Euro 2024 Qualifiers: Italy Clinch Spot, Czech Republic and Slovenia Secure Quarter-Final Berths
Italy secured their spot in the Euro 2024 tournament after a hard-fought draw against Ukraine. Meanwhile, the Czech Republic and Slovenia also booked their places with wins against their respective opponents. Here’s a roundup of the action:
Italy vs. Ukraine
The match between Italy and Ukraine took place on November 20 in Group C of the qualifiers. The defending champions, Italy’s “Azzurri,” faced off against Ukraine at the BiArena stadium in Leverkusen, Germany.
Key players for Ukraine included Artem Dovbik, Georgi Sudakhov, and Oleksandr Zinchenko, while Italy was led by Giacomo Raspadori, Federico Chiesa, and Nicolo Zaniolo.
The game saw several close chances, with both teams coming close to breaking the deadlock. However, strong defensive play from both sides resulted in a goalless draw.
Italy’s superior head-to-head record saw them secure a spot in the quarter-finals, while Ukraine still has a chance to compete in the playoffs despite being eliminated from the qualifying round.
In Group E, the Czech Republic secured their quarter-final berth with a convincing 3-0 win over Moldova, while Albania also advanced with a draw against the Faroe Islands.
Slovenia emerged victorious in their match against Kazakhstan, sealing their place in the finals. Meanwhile, Northern Ireland and Finland’s wins kept their hopes alive as they head to the playoffs.
- England (20 points) – advance to the next round
- Italy (14 points) – advance to the next round
- Ukraine (14 points) – go to the playoffs
- Albania (15 points) – advance to the next round
- Czech Republic (15 points) – advance to the next round
These results have confirmed the participation of several teams in the final round of the Euro 2024 qualifiers, setting the stage for an exciting tournament next year.
Teams Qualified for the Final Round: Germany (host), Belgium, France, Portugal, Spain, Scotland, Turkey, Austria, England, Hungary, Slovakia, Albania, Denmark, Netherlands, Romania, Switzerland, Serbia, Czech Republic, Italy, Slovenia.
Italy managed to secure their ticket to Euro 2024 after taking a point against Ukraine. while the Czech Republic and Slovenia beat their opponents. You can win tickets too.
Euro 2024 qualifying round on November 20, Group C, Ukraine playing host. Italy’s “Azzurri” are the defending champions of Euro 2020, this match will be played at the BiArena stadium. Leverkusen the German city
Ukraine has Artem Dovbik, Georgi Sudakhov, Oleksandr Zinchenko on the field, while Italy is led by Giacomo Raspadori, Federico. Chiesa, Nicolo Zaniolo
In the 14th minute, Ukraine almost had a chance and Georgi Sudakhov rebounded with a friend until Sudakhov found space and shot in front of the penalty area. The ball hit the edge of the box, forcing Gianluigi Donnarumma to dive and parry it.
In the 16th minute, Italy’s long shot was also scary, and Jorginho passed the ball to Nicolo Barella, who shot it from about 30 yards away.
In the 29th minute Italy saw a golden opportunity. Federico Chiesa brought the ball up and stabbed through the defense for Davide Frattesi to slide into the penalty area without a defender blocking Anatoli Trubin. He came to close the corner in fast and make an unbelievable saving. The first half ended with the score tied at 0-0.
In the 65th minute of the second half, Ukraine had a throw in from the right side. It was thrown far into the penalty area by Yukim Konoplia and the Italian defenders didn’t understand each other and nobody could stop it. The ball dropped to the far post, allowing Mikailo Mudrik to shoot, Gianluigi Donnarumma narrowly missing the block.
The rest of the time Ukraine tried to attack. As for Italy, they are waiting to find an opportunity to counter. But no one managed to penetrate the net. The game ended in a 0-0 draw.
Making it to the end of 8 games, they both had the same 14 points, but Italy was better head to head and managed to win a ticket to the quarter finals. Although Ukraine was eliminated from the qualifying round but still has a chance to compete in the play-offs.
Another couple in the same group North Macedonia draw with England 1-1.
Standings after 8 games: 1. England (20 points – advance to the next round), 2. Italy (14 points – advance to the next round), 3. Ukraine (14 points – go to the play-offs), 4. North Macedonia (8 points), 5. Malta (0 points)
In Group E, the Czech Republic opened the Stadion Andrów with a 3-0 win over Moldova, giving the Czech Republic a ticket to the quarter-finals.
The home team got goals from David Dudera in the 14th minute, Tomas Kory in the 72nd minute, Tomas Soucek in the 90th minute, and the visiting team had to stay with 10 men. Vladislav Babokol was sent off the field in the 55th minute.
Another result: Albania draw with the Faroe Islands 0-0.
Ranking after 8 games: 1. Albania (15 points – advance to next round), 2. Czech Republic (15 points – advance to next round), 3. Poland (11 points – advance to play-offs), 4. Moldova (10 points), 5. Faroe Islands (2 points)
In Group H, Slovenia opened at Stadion Stocice, defeating Kazakhstan 2-1, qualifying Slovenia for the final. Although Kazakhstan was eliminated but still go to the playoffs.
The home team got goals from Benjamin Zesko in the 41st minute (penalty), Benjamin Verbić in the 86th minute, while the away team scored against Ramazan Orazov in the 48th minute.
Other results: Northern Ireland beat Denmark 2-0, San Marino lost to Finland 1-2.
Ranking after 10 games: 1. Denmark (22 points – advance to the next round), 2. Slovenia (22 points – advance to the next round), 3. Finland (18 points – go to the play-offs), 4. Kazakhstan (18 points) – go to play-offs), 5. Northern Ireland (9 points), 6, San Marino (0 points)
Teams that have reached the final round : Germany (host), Belgium, France, Portugal, Spain, Scotland, Turkey, Austria, England, Hungary, Slovakia, Albania, Denmark, Netherlands, Romania, Switzerland, Serbia, Czech Republic, Italy, Slovenia
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