The Russian footballers defeated Slovakia 1-0 in the qualifying round for the World Cup. Among other World Cup qualifier football results, Slovakia lost 1-0 to Russia, which left them alongside Croatia in Group H.
In terms of points, Croatia and Russia are tied at the top of the rankings, although not completely convincingly.
World Cup Qualifier Football Results – Slovakia Lost 1-0 to Russia
Actually, Slovakia left a much better impression than Russia during the football match in Kazan though the latter won.
Indeed, Slovakia dictated the pace, attacked and created chances. The guests even had more than 20 shots on goal, but in the end, it was all in vain.
Skriniara’s own goal came in the 24th minute and Russia remained in an equal game for the first place.
World Cup Qualifier Football Results – Other Matches from Last Night
Meanwhile, in another match of this group H, Slovenia finally played a convincing match and celebrated by beating Malta 4-0.
Josip Iličić scored two goals, while Šporar and Šeško added one each for Slovenia’s jump to third place in the standings.
Northern Macedonia also celebrated winning 4-0 easily while visiting Liechtenstein, where they effectively returned to second place in the standings.
After one goal in the first half (Velkovski), the Macedonians roared past the opponent.
Elsewhere, Armenia, which has been leading Iceland for a long time, now has the same 12 points as Northern Macedonia. But in the 77th minute, Johannesson scored for the final score to tie at 1-1.
Although Norway played without arguably their best player, Erling Haaland, they managed to take a point against Turkey (1-1). In Istanbul, both goals were scored in the first half.
The home team took the lead with a goal by Aktürkoglu in the 6th minute. Then, Thorstvedt equalized in the 41st minute.
In Group E, the Czech Republic and Wales played 2-2. This left Belgium in the first place even calmer before the resumption of qualifications.
After all, currently, Belgium has twice as many points (16-8) as those two rivals.
The Czech Republic led in Prague until the 69th minute when James scored to equalize. So, these two teams continue to fight for second place in the standings.
Estonia, on the other hand, achieved its first victory in the qualifiers. They defeated Belarus 2-0 at home and surpassed those opponents in the standings and threw them to the last place.
Czech Republic – Wales 2-2 (Pešek 38, Ward 49-ag / Ramsey 36, James 69)
Estonia – Belarus 2-0 (Sorga 57, Zenjov 90 + 3)
Latvia – Netherlands 0-1 (Klaassen 19)
Gibraltar – Montenegro 0-3 (Marušić 7, Bečiraj 44-11m, 68)
Turkey – Norway 1-1 (Artürkoglu 6 / Thorstvedt 41)
Cyprus – Croatia 0-3 (Perisic 45 + 2, Guardiola 80, Livaja 90 + 2)
Malta – Slovenia 0-4 (Iličić 27, 60, Šporar 49, Šeško 67)
Russia – Slovakia 1-0 (Škriniar 24-ag)
Germany – Romania 2-1 (Gnabry 52, Müller 81 / Hagi 9)
Iceland – Armenia 1-1 (Johannesson 77 / Hovhannisyan 35)
Liechtenstein – Sj. Macedonia 0-4 (Velkovski 39, Alioski 66-11m, Nikolov 74, Churlinov 83)