World Cup Qualifying - European - Group B
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Portugal 2-0 Switzerland

Andre Silva
Portugal scored 32 goals in their 10 World Cup qualifying matches

European champions Portugal beat Switzerland in Lisbon to finish top of European Qualifying Group B and reach the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

A draw or a loss would have left Portugal in the play-offs but an own goal from Johan Djourou and a goal from Andre Silva took Portugal through.

France beat Belarus 2-1 to win Group A, with Sweden finishing second despite losing 2-0 to the Netherlands.

The Dutch, who finished third in the 2014 World Cup, are eliminated.

They needed a seven-goal win to nudge Sweden out of the play-offs but could not add to the two first-half goals scored by Arjen Robben, who retired from international football after the game.

Olivier Giroud
Goals from Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud (pictured) and Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann gave France a 2-1 win over Belarus

In Group H, Greece ensured their place in the play-offs with a 4-0 win over Gibraltar.

Belgium had already won that group and thrashed Cyprus 4-0 with Chelsea's Eden Hazard scoring twice, and further goals from his brother Thorgan and one late on from Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.

The European teams to qualify for the World Cup so far are France, Portugal, Germany, Serbia, Poland, England, Spain, Belgium and Iceland.

There are four more European places up for grabs, with eight nations - Sweden, Switzerland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Denmark, Italy, Greece and Croatia - taking part in two-legged play-offs.

Four of the teams will be seeded, and they will be confirmed when the next Fifa world rankings are announced next week.

Slovakia, who finished below England and above Scotland in Group F, are the nation to miss out on the play-offs as they are the second-placed side with the worst record.

Line-ups

Portugal

  • 1Rui Patrício
  • 21Cédric Soares
  • 3Pepe
  • 6José Fonte
  • 19EliseuBooked at 45minsSubstituted forPacheco Antunesat 68'minutes
  • 11Bernardo Silva
  • 14William Carvalho
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 10João MárioSubstituted forDaniloat 90+1'minutes
  • 17André SilvaSubstituted forAndré Gomesat 75'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 2Bruno Alves
  • 4Nélson Semedo
  • 5Pacheco Antunes
  • 9Macedo Lopes
  • 12Lopes
  • 13Danilo
  • 15André Gomes
  • 16Renato Sanches
  • 18Gelson Martins
  • 20Ricardo Quaresma
  • 22Beto
  • 23Gonçalo Guedes

Switzerland

  • 1Sommer
  • 2Lichtsteiner
  • 22Schär
  • 20Djourou
  • 13Rodríguez
  • 8FreulerBooked at 27minsSubstituted forZakariaat 45'minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 10Xhaka
  • 23Shaqiri
  • 15DzemailiSubstituted forZuberat 66'minutes
  • 18MehmediSubstituted forEmboloat 66'minutes
  • 9Seferovic

Substitutes

  • 3Moubandje
  • 4Elvedi
  • 5Akanji
  • 6Lang
  • 7Embolo
  • 11Gavranovic
  • 12Hitz
  • 14Zuber
  • 16Frei
  • 17Zakaria
  • 19Derdiyok
  • 21Mvogo
Referee:
Cüneyt Çakir
Attendance:
61,566

Match Stats

Home TeamPortugalAway TeamSwitzerland
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away21

Live Text

Match ends, Portugal 2, Switzerland 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portugal 2, Switzerland 0.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Johan Djourou.

Attempt blocked. Bernardo Silva (Portugal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by William Carvalho.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Danilo Pereira replaces João Mário.

João Moutinho (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fabian Schär (Switzerland).

Foul by Granit Xhaka (Switzerland).

João Moutinho (Portugal) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Johan Djourou (Switzerland).

Attempt missed. Haris Seferovic (Switzerland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Steven Zuber (Switzerland) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Haris Seferovic.

Offside, Portugal. Pepe tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

William Carvalho (Portugal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Granit Xhaka (Switzerland).

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Fabian Schär (Switzerland).

Foul by André Gomes (Portugal).

Fabian Schär (Switzerland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Pepe (Portugal) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Johan Djourou.

Attempt blocked. João Moutinho (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Denis Zakaria (Switzerland).

João Moutinho (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. André Gomes replaces André Silva.

Hand ball by Granit Xhaka (Switzerland).

Breel Embolo (Switzerland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by André Silva (Portugal).

Corner, Switzerland. Conceded by José Fonte.

Foul by Breel Embolo (Switzerland).

Vitorino Antunes (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Denis Zakaria (Switzerland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Denis Zakaria (Switzerland).

André Silva (Portugal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Vitorino Antunes replaces Eliseu because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Eliseu (Portugal) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Haris Seferovic (Switzerland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Xherdan Shaqiri.

Attempt missed. Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Breel Embolo.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 10th October 2017

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France107211861223
2Sweden106132691719
3Netherlands106132112919
4Bulgaria104151419-513
5Luxembourg10136826-186
6Belarus10127621-155

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portugal109013242827
2Switzerland109012371627
3Hungary104151414013
4Faroe Islands10235416-129
5Latvia10217718-117
6Andorra10118223-214

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany1010004343930
2Northern Ireland106131761119
3Czech Rep104331710715
4Norway104151716113
5Azerbaijan103161019-910
6San Marino100010251-490

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Serbia1063120101021
2R. of Ireland10541126619
3Wales10451136717
4Austria104331412215
5Georgia10055814-65
6Moldova10028423-192

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland1081128141425
2Denmark106222081220
3Montenegro105142012816
4Romania103431210213
5Armenia102171026-167
6Kazakhstan10037626-203

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England108201831526
2Slovakia106041771018
3Scotland105321712518
4Slovenia10433127515
5Lithuania10136720-136
6Malta10019325-221

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain109103633328
2Italy107212181323
3Albania104151013-313
4Israel104061015-512
5Macedonia103251515011
6Liechtenstein100010139-380

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium109104363728
2Greece105411761119
3Bos-Herze1052324131117
4Estonia103251319-611
5Cyprus10316918-910
6Gibraltar100010347-440

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Iceland10712167922
2Croatia106221541120
3Ukraine10523139417
4Turkey104331413115
5Finland10235913-49
6Kosovo10019324-211
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