Italy made it. The Azzurri will defend their European title next year in Germany as a goalless stalemate against Ukraine in Leverkusen was enough for them to make it to Euro 2024. They ended second in Group C, six points adrift of England. Luciano Spalletti and his boys needed at least one point to avoid going through the playoff ordeal. They did not get the win tonight but not for lack of trying.
Ukraine and Italy shared the spoils in a tepid 0-0 draw at Leverkusen's BayArena in the pivotal UEFA 2026 European Championship qualifying game. Gli Azzurri weathered a late storm to book tickets to Germany, where they will defend their crown next summer.
Monday is the day of reckoning as Ukraine and Italy go head-to-head at Leverkusen's BayArena in a crunch UEFA 2024 European Championship qualifier. Despite the expectations, Euro 2024 qualifying Group C has gone down to the wire, with the two nations set to trade tackles in a qualification six-pointer.