San Marino lost 1-2 against Denmark in the eighth round of Group H of the Euro 2024 qualifying round at Stadio Olimpico in San Marino on the 18th (Korea time).
San Marino’s score drew more attention than the defeat on the day. San Marino is a landlocked country in Italy. It is a small country with a population of only 33,000.
Due to the small population, there are naturally not many soccer players and their power is weak. In fact, San Marino was ranked 207th in the FIFA rankings released on the 21st. In fact, it is safe to say that it is the weakest national team in the world.
San Marino is weak enough to record one draw and nine losses in the last 10 A matches, including official matches and friendly matches. It was also a draw against St Lucia, ranked 166th in the FIFA rankings. 스포츠토토
Denmark, on the other hand, is ranked 18th in the FIFA rankings. It was a strong team that won Euro 1992. Although his reputation is now somewhat lower than before, there are many players with a lot of experience in big European clubs such as Christian Eriksen and Pierre-Emile Hoibier.
From San Marino’s point of view, he was not against a one-level opponent, but against a country where the difference in skills could not be compared. San Marino’s crushing defeat was expected ahead of the match, but Denmark was rather embarrassed.
Denmark took the lead in the 42nd minute of the first half when Manchester United striker Rasmus Hoylun scored the first goal. Until now, Denmark thought they would win by scoring consecutive goals for the rest of the time.
But San Marino caught up. In the 16th minute of the second half, San Marino’s captain Alessandro Golinucci chased after an equalizer in a set piece situation. It was San Marino’s first goal in nine games.
Of course, I couldn’t turn the power car upside down. San Marino lost 1-2 in the 25th minute, allowing a comeback goal to Denmark’s Yusuf Poulsen.