November 20 – Ranked 59th in the world, Albania qualified for Euro 2024 with a 1-1 draw away to Moldova in Group E on Friday – only the second time in their history that they have reached the finals.
Albania’s qualification effort began with a 1-0 defeat in Poland in March but they have since gone unbeaten, winning four games and drawing twice to reach 14 points can secure top spot with a win at home against lowly Faroe Islands tonight.
Not since 2016 has the unheralded Balkan nation made it this far and the draw against Moldova sparked huge celebrations.
Denmark have also qualified after beating their closest Group H rival Slovenia 2-1, setting up a decisive final match tonight when Slovenia hosts Kazakhstan needing only a draw to return to the Euros for the first time since 2000.
So far 13 countries have qualified for the 24-team tournament, and eight more will follow by the time the qualifying groups end Tuesday.
The final three places will be decided in the 12-team playoffs scheduled from March 21-26.
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