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England secure Euro 2024 qualification with Italy win



The Three Lions of England have secured qualification for the 2024 European Championships billed to be hosted by Germany.

England, who finished second in the last edition of the tournament after losing to Italy in the final, qualified for next year’s competition after beating Italy 3-1.

England only needed a point to secure their place but it was Italy who first scored at Wembley as Gianluca Scamacca scored from close range after 15 minutes.

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The Gareth Southgate side then came from behind to take all three points, starting with a 32nd-minute penalty converted by Harry Kane.

Kane scored his 60th goal for his country after Jude Bellingham ran through and was fouled by Giovanni di Lorenzo.

Bellingham then set up Marcus Rashford to cut inside and beat Italy keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma in the 57th minute before Kane scored the third late on for England.

With the defeat, Italy are third in the group and will play Ukraine in their final qualifier in what will be a decisive match to determine who finishes second.

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