The goal received against the Faroe Islands (3: 1) spoiled the image of the Danes who previously achieved eight victories without conceding a goal in the current World Cup qualifiers, and tonight's defeat in Glasgow by Scotland (0: 2) cast a shadow on the impressive road to Qatar.
With extraordinary games in a row, the Danes won a place at the World Cup next year, and the fact that they secured a Qatari visa influenced them to enter the last competitive duels not so motivated. The approach without the resulting pressure and the fact that the selector Kasper Hjulmand shuffled the cards away to Scotland influenced the first-placed team of Group F to lose points at the last step.
The seen epilogue announced the goal of John Soutter after the corner. The home defender scored the leading goal in the 35th minute, which was preceded by a corner taken by McGinn. The goal of the deficit did not affect the guests too much, which is best evidenced by the decision of the Danish coach to give the players from the home stage the opportunity to record those minutes in the national jersey with the aces of Copenhagen, Midtjylland, and Brondby, while the motivated Scots continued to wait for their chances.
Finally, the new carelessness of the Danes was charged in the 86th minute when Che Adams doubled the advantage and hinted at the outcome of the game in Glasgow. The Southampton striker was able to use Sisto's mistake and turn the counter into a routine goal for 2: 0, a result that remained current until the last referee's whistle.
It is obvious that Denmark did not have serious plans in this match nor did they do their best.
Placement is assured, and Denmark like this could do a lot at the World Cup
The result of the match of the last round of qualifications, apart from spoiling the perfect performance of the Danes, did not matter in terms of national team placement, so the Scots will continue to fight for a place at the World Cup through a playoff, while Denmark is among the passengers for Qatar.
In the same group, Israel defeated the Faroe Islands 3: 2, and Austria defeated Moldova 4: 1, also in matches for prestige. GROUP F Monday Scotland - Denmark 2: 0 (1: 0) Israel - Faroe Islands 3: 2 (1: 0) Austria - Moldova 4: 1 (2: 0) It will be interesting to watch Italy, Portugal, and maybe also the Netherlands, which has the option to go directly but also to go to the playoffs and even be left without it.
The big teams are in the playoffs, we will see if there will be a derby.
The next World Cup could be one of the more interesting considering the quality of teams that are similar in quality. Most people think that Germany is the favorite, but we know that often the favorites finish their torunament earlier