Germany and Spain will clash at this year’s World Cup after Friday’s draw in Doha placed the two former winners in the same group, while geopolitical rivals the United States and Iran were also drawn together.
Denmark’s Christian Eriksen made an emotional goal-scoring return to international football on Saturday as England, Germany and Spain carved out friendly victories.
Four-time champions Germany became the first country to join hosts Qatar in booking a spot at the 2022 Fifa World Cup with a 4-0 thrashing of North Macedonia in Skopje on Monday.
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