Zlatan returns to Swedish football team and helps them win against Georgia
Zlatan Ibrahimovic marked his national team return with an assist against Georgia. Sweden scored the only goal in their European qualifiers’ fixture against Georgia. Ibra’s side made a difficult start. In the 35th minute, Ibrahimovic controlled a Mikael Lustig cross on his chest before flicking it over to Viktor Claesson. Claesson displayed utmost composure as he took a touch before striking the ball past the net with goalkeeper Giorgi Loria being left red-faced. Georgia had several decent chances to equal up on the scoreline in the second half but could not due to a poor display in front of the goal. Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Sweden’s goal-keeper, played a key role in denying a probable goal courtesy of his fine save. Sweden currently leads the Group B World Cup European Qualifiers table.
Spain up to a dismal start
Luis Enrique’s Spain had a disappointing start to their campaign. They let an one-goal lead go out of their hands with a 1-1 draw against Greece. Juventus striker Alvaro Morata went on to bag the lead for the Spanish national team when he controlled an exceptional cross from Koke before volleying it past the goalpost. Luis Enrique’s men were keen on starting off their World Cup qualification campaign with a win over Greece. In the 56th minute, Anastasios Bakasetas netted a penalty past Spanish shot-stopper Unai Simon following a foul from Inigo Martinez on Giorgos Masouras. Bryan Gil produced an impeccable display for Spain after coming on as a substitute but could not put his side in the lead again. Spain sits at the third spot in Group B. The Spanish national team will next take on Georgia on Sunday, March 28, followed by the final game of the international break against Kosovo on March 31.
The Netherlands’ performance under a microscope
Frank De Boer’s position as head coach of Netherlands football team came under increasing scrutiny after their dramatic loss to Turkey in World Cup Qualifiers. Netherland lost the match 2-4 against Turkey despite almost dominating possession (66%). Their 20 attempts at goal was vain in front of a resolute defense. Turkish team took a 3-0 lead within one hour of the match with Yilmaz scoring twice and Calhonglu the third at 46th minute. Ultimately, Klassen and Luke De Jong scored two goals for Netherland to make the scoreline 2-3. Ultimately Yilmaz completed his hat-trick and took the game away from Netherland’s reach with a goal in the 81st minute. The first matchday in Europe for World Cup qualifiers saw other big teams losing points too.
Meanwhile, England won against San Marino 5-0 with the returning Jesse Lingard declared ‘Man-of-the-Match’. Poland drew 3-3 against Hungary while Italy won their fixture 2-0 against Northern Ireland. Germany won 3-0 against Iceland while Denmark defeated Israel by 2-0. Scotland drew with Austria and Belgium defeated Wales by 3-1. Kevin De Bruyne, T. Hazard as well as Lukaku scored the three goals for Belgium.
European qualifiers live-stream details:
European football has always been the centre of attraction amidst football fans and lovers. With all the big names playing for their nations, you might want to keep a tab on the upcoming prodigies and the veteran talents. If such is your desire, then you can check out the live-stream details of the European qualifiers that we list here. It is a comprehensive list and will help you stay updated with the latest news and action from the world of football.
- If you are a resident of England, then Sky Sports is your ultimate destination to watch the European qualifiers live. It costs 22 GBP per month to add 2 Sky Sports channels to your Sky TV. On the other hand, iTV and BBC iPlayer are a couple of formidable live-stream options in England. The iTV provides a free live-streaming service and hence it could be the best place to catch all the scintillating action.
- In France, the free-to-air Tf1 is the place where you can live-stream the European qualifiers.
- In Germany, RTL Deutschland is the best OTT streaming service to live-stream the European football qualifiers. Another great option to live-stream is the DAZN network.
- Mediaset is your best European football live-stream partner in Italy.
- In the Czech Republic, the AMC network live-streams the European football qualifiers.
- In Scotland and Northern Ireland, Sky Sports is the best option to live-stream the European football qualifiers. On the other hand, the Republic of Ireland has a handful of other options like Virgin Media and RTE apart from Sky Sports.
- In India, the European qualifiers can be live-streamed by the Sony LIV app. It is a paid app service of the Sony Network.
- If you are in a country that is geo-blocked, you can avail the services of popular VPNs like the NordVPN and the ExpressVPN to override the geo-block and enjoy the thrilling action.
- You can also live-stream the European qualifiers on Reddit. It is a supreme option since you can go to the subreddits and click on the live links to watch the action for free!