The last qualifying round of the European Football Championship is coming to an end, and Croatia and Wales are the only direct participants left in the competition. On Tuesday, Croatia will face Latvia while Wales will take on Austria, both matches will determine who will be joining the 24 national teams that have already qualified for the tournament.
On Monday, there are three exciting matches scheduled in all three groups. In Group D, Italy will face Ukraine at BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany. Italy is currently tied with Ukraine on points and needs a win to secure their place in the Euros. The bookmakers are giving them only a 20 percent chance of winning this match.
In Group E, Albania is one victory away from qualifying for the Euros after drawing with Moldova on Friday. Admittedly, it should be a formality because the Faroe Islands are arriving in Tirana on Monday. The Czech Republic is also facing Moldova on Monday in Olomouc, and a win could see them qualify for their first major tournament since 1980. Despite being ranked 157th in FIFA’s world rankings, Moldova has a chance to reach the Euro without play-offs if they draw with the Czech Republic.
In Group F, Slovenia needs another point to join Italy and Spain as group winners after losing to Denmark on Friday. They have one match left against Kazakhstan at Ljubljana’s Stožice stadium on Monday evening. A draw would be enough for Slovenia to qualify for their second major tournament after Euro 2000 when they finished fourth in their group stage against Spain, FR Yugoslavia, and Norway.