RPL players on international duty: Dreyer makes debut for Denmark, Krychowiak and Rybus help Poland beat Andorra

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On 12 November, 2022 World Cup qualifiers and friendly games took place involving Russian Premier Liga players.

2022 World Cup qualifiers


Group F

Denmark 3-1 Faroe Islands

Rubin midfielder Anders Dreyer made his competitive debut for Denmark, coming on as a 67th-minute substitute against the Faroe Islands with a score at 2-0. Back in October, Denmark secured passage to the 2022 World Cup Finals. Now they have a perfect winning record in the group after picking up a maximum 27 points after nine games. They will play their final fixture with Scotland on 15 November.

Group I

England 5-0 Albania

Nizhny Novgorod striker Bekim Balaj spent the entire match against England on the bench. Albania not only suffered defeat, but also lost their chances of qualifying for the World Cup both directly and via the play-offs, as they remain five points behind second-placed Poland. On 15 November, Albania will play Andorra in their last qualifier.

Andorra 1-4 Poland

Lokomotiv defender Maciej Rybus and Krasnodar midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak were named in the Poland starting line-up against Andorra. Krychowiak received a yellow card and was substituted in the 63rd minute, while Rybus played the entire match. After the penultimate matchday, Poland are three points behind group-topping England. Poland will play Hungary on 15 November.

Hungary 4-0 San Marino

Nizhny Novgorod defender Akos Keckes spent the entire 90 minutes of the game with San Marino on the bench while his side picked up a heavy win. Now Hungary are fourth in the group on 14 points, and will play Poland in their final qualifier.

Africa, 2nd round

Group A

Burkina Faso 1-1 Niger

Akhmat striker Mohamed Konate started the match against Niger and spent 75 minutes on the pitch for Burkina Faso before being replaced. A minute before being substituted off, the forward was given a yellow card. After five games, Burkina Faso are second in the group with 11 points, two points behind leaders Algeria. Only the first teams from each group will advance to the next stage. In the final qualifier, Burkina Faso will meet Algeria.

Group F

Angola 2-2 Egypt

Rostov’s Angolan defender Bastos was not named in the starting lineup for the match with Egypt, which ended in a draw. Egypt guaranteed themselves entry to the next stage by picking up 11 points. Angola are fourth in the group with four points. In their last 2022 World Cup qualifier, Angola will play Libya on 16 November.

2023 European Under-21 Championship qualifiers

Group D

Greece U-21 2-0 Belarus U-21

Krylia Sovetov defender Dmitry Prishchepa started the game for Belarus, but in the middle of the second half he was replaced with his side 2-0 down. After five games, Belarus are fifth in the group with three points. On 16 November, Belarus will play Liechtenstein.

Group F

Sweden U-21 4-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina U-21

Rostov winger Armin Gigovic did not feature for Sweden due to an injury sustained in his last RPL match with Rubin. Sweden comfortably beat Bosnia and Herzegovina and top Group F, one point ahead of Italy, who have a game in hand. Sweden will play their next game on 16 November against Ireland.

Group G

Slovenia U-21 3-0 Albania U-21

Khimki defender Dusan Stojinovic started for Slovenia and helped them beat Albania. After five games, they occupy fourth place in the table with seven points, and in the next qualifier, which will take place on 16 November, they will play group leaders the Czech Republic.

Photo: Danish Football Federation


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