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FIFA Group F Qualifier Results

FIFA Group F Qualifier Results

Amidst the grueling qualifiers, Russia has successfully secured its World Cup spot. Portugal had their chance to steal the spotlight from Russia, but a draw against Israel required them to settle for the play-offs.

 

Russia

Russia has already booked their flight for Brazil. The squad can now focus on their preparations as they successfully triumphed in their last 2 matches.
Prior to their last encounters, Russia is already dominating its group. However, with just a point higher than Portugal, the squad is still, in danger of losing its automatic qualification. Such situation readily compelled Russia to win all of its remaining matches and indeed, they delivered and exceeded all expectations Denis Glushakov, Alexander Kerzhakov, Victor Faizulin and Alexander Samedov. Not only did they embark in a scoring spree, they also kept a clean sheet.

 

During their last match, Russia delivered once again. This time around, it was a down the wire fight that seemed to end in a draw. However, Roman Shirokov nailed the winning shot and sealed the country’s World Cup berth.

 

 

Portugal

Portugal had the chance to steal the spotlight from Russia and fly immediately to Brazil. However, Israel made a disappointing goal that saw the match end in a draw.

 

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Israel kept Portugal on their toes and even threatened the group’s runners-up for a major upset. Ricardo Costa nailed the opener. However, just in the nick of time, Ben Basat secured Israel’s first and last goal in the match.

 

Despite the frustrating stalemate, Portugal, won over Luxembourg with 3 goals to nil to secure a place in the play-offs.

 

Israel, Azerbaijan, Northern Ireland and Luxembourg

The World Cup journey of these squads already ended. Nevertheless, their stellar performance during the initial phase of the qualifier is already a successful feat.

 

 

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