Thanks to a 0-0 draw in Ukraine, Italy qualified for Euro 2024 in Germany (June 14-July 14). The Slovenes and the Czechs will also be there.
Italy, reigning European champion, qualified Monday evening for Euro-2024 thanks to its draw against Ukraine (0-0) in Leverkusen (Germany) during the last qualifying match, thus avoiding the trap of a play-off at the end of March.
Luciano Spalletti’s men will thus defend their trophy won in the summer of 2021, while Ukraine will have to win its play-off at the end of March with Israel, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Finland to compete for the fourth Euro in its history.
Slovenia also qualified after their 2-1 victory against Kazakhstan on Monday in Ljubljana.
Slovenia, independent since 1991, will compete in Germany (June 14 – July 14) for only the second Euro in its history after the 2000 edition, where it did not make it out of the group stage.
Finally, the Czech Republic also joins the ranks of qualifiers after their 3-0 victory against Moldova on Monday in Olomouc.
The Czech selection will play its eighth Euro there since the breakup of Czechoslovakia in 1993. Finalist in 1996, it was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the previous Euro in the summer of 2021.