Rangers star plays 90 minutes in vital Tuesday int'l win, World Cup hopes receive major boost
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Rangers star plays 90 minutes in vital win to boost World Cup hopes

Rangers star Glen Kamara played the full 90 minutes of a crucial 2-0 win for Finland over Kazakhstan in a big boost for his World Cup hopes.

When fit, Kamara is a guaranteed starter for Finland and he was a standout player in their disappointing major competition debut at Euro 2020 in the summer.

Kamara in Euro 2020 action for Finland against Belgium. (Photo by Anton Vaganov – Pool/Getty Images)

World Cup Qualifying hasn’t been going swimmingly for Markku Kanerva’s side, either, with a 2-1 defeat to Ukraine on Saturday a big blow.

However, Kamara and co. got themselves back into the mix in Group D with a 2-0 win over Kazakhstan on Tuesday afternoon which moved them up into third, only behind second-placed Ukraine on goal difference.

The Rangers star played the full 90 minutes in midfield in Astana as the visitors dominated possession and the chances, firing off a whopping 20 shots (eight on target).

It was a former Celtic player, Teemu Pukki, who did the damage, scoring either side of half-time.

Kamara achieved an impressive WhoScored.com rating of 7.6, the joint third-highest rating of any player to feature in the game.

The Rangers star played the full 90 minutes and Teemu Pukki netted a brace in a World Cup Qualifying win. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Bosnia and Herzegovina also pose a threat to the Finns’ qualification hopes and they face other rivals Ukraine in Lviv this evening.

Kamara and co. will be watching that contest with interest but this victory was undoubtedly a big boost for their hopes of reaching Qatar 2022.

In other news, a Rangers star is surely doubtful for Saturday’s clash with Hearts after touching down 5000 miles away.

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