Defending champions Spain and fellow European giants Italy secured their places at Euro 2012 on Tuesday. Spain eased to a 6-0 win at home to minnows Liechtenstein to make it six wins out of six.
Spain's Cesc Fabregas in action during Tuesday's Euro Qualifier against Liechtenstein in Spain. Pic/Getty Images
Alvaro Negredo and David Villa netted two goals each, with Xavi Hernandez and Sergio Ramos making up the balance. Meanwhile, Italy left it late to gain a 1-0 home win over an unimpressive Slovenia, Gianpaulo Pazzini coming on as a substitute to score with five minutes remaining in front of a pitiful crowd of just 18,000.
They join Germany, beaten finalists last time, as the three countries to have qualified by right so far joining co-hosts Ukraine and Poland.
Other key results: lFinland 0-2 Netherlands lRomania 0-0 France lScotland 1-0 Lithuania lSan Marino 0-5 Sweden