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Russians edge through

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Russia survived a nervy night in the Pyrenees to book their place at Euro 2008 courtesy of England´s defeat by Croatia and their own narrow 1-0 win in Andorra.

Guus Hiddink´s side joined Turkey, Sweden and Portugal in qualifying for the tournament in Austria and Switzerland next summer.

After a nervy opening with one eye on goings on at Wembley, Russia eventually made a breakthrough when Dmitri Sychev headed in shortly before the break.

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