The last matches of the third day and the playoffs, for now, took place on Wednesday evening, let’s see what happened …
Wednesday March 31
Greece 1 (Kakabadze 76og) Georgia 1 (Kvaratskhelia 78)
Spain 3 (Olmo 34, Ferran Torres 36, Gerard Moreno 75) Kosovo 1 (Halimi 70)
Greece and Georgia drew in Salonika, homeward goal Kakabadze put the Greeks in the lead but Kvaratskhelia equalized two minutes later to score a point for the visitors, while Spain took the win on Kosovo in Seville, Olmo gave the Spaniards a 34.e A minute ahead before Ferran Torres doubled their lead, Halimi pulled one out for Kosovo with twenty left to play, but Gerard Moreno sealed the points by restoring the hosts two goal pads with fifteen minutes from time.
Spain leads the way with seven points, while Sweden is right behind, expect these two to be fighting for the top spot, although Greece may have something to say about it. subject and maybe could fight for second place.
Northern Ireland 0 Bulgaria 0
Lithuania 0 Italy 2 (Sensi 48, Property 90 + 4pen)
There were no goals in Belfast as Northern Ireland and Bulgaria drew, while in Vilnius Italy took the win after goals from Sensi and Immobile on the spot gave maximum points in Azzuri after three games.
Italy is in charge of the group so, with Switzerland closest to them, you feel that these two will be in the top two places will also arrive at the end of the qualification.
Ukraine 1 (Yaremchuk 20) Kazakhstan 1 (Muzhikov 59)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 France 1 (Griezmann 60 years old)
It’s three straight draws for Ukraine now after they were held at home by Kazakhstan, Yaremchuk gave the hosts a 20e minute ahead, but Muzhikov equalized just before the hour to grab the visitors’ first point in the campaign, while France’s World Championships saw a goal from Griezmann on time enough to see Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo.
France are in the lead with seven points, while second place could really belong to anyone between Ukraine, Finland and Bosnia and Herzegovina when the group finishes it doesn’t seem like much between those three.
Moldova 1 (Carp 29) Israel 4 (Zahavi 45 + 2, Solomon 57, Dabbur 64, Natcho 66) Nicolaescu expelled 50
Scotland 4 (McGinn 7.53, Adams 60, Fraser 70) Faroe Islands 0
Austria 0 Denmark 4 (Olsen 58,74, Maehle 63, Hojbjerg 67)
Israel beat Moldova at half past four to secure their first win on the table, the hosts took the lead thanks to Carp’s 29th-minute goal, but Zahavi equalized before Nicolaescu received a red card for the team. home early in the second half, and that saw Israel take the lead and score through Salomon, Dabbur and Natcho for a 4-1 victory.
Scotland also hit four as they beat the Faroe Islands at Hampden Park, McGinn gave the hosts an early lead before scoring again early in the second half and then Adams and Fraser subsequently scored to finish a satisfying evening for the Scots.
And guess what? The Danes also hit four, but it was an impressive victory in Vienna against Austria, all goals came in a second half which saw all four end in sixteen minutes, with scorers Olsen a brace, Maehle and Hojbjerg as the Danes took over the management of the F group.
Denmark are well and truly in charge of Group F then, with three wins and fourteen scored without any concessions so far, with Scotland in second place after their victory against the Faroes, expecting a fight between them, the ‘Austria and possibly Israel for second place, although it is probably Austria or Scotland that takes that place.
England 2 (Kane 19pen, Maguire 85) Poland 1 (Moderator 58)
Andorra 1 (Pujol 90 + 3pen) Hungary 4 (Fiola 45 + 2, Gazdag 51, Kleinheisler 58, Nego 90)
San Marino 0 Albania 2 (Manaj 63, volume 85)
Maguire smashed home with five minutes left to give England a big win over Poland at Wembley, the hosts dominated the first half but only got Kane’s kick in the 19th minute, but the Three Lions lost their way in the second half. and saw a mistake from Stones jump on it and saw Moder crush Pope to the level, but England was not to be denied the victory and Stones made up for his mistake by returning to Maguire to shoot home into the roof of the net and hand over England the victory.
Hungary put four minnows past Andorra to Andorra la Vella, it took them until the first-half stoppage time to break through as Fiola scored, then Gazdag, Kleinheisler and Nego added more goals to make it a more comfortable second period for visitors. , the hosts at least had something to applaud in the end as they managed Pujol’s 93rd-minute kick, but Hungary ultimately ran out of easy winners.
Albania claimed their second victory in three games after watching the San Marino minnows at Serravalle, the hosts held on for 63 minutes but saw Manaj break the deadlock, then the visitors added a second with five minutes to go through Uzuni to seal the deal.
England are in charge of the group after this late victory against Poland, Hungary is in second place with Albania just behind, but you would expect Hungary and Poland to compete for second place, unless ‘they cannot overturn the cart of apples and overturn. England, but you think England should win the squad with the talent at their disposal.
Armenia 3 (Spertsyan 56, Haroyan 87, Barseghyan 89pen) Romania 2 (Cicaldau 62.72)
Liechtenstein 1 (Frick 79) Iceland 4 (B. Saevarsson 12, B. Bjarnasson 45 + 1, Palsson 77, Sigurjonsson 90 + 4)
Germany 1 (Gundogan 63pen) North Macedonia 2 (Pandev 45 + 2, Diamond 85)
An extraordinary second half saw Armenia score two goals in the dying minutes to claim three of three group wins after beating Romania in Yerevan.
A scoreless first half gave way to a second half which saw Spertsyan see an effort from outside the box deflect first from a defender, then from the keeper’s hand, then out of the box. post to give Armenia the advantage, but the Romanian fired back and leveled just past the hour when Cicaldau deflected a cross past the keeper, then returned home via a deflection ten minutes later for the visitors apparently heading for victory.
Puscas was then sent off for Romania for a high foot, and with three minutes left, skipper Harayan secured the end of a cross to shoot at Armenia level, then two minutes later Barseghyan converted a kick-started to send a passionate crowd to the wild house and hand the hosts a fifth straight win.
Iceland kicked off their campaign after two disappointing losses by striking for the Liechtenstein minnows in Vaduz, goals from B. Saevarsson and Bjarnasson in the first half saw the visitors win two, then Palsson scored a third with thirteen minutes left. the end.
Frick pulled one off for the hosts, but a 94th-minute goal from Sigurjonsson capped a great night for the visitors.
The great shock of the night, however, arrived in Duisburg, as Germany was humiliated at home by North Macedonia. Pandev, 37, gave the visitors a shock lead in the first half stoppage time, but Gundogan equalized just past the hour and you felt the Germans would go on and take the win, but at five minutes from the end Elmas. hit for the visitors to cause a huge surprise in group J and leave the group wide open.
So who had Albania in the lead with the most points after three games with North Macedonia second and above the Germans ranked third? No me neither !!! It had certainly thrown the cat among the pigeons, you could tell, although you still expect Germany to find something and win the group, but tonight’s results certainly made it a very interesting one !!!
That’s it for the European World Cup qualifiers now until September, attention now turns to euros in the summer, let’s hope it can go and it’s a tournament that can be a success and to which the fans also attend !!!