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Ukraine Ukraine vs San Marino San Marino

Ukraine 9

M Devic (11)
Y Seleznyov (27)
Edmar (33)
Y Khacheridi (45+1, 54)
Y Konoplyanka (51)
R Bezus (64)
A Fedetskiy (75)
Y Rakitskiy (90+4)

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San Marino 0

Ukraine put nine past San Marino as they prepare for England

Last Updated: 06/09/13 10:11pm

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Yevgen Khacheridi scored twice in rout of San Marino

Yevgen Khacheridi scored twice in rout of San Marino

Ukraine sent a stark warning to England ahead of next week's vital World Cup qualifier in Kiev as they took San Marino apart on Friday night.

While beating San Marino is the minimum expectation whenever a side plays the minnows, Ukraine were ruthless in their work and could have done little else to prove they are ready for the arrival of Roy Hodgson's men.

Ukraine, England, Montenegro and Poland are locked in a tight four-way battle for the top spot in Group H and next week's clash is destined to be pivotal.

Mykhaylo Fomenko's men certainly look sharp and their goals were well spread around in this clash, with Marko Devic, Yevhen Seleznyov, Edmar, Yevhen Khacheridi (two), Yevgen Konoplianka, Roman Bezus, Artem Fedetskiy and Yaroslav Rakitskiy all on target.

Despite San Marino's low standing some sides have found them initially hard to break down, but Ukraine had no such problems.

Eleven minutes were on the clock when Artem Fedetskiy played in Marko Devic for the opener, while Yevgen Konoplianka maintained the pressure with a shot which went close.

Fedetskiy then drew a save from Federico Valentini and it was no surprise when Seleznyov slotted in a 26th-minute second.

Andriy Yarmolenko cracked a drive against the post in the pursuit of more goals and a third arrived when Edmar tucked in (33).

It was as seamless as Ukraine could have hoped for and as half-time arrived, Konoplianka's corner was perfect for Khacheridi who headed in.

Konoplianka made sure no momentum was lost after the half-time break as he made it five with a low finish (51), before Khacheridi added a sixth with a tap-in.

Bezus slotted in a seventh from the edge of the area and Fedetskiy took in Oleg Gusev's pass before making it eight with 15 minutes left.

There was still time for more, too, with Rakitskiy curling in a brilliant injury-time free-kick.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Belgium 10 26
2 Croatia 10 17
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4 Scotland 10 11
5 Wales 10 10
6 Macedonia 10 7

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Italy 10 22
2 Denmark 10 16
3 Czech Republic 10 15
4 Bulgaria 10 13
5 Armenia 10 13
6 Malta 10 3

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group C

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Germany 10 28
2 Sweden 10 20
3 Austria 10 17
4 Republic of Ireland 10 14
5 Kazakhstan 10 5
6 Faroe Islands 10 1

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Pos Team P Pts
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2 Romania 10 19
3 Hungary 10 17
4 Turkey 10 16
5 Estonia 10 7
6 Andorra 10 0

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1 Switzerland 10 24
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3 Slovenia 10 15
4 Norway 10 12
5 Albania 10 11
6 Cyprus 10 5

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2 Portugal 10 21
3 Israel 10 14
4 Azerbaijan 10 9
5 Northern Ireland 10 7
6 Luxembourg 10 6

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group G

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1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 25
2 Greece 10 25
3 Slovakia 10 13
4 Lithuania 10 11
5 Latvia 10 8
6 Liechtenstein 10 2

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group H

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1 England 10 22
2 Ukraine 10 21
3 Montenegro 10 15
4 Poland 10 13
5 Moldova 10 11
6 San Marino 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group I

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1 Spain 8 20
2 France 8 17
3 Finland 8 9
4 Georgia 8 5
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