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World Champions Qualify For 2025 Euro In Dramatic Style

Written by Oluwaseun Oyediji

World champions, Spain showed champions stuff by coming from two goals down to secure a 3-2 win over Denmark which ensured a place for La Roja at the 2025 UEFA Women’s Euros on Tuesday.

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Emma Snerle set up Janni Thomsen for the first goal of the match in the fourth minute. The goal separated both sides at halftime at the Estadio Heliodoro Rodríguez López, Santa Cruz de Tenerife in Spain.

The Danish side would have thought Thomsen’s second goal in the 72nd minute from Amlie Vangsgaard’s assist had won the game for the Scandinavian side before Spain started their comeback.

Two minutes after doubling their lead, Denmark conceded as Bruna Vilamala pulled a goal back for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup winners from Irene Paredes’ assist.

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In the 77th minute, FC Barcelona captain, Alexia Putellas set up Paredes who restored parity. With the game set to end in a 2-2 stalemate, there was still enough time for last-minute drama.

Lucia Garcia converted the winning goal for La Roja in the additional minutes of the second half from Teresa Abelleira's assist which qualified her side for the next UEFA Women's Euro with a chance of winning their first European title and second major trophy after the last World Cup.

They topped the League A Group 2 log with 12 points, six points ahead of Denmark.

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Belgium and Czech Republic played out a 1-1 draw in the other group game involving the other two teams in the same group.

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Kamila Dubcova opened the scoring for Czach Republic in the 19th minute but Tenerife player, Jassina Blom equalised in the 79th minute.

The Czech Republic held on for a draw despite being reduced to ten players as Alena Peckova was sent off in the 81st minute. The draw was their first point of the qualifiers after four games.

Belgium with four points seat in the third position behind Spain and Denmark.

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