The victories of England, Portugal and North Macedonia at the beginning of the qualification for the European Championship

The England football team won tonight in Naples, Italy with 2:1, in the match of the first round of Group C in the qualifiers for the European Championship 2024. England took the lead with a goal by Declan Rice in the 13th minute, and the advantage was doubled by Harry Kane in the 44th minute. from the penalty spot and became the best scorer in the history of the national team with 54 goals.

The goal for Italy was scored by Mateo Retegui in the 56th minute and set the final score.

The English team finished the game with ten men, as Luke Shaw received a second yellow card in the 80th minute.

In that group, football players from North Macedonia won in Skopje Malta with 2:1.

The goals for the home team were scored by Elif Elmas in the 66th minute and Darko Čurlinov in the 72nd minute. The only scorer in the Malta team was Jankam Janik in the 86th minute.

In Group J, Portugal beat Liechtenstein 4:0 in Lisbon.

Portugal’s captain Cristiano Ronaldo, who tonight with 197 appearances became the world record holder for the number of games for the national team, scored two goals, in the 51st from the penalty spot and in the 63rd minute.

João Cancelo in the eighth and Bernardo Silva in the 47th minute were also the scorers.

In the same group, Bosnia and Herzegovina beat Iceland 3:0 in Zenica.

The double scorer was Rade Krunić, who scored goals in the 14th and 40th minutes, and the final score was set by Amar Dedić in the 63rd minute.

In the third game in that group, Slovakia drew 0:0 against Luxembourg in Trnava.

In Group H, Northern Ireland defeated San Marino 2:0 away, with goals from Dion Charles in the 24th and 55th minutes.

The football player of the home team, Nikola Nani, scored a goal in the 67th minute, but after the use of VAR technology, the goal was canceled due to offside.

Denmark beat Finland 3:1 in the same group in Copenhagen.

The victory for Denmark was brought by three-time scorer Rasmus Hojlund, who scored goals in the 21st minute, the 82nd minute and the third minute of stoppage time.

The only goal for Finland was scored by Oliver Antman in the 53rd minute.

Author: JJ Beat

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