Italy get World Cup campaign off with a win

Italy got their World Cup campaign off to a flying start with a 3-1 win against Israel.

The Republic of Ireland laboured to a 2-2 draw in Serbia.

Spain got a perfect start to their qualifying campaign with an 8-0 hammering of hapless Liechtenstein.

Iceland,  heros of the Euro 2-16, could only draw 1-1 with Ukraine.