The defeat of Norway against the Netherlands (2-0), which achieved direct qualification, was added to the victory of Turkey, which sneaks into the play-off. They will also be in the hype of the playoff in March Ukraine, Wales and the Czech Republic
Eyes turned from Rotterdam to Podgorica. In a group that seemed drawn so Netherlandssy Norway the first places will be disputed, he slipped Turkey with a victory against Montenegro and left the Nordics without options or repechage. The consequence is that Erling haaland He will not be at the World Cup in Qatar next year.
The Netherlands was not released against Norway. The empty stands of Rotterdam due to the rebound of Covid in the country cooled the team of Van gaaHe, who created few chances and failed to beat the Nordic goal. The importance of the duel was vital, but there was not a hint of vertigo in a flat match that only Turkey seemed to take advantage of thousands of kilometers away.
The offensive arguments of the Dutch were summarized in two: the dangerous interned by gang of Danjuma and the auctions of Memphis Depay, with the collaboration in the construction of the game of Frenkie De Jong. The culé attacker had the only two clear occasions: a header at the start and a volley from the crescent of the area at the edge of the break. Van Gaal, in a stadium box and in a wheelchair due to a bicycle fall, twisted his face clutching his notebook in front of such a flat team.
Norway, without the leadership of Haaland, injured, hardly demanded more of them. They settled for preventing their rival from accelerating the duel, at least in the first half. Around the locker room, captained by Odegaard, He tried to take a step forward to seek a victory that would leave him alive until March. It did not happen. The goals of Bergwijn and Depay in the addition gave the leadership and the classification to the Orange and to Turkey the repechage.
Ukraine, Wales and Czech Republic
With France Loosely classified, in Group D the country that would continue to fight in the March playoff had yet to be defined. The victory of Ukraine against Bosnia gives him that possibility, that Finland, despite arriving two points ahead on this last day, saw them disappear after the goals of Benzema and Mbappé in Helsinki.
It also remained to define the positions of group E, with Belgium with the ticket in my pocket for days. Then, Welsh and Czech Republic They knew they would be in the hype that will decide the first six crosses of the play-off on November 26. And it is that although it was still necessary to determine who came with the condition of second in the group and who by their ranking in the past UEFA Nations League. Finally it was Wales who finished behind Roberto Martínez’s team.
Reference from elmundo