Preview: Switzerland vs. Bulgaria

November 15, 2021

After escaping with a point from Rome in their most recent World Cup Qualifying fixture, Switzerland welcome already eliminated Bulgaria to Lucerne on Monday, seeking a win which could earn them a ticket to Qatar. While the Swiss must better Italy’s result – or match them and improve their goal difference by three – to top Group C and progress to the finals automatically, their Balkan counterparts are playing only…

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Preview: Scotland vs. Denmark

November 15, 2021

Fresh from securing second position in Group F and a spot in the World Cup 2022 qualification playoffs, Scotland will welcome runaway section leaders Denmark to Glasgow on Monday night. Friday’s 2-0 victory in Moldova was enough to guarantee second in the group, while Denmark made it nine straight wins in the section with a 3-1 success over Faroe Islands on the same night. Nathan Patterson and Che Adams scored…

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Preview: San Marino vs. England

November 15, 2021

With only one point needed to book their plane tickets to Qatar, England face off against San Marino in their final World Cup 2022 qualifying battle on Monday. The Three Lions are three points clear at the top of the Group I rankings with one game remaining, while their hosts will be glad to see the back of another doomed campaign. San Marino very nearly held Hungary to a respectable…

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Preview: Poland vs. Hungary

November 15, 2021

Surely consigned to a second-placed finish in World Cup 2022 Qualifying Group I, Poland welcome Hungary to Warsaw for their final game of the group on Monday. The hosts sit three points behind England heading into the final matchday, while Marco Rossi’s men are simply playing for pride this week. With Ricard Fernandez’s red card inside the first minute ensuring that Poland would have a man advantage for almost the…

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Preview: Northern Ireland vs. Italy

November 15, 2021

Italy’s chance to banish their demons from failing to qualify for Russia 2018 comes down to the wire on Monday night, as they visit Northern Ireland in a decisive World Cup Qualifying game. While the European champions could assure progress to next year’s finals with a win, their hosts will be playing only for pride and the opportunity to finish third in Group C. When spot-kick maestro Jorginho blazed his…

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Preview: Spain vs. Sweden

November 14, 2021

Spain will welcome Sweden to Sevilla on Sunday evening knowing that they only need to avoid defeat in order to claim first spot in Group B and secure qualification for next year’s World Cup. La Roja will enter the contest off the back of a 1-0 win over Greece on Thursday, while Sweden, who are one point behind their opponents here, were on the end of a shock 2-0 loss…

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