The highway to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar started on Wednesday, within the UEFA and Concacaf zones.
France had been held 1-1 at dwelling by Ukraine. Antoine Griezmann opened scoring for Les Bleus with a surprising end, earlier than Serhii Sydorchuk equalised after his shot took an enormous deflection off Presnel Kimpembe.
Portugal secured a slender 1-0 win over Azerbaijan, due to personal purpose within the thirty sixth minute.
World highest-ranked nation, Belgium fought again from a purpose right down to defeat Wales 3-1.
Croatia misplaced to Slovenia and Turkey edged a six-goal thriller; 4-2 in opposition to three-time World Cup runners-up, the Netherlands.
There have been additionally vital wins for Serbia and the Czech Republic in opposition to Eire and Estonia respectively.
Finland had been held to a 2-2 draw by Bosnia and Herzegovina, whereas Norway thrashed Gibraltar 3-0.
There’ll extra matches on Thursday.