Wednesday, 18 November 2009


2006 Runners-up France secured their place in South Africa following a 1-1 draw with Ireland in Paris, although controversy surrounded William Gallas's equalizing goal in extra time (that gave France a 2-1 aggregate win) after Thierry Henry clearly handled the ball in the build up.

Portugal won 1-0 in Bosnia to complete a 2-0 aggregate win.

2004 European Champions Greece won 1-0 in the Ukraine to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1994.

Slovenia broke Russian hearts with a 1-0 home win, which meant that the late away goal they scored in Moscow in Saturday proved decisive.

Algeria beat Egypt 1-0 in Khartoum to secure their first appearance in the Finals since 1982.

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