Germany became the first team to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar

Germany became the first team to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar

Four-time world champions Germany advanced to the main draw of the upcoming Qatar World Cup after beating North Macedonia to qualify for the first round. They beat North Macedonia 4-0 on Monday night in the Group J match of the European qualifiers.

The first half of the match was goalless. After the break, Germany attacked the host North Macedonia. Kai Hurwitz opened the scoring for Germany in the 50th minute of the match.

Timo Werner smashed home the second following Muller's superb flick and also curled in a delightful third.

The Germans could have had more, but Chelsea forward Werner rattled the post with a thumping low drive on the stroke of half time, but managed to score twice as his side got the job done with clinical finishing in the second period.

It will be a night to remember for 18-year-old ex-Chelsea academy graduate Musiala, who played 19 times for various England youth teams but declared to play for Germany through his mother, as he netted a first senior goal on his ninth cap.

Hansi Flick's men, who are four-time world champions, reach the tournament for the 20th occasion, with only Brazil (21) appearing more times.

They did it with two games to spare, with meetings against Liechtenstein and Armenia to come next month.

The Germans took a total of 24 shots for the goal with 74% of the time in possession of the ball. 10 of which were targeted. And the hosts were able to score only one goal in seven shots.