International round-up: Northern Ireland miss chance to make up ground
Wednesday 30 March 2011
Robin Van Persie's injury jinx struck again last night as the Arsenal forward limped off with a knee injury after scoring for the Netherlands in their 5-3 victory over Hungary in Amsterdam.
Van Persie will be a doubt for Arsenal's Premier League game at home to Blackburn on Saturday and his injury marred a thrilling Dutch victory sealed by two late Dirk Kuyt goals.
Northern Ireland's Euro 2012 qualification prospects suffered a major blow as they drew 0-0 with Slovenia at Windsor Park. A victory would have put Nigel Worthington's side level on points with second-placed Serbia, who drew 1-1 with Estonia, but they produced a disappointing display. "A draw was a fair result," the striker Warren Feeney said. "We have only been beaten once in the group and are not out of it."
The Republic of Ireland lost 3-2 at home to Uruguay in a friendly, Germany were surprisingly beaten at home 2-1 by Australia and 10-man Italy won 2-0 against Ukraine. In another Euro 2012 qualifier, holders Spain won 3-1 in Lithuania.
Actors star in Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight'
It scooped up an unprecedented 11 Academy Awards when it was first remade in 1959
Olympic diver has made his modelling debut for Adidas
...and the perfect time to visit them
Latest in Sport
Manchester United official team photo: Antonio Valencia and Anderson pull the funniest faces
Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt, including Danny Welbeck must be more clinical and Hector Bellerin debut
Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal player ratings: How did Ozil and Welbeck do in Germany?
Colombian women's cycling team kit that makes wearer appear naked is branded 'unacceptable' by UCI president
Liverpool 2 Ludogorets 1 player ratings
- 1 iPhone 6 review: bigger, thinner, faster, brighter - Apple proves you can make the best better
- 2 Sports Direct security guard allegedly banned Jewish schoolboys and told them: 'No Jews, no Jews'
- 3 Watch a man race the Circle line - and win
- 4 Pakistani passenger power forces two politicians off plane