It's not often that a European nation goes through a FIFA World Cup™ qualification campaign without dropping a single point, but that is exactly what England, Spain and the Netherlands have done. The Oranje have now completed their eight-game schedule, while the Three Lions and La Roja play their final two matches next month also looking to make a clean sweep.
Each of the three traditional heavyweights have impressed in their own right. The Netherlands were the first to qualify back in June, brushing aside their opposition on the back of a remarkable defensive effort that has seen their goal breached just twice.
Fabio Capello's England followed suit this week, capping a goal-laden campaign with a splendid 5-1 win over Croatia. European champions Spain also qualified on Wednesday night with their 3-0 defeat of Estonia continuing their red-hot form of the last two years.
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