England perform their duty at San Marino with confidence and win the World Cup ticket. Denmark loses in Scotland.
Group A: England win the World Cup ticket with a quick victory
- San Marino – England 0:10
He had to go back and forth that England spoiled the live World Cup qualifier. Gareth Southgate’s side cannot be denied a good starting position and after a trouble-free win over San Marino his 10th World Cup appearance was confirmed. Harry Maguire opened the scoring with his head in the fifth minute. Thanks to a special goal from a soccer dwarf (15) and 4 (!) goals for Harry Kane (27/32/39/42), the candidate advanced 6-0 after 45 minutes. After the break, England gave their unfortunate opponents another four goals.
Poland itself destroyed the only theoretical chances of getting a direct ticket to the World Cup. The owners of the land tied against Hungary in the meantime, after they were left behind, but they did not find any response to the renewed setback in the form of a second Hungarian goal. Poland, who could not have been kicked out of second place before the match, can now try their luck in qualifying.
There was a small victory for Albania over Andorra. The strike of Andrei Chikichi against the dwarf state a quarter of an hour before the end of the campaign was enough to achieve the sixth success of the campaign.
Group F: Scotland spoil Denmark with an excellent qualification
- Scotland – Denmark 2-0
For Denmark, who have already qualified, it was just a matter of ending their flawless qualification with another win in Scotland. But the hosts proved to be a stubborn opponent and took the lead in the 35th minute through John Soutar (35). As Che Adams rose to 2-0 shortly before the end, Denmark were losing for the first time after 9 straight wins.
- Austria – Moldova 4-1
On the other hand, Austria celebrated a successful conclusion of the campaign. The team coached by Franco Voda defeated Moldova 4-1 at the slightly filled Wörthersee stadium in Klagenfurt. Marko Arnautovic (4th/5th place) and Christopher Tremmel (22nd place) made the decisive difference early on. Thanks to the Nations League, Austria can still qualify for the World Cup through qualifying despite finishing fourth.
The Faroe Islands hardly failed a respectable success in Israel. The outside player made his way back after trailing 2-0, but found himself in reserve just two minutes after the equaliser. The Faroe Islands did not succeed in responding again.