After its poor copy against Ukraine (1-1), the France team was not on the program this Sunday, but the qualifications for the 2022 World Cup was in full swing all over Europe. In the shock of the evening, Italy conceded a draw in Switzerland (0-0), while the other favorites wandered around. But Squadra Azzurra now hold only the unbeaten record for a selection, with 36 games without losing rank.
Faced with the Nati, falling from France during the last Euro, Italy dominated but without finding the fault. The European champion had several clear chances but mostly missed a penalty in the second half. Responsible for transforming it, Jorginho came up against a well-inspired Yann Sommer. Despite this draw, Roberto Mancini’s men retain the lead of Group C. They above all establish a series of benchmark invincibility, exceeding Spain (2006 -2009) and Brazil (1993-1996) and have not lost since a move to Portugal in the League of Nations, in September 2018.
Another cador in the running this Sunday, Spain went for a walk against Georgia (4-0), with an achievement in particular from Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Pablo Sarabia ( 63rd). This success is precious for La Roja, directly threatened in this group B by Sweden, which is one point behind but also two games less.
In Group I, England continue their pace of growth, with 5 wins in as many games. The finalists of the last Euro have disposed of Andorra (4-0), thanks to a brace from Jesse Lingard (18th, 78th), who celebrated one of his goals with a celebration bration “tribute” to Cristiano Ronaldo, his new team-mate at Manchester United. At the end of the match, a penalty from Harry Kane (72nd), then a realization by the head of Bukayo Sake completed the success. Main rival of the Three Lions, Poland also won against San Marino (1-7) thanks to a double from Robert Lewandowski and a hat-trick from Adam Buksa.
Mute in selection since October 2019, Gareth Bale has once again become the leader Wales needed. Against Belarus, the striker scored his team’s three goals, the last of which in added time, to give his team victory (2-3). Placed in the same group, Belgium flew over the Czech Republic (3-0), thanks in particular to Romelu Lukaku (8th) and Eden Hazard (41st).
In the clash between the two teams at the head of Group J, Germany crushed Armenia (6-0), well started by a double from Serge Gnabry (6th, 15th). Starter, Thilo Kehrer played the entire game. Romania, by winning against Liechtenstein (2-0), returned to the qualification race, while Iceland and North Macedonia neutralized each other (2-2).