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A tough test for Italy today in Ukraine

The Italian national team enters a decisive confrontation this evening when it is a heavy guest on its Ukrainian counterpart, in the qualifying competitions for the European Nations Cup, “Euro 2024”.
The match between Ukraine and Italy will be held at 10:15 pm today, Monday, Cairo time, at the BayArena stadium in the German city of Leverkusen, as part of the tenth and final round of qualifiers for the next edition of the European Nations Cup Germany 2024.
The Azzurri, led by their coach Luciano Spalletti, are entering tonight’s decisive match in search of snatching the second qualification ticket from Group C to Euro 2024 after the England team.
The Italian national team occupies second place in the standings of the third group of the European Nations qualifiers with 13 points, superior to the Ukraine national team with the same balance of points only, superior to the Ukraine national team with the same balance of points, to come in third place in the standings, behind the English national team, which decided its qualification early by being at the top with 19 points.
The Azzurri also played 7 matches in the Euro 2024 qualifiers, during which they achieved 4 victories, in addition to a draw and two defeats, and their players scored 16 goals and conceded 9 goals so far.
On the other hand, the Ukrainian national team succeeded in gaining 13 points from 7 matches in the European qualifiers, where it also achieved 4 victories, a draw and lost two matches, and its players scored 11 goals and conceded 8 goals.
The Italian team now needs to achieve victory in tonight’s confrontation against Ukraine, in order to secure second place and qualify for the next European Nations Cup finals, or at the very least to gain one point with a draw in order to officially advance.
The Italian national team succeeded in defeating its Ukrainian counterpart, in the first leg that brought together the two teams on the floor of the “San Siro” stadium, last September, by two goals to one, increasing its chances of qualifying for the major European tournament.
The Azzurri are looking to continue their victories after they recently achieved a major victory over their guest, North Macedonia, with five goals to two, in the match that brought them together at the “Olympico” stadium, in the ninth round of the third group in the Euro 2024 qualifiers.
The regulations stipulate that the champion and runner-up of each of the ten groups will qualify for the finals of the next edition of Euro 2024, in addition to Germany, the host country, and 3 teams through the European Nations League playoff.

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