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Hungary boss Egervori quits after Dutch humiliation

Hungary manager Sandor Egervori had his offer of resignation accepted after his side's 8-1 loss to Holland.

Egervori's men were well placed to qualify for the World Cup play-offs prior to the clash, starting the night in second, but they ended it wounded and in fourth.

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Italy and Holland book places in Brazil

Italy and Holland became the first European teams to book their places at next summer's World Cup finals.

Italy had to come from behind to seal their place with two games to spare after former Lazio frontman Libor Kozak fired Czech Republic ahead after 19 minutes in Turin.

Giorgio Chellini headed the Azzurri level on 52 minutes, when Petr Cech failed to deal with a corner, before Mario Balotelli stroked home the winning penalty moments later.

Robin van Persie sent Holland through to Brazil with a second-half double in a 2-0 win over Andorra.

After Turkey beat Romania 2-0 in Bucharest earlier in the evening, the Dutch knew victory would be enough to confirm their place in the World Cup finals.

Van Gaal blames draw on tiredness

Kevin Strootman and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored as Holland and Portugal drew 1-1. Credit: PA

Louis van Gaal felt his Holland players tired during their draw with Portugal.

"In the first half we created as many chances as Portugal did," he said.

"After the break we had possession and played very badly. We could not hold the ball and we saw the candle going out with some of the guys."

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Chelsea youngster eye Brazil

Patrick van Aanholt believes playing in the Eredivisie again this season will enhance his chances of making the Holland squad for the World Cup.

I want to go to the World Cup, that's why I did not consider going to an English club.

At Vitesse it will be better for my image with the coach (Van Gaal).

I don't know what my standing is with him but it is clear that if you perform you are rewarded with a chance.

– Chelsea defender Patrick van Aanholt speaking to AD

From the archive: Holland v Cyprus chaos

Ruud Gullit shouts in the smoke. Credit: PA

Holland won the qualifier against Cyprus 8-0 in Rotterdam, but the result was eventually annulled after the Cyrpus goalkeeper Andreas Charitou was struck by an object thrown from the crow. The home side went on to win the rearranged game 4-0.

Cyprus goalkeeper Andreas Charitou goes down injured after being hit by a firework. Credit: PA

Isco on target

Isco scored Spain's second against the Netherlands. Credit: PA

Spain saw off Netherlands in the Under-21 European Championships, thanks to goals from Alvaro Morata, Manchester City target Isco and a last-minute strike from Alvaro Vasquez.

The Spaniards will now face Norway in the semi-finals.

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