Victorious over North Macedonia (4-0), Germany composted its ticket for the World Cup in Qatar.
Germany became this Monday the first to qualify on the field for the 2022 World Cup. Although having fallen early in qualifying against North Macedonia, the Nationalmannschaft validated their ticket before everyone else by winning 7 of their 8 matches.
The Mannschaft was in no hurry
And the last victory came in Skopje against its executioner last spring precisely. Against the Macedonians, Hansi Flick’s men needed a half to get going, but once in front of the scoreboard they started to unwind and won 4-0.
Timo Werner scored twice in the game, but he also harvested a lot. In fact, the costume of the hero of the match is rather returned to Thomas Muller. The Bayern striker was the author of his 37th and 38th assists with the national team. It was he who also served Kai Havertz on a plateau for the opener. The young Musiala also achieved his goal, opening his counter of achievements on the international scene.
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With the success of the day, Germany can no longer be joined at the head of the group. The battle for the place of barrage in this pool is likely to rage between Romania, Armenia and North Macedonia.
The Depay show with the Oranje
Like Germany, the Netherlands are also well on their way to compete in the global tournament. Van Gaal’s men consolidated their leadership position by rolling Gibraltar at home (6-0). Memphis Depay scored twice, and he could even have put in a hat-trick, if the opposing goalkeeper had not hijacked his penalty. In addition to his two goals, the former Lyonnais also delivered two assists. In the same group, Norway did the job against Montenegro (2-0), while Turkey stalled against all odds in Latvia (1-1).
In Group H, Russia made a very good operation by going to beat Slovenia at home (2-1). Uncompromising since the arrival of Valeri Karpine at its head, Sbornaya managed a very good start to the match and this allowed him to escape the mark. By winning, Russia distances itself from Croatia, which was held in check at home by Slovakia (1-1). Smolov and his teammates are now on a favorable run to fly to Qatar.
In the group of Belgium, the Czech Republic consolidated its second place by taking the best from Belarus (2-0). The Czechs are ahead of the Welsh on goal difference, who won in Estonia (1-0).