Germany thrash San Marino 13-0 –European qualifying

Germany produced a remarkable display to demolish San Marino 13-0 with Gillette young player of the World Cup Lukas Podolski scoring 4. The game erased Spain’s 12-1 thrashing of Malta some two and a half decades ago. San Marino were at home and the Germans had laboured to a 1-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland earlier. The record also puts Joachim Low  and Giampaolo Mazza into the history books, although for very different reasons altogether.( Low is the German coach and Mazza is his San Marino compatriot)

San Marino 0-13 Germany ( Podolski*4, Schweinsteiger*2, Klose*2, Hitzlseperger*2, Ballack, Manuel Freidrich, Bernd Schneider)

Other results from European qualifying on the 6th of September

Group A :

Azerbaijan 1-1 Kazakhstan

Finland 1 -1 Portugal 

Poland 1-1 Serbia

Armenia 0-1 Belgium

 Group B :

Ukraine 3-2 Georgia

France 3-1 Italy 1 ( Sweet revenge for Raymond Domenech in the repeat of the 2006 WC final–Govou scored two for Les Blues.)

Lithuania 1-2 Scotland

Group C :

Norway 2-0 Moldova

Turkey 2-0 Malta

Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-3 Hungary

Group D :

Slovakia 0-3 Czech Republic

Group E :

Israel 4-1 Andorra

Macedonia 0-1 England ( Peter Crouch)

Russia 0-0 Croatia

Group F : 

Iceland 0-2 Denmark

Sweden 3-1 Liechenstein

Northern Ireland ( David Healy hattrick) -2 Spain ( This was easily the greatest upset of the day)

Group G :

Albania 0-2 Romania

Bulgaria 3-0 Slovenia

Netherlands 3-0 Belarus

 

     
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