Scotland's hope of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup came alive on Friday as they thrashed Lithuania 3-0 at the LFF Stadium, Vilnius. In Europe, Germany extended their lead in Group C as they edge Czech Republic 2-1, while San Marino was humbled at home in the hands of Northern Ireland. Here's a quick summary of these UEFA World Cup Qualifying matches that went down:

Lithuania 0, Scotland 3

Scotland's chances of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup came alive as they humbled Lithuania 3-0. Goals from Stuart Armstrong (25'), Andy Robertson (30') and James McArthur (72') ensured Gordon Strachan's side seal a vital victory and to have their supporters dreaming of Russia 2018 again.

It was a well-deserved victory for Scotland as they completely outplayed Lithuania in front of their own home ground at the LFF Stadium in Vilnius. Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths was honored Man of the Match. With this result, Scotland is now third on eleven points, while Lithuania is fifth with five points.

Scotland will be hoping for another win when they face Malta on September 4, while Lithuania will hit the road to take on Slovenia the same day.

Czech Republic 1, Germany 2

Czech Republic seemingly appeared to have taken control of the encounter as Vladimir Darida's brilliant finish gave the host the early lead but the Germans had other ideas and came from behind to snatch a vital away three points at the Eden Arena.

Thanks to Mats Hummel and Tino Werner, who were on target for Germany. With this result, Germany is at the summit of Group C with twenty-one point, while the Czech Republic is third with nine points.

Germany will be hoping to extend their winning streaks to eight matches when they play hosts to Norway on September 4 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, while the Czech Republic will be traveling to Belfast to take on Northern Ireland the same day.

San Marino 0, Northern Ireland 3

Northern Ireland stepped an inch closer to securing a place in the play off berth as they walloped San Marino 3-0 at the San Marino Stadium in Serravalle on Friday. All three goals came within twenty minutes through Josh Magennis, who scored twice and Steve Davis. San Marino was barely in the match.

The home team were less dominant and showed no hunger to score a goal. San Marino is yet to win a game in the World Cup qualifiers. Win this result, Northern Ireland is second with sixteen points, while San Marino is bottom with no point earned so far.

Northern Ireland will now take on the Czech Republic on September 4, while Group C minnows San Marino will slog it out with Azerbaijan at the National Stadium in Baku.