Nika Kvekveskiri Leads Georgia To Historic Tournament, Mudryk Sends Ukraine Through To Euro 2024

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Georgia has qualified for a major international tournament for the first time in their history by defeating Greece in the play-off final to secure a spot in Euro 2024.

Willy Sagnol’s team, which made it to the play-offs through their performance in the UEFA Nations League, defeated Luxembourg 2-0 in the semi-finals.

Despite facing challenges, such as Giorgi Loria being sent off just before halftime, Georgia managed to secure their place in the tournament.

Despite the game ending in a 0-0 draw after extra time, they were able to push for a penalty shoot-out.

Anastasios Bakasetas and Giorgos Giakoumakis missed their shots, allowing Nika Kvekveskiri to make history by scoring and securing their spot in Euro 2024.

The victory led to celebrations in Tbilisi, making them the only debutant nation in Germany this summer.

They have been placed in Group F, where they will compete against Turkey, Czech Republic, and Portugal.

Mudryk Sends Ukraine Through To Euro 2024

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In another location, Chelsea’s Mykhailo Mudryk played a key role for Ukraine as they successfully navigated a tricky match against Iceland.

Albert Gudmundsson scored first for Iceland in the 30th minute of the game, which was played on neutral ground in Poland.

However, Ukraine, led by Serhii Rebrov, fought back in the second half and equalized thanks to midfielder Viktor Tsyhankov. This goal gave Ukraine the momentum they needed, and their supporters were ecstatic when Mudryk scored the winning goal with just six minutes left in the game.

Mudryk’s shot from outside the box found the bottom corner of the net, securing the victory for the Blue and Yellows.

Ukraine’s 2-1 victory has secured their spot in the European Championships for the fourth time in a row.

They will be facing Belgium, Slovakia, and Romania in Group E, after the match against Germany.

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