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Football: England Defeats Wales, Scotland Loses to Norway - 2004-10-09

England has defeated Wales, 2-0, while Scotland lost to Norway in first round qualifying matches for the 2006 World Cup football tournament in Germany.

David Beckham scored a goal for England, but was later shown a yellow card for a foul and will have to miss England's next qualifier against Azerbaijan on Wednesday. Beckham had a previous yellow card from a match against Austria last month.

Meanwhile, Norway scored a 1-0 win over Scotland on Steffen Iversen's 55th minute penalty kick. In group one, Finland scored a 3-1 win over Armenia.

Russia defeated Luxembourg, 4-0, Sweden downed Hungary, 3-0 and the Czech Republic defeated Romania, 1-0.

In African qualifying, Botswana beat Kenya, 2-1, in a second stage qualifier. Rwanda and Algeria played to a 1-1 draw and Malawi and Tunisa tied, 2-2.