Croatia are on the verge of qualifying for subsequent yr’s European Championships after beating Latvia 2-0 on Saturday as their closest rival Wales dropped factors in a 1-1 draw with Armenia.
Early targets from Lovro Majer and Andrej Kramaric gave Croatia a snug victory at last-place Latvia in Riga.
Croatia will safe a qualifying spot on Tuesday with a win over Armenia of their remaining recreation, or if Wales fail to beat Group D leaders Turkey.
Wales’ gamers began the day figuring out that profitable their remaining two video games would guarantee qualification but trailed after just five minutes. Lucas Zelarayan put Armenia forward with a shot from the sting of the penalty space after Wales didn’t clear a nook.
Wales went into half-time stage following Nair Tiknizyan’s own-goal however created little within the second half as Armenia regarded the extra doubtless staff to win.
Solely two of Armenia’s 19 pictures have been on the right track, although, and the draw meant their slim probabilities of qualifying have been ended when Croatia gained their recreation.
Wales beforehand gained one in all their video games with World Cup semi-finalist Croatia and drew the opposite however a 4-2 loss at dwelling to Armenia in March was expensive.
Elsewhere, Belarus beat Andorra 1-0 in Group I. The Netherlands, Switzerland and Romania can all safe their European Championship spots in a while Saturday.