Hungary, Slovakia, and North Macedonia qualify for UEFA EURO; Northern Ireland misses out.
1. Scotland beats Serbia on penalties to book their place in next year’s EUROS.
2. Scotland will go to Group D of UEFA EURO to face England, Czech Republic, and Croatia.
3. North Macedonia set to debut in EURO; Slovakia and Hungary go through.
22 years wait for an international tournament ends as Scotland book spot in UEFA EURO:
Scotland‘s lengthy predominant match exile is over after a penalty shoot-out win over Serbia in Belgrade secured their area at Euro 2020 on Thursday. Scotland, who had long gone thru 10 failed qualifying campaigns due to the fact their ultimate predominant match, the 1998 World Cup, almost threw away their play-off very last in opposition to Serbia.
David Marshall saves the final Serbian spot-kick, winning it 5-4 for Scotland:
Steve Clarke’s group led courtesy of Ryan Christie’s strike early withinside the 2nd 1/2 of withinside the rain in Belgrade, however, Luka Jovic headed in to make it 1-1 withinside the ninetieth minute, forcing more time. The game went onto penalties after a goalless extra-time, and Scotland triumphed 5-4 as goalkeeper David Marshall stored Aleksandar Mitrovic’s ultimate spot-kick, sparking joyous scenes of celebration in an empty stadium. Unbeaten in 9 games, Scotland can sit up for a ride to Wembley to play England, and also will face the Czech Republic and Croatia in Glasgow in Group D on the finals.
North Macedonia make history; Slovakia break Northern Ireland’s hearts:
There became no such pleasure for Northern Ireland, who went to Euro 2016, however, will leave out on the subsequent European Championship after dropping 2-1 in more time to Slovakia in Belfast. Hungary got here from at the back of to stun Iceland and steady their area, past due goals in Budapest giving them a 2-1 victory. North Macedonia will make their match debut after veteran 37-year-vintage striker Goran Pandev scored their winner in opposition to Georgia withinside the 56th minute in Tbilisi.