The Premiership is taking the day off in favor of some hot qualifying action for Euro 2008. But don't worry, many of your favorite British football stars still found a way to embarrass themselves.
Wales 1-5 Slovakia. Welsh goalkeeper Paul Jones was so excited about making his 50th cap today that he decided to make his head look absolutely ridiculous. Dennis Rodman saw that and said, "eh, that's a bit much." And if he would've just changed that 0 to a 1, and put a dash in between the numbers, he'd have had an accurate score prediction on the back of his head. Wales ended up getting pounded, and some Welsh barber wasted an awful lot of time.
Scotland 1-0 France. The old maxim "if it's not Scottish, it's crap," was proved true again today. The Scots are atop the Group B qualifying after their win over France today. The French actually had two goals in the net, but both were called back by offsides calls. Theirry Henry, continuing with his fine form this evening, bounced one off the post. France controlled the play for much of the day, but they couldn't capitalize, and Scottish defender Gary Caldwell buried them in the 67th minute.
England 0-0 Macedonia. Check out the mighty Macedonians, holding strong at Old Trafford. They gave England all they could handle today, limiting their chances, and narrowly missing a few of their own. Things had been going swimmingly for England under Steve McClaren to this point, but today, they were awful. Steven Gerrard picked up a second yellow card, too, so he won't be making the trip to Croatia on Wednesday.
European Championship Qualifying Scores [ESPN Soccernet]