World Cup 2022: Germany become first side to qualify for Qatar with dominant victory

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Joshua Kimmich Germany.jpg© Getty Images Joshua Kimmich Germany.Germany have confirmed their place at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar after a 4-0 victory over North Macedonia.They are the first side to qualify for next year’s tournament other than the hosts, who qualified automatically.

A double from Timo Werner, sandwiched between second half goals for Chelsea teammate Kai Havertz and starlet Jamal Musiala, secured Hansi Flick’s side a resounding win in Skopje.

It leaves them safely through from UEFA qualifying Group J with an eight-point lead over Romania with two games to play.

Elsewhere in European qualifying action, Wales took a vital step forward as they look to secure second in Group E with a nervy 1-0 win over Estonia in Tallinn.

Kiefer Moore’s early goal proved the difference between the two sides as the hosts squandered a couple of chances to draw level.

It leaves Wales’ fate in their own hands, level on points with the Czech Republic but with a game in hand, with Belgium likely to top of the group.

However striker Moore will now miss Wales’ next game against Belarus after the referee deemed a raised arm to be worthy of a yellow card as he jostled for position in the box.

“It is disappointing – I want to play every game,” Moore told Sky Sports after full-time.

Source:https://www.standard.co.uk/topic/germany

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