Portugal and France kept alive their hopes of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup finals with morale-boosting victories on Saturday night. Both star-studded teams had faced the miserable prospect of missing out on going to South Africa following poor results up until now.
Ukraine claimed a 1-0 victory over 10-man England which boosted their hopes of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa via the playoffs. The victory on Saturday saw Ukraine move a point ahead of Croatia into second place in Group Six, and a win in their final game against Andorra will put them into the playoffs.
Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that winger Cristiano Ronaldo has been ruled out of his side’s La Liga clash with Sevilla on Sunday with an ankle injury.