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2023-03-23T19:17:03.576Z


Bellingham and Grealish will try to help together with the captain and the talented youngster to avenge the loss in the Euro 2021 final, a debut for the young striker in the uniform of the European champions. Ronaldo started Portugal's attack


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About 15 months to the opening of the 2024 European Championship in Germany, tonight (Thursday) the qualifying campaign gets underway.

At the center of the opening night, in Naples, Italy will host England to recreate the Euro final.

In addition, Denmark will host Finland for their first meeting in "Parken" since that traumatic game in the last Euro where Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest and at the same time Portugal will host Liechtenstein, with Cristiano Ronaldo expected to start in the lineup and break a historic record.

The journey of the European champions to defend their title begins against England (Photo: GettyImages, Claudio Villa)

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    Group

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    1

    Ukraine

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    2

    Italy

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    England

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    Malta

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    North Macedonia

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Italy - England (21:45, Sport4)

The reigning European champions failed to qualify for the last World Cup and were again absent from a major tournament, but set themselves the goal of qualifying for the Euros next summer and continuing the journey to defend the title in Germany.

She will take a significant step if she beats the Three Lions tomorrow in Naples at the start of the campaign, or at least avoids losing as she did in the previous three games against England.



Roberto Mancini and his players did not advance to the World Cup following a sensational loss to North Macedonia, but in the Nations League they finished at the top of the house to which they were drawn along with Hungary, Germany and England - in England the two parted with a 0:0 draw and the Italians won 0:1 in September.

On the other hand, England came to the World Cup in Qatar with a lot of expectations to go all the way after the loss in the Euro final and reaching the semi-finals in the World Cup in Russia, but in December they succumbed 2:1 to France and ended their way to the World Cup in the quarter-finals.

Despite this, the English association announced the continuation of coach Gareth Southgate at least until the summer of 2024.



In the Euro qualifiers, Italy is in the middle of a tremendous streak that has lasted since September 2006 - since that 3:1 in France, the Azores have not lost 40 games and they have won all of the last 14 games.

On Italian soil, it has not lost in the Euro qualifiers since the 3:2 to Denmark in September 1999. England has been impressive in recent years in the Euro qualifiers and has 17 wins in 18 games to its credit, surprisingly surrendering only to the Czech Republic in October 2019, and if it returns with three points from Napoli, South will celebrate 'Gate won his 50th as coach of the England national team.

Unfortunately for Southgate, he will be missing the injured Marcus Rashford who has been dropped from the squad.



Southgate gave Bokaio Saka and Jack Grealish a place in the squad, with Jude Bellingham, Declan Rice and Calvin Phillips behind them to try to prevent the Italians from stinging.

Mancini handed the keys to Matteo Rettigi on debut.



Another game:



North Macedonia - Malta (21:45)

Almost two years later, Denmark and Finland meet again in Parken (Photo: Reuters)

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    Group

    games

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    1

    Denmark

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    Slovenia

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    3

    San marino

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    0

    0-0

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    4

    Finland

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0-0

    0

    5

    north Ireland

    0

    0

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    6

    Kazakhstan

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    0

Denmark - Finland (21:45, Sport3)

Perhaps the team that disappointed the most in the World Cup in Qatar is Denmark, who finished with only one point at home with France, Tunisia and Australia and were eliminated from the World Cup earlier than expected despite the favorable draw and a successful campaign in the Nations League, in which they were ahead of France and only one point behind Croatia, who in the World Cup were stopped in the semi-finals.

Although the injured Christian Eriksen was not included in the squad this time, the game against Finland will still come full circle - almost two years after that traumatic evening in the stadium in Copenhagen where the local star suffered a heart attack and fought for his life on the grass.

In Finland they admitted that they are very excited for the game, but the team has won only two of their last ten games - beating Montenegro at home and away in the Nations League - and if they beat Denmark again as they did in the Euros, it will be a sensation.



Other games:



Kazakhstan - Slovenia (17:00, Sport3)


San Marino - Northern Ireland (21:45)

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    Luxembourg

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    Liechtenstein

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    Slovakia

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    Portugal

    0

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Portugal - Liechtenstein (21:45, Sport2)

Cristiano Ronaldo lost his place in the Selção team during the World Cup which ended in a particularly surprising elimination by Morocco and it was reported that relations with coach Fernando Santos were shaken, but Portugal said goodbye to Santos after eight years and tomorrow will be the debut of Roberto Martinez on the lines, after about six years as the coach of the national team's "Golden Generation" Belgium, which at its peak reached third place in the 2018 World Cup and did not make it past the quarter-finals of the European Championships.

Cristiano Ronaldo started in the lineup and will become the record holder for international appearances with 197, overtaking Bader Al Mutawa from the Kuwait national team - he is also 38 years old, he made his 196th appearance about a year ago and he is also still an active player.

Next to him will be Joao Felix, who has improved his ability at Chelsea, while Joao Pelahinha, who stars in Fulham together with Manor Solomon, has been placed in the back link of the Portuguese.



Additional matches:



Slovakia - Luxembourg (21:45)


Bosnia - Iceland (21:45)

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  • England team

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Portugal national team

Source: walla

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