Germany has taken over the leading position in World Cup Qualifying Pool J from Armenia. In a direct duel, Die Mannschaft made clear who is the top favourite to make the World Championship: 6-0.
Germany — Armenia 6-0 Lang was Armenia the surprise in pool J. They collected nine points from the first three games and were in the lead, until Die Mannschaft made a statement on Sunday night. The Germans, who lost from North Macedonia in March and had to be in pursuit, left no span of the Armenians in Stuttgart.
When referee Collum whistled after 45 minutes before the rest, it was 4-0 and Serge Gnabry scored twice within the first fifteen minutes, after which Marco Reus and Timo Werner were also on the scoreboard. In the second half, Jonas Hofmann and Karim Adeyemi set the final score to 6-0, and the big win puts Germany on World Cup, as it took over the leading position in the group from Armenia.
What an assist from Timo Werner! 😍 Marco Reus prints effectively after the delicious heel of the German striker 👏🏻 #ZiggoSport #WCQ2022 pic.twitter.com/dzkzxmgapi
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Switzerland — Italy 0-0The new European Champion did not start the resumption of the World Cup qualification well. Three days ago, Bulgaria was held up and Switzerland also succeeded in making the Azzurri points dependent. The inhabitants of the Alpine land defended well and were lucky in Minute 53 that Jorginho missed a penalty kick. So it stayed at 0-0.
Virtually Italy can now get into trouble in their qualifying pool. After five games played, they stand at eleven points and lead, but the Swiss are second with seven points out of three games. If they win all of their remaining matches, the European Champion seizes alongside a direct World Cup ticket and must be in the playoffs.
Spain — Georgia 4-0 After the defeat against Sweden last Thursday, Spain had something to rectify and so did against Georgia. José Luis Gayá, Carlos Soler and Ferran Torres made sure it was 3-0 in peace and in the second company Pablo Sarabia was allowed to put the icing on the proverbial cake. La Roja is at the forefunner again, but the Swedes have two more matches and can go far away.
Belgium — Czech Republic 3-0 The Red Devils go to the World Cup is no longer in doubt. With the Czech Republic, the only serious pursuer in pool E was knocked on Sunday evening and that was partly due to Romelu Lukaku, who scored in his hundredth international goal number 67. The striker opened the score and saw that Eden Hazard and Alexis Saelemaekers had a goal.
Other results Belarus — Wales 2-3 Albania — Hungary 1-0 Bulgaria — Lithuania 1-0 Iceland — North Macedonia 2-2 Kosovo — Greece 1-1 Romania — Liechtenstein 2-0 San Marino — Poland 1-7