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France and Portugal qualify for 2018 World Cup – as it happened

Portugal beat Switzerland to top spot in Group B and France avoided embarrassment against Belarus. Plus: no miracle for Holland 9.45pm BST So that’s the Uefa group stage done and dusted. The draw for the play-offs comes next week for reasons best known to the oh-so-wise and always sage football authorities who only do things for the right reasons. Still to come though, is Argentina’s attempt to make it to Russia. The last World Cup without the Albiceleste was 1970 and they travel to Ecuador today (12.30am BST) in need...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Tuesday, 10 October