No worries for Belgium. The Red Devils made short work of Azerbaijan (5-0) this Sunday, at the King Baudouin stadium in Brussels, as part of the 10th and final day of the Euro 2024 qualifiers. The dice were already thrown in at half-time, with a quadruplet from Roma striker Romelu Lukaku. Captain, the latter pointed out to the organizers that it was... the wrong anthem that was played: the officials played that of Sweden instead of that of Azerbaijan... The Belgian task was in any case made easier by the expulsion of Eddy Israfilov, warned twice in four minutes in the first period (20th and 24th). Leandro Trossard was responsible for adding to the bill during the second act. A success which will allow Belgium to be one of the top seeds, like France, during the draw for the next European Championship, on Saturday December 2, 2023 at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany.
Already qualified before this match, Belgium began this final day behind Austria in the Group F standings. The Austrians, however, had one more match. The Belgians finished at the top of the group with 20 points, one more than the Austrians. At the same time, Sweden, third, dominated the Estonian red lantern (2-0) for butter, with goals signed Viktor Claesson and Emil Forsberg. Remember that we already know 17 of the 24 participants in the Euro which will take place in June and July 2024 in Germany, including the Blues, clear winners of Gibraltar on Saturday evening.