Southgate’s men overwhelm San Marino 10-0 and win the pass for the World Cup. Hungary beats Szczesny and teammates by surprise, while Scotland earns a place among the top seeds in the playoffs with 2-0 to Denmark
England defeated by Italy in the final of the European Championships overwhelmed San Marino and qualified directly for the 2022 World Cup. English haven’t scored ten goals since 1964. Harry Kane ends up in the story too, scoring 4 goals out of 6 in the first half. In the final it appears Abraham of Rome. Poland loses to Hungary, but they are aware from the first seconds of the game that overtaking England in the standings is impossible. He will have to pass from the playoffs, but with this final he ends up among the unseeded. Denmark, who had already qualified from mid-October after a clear run, fell 2-0 with Scotland, which went to the play-offs from seed. Austria also won (Arnautovic’s brace), Reja’s Albania and Israel.
There is nothing at stake: Austria cannot finish second, but they know they will enter the playoffs because they are rescued from the Nations League; Moldova is resigned to the last place of the group. The fact is that the speeches are of little interest to the Bologna striker Marko Arnautovic and after four minutes he unlocks the match, only to be repeated after a penalty in the 55th minute. In the middle, the doubling of Trimmel and the goal of Ljubicic that is worth the poker. Nicolaescu shortens to 60 ‘.
Israel-Faroe Islands 3-2
After remedying three defeats in the last four races Israel closes with a smile, even if too far from the positions that could be worth Qatar. A success propitiated by the goal of Dabbur, the Hoffenheim striker, a sign after 30 minutes from a penalty and decided in the 74th minute by Peretz after the comeback of the Faroe Islands from 0-2 to 2-2.
Scotland 2-0 Denmark
Of course, finishing the qualifying undefeated after 10 races would have been a source of pride, but it is to be believed that Denmark can be satisfied with a participation in the World Cup that was already a reality on 12 October, as a reward for a wonderful course. In the last round comes the defeat against Scotland, already aware of having to go through the play-offs. Steve Clarke’s national team takes revenge against the only team that had managed to beat it in the whole group. Souttar, a young Stoke City defender, opens the scoring after 35 minutes; Adams closes them with 4 minutes left. And he is seeded in the play-offs. For Denmark, Kjaer from Milan, Maehle from Atalanta and Skov Olsen from Bologna on the pitch from 1 ‘; as well as Cornelius, an old acquaintance of Serie A with the shirt of the Goddess and Parma.
Standings: Denmark 27 (qualified), Scotland 23 (playoffs), Israel and Austria 16, Faroe Islands 4, Moldova 1.
Ten goals to chase away the fear of Poland’s comeback at the top of the group Six minutes never pass and Maguire, United’s central player, is released with a header, followed by an own goal by Fabbri. At a dizzying pace then come four goals from Kane, the first English player with a similar tally since 1993 (Kane, with 48 goals, has among other things reached Lineker in third place in the ranking of the best scorers of the England national team, five fewer. of Rooney who commands the ranking). He had succeeded in Ian Wright always against San Marino. Smith Rowe, Mings, Abraham of Roma and Saka close. Since 1964, against the United States, England did not score so much. It is the second day of celebration for his fans: on Sunday about 150 of them, who arrived early, had moved to cheer Rimini in Serie D. Another goal: 5-1 against Aglianese, a club from Pistoia where he is Massimiliano Allegri’s coaching career began.
Edy Reja’s Albania, third in group I, closes with a victory and the knowledge that in any case they did not take part in the World Cup in Qatar. After the 0-0 in the 45 ‘, Çekiçi decides from the spot, in the 73rd minute, against Andorra, very happy to have equaled the best record of points (6), in the qualifications of a great international tournament.
Poland 1-2 Hungary
With England scoring in bursts against San Marino, Szczesny’s Poland was clear from the start (and perhaps even before playing) that first place in the group would be a mirage and are resigned to playing in the playoffs. The Hungary of the Italian coach Marco Rossi takes advantage of this, able to stop France world champion in office in the last European. The 1-0 was the work of Schäfer, who headed, after 37 minutes. Swiderski equalized shortly after the hour of play, until in the 80th minute Gazdag scored the goal that earned the Hungarian victory while Poland ended up among the unseeded in the playoffs.
Standings: England (qualified) 26, Poland (playoffs) 20, Albania 18, Hungary 17, Andorra 6, San Marino 0.
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