Substitute Alexandru Suvorov struck a free-kick opener after 69 minutes before Anatolie Doros added a second after 74 minutes to complete the victory for Moldova, who travel to Budapest to meet Hungary in their second qualifying match on Tuesday. Hungary will be seeking their first win, after losing 2-0 to Sweden, courtesy of two goals from Pontus Wernbloom. Wernbloom netted after 51 and 73 minutes to steer Sweden to victory at the in Solna. Birmingham's Sebastian Larsson set up the opening goal, with Wernbloom heading his cross past Gabor Kiraly to end Hungary's resistance. Sweden doubled their lead when Wernbloom showed his strength in the air once again as Kim Kallstrom swung over a corner and the 24-year-old AZ Alkmaar forward headed against the bar before converting the rebound.
Group CItaly came from behind with two second-half goals to snatch a 2-1 win in Estonia in their opening qualifier. Antonio Cassano equalised on the hour mark before setting up Leonardo Bonucci three minutes later for the Azzurri's second. Sergei Zenjov had put Estonia ahead just past the half-hour mark and the home side were unlucky not to add to their advantage when Sander Puri's right-footed strike beat Italy goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu but hit the crossbar and stayed out. The result marked Italy's first win in 2010 and gave new coach Cesare Prandelli his maiden victory since replacing Marcello Lippi after the World Cup.
Cyprus stun Portugal in 4-4 draw as Spain, Holland and Germany winGroup AMiroslav Klose's goal was enough to give Germany a winning start to their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign in Brussels. The Bayern Munich striker scored six minutes into the second half as Joachim Low's side edged out Belgium 1-0 in Group A. In a tight game there were chances for both teams early on, but Belgium could not find a way past Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and paid the price. Germany scored with the first attack of the second half as Thomas Muller's ball found Klose for a simple finish. Turkey seized early control of the pool by cruising to a 3-0 victory in Kazakhstan.
Two goals in three minutes from Arda Turan and Hamit Altintop had them in command midway through the first half, and Nihat Kahveci made sure of the three points 14 minutes from time as coach Guus Hiddink made a winning start. Group BRussia and Slovakia both got their Euro 2012 qualifying campaigns off to winning starts in Group B with. Dick Advocaat's Russia indebted to Pavel Pogrebniak after the striker's double secured a 2-0 victory in Andorra. Filip Holosko's stoppage-time strike earned Slovakia a 1-0 victory over 10-man FYR Macedonia in Bratislava. Vladimir Weiss's side had the better of the chances but could not make the breakthrough until the 91st minute. By that time they had a man advantage after Vance Sikov had seen red for two bookable offences.
The 34-year-old Hamburg striker was overlooked for South Africa as the Oranje marched to the World Cup final, having come out of international retirement. Bert van Marwijk's side will play Finland on Tuesday, who suffered a 2-0 loss away to Moldova. Moldova took full advantage of the dismissal of former Liverpool captain Sami Hyypia to triumph at in Chisinau. Bayer Leverkusen defender Hyypia was sent off after 36 minutes for a professional foul on Viorel Frunza and Moldova made their visitors pay for their numerical disadvantage in the second half.
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Serbia started their campaign with a routine 3-0 victory over the Faroe Islands in Torshavn. Danko Lazovic set the Serbians on their way after 13 minutes and when captain Dejan Stankovic doubled their advantage from a free-kick five minutes later it looked like Brian Kerr's hosts could be in for a torrid evening. But Gunnar Nielsen, on loan at Tranmere from Manchester City, was beaten just once more – by Birmingham City's new signing Nikola Zigic in the 90th minute. Group DBosnia-Herzegovina enjoyed a 3-0 win over Luxembourg.
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