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World Cup qualifying photos

Danijel Pranjic, Croatia; Theo Walcott, England

Croatia 1-4 England: Fabio Capello picks pace over experience at the Maksimir Stadium, prefering Theo Walcott ahead of David Beckham

Frank Lampard, Theo Walcott, Wayne Rooney, England

And the choice looks to have paid off as the teenage Arsenal winger pounces on a defensive error to give England an unexpected lead

Joe Cole, John Terry, England; Croatian medical staff

Joe Cole is left with a bloody head wound after being caught by Robert Kovac, for which the Croatia defender is sent off

England celebrate

England make the most of the extra man by carving through the Croatian defence for Walcott to finish

Wayne Rooney scores

And Wayne Rooney, pushing Walcott for man of the match, gets his goal, set up by Jermaine Jenas

Theo Walcott, England

Though Croatia bag a consolation, the night is Walcott's, set free by Rooney for his hat-trick to seal the win in style

Birkier Mar Saevarsson, Iceland, blue; Barry Robson, Scotland, white

Iceland 1-2 Scotland: Birkir Mar Saevarsson and Barry Robson tussle in a first 15 minutes with few chances in Rejkyavik

Kirk Broadfoot (centre) scores for Scotland

And Rangers' defender Kirk Broadfoot breaks the deadlock with a close-quarters header from Robson's corner

Gretar Rafn Steinsson, Iceland (blue); Barry Robson, Scotland (white)

George Burley's team end the first half on top though Robson, involved in everything, earns Scotland's second booking

Scotland celebrate

And with the Scottish having the better of the second half, Robson gets his goal, following up after James McFadden misses a penalty

Stephen McManus sent off

Stephen McManus is sent off late on for a clear handball and Iceland score with minutes left but Scotland hang on for a solid away win

Gareth Bale, Wales, attacks the Russian defence

Russia 2-1 Wales: John Toshack's depleted side have a tough opening 15 minutes in Moscow against the Euro 2008 semi-finalists

Gareth Bale, Wales

Wales hit Russia on the break, earning a penalty, but Gareth Bale's spot-kick is well-saved by Igor Akinfeev

Wayne Hennessey, Wales

Five minutes later, the hosts win a penalty themselves and Roman Pavlyuchenko finds the net despite Wayne Hennessey's best efforts

Igor Akinfeev, Russia; Joe Ledley, Wales

Wales have more possession in the second half and equalise through Joe Ledley, following great work by Gareth Bale down the right

Pavel Pogrebniak, Russia

Yet Russia come back again as Pavel Pogrebniak lashes home the winner from short range following a fine save from Hennessey

Keith Gillespie, Northern Ireland; Radek Sirl, Czech Republic

Northern Ireland 0-0 Czech Republic; Keith Gillespie races for the ball in the Group Three game at Windsor Park, Belfast

Petr Cech, Czech Republic; Warren Feeney, Northern Ireland

Petr Cech saves Warren Feeney's shot, the best chance of the match, after the visitors have a Milan Baros effort ruled out

Stephen Hunt, Republic of Ireland; Milan Jovanovic, Montenegro

Monetnegro 0-0 Republic of Ireland: Reading's Stephen Hunt works hard but neither team can make a chance in Podgorica

Robbie Keane, Republic of Ireland

Robbie Keane of Liverpool looks to get the ball moving for Ireland in a tight and hard-fought game that ends goalless




see also
Croatia 1-4 England
10 Sep 08 |  Internationals
Iceland 1-2 Scotland
10 Sep 08 |  Internationals
Russia 2-1 Wales
10 Sep 08 |  Internationals
N Ireland 0-0 Czech Republic
10 Sep 08 |  Internationals
Montenegro 0-0 Rep of Ireland
10 Sep 08 |  Internationals


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