The football team of Iceland
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MOSCOW, October 10. /TASS/. The penultimate game day of the European qualifying tournament of the world championship on football of 2018 in Russia has identified two participants in the final stage, which were the national teams of Serbia and Iceland. In addition, determined almost all of the play-off meetings, leaving behind the teams of Ukraine and Wales.
Earlier the world championship have qualified 15 teams: Russia (as a representative of the host country), England, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Poland, Iran, Spain, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Japan, Egypt, Nigeria and Costa Rica.
The national team of Serbia to take first place in the group, needed a home win over the Georgians, and they have achieved it (1:0). Second place in the internal opposition played a semifinalist of UEFA Euro 2016 national team of Wales, which due to injury could not help the leader garreth bale and team Ireland . Decided goal of Irishman James Macklin in the 57th minute of the match. In the third game of the group the Austrians beat out the team of Moldova (1:0).
Poland and Egypt made it to the final stage of the 2018 world Cup
Final standings: Serbia (21 points), Ireland (19), Wales (17), Austria (15), Georgia (5), Moldavia (2).
Composed of Serbs all match played defender of the St. Petersburg “Zenith” Branislav Ivanovic. The national team of Georgia full match was played by the defender of Khabarovsk “SKA-Energy” George Savelovsky, got the goalkeeper Makhachkala “Anji” Giorgi Loria, defender of Moscow “Locomotive” Solomon Kverkvelia and midfielder Yekaterinburg “Ural” Gia Chanturia.
The matches of the last round in this group had no tournament values, as previously a direct ticket was won by the Spaniards, and in a play-off booked for the Italians. On Saturday, the Italians defeated on the departure of Albanians (1:0), the Italians – the Israelites (1:0), and the Macedonians at home defeated the team of Liechtenstein (4:0). Final standings as follows: Spain (28 points), Italy (23), Albania (13) Israel (12), Macedonia (11) and Liechtenstein (0).
In the composition of the Albanians appeared in the starting lineup and was substituted in stoppage second half time midfielder, “Akhmad” odise Roshi of FSV Frankfurt.
For the Italian national team match with the Albanians became the 800th in team history.
The Icelanders, who in the summer of 2016 for the first time acted in the European championship and came into the finals next summer for the first time in history will perform at the world Cup, in last round they defeated the team of Kosovo (2:0). The second place was played in Kiev, the national teams of Ukraine and Croatia, and balkanites were able to succeed in the second half, winning with the score 2:0. In the third game, the Finns and the Turks played a draw (2:2). Final standings: Iceland (22 points), Croatia (20), Ukraine (17) Turkey (15) Finland (9) and Kosovo (1).
Consisting of Icelanders entire game held Central defender of Kazan “Rubin” Ragnar Sigurdsson in the second half came on the pitch the defender of “Rostov” Sverrir Ingason. The national team of Kosovo in the second half came on as a substitute midfielder “Akhmad” Bernard Berisha. Composed of Croats in the end of the match appeared on the field playing on loan at Spartak Moscow midfielder Mario Pasalic.
Egyptians for the first time since 1990 I qualified for the world Cup
The national team of Poland national football team qualified for the 2018 world Cup
The Slovaks took second place in the group and can play in the playoffs for the 2018 world Cup
Team Costa Rica soccer has qualified for the 2018 world Cup
The participants of the play-offs
Results in group D and I determined that Slovakia was the worst in points among the teams that took in their groups the second places (will not count games that have become in the last group).
Thus, became known five of the eight participants in joint games, which were the national teams of Northern Ireland, Denmark, Italy, Ireland, Croatia and Greece. On two straight trips through the “joints” on Tuesday will be drawn in groups A (contenders – France, Sweden and the Netherlands) and B (Switzerland and Portugal). In group H, the Belgians are already guaranteed first place and the second will be the Greeks who will play with the outsider of group a Gibraltar team.
The world Cup will be held in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15.