Drama for Dusan Tadic and Serbia: no European Championship after lost penalty series | Football

As a result, Serbia is again not involved in the battle for the European title. In 2000, the country, then still under the name Yugoslavia, took part in the European Championship for the last time.

Scotland took the lead in the 52nd minute thanks to Ryan Christie, who skilfully played free and hit goal with a slide. The desperately urging Serbia forced an extension in the last minute of regular time thanks to a hit by substitute Luka Jovic, who made a nice header.

After an extension without goals, it went evenly in the penalty shootout for a long time. On behalf of Serbia, Aleksandar Mitrovic missed the tenth and final penalty that qualified Scotland. On behalf of Serbia, Tadic and Nemanja Gudelj (ex-Ajax, now Sevilla) did score from eleven meters.

The Scots took part in the European Championship twice before (1992 and 1996). After the 1998 World Cup, the country no longer participated in the final round of a major title tournament. The Tartan Army can look forward to duels with England, Croatia and the Czech Republic in the group stage.

Party with the players of Hungary.

Party with the players of Hungary.


Hungary reached the European Championship in the nick of time. The team of national coach Cosimo Inguscio was in vain in the decisive match against Iceland on the hunt for the equalizer. In the 88th minute it became 1-1 in Budapest after which the home team also managed to enforce the winning goal in extra time: 2-1.

Iceland took the lead in the eleventh minute on a mistake by goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi, who let a free kick by Gylfi Sigurdsson slip through his hands. That goal seemed to be decisive until Loïc Nego fortunately brought the equalizer to his name. Dominik Szoboszlai was shortly afterwards the greatest hero on the Hungarian side with an effective long shot.

The game was led by Björn Kuipers. Hungary plays at the European Championship in a very tough group with world champions France, Germany and Portugal.

Björn Kuipers led the game between Hungary and Iceland.

Björn Kuipers led the game between Hungary and Iceland.


Slovakia secured its participation in the European Championship for the second time in a row. The team of new national coach Stefan Tarkovic completed the decisive play-off against Northern Ireland in Belfast: 1-2. Substitute Michal Duris was the celebrated man. He scored the winning goal in the second part of the overtime.

Juraj Kucka won the opening goal of Slovakia after more than fifteen minutes. Milan Skriniar’s own goal made it right in the 87th minute. Thanks to Duris, who lashed out effectively in the 110th minute, Slovakia can participate in the European Championship for the second time.

Slovakia will meet Poland, Spain and Sweden in the group at the European Championship.


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