10 interesting stats from Tuesday’s UEFA World Cup qualifiers

0 – Andorra are the only European nation not to have scored in this qualifying campaign. San Marino scored their first goal of qualifying on Tuesday in a 5-1 home loss to Poland.

2 – Italy and the Netherlands are the only two European nations to qualify for the 2014 World Cup heading into the final month of group games in October.

4 – Group H is the only group in which four different countries can still win the group (England, Ukraine, Montenegro & Poland).

6 – Mesut Özil’s penalty during Germany’s 3-0 win over the Faroe Islands was the Arsenal midfielders 6th goal of qualifying. Özil is now Germany’s top scorer during this campaign and only Bosnia and Herzegovina striker Edin Džeko has scored more goals in the UEFA section.

18 – Italy have qualified for their 18th World Cup. Only Brazil (20) have participated in more World Cup’s than the Azzurri.

20 – Mario Balotelli has scored all 20 penalties he has taken in his career. The AC Milan converted his 4th for the Italian national team that proved to be the winner against the Czech Republic and the goal that confirmed Italy’s qualification to the 2014 World Cup.

38 – Robin van Persie’s brace versus Andorra has taken the Manchester United striker up to 38 goals for the Netherlands, two behind the country’s all-time top goalscorer Patrick Kluivert.

100 – Frank Lampard became the eighth player to join the England Century club when he started the match in Ukraine. The Chelsea midfielder made his debut for the Three Lions 14 years ago.

136 – Gianluigi Buffon tied Fabio Cannavaro’s Italian national team record of 136 caps when he played in Italy’s 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic.

1100 – Andorra have gone 1,100 days since last scoring in a competitive fixture.