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Belgium 4 - 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina: Belgium continue perfect start against Bosnia and Herzegovina

Posted Saturday, October 08, 2016 by PA

Belgium moved to the top of Group H after a 4-0 win against Bosnia and Herzegovina in their World Cup qualifier in Brussels. An own goal by Emir Spahic opened the scoring on 26 minutes and Belgium doubled their lead just three minutes later when Eden Hazard got on the end of Dries Mertens' cross. The Euro 2016 quarter-finalists looked much the stronger side throughout the game and Roberto M...Full Story »

Latvia 0 - 2 Faroe Islands: Faroe Islands second in Group B after win in Latvia

Posted Saturday, October 08, 2016 by PA

The Faroe Islands recorded a first-ever victory over Latvia with a 2-0 FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group B win. The Faroes started strongly and Sonni Nattestad opened the scoring after 19 minutes when he got on the end of Rene Joensen's corner and fired a left-footed shot past Andris Vanins. Despite a much-improved Latvia performance after the break the Faroe Islands doubled their adva...Full Story »

Portugal 6-0 Andorra: Ronaldo hits four on international return

Posted Saturday, October 08, 2016 by Goal.com

Portugal 6-0 Andorra: Ronaldo hits four on international return The Real Madrid star returned to international weekend with style, opening the scoring after just 70 seconds before adding a further three later in the game Cristiano Ronaldo scored four on his Portugal return in a 6-0 World Cup qualifying victory over nine-man Andorra at the Estadio Municipal de Aveiro. In his first internationa...Full Story »

Netherlands 4-1 Belarus: Promes breaks international duck with double

Posted Saturday, October 08, 2016 by Goal.com

Netherlands 4-1 Belarus: Promes breaks international duck with double   The Spartak Moscow winger found the back of the net twice as Oranje got themselves up and running in Group A of the 2018 World Cup qualifying phase on Friday evening Quincy Promes scored his first international goals as Netherlands sealed their first win of 2018 World Cup qualifying with a 4-1 victory over Belarus at...Full Story »

France 4-1 Bulgaria: Gameiro double inspires Les Bleus to victory

Posted Saturday, October 08, 2016 by Goal.com

France 4-1 Bulgaria: Gameiro double inspires Les Bleus to victory The Atletico Madrid striker bagged a brace as Didier Deschamps' charges registered their first victory in the 2018 World Cup qualifying phase at Stade de France on Friday Two goals from Kevin Gameiro helped France return to winning ways with a 4-1 thumping of Bulgaria in Friday's World Cup qualifier in Paris. The Atletico Madri...Full Story »

Estonia 4 - 0 Gibraltar: Second-half goal rush sees Estonia past Gibraltar

Posted Saturday, October 08, 2016 by PA

Four second-half goals against Group H's bottom side Gibraltar saw Estonia get off the mark in World Cup qualifying. Gibraltar began to tire after the break and Mattias Kait took advantage by getting on the end of Konstantin Vassiljev's cross on 47 minutes. Vassiljev doubled Estonia's lead just five minutes later with a low shot beyond Gibraltar goalkeeper Jordan Perez and Kait got his secon...Full Story »

Greece 2 - 0 Cyprus: Greece lightning strikes twice against Cyprus

Posted Saturday, October 08, 2016 by PA

Greece made it two wins from as many World Cup Group H qualifiers following a 2-0 derby victory over Cyprus at a wet Karaiskakis Stadium. First-half goals from Kostas Mitroglou and Petros Mantalos helped the hosts follow up their 4-1 win in Gibraltar last time out. The match, involving two teams with the same national anthem, was the subject of a pitch inspection ahead of kick-off following a...Full Story »

Portugal 6 - 0 Andorra: Cristiano Ronaldo helps himself to four goals as Portugal crush nine-man Andorra

Posted Saturday, October 08, 2016 by PA

Cristiano Ronaldo scored four World Cup qualifying goals as European champions Portugal humbled nine-man Andorra 6-0 in Aveiro. The captain reached 65 international strikes with a brace in each half, Joao Cancelo and Andre Silva adding the extras against a team which lost Jordi Rubio and Marc Rebes to red cards. Ronaldo was sidelined by injury when Portugal kicked off their qualifying campai...Full Story »

Hungary 2 - 3 Switzerland: Super-sub Stocker sees Switzerland squeeze past Hungary

Posted Saturday, October 08, 2016 by PA

Substitute Valentin Stocker scored a late winner as Switzerland beat Hungary 3-2 in Budapest to make it back-to-back World Cup qualifying victories. It appeared as if Hungary would claim a share of the spoils after Adam Szalai had netted twice to cancel out goals from Haris Seferovic and Ricardo Rodriguez, his first at international level. But Stocker found the net a minute after his introduct...Full Story »

Netherlands 4 - 1 Belarus: Quincy Promes off the mark with a brace as Holland beat Belarus

Posted Saturday, October 08, 2016 by PA

Quincy Promes scored his first two international goals as Holland overpowered Belarus 4-1 in their World Cup qualifier in Rotterdam. The Spartak Moscow winger struck twice in the first half to put the Dutch in control before Alexei Rios pulled one back in the Group A fixture. But any prospect of a fightback was swiftly extinguished by Davy Klaassen, and Vincent Janssen added a fourth for the h...Full Story »

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