Basel – Sunday, September 5, 2021 at 10:58 pm
Thanks to a goalless draw against Switzerland in the World Cup qualifiers, now European champions Italy have not been defeated in no fewer than 36 matches. Roberto Mancini’s team is now the only European record holder and is on the same level with the world record holder in Brazil.
In a 1-1 draw with Bulgaria, “Squadra Azzurra” managed to score 35 matches with world champion Spain. Italy’s last defeat so far came in September 2018 against Portugal.
Roberto Mancini’s side could even win at St. Jacob’s Park in Basel, but playmaker Jorginho missed a penalty in the 53rd minute.
Italy leads Group C with 11 points, followed by Switzerland (7), Bulgaria (5), Northern Ireland (4) and Lithuania.
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Poland celebrates 7-1 win over San Marino. After 45 minutes, the favorite was by Robert Lewandowski (5th, 21st), Karol Swidersky (16th place) and Carol Linetti (44th place) 4-0. Thanks to Nicolas Nani (48), the football dwarf scored in the second division. Adam Buxa (67, 90 + 2, 90 + 4) finally shot the San Marino with a 3-pack.
This puts Poland (10) in second place in Group A behind England. It is followed by Albania (9), Hungary (7), Andorra (3) and San Marino (0).