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World Cup Qualifying Round-Up!

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World Cup Qualifying Round-Up!

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World Cup Qualifying Round-Up!

All the goals and action from last night’s World Cup qualifying matches in one place!

GROUP A

Azerbaijan 0 – 3 Republic of Ireland

A brace from Callum Robinson and one from Chiedozie Ogbene earned The Republic of Ireland a 3-0 victory in Baku. The result means that Ireland are now 4th in Group A on 5 points. Azerbaijan are bottom with 1.

Luxembourg 0 – 1 Serbia

A single goal from Dušan Vlahović was enough for the Serbs to steal all 3 points in Luxembourg. Serbia now top Group A with 14 points, but 2nd placed Portugal have a game in hand. Luxembourg now occupy 3rd place with 6 points.

GROUP B

Georgia 0 – 2 Greece

Greece came up with 2 goals in injury time at the end of this match at the Adjarabet Arena. A 90th-minute penalty from Anastasios Bakasetas and a goal on 95 minutes from Dimitris Pelkas sank the Georgians. The Greeks are now 3rd in Group B with 9 points. Georgia prop up the table with 1.

Sweden 3 – 0 Kosovo

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The Swedes easily overcame Kosovo, thanks to goals from Alexander Isak and Robin Quaison and a penalty from Emil Forsberg. Sweden are now 2nd in the group on 12 points, but with a game in hand and just a point behind leaders Spain. Kosovo are 4th on 4 points.

GROUP C

Lithuania 3 – 1 Bulgaria

Lithuania took their first points in World Cup qualification last night when they beat Bulgaria at the LFF Stadium in Vilnius. Bulgaria got a consolation goal from Kiril Despodov, but a strike from Justas Lasickas and a brace from Fedor Cernych were more than enough for the Lithuanians. Bulgaria are now 4th in Group C on 5 points. Lithuania remain bottom with 3.

Switzerland 2 – 0 Northern Ireland

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Steven Zuber and Christian Fassnacht scored in stoppage time at the end of each half for the hosts, as Switzerland brushed Northern Ireland aside at the Stade de Genève. Switzerland are now 2nd in the group on 11 points, but with a game in hand over first-placed Italy. Northern Ireland are 3rd with 5 points.

Group D

Kazakhstan 0 – 2 Bosnia-Herzegovina

A goal in each half from Smail Prevljak allowed Bosnia-Herzegovina to cruise past Kazakhstan at the Astana Arena. The Balkan nation are now 3rd on 6 points. Kazakhstan are rock bottom with 3.

Finland 1 – 2 Ukraine

All the goals came in the first half in Helsinki. Teemu Pukki’s single strike for the hosts wasn’t enough as Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuck found the back of the net for Ukraine. Finland now sit in 4th on 5 points. Ukraine are 2nd on 8.

GROUP F

Scotland 3 – 2 Israel

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Scott McTominay scored a dramatic 95th-minute winner for the Scots at Hampden Park. Before that, strikes from John McGinn and London Dykes cancelled out Israeli goals from Eran Zahavi and Mu’nas Dabbur. Scotland are now 2nd in Group F with 14 points. Israel are 3rd with 10.

Faroe Islands 0 – 2 Austria

Austria travelled to the Faroe Islands and came away with all 3 points thanks to goals from Konrad Laimer and Marcel Sabitzer. Austria now have 10 points and sit in 4th. The Faroe Islands are 5th with 4.

Moldova 0 – 4 Denmark

Denmark took Moldova apart in the first half away at the Zimbru Stadium in Chișinău. Goals from Andreas Skov Olsen, Joakim Mæhle, and Christian Nørgaard, as well as a penalty for Simon Kjær, were enough to ensure a Danish victory. Denmark are flying high in Group F and currently top the table on 21 points. Moldova prop up the rest with just 1.

Group I

Andorra 0 – 5 England

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England had too much for Andorra, as the tiny European nation sank to a 0-5 home defeat. The Three Lions netted through Ben Chilwell, Bukayo Saka, Tammy Abraham, James Ward-Prowse, and Jack Grealish. England lead the pack in Group I on 21 points. Andorra are 5th with 3.

Hungary 0 – 1 Albania

A solitary goal from Armando Broja won this game for Albania. Hungary now occupy 4th spot with 10 points. Albania are 2nd with 15.

Poland 5 – 0 San Marino

Poland showed no mercy on San Marino and ran out 5-0 winners courtesy of successful strikes from Karol Swiderski, Tomasz Kedziora, Adam Buksa, and Krzysztof Piatek. San Marino’s Cristian Brolli also scored his 4th international own goal! Poland are now 3rd in Group I with 14 points. San Marino have 0 and are bottom.

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