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After Germany, Denmark became, on Tuesday, the second European nation en route to the World Cup in Qatar. A qualification that has come closer to Portugal but also France, without needing to play.
Denmark continues its good history. After being one of the thrill teams of Euro-2021, the Scandinavians took a date with Qatar by winning, Tuesday, October 12, 1-0 against Austria; A qualification which Portugal came closer by outclassing Luxembourg 5-0, unlike England, held back at home by Hungary 1-1. France, without even needing to play, also carried out a great operation.
The Danes have validated a year in which they have never ceased to surprise on the international scene. Semi-finalist of Euro-2021, Denmark have won all eight matches, scoring 27 goals and conceding … none.
In Copenhagen, the Danes took a long time to unblock the situation, despite a clear domination in the first period.
It was finally when they returned from the locker room that they made the difference: after a superb fixing job, midfielder Thomas Delaney served Joakim Maehle, who took Daniel Bachmann on the wrong foot (53rd), making Telia Parken exult. of Copenhagen.
Hungarians shake England
In Group I, England failed to win at Wembley, facing the hungry Hungarians. After a vicious cross that Harry Kane was one step away from taking back (9th), left-back Luke Shaw was guilty of a high foot on Loïc Nego, French naturalized Hungarian. Roland Sallai was responsible for transforming the penalty (24th), plunging the Three Lions into doubt.
It was finally John Stones, barred by competition from Aymeric Laporte and Ruben Dias in Manchester City, who woke up his teammates and Wembley, by taking a free kick very well struck by Phil Foden (37th).
The central defender was even very close to doubling the bet (62nd), but his head went flush with the post on a corner from Foden. Alas, England concedes a draw after an insufficient score.
Gareth Southgate’s men have a favorable schedule but see a return to second-three-point Poland, who beat Albania 1-0 in a game marked by mishaps. In Tirana, French referee Clément Turpin had to interrupt play around 20 minutes after some Poles received projectiles from the stands as they were celebrating the opener.
In Group A, Portugal outclassed Luxembourg 5-0 at the Estadio Algarve, led by the unbearable Cristiano Ronaldo, scorer of a hat-trick, bringing their record for national goals scored to 125. With sixteen points , the Seleçao however remains second behind Serbia (17 pts), which defeated Azerbaijan (3-1), but Fernando Santos’ men played one game less.
Without playing, France (12 pts) still carried out a good operation, because Ukraine (9 pts) and Bosnia (7 pts), their two pursuers in group D, were neutralized (1-1) . Finland won against Kazakhstan (2-0) thanks to a brace from Pukki and is now ahead of Bosnia with eight points.