France, the defending champion, and Belgium joined the third, final edition in Russia, with the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in football, with the first wide victory over their guest Kazakhstan 8-0, and the second against its guest Estonia 3 – 1 in the seventh penultimate round of European qualifiers.
On the other hand, the Netherlands missed the opportunity to reach them by falling into the trap of a 2-2 draw against hosts Montenegro, and they now have to wait for the last round on Tuesday to return to the global wedding, after they missed the last edition.
The number of qualified teams for the final rose to six after Germany, Denmark, Brazil and Qatar, which automatically qualified as the host country.
In the first match at the Parc des Princes in Group D, Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe imposed himself as a star by scoring half of his country’s “super-hat-trick” in the 6, 12, 32 and 87 minutes.
Mbappe became the first player to win a quartet for France since Just Fontaine 63 years ago, specifically against West Germany “6-3” at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden.
“We will go to Qatar to win the World Cup,” Mbappe said after the match.
Mbappe was not satisfied with the net, but also scored the fifth goal for his country, signed by Real Madrid star Karim Benzema, and won a penalty, from which Atletico Madrid player Antoine Griezmann scored the seventh goal, and Benzema the fourth. . goal as well, and Juventus midfielder Adrian Rabiot VI.
France thus secured its participation in the World Final for the 16th time in its history, and the defense of its title, which was crowned in 2018 in Russia, when it defeated Croatia 4-2 in the final, knowing that it was crowned the world champion. when it hosted the 1998 edition.
In the same group, Finland bolstered their hopes of a World Cup qualifying final, with a valuable win over Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-1 in the latter’s backyard.
Finland captured Ukraine’s second place, two points ahead of the last round, with the first meeting with France in Helsinki, and the second with Bosnia outside its stadium.
In the second, Belgium reached the final for the fourteenth time in their history by defeating their guest Estonia 3-1.
Christian Benteke, Yannick Carrasco and Thorgan Hazard scored the goals for Belgium, and Eric Sorga scored the goal for Estonia.
It was Belgium’s fifth consecutive victory and sixth in the qualifiers, which strengthened its position at the top of the group with 19 points, and thus booked its ticket to the World Wedding for the fourteenth time in its history.
In the same group, Wales took a big step to secure second place and thus enter the final honoring their guest, Belarus, with five goals for Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey (3 and 50 penalties), Liverpool defender Nico Williams (20). ), and Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davis. (77), Burnley defender Conor Roberts (89), against a goal by Artem Kontsevoy (87).
Wales were second in second place with 14 points, three points ahead of their partner, the Czech Republic, which missed the seventh round, and Wales play with their guest Belgium, and the Czechs with their guest Estonia on Tuesday in the last eighth round.
The Netherlands missed an opportunity to settle qualification early as it advanced over their host Montenegro 2-0 until the 82nd minute, before the latter corrected the situation and resolved a tie at the end of the match in the penultimate ninth round of Group G. competition. .
The Netherlands needed a win to secure a direct qualification, especially after Norway fell in a 0-0 draw with their host Latvia, and the Netherlands are still top of the group with 20 points, compared to 18 for Turkey, who beat Norway by a goal. difference.
And the Netherlands needs one point from their match with their guest, Norway, to ensure a direct qualification, while Turkey is a guest of Montenegro.
On the other hand, Turkey gained the advantage of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, at the expense of Norway, after the first win over Gibraltar 6-0, and the second fall in a pointless draw with their guest Latvia.
On the other hand, Norway, who played the match in the absence of German Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Halland, failed to win, leaving the advantage of the final in the hands of Turkey.