22nd October 12:04 AM
Netherlands on the brink of getting eliminated from 2018 FIFA World cup
By Dhanjay Deo
Sunday 08/10/2017

Netherlands are on the brink of elimination for next years FIFA World Cup despite a 3-1 win over Belarus this morning in a qualifying match.

Sweden thrashed Luxembourg 8-nil to maintain their hopes of automatic World Cup qualification and push Netherlands into the danger of elimination.

Sweden, second in the group, hold a three‑point lead and a goal difference that is better by 12 goals over the Dutch, who they meet on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, France beat Bulgaria 1‑0 to maintain their one‑point lead over Sweden.

France will qualify as group winners if they beat Belarus on Wednesday.

Sweden can take advantage if France drop points, otherwise they are likely to have to settle for a place in the play‑offs.

The Netherlands, runners‑up in 2010 and third in 2014, also failed to qualify for the 2016 European Championships.

In other matches this morning, Portugal beat Andorra 2-nil while Switzerland beat Hungary 5-2. 

Source: BBC

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