The European qualifiers for the world cup are wrapped up, and we saw some top-ranked teams still waiting for the playoffs to see if they can qualify for it. The playoffs are going to happen next year. The top teams like Portugal, Italy, Sweden will have a final chance to be eligible for the world cup. Portugal will try to qualify for the world cup at any cost as it will probably be Cristiano Ronaldo’s last and final world cup. A world cup without Ronaldo cannot be thought of. Crypto betting will have an influence on the upcoming world cup.
The European Champions, Italy, still don’t know how they missed the direct qualification. Under Mancini, they were like the invincibles. But currently, they are nowhere near the form by which they won the Euro Cup last July.
Let’s look at the best XI of the week:
Goalkeeper: Yann Sommer
The Swiss goalkeeper was crucial in getting a draw on the second last match in the qualifiers. His saves were vital to stop Italy from scoring goals. In the last and final game against Bulgaria, he kept a clean sheet. There was much to do for him. But still, he was holding his focus throughout the game.
Right-back: Trent Alexander Arnold
The Liverpool man was crucial in the final match when England thrashed San Marino for ten goals. He bagged three assists in ten minutes in the first half and was one of the best players on the field.
Left-back: Andrew Robertson
Another Liverpool man and the captain of Scotland was key in defeating Denmark in the tenth game. The Danes were unbeaten in all the last nine matches. But Scotland beat them for two goals and ended their unbeaten streak.
The Scottish defender scored the first goal for Scotland and kept a clean sheet. His blocks were key in denying the goals for Denmark.
The Manchester United defender scored the opening goal for England in the 6th minute and denied the only few chances of San Marino.
Serbia’s captain’s goal put the team back after Portugal scored earlier in the game. His captaincy was very much appreciated throughout the match.
In the 4-0 win against Bulgaria, The former Liverpool player was vital in providing the balls regularly for the attackers. He provided two assists in the game.
The Chelsea academy product was seen everywhere in the game. His contributions were equal in both defending and attacking.
The England captain scored four goals against San Marino, and in the previous match, he scored a hattrick.
He was the one who scored the injury-time goal, which resulted in the disappointment of all Portugal fans.
The Barcelona attacker scored the second goal against Norway to seal their victory and to book their tickets to Qatar.