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Parken Stadion (ATT 11,478) 15th October 2013 - Kick off 19:15 Ref: Alexsander Stavrev

Denmark Denmark vs Malta Malta

Denmark 6

M Rasmussen (8, 74)
D Agger (pen 11, pen 39)
A Bjelland (28)
N Bille Nielsen (84)

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Malta 0

World Cup qualifiers: Denmark thrash Malta 6-0

Last Updated: 15/10/13 9:54pm

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Andreas Bjelland: On target for Denmark

Andreas Bjelland: On target for Denmark

Denmark secured second place in World Cup qualifying Group B with a 6-0 victory over Malta in Copenhagen - but missed out on a play-off berth as they finished with the weakest record of the nine runners-up.

The game was over as a contest by the interval, with two Daniel Agger penalties and strikes from Morten Rasmussen and Andreas Bjelland giving the hosts a commanding 4-0 lead.

Rasmussen and substitute Nicki Bille Nielsen netted further goals in the closing stages to seal an emphatic triumph, but it was not enough.

The Danes made the perfect start, opening the scoring in the eighth minute when Rasmussen headed home Peter Ankersen's right-wing cross.

Two minutes later the hosts were awarded a penalty when Michael Krohn-Delhi was brought down by John Mintoff, and Agger blasted the spot-kick high into Justin Haber's net.

Bjelland nodded another Krohn-Delhi corner goalwards in the 19th minute, and, although Haber was in the right place to make the save, the FC Twente defender was not to be denied soon after.

In the 27th minute, Ankersen sent in the cross from the left and Bjelland directed his header into the bottom-right corner.

Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was called into action for the first time 10 minutes before half-time to tip Clayton Failla's 25-yard blast around the post, but moments later it was 4-0.

Emil Larsen was felled by Andrei Agius, Agger this time placing his left-footed spot-kick into the bottom-right corner.

It could have been an even heftier half-time margin, but Haber got down well to divert Rasmussen's near-post shot out for a corner.

The one-way traffic continued after the break, but Haber and the Malta back line held firm - until the 74th minute.

The Birkirkara goalkeeper tipped an attempt from William Kvist Jorgensen around the post just after half-time and did likewise to an Aleksandr Kuski free-kick after substitute Kuski and Ankersen had fired wide.

However, 16 minutes from time, Rasmussen connected with a Krohn-Delhi cross and then 10 minutes later Bille Nielsen slotted home Larsen's pass to round off the rout.

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Tables

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group A

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Belgium 10 26
2 Croatia 10 17
3 Serbia 10 14
4 Scotland 10 11
5 Wales 10 10
6 Macedonia 10 7

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group B

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
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

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
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

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group D

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Netherlands 10 28
2 Romania 10 19
3 Hungary 10 17
4 Turkey 10 16
5 Estonia 10 7
6 Andorra 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group E

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Switzerland 10 24
2 Iceland 10 17
3 Slovenia 10 15
4 Norway 10 12
5 Albania 10 11
6 Cyprus 10 5

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group F

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Russia 10 22
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

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
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

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
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

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Spain 8 20
2 France 8 17
3 Finland 8 9
4 Georgia 8 5
5 Belarus 8 4