Football: Czechs beat San Marino 7:0


Milan Baroš struck four times to help the Czech Republic give their World Cup qualification hopes a lift with a 7-0 win over San Marino on Wednesday. Václav Svěrkoš scored two and Tomáš Necid bagged one to complete a victory that leaves the Czechs with 12 points from eight matches in Group Three and still with a chance of qualification. Slovakia top the group with 16 points from seven games heading into their match away to second-placed Northern Ireland, who have 14 points from eight games. Poland and Slovenia are also in the running in a tight group, with only the winners qualifying for South Africa 2010 directly.