitulating, Croatia continue to attack and regain the lead when substitute Mladen Petric scores from long range

Steven Gerrard, Lampard and Sol Campbell show their disappointment

England cannot find a way through in the last 13 minutes and, with Russia beating Andorra, fail to qualify

McClaren suffers a dark day at Wembley

The result puts huge pressure on McClaren's position with many of the crowd calling for his head after the game

Healy gestures during the first half

Spain 1-0 Northern Ireland: Needing a win, the visitors' David Healy tries an early shot from distance but it goes over

Barcelona midfielder Xavi looks for an opening

Midfielder Sammy Clingan looks to contain the threat of Xavi as Spain search for a breakthrough in Gran Canaria

David Silva threatens for Spain

David Silva goes close shortly before the interval but Maik Taylor has it covered and the half ends goalless

Xavi celebrates his goal with David Silva

The deadlock is broken in the 52nd minute when Xavi's 25-yard effort takes a huge deflection off Stephen Craigan

Healy and team-mates reflect on defeat

Sadly for Northern Ireland there are no more goals and their otherwise excellent qualification campaign comes to an end

Earnshaw contests possession with Philpp Lahm

Germany 0-0 Wales: John Toshack fields an inexperienced side in Frankfurt and Rob Earnshaw has their first chance

Klose and Fletcher contest possession

Carl Fletcher gets to grips with Miroslav Klose as Wales contain Germany's strikers and earn an impressive draw

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