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Lads back in World Cup qualifying action

Posted on 11 September 2012  - 12:38

Nine of our players step back into World Cup qualifying matches tonight.

Lads back in World Cup qualifying action

Jake Livermore has joined Jermain Defoe and Kyle Walker in the England squad to face Ukraine at Wembley Stadium.

JD was on target as the Three Lions made a fine start to their campaign in Group H with a 5-0 win at Moldova on Friday. That was his 17th goal in his 50th international.

Jan Vertonghen was also on target for Belgium against Gareth Bale's Wales on Friday night and he is joined by Mousa Dembele in the Belgian squad for the trip to Croatia in Group A.

After losing that opener in Cardiff, Gareth and Wales will look to get something out of their trip to Serbia.

Gylfi Sigurdsson and Iceland made a great start with a win over Norway in Group E and they now travel to Cyprus.

Hugo Lloris kept a clean sheet as France opened their campaign with a 1-0 win against Finland in Group I and he'll look for a repeat when France travel to Belarus.

In North, Central America and Caribbean qualfying, Clint Dempsey and the USA will look to bounce back from Friday's defeat against Jamaica when they face the same team in Columbus, Ohio in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Clint opened the scoring in Friday's match but Jamaica hit back for a 2-1 win.

It means the US are currently second in Group A of the third round of North, Central America and Caribbean qualifying, with the top two from three groups of four into the final qualifying round of six teams.

Elsewhere, Sandro was an unused substitute as Brazil hammered China 8-0 in a friendly on Monday night.