Steven Gerrard opened the scoring for England after 51 minutes in their World Cup qualifier against Azerbeijan at St James’ Park. Jamie Carragher was on the bench, but was not used – final score 2-0. In the same group Jerzy Dudek kept another clean sheet as Poland beat Northern Ireland 1-0.
Milan Baros played the first hour for the Czech Republic in their 4-0 away win to Andorra. He made it two in two games during the international break, scoring the second goal for the Czechs on 40 minutes.
Meanwhile, Liverpool’s on-loan midfielder Alou Diarra, the man who’s never pulled on the red shirt, played from the start for France in their 1-1 away draw against Isreal.
John Arne Riise played for Norway in their goalless qualifier away to Moldova.
* Luis Garcia wasn’t selected for Spain in their World-Cup Qualifier.