Another day of Euro qualifying meant another day of qualifiers for Euro 2016 (It’s all very logical, no?).
Belgium, Wales and Italy all sealed their fates as members of this summer’s tournament in France, and the Welsh didn’t even need to win.
Norway gave itself three big points with a 2-0 win over Malta, and will rely in part on the same minnows for automatic qualification. While the Norwegians have to deal with Italy on the final day of qualifying, Croatia sits two points back with the Maltese on the menu.
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Italy got a goal from Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian in a 3-1 win at Azerbaijan, clinching a spot in France.
Belgium saw goals from Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne amongst others in a 4-1 win over Andorra, while Wales advanced even in a 2-0 loss to Bosnia and Herzegovina. That’s because Israel fell to Cyprus, meaning it’ll be the Israelis or BNH in Group B’s playoff slot.
The Netherlands lost Tim Krul to injury but kept their slim hopes alive with a 2-1 win in Kazakhstan, while Turkey kept its two-point advantage by toppling the Czechs. Turkey hosts Iceland on the final match day, while the Dutch have the Czechs.
Iceland 2-2 Latvia
Kazakhstan 1-2 Netherlands
Czech Republic 0-2 Turkey
Andorra 1-4 Belgium
Bosnia & Herzegovina 2-0 Wales
Israel 1-2 Cyprus
Azerbaijan 1-3 Italy
Norway 2-0 Malta
Croatia 3-0 Bulgaria