The qualifiers for the World Cup in Qatar have entered their decisive phase. On Monday, they competed in Groups E, G, H and J. Poland will play their main match against Albania on Tuesday.
The first team to be promoted
The Germans had the most joy on Monday with their seventh victory in the eighth qualifying round. This time our western neighbors defeated North Macedonia. The players led by Hansi Flick began to score only after the break, but in the second half they clearly confirmed their superiority, eventually winning 4-0. Kai Havertz opened the scoring in the 50th minute. Then Timo Werner showed the double and Jamal Musiala scored the result in the end.
In other Group X matches, Iceland beat Liechtenstein 4-0 at home, while Romania beat Armenia 1-0 at home.
Such results mean that Germany two rounds before the end of the qualifying round have up to 8 points before the runners-up, and regardless of the results of the upcoming matches, they will not lose first place, and are rewarded with a direct promotion. Romania finished second in this group on Monday, one step ahead of North Macedonia and Armenia.
– Germany (DFB_Team_EN) October 11, 2021
The Croats were leaving the field in an even worse mood that day. The second team in the previous World Cup drew in front of its fans with Slovakia 2: 2. The hosts had to compensate for losses in this match twice. First, Andrej Kramaric responded to Ivan Schranz’s goal. Lukas Haraslin regained the lead for the Slovaks, but Luka Modric equalized. Croatia struggled to win until the end, even scoring a 3-2 goal, but it was canceled after the repeat was analyzed for offside.
Russia took advantage of the faltering deputies of the world champions. The away win with Slovenia 2:1 allowed her to leapfrog the Croats in the Group H table and rise to the top by two points. The other teams in this group have no chance of taking first and second places.
The favorites won the World Cup qualifiers on the other Monday. The Netherlands maintained their Group G lead after breaking 6-0 to Gibraltar. Norway beat the second, two points behind the “Orange” team, over Montenegro 2-0.
Nothing has changed in the standings of the Group E table. Also, the Czechs (2: 0 with Belarus) and the Welshman (1: 0 with Estonia) won their matches. Both teams are five points behind leaders Belgium, who lost 1:2 to Italy on Sunday in their struggle for third place in the League of Nations.
Direct promotion to the World Cup will be won by the winners of the qualifying groups. The second-placed teams will play in the play-offs for the right to play in the tournament.
After seven rounds, Poland ranks third in Group A. On Tuesday, it plays in Tirana against Albania, which occupies second place in the table and leads Poland by one point. England are in the lead and are undefeated in the qualifiers.
The results of Monday’s World Cup matches in the European region:
Belarus – Czech Republic 0: 2
Estonia – Wales 0:1
Latvia – Turkey 1: 2
Netherlands – Gibraltar 6-0
Norway – Montenegro 2: 0
Croatia – Slovakia 2: 2
Slovenia – Russia 1: 2
Cyprus – Malta 2: 2
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Islandia – Liechtenstein 4-0
North Macedonia – Germany 0: 4
Romania – Armenia 1-0
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