Poland and Russia have qualified for next year's European Championships on Sunday. The Poles beat North Macedonia 2-0 and the Russians beat Cyprus with 0-5. Croatia came to Wales no further than 1-1.
Poland did not secure its profit against Northern Macedonia until the last fifteen minutes. Przemyslaw Frankowski and former Ajax player Arek Milik were accurate in Warsaw.
With the win, Poland gets to nineteen points in group G and the team can no longer be traced by number three in Northern Macedonia, which has ten points. Austria, which won 0-1 against Slovenia, is the number two in this group with sixteen points
Poland is the fourth country to qualify for the European Championship, which will be held in eight countries next year. Earlier on Sunday, Russia secured participation, on Saturday Italy secured a ticket and on Thursday, Belgium placed itself as the first country.
Russia thanks to a big win in Cyprus to EC
In Group I, Russia, which had enough to qualify against Cyprus, won in Nicosia thanks to two hits from Denis Cheryshev and goals from Magomed Ozdoev, Artem Dzyuba and Aleksandr Golovin. The Cypriots played with ten men from the 28th minute through a red card for Kostas Laifis.
The victory brings the Russians to 21 points and they can no longer be overtaken by number three Cyprus, which has ten points. In the same pool, Belgium already secured EC participation on Thursday thanks to a monster victory at San Marino (9-0).
'The Red Devils' recorded their eighth victory in the European Championship qualifying cycle against Kazakhstan. After just over twenty minutes, Michy Batshuayi opened the score in Nur-Sultan, the Kazakh capital. Eight minutes after the break Thomas Meunier doubled the margin.
In the third match in group J, Scotland was 6-0 too strong for San Marino. John McGinn provided a flawless hat trick in the first half.
Michy Batshuayi and Thomas Meunier scored for Belgium in Kazakhstan. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Croatia is already failing to place itself
In Group E, Croatia missed the first chance to qualify for the European Championship. The vice-world champion drew 1-1 at Wales. Nikola Vlasic opened the score for the Croats in the ninth minute, after which Gareth Bale took care of the equalizer.
Thanks to the draw, Croatia now has fourteen points ahead with one more duel. The lead on number two Hungary, which earlier on Sunday won 1-0 against Azerbaijan, is two points. Slovakia (ten out of six) and Wales (eight out of six) are the numbers three and four in this group.
Referee Dennis Higler had a leading role in the match between Hungary and Azerbaijan. In the final phase, the Dutchman rejected Bahlul Mustafazade's goal for Azerbaijan for unclear reasons. Mihaly Korhut thus became the match winner in Budapest.
View the results, the standings and the program in the European Championship qualification