Spain rout Belarus

Spain rout Belarus

 Spain and hat-trick hero Pedro turned on the style in a 4-0 World Cup qualifying win in Belarus amid a television blackout while Germany had Irish viewers turning off in droves as they romped to a 6-1 away win on Friday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's 75th minute winner salvaged a 2-1 victory for Sweden, who were 1-0 down to the 158th-ranked Faroe Islands, while Italy also enjoyed a second-half surge to prevail 3-1 in Armenia.

England laboured to a 5-0 win over San Marino at Wembley while their former boss Fabio Capello was thrilled with new side Russia's 1-0 home win over Portugal which gave the Euro 2012 flops three wins from three to top Group F.

The Netherlands might have expected more than a 3-0 victory over tiny Andorra, in contrast to neighbours Belgium who won 3-0 in Serbia.

The result left the Belgians joint top of the group with seven points from three games along with Croatia, who came from behind to win 2-1 at fellow former Yugoslavs Macedonia.

Elsewhere, Switzerland stayed top of Group E after a 1-1 draw at home to Norway while Bosnia remained just ahead of the pack in Group G after a 0-0 draw in Greece.

Romania beat Turkey 1-0 away to extend their perfect start in Group D and stay level on points with 2010 runners-up the Netherlands.