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Magnificent minnows in a night of World Cup action

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By Christopher Cummins  with AGENCIES
Magnificent minnows in a night of World Cup action

In the World Cup qualifiers in Group A France went to Belarus and with all the talent on show failed to breakdown a stubborn home side. The Euro 2016 hosts and runners-up go home unhappy.

Belarus 0-0 France.

In the groups other matches Sweden and the Netherlands drew 1-1.

Bulgaria and Luxembourg played out a 4-3 thriller.

In Group B Euro 2016 Champions Portugal went to Switzerland and were two down after 45 minutes to goals from Embolo and Mehmedi.

Difficult start for Portugal with no Cristiano Ronaldo on show.

Switzerland 2-0 Portugal.

In the other matchers minnows the Faroe Islands held the mighty Hungary to a 0-0 draw.

While Andorra lost to Latvia 1-0.

In Group H Cyprus took on Belgium in and Everton’s Lukaku gave Belgium the lead on 13 minutes. He grabbed his second on 61 minutes, the visitors made it three thanks to Carrasco. Cyprus 0-3 Belgium.

In the groups other matches Bosnia slaughtered Estonia by five goals to nil.

Greece put four past Gibraltar winning 4-1.