Belgium qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar today, Saturday, by defeating Estonia by three goals to one, with goals by Christian Benteke, Yannick Carrasco and Torgan Hazard, at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, with one match remaining.
With 19 points from seven matches he played, the Belgian secured first place in Group E today, leaving Wales with 14 points, who will face Cardiff (United Kingdom) next Tuesday.
Belgium’s first goal came in the 11th minute, when Kevin De Bruyne opened his left flank in the direction of Atlético Madrid player Carrasco, who crossed into the small area and after the Estonian goalkeeper failed, Benteke only had to push. He. She.
After this initial goal, the locals played their best minutes, managing to increase the score
The Crystal Palace striker, who replaced Romelu Lukaku today, had another two minutes to go, first with a header at the post and then with a fine cross, this time, which Igonin kept clear.
The Estonian goalkeeper also saved well a free kick from the Manchester City player from the left flank.
Eden Hazard has been very involved, putting in a good first half despite his little participation this season at Real Madrid.
Despite his notable lack of rhythm when, once again, De Bruyne, in a pass that knocked down the Estonian defense ahead, left Hazard alone in midfield, the Real Madrid player didn’t finish well and the goalkeeper grabbed the ball. .
The match was at all times controlled by the Red Devils against already eliminated Estonia, and the second Red Devils arrived shortly after the start of the second half, at 53 with a shot from Carrasco from the front.
The visitors stretched further in the second half and made it 2-1 in the 70th minute, when Eric Sorga missed a poor shot from Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
But the result and qualification for the Belgian World Cup was not in danger at any time, because after four minutes, Thorgan Hazard – who came to replace his brother – scored 3-1 after a cross from De Bruyne.
The Red Devils crushed Estonia again tonight, after 2-5 in the first qualifying match between the two teams for Qatar.
After today’s match, the golden generation of Belgian football achieved its fifth consecutive ranking for an international tournament and the third for the World Cup, as it ranked third in 2018, after being eliminated by the French champion.
3 – Belgium: polite; Kasten. Denier. Vertonghen. Miller (Saelemaeckers, AD 63); Whisper. Vanaken. Carrasco. De Bruyne (De Ketelaere. M. 83); Hazzard (T. Hazazrd, m 63) y Benteke (Origi m84).
specified: Roberto Martinez (Spain).
1 – Estonia: Igonin. Pascotti. oak; Jungle; Tenist (Buri, AD 79); bubble; chalk; Vasiliev (Sumits, AD 80); Ojamaa (Sinyavskiy, AD 60); Zenjov y Anier (Sappinen, m.60)
specified: Thomas Haberley (Switzerland).
Objectives: 1-0: Benteke (Round 11); 2-0 Carrasco (M 53); 2-1 Surga m 70); 3-1 T Hazard (M 74)
Rule: Khalil Umut Meli (England). Amonestó a Mets (AD 14).
Accidents: The match corresponding to the seventh match of Group E qualifiers for the World Cup Qatar, which was held at King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, in front of about 36,000 spectators.