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Holland see off Finland; Hungary triumph; Sweden stroll

Last Updated: 06/09/11 10:25pm

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Strootman: On target for Holland in victory over Finland

Strootman: On target for Holland in victory over Finland

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Holland saw off Finland 2-0 to come away with another three points to move to the brink of qualification for Euro 2012.

Days after thrashing San Marino 11-0, the Dutch had to rely on a goal from Kevin Strootman and a 93rd-minute strike from Luuk de Jong.

Finland were reduced to 10 men for the final half an hour as Perparim Hetemaj collected two yellow cards.

With the Dutch beginning the night six points clear of Sweden, they now look all but assured of a place for next summer's tournament.

The Dutch had set a new record in their rout of San Marino, with the scoreline emphasising why they have moved to the number one ranking in the world.

Gergely Rudolph struck again to maintain Hungary's realistic hopes of claiming a play-off spot with a 2-0 victory against Moldova.

Rudolph, who fired a last-gasp winner to sink group rivals Sweden on Friday, netted seven minutes from time to wrap up a routine win for his side over minnows Moldova.

Vilmos Vanczak had settled nerves with a seventh-minute opener for the Hungarians.

Sweden left it late before scoring five goals inside the final 30 minutes to beat 10-man San Marino in Serravalle.

The sides were surprisingly well-matched until San Marino defender Davide Simoncini was sent off for a second bookable offence early in the second half.

Sweden were ahead 10 minutes later through Kim Kallstrom and never looked back as Christian Wilhelmsson scored a brace and Martin Olsson and Tobias Hysen grabbed a goal each.

The visitors did create more chances in the first half but rarely did they test Federico Valentini in the San Marino goal.

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