Denmark became the second European country to enter the 2022 World Cup. After beating Austria 1-0 at home on Tuesday, they ranked first in Group F qualifying, and with two more matches remaining undisputed Seven points ahead of second-placed Scotland, despite the long-term nervousness that seemed to play against the well-organized Austrian team.
After Germany’s promotion on Monday, the Danish team won their place as Joakim Maehle’s goal in the 53rd minute helped them to qualify for the eighth consecutive qualifying victory.
The visiting goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann rejected Andreas Skoff Olsen and Mikel Damsgaard in the first half, and then blocked Thomas Delaney’s efforts in the 48th minute because the home team worked hard. Create clear opportunities.
But five minutes later, Bachmann was unable to recover because the Danish team scored a wonderful goal in the best moment of the game and Delaney was at the core of an amazing move.
The midfielder crossed the middle and crossed four markers, then kicked off for Maehle 8 meters from the near post, making the home fans happy at the crowded Parken Stadium.
Delaney was elated after the game, because Denmark participated in the World Cup for the second time in a row, and before qualifying for the 2020 European Cup semi-finals this year, he reached the top 16 in the 2018 championship.
“In every game, it’s a pleasure,” Delaney told Kanal 5 TV in the country.
“The support we have received. This is unique, and we can be proud of what we have created. In other qualifying matches, we have encountered wind. This is very unique to us.”
Maehle added: “It means a lot. This is one of the coolest nights in a long time in the park. It’s great. It’s important for us to win here and we got this World Cup ticket.”
Denmark and Germany joined Qatar, and the latter automatically won the final seat as the host. Only the European qualifier group winners advance directly, and the runner-up enters the playoffs.
So far, Denmark has scored 27 goals in World Cup qualifiers and has not lost a goal. It has reached the final with the support of some impressive free-flowing football.
Results-European World Cup Qualifiers
1. Ukraine 1-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
2. Kosovo 1-2 Georgia
3.Lithuania 0-2 Switzerland
4. Sweden 2-0 Greece
5. Serbia 3-1 Azerbaijan
6.Faroe Islands 0-1 Scotland
7. Israel 2-1 Moldova
8.Albania 0-1 Poland
9. England 1-1 Hungary
10.Denmark 1-0 Austria
11.Bulgaria 2-1 Northern Ireland
12. San Marino 0-3 Andorra
13. Portugal 5-0 Luxembourg