England once again disappointed in victory as Gareth Southgate's men stuttered against Lithuania in the final competitive match before next summer's World Cup.
Qualification for the finals in Russia may have been wrapped up with a game to spare, but there was only a modicum of positivity surrounding the Three Lions after Thursday's ponderous performance against Slovenia.
Southgate shouldered the responsibility and hoped to make amends with an entertaining display against Lithuania, yet Harry Kane's...
Scotland kept their World Cup hopes alive following their convincing 3-0 win over Lithuania in Vilnius.
Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong scored his first goal in dark blue with a header from a Leigh Griffiths corner in the 25th minute and new Liverpool signing Andy Robertson curled in a glorious second five minutes later at the LFF stadionas.
Midfielder James McArthur made it 3-0 from close range in the 72nd minute to clinch three valuable Group F points.
After seven fixtures, Gordon Strachan's...
Gordon Strachan will insist his Scotland squad are allowed to train on Lithuania's plastic pitch in the same conditions that will be used for Friday's crucial World Cup qualifier.
The Scots head to the LFF Arena in Vilnius to play their first ever full international clash on an artificial surface.
But Strachan knows from experience that an astroturf pitch can behave in a different manner depending on how much moisture is applied.
He was in charge of Celtic back in 2007 when they took on Spartak...
Germany survived a first-half wobble to defeat Azerbaijan 4-1 and maintain their 100 percent record in World Cup qualifying.
It seemed to be plain sailing for the 2014 winners when Andre Schurrle put the visitors ahead on 19 minutes, meeting Jonas Hector's pass to hit home, but Azerbaijan were soon back in it.
Dimitrij Nazarov's right-footed effort beat Bernd Leno to surprise the Group C heavyweights, but parity did not last long.
Schurrle found Thomas Muller and the Bayern Munich ace...