World Cup qualification: Scotland continue with last-minute win

World Cup qualification: Scotland continue with last-minute win

In a swift game from the start with several chances from both sides, Israel took the lead with a free kick from Aran Sehvi (5th). A flick from John McGuin from the edge of the penalty area (29th) leveled the home team before Munas Dabbar drew 2–1 for Israel two minutes later. Shortly before the break, Lyndon Dykes failed with a penalty against Israeli goalkeeper Ophir Marciano. In a 1–0 victory against Austria in Vienna in September, the striker scored the deciding goal from point.

Despite setbacks shortly before the break, the Scots returned to the game. Dykes scored 2:2 in the 55th minute, although the goal was not scored initially due to an alleged strain on the attacker’s leg, but it was then recognized after the use of VAR. “Lucky Punch” was achieved from close range after a corner (94th) by Scott McTominay.

Scotland beat Israel

Scotland beat Israel 3-2 in Glasgow on Saturday.

Denmark Goal Machine Continues

However, the measure of all things in Group F is still Denmark, who will compete as the flawless leader of the table for a duel with Austria in Copenhagen on Tuesday (8.45 pm, LIVE ORF1). The Danes celebrated a clear 4-0 win against Moldova in Chisinau on Saturday, winning seven matches with a goal difference of 26-0.

As expected, Denmark left nothing to be desired at the Stadionul Zimbru. Andreas Schov Olsen (23rd), captain Simon Kjaer (34th/penalty), Christian Norgaard (39th) and Joachim Mahle (44th) ensured victory in the first 45 minutes. Later, guests could do the work more calmly and save energy. Austria is looking to avenge Tuesday’s 4-0 home defeat in Vienna on March 31. With a seven-point lead, the Danes will have a World Cup ticket in their pocket if they win.

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Denmark won 4-0 in Moldova

Half a year ago the Danes suffered the biggest defeat in the country’s international history with an 8–0 victory. Denmark had another clear victory on Saturday.

England shows no nudity

In Pool I, England consolidated their dominance with a 5–0 win in Andorra. It was the sixth win in the seventh game for the still undefeated “Three Lions”. Albania are four points behind after a 1-0 win over Hungary, which had to play in front of empty ranks due to the racist behavior of its fans. Poland scored another point after a 5–0 win against San Marino.

Penalties for the Englishmen who were not in the best line-up in Andorra la Vella, Ben Chilwell (17th), Bukayo Saka (40th), Tammy Abraham (59th), James Ward-Prause (79th) were also penalised. Hit goalkeeper Josep Gomes failed, and Jack Grealish (86th).

At the Budapest Puskas Arena, the Albanian players were shivering for a long time before “Joker” Armando Broja scored the deciding goal in the 80th minute. Poland secured the inevitable victory against San Marino thanks to goals from Karol wiedski (10th), Christian Broly (20th/own goal), Tomasz Kedziora (50th), Adam Buxa (84th) and Krzysztof Piatek (91st).

Albania won 0-1 against Hungary

In Group I on Saturday there was a duel between Hungary and Albania, the latter being able to win 0:1 and thus retain a chance at a play-off spot.

Sweden sits at the neck of Spain

In Group B, Sweden won 3–0 (1–0) against Kosovo and, in less than twelve points in a game, reached a point against the leaders of Spain. Emil Forsberg scored a penalty in the 29th minute. The alleged equalizer by Vedat Muriqi was not awarded due to a previous offside position by Milot Rashika (58th). Soon after, Alexander Isaacs made it 2–0 (62nd), Robin Quaison made the final decision (79th).

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Sweden’s inevitable victory against Kosovo

Sweden and Kosovo met in Group B. After a slip-up against Greece a month earlier, the Scandinavians were looking to win the inevitable, which they also achieved 3–0.

Struggling for second place in Group D

In Group D, Ukraine defeated Finland thanks to a 2:1 (2:1) success in Helsinki, after they temporarily lost to Bosnia-Herzegovina in second place. Andrzej Germolenko had already succeeded four minutes later with a 25-metre shot, with Roman Yaremchuk ensuring the final score after 34 minutes. Teemu Pukki had earlier equalized in his 98th international match.

Ukraine’s victory against Finland

France is the undisputed number one in Group D. Both Finland and Ukraine were in the middle of the table with five points before the match. With a 1:2 victory, the Ukrainians managed to win after five draws.

The Bosnian had earlier registered their first win in a 2–0 (1–0) victory over Kazakhstan, thanks to two goals from former Salzburg striker Smil Prevljak (25th, 66th). That means Inter-Milan star Edin Jako’s team is in third place, six points behind world champions France (12 points) and Ukraine (8).

Victory for Serbia and Switzerland

In Group A, Serbia took the top spot thanks to a 1–0 win in Luxembourg, ensured by Dusan Vlahovi (68th). The Serb went by one point to the game-free Portuguese, who played one game less.

In Pool C, Switzerland reduced the gap to leaders Italy to three points with a 2–0 win over Northern Ireland. The Swiss, who were still unbeaten, played in the majority for a long time and still have a game up their sleeve.

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