France rejoices against the Netherlands. A team colleague steals Cristiano Ronaldo the show, and Belgium’s Christian Benteke writes about the victory against Gibraltar. A look at the matches of the World Cup qualification.
Netherlands – France 0: 1 (0: 1)
Deputy European champion France has made an important step on the way to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. In the win in Amsterdam, the selection of coach Didier Deschamps led by a remote team from Paul Pogba (31 minutes). After that, the French made it easy for the Dutch to fall short of their injured captain Wesley Sneijder and Bayern, who were also beaten by Bayern, Arjen Robben. With only four points the team from the last criticized coach Danny Blind is only third – after missing the European Championship, the selection must also fear the World Cup participation.
Sweden – Bulgaria 3: 0 (2: 0)
France’s worst rivals in Group A remain Sweden. Thanks to a close victory in Bulgaria the selections are second. The goals scored Ola Toivonen (39), Oscar Hiljemark (45) and Victor Nilsson Lindelöf (58). Belarus came in the third game of the group only to a 1: 1 (0-0) against Luxembourg.
Andorra – Switzerland 1: 2 (0: 1)
In Group B, Switzerland finished third in the third game in Andorra. The Hoffenheimer Fabian Schär first met Foulelfmeter (19th), the final score was Leverkusens Admir Mehmedi (77).
Faroe Islands – Portugal 0: 6 (0: 3)
With six points Portugal is second. The European champion made a 6: 0 (3-0) defeat against outsiders Andorra three days after the 6-0 win against the Faroe Islands. André Silva stole captain and superstar Cristiano Ronaldo with a Hattrick (12th, 22nd, 37th) the show. The Real Madrid player had met four times against Andorra, but this time he was only successful once. The third game of this group won Hungary in Latvia 2-0 (1: 0).
Gibraltar – Belgium 0: 6 (0: 3)