European Championship qualification: Croatia is shaking its ticket

Third place in the World Cup, Croatia, was the last team to secure a direct ticket to the European Football Championship in Germany.

The Croatians won 1-0 (1-0) against Armenia and thus completed qualification for the 2024 tournament. Ante Budimir scored the decisive goal for coach Zlatko Dalic’s team in Zagreb in the 43rd minute.

The Dutch, who had already qualified in advance, won an easy 6-0 (3-0) win against outsiders Gibraltar in the Algarve. France had also already secured their European Championship ticket and completed their European Championship qualification with a 2-2 (1-0) win in Greece.

Ex-Frankfurt player Randal Kolo Muani (42nd) and Youssouf Fofana (74th) scored the goals for the French. Anastasios Bakasetas (56th) and Fotis Ioannidis (61st) scored for Greece.

However, the Greeks had no chance of getting a direct ticket to the European Championship before, but they can still try the playoffs. There they will first face Kazakhstan in the semi-finals next March. The final opponents would be Georgia or Luxembourg.

The Dutch people who have already qualified no longer have to take this detour. Calvin Stengs (10th/50th/62nd), Mats Wieffer (23rd), Teun Koopmeiners (38th) and Cody Gakpo (81st) scored three times in the clear win in Faro against Gibraltar.