The striker got a creamy day in the penultimate group game against Kazakhstan and initiated a runaway victory. Another top team also made the qualification for the World Cup in Qatar perfect.
France qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on the penultimate matchday with a real goal spectacle. The defending champion won 8-0 (3-0) against Kazakhstan and is unassailable in Group D. The outstanding Kylian Mbappé with four goals (6th, 12th, 32nd, 87th) shot the hosts almost single-handedly to victory, Karim Benzema (55th, 59th), Adrien Rabiot (75th) and Antoine Griezmann met (84.).
Behind the French (15 points), Finland (11) moved up to second place in the play-off with a 3-1 (1-0) win in Bosnia and Herzegovina and kept the chance of their first participation in the finals. Ukraine (9) will have to play in Bosnia on Tuesday. Finland has the toughest possible task against France.
Belgium also made the World Cup qualifiers perfect. The “Red Devils” won 3-1 (1-0) against Estonia in Group E and can no longer be displaced from first place. Behind Belgium (19 points), Wales (14) have the best chances for the play-off place after a 5-1 (2-0) against Belarus. The Czechs (11) who were not playing on Saturday could overtake Estonia on the final day of the match if Wales lost to Belgium.
In Brussels, Christian Benteke (11th), Yannick Carrasco (53rd) and substitute Dortmund’s Thorgan Hazard (74th) were successful for the Belgians.
The Netherlands have for the time being given the World Cup ticket, which they believed to be safe, from their hands. The Elftal lost a 2-0 lead in Montenegro on Saturday evening and had to be content with a 2-2 draw. This means the final against Norway on Tuesday (8.45 p.m.), which is only two points behind Oranje with 18 points.
Memphis Depay (26th, penalty kick / 54th) gave the team of Bondscoach Louis van Gaal the lead, but the hosts hit back. Ilija Vukotic (82nd) and Nikola Vujnovic (86th) scored shortly before the end. After nine games, the Dutch are at the top of the table with 20 points, Turkey and Norway are waiting with two points less.
A few hours earlier, pursuers Norway had given the Netherlands the chance to qualify directly through the mistake in a goalless draw against Latvia. Now there is a showdown of the competitors in Rotterdam. Turkey is also making a guest appearance in Montenegro.
Barca striker Memphis Depay scored his ten and eleven goals in the ongoing World Cup qualification. Thus, the FC Barcelona striker is clearly ahead of Poland’s Robert Lewandowski, Harry Kane (England) and Israeli Eran Zahavi (all 8) in the scoring list.