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September 7, 2010 5:38 PM

International roundup: France finally wins in Euro qualifying

LONDON — France's recovery from a humiliating World Cup finally began with a first win in European Championship qualifying on Tuesday, while Germany and the Netherlands earned second straight victories. The French had begun with a shock loss in Group D to Belarus on Friday, but Karim Benzema and Florent Malouda fired them to a 2-0 victory at Bosnia-Herzegovina. Italy and England also put miserable World Cup campaigns behind them by making it two wins out of two on the road to Euro 2012.

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