Argentina draw again, Chile lose
Argentina and Chile's World Cup qualification hopes were left hanging after both the teams slipped up once again. Argentina were held to yet another frustrating 1-1 draw by already-eliminated Venezuela and are now fifth in the overall standings with 24 points from 16 games. Chile crashed to a 1-0 defeat against Bolivia and are sixth with 23 points. Meanwhile, Uruguay won 2-1 against Paraguay.
Spain moved one step closer to booking their place in the World Cup by thrashing Liechtenstein 8-0. Italy, on the other hand, won 1-0 over Israel, as Ciro Immobile scored the solitary goal. Spain still remain three points clear at the top of Group G, with the Azzuris following closely. However, Spain do have a healthy 17-goal advantage on goal difference over the Italians.
Germany routed Norway 6-0 as Timo Werner scored a double to help his team make it eight wins out of eight matches and top Group C. In Group F, England conceded an early goal against Slovakia after a costly error by Marcus Rashford. However, the youngster atoned in style by setting up the equaliser and then, scoring a spectacular 20-yard winner.
War-torn Syria extended their fairy-tale run at the World Cup qualifiers with a 2-2 draw against Iran. They were down 2-1 and heading out until the third added minute when Omar Al Soma's scored an incredible equaliser to help his team secure a spot in the Asian play-offs. Meanwhile, South Korea grabbed an automatic qualifying spot in Group A after drawing 0-0 in Uzbekistan.