The last qualifying round of the European Football Championship will determine the final participants, with Croatia and Wales facing off in the final match. On Monday, three teams will compete for the second place in their respective groups: Latvia vs Croatia, Moldova vs Moldova, and Kazakhstan vs Slovenia.
In the first game of the evening at BayArena in Leverkusen, Italy faced Ukraine, who needed a win to qualify for the Euros. Despite being tied on points with Italy, Ukraine lost and now needs to go through play-offs to reach the tournament. The odds are stacked against them, as bookmakers only give them a 20% chance of making it through.
Albania has been one of the biggest surprises of these qualifications. They secured their place in the tournament with a draw against Moldova on Friday but still need one more victory to take home first place. This would be a historic achievement for Albania, as they have never qualified for a major competition before. The odds are in their favor though; bookies give them an 89% chance of making it through and securing their spot at the Euros.
Moldova is currently ranked 157th by FIFA and is fighting hard to make it into Europe without having to go through play-offs. They face off against Czech Republic on Monday, where a draw would be enough for them to qualify for their first major competition ever. Bookies give them an 89% chance of making it happen.