A ridiculous situation emerged in the Euro 2024 qualifiers. The Republic of Ireland will face the Netherlands in a match in which defeat would be more attractive to the Irish dream of being in the competition.
Yes, you read that correctly. You Boys in green They are mathematically excluded from the possibility of participating in the European Championship through the qualifying stage. Regarding accounts Group BFrance has already secured its place in the finals, while the Netherlands and Greece are competing for the remaining place. Despite the same points, Ronald Koeman’s men have played one game less ethnic.
However, three places have been reserved for Germany Playoffs, linked to the classification in the last European Nations League. According to the regulations, the entry places for these final duels will be allocated to the top four seeds in League A, B and C.
However, there is a high probability that less than four teams from League A will not qualify. There, one place goes to League D and the rest are awarded based on the ranking in the competition. This is why Ireland is interested in qualifying directly for the Netherlands, as Greece was late in the League of Nations. Confusing, we know.
This phenomenon makes the defeat in the next match against the Dutch even more beneficial for Stephen Kenny’s men. The meeting between the two teams is The decision For November 18th. Greece on the other hand He will face France on November 21.
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