The Scots showed no weakness in the 3-0 (3-0) win in Cyprus. Scott McTominay scored with his sixth goal of the qualifiers (sixth), Ryan Porteous (16th) and John McGinn (30th) put the bottom team on zero points.
Portugal is also pure. In Group 10, Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates won 1-0 (1-0) in Slovakia thanks to a goal from Bruno Fernandes (43rd place). The surprise team remains Luxembourg, who inflicted a 3-1 (1-0) defeat on the almost hopeless Icelanders at home. With 10 points, it is level with Slovakia, which occupies third place in the group and can look forward to qualifying for the first time. With a difference of four points, Bosnia and Herzegovina was unable to shine in the 2-1 (2-1) win over last-placed Liechtenstein, but it maintained its chances of qualifying.
Georgia was in a losing position against the Spaniards in the heavy rain from the beginning, and it also weakened itself thanks to a relatively early own goal scored by Solomon Kverkevilja (28th minute), and even after leading 4-0 in the first half, coach Luis remained and followed De La Fuente’s team, the goal. The only one from number 78 in the world rankings by Giorgi Chakvetadze (48) did not change anything.
Finally, Dani Olmo (38th), Neco Williams (68th) and FC Barcelona talent Lamine Yamal (74th) are also included in the strike list on his first appearance for the first team. At 16 years and 57 days, Yamal goes down in the books as the youngest Spanish international, ahead of teammate Javi. Gavi was 17 years and 62 days old when he was debuted in 2021. For Georgia, it was the biggest defeat in their 33-year international history.
In the fourth group, Turkey defended its lead thanks to a last-minute goal scored by Bertug Yildirim (88th). In the Eskisehir match at home, a 1-1 (0-0) draw against their first pursuers, Armenia, was enough for them after Artak Dashyan put the visitors ahead (49 minutes). The Armenians, like Croatia, are three points behind the Turks, although they have played more matches than their rivals. The Croats had an entertaining evening with a 5-0 (3-0) win over bottom club Latvia in Rijeka, with Bruno Petkovic (3rd, 44th) scoring twice to take third place in the World Cup.
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