Croatia won the last ‘direct ticket’ to the European Football Championships (Euro 2024) to be held next year.
Croatia defeated Armenia 1-0 in the home game of the final 8th game of Group D of the Euro 2024 qualifiers held at the Stadion Maksimir in Zagreb 카지노사이트
Croatia on the 22nd (Korean time).
Croatia, who accumulated 16 points with 5 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses in 8 games in this preliminary round, ranked 2nd in the group following Turkye (17 points)
beating Wales, who had only 12 points, and secured a direct ticket to the finals
which is given to the 1st and 2nd place in each group.
Croatia has successfully qualified for the Euros six times in a row since 2004.
A total of 24 countries will participate in the Euro 2024 finals to be held in Germany next year.
Excluding the host country Germany, the remaining 23 participating countries were decided through the preliminary round.
Five to six teams formed a group and competed in the group stage.
The top two teams from the ten groups in this round advanced directly to the finals.
Croatia scored the first goal in the 43rd minute of the first half with Ante Budimir’s header following Borna Sosa’s cross, earning a golden victory.
While the 21 countries that will participate in the finals, including Germany and the top countries in the preliminary round, have been confirmed
the owners of the three remaining finals will be determined through a playoff based on their performance in the UEFA Nations League.
In the playoffs to be held in March next year, 12 countries will be divided into three groups and play in the semifinals and finals
with the winning team from each group advancing to the finals.
Wales, who finished 3rd in the group without being able to change their ranking after drawing 1-1 with Turkiye that day, entered the playoffs.
Group B’s France, which had already confirmed its advancement to the finals
drew 2-2 in the 8th away game against Greece and failed to advance to the finals.
France finished the preliminary round in first place in Group B with 7 wins, 1 draw, and 22 points.
France took the lead in the 42nd minute of the first half with Randal Kolo Muani’s first goal
but Greece later turned the tide with consecutive goals by Anastasios Bakasetas in the 11th minute of the second half and Fotis Ioannidis in the 16th minute of the second half.
France avoided defeat by equalizing the score in the 29th minute of the second half with Yussuf Fofana’s mid-range shot after receiving a pass from Kylian Mbappe.
Likewise, the Netherlands, who had already advanced to the finals
defeated Gibraltar 6-0 and finished the preliminary round in second place in the group (18 points) after France
while Greece, which won one point against France, advanced to the playoffs.
In Group I, Romania won the final match against Switzerland 1-0 and finished in first place (22 points) with undefeated in 10 games (6 wins, 4 draws), followed by Switzerland (17 points).
The two teams had already confirmed their advancement to the finals prior to this game.
Israel, who defeated Andorra 2-0 that day, joined the playoffs in third place (15 points).
The playoff group will be formed on the 23rd, and the final group draw will be held on the 2nd of next month.