Update Post: November 28, 2023 10:55 am
Kazakhstan missed out on Slovenia in the Euro Cup and San Marino is making history! Qualifying day results
Konstantin Krinsky November 21, 2023, 01:45 Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.
Meanwhile, the Czech Republic and Italy are packing their bags for Germany.
The matches of the tenth day of the group stage of the qualification for Euro 2024 were played. Three more teams reached the final phase of the tournament.
The Czech team discussed with Moldova to be able to participate in the tournament. The visitors were disappointed by the sending off of Vladislav Baboglo in the 55th minute, which effectively doomed Sergei Kleshchenko’s team. Coming back from a minority proved to be a difficult task and the Czechs only doubled their lead when they had one more player. The best player of the match was Tomas Hory, who assisted on the first goal and scored the second himself.
Italy left Ukraine without the European Championship, there is no other way to say it. The current European champions, although they moved, managed to draw without goals. Luciano Spalletti’s team was completely satisfied with this result and did not lose control during the match. But there is nothing to praise the Italians: they did not score, but they got the desired result without goals and can pack their bags for Euro 2024. Missing a second consecutive major tournament would be catastrophic for the country. But in the 90th minute + 3, the referee was able to sanction Gianluigi Donnarumma’s goal for a foul on Mikhail Mudrik; The moment is extremely controversial, a referee scandal is brewing.
Kazakhstan fought with Slovenia until the last moment for access to the Euro Cup. Magomed Adiev’s team just needed the victory. Was the team close to her? Probably not, but there were times. Although it must be admitted that the hosts had the advantage: the Kazakh team was too defensive not only in this game, but throughout the entire cycle in general. But there is no point in scolding for this, because the team retains its chances for the European Championship, through the playoffs of the Nations League, where the team will first face Greece and then the winner of the Georgia-Luxembourg pair . .
England played dumb for the second game in a row. It’s hard to look for motivation when first place in the group never leaves you. But if in the previous round Gareth Southgate’s team, even in such a carefree mood, defeated Malta (2-0), then in the meeting with the Macedonians the finalists of the last Euro Cup clearly lacked motivation. But it is understandable: the rival was tougher, by the way, they also went to the 2021 tournament. Surely tomorrow the British press will criticize the footballers.
Historic match for San Marino! The midget state team distinguished itself in the third consecutive match, for the first time in history. After the penalty converted in the final minutes, there was positive chaos on the home side’s bench. What great guys (they scored against Denmark and Kazakhstan before)! And the Finns, despite the victory, could no longer qualify for Euro 2024. But they have the Nations League playoffs in hand. Maybe the team will make the tournament for the second time in a row.