Denmark and England, who comfortably dominate their groups, are looking to take another step towards the next World Cup in Qatar in 2022, when they face Moldova and Andorra respectively on Saturday in the seventh qualifying round. Europeans.
Denmark lead Group F with 18 points and are the only team to have won their six qualifying matches with 22 goals and clean sheets.
In the event that the Danes beat the bottom of the standings with an orphan point, the Scandinavian team, which reached the last European Cup semi-finals, will guarantee one of the first places in the group (the first qualifies directly while the second completes another qualifying round).
On the other hand in the same group, Scotland will try to consolidate its second position (11 points) when it receives Israel, the third with ten points.
In the ninth group, the English trip to Andorra will be logically easy, especially since the first leg ended with Gareth Southgate’s men sweeping their guests with a clear four on September 5.
The European vice-champion dominates the group he leads with 16 points (five wins and one draw). In the event that the comrades of Tottenham star Harry Kane succeed in defeating Andorra, then Hungary on October 12, and achieving positive results in the following matches, the “Three Lions” team will guarantee their qualification for the next one. World Cup.
As for Albania, which occupies second place with 12 points, it will be the guest of fourth Hungary (10 points), while third Poland (11) will welcome the humble team of San Marino at the bottom of the standings. with zero points.
In the first group, which Portugal leads with 13 points and was exempted from competitions on Saturday to play a friendly match with Qatar, Serbia (the second with 11 points) will move on to a confrontation with Luxembourg, the third with six points. .
Portugal will guarantee one of the first two places in the group, if they beat Luxembourg next Tuesday.
Portugal will also directly guarantee Cristiano Ronaldo’s qualification for the World Cup, if Serbia are unable to score more than one point in their two matches in October.
For its part, Spain will not play any match in the current round, as the leaders of Group B will focus on the final of the European League of Nations against France on Sunday at the San Siro stadium in Milan, after the qualification of “La Roja “. and “Les Coqs” at the expense of Italy and Belgium, respectively. .
Thus, the Spanish leaders with 13 points will see the second Swedish team (9 points with two games less) welcoming Kosovo the fourth with four points, while Greece (the third with six points) face their last host Georgia with a point.
The Spaniards’ victim in the Nations League semi-finals, Italy, will also not play in the Group C competition they lead with 14 points.
Thus, the Swiss, who occupy the second place (8 points with two games less), will try to reduce the gap to three points with the “Azzurri”, when they host Northern Ireland (third with 5 points). ) Saturday.
In group D, the world champion France will also miss the matches to devote it to the final of the European League of Nations, and it will monitor the confrontation between its opponents, Ukraine and Finland (respectively second and third with 5 points ).
For the French, a victory in November against Kazakhstan, the lowest ranked, or a victory against Finland on the 16th of the same month, will guarantee the men’s qualification of Didier Deschamps.