Wales returned to the World Cup and Portugal grew into the Nations League – Prisma

This Sunday, June 5, nine more matches are underway for UEFA’s III Nations League, the entity that manages football on the Old Continent. But, finally, after a long and dark journey that began on March 24, 2021, after 258 games and 781 goals, a good average of 3.03, UEFA defines which of the 55 federations it will occupy the next FIFA World Cup. 13 spots assigned to him in the competition. In Cardiff, Wales, in an exciting confrontation, the “Dreigiau”, the “Dragons” of the host nation, battled “Melyna ir Geltona”, or the “Blue-Yellows” of Ukraine, in the final match of the Playoffs .in Repechage. Here is the summary of the game:

COUNTRY OF WALES 1 X 0 UKRAINE
Cardiff, Cardiff City Stadium, 33,280 seats
Audience: 32,660

Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
Goals: Yamrolenko/con

In fact, for reasons that are not clear, even the 32,000 Welsh who almost fill the bucolic stadium in their capital, all dressed in red, in depth, in depth, want the stoic Ukrainian team to qualify. for the World Cup. However, Wayne Hennessey, the brave archer of the “Dragons”, 35 years old, fulfilled his primary obligation and, in the first stage of the fight, on half a dozen opportunities, he suppressed the representative of the homeland who resisted the invaders. Russia from writing to minus one goal.

Worse, for Ukraine, at 34 ‘, in one of Wales’ most spectacular attacks, captain Gareth Bale was accused of a diagonal foul, 30 meters away from the opponent. aim, and the unfortunate Yarmolenko turned it over his head, with no chance. for Georgiy Bushchan. In the final stage, then, the drawing is repeated, with no “Azuis-Amarelos” able to overcome the red wall. With a dramatic five minutes of extra time, the archer made two more remarkable saves. And it allowed Wales to return to a World Cup 64 years after its only appearance, in Sweden/1958, when it reached the quarter-finals and lost 1-0 to Brazil, a goal by Pelé. In Qatar, the “Dragons” will be part of Group B, irony, along with their brother England, their cousins ​​from the United States and Iran.

There are still two places to be filled on the list of 32 World Cup participants. The two will decide on the so -called Intercontinental Playoffs. On Tuesday, June 7, at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Australia will face off. The survivor, on the same pitch, will try, on the 13th, for a spot against Peru. On the 14th, also in Al Rayyan, there was a final war between Costa Rica and New Zealand. In UEFA’s III Nations League, which has nine games in the first installment of its second round, the competition has now amassed 34 games and 87 goals, a reasonable average of 2.56. Here are the sheets and the individual summary of today’s 5 fights:

DIVISION A-2
Portugal/4pg, Czech Republic/4, Spain/2, Switzerland/0

CZECH REPUBLIC 2 X 2 SPAIN
Prague, Sinobo Stadium
Referee: Francois Letexier (France)
Goals: Pesek, Kuchta X Gavi, Iñigo Martínez

The shocking leader of her group in the NL main division, the hostess took the lead after just 4 ’in a defeat to“ Fúria ”at the back. In a shot for the dangerous Kuchta, winger Carvajal complained of an offside that was not there, and the Czech striker just put the ball away for the completion of midfielder Pesek. Carvajal converted 45 ‘, an impeccable cross to Rodri, on the other side of the field. Rodri just gave Gavi a free-kick, 1-1, the 17-year-old’s first international goal. Unforgivably, at 55 ’, Kuchta squandered a 2-1 lead in the face of Unai Simon, the Spanish archer. At 66 ’, however, on another face -to -face shot by Cerny, Kuchta didn’t give up and covered the archer, 2 to 1 being nailed enough. Is there a limit to everything? None of that. Incredibly, “Fúria” equals, at the time of the stop, a revolt by Asensio and a header by Iñigo Martínez that fell inside the crossbar and hit a millimeter into the goal of confused and unfortunate archer Tomás Vaclic.

PORTUGAL 4 X 0 SWITZERLAND
Lisbon, José Alvalade Stadium
Referee: Orel Grinfeld (Israel)
Goals: William Carvalho, Cristiano Ronaldo/2, João Cancelo

After getting a big draw from main Spain, in the first round, Portugal had to beat Switzerland to stay at the top of the table. He conceded a goal in the 5th minute, Seferovic, but was relieved when VAR saw a touch from Schaer on the previous step. Then, at the age of 15, he was even happier when Cristiano Ronaldo took a free-kick before half-moon and archer Kobel hit it in the exact direction of William Carvalho. At age 35, for his mother Dolores ’party in the audience, CR7 doubled when it received help from Diogo Jota. And CR7 will triple, at 40, in another Kobel failure, the ball released in front of the ace after a shot by Diogo Jota. Portugal has not held back the success that has already been guaranteed. It still made it 4 to 0, at 68 ‘, with João Cancelo, after a table with Bernardo Silva. Note: Portugal is the champion of the I Nations League.


B-4 DIVISION
Norway/6, Serbia/3, Sweden/3, Slovenia/0
SERBIA 4 X 1 SLOVENIA
Belgrade, Rajko Mitic Stadium
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (Spain)
Goals: Aleksandar Mitrovic, Milinkovic-Savic, Jovic, Radonjic X Stojanovic

SWEDEN 1 X 2 NORWAY
Solna, Friends Arena
Referee: Anthony Taylor (England)
Goals: Elanga X Haaland/2/1 pen


DIVISION C-2
Greece/6, Kosovo/3, Northern Ireland/1, Cyprus/1
CYPRUS 0 X 0 NORTHERN IRELAND
Larnaca, AEK Arena Georgios Karapatakis
Referee: Enea Jorji (Albania)
KOSOVO 0 X 1 GREECE
Prishtina, Fadil Vokrri Stadium
Referee: John Beaton (Scotland)
Goals: Bakasetas


DIVISION C-4
Georgia/6, North Macedonia/4, Bulgaria/1, Gibraltar/0
GIBRALTAR 0 X 2 NORTH MACEDONIA
Gibraltar, Victoria Stadium
Referee: Alain Durieux (Luxembourg)
Goals: Bardi, Nikolov
BULGARIA 2 X 5 GEORGIA
Razgrad, Huvepharma Arena
Referee: Fabio Maresca (Italy)
Goals: Atanas Iliev, Stefanov X Davitashvili, Andrea Hristov/con, Zivzivadze, Kvaratskhelia/pen, Qazaishvili


DIVISION D-2
Malta/3, Estonia/3, San Marino/0
SAN MARINO 0 X 2 MALTA
Serravalle, San Marino Stadium
Referee: Aliyan Aghayev (Azerbaijan)
Goals: Jan Busuttil, Guillaumier


Upcoming games:

June 6th

DIVISION A-1
Austria/3, Denmark/3, France/0, Croatia/0
AUSTRIA X DENMARK
CROATIA X FRANCE
B-2 DIVISION
Iceland1/, Israel/1, Albania/0, Russia/removed
ICELAND X ALBANIA
ISRAEL WO X 0 RUSSIA
(UEFA, as FIFA has already done, has suspended Russia from all competitions)
DIVISION C-3
Kazakhstan/3, Slovakia/3, Belarus/0, Azerbaijan/0

BELARUS X AZERBAIDJÃO
SLOVAKIA X KAZAKHSTAN
DIVISION D-1
Latvia/3, Moldova/3, Liechtenstein/0, Andorra/0
ANDORRA X MOLDOVA
LATVIA X LIECHTENSTEIN


June 7

DIVISION A-3
Hungary/3, Italy/1, Germany1/, England/0
GERMANY X ENGLAND
ITALY X HUNGARY
B-3 DIVISION
Montenegro/3, Bosnia/1, Finland/1, Romania/0
BOSNIA X ROMANIA
FINLAND X MONTENEGRO
DIVISION C-1
Turkey/3, Luxembourg/3, Lithuania/0, Far Oer Islands/0
FAR OER ISLANDS X LUXEMBOURG
LITHUANIA X TURKEY


June 8

DIVISION A-4
Netherlands, ex-Holland/3, Poland/3, Wales/0, Belgium/0
BELGIUM X POLAND
WALES X NETHERLANDS
B-1 DIVISION
Armenia/3, Ukraine/0, Scotland/0, Republic of Ireland/0
SCOTLAND X ARMENIA
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND X UKRAINE

June 9
DIVISION D-2
Estonia/3, Malta/0, San Marino/0
MALTA X ESTONIA


Previous games:

DIVISION A
GROUP 1

FRANCE 1 X 2 DENMARK
CROATIA 0 X 3 AUSTRIA
GROUP 2
CZECH REPUBLIC 2 X 1 SWITZERLAND
SPAIN 1 X 1 PORTUGAL
GROUP 3
ITALY 1 X 1 GERMANY
HUNGARY 1 X 0 ENGLAND
GROUP 4
BELGIUM 1 X 4 NETHERLAND
POLAND 2 X 1 WALES

DIVISION B
GROUP 1

ARMENIA 1 X 0 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
SCOTLAND X UKRAINE

(Ukraine is still battling for a place in the Qatar Cup, posted on September 21)
GROUP 2
ISRAEL 2 X 2 ICELAND
ALBANIA WO X 0 RUSSIA

(UEFA, as FIFA has already done, has suspended Russia from all competitions)
GROUP 3
FINLAND 1 X 1 BOSNIA
MONTENEGRO 2 X 0 ROMANIA
GROUP 4
SERBIA 0 X 1 NORWAY
SLOVENIA 0 X 2 SWEDEN

C DIVISION
GROUP 1

TURKEY 4 X 0 FAR OER ISLANDS
LITHUANIA 0 X 2 LUXEMBOURG
GROUP 2
CYPRUS 0 X 2 KOSOVO
NORTHERN IRELAND 0 X 1 GREECE
GROUP 3
KAZAKHSTAN 2 X 0 AZERBAIDJAN
BELARUS 0 X 1 SLOVAKIA
GROUP 4
GEORGIA 4 X 0 GIBRALTAR
BULGARIA 1 X 1 NORTH MACEDONIA

DIVISION D
GROUP 1

LATVIA 3 X 0 ANDORRA
LIECHTENSTEIN 0 X 2 MOLDOVA
GROUP 2
ESTONIA 2 X 0 SAN MARINO


Particularly unique for its division into series and brackets, the Nations League project established a democratic regime of access and relegation. The winners of the four division A brackets will compete for the title, in knockout matches, at a venue, chosen by four, from June 14 to 18, 2023. And its champion will win a prize equal to R $ 250 million, in addition to your fair share of sponsorships. In another series, from B to D, the champions of the brackets will be promoted to the Division above. Of course, they also fall into the lowest class, from A to B and from B to C, the last to be classified in each group. In the case of C to D, the bottom will still face supplementary playoffs, in which two will escape. The entity has not yet decided how this NL will serve as a classification for the next Euro, in the qualifiers between March and November 2023, and the final round in Germany, 24 teams, between 14 June and 14 July 2024 .


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