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Lionel Messi spot-on as Argentina reach World Cup

Lionel Messi scored twice as Argentina booked their place at the World Cup with a 5-2 thrashing of Paraguay.

2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers: England and Lambert face toughest test

Rickie Lambert`s improbable Roy of the Rovers-style rise to international stardom faces its sternest test yet in Kiev on Tuesday.

Romania 1-4 Netherlands: Oranje go clear in Group D after confident victory

Netherlands maintained their perfect World Cup 2014 qualification record with 4-1 win in Romania on Tuesday, a result which sees the Oranje overtake their hosts at the top of Group D.

France 0-1 Japan: Les Bleus prepare for Spain test with surprise home defeat

France prepared for a tough World Cup qualifier against Spain with a shock 1-0 home defeat to Japan in a frantic game at the Stade de France.