Germany routed Austria 6-2 to become the first team to qualify for Euro 2012.

Top-ranked Netherlands routed San Marino 11-0 in its biggest win to move a step closer to the finals on Friday.

Real Madrid playmaker Mesut Oezil's two goals and others scored by Miroslav Klose, Lukas Podolski, Andre Schurrle and Mario Gotze sealed the free-scoring Germans' eighth straight win in qualifying, giving them an insurmountable lead in Group A.

The Dutch are on the brink of joining them in the field in Ukraine and Poland. Arsenal striker Robin van Persie's four-goal haul and two each from Wesley Sneijder and Klaas Jan Huntelaar preserved the team's perfect record and pulled it six points ahead in Group E.

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