Germany reserve their place in the 2022 World Cup with a 4-0 win over North Macedonia

Germany reserve their place in the 2022 World Cup with a 4-0 win over North Macedonia

A second-half double by Timo Werner and a goal by Kai Havertz and Jamal Musiala secured Germany's fifth win in their fifth game with new coach Hansi Flick and lifted it to 21 points, with Romania in second place with 13.

Germany qualified for the 2022 World Cup by crushing North Macedonia 4-0 on Monday to secure first place in Group J qualifying with two games to spare.
A second-half double by Timo Werner and a goal by Kai Havertz and Jamal Musiala secured Germany's fifth win in their fifth game with new coach Hansi Flick and lifted it to 21 points, with Romania in second place with 13.

All group winners in the European qualification automatically secure a place in the tournament in Qatar.

The Germans, who were eliminated in the first round of the 2018 World Cup and the round of 16 at this year's European Championship, had an early opportunity with a header from Thomas Mueller.

But, as in their 2-1 win at home over Romania on Friday, the Germans lacked precision on the final pass and on the spike, creating only a handful of chances in the first half until Timo Werner hit the post with a low push in injury time.

Germany, defeated 2-1 by North Macedonia in Duisburg in March, broke the deadlock in the 50th minute when Serge Gnabry split the defense with an excellent deep pass from Mueller and left it to Havertz.

Forward Werner then scored twice in three minutes, first punching with another Mueller assist at 70 and then finishing off a shot home from 15 meters three minutes later.

Substitute Musiala completed the victory seven minutes before the end with his first international goal.

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