UEFA EURO 2024 qualifying: Tuesday's games
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Good and bad memories will be flooding back for Luka Modrić as Croatia head to Türkiye while Switzerland and Israel will look to end a curious run of results.
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UEFA.com previews the final day of Matchday 2 in the European Qualifiers for the UEFA EURO 2024 finals in Germany.
Matchday 2 fixtures
Sunday 26 March
Group C: England 2-0 Ukraine, Malta 0-2 Italy
Group H: Kazakhstan 3-2 Denmark, Slovenia 2-0 San Marino, Northern Ireland 0-1 Finland
Group J: Liechtenstein 0-7 Iceland, Luxembourg 0-6 Portugal, Slovakia 2-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Monday 27 March
Group B: Netherlands 3-0 Gibraltar, Republic of Ireland 0-1 France
Group E: Moldova 0-0 Czechia, Poland 1-0 Albania
Group F: Austria 2-1 Estonia, Sweden 5-0 Azerbaijan
Group G: Hungary 3-0 Bulgaria, Montenegro vs Serbia
Tuesday 28 March 2023
Group A: Georgia vs Norway (18:00), Scotland vs Spain
Group D: Türkiye vs Croatia, Wales vs Latvia
Group I: Kosovo vs Andorra, Romania vs Belarus, Switzerland vs Israel
All kick-off times 20:45 CET unless stated
What are the big games?
The highs and lows of Modrić
Türkiye versus Croatia is a traditionally close-run fixture and one with plenty of EURO-related drama attached to it down the years – Goran Vlaović's late goal at EURO '96 setting the tone in their first ever meeting. No one knows more about the peaks and troughs than the evergreen Luka Modrić, who has been a pivotal figure in their last two encounters at major finals.
Modrić was only 22 and had just signed for Tottenham when he was one of three to miss in the shoot-out as Türkiye, who had levelled in the 120th minute, came out on top in their EURO 2008 spectacle in Vienna. The tables would be turned by Croatia eight years later, though, Modrić's brilliant volley separating the nations in the group stage in Paris. Will the now 37-year-old have the final say this time?
Did you know? Six of the ten meetings between these sides have ended in draws.
What else to look out for
- A statistical quirk could be addressed when Switzerland take on Israel. The teams have played each other four times in competitive games and all four have ended in draws, with current Swiss coach Murat Yakin featuring in the first back in 2004. Will we have a winner in their first-ever EURO qualifier?