16. November 2021
Ten out of 13 tickets are awarded in Europe
There is defending champion France
European champions Italy and Portugal must tremble with Cristiano Ronaldo
The last two group match days in UEFA qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ have been completed. The first ten players in the group have tickets to the World Cup.
Qualified for Qatar 2022™:
Belgium, Denmark, Germany, England, France, Croatia, Switzerland, Serbia, Spain
The ten second-placed teams and the two best-placed teams in the UEFA Nations League are allowed to advance to the play-off round and play for the remaining three places for the World Cup in Qatar.
In play-off games:
Italy, North Macedonia, Austria (UEFA Nations League), Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, Czech Republic (UEFA Nations League), Turkey, Ukraine, Wales
fifa.com Here’s a look at what happened over the last two match days across the groups.
After a goalless draw against the Republic of Ireland on the last day of the match against Serbia, Portugal would have also been good enough to qualify for the World Cup directly. But Aleksandr Mitrovic put the Serb 2-1 ahead in the 90th minute. This means Portugal has not won a World Cup qualifier on home soil for the first time since October 2013.
Qualified: Serbia Play-off: Portugal
With Zlatan Ibrahimovic back in the starting line-up, the Swede made a slip in Georgia. With a 2–0 defeat, Sweden lost the championship lead to Spain, which was won by a penalty from Pablo Sarabia in Greece. That’s why Sweden had to be defeated on the last day of the performance in Spain. it red To Win. However, it did not come to fruition, as lvaro Morata, who played his 50th game for Spain that evening, scored a 1–0 breakthrough with his own goal in the 86th minute and secured a ticket to the World Cup. Spain has been able to qualify for the World Cup finals since 1978.
Qualifying: Spain. Play-offs: Sweden
Not again! Italian fans would probably think so. Defending European champions Italy lost the table lead and straight World Cup tickets, with two draws against Switzerland and Northern Ireland in the last two match days. Switzerland, on the other hand, are celebrating their fifth consecutive World Cup qualification after a 4-0 win against Bulgaria on the last day of the match. Nati goalkeeper Yan Sommer also played a special role in this. Like in the first leg, Jorginho failed with a penalty. In Rome in the 90th minute when the score was 1:1, the Italian hit Sommer’s goal.
Qualified: Switzerland Play-off: Italy
Kylian Mbappe scored four times in France’s 8–0 win against Kazakhstan and secured the participation of the world champions in Qatar 2022™ with a match day. four goals in a game for blues Just Fontaine last finished third against Germany at the 1958 World Cup, while the play-offs between Ukraine and Finland were fiercely contested until the end. Ukraine won against Bosnia-Herzegovina and took advantage of Finland’s loss to France.
Qualified: France. Play-off: Ukraine
The leaders of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking Belgium secured their ticket to the World Cup with a 3–1 win against Estonia the day before their qualification ended. Welsh superstar Gareth Bale celebrated his 100th appearance with a 5-1 win against Belarus. 1:1 against later red Devils Belgium should be good enough for second place from Wales. One point ahead of the Czech Republic, who have secured a play-off spot thanks to their rank in the UEFA Nations League.
Qualified: Belgium Play-off: Wales and Czech Republic
The place in the sun and the associated direct World Cup ticket had already been awarded to Denmark. However, the Danes have lost both perfect series in their last two matches. First he conceded his first goal in a 3–1 win against the Faroe Islands. They then suffered a 2–0 loss in the last game against Scotland. The Scots, for their part, finished second by winning the previous game against Moldova (2–0). With 23 points, the Scots are the best runner-up in European World Cup qualification.
Qualified: Denmark Play-off: Scotland and Austria
With a win against Montenegro the day before the end of the game, the Netherlands could clear a championship lead and a World Cup ticket. But Elftal didn’t move past a margin. So it was a three-way fight between the Netherlands, Norway and Turkey for the top on the last day of the match. Orange Retained the upper hand against Norway (2–0) and Turkey celebrated reaching the play-offs with their new coach Stefan Kuntz in a 2–1 win against Montenegro.
Qualified: Netherlands. Play-offs: Turkey
Croatia finished first in the table and secured a World Cup ticket with a spectacular final bounce. Fire beat Malta 7–1 and their direct rivals Russia 1–0 on the last day of the match. A late goal by Fedor Kudryashov broke through the Russian’s solid defense and let the 2018 World Cup runner-up cheer at the end.
Qualified: Croatia Play-off: Russia
England made their way to Qatar for the World Cup with 15 goals in two matches. first they live three lions 5–0 against Albania and then San Marino in double digits (10–0). With 39 goals in ten matches, England are the most accurate team in European World Cup qualification. Speaking of accuracy: Poland’s star striker and current FIFA World’s Best Player Robert Lewandowski scored seven and eight in a World Cup qualifier in a 4-1 win against Andorra, behind only Memphis Depay (12) and Harry Kane (12). Scored more times. Poland made it to the play-offs.
Qualified: England Play-off: Poland
Four-time world champion Germany was sure to be the group winner. But “The Team” didn’t miss anything in the last two matches. In the official farewell to world champion coach Joachim Low, Liechtenstein were sent home 9–0 and their seventh win in a 4–1 victory over Armenia under Hansi Flick in the seventh game. Flick set a new DFB start record as a coach. The race for a play-off spot between North Macedonia, Romania and Armenia remained open until the end. In the end, North Macedonia celebrated, winning against Armenia (5:0) and Iceland (3:1) the chance for the first World Cup ticket in history.
Qualified: Germany Play-off: North Macedonia
Play-off semi-finals: Thursday 24 March 2022
Play-off final: Tuesday, March 29, 2022
The start time will be announced after the draw on Friday, 26 November.
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