The Dutch national team has gained more clarity about its last group mate at next year’s European Championship. Georgia and North Macedonia will compete for the ticket to group C at the final tournament on November 12. Romania fell after a 2-1 loss to Iceland.
The Romanians should have won the play-offs of Division A in the Nations League to be assigned to the Orange, but it already went wrong in the semi-final. Gylfi Sigurdsson scored twice before half time for Iceland. Alexandru Maxim used a penalty after the break.
Iceland now meets Hungary in the final battle for a European Championship ticket in Division A, which, thanks to Willi Orban, Zsolt Kalmar and Nemanja Nikolic, took the longest against Bulgaria with 3-1.
In Division D, Georgia and North Macedonia will therefore mutually decide who will qualify for a European Championship final round for the first time in history. The Georgians beat Belarus (1-0), while North Macedonia was too strong for Kosovo (2-1).
The winner of the meeting will be classified in group C at the European championship with the Dutch national team, Ukraine and Austria.
Serbia, which eliminated home-playing Norway 2-1 after extra time, and Scotland, which eliminated Israel after penalties (due to a miss by PSV player Eran Zahavi), compete in Division C for a ticket to the European Championship.
In Division B, penalties had to offer a solution in both duels. Slovakia was stronger than Ireland in the series (4-2) and Northern Ireland kept its nerves under control better when visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina (4-3).
All finals will be completed on November 12.