There are already five teams classified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, after France and Belgium got their ticket in UEFA
France and Belgium will participate in the Qatar World Cup 2022 after beating Kazakhstan (8-0) and Estonia (3-1), respectively, on a day in which the Netherlands complicated their existence with a draw against Montenegro (2-2) with which they could not join the roster of teams that have already stamped their tickets: Germany, Denmark and Brazil.
There are already six teams (including the hostess, Taste) who will play next world Cup. At the moment, none of them is a surprise. Little by little the forecasts of the strongest theorists are fulfilled, only the Netherlands was left without classification.
The team that brought out its quality the most was France. The current world champion will not miss the appointment. He needed to beat Kazakhstan and he did it without any problem. Didier Deschamps’s men, in 45 minutes, finished off Kazakhstan.
With a display of Kylian MbappéFrance went 3-0 at halftime thanks to a hat-trick from the Paris Saint Germain striker, the first for their national team. Then he would score the fourth on his private account at the end of the game. But, between minute 6 and 32, he got the French victory on track and, incidentally, broke a four-year streak without scoring in a World Cup tie since he did it in 2017 against the Netherlands.
In group G, there was no good news for Holland, who will continue to fight to return to a World Cup after his absence at Russia 2018. Louis Van Gaal’s team missed their chance and took a disastrous draw on their visit to Montenegro despite having a two-goal lead.
The Dutch team seemed to claim victory thanks to Memphis Depay. First, the Barcelona player opened the scoring from the penalty spot. Later, in the second half, he scored the second, after anticipating his marker with a precise heel strike. It was not enough. Van Gaal’s team lowered their arms and Ikija Vukotic and Nikola Vujnovic, in the 82nd and 86th minutes, respectively, spoiled the party for a team that has gotten into trouble.
Now, Turkey and Norway also have options to be leaders of Group G, who add two points less. And, although the presence in the World Cup of one of the stars of the planet, Erling Haaland, was in danger, the draw of the Van Gaal team has given him a chance. Without the Dortmund striker, out due to injury, Norway did not go beyond a goalless draw on the visit to Oslo from Latvia. With Alexander Sorloth and Martin Odegaard at the helm, they did not win, but the puncture of the Netherlands makes them dependent on themselves.
Both teams will meet in Amsterdam on the last day. A Nordic victory and another in Turkey’s Montenegro, which beat Gibraltar 6-0 with five assists from Burak Yilmaz, will knock the Netherlands out of the World Cup for the second time in a row.
Belgium the list of classified teams closed and coach Roberto Martínez scored another success. Now, he will have what may be the Belgian golden generation’s last chance to do something big in a big tournament.
They won 3-1 to Estonia, with Eden Hazard in the eleven and replaced by his brother Thorgan in the second after wasting a heads up. But, the great protagonist of the duel was not the Real Madrid player. That goal was scored by Atlético’s Yannick Carrasco, who scored a great goal with an unstoppable left-foot from outside the area. Before, Christian Benteke scored the first and then Thorgan Hazard gave peace of mind to his fans with the final 3-1.
There are already five invited to Qatar 2022 of the 32 places available, and during the FIFA date, more teams can certify their passage to the World Cup.