Euro 2025 qualifiers: England defeat, Netherlands go top

Marie-Antoinette Katoto celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Women's Euro 2025 qualifying match between England and France
Marie-Antoinette Katoto celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Women's Euro 2025 qualifying match between England and France at St James' Park stadium on May 31, 2024. (Photo by DARREN STAPLES/AFP via Getty Images)

The Euro 2025 Qualifiers continued their march on Friday. With the qualification stages for next summer’s tournament well underway, match-day three saw 25 fixtures take place across Europe.

Just 16 teams will qualify for Euro 2025, with Switzerland the only side guaranteed a place as hosts. Let’s recap the latest round of results.

League A

With eight games being played in League A, the third round of the Euro qualifiers got underway. Norway and Italy’s run-in ended in a goalless draw, despite multiple good chances for both sides. A 1-0 win over Finland saw the Netherlands go top of Group 1.

Czechia were handed a defeat by Belgium as the hosts remained bottom of Group 2. Spain pulled off a comfortable two-goal win over Denmark. A convincing 3-0 win over Ireland saw Sweden move into the automatic qualification places, as England dropped to third. The Lionesses suffered a 2-1 defeat at St James’ Park following a lacklustre performance.

Austria and Iceland played out a 1-1 draw, with two penalties providing all the action. Sarah Puntigam and Glodis Viggosdottir both converted their spot-kicks to earn their sides a point. Germany delivered a crushing 4-1 defeat to Poland with Giulia Gwinn bagging a brace inside four minutes.

Full results

League B

A busy night in League B saw plenty of narrow score-lines, with a total of 19 goals scored across eight matches. Wales held Ukraine to a 1-1 draw, while Switzerland pulled off a narrow 2-1 victory over Hungary. A 3-0 win for Portugal rounded off the action with goals from Carole Costa, Lรบcia Alves and Catarina Amado.

Full results

League C

A comfortable six-goal victory over Latvia saw Slovenia move top of Group 2. With six different scorers, the hosts moved two points clear of second place North Macedonia.

Elsewhere in League C, Georgia pulled off a 2-0 victory over Cyprus, despite playing much of the game with ten players. A second half goal from Teona Bakradze guaranteed the visitors all three points.

Full results

The Euro 2025 qualifiers will continue this coming Tuesday, June 4th. The group stages will finish with two days of matches to take place in July, on the 12th and 16th of the month.

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