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Germany's Serge Gnabry and Timo Werner celebrate

Germany's forward Timo Werner (right) celebrates with teammate Serge Gnabry after scoring his team's second goal during their Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 qualification Group "J" match against North Macedonia at the Toshe Proeski National Arena in Skopje on October 11, 2021.

Photo credit: Nikolay Doychinov | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Hansi Flick's men avenged a shock 2-1 home loss to the Macedonians earlier this year to claim their seventh win in eight qualifiers and take an unassailable eight-point lead at the top of Group J, with two matches remaining
  • After a goalless first half, Kai Havertz broke the deadlock five minutes after the interval before Chelsea's Werner struck twice in three minutes to clinch the tie for the Germans
  • Kieffer Moore's early goal in Tallinn gave Wales a slender 1-0 win over Estonia which keeps their hopes alive of catching Group E leaders Belgium, who were not in action after their involvement in the Nations League finals



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