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Iceland and Serbia book World Cup spots

  • October 09, 2017
  • Serbia and Iceland explain Monday’s involuntary places
  • Republic of Ireland and Croatia sign play-off spots
  • Spain already qualified; Italy in play-offs
  • Watch highlights of tonight’s games from 24:00CET on Tuesday
  • Permutations: who can validate on Tuesday?

Qualified: Belgium, England, Germany, Iceland, Poland, Russia (hosts), Serbia, Spain

Group D

Serbia 1-0 Georgia

On a night of mixed permutations, Serbia kept it elementary by holding onto tip spot, and a World Cup ticket, interjection to surrogate Aleksandar Prijovic’s 74th-minute goal. Amid ascent Serbian vigour in Belgrade, with Nemanja Matić carrying an bid privileged off a line and Georgia screw Giorgi Makaridze frustrating a hosts, Prijovic slid in an Aleksandar Mitrović cross.

James McClean after scoring Ireland's leader in Wales

James McClean after scoring Ireland’s leader in Wales©AFP/Getty Images

Wales 0-1 Republic of Ireland

Ireland leapfrogged Wales on a final day to take a essential second place in this parsimonious section, with James McClean’s 57th-minute strike in Cardiff holding a Irish into a play-offs. McClean incited in Jeff Hendrick’s cranky moments after Darren Randolph had denied Wales’s Hal Robson-Kanu during a other end.

Moldova 0-1 Austria

Austria finished with a develop of a second true win, this one warranted by Louis Schaub’s 69th-minute bid in Chisinau opposite a Moldovan side consigned to bottom spot. Their charge had been done easier by a progressing sending-off of Moldova’s Artur IoniÅ£a.

Group G

Israel 0-1 Spain

Already positive of initial place in a section, a 2010 universe champions resolved subordinate with a feat given them by Asier Illarramendi’s long-range thunderbolt. The Real Sociedad midfielder noted his second general top with a milling first-time bid from 30 metres to bind a points in Jerusalem.

Spain's Asier Illarramendi celebrates in Albania

Spain’s Asier Illarramendi celebrates in Albania©Getty Images

Albania 0-1 Italy

Italy were certain to finish second regardless of a outcome in Shkoder though conduct into subsequent month’s play-offs on a behind of a feat in what was their 800th diversion interjection to Antonio Candreva’s second-half goal. The Internazionale male picked adult Leonardo Spinazzola’s low severe cranky to glow in a usually idea 17 mins from time – his seventh idea for his nation on his 50th appearance.

FYR Macedonia 4-0 Liechtenstein

These teams already knew they would finish fifth and sixth respectively, though a home side ensured they finished on a winning note with dual goals in 3 mins only before half-time in Strumica. Visar Musliu headed in a 36th-minute corner, before Aleksandar Trajkovski dull off a unconditional pierce with a low shot. Trajkovski afterwards delivered crosses for Enis Bardi and surrogate Arijan Ademi to measure in a three-minute duration mid by a second half.

Group I

Iceland 2-0 Kosovo

After educational UEFA EURO 2016, Iceland will beauty a World Cup for a initial time after claiming a claim win in Reykjavik. The hosts tricked a few nerves though Gylfi Sigurdsson’s excellent strike shortly before a interlude staid them and Kosovo never looked like conjuring an equaliser. Johann Gudmundsson hermetic it mid by a second period, converting Sigurdsson’s cross. Iceland turn a initial nation with a race underneath one million to strech a World Cup.

Luka Modrić enjoys Croatia's essential win in Ukraine

Luka Modrić enjoys Croatia’s essential win in Ukraine©Getty Images

Ukraine 0-2 Croatia

The conflict for second mark hung in a change for over an hour in Kyiv until Andrej Kramarić sloping a beam in Croatia’s foster with dual goals in 9 minutes. Luka Modrić’s pinpoint cranky combined a first, a header, before a smashing first-time pass from Ivan Rakitić forged out a second. It rubber-stamped a Croatians’ runners-up place and play-off berth.

Finland 2-2 Turkey

Finland twice cancelled out Cenk Tosun goals to repudiate Turkey a consolatory feat in Turku. Following Paulus Arajuuri’s progressing equaliser, Joel Pohjanpalo warranted them a pull dual mins from time as a Finns, already cursed to fifth position, struck twice in a rival home diversion for a initial time in 6 years.

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