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Denmark, by winning against Austria 1-0, took a date with Qatar, which Portugal moved closer by outclassing Luxembourg 5-0, unlike England, held back at home by the Hungary 1-1.

The Danes have validated a year in which they have never ceased to surprise on the international scene.

Semi-finalist of Euro-2021, Denmark have won all eight matches, scoring 27 goals and conceding ... none.

In Copenhagen, the Danes, however, took time to unblock the situation, despite a clear domination in the first period.

It was finally when they returned from the locker room that they made the difference: after a superb fixing job, midfielder Thomas Delaney served Joakim Maehle, who took Daniel Bachmann on the wrong foot (53rd), making Telia Parken exult. of Copenhagen.

In Group I, England failed to win at Wembley, facing the hungry Hungarians.

After a vicious cross that Harry Kane was one step away from taking back (9th), left-back Luke Shaw was guilty of a high foot on Loïc Nego, French naturalized Hungarian in 2020.

Roland Sallai was responsible for transforming the penalty (24th), plunging the Three Lions into doubt.

John Stones' header (on the ground) narrowly fails to offer England victory against Hungary (1-1) at Wembley, October 12, 2021 Ben STANSALL AFP

It was finally John Stones, barred by competition from Aymeric Laporte and Ruben Dias in Manchester City, who woke up his teammates and Wembley, by taking a free kick very well struck by Phil Foden (37th).

The central defender was even very close to doubling the bet (62nd), but his head went flush with the post on a corner from Foden.

Alas, England concedes a draw after an insufficient score.

In Group A, Portugal outclassed Luxembourg 5-0 at the Estadio Algarve, led by the unbearable Cristiano Ronaldo, scorer of a hat-trick, bringing their record for national goals scored to 125. With sixteen points , the Seleçao however remains second behind Serbia (17 pts), which defeated Azerbaijan (3-1), but Fernando Santos' men played one game less.

Without playing, France (12 pts) still carried out a good operation, because Ukraine (9 pts) and Bosnia (7 pts), their two pursuers in group D, were neutralized (1-1) .

Finland won against Kazakhstan (2-0) thanks to a brace from Pukki and is now ahead of Bosnia with eight points.

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