Steven Bergwijn and Memphis Depay struck late to ship the Netherlands by means of to the 2022 World Cup as Group G winners after a 2-0 victory over Norway.
Louis van Gaal has guided the Dutch, who didn’t qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, again to the largest stage of all in Qatar after an eight-year absence.
Elsewhere, Erling Haaland, dominated out of the ultimate World Cup Qualifier at De Kuip, was helpless as his Norwegian compatriots have been dumped out, which means he won’t characteristic at a World Cup till no less than the 2026 version.
Norway’s ache was Turkey‘s acquire as a 2-1 victory in Montenegro noticed them qualify for the World Cup play-offs.
Turkey obtained off to a horrible begin as they conceded a fourth-minute aim when Montenegro ahead Fatos Beciraj volleyed the ball previous goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir from contained in the field.
Turkey levelled within the twenty second minute when ahead Kerem Akturkoglu scored with a bicycle kick following an outstanding cross from midfielder Abdulkadir Omur.
Turkey utilized immense strain within the second half which paid off on the hour when 20-year-old ahead Orkun Kokcu’s drive from outdoors the field left ‘keeper Matija Sarkic helpless and sealed a play-off berth.
Group D: Ukraine into play-offs; Mbappe activates fashion
Ukraine‘s Oleksandr Zinchenko and Artem Dovbyk scored second-half objectives to safe a significant 2-0 win in opposition to Bosnia and Herzegovina of their Group D qualifier on Tuesday that clinched a 2022 World Cup play-off berth.
The unbeaten Ukrainians, who drew six of their eight Group D video games, joined Turkey as unseeded groups within the play-off semi-finals, after rising to second place above Finland, who have been eradicated by shedding 2-0 at house to table-topping France.
Kylian Mbappe arrange Karim Benzema to attain within the 66th minute earlier than getting the second himself 10 minutes later after a speedy solo run down the left flank because the reigning world champions, who had already secured an automated berth with a match to spare, signed off their marketing campaign in fashion.