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Spain and Germany get wake-up calls in qualifiers

AFP, PARIS

Germany remain top of Group C on 10 points with Sweden second in the table on seven, but with a game in hand.

Germany coach Joachim Loew had gone from a calm presence on the bench to striding increasingly alarmed round the touchline.

“To sum things up, the first 60 minutes were brilliant from us, the last 30 were incredibly weak,” Loew said. “It’s deathly quiet in the changing room: Players are laid out on the benches and are totally speechless.”

Other European qualifier results:

Group A

‧ Croatia 2, Wales 0

‧ Macedonia 1, Serbia 0

Group B

‧ Czech Republic 0, Bulgaria 0

Group C

‧ Austria 4, Kazakhstan 0

Group D

‧ Estonia 1, Andorra 0

‧ Hungary 3, Turkey 1

Group E

‧ At Larnaca, Cyprus

‧ Norway 3, Cyprus 1

‧ Switzerland 2, Iceland 0

‧ Albania 1, Slovenia 0

Group F

‧ Russia 1, Azerbaijan 0

‧ Israel 3, Luxembourg 0

Group G

‧ Greece 1, Slovakia 0

‧ Bosnia 3, Lithuania 0

‧ Latvia 2, Liechtenstein 0

Group H

‧ Montenegro 1, Ukraine 0

‧ Moldova 2, San Marino 0

Group I

‧ Belarus 2, Georgia 0

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