In an exiting round of Euro 2012 qualifying games, the shock of the evening’s games was France’s 1-0 home loss to Belarus in Group D.
The most exciting match was Portugal’s 4-4 draw with Cyprus in Guimaraes, where the visitors came back to gain a last-gasp point.
The big teams, with the exception of France, all had comfortable wins: world champions Spain cruised to a 4-0 win in Liechtenstein, the Netherlands won 5-0 away in San Marino, England defeated Bulgaria 4-0 at Wembley behind a Jermaine Togel Singapore Defoe hat-trick, and Italy came from behind to beat Estonia 1-2.
Scotland were held 0-0 by Lithuania in Group I, Ireland defeated Armenia away 1-0 in Group B, Wales lost 1-0 to Montenegro in Group G and Northern Ireland won on the road against Slovenia 1-0 in Group C.
Trautmann’s Journey Free Giveaway
Bert Trautmann’s incredible life story is covered in the book Trautmann’s Journey: From Hitler Youth to FA Cup Legend by Catrine Clay (published by Yellow Jersey Press). The book can be purchased through Amazon, costing £16.99.
One lucky Soccerphile reader can win a copy of the book, signed by the author, by answering this question.
Bert Trautmann broke which part of his anatomy in the 1956 FA Cup Final?
- a) Foot b) Neck c) Ankle
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Read more about Bert Trautmann in his own words.
While three big screens played the infamous 1973 England v Poland World Cup qualifier in its entirety, an ensemble of Polish folk, classical and rock musicians belted out a boisterous soundtrack to accompany it.
Huge Aston Villa banners slung along the sides of the Clore Ballroom …