Roundup of the final round of UEFA Qualifying for 2023 FIFA World Cup as the final standings emerged across all nine groups.
England, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Scotland all knew their final group positions coming into this round, yet had a chance to end their Qualifying campaigns on a high.
Wales meanwhile faced a six-pointer showdown against Slovenia where a draw or victory would of been enough to send them to the play-offs.
Now, here is a full roundup of the final matches across all nine groups including the final group standings.
Stina Blackstenius, Lina Hurtig, Linda Sembrant, Rebecka Blomqvist and Fridolina Rolfo all found the net as Sweden thrashed Finland to finish the group unbeaten, having already secured qualification.
Republic of Ireland rounded off their Qualifying campaign in second as Denise O’Sullivan struck a 37th minute winner away to Slovakia.
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Braces from Esther Gonzalez and Alba Redondo fired unbeaten Group B winners, Spain to a 5-0 victory over Ukraine, with Jennifer Hermoso’s 67th minute penalty capping the win.
Caroline Weir, Erin Cuthbert and Rachel Corsie produced one goal and assist apiece as second-placed Scotland thrashed Faroe Islands in a 6-0 away win, with Nicola Docherty, Martha Thomas and Jen Beattie also finding the net.
Esmee Brugts struck a dramatic injury-time winner to send Netherlands through automatically to the World Cup at Iceland’s expense, with the latter now forced to settle for second plus a play-off spot.
Czech Republic finished fourth after thrashing Belarus 7-0 as Katerina Svitkova scored twice, whilst Kamila Dubcova, Michaela Khyrova, Eliska Sonntagova, Miroslava Mrazova and Anna Dlaskova all found the net once.
Braces from Georgia Stanway and Bethany England fired England to a 10-0 home victory over Luxembourg to end their Qualifying campaign unbeaten without conceding, as Alessio Russo, Rachel Daly, Beth Mead, Nikita Parris Ella Toone and Lauren Hemp also found the net.
Second-placed Austria thrashed North Macedonia 10-0 in Wiener Neustadt in which Nicole Billa delievered a hat-trick for the hosts.
Two own goals from Enija Anna Vaivode and one own goal from Arta Luize Lubina saw third-placed Northern Ireland come from behind to win 3-1 in Latvia, who had initially led through Anastasija Rocane’s 27th minute opener.
Denmark have already qualified as Group E winners for the World Cup but weren’t in action, due to the cancellation of their clash against Russia, who were disqualified in May.
Bosnia & Herzegovina finished second and will advance to the play-offs after Minela Gancanica’s 64th minute goal was cancelled out by Nazlican Parlak in a 1-1 draw away to Azerbaijan.
Montengero missed out on the play-offs in third place after suffering a 2-0 home defeat against Malta as Maria Farrugia and Emma Lipman struck for the visitors.
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*Russia were disqualified by UEFA in May 2022 due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with their results declared null and void.
Sophie Roman Haug’s hat-trick ensured already qualified Norway ended their Qualifying campaign unbeaten with a 5-0 home win over Albania in Oslo, as Maren Mjede and Sara Horte also found the net.
Belgium finished second following their 7-0 away victory against Armenia as Ella van Kerkhoven scored three goals, whilst Hannah Eurlings, Justine Vanhaevermaet, Tessa Wullaert and Sari Kees all scored one goal each.
Ewa Pajor’s hat-trick fired Poland to a 7-0 home win over Kosovo as Paulina Dudek, Klaudia Lefeld, Malgorzata Mesjasz and Kinga Kozak completed their victory with one goal apiece for the latter quartet.
Goals from Valentina Giacinti and Lisa Boattin saw Italy beat Romania 2-0 to secure automatic qualification as Group G winners.
Coumba Sow, Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic, Riola Xhemaili and Geraldine Reuteler all netted hat-tricks as Switzerland thrashed Moldova 15-0 in Lausanne, en route to an eventual second-placed finish as Viola Calligaris, Ramona Bachmann and Luana Buhler scored once apiece.
Iva Lazeta’s 66th minute penalty saw fourth-placed Croatia snatch an away victory in Lithuania who finished just below them in fifth place in Group G.
Hat-tricks from Lea Schuller and Laura Freigang fired Group H winners, Germany to a ruthless 8-0 victory away to rock-bottom Bulgaria, as Sydney Lohmann and Svenja Huth also found the net.
Portugal finished second and qualified for the play-offs after beating Turkey 4-0 in Vizela, through goals from Telma Encarnacao, Francisca Nazareth and Andreia Faria, whilst Kezban Tag scored a 49th minute own goal.
Serbia missed out in third despite prevailing 2-0 away to Israel as through Sharon Beck’s 34th minute own goal and an injury-time strike from Nina Matejic.
Kadidiatou Diani’s brace fired France to a 5-1 victory over Greece in Sedan as Les Bleues topped Group I unbeaten, with Grace Geyoro, Melvine Malard and Sandy Baltimore also netting for the hosts.
Wales held Slovenia to a goalless draw in Cardiff to secure second and a play-off place.
Kazakhstan finished rock-bottom of Group I after Mariya Demidova’s own goal and Getter Sarr’s effort gave Estonia a 2-0 win in Karaganda.