Wembley enjoys late flurry
England 5 Kazakhstan 1 (London 11 October 2008 )
In other European matches Scotland and Norway drew blanks at Hampdon Park while Ukraine v Croatia, Sweden v Portugal and Bulgaria v Italy also finished goalless. France fought back to earn a 2-2 draw in Romania, and Lithuania came back down to earth with a 3-0 defeat in Serbia. Germany and Poland enjoyed 2-1 home victories against Russia and the Czech Republic respectively while Turkey achieved the same result at home to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Faroe Islands held the visiting Austrians to a 1-1 draw while 2 late goals ended the Northern Irish resistance in Maribor.
In Africa Emmanuel Adebayor lead the way with 4 goals as Togo thrashed Swaziland 6-0. There were easy 5-0 wins for Cameroon against Mauritius and Tunisia against Seychelles, while Nigeria defeated Sierra Leone 4-1 and Morocco enjoyed the same result against Mauritania. The Ivory Coast and Ghana had 3-0 wins against Madagascar and Lesotho respectively, but Senegal were held to a 1-1 home draw against Gambia.
In the South American section Colombia suffered another home defeat losing 1-0 to leaders Paraguay while Argentina won 2-1 at home to Uruguay and Brazil scored 4 without reply in Venezuela. Bolivia celebrated a 3-0 victory against Peru.
The United States made easy work of Cuba winning 6-1 in the North American section where Mexico were rocked by a 1-0 loss away to Jamaica.