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Poland books their slot for Euro 2024. Beat Wales on penalties to qualify!

Poland secured their place in a challenging Group D at this summer’s Euro 2024 in Germany after a tense victory against Wales in Cardiff. Despite Wales’ coach Rob Page describing his team’s defeat as “cruel,” Poland’s flawless performance in the penalty shootout ensured their advancement.

The absence of Gareth Bale, who retired, left Wales with a new generation of players facing a daunting task. Dan James, the Leeds winger, was the only one to miss a penalty, allowing Poland to clinch victory with a spotless record from the spot.

The match, played at Cardiff City Stadium, saw Poland’s forwards, including the renowned Robert Lewandowski, struggle to produce a goal during regulation time. However, they showed composure during the shootout, with Lewandowski and his teammates converting all their penalties confidently.

Wales, missing the influential presence of Bale and Aaron Ramsey due to injury, found it challenging to break down Poland’s defense. Despite Moore’s efforts upfront, they were unable to capitalize on opportunities, with Ben Davies’s disallowed goal adding to their frustration.

Both teams had shown prowess in the semifinal playoff, but the pressure of qualification made for a closely contested match. Poland’s recent struggles in qualifying matches added to the tension, but they managed to hold their nerve when it mattered most.

In the end, Wales succumbed to Poland’s penalty prowess, despite a valiant effort. With Chris Mepham’s late dismissal, Wales faced additional adversity, ultimately falling short in their bid for Euro 2024 qualification.

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