Nations continued their quest to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia on Friday.
1998 World champs France came from behind to beat Sweden 2-1 in a top of the table clash in Group A. Paul Pogba and Dimitri Payet handing Les Bleus victory at the Stade de France.
Czech Republic picked up their first win in Group C when they beat Norway 2-1 – Michael Krmencik and Jaromir Zmrhal on target in Prague.
Reigning world champions Germany demolished minnows San Marino 8-0 to lead the group with a perfect record as second place Northern Ireland thrashed Azerbaijan 4-0.
Robert Lewandowski hit a late brace as Poland went clear at the top of Group E following a 3-0 win over Romania at the Arena Nationala in Bucharest.
Also in the group Denmark beat Kazakhstan 4-1 to move into third place, a point behind Montenegro who lost 3-2 to Armenia.
Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Gary Cahill all scored as England beat neighbours Scotland 3-0 to maintain their unbeaten record in Group F.
It was England’s largest winning margin over their rivals since 1975 and it also boosted Gareth Southgate’s chances of becoming the permanent manager of the Three Lions.
England top the group ahead of Slovenia who beat Malta 1-0 while Slovakia are third after a 4-0 victory over Lithuania.
Scotland are now fifth on four points, six behind England.
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