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06 Mar 2014 11:23 GMT
Ukraine, who missed out on qualification, enjoyed amorale-boosting 2-0 victory over the United States in a match moved from Kharkiv to Larnaca in Cyprus. Their supporters appeared united as they waved their national flag.
It was also a good day for Real Madrid\(***)s Cristiano Ronaldo who scored twice in Portugal(***)s 5-1 win over Cameroon, making him his country(***)s all-time leading scorer with 49 goals.
Tim Cahill scored twice to become Australia(***)s all-time top goalscorer, although his side squandered a 3-0 lead to lose 4-3 against Ecuador in a thrilling clash in London.
Brazil were too powerful for a poor South African side, running out 5-0 winners at the Soweto Soccer City stadium.
Barcelona forward Neymar was unstoppable for the 2014 World Cup hosts as he fired in a hat-trick of goals.
Brazil-born Diego Costa struggled on his internatinoal debut for Spain as his team defeated Italy 1-0 at Atletico Madrid(***)s Calderon Stadium.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge scored a late goal as England laboured to a 1-0 win over Denmark at Wembley.
Mario Goetze was on target for Germany in Stuttgart as his team edged passed Chile 1-0.
Germany coach Joachim Loew was visibly unhappy with his team(***)s performance as they were jeered by their unhappy fans.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was on hand to witness France(***)s impressive 2-0 win over Netherlands in Paris.
Karim Benzema and Blaise Matuidi scored the goals for 1998 World Cup winners France, who struggled through the qualifiying stages.
Uruguay, who are in a World Cup group with fellow former champions England and Italy, were held 1-1 in Austria.
Didier Drogba was on target for Ivory Coast as they rallied from two goals down to draw 2-2 with World Cup dark horses Belgium in Brussels.
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