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European Championship qualifiers: round – Portugal stops Luxembourg’s high journey – Croatia with a small victory – Sports

European Championship qualifiers: round – Portugal stops Luxembourg’s high journey – Croatia with a small victory – Sports

  • Portugal beat Luxembourg 9-0 at home in Group 10 of the European Championship qualifiers and celebrated the biggest win in the history of the federation.
  • Liechtenstein lost 3-0 to Slovakia after a big false start.
  • In the fourth group, Croatia beat Armenia 1-0.

Group J:

  • Portugal – Luxembourg 9:0

Portugal continues its undeterred march towards qualifying for the 2024 finals. Coach Roberto Martinez’s team achieved its sixth victory over Luxembourg with a 9-0 victory at home in the sixth match and celebrated the largest victory in the history of the federation. The Portuguese also have a goal difference of 24:0. Luxembourg, a strong team recently, visited Faro. Coach Luke Holtz’s team has won 3 times in a row. Against the Portuguese, it was clear early on that the series would be broken. After braces from Goncalo Inacio and Gonzalo Ramos, the score became 4-0 to the hosts at the break. Diogo Jota (2), Ricardo Horta, Otavio and Joao Felix added more in the second half. Luxembourg’s national team had already suffered a 6-0 defeat against Portugal in its home match. It remains in third place with 10 points.

  • Slovakia – Liechtenstein 3-0

Slovakia leads Luxembourg by three points. Against Liechtenstein, the Slovaks started like fire brigades and took a 3-0 lead after just 6 minutes. The score was 1-0 after only 8 seconds (!). A complete false start for the Emirates. The match was decided early and Liechtenstein’s 19th successive defeat was clear. After a violent start, the match was tied and no further goals were scored.

  • Iceland – Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-0

A late goal gave Iceland their second win of the season in Reykjavik. Alfred Finnbogason scored in stoppage time to make the score 1-0. Before that, the visitors had dominated the match, but were unable to put any of their 17 shots on target. When Bosnia and Herzegovina became more dangerous in the final stage, the Icelanders achieved their fortunate success. The two teams now have 6 points, and the difference between them has widened to 7 points.

Group D: Croatia wins thanks to Kramaric

  • Armenia – Croatia 0:1

Andrej Kramaric has led Croatia to the top of Group D and moved a step closer to the finals in Germany. The 32-year-old scored the 1-0 winner in the 13th minute against Armenia in Yerevan. The Croats’ victory was deserved and should have been better given their overwhelming superiority. Third place in the World Cup replaced Türkiye at the top. Both teams have 10 points, although Croatia played one less match. Armenia ranks third in the rankings with 7 points.

Wales is equal on points with Armenians. The Welsh won 2-0 over Latvia, which did not have any points so far. Aaron Ramsey scored both goals from a penalty kick in the 29th minute, and David Brooks in the 96th minute.