England and France cruised to victories over international minnows in Euro 2024 qualifying on Friday, but Wales saw their hopes of reaching next year’s finals in Germany suffer a setback in a 4-2 home defeat by Armenia
England and France cruised to palms over transnational minnows in Euro 2024 qualifying on Friday, but Wales saw their expedients of reaching coming time’s tests in Germany suffer a reversal in a 4- 2 home defeat by Armenia. Gareth Southgate’s England scored doubly from the penalty spot as they eased to a 4- 0 win away to a Malta side ranked 172nd in the world and kept up their perfect record in Group C. Malta protector Ferdinando Apap turned Bukayo Saka‘s cross into his own net to give England an early lead, and Trent Alexander- Arnold made it 2- 0 with a superb strike.
Harry Kane, who came England’s all- time top arranger during the last transnational window in March, made it three pretensions in three games in this crusade with a penalty to make it 3- 0.
Substitute Callum Wilson also completed the scoring late on from another spot- kick awarded for a handball following a VAR check.
“Of course we know we’ve the quality to win the game and also it’s about the intelligence. I allowed that was excellent from the launch,” said Southgate.
England are six points clear of Ukraine, Italy and North Macedonia, albeit having played one match more.
While Italy are presently involved in the Nations League tests, Ukraine got their first points with a stunning comeback to win 3- 2 in North Macedonia.
An Enis Bardhi penalty and a brilliant curling strike from Napoli’s Eljif Elmas had North Macedonia– who qualified for Euro 2020– two pretensions over.
Bournemouth protector Illia Zabarnyi pulled one reverse for Ukraine just after the hour mark and they also equalised through Yukhym Konoplia.
North Macedonia, who visit England on Monday, were reduced to 10 men before Viktor Tsygankov headed in a cross from Chelsea’s Mykhailo Mudryk with seven twinkles left to complete the comeback.
Kylian Mbappe put enterprise over his future at Paris Saint- Germain to one side as he captained France and scored in their 3- 0 palm over Group B outlanders Gibraltar in Faro, Portugal.
Olivier Giroud’s early title put France ahead and Mbappe added a penalty awarded for handball in first- half cessation time.
France got their third late on when Aymen Mouelhi scored an own thing, turning in Mbappe’s low cross.
“The ideal was to win and get the job done but we should have scored more pretensions,” said France trainer Didier Deschamps.
The World Cup runners- up are top of Group B with a maximum nine points from three games, leaving them three points clear of Greece, who beat the Republic of Ireland 2- 1 in Athens.
Captain Tasos Bakasetas gave the hosts the lead from a penalty before Nathan Collins equalised, but Giorgos Masouras got the winner for Greece, who visit France on Monday.
Ireland ended the game with 10 men after Matt Doherty’s late transferring- off.
Wales have qualified for the last two European Crowns and reached the knockout stages both times, but their chances of making Euro 2024 are in the balance after going down to Armenia in Cardiff.
Daniel James put Wales ahead but Argentina- born Lucas Zelarayan and German- born youth entitlement- Leon Ranos both scored doubly for Armenia.
Harry Wilson pulled another one reverse for Wales, but they had Kieffer Moore transferred off towards the end and are presently third in Group D, two points behind leaders Turkey, who won 3- 2 in Latvia.
Turkey doubly threw down a lead, with Kristers Tobers scoring Latvia’s alternate thing in the 94th nanosecond. still, Irfan Can Kahveci headed in the winner a nanosecond latterly.
Denmark edged out Northern Ireland 1- 0 in Copenhagen to sit at the top of four brigades all on six points in GroupH.
Jonas Wind of Wolfsburg scored the winner, although Callum Marshall was denied an injury- time equaliser for Northern Ireland after a lengthy VAR check discovered an offside.
Kazakhstan and Finland also moved onto six points after beating San Marino( 3- 0) and Slovenia( 2- 0) independently.
Switzerland won 2- 1 in Andorra to make it three palms out of three in GroupI.
They’re two points above Romania, who drew 0- 0 in Kosovo, while Israel scored two late pretensions to beat Belarus 2- 1 in Budapest. Know More Football News…