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Belgium clinch Euro 2024 spot after win over Austria 

Belgium qualified for next year's Euro 2024 in Germany thanks to a tight win in Austria.

Belgium qualified for next year’s Euro 2024 in Germany thanks to a tight win in Austria.

In a decisive clash in Vienna, Belgium emerged as the victors and secured their qualification for Euro 2024. The high-stakes match saw Belgium take an early lead, and they never looked back.

Timely Opener by Castagne and Lukebakio

Belgium made their intentions clear in the 12th minute, as Timothy Castagne set up Dodi Lukebakio for a goal, giving them a vital lead. Lukebakio added to his tally with a second goal in the 55th minute, further cementing Belgium’s advantage.

Lukaku Seals the Deal

Soon after, Romelu Lukaku joined the scoring spree by netting a third goal for Belgium, making it 3-0. The Belgian team displayed their attacking prowess and ability to capitalize on opportunities.

Austria’s Resilient Fightback

Austria did not go down without a fight. They managed to pull back with goals from Konrad Laimer and a Marcel Sabitzer penalty, narrowing the gap on the scoreboard.

Late Drama with Onana’s Dismissal

Late in the game, Belgium faced a moment of drama when Amadou Onana received his second yellow card and was sent off in the 78th minute. 

Despite being reduced to 10 men, Belgium held on to their lead, showcasing their determination and defensive capabilities.

Belgium Tops Group F

With this victory, Belgium claimed the top spot in Group F with an impressive total of 16 points. 

Their record includes five wins and one draw from six matches, putting them three points ahead of Austria in the standings. Sweden, in third place, only managed six points from five games.

Belgium’s successful qualification campaign for Euro 2024 demonstrates their football prowess and the ability to perform under pressure, setting the stage for an exciting tournament.

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