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  • Egervari: Netherlands are favourites

    Egervari: Netherlands are favourites

    Saturday 6 August 2011

    "The battle for second should be tough, with Turkey, Romania and Hungary all involved. Taking into account our recent results, I think we’ve got a chance." Hungary coach Sandor Egervari

  • Rocky road for the Netherlands

    Rocky road for the Netherlands

    Monday 1 August 2011

    Favourites in a group featuring “four genuine football nations” according to coach Bert van Marwijk, the Netherlands cannot expect to have everything their own way.

  • Drama and derbies await in Europe

    Drama and derbies await in Europe

    Sunday 31 July 2011

    The draw for the European zone yielded some potentially thrilling sections, with local rivalries set to be stirred and the world champions left to do battle with another winner of football's ultimate prize. 

  • Celebrations for Swiss, Slovaks

    Celebrations for Swiss, Slovaks

    Wednesday 14 October 2009

    Switzerland and Slovakia seized Europe's last two automatic berths in South Africa, while Portugal, Greece, Slovenia and Ukraine made the play-offs.

  • Ukraine beat Croatia to play-offs

    Ukraine beat Croatia to play-offs

    Wednesday 14 October 2009

    Ukraine ran out 6-0 victors in Andorra to make sure of a runners-up finish in Group 6 and a play-off place at the expense of Croatia, who also won.

  • Two tickets on offer in Europe

    Two tickets on offer in Europe

    Monday 12 October 2009

    Switzerland, Greece, Slovakia and Slovenia head into Wednesday's final qualifiers hoping to claim the two remaining direct tickets to South Africa.