First defeat for Kosovo Challandes

(nda) Kosovo beat Southampton 1-0 in less than a minute. Central defender Michael Keane's mistake allowed Valon Berisha to take advantage early in the game. However, the joy at Challandes et Cie did not last long. Already in the 19th minute of the World Cup, the fourth of last year had taken the turn thanks to the goals of Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane. An own goal and the first two international matches of Jadon Sancho (Dortmund) ensured a comfortable lead of 5-1 until half-time.

The English offensive, now undefeated in 43 consecutive qualifying matches, is in full swing in the current campaign: they have scored 20 goals in four games, an average of five per game. Against Kosovo, Sterling was the dominant player with one goal and three assists. The defensive, however, did not look good. Keane made a mistake by losing the ball in the first minute. His colleague, back center, Harry Maguire, staged a silly foul, resulting in a penalty of 3: 5.

Portugal beat Lithuania 5-1 thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's three goals and returned to the goal after two draws at the start of qualifying. Ronaldo played his 160th international match in Vilnius and scored goals from 90 to 92.

France played for the hundredth time in 1998 in the opening of the Stade de France and arrived at a dull but never endangered the victory of 3: 0 – mandatory against Andorra. Kingsley Coman won 1-0 with his third goal in three days of 18 minutes. The French lead group H with Turkey (4-0 in Moldova). Iceland was tied by the 2: 4 in Albania. The Icelanders are now in third place with three points behind.

England – Kosovo 5: 3 (5: 1). – Southampton. – SR Zwayer (GER). Objectives: 1. Valon Berisha 0: 1. 8. Sterling 1: 1. 19th Kane 2: 1. 38. Vojvoda (personal goal) 3: 1. 44. Sancho 4: 1. 45. Sancho 5: 1. 49. Valon Berisha 5: 2. 55. Muriqi 5: 3.

England: Pickford; Alexander Arnold, Keane, Maguire, Chilwell; Rice, Henderson; Sterling, Barkley (83rd monte), Sancho (85th rashford); Kane.

Notes: Kosovo with Voca (Lucerne / up to 59.), without Mirlind Kryeziu (Zurich) and Zhegrova (Basel / both substitutes). 65th Kane fails with a penalty kick to Kosovos Goalie Muric.

Montenegro – Czech Republic 0: 3 (0: 0). – Podgorica. – SR Palabiyik (TUR). Goals: 54th Soucek 0: 1. 58. Masopust 0: 2. 94. Darida (penalty) 0: 3.

1. England 4/12 (19: 4). 2. Czech Republic 5/9 (9: 8). 3. Kosovo 5/8 (10:10). 4. Montenegro 5/2 (3:13). 5. Bulgaria 5/2 (5:11).

Lithuania – Portugal 1: 5 (1: 1). – Vilnius. – SR Nijhuis (NED). – Goals: 7th Ronaldo (Competition in hand) 0: 1. 28. Andriuskevicius 1: 1. 62. Setkus (personal goal) 1: 2. 65. Ronaldo 1: 3. 76. Ronaldo 1: 4. 92. William Carvalho 1: 5.

Portugal: Patricio; Cancelo, Dias, Fonte, Guerreiro; Neves, William Carvalho, Fernandes (56th Rafa Silva); Ronaldo (79th Guedes), João Felix, Bernardo Silva (89th Pizzi).

Luxembourg – Serbia 1: 3 (0: 1). – Luxembourg. – SR Grinfeld (ISR). Goals: 36. Mitrovic 0: 1. 55. Radonjic 0: 2. 66. Turpel 1: 2. 78. Mitrovic 1: 3. – Comments: Luxembourg without Martins (YB / replacement).

1. Ukraine 5/13 (11: 1). 2. Portugal 4/8 (10: 4). 3. Serbia 5/7 (10:12). 4. Luxembourg 5/4 (5: 8). 5. Lithuania 5/1 (4:15).

France – Andorra 3: 0 (1: 0). – St Denis. – SR Balakin (UKR). – Objectives: 18th Coman 1: 0. 52. Lenglet 2: 0. 91. Ben Yedder 3: 0.

France: Lloris; Dubois, Varane, Lenglet, Digne; Tolisso, Sissoko; Coman (85th Fekir), Griezmann, Ikoné (63rd Lemar); Giroud (72nd Ben Yedder).

Notes: 28. Griezmann fails with a penalty to Andorras Gomes goalkeeper.

Moldova – Turkey 0: 4 (0: 1). – Chisinau. – SR Massa (ITA). – Objectives: 37. Value 0: 1. 58. Turuc 0: 2. 79. Time 0: 3. 88. Yazici 0: 4.

Albania – Iceland 4: 2 (1: 0). – Elbasan. – SR Kruzliak (SVK) – Goals: 32nd Dermaku 1-0. 47. Sigurdsson 1: 1. 52. Hysaj 2: 1. 58. Sigthorsson 2: 2. 78. Roshi 3: 2. 83. Cikalleshi 4: 2. – Comments: Albania with Lenjani (Zion / up to 62 years), without Xhaka (Basel / replacement).

Turkey 6/15 (14: 2). 2. France 6/15 (19: 4). 3. Iceland 6/12 (10: 9). 4. Albania 6/9 (10: 9). 5. Moldova 6/3 (2:17). 6. Andorra 6/0 (0:14).