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World Cup qualifying photos

England manager Fabio Capello

Andorra 0-2 England: Fabio Capello takes charge of his first competitive match as England boss as the sides meet in Barcelona

Walcott and Manolo Jiminez contest possession

The Italian selects Arsenal youngster Theo Walcott to play on the right and he looks bright in the early stages

Disgruntled England fans boo their team

England try hard to break the minnows' defences but struggle, causing some of their fans to boo as half-time approaches

Cole celebrates making it 1-0 to England

Sensing the need for change, Capello brings on Joe Cole who smashes home from Frank Lampard's free-kick almost immediately

Cole makes it 2-0

Cole scores again in the 55th minute to seal the win after Wayne Rooney's delightful reverse pass puts him through

Scotland manager George Burley

Macedonia 1-0 Scotland: In the heat of Skopje, George Burley awaits the start of his first competitive match as Scotland manager

Ilcho Naumoski puts Macedonia 1-0 up against Scotland

His team get off to a terrible start when Ilco Naumoski (far left) pounces to put Macedonia ahead after only five minutes

Darren Fletcher and Stephen McManus

Scotland duo Darren Fletcher (left) and Stephen McManus go close but Scotland still trail at the interval

Scotland coach George Burley

Burley sees a penalty appeal for a foul on James McFadden turned down in a second half of few good chances

Maloney tries to get the better of Robert Petrov

Shaun Maloney replaces Barry Robson and threatens with a late drive towards goal but Macedonia's defence keep him out

Fletcher shows his disappointment

The final whistle confirms defeat and leaves Scotland hoping for better when they travel to Iceland on Wednesday

Earnshaw rues a miss

Wales 1-0 Azerbaijan: Despite tweaking a hamstring last Saturday, Robert Earnshaw starts for Wales and sees a good chance go begging

Agaev prepares to save

Jason Koumas has a great opportunity to open the scoring but sees Azerbaijan keeper Kamran Agaev save his penalty soon after the hour

Toshack sends out instructions

A minute later the visitors have the Brazilian born Fabio Luis Ramim sent off causing Wales boss John Toshack to make some adjustments

Vokes celebrates his winner

With just seven minutes remaining, teenage substitute Sam Vokes bundles home the only goal to give Wales a vital three points

Healy brings the ball forward for Northern Ireland

Slovakia 2-1 N Ireland: After a prolific Euro 2008 qualifying campaign, the visitors' David Healy looks to open his account in Bratislava

Slovakia celebrate their opening goal

After goalless first half, Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel heads home from a free-kick to give Slovakia the lead

Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington

Marek Hamsik makes it 2-0 before Jan Durica's own goal reduces the defecit - sadly for Nigel Worthington's side there are no more goals

Doyle scores in the 13th minute

Georgia 1-2 Rep of Ireland: With the match moved to Germany because of recent conflict in Georgia, Kevin Doyle puts Ireland ahead

Whelan celebrates Ireland's winner

Glenn Whelan scores what proves to be the winner when his speculative 40-yard drive goes in after an error by keeper Giorgi Loria




see also
Andorra 0-2 England
06 Sep 08 |  Internationals
Macedonia 1-0 Scotland
06 Sep 08 |  Internationals
Wales 1-0 Azerbaijan
06 Sep 08 |  Internationals
Slovakia 2-1 N Ireland
06 Sep 08 |  Internationals
Georgia 1-2 Republic of Ireland
06 Sep 08 |  Internationals


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