Portugal has serrated with a 3: 1 (2: 0) against Turkey in the final around the World Cup playoffs. For the tragic hero was striker Burak Yilmaz, who awarded the compensation from the point shortly before the end.
“I’m proud of this team,” said coach Stefan Kuntz after the game despite the bitter defeat. In Porto, Otavio (15th), Diogo Jota (42.) and Matheus Nunes (90. + 4) for the hosts, Altstar Burak Yilmaz (65th) were still shortened – but then missed a faulerfeter in the 85th minute.
“In Turkey, nobody needs to be ashamed of this team,” Kunttz said continued and also spread some hope: “This defeat could be the beginning of a great future.”
For Germany’s former U21 coach it was the first defeat with the Turks in the fifth game, whose dream of the first World Cup participation since 2002 burst.
Wales with dream gate double pack – Austria fails
For Austria and the German coach Franco Foda, the dream of the World Cup in Cardiff burst. In Wales, the ÖFB selection lost 1: 2 (0: 1). For the Welsh, there should now be the decision game against Ukraine or Scotland in the summer, this play-off semi-final was postponed in the face of the Russian attack war. It should take place in June.
Austria failed mainly at Gareth Bale: The Welsh exceptional player, with Real Madrid only second choice, hit twice (25./51.). Bayern Munich’s Marcel Sabitzer (64.) was only the connection.
The duel between Sweden and the Czech Republic went to the extension on Thursday night. The winner will compete in Poland next Tuesday. The team around Bayern Munich’s striker star Robert Lewandowski moved directly into the final round, because the Russian team was taken out of the competition.
Italy, on the other hand, does not go to the World Cup. Shortly before the end, the European champion was shocked by Nordmasedonia. Here you read all the information!
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WM playoffs: The games on Thursday
|Team 1||Team 2||date|
|WALES||Austria||2: 1 (1: 0)|
|PORTUGAL||Turkey||3: 1 (2: 0)|
|Sweden||Czech Republic||1: 0 (0: 0)|
|Italy||Nordmasedonia||0: 1 (0: 0)|