Bundesliga Bundesliga 2


Dutch playmaker Rafael van der Vaart (r.), who rejoined Hamburger SV in the summer, was awarded a silver plate in recognition of his 100th international cap, <br> before the match against Andorra, against whom the 29-year-old duly opened the scoring Schalke' 04s Klaas-Jan Huntelaar headed the Netherlands' second, only 14 minutes into the game which the Oranje won 3-0 Switzerland and Norway shared points in their 1-1 draw in which Borussia Mönchengladbach's <br> Havard Nordtveit (l.) and Xherdan Shaqiri (r.) of Bayern Munich traded blows It was the same result in Helsinki, where Alexander Ring (pictured) of Mönchengladbach and Schalke's Teemu Pukki could only manage a point against Georgia Theodor Gebre Selassie (l.) and Tomas Pekhart both scored in the Czech Republic's 3-1 win against Malta. Their compatriots Petr Jiracek (Hamburg) <br> and Michal Kadlec (Bayer Leverkusen) played the full 90 minutes, while FC Augsburg's Milan Petrzela got a piece of the action late on Belgium look well on course for Brazil 2014, with Werder Bremen's Kevin De Bruyne scoring the second goal in the 3-0 success in Serbia Vedad Ibisevic (c.) of VfB Stuttgart failed to score for Bosnia and Herzegovina in Greece as the game <br> ended in a goalless draw. 1. FC Kaiserslautern's Kostas Fortounis (l.) started for Greece Central midfielder Tamas Hajnal hasn't played much for VfB Stuttgart this season, <br> but his goal decided Hungary's match against Estonia and might give him a boost at club level Austria started with an astonishing nine Bundesliga players but despite being the favourites against Kazakhstan, <br> Andreas Ivanschitz (Mainz 05, pictured) & Co. had to settle for a point in a goalless draw Denmark, too, had Bundesliga players in their starting eleven in Simon Kjaer (no. 3) of VfL Wolfsburg <br> and Stuttgart's William Kvist (no. 7). The Euro 92 winners played out a 1-1 draw in Bulgaria Hamburg's Marcus Berg struggled along with the rest of his compatriots as Sweden took on underdogs Faroe Islands, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic secured Germany's next Group C opponents the victory Romania got a suprise win in Turkey, where Schalke's striker Ciprian Marica played 79 minutes against <br> a Turkey side that featured Sercan Sararer (Greuther Fürth) and Ömer Toprak (Bayer Leverkusen) Despite Bayern's top scorer Mario Mandzukic (l.) and Ivan Perisic of Borussia Dortmund failing to find <br> the back of the net, Croatia came away with all three points from a 2-1 victory in Macedonia Anatoliy Tymoshchuk hasn't featured much for Bayern this season, and the goalless draw against Moldova only added to the disappointment of Ukraine's team captain France and Japan met for a friendly in St. Denis, where it looked like Hiroki Sakai's (l., of Hannover 96) and Franck Ribery's (Bayern) teams would settle for a draw... ...before, Japan, who also featured Hiroshi Kiyotake (r., 1. FC Nuremberg) and four other Bundesliga players, snatched victory just before the final whistle Colombia are still on fire in the South American qualifying campaign, their 2-0 win against Paraguay keeping them <br> in second place behind Argentina. Elkin Soto of Mainz 05 (no. 16) came on late for the Colombians The United States were made to work hard in their last-gasp win over Antigua and Barbuda, with Danny Williams (r.) of Hoffenheim and <br> Steven Cherudolo (Hannover 96) starting for Jürgen Klinsmann's side, and Schalke's Jermaine Jones involved after the restart Stuttgart defender Francisco Javier Rodriguez Pinedo (m.), nicknamed Maza, captained Mexico in their comfortable 5-0 win in Guayana... ...while Kevin McKenna (r.) of Bundesliga 2 side 1. FC Köln skippered Canada in their 3-0 win <br> against Cuba in which Eintracht Frankfurt forward Olivier Occean received a straight red card
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