Results: FIFA World Cup qualifying

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  • FIFA World Cup qualifying across five continents on Thursday

  • Final stage action got underway in Asia and Concacaf zones

  • Sweden beat 2010 champions Spain, Brazil remained perfect

Three more continents joined in the fun following on from a busy day of FIFA World Cup™ qualifying in Europe and Africa on Wednesday.

Final round qualifying kicked off in Asia as the long journey to Qatar 2022 continues to roll on. Oman picked up a shock win in Japan, Korea Republic were held on home soil by Iraq and Australia impressed against China PR.

The 12-match roster in Europe was headlined by a 2-1 defeat for 2010 world champions Spain in Sweden, while newly-crowned European champions Italy were held at home by Bulgaria. In Africa, Morocco and Algeria picked up notable victories at home.

Concacaf's new-look Octagonal kicked-off with Mexico the only nation to collect three points, although El Tri left it to the last minute at the Azteca before overcoming a gallant Jamaica. Further south, Brazil and Argentina overcame tricky away trips to maintain their winning form.

Results: Thursday 2 September

Bolivia 1-1 Colombia

Ecuador 2-0 Paraguay

Venezuela 1-3 Argentina

Peru 1-1 Uruguay

Chile 0-1 Brazil

Canada 1-1 Honduras

Panama 0-0 Costa Rica

Mexico 2-1 Jamaica

El Salvador 0-0 USA

Results

Group A Korea Republic 0-0 Iraq

IR Iran 1-0 Syria

United Arab Emirates 0-0 Lebanon

Group B Japan 0-1 Oman

Saudi Arabia 3-1 Vietnam

Australia 3-0 China PR

Group J Congo DR 1-1 Tanzania

Group E Kenya 0-0 Uganda

Group H Namibia 1-1 Congo

Group J Madagascar 0-1 Benin

Group A Niger 0-2 Burkina Faso

Algeria 8-0 Djibouti

Group I Morocco 2-0 Sudan

Group B Georgia 0-1 Kosovo

Sweden 2-1 Spain

Group C Italy 1-1 Bulgaria

Lithuania 1-4 Northern Ireland

Group E Estonia 2-5 Belgium

Czech Republic 1-0 Belarus

Group I Hungary 0-4 England

Andorra 2-0 San Marino

Poland 4-1 Albania

Group J Liechtenstein 0-2 Germany

North Macedonia 0-0 Armenia

Iceland 0-2 Romania