UEFA explains: Here is what Albania needs to pass the group

2024-06-21 19:16:25Sport SHKRUAR NGA REDAKSIA VOX
UEFA Euro 2024

Albania is in a difficult situation as the chances of going to the 16th round of Euro 2024 are small, but not impossible.

Finally, it is UEFA itself that has made a calculation both for Albania and for all the teams in the other groups for the possibility of the teams to pass to the next round.

The scenarios are different, but what is known for sure is that Albania, facing the strongest rivals of group B, Spain, needs a win or a draw, but in the case of a draw, Croatia must not beat Italy.

UEFA's explanation:

June 24: Albania (1) - Spain (6), Croatia (1) - Italy (3)

Spain advances to the round of 16 as group winners.

Italy will advance to the round of 16 as group runners-up if they avoid defeat against Croatia. Italy will not be able to reach the round of 16 if they lose and Albania beat Spain.

Albania will advance to the round of 16 as group runners-up if they beat Spain and Croatia beat Italy, ensuring Albania finish ahead of Croatia on overall goal difference or then overall goals scored, or then disciplinary points or then the ranking of the European Qualifiers. Albania will not be able to reach the 1/8 if they lose, or if they draw and Croatia beat Italy.

Croatia will advance to the round of 16 as group runners-up if they beat Italy and Albania fail to beat Spain (if Albania also wins, Croatia and Albania will be tied for second and third place according to the criteria above). Croatia will not be able to reach the 1/8 if they lose, or if they draw and Albania avoid defeat.

UEFA 's explanation of each team in each group.

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