COLOGNE, Germany -- Germany sealed a spot at next year's World Cup with an assured 3-0 win over Ireland on Friday.
Sami Khedira opened the scoring with a deflected shot in the 12th minute, Andre Schuerrle scored in the 58th after Toni Kroos scooped the ball over the Irish defence, and Mesut Ozil completed the scoring on his 50th appearance in injury time.
The hosts should have scored more but found Irish goalkeeper David Forde in excellent form.
Sweden finished second with a game to spare in Group C after Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored late for a 2-1 win over Austria in Stockholm. Austria finished the game with 10 men.
Earlier, the Faeroe Islands drew 1-1 at home against Kazakhstan in a game that had no bearing on qualifying.