Scotland, Denmark Open World Cup Qualifying With Home Ties

Scotland and Denmark both played 0-0 ties at home in their opening European qualifying matches for the 2014 soccer World Cup.

Scotland drew with Serbia at Hampden Park in Glasgow in a Group A match, while Denmark and the Czech Republic finished goalless in Copenhagen.

Last night, Belgium beat Wales 2-0 and Croatia defeated Macedonia 1-0 in Group A matches, while Armenia defeated Malta 1-0 and Bulgaria and Italy played a 2-2 tie in Group B.

The next round of European matches will be played Sept. 11. Among the 24 schedule games, world champion Spain begins its qualifying campaign by visiting Georgia.

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