Euro 2020 Roundup: Belgium becomes first team to qualify as Netherlands win it late
Euro 2020 Roundup: Belgium becomes first team to qualify as Netherlands win it late
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Euro 2020 Roundup: Belgium becomes first team to qualify as Netherlands win it late

Belgium became the first side to qualify for the Euro 2020 tournament after whitewashing minnows San Marino 9-0 on Thursday night. 

The Belgians, under Roberto Matinez, have qualified with a perfect record, winning their seven matches played so far, scoring 28 times and conceding once.

The win took them atop Group I on 21 points, three ahead of Russia, who beat Scotland 4-0 and could qualify in their next match. 

Elsewhere, Bruno Petkovic scored a brace to add to Luka Modric's opener as Croatia beat 10-man Hungary 3-0 to take full charge of group E. 

In the other match of the group, Slovakia settled for a 1-1 draw against Wales.

In Netherlands, the Dutch needed two stoppage-time goals from Luuk de Jong and Memphis Depay to see off a stubborn Northern Ireland, who had surprisingly taken the lead on the 73rd minute. 

The match ended 3-1 in favour of the hosts, much to the relief of the home fans as the team leapt to the top of the table. 

Here are the night's results in full;

  • Austria 3-1 Israel
  • Netherlands 3-1 Northern Ireland
  • Croatia 3-0 Hungary
  • Slovakia 1-1 Wales
  • Latvia 0-3 Poland
  • Nth Macedonia 2-1 Slovenia
  • Belgium 9-0 San Marino
  • Russia 4-0 Scotland
  • Belarus 0-0 Estonia
  • Kazakhstan 1-2 Cyprus

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