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Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Portugal beat Luxembourg 5-0 in Group A of the World Rankings.

Ronaldo converted two penalties in the first 13 minutes to secure his 58th career triple with a late header for his club and country.

Bruno Fernandes and Pallinha found their target when Portugal fell one point behind group leaders Serbia, who are hosting the final.

Portugal’s victory establishes a direct shootout Serbia For first place after winning Azerbaijan 3-1 in Belgrade.

Group I: Crowd problems in Albania and Wembley

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The World Cup qualifiers between Albania and Poland were suspended after fans fired missiles into the stadiums as Polish players celebrated their goal.

AlbaniaQualifying against the World Cup Poland Domestic supporters throwing objects at rival players celebrating their first goal at Tirana were suspended.

Carol Sviedersky gave the Poles a 1-0 lead, with 13 minutes left in the Group I game, when he and his teammates were thrown from the stand with plastic bottles. The players left the pitch more than 20 minutes after the incident at Air Albany Stadium.

Poland maintained their slight lead as they resumed play three points behind group leaders England, overtaking the hosts in reaching the tournament in Qatar next year.

Prior to the incident, which caused a long delay, Polish midfielder Piotr Zilinsky was also attacked with an object from the crowd.

Albania, who want to reach a World Cup final for the first time, will travel to Wembley next month to face Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions before ending their home campaign against Andorra.

An unforgettable night inside and outside the hosts, they are five points behind England and two points behind Poland, their real hope of qualifying for the play-offs.

Below average England They drew 1-1 Hungary Amidst the unrest at Wembley on Tuesday, the final qualifier against Albania in November awaits an automatic move to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

England beat Hungary 4-0 last month, but Luke Shaw’s high boot allowed Roland Sallai to score from the penalty spot (24) and needed a shot from John Stones’ post (37). Host. Level

Raheem Sterling smashed a post as England began to find their rhythm, but the second-half dominance and excellent chances passed through Sterling and Harry Kane, who finally came on as substitutes in the 15th minute. Gareth Southgate can win.

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Gareth Southgate admits he was surprised England fell below their normal level with a 1-1 draw against Hungary at Wembley on Tuesday and felt his players were hungry to hold on.

Earlier, when the two teams met in September, Hungarian supporters, convicted of racial slurs against English players, knocked the local team down, raised banners against the tie gesture, and clashed with police at the stand and exploded flames. When they scored. A man has been arrested in connection with a racially abusive public disorder following a Butler reference.

After the defeat to England, Hungary’s own chances of reaching Qatar diminished, with Albania beating them at home and abroad, but the England leaders in Group I must beat Albania on November 12 at Wembley. Before their last group match. San Marino.

Andorra They won the last two matches of Group I 3-0 San Marino – Their first away win in 16 attempts and the biggest international victory in their history.

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Group F: Scotland prepares shock with Moldova

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Highlights of the European World Cup Qualifying Group F match between the Faroe Islands and Scotland.

Linden Dykes Sec Scotland With a dramatic late winner against him Faroe Islands Get to the World Cup qualifying round and get Steve Clark’s team in 90 minutes.

After a 3-2 win over Israel at Hampden Park on Saturday, the Scots traveled to the lead Torshaw, but it seemed a bit difficult for the visitors.

However, with four minutes left in regulation time, a cross from substitute Nathan Patterson came out of the dice and ended in the net, after which the Slovenian referee looked like an eternity when he checked the jug ball and the goal gave way for the decisive goal. . 1- 0 win.

European World Cup Qualifiers: Group F
European World Cup Qualifiers: Group F

Scotland need three points in their last two Group F matches next month, the first of which is a trip to Moldova ahead of the final home game against the group’s uncontested champions. DenmarkWith a 1-0 victory, Qatar secured the top spot as the third team to reach 2022 Austria, Two Joachim Mehle closed in the second half.

Elsewhere, Israel Recovered from last Saturday’s defeat to Scotland Moldova.

Group C: Northern Ireland’s hopes end in Bulgaria

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Highlights of the World Cup qualifier between Bulgaria and Northern Ireland.

A bad week Northern Ireland It got even worse on Tuesday night when I saw two sharp shots from Todor Nedelev Bulgaria He came back from behind to win 2-1 at Sofia.

Connor Washington’s sixth international goal gave Ian Barracklo ‘s side a chance at half time as they lost 2-0 to Switzerland on Saturday, ending their World Cup qualifying hopes, but all went wrong after the break. .

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Bulgarian boss Jason Petrov was rewarded for stirring up his pack at the break, however, Nedelev earned his credit by beating Bailey Peacock-Farrell twice in the 11th minute.

For Baraclov, this was even more disappointing, as it gained positive momentum late last month but last week saw things deteriorating rapidly, and Qatar’s dream is now certainly dead.

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Northern Ireland coach Ian Barracklo admits their team did not take advantage of their chances as their World Cup qualifiers were lost 2-1 to Bulgaria.

Elsewhere, Switzerland The 4-0 victory ended Bulgaria’s qualifying hopes Lithuania.

Braille and goals from Braille Embolo ensured a superb victory for Renato Stefan and Mario Gavonovic, with Switzerland leading third-placed Bulgaria to 14 points with eight points.

This means that European champions Italy will face Switzerland by a goal difference only in Rome next month, with both teams battling for the top spot.

Group B: Sweden-Spain clash ends

Sweden In Group B, they beat Spain 2-0 to take first place Greece, Thanks to goals from Emil Forsberg and Alexander Isaac in the second half.

Sweden’s victory sets the group in an exciting final, with the Swedes leading Spain with two points from two matches.

Group D: Puki breaks Finnish record

The team became Puki FinlandTop scorer with two goals in a 2-0 victory Kazakhstan.

The Norwich striker’s brace led to 33 international goals, one more than the Finnish legend Jarry Litman.

With this victory, Finland finished third in Group D, one point behind Ukraine, 1-1 draw Bosnia and Herzegovina, Four behind leaders France.

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