Laimer scores in Austria win, Kim off to successful start in qualifying

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The first set of international matches went well for FC Bayern players. On Thursday, Konrad Laimer enjoyed an away win with Austria, while Minjae Kim and South Korea made a flying start to qualifying for the 2026 World Cup. fcbayern.com rounds up the action for you. 

Laimer and Austria celebrate in Estonia

Austria Konrad Laimer
Konrad Laimer scored the opener for Austria in a 2-0 victory in Estonia.

Konrad Laimer and the Austrian national team ended their EURO 2024 qualifying campaign with a win. Having already secured their place in the finals in Germany next summer, Ralf Rangnick's side claimed a convincing 2-0 victory in Estonia. FCB midfielder Laimer scored the opening goal after 26 minutes, with Freiburg's Philipp Lienhart adding the second shortly before half-time. Laimer came off at the break, and 2-0 was how it finished in Tallinn. Austria are top of Group F with 19 points after eight games, and although Belgium (17 points) can still overtake them, Laimer and Co are assured of their place in the tournament. On Tuesday, they take on Germany in a friendly in Vienna.

Kim off to successful start in World Cup qualifying

Minjae Kim South Korea
Minjae Kim and South Korea thrashed Indonesia 5-0 in their opening World Cup qualifier.

Minjae Kim and the South Korean national team started perfectly in qualifying for the 2026 World Cup. Jürgen Klinsmann's team eased to a 5-0 win over Indonesia in Seoul on Thursday, with Bayern defender Kim playing the full 90 minutes. Gue-Sung Cho opened the scoring for South Korea in the 44th minute. In the second half, Hee-Chan Hwang (49'), Heung-Min Son (63'), Ui-Jo Hwang (67') and Kang-In Lee (85') extended the lead in the second period. Kim and teammates are back in action on Tuesday against China in Shenzhen.

Guerreiro & Peretz unused, Morocco game cancelled

Raphaël Guerreiro received a late call-up to the Portugal squad but did not feature in Thursday evening's 2-0 win over Liechtenstein in EURO qualifying, where Cristiano Ronaldo and João Cancelo scored the goals.

The Israeli national team, including Daniel Peretz, have already played their rearranged fixtures against Kosovo (0-1) and Switzerland (1-1). The Bayern goalkeeper was not involved in either match.

Finally, Noussair Mazraoui's match for Morocco against Eritrea, which was scheduled for Thursday, was cancelled after the Eritrean football federation pulled out of World Cup qualifying.

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