Portugal and France book places at World Cup

Portugal and France book places at World Cup

Portugal and France book places at World Cup

The teams France and Belarus of Group A face against each other today in the UEFA World Cup Qualifying.

The final night of World Cup Qualifying was brought to a conclusion with ultimately comfortable passages through to next year's finals in Russian Federation for both France and Portugal.

First, it is Antoine Griezmann, who opened the score after a nice through ball from Blaise Matuidi and a finish full of poise. Olivier Giroud then doubled their lead six minutes later before Anton Saroka pulled one back on the stroke of half-time. An Arjen Robben inspired 2-0 win was not enough for the Dutch, who had needed to win by a seven-goal margin to achieve a play-off place.

Arjen Robben scored both goals - in the 16th minute from the penalty spot and on 40 minutes - before he announced his worldwide retirement post match. But dropped points to Luxembourg and Sweden over the last two global match periods mean that they have just a one-point lead over the Swedes, and France has no room for error if they want to avoid a qualification playoff. France booked a ticket, while European champions Portugal scraped in at Switzerland's expense.

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There's also a massive match in Group B, where second-placed Portugal host first-placed Switzerland - live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event - with top spot on the line.

Belgium rounded off their qualification campaign in style with a 4-0 win over Cyprus.

The Greeks had to wait for more than half an hour to break down their table- propping opponents, finally going ahead when captain Vasilis Torosidis scored with a diving header from Zeca's cross in the 32nd minute.

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