Russian Women Thrash Macedonia

Moscow, Sep 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti): The Russian women's football team recorded a resounding 6-0 win away against Macedonia in a Euro 2013 qualifier.

The result keeps Russia in second place in Group I behind Italy and increases the team's chances of gaining the automatic spot for best runner-up, thus avoiding a play-off.

Natalia Shlyapina propelled Russia forward with a hat-trick, while Nelli Korovkina hit the target twice and Olesya Mashina also scored Saturday.

Russia's next and final group stage qualifier is at home to third-placed Poland Sep 19.


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