World Cup Qualifying Euro Video Wrap: Germany, England, Spain, Wales All Win

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World Cup Qualifying Euro Video Wrap: Germany, England, Spain, Wales All Win
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World Cup 2014 qualifying is up and running at full tilt after just a couple of games. Already, we can see nations like Germany, who trounced Ireland 6-1, Russia, who beat Portugal 1-0, and Holland take command of their respective groups on the road to Rio.

As ever within the UEFA family, there were a number of high-profile encounters that saw surprising results, shocking results and some downright strange results and performances to match.

European qualifying sees 53 nations split into eight groups of six teams and one of five. The winners of each of the nine groups will earn an automatic place in Brazil in two years' time, with the eight best runners-up given the chance to earn a golden ticket in a playoff match.

Here's a group-by-group roundup of what happened on Match Day 2 and 3, depending on the group.

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