If it doesn’t work out on its own, then with help from the rifle. The ÖFB team is currently only in fourth place in the World Cup qualification and has therefore clearly missed the qualification from its own hand. But thanks to the clear 8-0 success of France, Austria is in the World Cup play-off. However, it was already clear that Belgium, Italy and Spain would also finish their groups in the top two. Thanks to the Nations League group victory in the previous year, an away game awaits Austria in the semifinals at the end of March 2022.
If the game is won, a few days later there will be another semi-final winner for the World Cup ticket. In addition to France, Belgium does not have to take a detour via the play-off. The 2018 World Cup third party can no longer be ousted from the top of Group E after a 3-1 home win over Estonia. Germany, Denmark and Brazil had already qualified for the World Cup beforehand.
Right from the start, the French left no doubt in the Prinzenpark Stadium in Paris as to who would leave the pitch as the winner. Kylian Mbappe initially shone against the Kazakhs with a flawless hat trick (6th, 12th, 32nd) and also made the final score (87th), Karim Benzema (55th, 59th), Adrien Rabiot (75th) .) and Antoine Griezmann (84th / penalty) in the shooter list. With one lap to go, the defending champion is four points ahead of Finland as the winner of Pool D. The Finns will host France on the final day of the match and are two points ahead of third Ukraine, who will compete in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
In Group E it is only about second place. The Belgians won with goals from Christian Benteke (11th), Yannick Carrasco (53rd) and Thorgan Hazard (74th) at home against Estonia 3-1 and before the last round they have five points ahead of the Welsh, who are in front of the home crowd Belarus prevailed 4-1. In the end, Wales will play against Belgium at home and the Czechs, three points behind the Welsh, will play against Estonia in their own stadium.
Group G is facing an explosive finish. With a win in Montenegro, the Dutch would definitely have been at the World Cup, leading 2-0 with a brace from Memphis Depay (25th / penalty, 54th), but conceded after late goals from Ilija Vukotic (82nd) and Nikola Vujnovic (86.) still the 2: 2. In the table, “Oranje” is ahead of Turkey (18 / home 6: 0 against Gibraltar) and Norway (18 / home 0: 0 against Latvia) with 20 points. Finally, the Turks will compete in Montenegro on Tuesday, the Dutch host Norway.