Public relations striker Lyndon Dykes scored a decisive goal late in the game as Scotland maintained their World Cup qualifying hopes with a victory over the Faroe Islands.
Scotland needed a 94th-minute goal from Scott McTominay to secure a vital 3-2 triumph over Israel on Saturday and left them behind again as Dykes found the net four minutes from time. to steal a 1-0 victory.
The result solidifies Scotland’s position in second in Group F, four points behind Israel, third, and they can secure a playoff spot by beating Moldova next month.
In the same group, Denmark continued their perfect campaign to secure the top spot and become the third team, after host Germany and Qatar, to reach next year’s tournament.
The Euro 2020 semi-finalists beat Austria 1-0 thanks to a goal from Joakim Maehle, who took their qualifying record to eight wins against eight without conceding a goal.
Cristiano Ronaldo increased his total of international goals to 115 with a hat-trick as Portugal beat Luxembourg 5-0 to retain the initiative in Group A.
They are currently behind leaders Serbia by one point, but having played one game less the two are expected to meet on the final day of qualifying in what will be a winner’s affair, despite Portugal being then in the lead if he avoids defeat. against the Republic of Ireland next month.
Sweden, meanwhile, took the lead in Group B with a victory over Greece and have a two-point advantage over second-placed Spain after having played the same number of games, although the men of Luis Enrique still have their fate in their hands because the Swedes have to leave. in Seville next month.
Italy are another power that don’t have everything they want after Switzerland beat Lithuania 4-0 to tie the points with the European champions at the top of Group C.