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England and Denmark moved a step closer to places in the FIFA World Cup finals, while wins for Sweden and Switzerland kept both sides very much in the hunt.

UEFA.com wraps up all the action from Matchday 7.


Latest standings

All Saturday’s matches

Group A: Azerbaijan 0-3 Republic of Ireland, Luxembourg 0-1 Serbia
Group B: Georgia 0-2 Greece, Sweden 3-0 Kosovo
Group C: Lithuania 3-1 Bulgaria, Switzerland 2-0 Northern Ireland
Group D: Kazakhstan 0-2 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland 1-2 Ukraine
Group F: Scotland 3-2 Israel, Faroe Islands 0-2 Austria, Moldova 0-4 Denmark
Group I: Andorra 0-5 England, Hungary 0-1 Albania, Poland 5-0 San Marino

England and Denmark maintain course


Denmark en route to a seventh Group F victory

Denmark en route to a seventh Group F victoryAFP via Getty Images

Ben Chilwell and Jack Grealish scored their first England goals as the Three Lions romped to a 5-0 victory in Andorra, Bukayo Saka, Tammy Abraham and James Ward-Prowse also on target. They are four points clear of Albania at the top of Group I. In Group F, Denmark’s 4-0 win in Moldova maintained the only 100% record in these European Qualifiers and means they can qualify with a win against Austria on Tuesday.

Swedes and Swiss make up ground


Birthday boy Robin Quaison after scoring his goal

Birthday boy Robin Quaison after scoring his goalTT News Agency/AFP via Getty Ima

UEFA Nations League finalists Spain’s lead at the top of Group B is down to one point after Sweden’s 3-0 win against Kosovo, substitute Robin Quaison marking his 28th birthday with a neat finish. Switzerland, meanwhile, beat ten-man Northern Ireland 2-0 at home, Steven Zuber and Christian Fassnacht scoring at the end of each half. A win against Lithuania on Tuesday will put them level on points with Group C leaders Italy.

Ukraine run draws to an end


Ukraine celebrate taking the lead in Helsinki

Ukraine celebrate taking the lead in HelsinkiLehtikuva/AFP via Getty Images

Ukraine’s unprecedented run of five straight draws at the start of a European Qualifiers campaign ended with a 2-1 win in Finland. Teemu Pukki cancelled out Andriy Yarmolenko’s fine early strike from distance but Roman Yaremchuk’s smart finish restored the lead before the half-time interval. “We have been waiting for a win,” said relieved stand-in coach Oleksandr Petrakov. “We were under pressure, for sure.”

Best of the rest

  • Łukasz Fabiański’s final home match as a Poland player was a night of celebration, as his side ran out 5-0 winners against San Marino, Robert Lewandowski not among the five scorers on the night.
  • Look out for the highlights of Scotland’s home game against Israel: one of the best matches in the European Qualifiers so far, featuring superb goals at both ends and a dramatic late winner.

Who needs what to qualify

All Friday’s results

Group E: Czech Republic 2-2 Wales, Estonia 2-0 Belarus
Group G: Gibraltar 0-3 Montenegro, Latvia 0-1 Netherlands, Turkey 1-1 Norway
Group H: Cyprus 0-3 Croatia, Malta 0-4 Slovenia, Russia 1-0 Slovakia
Group J: Germany 2-1 Romania, Iceland 1-1 Armenia, Liechtenstein 0-4 North Macedonia

Müller comes to Germany’s rescue


Highlights: Germany 2-1 Romania

Highlights: Germany 2-1 Romania

Hansi Flick made it four wins from four in charge of Germany as substitute Thomas Müller grabbed the winner against resilient Romania. Ianis Hagi’s fine individual strike put the visitors ahead and they defended gallantly until Serge Gnabry fired Germany level early in the second period. Home pressure finally told when Leon Goretzka flicked on Joshua Kimmich’s corner for the unmarked Müller to score in the 81st minute and make it six wins out of seven for the Mannschaft in Group J.

Turkey ascent checked by Norway


Highlights: Turkey 1-1 Norway

Highlights: Turkey 1-1 Norway

Norway stayed ahead of Turkey in Group G as they came back to draw 1-1 in Istanbul and remain closest to section leaders Netherlands. Kerem Aktürkoğlu’s early goal gave Stefan Kuntz the perfect start in his first game as the home side’s new head coach but Kristian Thorstvedt’s leveller before the break means Norway are two points behind the Dutch – and, perhaps more crucially, two ahead of Turkey.

Topsy-turvy draw between Czechs and Wales


Highlights: Czech Republic 2-2 Wales

Highlights: Czech Republic 2-2 Wales

The battle for second behind runaway Group E leaders Belgium remains tight after a thrilling draw in Prague. Aaron Ramsey put Wales ahead on the break but the hosts equalised inside 90 seconds through Jakub Pešek. Wales goalkeeper Danny Ward’s error from a backpass ended in a bizarre own goal but Daniel James steered in superbly to leave both sides on eight points.

Best of the rest

  • Davy Klaassen scored for the third time in four internationals as the Netherlands earned an important victory away to Latvia.
  • Russia and Croatia took giant steps towards finishing in the top two in Group H after wins against Slovakia and Cyprus. The leading pair are six points clear of third-placed Slovenia, for whom Josip Iličić scored twice in a handsome success in Malta.


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