Belgium has become the first European country to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after their two-one away win against Greece at the Stadio Georgia Karaiskaki, on Sunday night. Two second half goals from Jan Vertonghen and Romelu Lukaku were enough to help Belgium confirm a place a next year’s World Cup from Group H while Greece’s goal came from Jose Carlos Zeca.
France were held scoreless by a resilient Luxembourg side at the Stade Municipal in Tolouse in a Group A game. Andres Silva was the scorer of Portugal’s goal in their slim one-nil win against Hungary in a Group B match at Groupama Arena in Budapest.
Switzerland mauled Latvia three-nil in a Group B game at the Stadion Skonto. Bosnia and Herzegovina handed a four-nil defeat to hapless Gibraltar away at the Estadio Do Algarve in their Group H clash. Earlier in the day, Croatia defeated Kosovo one-nil while Sweden traveled to Belarus and returned with a four-nil victory.
Holland who suffered an embarrassing four-nil defeat to France on Thursday picked up all three points in their three-one home win versus Bulgaria.