Published: 14:43, November 19, 2023 | Updated: 14:52, November 19, 2023
Switzerland qualifies for Euro 2024 after 1-1 draw with Kosovo
By Reuters

Switzerland's Ruben Vargas (right) scores a goal during the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying Group I soccer match against Kosovo at the St. Jakob-Park Stadium in Basel, Switzerland, Nov 18, 2023. (PHOTO / KEYSTONE VIA AP)

BASEL, Switzerland - Switzerland booked its place at Euro 2024 with a 1-1 home draw against Kosovo in European qualifying Group I on Saturday.

Kosovo was under pressure for most of the first half but the Swiss only broke the deadlock two minutes after the break through a Ruben Vargas header, before Muhamet Hyseni leveled for Kosovo eight minutes from time.

Switzerland, who is second with 17 points, secured a top-two finish to seal its third successive appearance at the Euro finals and sixth overall.

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The team plays its final game on Tuesday against group leaders Romania — who is on 19 points and also sealed qualification with a 2-1 win over Israel to decide top spot.