World Cup-2018: Germany qualify by defeating Northern Ireland 3-1
Germany midfielder Sebastian Rudy (G) opens the scoring for Germany against Northern Ireland in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, October 5, 2017 in Belfast
Germany, the reigning world champion, qualified Friday for the 2018 World Cup football in Russia, defeating Northern Ireland 3-1 in Belfast.
The Germans scored by Sebastian Rudy (2nd), Sandro Wagner (21st) and Joshua Kimmich (86th). Magennis saved the honor in additional time (90 + 3). They have qualified by winning their 9 matches already played in the playoffs, scoring 38 goals while conceding only three.