We’re actually going now, aren’t we, World Cup qualifying?
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Europe and Africa have performed simply sufficient for us to essentially learn into the states of the competitions — it’s a good time to be Denmark — whereas Asia is giving us purpose to ponder if there’s something in two weeks of outcomes.
AFC World Cup qualifying
Three groups sit an ideal 2-0 by two matches as the sphere stabilized a bit after opening day surprises.
Iran clobbered Iraq in Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday, as ex-Brighton and Hove Albion ahead Alireza Jahanbakhsh scored the primary objective in a 3-0 win for 2-0 Iran.
Rhyan Grant improved Australia to the identical report with the lone objective in Hanoi because the Socceroos beat Vietnam.
And Saleh Khaled Al-Shehri despatched Oman down a peg with a 1-0 win in Muscat.
Japan returned to the win column after a shock loss to Oman, beating China 1-0 on a Yuya Osako objective in Doha.
Asian World Cup qualifying’s Tuesday outcomes
South Korea 1-0 Lebanon
Vietnam 0-1 Australia
China 0-1 Japan
Oman 0-1 Saudi Arabia
Syria 1-1 UAE
Iraq 0-3 Iran
CAF World Cup qualifying
Ex-Sunderland man Wahbi Khazri scored in a 2-0 win over Zambia in Ndola that stored Tunisia excellent, Les Aigles de Carthage now alone atop Group B after beating Equatorial Guinea on Thursday.
Nigeria’s additionally 2-0 after getting back from an early deficit to Cape Verde in Mindelo, Victor Osimhen scoring earlier than an personal objective however the Tremendous Eagles forward.
Ajax’s Sebastien Haller scored twice in 9 first-half minutes to assist the Ivory Coast summit Group D with a 2-1 win over Cameroon in a giant swing recreation for the group.
Libya climbed forward of Egypt forward from a go to there final month when it beat Angola 1-0 to maneuver to 2-0. Egypt has a win and a draw, whereas Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s has only one level by two matches.
Senegal’s 2-0 after getting objectives from Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, Watford’s Ismaila Sarr, and Villarreal’s Boulaye Dia in a 3-1 win over the Republic of Congo in Brazzaville.
South Africa beat Ghana in Johannesburg to take 4 factors from this window, another than their guests and third-place Ethiopia.
Burkina Faso and Algeria stayed atop Group A with a 1-1 attract Marrakesh, Morocco.
African World Cup qualifying’s Tuesday outcomes
Zambia 0-2 Tunisia
Malawi 1-0 Mozambique
Tanzania 3-2 Madagascar
Equatorial Guinea 1-0 Mauritania
Cape Verde 1-2 Nigeria
Republic of Congo 1-3 Senegal
Ethiopia 1-0 Zimbabwe
Burkina Faso 1-1 Algeria
Angola 0-1 Libya
Sudan 2-4 Guinea-Bissau
UEFA World Cup qualifying
Denmark goes to should fall throughout itself to overlook the World Cup after pummeling Israel 5-0 to enhance its report to 6-0 and objective differential to 22-0 with 5 matches to play in Group F.
The Danes received objectives from 5 totally different gamers and lead second-place Scotland by seven factors and third-place Israel by eight earlier than touring to Moldova and internet hosting Austria in October. Faroe Islands at residence and Scotland away observe in November.
There’s no such qualifying readability in Group G, none in any respect, although Netherlands’ residence 6-1 defeat of Turkey did set the guests two factors behind it. And two factors behind Norway, who rocked Gibraltar 5-1.
Portugal didn’t want Cristiano Ronaldo to maneuver atop Group A, nevertheless it received assist from Eire’s 1-1 draw with Serbia. Bernardo Silva, Andre Silva, and Diogo Jota all scored in a 3-0 win over Azerbaijan in Baku.
France remains to be unbeaten regardless of Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Finland being simply their first at residence in qualifying as Antoine Griezmann struck twice for the reigning World Cup champions.
And Russia’s 0-0 draw at residence to Croatia continues to loom over Group H as the 2 favorites sit on 13 factors every and received’t meet once more till the ultimate matchday of the group. Slovakia sits third, 4 factors again.
European World Cup qualifying’s Tuesday outcomes
Azerbaijan 0-3 Portugal
Russia 2-0 Malta
Norway 5-1 Gibraltar
France 2-0 Finland
Faroe Islands 2-1 Moldova
Montenegro 0-0 Latvia
Slovakia 2-0 Cyprus
Denmark 5-0 Israel
Croatia 3-0 Slovenia
Netherlands 6-1 Turkey
Austria 0-1 Scotland
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-2 Kazakhstan
Eire 1-1 Serbia
World Cup qualifying
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