Spain, Scotland And Turkey Qualify For Euro 2024

Spain qualified for Euro 2024 with a 1-0 win against Norway on Sunday, putting Scotland through from Group A while Turkey joined the increasing ranks of qualifiers.

Gavi, a Barcelona midfielder, scored the lone goal in Oslo early in the second half, bouncing a shot into the corner to help Spain qualify for next year’s finals in Germany with two games to spare.

They went to the top of Group A on goal difference, but the result also guaranteed Scotland a place in the competition, leaving Norway five points behind heading into their final encounter next month.

Norway has not qualified for a major tournament since Euro 2000, but a team led by Erling Haaland and Martin Odegaard still has a chance of making the play-offs.

Georgia thrashed Cyprus 4-0 in the other game in that group.

Turkey finished off a historic week in which they were named co-hosts of Euro 2032 alongside Italy by going all out in the final minutes to defeat Latvia 4-0 and secure their place in the championships.

Yunus Akgun scored just before the hour mark, while former Everton forward Cenk Tosun added two late goals either side of a Kerem Akturkoglu strike to seal the Group D triumph.

Wilson Revives Wales 

Wales’ players celebrate on the final whistle in the UEFA Euro 2024 group D qualification football match between Wales and Croatia at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales on October 15, 2023. Wales won the game 2-1. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP)

They are six points ahead of Wales, who surpassed Croatia to second place after defeating last year’s World Cup semifinalists 2-1 in Cardiff.

Wilson outran the Croatian defense to score the first goal shortly after halftime, and then he flicked in a Dan James pass for the second.

Mario Pasalic cut the deficit, but Wales now control their own destiny as they enter the last round of qualifying games in November.

Croatia is in danger of missing a major event for the first time since the 2010 World Cup after two consecutive defeats.

Switzerland needed two late goals to save a 3-3 tie against Belarus at home, but lost first position in Group I to Romania.

Xherdan Shaqiri put the Swiss ahead in St Gallen before Belarus, who had thrashed the Swiss 5-0 in March, equalized through Max Ebong.

Denis Polyakov headed Belarus ahead at a corner, and Dmitri Antilevski added a third in the 84th minute to give the visitors a stunning victory.

As substitute Zeki Amdouni rescued Switzerland’s blushes with a 90th-minute equalizer, Manuel Akanji tapped in from a Shaqiri free-kick to ignite the hosts’ last-ditch rally.

Romania moved a point clear with a 4-0 victory over Andorra, but the Swiss have a game in hand after Thursday’s trip to Tel Aviv was postponed due to Israel’s war with Hamas.

The Czech Republic beat the Faroe Islands 1-0 thanks to Tomas Soucek’s 76th-minute penalty, moving them to second place in Group E behind Albania.

In the absence of injured striker Robert Lewandowski, Poland struggled and had to come from behind to earn a 1-1 draw against Moldova in Warsaw.

The Poles are third in the group, but they have played one more game than the top two. On November 17, they face the Czechs in a must-win game.

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