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Spain through Euro 2020

Heading ahead: Rodrigo’s last gasp goal ensured that Spain will be part of Euro 2020.

Heading ahead: Rodrigo’s last gasp goal ensured that Spain will be part of Euro 2020.  

Beaten Ireland forced to wait

Rodrigo Moreno fired Spain into Euro 2020 with a last-gasp equaliser in Sweden while the Republic of Ireland’s chances of reaching the finals are still in the balance after it fell 2-0 in Switzerland. In Group D, Haris Seferovic’s early strike and Shane Duffy’s late own goal kept Switzerland’s hopes of automatic qualification alive with a 2-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland.

The win means the Swiss are just a point behind group leader Ireland and Denmark with two matches remaining in their campaign, compared to just the one for the Irish, who host the Danes on November 18 needing a win to guarantee qualification.

The results: Group D: Switzerland 2 (Seferovic 16, Duffy 90+3-og) bt Rep. Ireland 0; Gibraltar 2 (Casciaro 66, Chipolina 74) lost to Georgia 3 (Kharaishvili 10, Kankava 21, Kvilitaia 84).

Group F: Sweden 1 (Berg 50) drew with Spain 1 (Rodrigo 90+2); Romania 1 (Mitrita 62) drew with Norway 1 (Sorloth 90+2); Faroe Islands 1 (Baldvinsson 71) bt Malta 0.

Group G: Israel 3 (Dabbur 16, 42, Zahavi 26) bt Latvia 1 (Kamess 40).

Group J: Finland 3 (Jensen 31, Pukki 61, 88) bt Armenia 0; Liechtenstein 0 lost to Italy 5 (Bernardeschi 2, Belotti 70, 90+2, Romagnoli 77, El Shaarawy 82); Greece 2 (Pavlidis 30, Kovacevic 88-og) bt Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 (Gojak 35).

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