FIFA WC qualifiers: Champions Spain held as Germany, England stroll

Netherlands eased to a 3-0 win over Estonia, Portugal were held to a 3-3 draw by Israel after Cristiano Ronaldo picked up a booking and a one-match ban.

updated: March 23, 2013 08:35 IST
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Paris: Reigning champions Spain saw their chances of direct qualification for next year's World Cup finals suffer a setback on Friday, a home draw against Finland leaving them two points adrift of new Group I leaders France.

Sergio Ramos celebrated winning his 100th cap by heading Spain in front early in the second-half.

But that was as good as it got in the northern city of Gijon and Teemu Pukki's goal 12 minutes from time stunned the reigning world and European champions.

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