World Cup qualifying: British round-up

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England remain on course to be Great Britain’s only representatives at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, as a 0-0 draw in Ukraine kept them at the top of Group H.

Roy Hodgson’s side lead Montenergo and Ukraine by a point with two games remaining, and will seal their passage to the finals in Brazil with victories over the former and Poland at Wembley next month.

Meanwhile, the Republic of Ireland’s qualifying hopes are all but over, after David Alaba’s late goal sealed a 1-0 win for Austria over Giovanni Trapattoni’s men.

The Republic now need to win their final two games, which includes a trip to Group C leaders Germany, and need Sweden to lose their remaining games to give them a chance of a play-off spot.

Scotland were the only British winners on the night, with Shaun Maloney’s free-kick sealing a 2-1 win over Macedonia in Skopje, which lifts Gordon Strachan’s side off the bottom of Group A.

Wales replaced the Scots at the foot of the table, as they were soundly beaten 3-0 by Serbia at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Elsewhere, there was no joy either for Northern Ireland, with Michael O’Neill’s men going down 3-2 at Luxembourg in Group F. It was only the hosts fourth World Cup qualifying win in their history.

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