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England needs to agree on a difficult road ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after participating in the European qualification for Euro 2020 together with Polish Robert Lewandowski and Hungarian Hungary.
The French world champion has a clear way to go, but Ukraine is the only potential threat in Group D.
Meanwhile, the Norwegian striker Erling Haaland threatens the hope of the Netherlands to lead Group G and reach the final for the first time since reaching the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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Only ten group winners made it to the finals in November and December 2022 and three more play-off places. The ten runners-up and the two biggest group winners in the UEFA League of Nations 2020-21 did not qualify directly.
England’s Gareth Southgate, which reached the semi-finals in Russia in 2018, is the best placed and perhaps most dangerous player to make the trip to Qatar, as he plays as a duo with Poland and Hungary. On the World Cup of 1974 in Wembley in 1973 Poland took the place of England with a 1-0 victory.
The Bavarian striker Lewandowski scored 16 goals against Poland in the Russian qualifying tournament of 2018. He will play a crucial role in Russia’s attempt to win Group I for England. Albania, San Marino and Andorra form the other six groups.
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Poland is clearly a very good team, while Hungary has just been mentioned in the first division of the League of Nations. So it is exactly these games that we know it will be difficult, Southgate said at a press conference after the draw.
It must be as difficult as the others, but we have confidence in our team and in the way we improve.
We’re not naive enough to think one of these games will be a gang. I can imagine the matches against all these opponents, which have been difficult for many managers in England for years.
France begins its selection campaign in March and plans a cruise in a group of five, including Ukraine, Finland, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kazakhstan.
The trips will be very long, according to the French coach Didier Deschamps. We’ll have to wait until Tuesday to get the calendar. This can cause additional problems. I’m not gonna jump through the roof. We must always show enough humility and respect for these teams.
European champions – Portugal is expected to lead Group A against Serbia, including the Republic of Ireland, Luxembourg and Azerbaijan. Cristiano Ronaldo, who is after Ali Daei’s world record of 109 international goals, has confirmed that Qatar 2022 will be his last tournament for Portugal – if they qualify.
Spain, the 2010 world champions, will lose to Sweden, Greece, Georgia and Kosovo, while Italy will try to make up for their failure in 2018 by defeating Switzerland, Northern Ireland, Bulgaria and Lithuania in Group C.
Belgium, number one on the FIFA world ranking list, is up against Wales, the Czech Republic, Belarus and Estonia in group E.
We have met Wales in the past and these matches have always been competitive and the Czech Republic has always been a competitive team, said the Belgian coach Roberto Martinez.
It will be difficult for both parties. Their profile is similar to that of many interesting young players.
Group F appears to be the most open, with Denmark, Austria and Scotland likely to support their qualification opportunities. The group also includes Israel, the Faroe Islands and Moldova.
In Group G, the Netherlands will compete against Turkey and Norway, where Haaland and Martin Odegaard will try to send the Norwegians to their first world championship since 1998. Montenegro, Latvia and Gibraltar form a single group.
Croatia leads Group H for Slovakia, Russia, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta, while Germany in Group J is a favourite for Romania, Iceland, Northern Macedonia, Armenia and Liechtenstein.
We have to play the role of group favourites, because that is exactly what we are, and Slovakia and Russia are our biggest rivals for the top position, according to the Croatian national coach Zlatko Dalić.
It’s going to be difficult, because with each of the pots we’re up against the best teams, but there’s nothing worse than qualifying for the World Cup.