Euro 2012 qual. - France sneak in, joy for Sweden and Denmark
France qualified for the European Championship by the skin of their teeth after a contentious penalty gave them a 1-1 Group D draw at home to Bosnia-Herzegovina, while Sweden, Denmark, Russia and Greece also made it through.
GROUP A - Germany win group, Turkey in play-offs
Turkey secured a place in the play-offs as a Burak Yilmaz second-half goal earned Guus Hiddink's side a 1-0 win over Azerbaijan that gave them second place in Group A.
The Trabzonspor striker fired the ball into the net in the 60th minute after a through ball from substitute Selcuk Inan sent him clear.
Euro 2008 semi-finalists Turkey needed a win and to hope that Belgium did not win but, as the Belgians lost 3-1 to Germany, a draw would have been enough.
Turkey finish the campaign in second place with 17 points, behind Germany, who won all 10 of their games. Azerbaijan finished fifth in the six-team group on seven points.
Turkey looked the better side from the start, with Real Madrid midfielder Hamit Altintop sending several shots just wide of the Azeri goal during the first half.
They controlled the second half too and after Yilmaz made the breakthrough he was denied a second goal when his shot was well saved by Azeri keeper in the 84th minute.
Former champions Germany completed a perfect Euro 2012 qualifying campaign to claim their 10th win in as many matches and end Belgium's hopes.
Mesut Ozil and Andre Schuerrle struck late in the first half and Mario Gomez added another goal just after the restart, dashing Belgium's hopes of recording their first victory against Germany since 1954.
Marouane Fellaini pulled a goal back for the visitors after 86 minutes, but they finished third in the group.
Triple European champions Germany set a record by improving on the eight wins out of eight they notched in qualifying for the 1982 World Cup.
The hosts survived early pressure from Belgium but should have taken the lead on the half hour when Gomez was denied by keeper Simon Mignolet from close range.
Ozil, who did not play against Turkey, opened the scoring when he rifled the ball in from 19 metres on the half hour.
Three minutes later Schuerrle, starting instead of Lukas Podolski, chipped Mignolet to notch his fifth goal in 10 international appearances.
Bundesliga top scorer Gomez squandered another golden opportunity seconds before the break but the striker, who was also on target against Turkey, made amends three minutes into the second period after combining well with Ozil.
GROUP B: Russia top group, Ireland in play-offs
Russia secured a place in the Euro 2012 finals with a 6-0 thrashing of Andorra in their last qualifier to finish top.
Alan Dzagoyev, who scored the only goal in a pivotal 1-0 away win over Slovakia on Friday, led the way with a first-half double while Sergei Ignashevich and Roman Pavlyuchenko struck to make it 4-0 before the break.
The Russians, who needed only a draw against the rank outsiders Andorra to stay ahead of Ireland at the top of the group, added two more through Denis Glushakov and substitute Diniyar Bilyaletdinov after the interval.
CSKA Moscow forward Dzagoyev opened his account in the fifth minute and also fired a superb volley on the turn into the far corner just before half-time.
Defender Ignashevich headed an Andrei Arshavin free kick for Russia's second in the 26th minute before Pavlyuchenko made it 3-0 four minutes later.
It was Pavlyuchenko's 20th goal in 45 internationals while Glushakov scored his first for Russia just before the hour.
Bilyaletdinov completed the rout with a low strike six minutes after coming on for Igor Semshov.
Republic of Ireland came second in the group to move into the play-offs with a 2-1 home win over Armenia (click on link below photo for full report).
GROUP C - Italy win group, Estonia in play-offs
Slovenia beat Serbia 1-0 in their final Euro 2012 Group C qualifier to deny the visitors a place in the two-legged play-offs, which instead goes to Estonia, for the first time in the Baltic nation's history.
The result left Serbia, who missed a penalty in the match, third in the group on 15 points, one behind Estonia who finished their campaign on Friday with a 2-1 win in Northern Ireland.
Italy, who had won the group and qualified automatically with two games to spare, finished top with 26 points after a 3-0 home win over Northern Ireland.
Needing a win to leapfrog Estonia, the Serbs threw men forward from the kick off but were downed by a freak goal from Dare Vrsic on the stroke of halftime.
The midfielder floated a free kick from 40 metres into the penalty area and the ball bounced over the line off the underside of the bar after it caught keeper Bojan Jorgacevic stranded, too far off his line.
Both sides had missed several good chances in a lively first half, with Vrsic firing just over the bar from 20 metres while Milos Ninkovic skied a close-range shot over the bar after a sharp low cross from Aleksandar Kolarov.
Defender Nemanja Vidic missed Serbia's best chance to get back into the match in the 65th minute, allowing keeper Jasmin Handanovic to easily smother his feeble penalty after Kolarov was hauled down by centre back Marko Suler.
The Slovenia keeper produced another fine save when he kept out a Milos Krasic volley, while Tim Matavz shot just wide after a good solo run at the other end.
GROUP D - France win group, Bosnia in play-offs (click on link below photo for full report).
France qualified for the European Championship in controversial fashion after a contentious penalty gave them a 1-1 Group D draw at home to Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The visitors had led since the 40th minute thanks to a wonderful goal by Edin Dzeko and were on the brink of a historic first qualification for a major tournament.
That gave Les Bleus the point they needed to top the group and send the Balkan nation into the play-offs.
GROUP E: Sweden clinch best runner-up spot
Striker Ola Toivonen scored the winner as Sweden beat the Netherlands 3-2 to qualify automatically for the Euro 2012 finals as best group runners-up.
The Dutch had already qualified, winning nine qualifiers on the trot to secure top spot in Group E.
Toivonen, who plays for PSV Eindhoven in the Dutch championship, scored the decisive goal in the 53rd minute and Sweden held on after withstanding heavy pressure from the visitors.
Kim Kallstrom fired the hosts ahead on 14 minutes when he curled a free kick into the top corner but Klaas-Jan Huntelaar equalised nine minutes later, heading home past a static Andreas Isaksson in the Swedish goal.
Dirk Kuyt then put the Dutch ahead when he nodded home early in the second half but Sweden hitback immediately with a two-goal burst.
GROUP F - Greece win group, Croatia in play-offs
Striker Angelos Charisteas scored a late winner on his international comeback to send Greece to the Euro 2012 finals as Group F winners after a hard-earned 2-1 victory over Georgia.
Greece scored twice in the final 11 minutes after David Targamadze had fired the hosts into a 19th minute lead.
Substitute Giorgos Fotakis levelled for the 2004 European champions on 79 minutes from long range and Charisteas struck five minutes from time on his return to the squad for the first time since the 2010 World Cup.
Greece, who finished the group unbeaten in their 10 games, end with 24 points with Croatia second on 22 following their 2-0 home win over Latvia.
Greece are now unbeaten in 16 games since coach Fernando Santos took over from Otto Rehhagel in July 2010.
Following their 2-0 win over Croatia in Athens on Friday, Greece needed simply to avoid defeat but they fell behind after making a lethargic start.
Dimitris Salpingidis gave a away a cheap free-kick close to the left touch-line with a foul on Levan Mchedlidze and Targamadze whipped over an inswinging dead-ball which curled past keeper Alexandros Tzorvas.
The goal sparked Greece to life, however, and home keeper Nukri Revishvili twice denied the visitors, saving from Kostas Katsouranis and Loukas Vintra.
Greece almost fell 2-0 behind at the start of the second half but left-back Nikos Spiropoulos cleared off the line from a corner.
Santos replaced the labouring Alexandros Tziolis with Fotakis 11 minutes into the second half and the midfielder pulled Greece level, drilling home from 20 yards via a slight deflection off Georgia defender Aleksandr Amisulashvili.
Charisteas, the man who scored the winning goal in the Euro 2004 final, then put the game to bed in the 85th minute with a clinical low, right-footed finish from just inside the penalty area following an assist from Katsouranis.
The final whistle sparked jubilant scenes among the Greece players who gathered in a circle in the centre of the pitch to celebrate.
GROUP G: Already settled - England top, Montenegro in play-offs
GROUP H: Denmark win group, Portugal in play-offs
Denmark reached Euro 2012 with an impressive 2-1 win over Portugal which condemned the visitors to a place in next month's play-offs.
Denmark started strongly as Michael Silbarbauer tipped Christian Eriksen's free kick into keeper Rui Patricio's goal but his effort was ruled out for a foul.
The home side, who won the 1992 European title, only had to wait until the 13th minute to go ahead, however, when midfielder Michael Krohn-Dehli cut in and fired a curling shot past Patricio.
Portugal struggled to overcome Denmark's possession but they lacked aggression, looked vulnerable at set pieces and long balls and rarely threatened.
Denmark's second came when veteran forward Dennis Rommedahl punished Portugal on the break, racing past left back Eliseu on the right wing to square for a simple tap-in by Nicklas Bendtner on 63 minutes.
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, ineffective throughout, scored a consolation with a trademark dipping free kick at the start of stoppage time but it was too late for the visitors who will go into the playoffs.
Ronaldo's low shot was well held by Thomas Sorensen on 38 minutes and moments later Nani could have levelled but his shot went just over Sorensen's bar in two rare moments of danger inside Denmark's box.
Ten minutes into the first half Nani jinked past two defenders on the right and layed the ball off for Carlos Martins whose left-foot shot inside the box was safely caught by Sorensen.
Portugal lacked speed in attack and were shaky at the back throughout, struggling with the Danes' physical game and acute tactical organisation.
Denmark's second came when veteran Dennis Rommedahl punished Portugal on the break, racing past left back Eliseu on the right wing to square for a simple tap-in by Bendtner on 63 minutes.
The Danes could have added a third but were wasteful in attack with both Bendtner and Rommedahl missing good chances before Ronaldo's consolation.
GROUP I: Czech Republic in play-offs
Czech Republic qualified for the Euro 2012 play-offs at Scotland's expense after a 4-1 win at Lithuania.
Scotland had an unlikely task in facing world and European champions Spain, who had already won the group: that match finished 3-1 to the Spanish in Alicante (click on link below photo for full report).
The Czechs, meanwhile, simply had to claw back the one-point deficit on Scotland and did so in style, two goals apiece from Michal Kadlec and Jan Rezek giving them a comfortable win despite going down to 10 men. Darvydas Sernas pulled one back from the spot for the hosts.
Full list of nations qualified for Euro 2012: Poland, Ukraine, Germany, Russia, Italy, France, Netherlands, Greece, England, Denmark, Spain, Sweden
Full list of nations to contest Euro 2012 play-offs: Turkey, Republic of Ireland, Estonia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Czech Republic, Croatia, Montenegro, Portugal