Switzerland and Denmark qualified for Euro 2020

Both teams are 18th and 19th qualified for the championship, scheduled from June 12 to July 12, after finishing in the top two positions of their playoff group.

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Denmark's Yussuf Poulsen (right) battles Irishman Edna Stevens (left) in the Euro 2020 Group D qualifying match at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on 18 November . Peter Morrison / AP

Switzerland, the easy winner in Gibraltar (6-1), and Denmark, taking a point in Ireland (1-1), validated on Monday, November 18, their ticket for Euro 2020 while Italy has continued its no-fault by spraying Armenia (9-1).

Group D very homogeneous has delivered its verdict in two games with diametrically opposite suspense. If Switzerland (17 pts) logically and easily dismissed Gibraltar, the last of the group, to take the first place, the other ticket was played after a tense meeting. But Denmark passed (16 pts), resisting outside the assaults of Ireland (13 pts).

Initially too shy, the Irish waited to be led to the score near the last fifteen minutes, on a goal by Martin Braithwaite (73).e), before reacting and equalizing by Matt Doherty at the 85e minute. A late reaction and a delivery too shy, which condemns the Irish when a victory would have qualified them.

Italy, serious candidate for the competition

Switzerland and Denmark are the 18e and 19e teams qualified for the competition which will be played from June 12 to July 12 in 12 different countries. Tuesday, a 20e place will be played in the qualifying playoffs "Conventional" while the last four places will be played next March in new dams.

In the other two groups playing Monday, in which everything was already played, hierarchies were respected. First of their respective pool and qualified for a long time, Italy and Spain have once again stacked goals against Armenia (9-1) and Romania (5-0).

These qualifiers were for Italy the opportunity to start a revival after its notable absence at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. With a perfect course, with ten wins in ten games, 37 goals scored and 4 conceded, Roberto Mancini's Italy is posing as a serious candidate for the continental competition this summer.

Behind Italy, Finland, 2e, lost his last match at Greece 3e (2-1). Without consequence for the Nordiques, already qualified and who will play the first Euro of their history. Spain, which has conceded two draws in the playoffs, still finished undefeated, like Italy. After this new victory against the Romanians, Roja finished with five points ahead of Sweden, the other qualified group that beat the Faroe Islands (3-0) on Monday.

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