Spain’s national football team successfully secured their place at Euro 2024 after defeating Norway 1-0 on Sunday. The match saw Gavi’s second-half goal as the deciding factor, ending Norway’s chances of reaching the finals. Despite the chilly night in Oslo, Spain maintained control of possession throughout the game. However, they struggled to break down Norway’s resolute defense. VAR played a significant role in the match, with Alvaro Morata having a goal ruled out for offside in the first half. Nonetheless, Gavi’s goal four minutes into the second half sealed Spain’s victory and booked their spot at Euro 2024.
Gavi expressed his satisfaction with the result, stating, “I’m really happy with the result. We played well and it bore fruit. We’re on a good run of wins.” Spain acknowledged the challenge posed by Norway, especially when playing at home. The victory against such a tough team was a reason for Spain to celebrate.
Norway, despite their efforts to hit Spain on the break, struggled to create significant opportunities in attack. Spain’s dominant performance limited the chances for Norway’s star player, Erling Haaland, to showcase his brilliance. Nonetheless, it was Spain’s overall team effort, from the forwards to the goalkeeper, that proved instrumental in securing their place in the finals. Manager Luis de la Fuente commended the team’s attitude and enthusiasm, highlighting the excellent performance of the defense in particular.
Alongside Spain and Scotland, Turkey also secured their spot at Euro 2024 with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Latvia. A brilliant volley from Yunus Akgun set Turkey on course for the win. Despite Latvia’s attempts to equalize, they ultimately succumbed to the Turkish team’s dominance. Late goals from Cenk Tosun and Kerem Akturkoglu sealed Turkey’s participation in the tournament.
Turkey finished at the top of their group, amassing 16 points. Their impressive performance placed them six points ahead of both Wales and Croatia. Wales kept their qualifying hopes alive with a 2-1 victory over Croatia in Cardiff.
Spain, Scotland, and Turkey have successfully secured their places at Euro 2024. Spain’s dominance against Norway led to their victory, while Turkey’s comprehensive win over Latvia ensured their triumph in the qualifying rounds. The teams are now eagerly anticipating their participation in the tournament and will aim to showcase their skills on the international stage.