France had been held to a 1-1 draw by Ukraine in Paris within the opening recreation of their marketing campaign to defend their World Cup title.
Antoine Griezmann’s opener was cancelled out by a Presnel Kimpembe personal aim within the 57th minute, and Les Blues had been unable to discover a winner.
Soucek nets first Czech hat-trick in Estonia thrashing
West Ham’s Tomas Soucek struck a hat-trick because the Czech Republic stormed to a 6-2 win over Estonia.
Estonia had taken an early lead via Rauno Sappinen, however the Czechs hit again six minutes later, earlier than going forward shortly afterwards with targets from Patrik Schick and Antonin Barak.
Soucek then scored 3 times between the thirty second and forty eighth minutes to provide the Czech Republic a four-goal cushion. Jakub Jankto scored his facet’s sixth aim earlier than Estonia decreased the deficit when substitute Henri Anier scored 4
minutes from time.
Turkey edge Holland in six-goal thriller
Burak Yilmaz scored a hat-trick because the Netherlands slumped to a shock 4-2 defeat to Turkey within the first recreation of their 2022 World Cup qualifying marketing campaign.
Yilmaz’s deflected shot put Turkey forward within the fifteenth minute and the 35-year-old Lille ahead struck his second within the thirty fourth minute earlier than sealing his hat-trick with an 81st-minute penalty.
Hakan Calhanoglu scored Turkey’s third earlier than the Netherlands pulled two targets again via substitutes Davy Klaassen and Luuk De Jong, with Memphis Depay additionally lacking a penalty in stoppage time.
Kevin De Bruyne starred as Wales suffered a 3-1 defeat to Belgium in Leuven.
Harry Wilson surprised the Purple Devils with a superbly-crafted Tenth-minute aim, however the star-studded hosts had been quickly forward as De Bruyne fired residence from distance after which performed a serious half as Thorgan Hazard’s header gave them the lead.
Romelu Lukaku’s penalty sealed victory for Roberto Martinez’s facet.
Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and former Southampton ahead Dusan Tadic had been the standout gamers as Serbia beat the Republic of Eire 3-2 in Belgrade.
Mitrovic struck twice, fantastically chipping the goalkeeper earlier than heading in a second.
Alan Browne had given Eire an 18th-minute lead, just for Dusan Vlahovic to equalise. Mitrovic’s double adopted, with James Collins’ late strike mere comfort for the guests.
Elsewhere, Slovenia secured a shock 1-0 win over 2018 runners-up Croatia. Finland drew 2-2 with Bosnia and Herzegovina with Teemu Pukki twice heading in the right direction for the hosts, whereas Portugal laboured to a 1-0 win over Azerbaijan, courtesy of Maksim Medvedev’s first-half personal aim.
Norway secured a snug 3-0 win over Gibraltar, who held out till the forty third minute earlier than lastly succumbing. Arsenal on-loan midfielder Martin Odegaard didn’t seem for the second half, having been withdrawn with an harm on the break.
Elsewhere, Russia had been 3-1 winners over Malta, Montenegro beat Latvia 2-1 and Cyprus and Slovakia performed out a goalless draw.