Arshavin leads by example

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Andrey Arshavin captained Russia to a emphatic victory over Andorra to confirm their qualification for next year's European Championships.

Needing just a point to assure their passage to the tournament in Ukraine and Poland next year, Arshavin's side showed no remorse thumping Group B whipping boys Andorra 6-0.

Albeit it already through, defender Per Mertesacker helped Germany maintain their 100% win record with a 3-1 win over Belgium.


Wales captain Aaron Ramsey inspired his side to their third win of the group stage, beating Bulgaria 1-0 in, with Gareth Bale notching the winner.

Tomas Rosicky's Czech Republic side guaranteed a play-off spot with a 4-1 victory over Lithuania, while Robin Van Persie was powerless to stop Sweden needing Netherlands' winning streak in the group stage, as the Swedes assured they could go through as the best runners up.

Park Chu-Young scored his third goal in two games as a stunning free-kick helped beat the United Arab Emirates 2-1.

Laurent Koscielny was unused in France's draw with Bosnia-Herzegovina but Johan Djourou did play a role in Switzerland's win over Montengro.

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