WORLD CUP QUALIFIER

Hazard, Belgium lock up qualifying win

Belgium's Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring against Macedonia at King Badouin Staduim.
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Daniel Bode scored two minutes after coming on as Hungary earned a valuable 1-1 draw at Turkey.

Burak Yilmaz had given Turkey the lead eight minutes earlier, but Bode ensured honors were shared as both sides looked for a win to improve their playoff hopes.

Estonia won the battle of the minnows at the foot of the group with a routine 2-0 victory at home to Andorra. Goals either side of half time from Henri Anier and Joel Lindpere earned the hosts their second win in the pool. It doubled their points tally to six while their opponents remain without a single one.

Bulgaria, who reached 10 points with a 1-1 draw in Denmark. Stanislav Manolev gave the visitors the lead early in the second half at Parken but a Daniel Agger penalty secured a draw for Morten Olsen's men.

Bulgaria remain second, four points better off than their opponents whose World Cup hopes are now hanging by a thread.

Also in Group B, Matej Vydra kept the Czech Republic in the hunt for qualification with a well-taken brace to down Armenia 3-0 in Yerevan.

The Udinese striker, on loan at Watford, won the Championship player of the season award this week and celebrated by heading his country ahead two minutes after half time.

Vydra has impressed English fans with his performances in the second tier, where he has scored 20 goals, and his impressive 81st-minute strike was further evidence of the young Czech's burgeoning talent.

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Substitute Daniel Kolar then scored to rubberstamp a win that moves Michal Bilek's men on to eight points while Armenia remain in fifth place with three points.

Belgium maintained their narrow advantage over Croatia at the top of Group A after a 1-0 win over Macedonia. Eden Hazard struck the only goal just after the hour as Belgium followed up their 2-0 away win over Macedonia on Friday with another triumph.

That lifted them onto 16 points at the top of Group A but they only remain ahead of Croatia on goal difference after their rivals fought back from a goal down to beat Wales 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Yevhen Khacheridi earned Ukraine a 2-1 victory over Moldova in Group H but only after the visitors had nearly caused an upset in Odessa.

Alexandr Suvorov netted what turned out to be a consolation for the visitors but meant a tense finish to the qualifier for the home side, who also played out the final minutes with 10 men after losing Taras Stepanenko to a red card in stoppage time.

Robert Lewandowski scored two penalties as Poland bounced back from their defeat to Ukraine by thumping Group H minnows San Marino 5-0.

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The Borussia Dortmund striker netted twice from the spot either side of Lukasz Piszczek's close-range strike while Lukasz Teodorczyk and Jakub Kosecki were also on the scoresheet to complete an easy night's work for the hosts, who suffered their first defeat of the campaign against Ukraine on Friday.

San Marino, meanwhile, have predictably lost all six matches and have now shipped 29 goals in that time.

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