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TASS, 8 Oct. Team Slovakia won a major victory over the team of Malta with the score 3:0 in the last match of the qualifying tournament of world championship-2018 on football will pass in Russia.

Goals were scored by Adam German (33rd and 62nd minutes) and Ondrej Duda (69). In the other match of group F, Slovenia drew with Sc otland 2:2. Thus, the Slovaks, scoring 18 points, took the second place, the Scots were the third (18). Team Slovakia has a chance to play in the play-offs for qualifying for the world Cup, which will be attended by the best eight teams of runners in the nine qualifying groups.

In addition, the second place team of Slovakia has guaranteed participation in the play-offs the team Northern Ireland previously secured second place in group C. In the ranking of the teams occupying the second place in their groups, the Northern Ireland with 13 points become inaccessible at least for the Slovaks (12), thus securing their place in the top eight of the second teams of the nine groups. This table does not take into account the results of matches against teams which were in each group.

In another match of the group England were stronger than the team of Lithuania 1:0. The British had previously secured the top spot in the standings and qualify for the world Cup, now they have 26 points. Fourth place went to Slovenia (15), the fifth – Lithuania (6), the sixth – Malta (1).

World Cup matches will be held from 14 June to 15 July 2018 in Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Kazan, Sochi, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Volgograd, Rostov-on-don, Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg and Saransk.