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Germany, Croatia and Austria join list of teams qualified for Euro 2020

16 teams have now qualified for the 24-team tournament.

Germany players celebrate Leon Goretzka's goal.
Germany players celebrate Leon Goretzka's goal.
Image: Imago/PA Images

GERMANY, CROATIA AND Austria joined a list of Euro 2020 big hitters today after they booked their places in next summer’s finals.

A goalless draw at Northern Ireland was enough for the Netherlands to book their place alongside Group C rivals Germany, who qualified after cruising to a 4-0 win over Belarus. Matthias Ginter opened the scoring for Germany before Leon Goretzka and Toni Kroos (2) stretched their advantage further in the second half.

Croatia and Austria needed a point to make it through from Groups E and G respectively but the World Cup finalists came from behind to defeat Slovakia 3-1 while the Austrians beat North Macedonia 2-1. Nikola Vlasic, Bruno Petkovic and Ivan Perisic all bagged second-half goals to clinch victory for Croatia while David Alaba and Stefan Lainer hit the net for Austria.

Elsewhere today Belgium ran out 4-1 winners over Russia with Thorgan Hazard, Eden Hazard (2) and Romelu Lukaku all getting on the scoresheet, and Poland triumphed 2-1 away to Israel.

Sixteen teams have now qualified for the 24-team tournament, which kicks off in Rome on 12 June.

Euro 2020 Qualifier Results

Group C

Germany 4-0 Belarus
Northern Ireland 0-0 Netherlands 

Group E

Azerbaijan 0-2 Wales
Croatia 3-1 Slovakia

Group G

Slovenia 1-0 Latvia
Austria 2-1 North Macedonia
Israel 1-2 Poland

Group I

Cyprus 1-2 Scotland
Russia 1-4 Belgium
San Marino 1-3 Kazakhstan

© – AFP 2019  

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