In pictures: last night's World Cup qualifiers

Columbia thrashed Copa American champions Uruguay 4-0 with Falcao opening the scoring. Photo: PA

Last night's World Cup qualifying matches were packed full of action - here's what happened, in pictures.

There was no easy passage for Thomas Mueller and Germany in Group C, as they struggled to a 3-0 victory over minnows the Faroe Islands. Credit: PA
Georgi Milanov celebrates as Bulgaria fought back twice from 1-0 and 2-1 down to hold Italy to a 2-2 draw. Credit: PA
Sod's law: goalkeeper Roy Carroll unpeels a piece of the Moscow pitch as Northern Ireland lost 2-0 to Fabio Capello's Russia. Credit: PA
Costa Rica's Randall Brenes, right, flips Israel Jimenez of Mexico, who eventually ran out 0-2 winners in San Jose. Credit: PA
You won't like me when I'm angry... skipper Lionel Messi gets tough as Argentina beat Paraguay 3-1. Credit: PA
Oranje squash: Robin van Persie opened the scoring as the Dutch beat Turkey 2-0. Credit: PA
'Run free, my beauties!' urges Venezuela manager Cesar Farias, although his team succumbed 2-1 to Peru. Credit: PA
Belgium and Tottenham defender Jan Vertongen blasts a goal past Wales in Belgium's 2-0 win. Credit: PA
John Terry holds back the emotion as the anthems played before England's 0-5 demolition of Moldova. Credit: PA