A busy day in European football – Cristiano Ronaldo cut a frustrated figure for most of the game against Sweden but he scored late to give Portugal a 1-0 win in the first leg of their World Cup playoff.
A busy day in European football – In a series billed as a battle between Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 'Ibra' was silenced in the first leg as the Swedes increasingly sat back in an attempt to thwart Portugal.
A busy day in European football – Croatia's Luka Modric was unable to unlock the Iceland defense, with the underdog host hanging on for a 0-0 result. Iceland played most of the second half with 10 men.
A busy day in European football – Hugo Lloris returned to action after suffering a head injury while playing for Tottenham two weeks ago. The French keeper, though, was beaten twice in Ukraine and Les Bleus now face an uphill battle to qualify for Brazil.
A busy day in European football – Dimitris Salpingidis scored one of the goals for Greece, which takes a commanding 3-1 lead to Romania in the fourth European playoff tie.
A busy day in European football – In Friday's most glamorous friendly, Germany and Euro 2012 finalist Italy drew 1-1 in Milan. Mats Hummels opened the scoring for Germany with a header.
A busy day in European football – Alexis Sanchez scored both goals for Chile in a 2-0 victory against England at Wembley. And England faces a stiffer test Tuesday when it battles old rival Germany.
A busy day in European football – Russia manager Fabio Capello was busy giving orders against Serbia. Russia, which finished ahead of Portugal in qualifying, played to a 1-1 draw in the friendly in the United Arab Emirates.
A busy day in European football – In an encounter between two teams who have qualified for the World Cup, South Korea rallied from a goal down to beat Switzerland 2-1 in Seoul. It was Switzerland's first loss since May 2012.