France beat Gibraltar to win third straight European Championship 2024 qualifier
France defeated Gibraltar to make it three wins in a row in European Football Championship (UEFA) Euro 2024 qualifying.
France, ranked No. 2 by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), defeated Gibraltar 3-0 on Sunday (July 17) in their third Euro 2024 qualifying match in Group B in Faro, Portugal.
Olivier Giroud (AC Milan) and Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) scored a goal apiece in the first half, while a late own goal helped France to a three-goal victory.메이저사이트
The three wins put France in first place in Group B.
The Euro 2024 qualifiers will be divided into 10 groups, with the top two finishers in each group advancing to the knockout stages, while the four remaining tickets will be decided in a playoff.
In addition to France, Group B is made up of Greece, the Netherlands, Ireland, and Gibraltar.
France is ranked #2, Netherlands #6, Ireland #49, Greece #52, and Gibraltar #201 in the FIFA rankings.
Gibraltar became a FIFA member in 2016 and is a British territory with a population of 30,000 located at the tip of the Iberian Peninsula in Europe.
A view of the match between England and Malta.
In Group C, England also thrashed Malta 4-0, with goals from Harry Kane (Tottenham) and others, to move to the top of the group with a third straight win.
Wales, who will play a friendly against Jürgen Klinsmann’s South Korea in September, lost 2-4 to Armenia in a nail-biting Group D match. The Welsh are ranked 26th and Armenia 97th in the FIFA rankings.
In warring Group C, Ukraine moved to 1-1 with a 3-2 win over North Macedonia. In Group C, England has three wins, while Ukraine, North Macedonia and Italy are all 1-1.
In June 2024, Euro 2024 hosts Germany lost 0-1 to Poland in a friendly.
This is only the second time in nine years that Poland has won a national team match against Germany, following a 2-0 victory in 2014 European Championship qualifying.
After being eliminated from the group stage of last year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar with one win and one draw, Germany has won one, drawn one and lost two of its four A matches this year.