AIFF Navi Mumbai Academy win 5-0 against Super Division Team .

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All India Football Federation's Navi Mumbai Regional Academy breezed past Mumbai Super Division outfit Income Tax Sports Club 5-0 in a practice match at the Father Agnel Sports Complex in Vashi. The deadlock was broken barely seconds into the game when winger Rakesh Oram capitalised on a defensive lapse and crossed into the box for an ice-cool striker Stany Braganca to slot home.

The Academy boys made it 2-0 in the 32th minute. Midfielder Milan Basumatary made amends for a missed penalty a minute earlier with a delightful cross to the far post which was met by a thunderous half-volley by Oram. The winger doubled his tally three minutes later when he followed Robinson Singh's through ball, beat the off-side trap and placed it past the rival goalkeeper to make it 3-0.

Bidyananda Singh's tap-in at the stroke of half-time ensured that the boys went into the break with a comfortable 4-0 lead. The rout was completed in the 62nd minute by midfielder Hayden Fernandes. His powerful shot from around 40 yards left the keeper with no chance.

The game also marked the return of Suman Sarkar to competitive play after his knee surgery last month.

I-LEAGUE 21st ROUND: United SC and SALGAOCAR win while Churchill Brothers drew.

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(IL-I: R-21 ) 23.03.2013: ONGC   1-1   CHURCHILL BROS. ( DEL - FT..)
CB : STEVEN DIAS 48' :: ONGC : Beto (Self 62') :: MOM : Adeola (ONGC)
CB : Sandip, Denzil, Ravanan, Tamba, Raju Y, Dias, Lenny, Beto, Henry, Balan, Chettri.
ONGC : Rehnesh, Sachin, Parminder, Adeola, Robin, Waheed, Yusa, Sandip, Jatin, Lalmuan, Eric.
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(I-LEAGUE-I: ROUND-21 ) 23.03.2013: UNITED SIKKIM   0-1   UNITED SC ( GAN - FT...)
USC : Ranti Martins 28'
MOM : Ranti Martins
USK : Rakshit, Anwar, Sonam, Munmun, Avhishek, Asish, Thupden, Sahensha, Lineker, Pablo, Nurudeen..
USC: Subrata, sukhen, Bello, Chinta, Dhanachandra, James, Asif k, Lalkamal, Tapan, Vincent, Ranti.
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(I-LEAGUE-I: ROUND-21 ) 23.03.2013: SALGAOCAR   1-0   MUMBAI FC (GOA - FT)
SAL : Milagres Gonsalves 57'
SAL: Vinay, Fulgenco, Augustine, Gabriel, Nicolau, Luciano, Rocus, Francisco, John, Milagres, Brian
MFC: Barreto, Justine, Faizal, Haroon, Nicholas, Kima, Subhasm, Gabriel, Kuttimani, N,D.Opara, Yakubu.

GFA MEDIA: 58th minute Milagres Gonsalves goal proved to be the difference, as Salgaocar edged out Mumbai FC by a scoreline of 1-0, in an I-League encounter at the Duler Stadium in Goa.

Brazilian striker Josimar and goalkeeper Karanjit Singh were missing from the tie, as the Salgaocar duo picked up a red card each in their last match. Milagres Gonsalves was hence given a start in attack with Vinay Singh in goal, while skipper Luciano Sobrosa made his return to first team action.

On the other side, James Singh started on the bench after serving a one-match ban. Ghanian Yusif Yakubu and Nigerian ND Opara started as the two strikers for Mumbai FC.

Both the teams started off on the front foot, looking to gain an early advantage. Nicholas Rodrigues' free-kick was tipped above the bar by Salgaocar keeper Vinay Singh in the second minute, and at the other end it was Gabriel Obatola who sent his left-footer wide from around the edge of the box, after being set up in front of the Mumbai FC goal-mouth in the seventh minute.

The game progressed at a crawling pace in terms of chances created by either sides before a good bit of inter-play between Salgaocar's Milagres Gonsalves and Francis Fernandes saw the latter put in a cross, which was just about too high for Rocus Lamare in the 18th minute.

Meanwhile, Mumbai FC were seen creating more openings as the game progressed, but the visitors lacked creativity in the final third.

In the 40th minute, Obatola wasn't able to control Francis' pass, and Stephen intervened with a tackle, and the half-time score read 0-0. Both teams resumed the second half on a defensive note before David Booth's side eventually broke the deadlock in the 58th minute.

Fulgencio Cardozo's cross from the left came off Mumbai FC player Gabriel Fernandes' chest and Salgaocar striker Milagres Gonsalves was in the right place to slot home the rebound. Almost 20 minutes later, Mumbai FC had a chance to score the equaliser when substitute Jayesh Rane, who had replaced S. Kuttymani in the 70th minute, released Gabriel Fernandes on the right, whose cross was marginally out of reach for Yusif Yakubu on the far side.

Another substitute Evans Quao, who had replaced Opara in the 73rd minute, blasted a powerful grounder from about 30 yards out but it went straight to Salgaocar keeper Vinay Singh, who held on gratefully. That proved to be the last real chance for the away side, as the Goans took away all three points, and now have collected 23 points from 21 matches.

WORLD CUP 2014 Qualifier Matches: .

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World and Europe champion Spain held to a shock 1-1 draw by Finland on Tuesday. Sergio Ramos advances Spain in 49th minute in his 100th appearances for his country. But Teemu Pukki equalize in 78th minute. With this draw Spain goes to second position in Group I while France leading the group.

In another match Portugal made a 3-3 draw against Israel by making qualification look difficult .Bruno Alves gave them a second-minute lead, but Tomer Hemed, Eden Ben Basat and Null Gershon turned it around, only for Helder Postiga and Coentrao to even things up.

France beat Georgia in 3-1, Olivier Giroud's header advances the team. Mathieu Valbuena and Franck Ribery take the game in control before Alexander Kobakhidze got one back for the visitors.

England recorded their biggest World Cup qualifying win in history as they thrashed San Marino 8-0. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jermain Defoe, Ashley Young, Frank Lampard, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge and Defoe scored the goals for them with one own goal by Alessandro Della.

Germany looks like an unstoppable force in Group C as they made a easy win against Kazakhstan in 3-0 away with goals from Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mario Gotze and Thomas Muller.

Netherlands recorded their 13th consecutive World Cup qualifying victory, beating Estonia 3-0, to stay on course in Group D.Rafael van der Vaart, Robin van Persie and Ruben Schaken scored the goal for them..

Russia are still the leader with 12 points lead, but their match away to Northern Ireland was postponed until Saturday due to heavy snow.

Denmark got their first win with goals from Andreas Cornelius, Simon Kjaer and Niki Zimling defeating Czech Republic 3-0.

Here are all results:

Grp A

Croatia 2-0 Serbia
Scotland 1-2 Wales
Rep. of Macedonia 0-2 Belgium

Grp B

Czech Republic 0-3 Denmark
Bulgaria 6-0 Malta

Grp C

Kazakhstan 0-3 Germany
Sweden 0-0 Rep. of Ireland
Austria 6-0 Faroe Islands

Grp D

Holland 3-0 Estonia
Andorra 0-2 Turkey
Hungary 2-2 Romania

Grp E

Slovenia 1-2 Iceland
Norway 0-1 Albania
Grp F

Israel 3-3 Portugal
Luxembourg 0-0 Azerbaijan
Grp G

Liechtenstein 1-1 Latvia
Slovakia 1-1 Lithuania
Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-1 Greece

Grp H

San Marino 0-8 England
Moldova 0-1 Montenegro
Poland 1-3 Ukraine

Grp I

Spain 1-1 Finland
France 3-1 Georgia