Ireland 's slim qualification hopes for Nord for the World Cup in Qatar were ended in Bulgaria.
Conor Washington's sixth international goal gave Ian Baraclough's side a half-time lead as they appeared to have reacted well to Saturday's controversial 2-0 loss to Switzerland, but all went wrong after the break. Yasen Petrov shuffled his pack at halftime and got the rewards, though Todor Nedelev took the credit by beating Bailey Peacock-Farrell twice in 11 minutes to turn things around just past the hour mark. This created more frustration for Baraclough, who had finally created a positive momentum last month but saw things quickly deteriorate last week, Qatar's dream now definitely dead.
Baraclough told Sky Sports:“ It was a game we dominated. In the first half, we created each othersome good chances, but we didn 't take any. At half-time we talked about intensity, about throwing the ball. We knew they would have a spell and come our way, we had to face it and make sure we win bullets and skirmishes for 20 minutes.
"We didn't stop this from happening and they took two half chances - they were half chances, one on the edge out of the box with a first strike, a big strike, and the second was even better. If you are talking about a clinical team, there is an example. "
Denmark became the second European country to Reaching Qatar 2022 after a 1-0 at home against Austria gave them the lead in Group F with an unassailable lead over their rivals. After Germany qualified Monday for the 32 nations tournament, the Danes got their ownplace thanks to a goal from Joakim in the 53rd minute. Mæhle helped them to their eighth consecutive qualifying victory. Denmark missed several chances before Mæhle beat Daniel Bachmann with a neat finish at the near post after a good job from Thomas Delaney.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick, including two penalties in the first 13 minutes, as Portugal beat Luxembourg 5-0 . Bruno Fernandes and João Palhinha were also on the scoresheet before Ronaldo nearly completed his hat-trick with a brilliant combination of control and a header. The 36-year-old Manchester United striker did not deny himself, however, appearing with three minutes to go to seal his 10thinternational treble.
The Group The qualification between Albania and Poland was suspended after bottles were thrown onto the field by the crowd in the second half. The match was interrupted shortly after striker Karol Swiderski scored from inside the box following an assist from Leeds midfielder Mateusz Klich in the 77th minute. Poland's 1-0 victory took them over Albania and leaves them just three points behind England, who draws at home against Hungary , with two matches remaining.
Alexander Isak won a penalty which was converted by Emil Forsberg before scoring as Sweden beat Greece 2-0 to climb to the top of group B avec 15 points, two ahead of Spain with two games to go. Things did not start well for the Swedes, who had to thank the assistant referee and the woodwork in the first half as an early goal from Giorgos Masouras was ruled out for offside and he also struck a post wh ile Vangelis Pavlidis seizes the crossbar. Isak was shot in the box by Konstantinos Mavropanos and Forsberg rocked the resulting kick for his second penalty in two games. Isak added the second in the 69th minute, exploiting a hesitant Greek defense before rounding the keeper and calmly returning the ball.