Russia clinched their place in Euro 2008 with a nervy 1-0 win over Group
E whipping boys Andorra after rivals England slumped to a 3-2 defeat at
home to already qualified Croatia on Wednesday.
Russia claimed the narrow win thanks to a 39th-minute header from striker
Dmitry Sychev but they made hard work of it, missing a penalty just before
halftime and playing the closing minutes with 10 men after the sending
off of striker Andrei Arshavin.
The win left Guus Hiddink's side in second place in the group behind Croatia,
a point ahead of England.
Defeat meant that Andorra lost all of their European champion qualifiers
for the second time in succession, scoring just two goals and conceding
42 in their 12 games.
European Championship Qualifying: Group E
Final - Estadi Comunal de Aixovall. Attendance: 1000