Delaney books Denmark’s Euro 2024 berth in 2-1 win over Slovenia

COPENHAGEN: A second-half goal from Denmark midfielder Thomas Delaney ensured his side’s qualification for Euro 2024 as the Danes secured a 2-1 home win over Slovenia on Friday that ensures they will finish top of Group H.

The Danes top the group on 22 points from nine games, three ahead of Slovenia, who cannot overtake them even if they beat third-placed Kazakhstan, who have 18 points, in their final game on Monday due to their inferior head-to-head record against the Danes.

Wing back Joakim Maehle gave the home side the lead with a superb half-volley in the 26th minute, but a brilliant free kick from Erik Janza four minutes later put the visitors back on level terms.

The 32-year-old Delaney, who missed last year’s World Cup finals in Qatar due to injury, struck the winner nine minutes into the second half, blasting home from close range after the Slovenians failed to clear a corner. – Reuters