Can Albania qualify for the Euro 2024 round of 16?


Here is an analysis on the possibility of Albania qualifying for the round of 16 of the UEFA Euro 2024.

Taking a closer look at the run of form of Albania at the UEFA Euro 2024, questions on the possibility of the daring side qualifying for the Round of 16 of the tournament have been raised.

Albania enters the final game of the Euro 2024 Group B stage with hopes of securing a historic berth in the knockout rounds.

Currently third in the table with one point, they face group leaders Spain, who have already secured qualification with 6 points in their final game of the group stage.

Albania, after a loss to Italy and a draw with Croatia, must win against Spain to have a chance at advancing. Hopes are high as Spain is likely to rest key players having already secured their spot in the round of 16 stage thereby providing Albania a strategic opportunity.

Even a draw could suffice if Croatia fails to defeat Italy and other group results align favorably, potentially allowing Albania to progress as one of the best third-placed teams, given their current two points.

This scenario would mark a monumental achievement for Albania, making it their first entry into the Euro 2024 knockout stages in history.

Ranked 66th globally, below only Georgia at this tournament, Albania has defied expectations and captured attention with their spirited performances.

Despite being underdogs initially, they have challenged perceptions and emerged as a team to watch, injecting excitement into the tournament alongside Georgia.