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World Cup qualifiers: Group D review

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With the group stage of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers over, nine national teams have already booked a place in Brazil.

Soon another four teams will be joining them, making it 13 participants from the European bracket.

Here we look at what went down on the final match day in group D.

Hungary 2-0 Andorra

The Hungarians knew it would be difficult to finish second because both Romania and Turkey were needed to lose for them to book a place in the play-offs.

They had to win and pray the other results went their way.

Nemanja Nikolic netted twice for the hosts, but it still wasn’t enough.

Romania defeated their opponents on the night.

Romania 2-0 Estonia

On a night of ‘’2-0’’ score-lines in group D, Romania managed to secure a spot in the play-offs.

Ciprian Marica was the hero, netting twice in each half, his first coming from the spot, keeping his country’s dream of qualifying for the World Cup finals alive.

Romania went in to the match in third place, but managed to leapfrog Turkey, who lost at home to the Netherlands.

Turkey 0-2 Netherlands

Turkey bowed out with a loss after a disappointing qualifiers campaign.

They needed a win to secure a spot in the play-offs, however, beating group D winners the Netherlands, was never going to be easy.

The Flying Dutchmen were off to a flying start, with Arjen Robben opening the scoring eight minutes in.

The Netherlands were one up at the interval, but wasted no time in the second half, extending their lead after only two minutes.

This time Sneijder was the scorer, giving his team a two-goal cushion and ended an easy qualification campaign for the Dutchman. 

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