International Roundup: Wales Book Their Place at Euro 2020 as Germany & Netherlands Cruise

​Wales have booked their place at next summer’s European championship thanks to two goals from Aaron Ramsey in their 2-0 win over Hungary.

There were also big wins elsewhere for teams who had already qualified for the competition next summer.

So, with eyes either on Pochettino’s departure from Tottenham or the Boris Johnson vs Jeremy Corbyn debate, here’s 90min’s rundown of all ten European qualifiers that you probably missed on Tuesday.


A first-half brace from midfielder Aaron Ramsey against Hungary has seen Wales book their place at Euro 2020, alongside Group E winners Croatia.

Ryan Giggs’ side have now qualified for back-to-back European Championships.

Aaron Ramsey

In the battle between the two bottom sides in Group E, Róbert Boženík and Marek Hamšík scored either side of half-time as Slovakia edged past Azerbaijan.

Pavel Hapal’s side even moved ahead of Hungary into third place in the group after Wales’ victory at the Cardiff City Stadium.

In Group C, Germany and the Netherlands picked up wins in their respective games on Tuesday to ensure they cruised through the qualification stage for Euro 2020.

Serge Gnabry scored a hat-trick as Joachim Löw’s side picked up a 6-1 win over Northern Ireland, although it was Michael O’Neill’s side who actually took the lead through Michael Smith at the Commerzbank-Arena.

For the Netherlands, Georginio Wijnaldum scored a hat-trick in their 5-0 win against Estonia.

Robert Lewandowski added to his outstanding goalscoring run in Group G on Tuesday, but it was Jacek Goralski’s strike that helped Poland pick up a 3-2 win against Slovenia.

Goals from Tim Matavz and Josip Iličić had pegged Poland back from leading positions but it wasn’t enough for Slovenia to hold onto the draw.

Austria, who will join Poland at Euro 2020 from Group G, suffered a 1-0 defeat on the road to Latvia after a second half goal from centre-back Mārcis Ošs.


In the final game of the group, Israel lost in North Macedonia.

Group I also had three games on Tuesday night, and Belgium picked up the joint-biggest win of the evening as they thrashed Cyprus 6-1 in Brussels.

Christian Benteke and Kevin De Bruyne scored twice each to help round off their perfect record in qualification for Euro 2020, while Yannick Carrasco and an own goal from Kypros Christoforou rounded off the scoring.

Russia also picked up a big win during their trip to San Marino. 

Stanislav Cherchesov’s side, who were the only away side to win on Tuesday, scored five goals from five different goalscorers without reply.

The last game of the evening saw Scotland come from behind to pick up a 3-1 win against Kazakhstan, with John McGinn and Steven Naismith helping Steve Clarke’s side avoid an embarrassing defeat.

Here are all the results from Tuesday’s Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Group C Germany 6-1 Northern Ireland
Group C Netherlands 5-0 Estonia
Group E Wales 2-0 Hungary
Group E Slovakia 2-0 Azerbaijan
Group G Latvia 1-0 Austria
Group G North Macedonia 1-0 Israel
Group G ​Poland 3-2 Slovenia
Group I Belgium 6-1 Cyprus
Group I San Marino 0-5 Russia
Group I Scotland 3-1 Kazakhstan

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