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Super Eagles Loss, Ronaldo's Hatrick And Highlights Of The International Break

The international football break has come and gone with the conclusion of the games in South America. There were many international games during this window and many highlights. We take a look at some of these highlights

One of the biggest stories from the international break was the Super Eagles of Nigeria's loss to Central African Republic in Lagos. The visitors were ranked 124th in the world while their hosts were ranked 34th. Surprisingly, the Super Eagles lost at home to Central African Republic in the last minute of the game

Germany and Denmark qualified for the World Cup after a brilliant run in the European qualifiers. Here are the top scorers in the European qualifiers and how many goals they scored. Memphis Depay 9, Eran Zahavi 8, Aleksandar Mitrovic 7, Teemu Pukki 6, Robert Lewandowski 6, Cristiano Ronaldo 6

Ronaldo scored a hatrick against Luxembourg and it was his tenth international hatrick, the highest of any men's international scorer and he extended his men's international goals record to 115. 

Senegal were the first team to move to the final round of qualifiers after a 3-1 victory over Namibia and they were joined by Morocco. Both teams have won four of their four group games. Islam Slimani is Africa's top scorer with 6 goals, followed by Riyad Mahrez who has scored 4 goals.Others who have scored four goals are: Ibrahim Kone, Ayoub El Kaabi, Famara Diedhiou and Abdoul Tapsoba. The Fennecs of Algeria are the top scorers in the African World Cup qualifiers with 19 goals

In South America, Neymar scored his 70th goal for Brazil as Brazil moved closer to qualifying for the World Cup. For Argentina, they are currently on a 25-game unbeaten streak after their World Cup qualifiers and they kept four clean sheets in a row for the first time in its history during a World Cup qualifier

Italy's 37 games unbeaten streak came to an end after losing to Spain in the UEFA Nations League. During this period, they won 28 games and had 9 draws and they had the record for longest streak of clean sheets at 1,168 minutes. 

Theo Hernandez scored his first goal for the French senior national team and it was the winner against Belgium to take France to the Nations League final. The Les Blues lifted the trophy and that made Karim Benzema the French player with most trophies in history. He has now won 27 trophies. 19 with Real Madrid, 7 with Lyon and one with France

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