Spain, Germany and the Netherlands won Friday to maintain strong starts in qualifying for the 2012 European Championship, while rebuilding Italy drew 0-0 with Northern Ireland.
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Argentina survived a shaky qualifying World Cup campaign to earn South America's final automatic berth for next year's tournament, and Honduras, Switzerland and Slovakia also earned spots in the 32-nation field.
Argentina survived a shaky qualifying World Cup campaign to earn South America's final automatic berth for next year's tournament, and Switzerland and Slovakia gained Europe's final two guaranteed spots in the 32-nation field.
Switzerland and Slovakia earned Europe's final two automatic berths for next year's World Cup on Wednesday night, while Argentina tried to beat out Uruguay and Ecuador for South America's last certain spot in the 32-nation field.