World Cup Qualifying Results, Netherlands Failed to qualify for Russia 2018

World Cup Qualifying Results, Netherlands Failed to qualify for Russia 2018

The Dutch national team certainly failed to qualify for the World Cup in 2018 despite winning the final game of the European zone qualifying group counter Swedish national team on Tuesday (10/10/2017) or Wednesday morning GMT

In pressure to win 7-0, the Dutch national team “just” 2-0 win over Sweden at Amsterdam ArenA. De Oranje’s two-goal victory in the game was scored by Arjen Robben with a penalty in the 16th minute and a long-range shot in the 40th minute.

This victory did make the Netherlands equal the achievement points Sweden, 19 points. However, Robben et al surplus only 9 goals versus 17 Swedish.

Top of Group A positions filled by France are in the final game win 2-1 over Belarus with 23 points. They also qualify directly to the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

Meanwhile, Sweden is still likely to appear in Russia 2018 via the play-off line. The new Yellow Viking opponent will be drawn on 17 October.

To note, the 2018 World Cup qualifiers European zone is divided into 9 groups. Eight second best ranking will play play-offs for four tickets remaining.

For the Netherlands, this is the second successive failure to perform in an international tournament. Previously, they are also absent in the 2016 European Cup.

Results Group A European 2018 World Cup qualifying zone:

France 2-1 Belarus (Antoine Griezmann 27 ‘, Olivier Giroud 33’; Anton Saroka 44 ‘)

Luxembourg 1-1 Bulgaria (Olivier Thill 2 ‘; Ivailo Chochev)

Netherlands 2-0 Sweden (Arjen Robben 16’-penalty, 40 ‘)

Chiellini: Italy Must Sample Criticism

Chiellini: Italy Must Sample Criticism

Giorgio Chiellini insists Italy is not affected from criticism ahead of Macedonia in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.

Italy entered this match with a disappointing performance, where they had to play a playoff game to occupy a position in Russia, but the Juventus defender admits his lack of compactness outside the training ground did not help.

“This will be a challenging match, Macedonia is a quality country so this fight will not be easy,” said the Juventus defender.

“We have to stay focused during the game. Destruction? Unfortunately there are ups and downs in football and the team does not have to go to the top along with what they say.

“We have to stay away from such negative voices. Kmi will undergo a play-off game with confidence and respect to our opponents.

“Should the criticisms do not affect us. Critics? We lost to Spain, one of the best teams in modern football. “