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Croatia U21s Crush Estonia to Finish Qualifications, 2023 Euro Spot Still Unknown

June 9, 2022 – The Croatia U21s convincingly beat Estonia away on Wednesday, ending the 2023 Euro {qualifications} with 22 factors. As Norway nonetheless has two video games left to play, Croatia’s destiny at subsequent yr’s Euros remains to be unsure. 

In the final spherical of Group A of the European Championship qualifiers, the Croatia U21 nationwide staff outclassed Estonia 4-0 away and thus completed the {qualifications} at 22 factors.

However, it’s nonetheless unknown whether or not Igor Bišćan’s staff will go on to the Euros because the winners of the group or will end in second place and must go to extra {qualifications}.

Namely, the schedule has been put collectively in order that the final spherical matches will not be all performed on the similar time. Currently, the scenario is such that the largest risk to the younger Croatia facet is the third-placed Norway, which nonetheless has two extra video games to play – a go to to Finland and a house match in opposition to Azerbaijan.

Since the purpose distinction is within the standings, the excellent news is that the younger Croatia nationwide staff crushed Estonia 4-0 and completed with +15 (25:10). This particularly implies that if Finland, who presently has +7 (18:11) beat Norway by any margin of fewer than eight objectives, Croatia will end within the first place and qualify for the European Championship subsequent yr. 

If the result’s a draw or if Norway wins that match, which is performed on Friday, June 10, then Norway (particularly in the event that they triumph in Finland) could have the benefit at house in opposition to Azerbaijan on Tuesday, June 14.

Euro U21 Qualifiers, Group A:
1. Croatia 22, 25:10 (10)
2. Finland 19, 18:11 (9)
3. Norway 18, 22:10 (8)
4. Austria 16, 22: 13 (10)
5. Azerbaijan 7, 11:22 (9)
6. Estonia 0, 0:32 (10)

Match report

Estonia and Croatia met at Rannastaadion in Pärnu, Estonia on Wednesday. Croatia went furiously by way of the primary half and gained a 3-goal lead at halftime. Gabriel Vidović scored within the seventh minute, Mario Vušković within the 14th minute, and Antonio Marin scored within the forty first minute. The last rating was set by Toni Fruck within the fifty fifth minute for 0-4 Croatia.

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