The Danish footballers were the second team to take part in the 2022 World Championships in Qatar. Coach Kasper Hjulmanda’s charges defeated Austria 1-0 in qualifying group F and won for the eighth time without a goal scored.
The match in Copenhagen was decided by Joakim Mähle in the 53rd minute. The Danes will play at the World Championships for the sixth time in history. Germany advanced to the championship on Monday. Qatar, which is hosting the tournament from 21 November to 18 December, also has a certain participation.
Star captain Cristiano Ronaldo helped Portugal with a hat-trick to win 5-0 over Luxembourg. England, on the other hand, unexpectedly just drew 1: 1 with Hungary in London.
Despite a sovereign win in Group A, the Portuguese remained second behind Serbia, which also defeated Azerbaijan 3: 1 at home. But the Balkan team played one more match. Already in the first 13 minutes in Faro, Ronaldo converted two penalties, shortly after which Fernandes also scored. After a change of side, Palhinha scored the home team and in the 87th minute the 36-year-old gunner Ronaldo completed his tenth national hat-trick.
The match between England and Hungary was marked at the beginning by a clash between Hungarian fans and the police. The visitors got a chance to pulling one back after 24 minutes, due to a defensive blunder leaving Sallai completely unmarked. Even before the break, the Stones answered for the English favorite, but the last European vice-champions did not manage to defend against the guests’ strong defense.
Albion leads the group I table by three points ahead of Poland, which won 1-0 in Albania thanks to a Schwider hit from the 77th minute. The duel in Tirana was interrupted for a few minutes at the end, as the home fans covered the opponent’s players with plastic bottles during the goal celebration and they then left the field in protest.
Sweden defeated Greece at home 2: 0 and at the head of Group B was replaced by Spain, which has a two-point lead. Forsberg opened the score in Solna with a penalty in the 59th minute, and Isak added the fuse.
Switzerland won 4: 0 in Lithuania, maintained the invincibility in Group C and finished the leader in Italy in points. Embolo scored two goals in Vilnius, Steffen added more goals for guests and Gavranovic took turns.
2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers:
Faro: Portugal – Luxembourg 5: 0 (3: 0)
Goals: 8th, 13th both from pen. and 87. Ronaldo, 18. Fernandes, 69. Palhinha.
Belgrade: Serbia – Azerbaijan 3: 1 (1: 1)
Goals: 30. with pen. and 53. Vlahovič, 83. Tadič z pen. – 45. + 2 Machmudov.
Pristina: Kosovo – Georgia 1: 2 (1: 1)
Goals: 45. Muriqi with pen. – 11. Okriašvili, 82. Davitashvili.
Solna: Sweden – Greece 2: 0 (0: 0)
Goals: 59. Forsberg from pen., 69. Isak. ČK: 86. Chatzidiakos (Greece).
Vilnius: Lithuania – Switzerland 0: 4 (0: 3)
Goals: 31st and 45th Embolo, 42nd Steffen, 90th + 4 Gavranovic.
Sofia: Bulgaria – Northern Ireland 2: 1 (0: 1)
Goals: 53rd and 63rd Nedelev – 35th Washington.
Nur-Sultan: Kazakhstan – Finland 0: 2 (0: 1)
Goals: 45th and 48th Pukki.
Lvov: Ukraine – Bosnia and Herzegovina 1: 1 (1: 0)
Goals: 15. Jarmolenko – 77. Ahmedhodzhich.
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Tórshavn: Faroe Islands – Scotland 0: 1 (0: 0)
Branka: 86. Dykes.
Beersheva: Israel – Moldova 2: 1 (1: 0)
Goals: 28. Zahavi, 49. Dabbur – 90. + 5 Nicolaescu. Red Cross: 85. Reabciuk (Moldova).
Copenhagen: Denmark – Austria 1: 0 (0: 0)
Branka: 53. Mähle.
London: England – Hungary 1: 1 (1: 1)
Goals: 37. Stones – 24. Sallai with pen.
Serravalle: San Marino – Andorra 0: 3 (0: 1)
Goals: 10. Pujol, 53. Moreno, 89. Fernández.
Tirana: Albania – Poland 0: 1 (0: 0)
Branka: 77. Schwiderski.