Friday, 1 September 2017

Thursday's 2018 World Cup Qualifiers Round-Up

It was goals galore in Europe for the UEFA qualifiers.
France made Netherlands fall apart in their impressive 4-0 victory.

The main man on show was Thomas Lemar who scored a beautiful brace.

In the same group Bulgaria edged out a 3-2 win over Sweden but still remain just one point shy of the Swedes.

Portugal hosted Faroe islands as Cristiano Ronaldo impressed yet again.

The Real Madrid man scored a hat trick to lead his side to a 5-1 win.

Elsewhere in Group B, Switzerland beat Andorra 3-0 with a brace from Haris Seferovic to stay top of the group.

Belgium stole the show in Group H with a 9-0 thumping of Gibraltar.

Thomas Meunier and Romelu Lukaku each scored hat tricks. However it was not all good news for the Belgians as Axel Witsel recieved a straight red card several minutes after his stunning goal for a hard tackle.

There was a lot of action on show in the CONMEBOL qualifications. 

Paraguay massively upset Chile putting on an incredible performance in their 3-0 win.

Arturo Vidal started things off with an unbelievable own goal that rocketed into the top corner.

From their Victor Caceres and Richard Ortiz both scored to close out the match.

As expected Brazil handled their business against Ecuador.

Goals from Paulinho and Philippe Coutinho kept them well atop the group. Uruguay and Argentina as well as Venezuela and Columbia saw their way to scoreless draws.

At the top of the table in the AFC, Japan beat Australia 2-0 to secure their spot in the World Cup.

The goals included a wonder strike from Yosuke Ideguchi.

The Socceroos and Saudi Arabia are now the two clubs in the group looking for the chance to advance with the later currently ahead on goal difference.

In the CAF, Guinea beat Libya 3-2 in Group A which sees them secure only their first three points of the qualifiers.

However, in Group E, Uganda got an important 1-0 victory over Egypt to go top of the group.

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