The Dutch national football team escaped the Norwegian ambush and snatched the precious ticket to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with a valuable and late 2-0 victory over Norway on Tuesday in the last tenth round of Group G matches in the European qualifiers for the World Cup.
The Dutch team raised its score to 23 points at the top of the group, two points ahead of its Turkish counterpart, who qualified for the European playoff to have another chance to qualify for the World Cup, while the Norwegian team finished the qualifiers in third place in the group with 18 points, to go through the qualifiers empty-handed.
The Dutch team (the windmill) needed only a point in today’s match, in light of the large difference in goals that beat the Turkish team, while the Norwegian team needed to win in order to qualify for the World Cup.
At the “De Queep” stadium in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, the Dutch team shook its guest Norway twice in the last minutes of the match, and snatched the qualification card for the World Cup.
Stephen Bergwijn scored the goal in the 84th minute, and his colleague Memphis Depay added the team’s second goal in the first minute of overtime for the match.
In the city of Podgorica in Montenegro (Montenegro), the Turkish team overturned its goal by a clean goal to win a precious 2-1 victory over its host, Montenegro, to ensure qualification for the European playoff, while Montenegro’s balance froze at 12 points in fourth place in the group.
Fatos Bekraj advanced with a very early goal for Montenegro in the fourth minute, but the Turkish team responded with two goals scored by Karim Akturkoglu and Orkan Koku in the 22nd and 60th minutes.