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Spain, Italy qualify for Euro 2012

 Dutch Kevin Strootman , second left, who scored the team's first goal is congratulated by Mark van Bommel (L), Joris Mathijsen and Gregory van der Wi...
 Italian midfielder Riccardo Montolivo reacts after missing to score against Slovenia during a group C, EURO 2012 qualifying soccer match, at the Arte...
 England's Ashley Cole, left, tackles Wales' Gareth Bale during their Euro 2012 Group G qualifying soccer match at Wembley Stadium, London, Tuesday, S...
 Italy's midfielder Daniele De Rossi, right, and Slovenia's midfielder Aleksander Radosavljevic fight for the ball during their group C, EURO 2012 qua...
 Finland's Joona Toivio lies on the ground between Luuk de Jong, left, of the Netherlands and Mika V銛rynen of Finland during the UEFA Euro 2012 Group ...
 England's Ashley Young, right, scores the opening goal against  Wales during their Euro 2012 Group G qualifying soccer match at Wembley Stadium, Lond...
 Dirk Kuyt, left, of the Netherlands leaves the scene while Finland's goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky lies on the ground after the Dutch team's second goal,...
 Brazilian born midfielder Thiago Motta of Italy, right, and Slovenia defender Marko Suler battle for the ball during their group C, EURO 2012 qualify...

Finland Holland Soccer Euro 2012

Dutch Kevin Strootman , second left, who scored the team's first goal is congratulated by Mark van Bommel (L), Joris Mathijsen and Gregory van der Wi...

Italy Slovenia Soccer EURO 2012

Italian midfielder Riccardo Montolivo reacts after missing to score against Slovenia during a group C, EURO 2012 qualifying soccer match, at the Arte...

Britain Soccer England Wales Euro 2012

England's Ashley Cole, left, tackles Wales' Gareth Bale during their Euro 2012 Group G qualifying soccer match at Wembley Stadium, London, Tuesday, S...

Italy Slovenia Soccer EURO 2012

Italy's midfielder Daniele De Rossi, right, and Slovenia's midfielder Aleksander Radosavljevic fight for the ball during their group C, EURO 2012 qua...

Finland Netherlands Euro 2012 Soccer

Finland's Joona Toivio lies on the ground between Luuk de Jong, left, of the Netherlands and Mika V銛rynen of Finland during the UEFA Euro 2012 Group ...

Britain Soccer England Wales Euro 2012

England's Ashley Young, right, scores the opening goal against Wales during their Euro 2012 Group G qualifying soccer match at Wembley Stadium, Lond...

Finland Netherlands Euro 2012 Soccer

Dirk Kuyt, left, of the Netherlands leaves the scene while Finland's goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky lies on the ground after the Dutch team's second goal,...

Italy Slovenia Soccer EURO 2012

Brazilian born midfielder Thiago Motta of Italy, right, and Slovenia defender Marko Suler battle for the ball during their group C, EURO 2012 qualify...

Spain and Italy sealed their places at Euro 2012 with two qualifying games to spare on Tuesday while the Netherlands and England both claimed victories to close in on next year's finals in Ukraine and Poland.
Alvaro Negredo scored twice as defending champion Spain thrashed Liechtenstein 6-0 to secure top spot in Group I, and substitute Giampaolo Pazzini's 85th-minute strike earned the Italians a narrow win in Florence that clinched them first place in Group C.
The 2010 and 2006 world champions join already-qualified Germany in the finals.
The Netherlands maintained its perfect record in Group E with a 2-0 victory in Finland but still need a point to guarantee first place, like England, which beat Wales 1-0 in Group G.


Updated : 2021-01-17 03:04 GMT+08:00