Joan Edmundsson

By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter

Tim Krul's Holland have one foot in Poland and the Ukraine next summer, after an 11-0 win over San Marino all but guaranteed their participation in the European Championships.

Holland have now won all seven of their qualifying games and are certain to finish in the top two of their group after the biggest win in their history in Eindhoven on Friday.

Krul, who had started Holland's last two internationals, was an unused substitute as San Marino failed to register a shot on target to test Maarten Stekelenburg in the Oranje goal.

Yohan Cabaye's chances of playing in the European Championships were also boosted as France opened up a three-point lead at the top of their group with a 2-1 win in Albania, although the United man stayed on the bench throughout.

One United player who won't be playing in Euro 2012 is Joan Edmundsson, whose Faroe Islands side remain bottom of their group, but it was not for the want of trying against Italy.

After Antonio Cassano's early goal, Edmundsson's team ran the Azzurri close. twice hitting the woodwork at their tiny 6,000 capacity Tórsvøllur stadium.

Edmundsson himself - who scored the first goal of the entire qualification campaign against Estonia 13 months ago - shot just over the bar and played the full 90 minutes.

Jonas Gutierrez was an unused substitute on his return to the Argentina squad as they beat Venezuela 1-0 in a friendly match in Calcutta.

And Shane Ferguson played for 77 minutes as Northern Ireland under-21s lost 1-0 in Serbia.