Italy reach Euro 2024 in controversial circumstances as Ukraine are denied a late penalty… just days after UEFA chief said it would be a ‘disaster’ if holders didn’t qualify

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Italy secured qualification for the 2024 European Championship after controversially drawing 0-0 with Group C rivals Ukraine.

The tournament’s reigning champions were assured of a place in Germany following their success at Euro 2020 after their stalemate on Monday night.

Because England had already qualified for the European Championship, the last place in Group C was available to Italy or Ukraine.

They went into the match with the same points, 13, but the Italians had a better goal difference, meaning their 0–0 draw had little impact on the group standings.

Neither side managed to make a breakthrough on the night, but the home side will be left feeling badly affected after they were controversially denied a late penalty.

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