The Italian national team is chasing the last chance to qualify directly to the Euro 2024 finals through the current stage of qualifiers.
The Italian national team heads out to face its Ukrainian host, this Monday evening, in the tenth and final round of the Euro 2024 qualifiers.
The match will be held at the Bay Arena in the German city of Leverkusen, due to the current war in Ukraine.
Italy group standings in Euro 2024 qualifiers
Italy, the defending champion of Euro 2024, is in Group C of the Euro 2024 qualifiers, scheduled to be held in Germany next year.
England is currently leading the group with 19 points, even though it qualified earlier.
The Italian team comes in second place with 13 points, superior in direct confrontations to its Ukrainian counterpart, who is ranked third.
The North Macedonia national team is in fourth place with 7 points, while the Malta national team is at the bottom of the standings with no points.
What does the Italian national team need to qualify for Euro 2024?
After England’s qualification, and the exit of Macedonia and Malta from the competition, the struggle is limited to the second direct qualification ticket from that group between Italy and Ukraine.
The Italian team needs to get a positive result from the Ukraine match in order to qualify, whether a win or a draw.
The Italian national team can qualify directly even if it loses to Ukraine, provided that the advantage in direct confrontations is maintained.
Based on the qualifying regulations, the Italian team qualifies if it loses by one goal.
It should be noted that both Italy and Ukraine have guaranteed participation in the playoff stage.
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