Spain top seed, Portugal goes flawless

Spain will be among the top seeds in the Euro draw on December 2. CESAR MANSO / AFP

Continuation and end of the Euro 2024 qualifiers in groups A and J this Sunday. Main information to remember, Spain finished at the top of its group.

Portugal and Spain did not tremble this Sunday during the 10th and final day of the Euro 2024 qualifiers by winning against Iceland (2-0) and Georgia (3-1). The Selecao took the opportunity to achieve a full success with ten victories in as many matches within Group J, while Spain secured its first place ahead of Scotland, held by Norway (3-3), in the group A and will be seeded in Germany (June 14-July 14).

If the evening is marred by Gavi’s serious injury, out injured in the knee (26th), Spain can breathe after securing first place in group A. La Roja, which won an eighth consecutive victory in all competitions, saw the naturalized French defender, Robin Le Normand, score his first goal in the selection (4th). The inevitable Kvaratskhelia equalized (10th), but the broad Spanish domination materialized on the scoreboard by Ferran Torres (55th) and a CSC from Lochoshvili (72nd). In the same group, Scotland celebrated its qualification for a second consecutive final phase at the European Championship with a draw against Norway (3-3), deprived of Erling Haaland.

10/10 for Portugal

In Group J, Portugal achieved the feat of winning its ten matches in the Euro 2024 qualifiers, a first in its history, by quietly overcoming Iceland (2-0) thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes (37th) and de Horta (66th). Already qualified since last month, the Seleção also added a 9th clean sheet and made a big impression under the leadership of Roberto Martinez, its new coach. The Icelanders will have to go through the play-offs in the spring to hope to see the final phase. Already qualified, Slovakia beat Bosnia (3-1). Finally, in the last meeting, Liechtenstein ended its disastrous campaign by conceding a tenth defeat, against Luxembourg (0-1) on a header from Rodrigues (69th). Luxembourg, for its part, will see the play-offs to try to qualify for its first Euro.

Remember that the Euro draw will take place on December 2, 2023 at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany.

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