The Sweden national football team suffered a crushing defeat at the end of European Championship qualification. The Scandinavians, who had already failed in the race for Euro starting places in the group with Austria, suffered a 3-0 defeat in Azerbaijan on Thursday. The ticket to Germany was won by the Hungarians, who secured the required point thanks to a last-minute equalizer in a 2-2 draw in Bulgaria. Spain won 3–1 in Cyprus, Scotland only played 2–2 in Georgia.
Hungary celebrated in front of an empty crowd in Sofia. It looked as if the Hungarians had already lost the game, which was moved to the Bulgarian capital at short notice, before Alex Petko headed Dominik Szoboszlai’s free kick into his own goal in the seventh minute of stoppage time. Gave. Former striker Kirill Despodo had put Bulgaria ahead with the first penalty (79th). Both teams finished the game with only ten players after yellow-red cards.
For the Spaniards, who have already qualified for the European Championships, Barcelona’s young star Lamine Yamal opened the scoring in the 5th minute. The 16-year-old scored for the second time in his third international appearance. Mikel Oyarzabal (22nd) and Joselu (28th) made it all clear in the first half hour. Cypriots were still able to write after switching sides. The Scots, who already had a ticket to the European Championship, equalized through Lawrence Shankland in the 93rd minute in Tbilisi. The Georgians took the lead twice through Napoli star Khvicha Kvaratskheliya (15th, 57th), before Scott McTominay (49th) leveled the score at 1–1 for Scotland.