#FIFAWWC: Qualifying Round-Up

Russia came from behind to win 6-1 in Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Photo: rfu.ru)

Russia recovered from an own-goal to win 6-1 away, while there also victories for Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine but a draw between Austria and Serbia.

Ahead of tonight’s clash between England and Wales, Russia claimed their first win in the group at the third attempt by hitting Bosnia and Herzegovina 6-1 away. However, an own-goal by goalkeeper Elvira Todua gave the hosts a fifth-minute lead, before Elena Danilova and Maria Galay struck to send Russia in 2-1 up at half-time. Elena Morozova converted a penalty and Nadezhda Smirnova scored either side of a second for Danilova.

Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-6 Russia  – match highlights

Switzerland made it five straight wins in Group 2, as they became the first team to take points off Scotland, with a Lara Dickenmann goal on 32 minutes.

Sweden have won all their three games to date in Group 4, the latest being a 4-1 success in Hungary. Caroline Seger and Sofia Jakobsson fired Sweden 2-0 up in 25 minutes and although Fanni Vágó halved the defict on 63 minutes, Stina Blackstenius and substitute Mimmi Larsson both added late goals.

Ukraine are 2 points behind the Swedes, following a 3-0 victory away to Croatia. Malea Bošnjak conceded an own-goal before Tetyana Kozyrenko bagged a seven-minute brace by half time. The match saw 8 yellow cards shown, 6 of those for Croatia.

Austria missed out on the chance to join Group 7 leaders Spain on 9 points, when held 1-1 at home by Serbia. Marija Radojičić did give Serbia the lead 5 minutes in but Aleksandra Lazarević put through her own goal to level the scores on 32 minutes.