2018 World Cup Qualifying Wrap (Europe): England, Germany Secure Final Spots

first_imgEngland and Germany became the latest European countries to book their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup after respective wins over Slovenia and Northern Ireland.In Group F, Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane scored in added time to give the Three Lions a slim 1-0 win over Slovenia at the Wembley Stadium. The goal was enough to seal the team’s place in Russia next year.England’s home nations’ rivals Scotland are up to second in the group after a 1-0 home win over 10-man Slovakia courtesy an 89th minute own goal from former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel. Slovakia battled hard despite Robert Mak’s early dismissal but they were denied a point by the late Scotland goal.In Group C, world champions Germany will have a chance to defender their title in Russia after they won 3-1 against hosts Northern Ireland to book their place. Sebastien Rudy, Sandro Wagner and Joshua Kimmich gave the Germans a 3-0 lead before Josh Magennis’ late consolation for Michael O’Neill’s side. Northern Ireland need at least a point in their final game at Norway to qualify for a playoff spot.Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski became Poland’s leading scorer after he netted a hattrick in a 6-1 away win at Armenia. The Group E leaders now need just one point in their last game against Montenegro at home to qualify for Russia 2018.Group C:Northern Ireland 1-3 GermanySan Marino 0-8 NorwayAzerbaijan 1-2 Czech RepublicStandings:Germany 27 pointsNorthern Ireland 19 pointsCzech Republic 12 pointsNorway 10 pointsAzerbaijan 10 pointsSan Marino 0 pointGroup E:Armenia 1-6 PolandMontenegro 0-1 DenmarkRomania 3-1 KazakhstanStandings:Poland 22 pointsDenmark 19 pointsMontenegro 16 pointsRomania 12 pointsArmenia 6 pointsKazakhstan 2 pointsGroup F:England 1-0 SloveniaScotland 1-0 SlovakiaMalta 1-1 LithuaniaStandings:England 23 pointsScotland 17 pointsSlovakia 15 pointsSlovenia 14 pointsLithuania 6 pointsMalta 1 point Related2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Review (UEFA): Poland Become Sixth European Nation In RussiaOctober 9, 2017In “FIFA”2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Wrap (Europe): Former Winners Spain Book Russia SpotOctober 7, 2017In “FIFA”Denmark Thrash Ireland To Qualify For Russia 2018November 15, 2017In “FIFA”last_img read more