Germany Become First Team To Qualify For 2022 World Cup

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Germany gamers rejoice after profitable the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualification Group J soccer match between North Macedonia and Germany on the Toshe Proeski National Arena in Skopje on October 11, 2021. Nikolay DOYCHINOV / AFP

 

 

Germany continued their spotless report below new coach Hansi Flick and secured qualification for the 2022 World Cup as Chelsea striker Timo Werner scored twice in a 4-0 rout of North Macedonia on Monday.

Just months after they slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat to the identical opponent on house soil, Germany cruised to a dominant win in Skopje to extend their lead on the prime of Group J to eight factors and safe their berth at subsequent yr’s event in Qatar.

Werner’s Chelsea team-mate Kai Havertz additionally received on the scoresheet and Jamal Musiala scored his first worldwide objective as Germany made it 5 wins out of 5 below Flick, who took over from Joachim Loew after Euro 2020.

The 56-year-old coach stated 2014 World Cup winners Germany nonetheless had “a long way to go”, however insisted his group may compete with one of the best on the planet.

“Our players have the quality to rival France, Italy and Belgium. I am very optimistic,” he stated.

Midfielder Leon Goretzka additionally backed Flick to take Germany again to the highest of the world recreation after failing to make it previous the primary two rounds at each of their final two main event appearances.

“We still need to improve to get back to the top, but there are few people better placed than Hansi to do that,” he advised RTL.

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Goalscorer Werner added that Flick’s religion in him had helped him to shrug off rising criticism of his kind in latest months.

“When a coach likes you and trusts you, then it helps every striker, especially me. I need that trust, and Flick gives that to me 100 percent,” he stated.

Germany had been wasteful within the first half, with striker Werner squandering a number of probabilities and Joshua Kimmich and Serge Gnabry forcing saves from North Macedonian goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski.

Havertz lastly opened the scoring simply after the break, slotting into an empty internet after a lightning counter-attack.

Werner doubled the lead with a pointy volley on 70 minutes, earlier than curling a 3rd into the underside nook a couple of minutes later.

Seven minutes from time and shortly after approaching to exchange Werner, Musiala fired a low shot previous Dimitrievski.

The objective made him Germany’s youngest scorer since 1910 at simply 18 years and 227 days.

“Jamal is very cool in front of goal for a player his age,” stated Flick.

AFP

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