France crushes Gibraltar, the Netherlands reserves its ticket and Croatia depends on itself
MADRID, Nov. 19 (.) –
The Romanian and Swiss soccer teams achieved their respective qualification for the 2024 Men’s Euro Cup this Saturday, closing the door on Israel in Group I, while France beat Gibraltar 14-0 in a Group B in which The Netherlands booked its ticket by winning (1-0) against Ireland, and Croatia will depend on itself for the last day of Group D.
At the Pancho Aréna in Felcsút (Hungary), goals from George Puscas and Ianis Hagi overcame Eran Zahavi’s initial goal (2′) for the Israeli team. Thanks to this victory, the Romanian team reached 19 points in the group lead; In their wake, Switzerland gained 17 points after drawing (1-1) at home against Kosovo.
Elsewhere, at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam, a solitary goal from Wout Weghorst in the 12th minute sealed the Netherlands’ ticket to next summer’s EURO. The ‘Oranje’ now has 15 points, in second place in Group B; The comfortable lead is still in the hands of France, who crushed Gibraltar with a hat-trick included by Kylian Mbappé.
And finally, in the tight Group D, the Croatian team overtook the Welsh team in their fight for second place. Two quick goals from Lovro Majer and Andrej Kramaric earned Croatia the victory (0-2) on their visit to Latvia. That placed the checkered team with 13 points, compared to 11 for Wales that saved a draw (1-1) in their match in Armenia.
The team led by Real Madrid star Luka Modric will depend on itself on the tenth and final day to qualify. Croatia will face Armenia at home next Tuesday, while Wales will host the Turkish team, group leader with 16 points and already qualified.