(Greece – Netherlands 0-1) Virgil van Dijk served the Netherlands well on their way to the European Championship and provided a helping hand for Norway.
Greece held out for more than 90 minutes against the Netherlands, but a penalty on the brink meant a footballing miracle was needed if Greece were to secure a place in next year’s European Championship.
Virgil van Dijk stumbled towards the penalty area and scored a 1-0 win.
As it stands now, the Netherlands have a direct qualifying spot and have played one game less than the Greeks.
In addition, the Dutch have the best match program ever. They will face Gibraltar and Ireland, while Greece will face France.
This means that the Netherlands only need to beat Gibraltar to book their place in the European Championship, where they are ahead of Greece in Mutual settlement.Mutual settlement.The Netherlands beat Greece at home and with equal points will be the team that will qualify.
This is very good news for Norway. Now the chance of making the playoffs is 47.1 percent.
Norway is out of contention in the regular EU qualifiers, and is now relying on results in the other qualifying groups if it wants to have an additional chance to go to the EU.
Group B is one of them. Because the Netherlands is among the teams that top the rankings and Norway benefits well from direct qualification to the European Commission. Monday’s result is therefore very positive for Ståle Solbakken and its partners.
Norway depends on either:
- 1) At least 16 out of 22 The teams that top the Nations League standings qualify directly through the regular EC qualifiers. Germany is already qualified to be the host country.
- 2) At least 4 out of 7 Teams ahead of Norway in Level B in the Nations League standings qualify directly.
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