Spain, Scotland, and Turkey Secure Places in Euro 2024

Barcelona midfielder Gavi secured Spain’s spot in Euro 2024 with a single goal early in the second half in Oslo, granting them a 1-0 win over Norway. This victory also confirmed Scotland’s qualification from Group A, as they joined Spain in

securing their tickets to next year’s tournament in Germany. The game saw Gavi expertly placing a shot into the corner, sealing Spain’s qualification with two games to spare. Spain’s coach, Luis de la Fuente, expressed his delight, stating, “We are very happy because the team has grown a lot and has a great future. We have worked to get to this moment.”

As a result of this outcome, Scotland advanced to the Euro 2024 tournament, while Norway found themselves five points behind going into their last match next month. Scotland’s captain, Andy Robertson, shared his satisfaction, saying, “When we qualified via the play-offs last time, we set ourselves a target of doing it automatically next time – so that’s the first mission accomplished.”

In another game in the same group, Georgia routed Cyprus 4-0.

In Group D, Turkey, fresh from being named co-hosts of Euro 2032 alongside Italy, celebrated by defeating Latvia 4-0. Yunus Akgun broke the deadlock just before the hour, while former Everton forward Cenk Tosun contributed two late goals, and Kerem Akturkoglu scored one. This victory secured their place at the Euro 2024 finals.

Wales moved into second place in Group D, surpassing Croatia, as Harry Wilson netted both goals in a 2-1 win over Croatia, who had reached the World Cup semi-finals last year. Croatia now faces the risk of failing to qualify for a major tournament for the first time since the 2010 World Cup after two consecutive defeats.

Switzerland had to rely on two late goals at home to Belarus to secure a 3-3 draw but lost their first place in Group I to Romania. Xherdan Shaqiri put Switzerland ahead before Belarus leveled through Max Ebong. Denis Polyakov scored from a

corner to give Belarus the lead, and Dmitri Antilevski added a third goal in the 84th minute. Manuel Akanji tapped in from a Shaqiri free-kick, and substitute Zeki Amdouni salvaged Switzerland’s position with a 90th-minute equalizer. Romania achieved a 4-0 victory over Andorra, moving one point ahead of Switzerland.

Other matches in the Euro 2024 qualifiers saw Tomas Soucek’s penalty in the 76th minute securing the Czech Republic a 1-0 win over the Faroe Islands, boosting the Czech Republic to second place in Group E behind Albania. Poland struggled in

the absence of injured striker Robert Lewandowski, coming from behind to secure a 1-1 draw against Moldova in Warsaw. Poland occupies the third spot in the group but has played one more game than the top two. They face a crucial match against the Czech Republic on November 17.

Seven out of the 24 slots in the Euro 2024 tournament have now been filled, with Germany earning automatic qualification as hosts, and France, Portugal, and Belgium securing their places earlier.

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