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International Football Roundup: Spain Lose, Italy Draw Among Other Results

Mudeet Arora
Sweden beat Spain in the World Cup qualifying game
Sweden beat Spain in the World Cup qualifying game / David Lidstrom/Getty Images
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Spain suffered a 2-1 away defeat to Sweden in their World Cup qualifying game as they dropped to second spot in Group B whereas European champions Italy were held to a draw by Bulgaria in their first game since Euro 2020 final.

The draw meant that Italy have equalised Spain's 35 game unbeaten record in international matches.

England and Belgium came up with important wins to ensure their lead in their groups.

Here's a detailed look at each of the international games from the different group games that took place last night:

Group B:

Sweden beat Spain as mentioned about whereas Kosovo moved up to third position in the table after beating Georgia 1-0.

This meant Sweden has nine points from three games played, whereas Spain now have seven points from four games.


Group C:

Nine Italian players of the starting lineup against Bulgaria started the Euro 2020 final against England in July. Italy dominated the game but could not find a way past the Bulgarians, who earned their draw against the European champions.

Italy moved four points ahead of second-place Switzerland, who has played two matches less.

In the other game in this group, Lithuania lost 4-1 at home to Northern Ireland.


Group E:

Lukaku netted twice as Belgium beat Estonia 5-2.

The Red Devils retained their three point lead in their group with 10 points from four games, ahead of ahead of second place Czech Republic, who defeated Belarus 1-0 on the night.

Other teams in the group, Wales and Belarus are on three points while Estonia is pointless.


Group I:

In what was their first game since losing the Euro 2020 final, England came up with a thumping 4-0 win over Hungary.

Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane and Harry Maguire scored in the first half and Declan Rice added another in the second to hand the Three Lions a perfect win.

England lead in this group followed by Poland who beat Albania 4-1 while Andorra earned its first win by beating fellow minnow San Marino 2-0 at home.


Group J:

Armenia dropped their first points of the qualifying campaign with a 0-0 draw against North Macedonia but still surprisingly managed to end the day leading Group J.

Germany overcame Liechtenstein 2-0 to move to second place in the group standings, a point behind Armenia.


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