What are the scenarios for Italy to confirm top spot in Group B after two matches?

By Antoine Rabito on Sunday June 16, 2024
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After Saturday night’s 2-1 victory over Albania at EURO 2024, Italy could theoretically be confirmed as the top team in Group B by the end of their second match if results follow suit.

For this to happen, Italy will have to beat Spain in their next match, at Schalke’s Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen on Thursday. In addition to this, the Azzurri also need Croatia to lose or equalize against Albania. In this scenario, Italy would top Group B after two games with six points, while Spain or Albania would be third on three points, depending on results and goal difference. If Luciano Spalletti’s men beat Spain and Albania draw with Croatia, Spain would remain second and Albania third, with Croatia fourth on one point. As long as Italy beat Spain, and as long as Croatia don’t beat Albania, the Azzurri would be guaranteed to finish in first place, as it would be impossible for anyone to overtake them on points.

Antoine Rabito

Antoine Rabito

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