MATCHDAY: Scotland Can Qualify for Euro 2024 by Beating Spain

October 12, 2023

A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Thursday:



Scotland is the unlikely leader in Group A and can secure qualification to Euro 2024 by beating Spain on Thursday. With a 100% record so far, the Scots could also qualify if Norway loses at Cyprus in the group’s other game. Midfielder Scott McTominay prepared for the Spain match with two late goals in Manchester United’s comeback win against Brentford on Saturday.


With wins against Latvia and Armenia last month, Croatia moved to the top of Group D on goal difference. The Croats, who came third at the World Cup in Qatar last year, host second-place Turkey on Thursday and a win would see them go clear of their nearest rival. Armenia faces last-place Latvia and a win could see it go second, depending on the result of the Croatia-Turkey game.


Poland plays for the first time since firing coach Jorge Santos last month. The Portuguese coach, who led his country to victory at Euro 2016, had only been in the job for nine months. But he departed after a disappointing start to qualifying for next year’s Euros and was replaced with Michal Probierz. Probierz will expect to make a winning start against Faroe Islands. The top two in Group E go head-to-head on Thursday when Albania hosts Czech Republic.


Romania can go top of Group I by beating Belarus on Thursday, while last-place Andorra hosts Kosovo.


First it was Jurgen Klopp making the bombshell announcement he is leaving Liverpool.

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ATHENS - Beekeepers from around Greec rallied in Syntagma Square in central Athens with demands including the end of naming imported honey, Greek.

NICOSIA - A Cypriot anti-racist organization, Far Right Watch Cy denounced what it said was an attack against Turkish-Cypriots by a group of Greek-Cypriots and warned it could lead to retaliation and further tension on the island.

ATHENS - One of Greece’s Big Four banks - Piraeus Bank - is set to see the country’s bank bailout fund sell off its entire 27 percent stake in early March as the financial institutions have returned to profitability.

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