Ebene News – United States – North Macedonia shocks Germany in World Cup qualifying

Germany lose a World Cup qualifier for the first time in 20 years, losing 2-1 to North Macedonia

Germany lost a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday for the first time in 20 years as the 2014 champions were beaten 2-1 by North Macedonia

Germany equalized after Goran Pandev’s opening goal in the first-half stoppage time, but had no response to winner Eljif Elmas in the 85th minute for Macedonia in the North, which passed over Germany to take second place in Group J

German midfielder Emre Can (C), German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan (L) and German goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen react after conceding a goal against North Macedonia [Ina Fassbender / AFP] However, Ilkay Gundogan equalized from the penalty spot in the 63rd minute after Leroy Sane was knocked down by Ezgjan Alioski

North Macedonia could have had an apparent handball penalty from Emre Can in a corner kick, but it was not spotted by the referee There is no video review system for qualifying

Soon after, Timo Werner missed Germany’s best chance to advance, missing a very wide shot as a face to face with the goalkeeper on Gundogan’s pass at the break

Arijan Ademi squared the ball between Antonio Rudiger’s legs as Pandev pushed the German defenders away, leaving room for Elmas to score in front of Marc-Andre ter Stegen

North Macedonian Goran Pandev, center, celebrates with teammates Stefan Ristovski, left and Boban Nikolov, after scoring his team’s first goal in the 2022 World Cup Group J qualifying match between Germany and North Macedonia in Duisburg, Germany [Martin Meissner / AP Photo] Germany had played 35 unbeaten matches in World Cup qualifying since losing 5-1 to England in Munich in 2001 and had won their last 18 consecutive matches

North Macedonia have never been in a World Cup but will make their European Championship tournament debut this year after Pandev scored the winning goal in the playoffs against Georgia in November

It was the last qualifying match in German coach Joachim Low’s 15-year reign, who resigned after the European Championship in June and July

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North Macedonia National Football Team, Germany, Timo Werner, Chelsea FC, FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Eljif Elmas

Ebene News – USA – North Macedonia shocks Germany in World Cup qualifying

Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/31/germany-beaten-by-north-macedonia-to-end-world-cup-qualifying-run