world cup qualification
Scotland overtook Austria in a 4-0 win over the outer Faroe Islands on Wednesday evening and are now second in Group F in the World Cup with five points. Also, Israel won 4–1 after trailing 0–1 in Moldova and, like the OFB team, now have four points after the first three matches.
However, the hosts were only ten in the 50th minute after Ion Nicolescu was expelled for the attack. After a corner from Vadim Rata and a header from Nicolescu, which was blocked, Caitlin Karp made a surprise 1-0 (29th) run for the outsider in Chisinau.
But just before the break, Aran Sehvi scored his 25th international goal after a pass from Dor Perez, which was deserved compensation for the Israeli, looked after by former OFB sporting director Willie Rattensteiner.
Moldova is weakening itself
Soon after the move, Israel’s defenders Loi Taha and Rata clashed. Nicolescu intervenes in this physical argument and pushes Taha to the ground. While the other two fighters ran away with yellow cards, Swedish referee Bojan Pandzik showed the striker red. That means Nicolescu is missing in the home game against Austria on 1 September, as is yellow-banned defender Igor Armas.
With another man, Israel had no more problems. Sahavi failed in a direct duel with goalkeeper Alexei Koslev, but Manor Solomon (57th) was dusted off, as did former Salzburg striker Munas Daber (64th), when Koselev was struck in the Czech with a deflected cross. it was done. Not even two minutes later, captain Bibrus received Nacho after a hair-raising error in the build-up to the final score (66th).
McGuin double against Faroe Islands
Scotland took the lead in the seventh minute at Hampden Park in Glasgow with a goal from John McGuin. The Aston Villa midfielder also set a target of 2-2 at home against Austria last week with a brilliant overhead kick.
Even after the break, McGuin was quickly on the spot – this time with a head after Kieran Tierney’s cross (53rd). The 3–0 result was a long-range shot by Che Adams (60th), the final score being led by Ryan Fraser after a cross from Andrew Robertson (70th).
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