8 Sep 2011

Spain and Italy secure places in Euro2012

6:25 am on 8 September 2011

Spain and Italy have qualified for next year's European football Championship after wins on Wednesday.

World Cup holders Spain beat Liechtenstein 6-0 while Italy beat Slovenia 1-0 to become the second and third teams confirmed for the tournament in Poland and Ukraine next year.

Germany has already qualified.

The Netherlands maintained their 100% record in Group E by beating Finland 2-0, while of the other contenders France drew nil-all with Romania, and England closed in on a qualifying spot with another lacklustre result, a 1-0 win over Wales at Wembley.