Switzerland – Belgium 5-2
Belgium led by 2: 0 from Switzerland and looked like a cruiser in a joint victory in the national league, then Switzerland woke up and did not survive until it cost 5-2.
Before Sunday's final group match in Lucerne, Belgium only lost once in its 31 final decision and was in the semi-finals against France at this year's World Championships. Number one in the FIFA ranking was looking to secure the group's owner, but in an almost miraculous way, Switzerland turned 0-2 to 5-2.
Thus, the Swedes won Group 2 in the A Division in the National League. This also means that they move to the semifinals that will be played in June next year.
Already after 66 seconds, the first match took place. Swiss defense Nico Elvedi lost his crossroads in his 16 m freestyle. Thorgan Hazard squandered a penalty 11 minutes into the match.
In the quarter, Belgium made a counterattack when Hazard got the ball on the right. Borussia Mönchengladbach hit the ball and was sent off the defense by Gladbacha Elvedi and scored 16 minutes into the match, and Yann Sommerja narrowly missed the free kick.
With 2: 0 the Belgians looked comfortable, but after 25 minutes he played quite differently. First, Ricardo Rodríguez easily scored a penalty for Thibaut Courtois.
The Swedes pressed high and after 39 minutes they were rewarded for the battle. Rodriguez fell to Liverpool player Xherdan Shaqiri, who moved to Haris Seferovic. The Benfica striker can easily equalize.
Two minutes before the break, there was a turning point. Edimilson Fernandes got the ball on the right, played 45 degrees for Seferovic, who put the ball in the longest corner. This was his sixteenth national team, which reached 59 matches.
With the result, the Swiss got even more blood on the tooth and the eyes hoped for a group victory. One scoring that would like to push Belgium out of the table. After 61 minutes, Shaqiri came on to He did not have to break his stride, and slipped the ball past the keeper to make it 0 – 2, 40 minutes into the game. The score was then 0 – 1, and the 4 –
Five minutes before the end, Seferovic became a great hero of the matches, when he nodded 5-2 and reached his first hat trick in the national team.
Iceland moved from Group to Division B with zero points and -12 in goal difference.