In a competitive group Russia will be the bookies' favourites to advance with a struggle for second place between Ireland and Slovakia. Macedonia are tough opponents at home, while Andorra and Armenia are the whipping boys in the group.
Slovakia 1 v Macedonia 0
Armenia 0 v Republic of Ireland 1
Substitute Keith Fahey scored his first international goal to give the Republic of Ireland the points in Yerevan.
Andorra 0 v Russia 2
A Pavel Pogrebnyak brace was too much for Andorra and gave coach Dick Advocaat his first competitive win for the Russians.
Russia 0 v Slovakia 1
Russia slumped to a shock home defeat in Moscow as Miroslav Stoch's goal proved decisive in a rear-guard action.
Republic of Ireland 3 v Andorra 1
Kevin Kilbane, Kevin Doyle and Robbie Keane were all on target in the Dublin Arena. Cristian Martínez replied for the visitors.
FYR Macedonia 2 v Armenia 2
Yura Movsisyan gave Armenia the lead only for Mario Gjurovski to level within a minute Edgar Manucharyan appeared to have won it for the visitors in added time, but Il?o Naumoski claimed a dramatic draw from the penalty spot.
Republic of Ireland 2 v Russia 3
Russia held on to beat the Irish at Aviva Stadium after taking a three goal lead with strikes from Alexander Kerzhakov, Alan Dzagoev and a deflected Roman Shirokov effort. Ireland hit back with a Robbie Keane penalty and a goal from Shane Long but it was too little, too late for the men in green.
Armenia 3 v Slovakia 1
Second-half goals from Gevorg Ghazaryan and Henrik Mkhitaryan powered Armenia to a win over Slovakia, who levelled at 1-1 through a goal from Rangers' Vladimír Weiss.
Andorra 0 v FYR Macedonia 2
Il?o Naumoski and Van?e Šikov were on target for the visitors.
Slovakia 1 v Republic of Ireland 1
Sean St Ledger and Jan Durica shared first half goals in this stalemate in Zilica.
FYR Macedonia 0 v Russia 1
In Skopke, Aleksandr Kherzakov scored in the first half and keeper Igor Akinfeev saved a penalty.
Armenia 4 v Andorra 0
Four different scorers on target in Yerevan.
Republic of Ireland 2 v FYR Macedonia 1
First half goals from Aiden McGeady and Robbie Keane gave Ireland the lead before Ivan Trickovski replied in the 25th minute.
Armenia 0 v Russia 0
Stalemate in Yerevan as Russia surrender top spot.
Andorra 0 v Slovakia 1
Filip Sebo scored the only goal of the game in the first half at Estadi Comunal.
Russia 3 v Armenia 1
Spurs' striker Roman Pavlyuchenko bags a hat-trick.
Slovakia 1 v Andorra 0
FYR Macedonia 0 v Republic of Ireland 2
Robbie Keane's double sees Ireland joint top.
Russia 1 v FYR Macedonia 0
Republic of Ireland 0 v Slovakia 0
Goalless in Dublin Arena.
Andorra 0 v Armenia 3
Russia 0 v Republic of Ireland 0
Ireland defend desperately for a draw in Moscow.
Slovakia 0 v Armenia 4
Armenia leapfrog Slovakia with a crushing away win in Zilina.
FYR Macedonia 1 v Andorra 0
Slovakia 0 v Russia 1
Armenia 4 v FYR Macedonia 1
Andorra 0 v Republic of Ireland 2
Russia 6 v Andorra 0
Republic of Ireland 2 v Armenia 1
Ireland scrape into the play-offs thanks to a sending off, an own goal and a Richard Dunne header. Armenia can consider themselves unlucky, especially with the red card for their goalkeeper.
FYR Macedonia 1 v Slovakia 1
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