Uefa European Football Championship
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.
France's recovery from a humiliating World Cup finally began with a first win in European Championship qualifying on Tuesday night, while Germany and the Netherlands earned their second straight victories.
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Karim Benzema and Florent Malouda scored second-half goals to give France a much needed 2-0 win at Bosnia-Herzegovina on Tuesday night as the visitors recovered from their stumbling start to 2012 European Championship qualifying.
BASEL, Switzerland - Wayne Rooney put aside the embarrassing headlines back home to score the opening goal for England in a 3-1 victory over Switzerland on Tuesday night in a European Championship qualifier.