Brazil too hot for England
Brazil 1 England 0 (Doha 14 November 2009)
A goal from Rory Fallon and a penalty save secured New Zealand a place in the finals with a home win over Bahrain while a 1-0 win in Costa Rica gave Uruguay the upper hand before their return match in Montevideo. In Mozambique an 83rd minute goal ended the hopes of Tunisia with a 1-0 defeat as at the exact same time Obefami Martins was scoring his second goal for Nigeria to give the Super Eagles a 3-2 win in Kenya and a ticket to South Africa. Cameroon also qualified for the World Cup winning 2-0 in Morocco while a last gasp goal for Egypt deep into stoppage time secured the hosts a 2-0 win against Algeria and a reply in Sudan.
In the Asian Cup qualifiers ten-man Australia won 2-1 in Oman and there were also wins for Uzbekistan, Thailand, Syria, Iran, China and Kuwait.
Among friendly matches Spain beat Argentina 2-1 and the Dutch drew 0-0 in Italy while Wales triumphed 3-0 over Scotland in Cardiff. Poland lost 1-0 at home to Romania, and Switzerland suffered the same fate at home to Norway.