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World Cup winners and losers

Published 2116 GMT (0516 HKT) October 11, 2013
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Sami Khedira gave Germany an early lead against the Republic of Ireland as they booked their passage to the 2014 World Cup finals. Bongarts/Getty Images
Romelu Lukaku scored both Belgium's goals in the 2-1 away win over Croatia which ensured their qualification for Brazil 2014. STR/AFP/Getty Images
Switzerland's Michael Lang scored the crucial second goal in their 2-1 win in Albania to clinch qualification for football's global showcase. Gent Shkullaku/AFP/Getty Images)
Ukraine's Andriy Yarmolenko celebrates his crucial goal as they beat Poland 1-0 in Kharkiv to keep alive their hopes of qualification from Group H. Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Wayne Rooney made the much needed breakthrough for England against Montenegro at Wembley as they remained top of Group H with a 4-1 victory. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
Alexander Samedov was on target for Russia as they boosted their qualification hopes with a 4-0 victory against minnows Luxembourg. Jean-Christophe Verhaegen/AFP/Getty
Robin van Persie scored a hat-trick in an 8-1 thrashing of Hungary by his Dutch team who have topped Group D. Scott Heavey/Getty Images