Wins for ''Iggy'', Sokratis and Co.
12.09.2012, 15:00:14 Uhr
Werder's Serb Ignovski had plenty to celebrate at the end of the international break as Serbia blasted past Wales 6-1 to lead Group A with four points ahead of Belgium and Werder's De Bruyne. Ignovski got an applause from his fans four minutes from the end, being replaced by Srdjan Mijailovic.
Turkey and Mehmet Ekici played to a 3-0 victory over Estonia after they had lost their first qualifier against the Netherlands. The Bremen midfielder once again watched the match from the sidelines.
The Belgians meanwhile played to a 1-1 draw with Croatia, who went ahead after six minutes through Borussia Dortmund's Ivan Perisic. But Belgium equalized in the second minute of first half injury time by Guillaume Gillet. Werder's De Bruyne was once again subbed in by head coach Marc Wilmots for Moussa Dembele - this time in the 72nd minute.
Theo Gebre Selassie and the Czech Republic did not play a World Cup qualifier, instead using the opportunity to play a friendly against Finland, who won 1-0 on Teemo Pukki's goal in the 43rd minute. Czech head coach Michal Bilak used a number of players who did not play much, meaning Gebre Selassie was rested against the Finns.
The U21 team from Austria played their final group match of their qualification for the 2013 European Championship against Scotland despite already having been eliminated. The Austrians won the game 3-2 and Richard Strebinger did not play.