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Germany qualify for World Cup, crucial win for Wales

world cup uefa qualifiers group j north macedonia v germany
Germany crushed North Macedonia 4-0

Germany qualified for the 2022 World Cup after crushing North Macedonia 4-0 on Monday to secure the top spot in their qualifying Group J with two games to spare.

Two second half goals from Timo Werner and one each from Kai Havertz and Jamal Musiala lifted Germany to 21 points, with Romania in second place on 13 and two games remaining.

All group winners automatically qualify for the tournament in Qatar.

Early Moore goal earns Wales crucial win in Estonia
Kieffer Moore’s early strike was enough to earn Wales a vital 1-0 victory in Estonia on Monday to keep a playoff spot in World Cup Qualification Group E in their sights.

Wales started well and raced into a 12th minute lead, with Moore prodding home following a goalmouth scramble from a corner.

As Wales tired it became a matter of holding on rather than looking for a second, with the hosts almost levelling through substitute Vlasiy Sinyavskiy, who was denied by a brilliant save from goalkeeper Danny Ward.

The third-placed visitors survived some nervy moments late on to move onto 11 points in the group, level with Czech Republic in second, although Wales have two games left compared to the Czech’s one. Belgium are top with 16 points.

World Cup Qualifting (Europe) results on Monday
Cyprus (1) 2 Malta (0) 2
Iceland (2) 4 Liechtenstein (0) 0
North Macedonia (0) 0 Germany (0) 4
Romania (1) 1 Armenia (0) 0
Belarus (0) 0 Czech Republic (1) 2
Estonia (0) 0 Wales (1) 1
Latvia (0) 1 Turkey (0) 2
Netherlands (3) 6 Gibraltar (0) 0
Norway (1) 2 Montenegro (0) 0
Croatia (1) 2 Slovakia (2) 2
Slovenia (1) 1 Russia (2) 2

Tuesday, October 12 fixtures (GMT)
Kazakhstan v Finland (1400)
Portugal v Luxembourg (1845)
Serbia v Azerbaijan (1845)
Ukraine v Bosnia-Herzegovina (1845)
Bulgaria v Northern Ireland (1845)
Lithuania v Switzerland (1845)
Kosovo v Georgia (1845)
Sweden v Greece (1845)
Denmark v Austria (1845)
Faroe Islands v Scotland (1845)
Israel v Moldova (1845)
Albania v Poland (1845)
England v Hungary (1845)
San Marino v Andorra (1845)

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