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Luxembourg and Slovakia go head-to-head in Group J of the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifiers on Monday (October 16). Luxembourg vs Slovakia Live Stream: How to Watch Euro 2024 qualifying match Online From anywhere
The hosts failed to find their feet on Friday, as they could only salvage a 1-1 draw with Iceland at the Laugardalsvöllur Stadium. Before that, Luc Holtz's men saw their three-game winning streak come to an end on September 11, courtesy of a 9-0 hammering against already-qualified Portugal.
With 11 points from seven games, Luxembourg are third in Group J, two points and one place behind Slovakia.
Meanwhile, Slovakia were denied consecutive qualifying wins, as they suffered a 3-2 defeat to Portugal. The Falcons have lost two of their last three games, with a 3-0 win over Liechtenstein on September 11 sandwiched between the two defeats.
Francesco Calzona’s men are 48th in the FIFA rankings, 37 places above Luxembourg.
The two teams are separated by two points as they battle for the runner-up spot in Group J. Both sides are evenly matched on paper, so they could cancel each other out.
Luxembourg will look to pick up a win over Slovakia on Monday and move up in the Group J standings.
How to Watch Luxembourg vs Slovakia Today:
Date: Oct. 16, 2023
Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Soccer Plus
Group J play will continue for Luxembourg and Slovakia on Monday afternoon as the teams square off for matchday eight in UEFA Euro qualifiers. Luxembourg is currently in third place in the group standings with 11 points. The team's last time out resulted in a 1-1 draw against Iceland to stay in third place.
Iceland struck first with a goal in the 23rd minute of play and the score remained 1-0 going into halftime. Luxembourg came out of the locker room fired up and Gerson Rodrigues scored in the first minute of the second half to make it a 1-1 game. Luxembourg was lucky to hang on to the draw after being outshot 17-8, but they were able to walk away with one point.
Slovakia comes into Monday's matchup in second place in the Group J standings with 13 points. The team's last game was played against first-place Portugal and resulted in a 3-2 loss in a back-and-forth game. Portugal found the back of the net first to take a 1-0 lead with a goal from Gonçalo Ramos in the 18th minute.
Christiano Ronaldo made it 2-0 11 minutes later to take a 2-0 lead into the locker room. Dávid Hancko brought the game within one when he put Slovakia on the board in the 69th minute, but Ronaldo scored again three minutes later. Stanislav Lobotka put another goal in for Slovakia in the 80th minute, but that was the closest the team would come to Portugal and the team was forced to walk away empty-handed.This is already the team's best-ever points return in terms of a qualification campaign for a European Championship, having won three, drawn two and lost two of their seven matches to collect 11 points, which has left them in third position in the group.
Portugal have already qualified for Euro 2024 from this group, but Slovakia in second are only two points above Luxembourg, demonstrating the importance of this match.
As it stands, fourth-placed Bosnia-Herzegovina and fifth-placed Iceland can also sneak into the top two, but the picture will change after Monday's matches, and a win for Luc Holtz's side here would put them in an excellent spot ahead of their last two games in November against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Liechtenstein.
Francesco Calzona's side gave a strong account of themselves but ultimately came up just short against comfortably the best team in the section, and the Falcons now need to refocus as they prepare to travel to Luxembourg for a huge contest on Monday night.