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Why did Denmark finish above Slovenia in Euro 2024?

Teams are ranked based on several criteria: higher points, superior goal difference, more goals scored, more wins, and lower disciplinary points. If teams remain tied, the overall European Qualifiers rankings are used

Despite identical records in Group C in UEFA Euro 2024, Denmark finished above Slovenia after the final group-stage matches on Tuesday. Both teams ended their campaigns with goalless draws: Slovenia against England and Denmark against Serbia. This outcome allowed Denmark to qualify as the group runner-up, while Slovenia secured a third-place finish.

Denmark finished above Slovenia in Euro 2024

Teams are ranked based on several criteria: higher points, superior goal difference, more goals scored, more wins, and lower disciplinary points. If teams remain tied, the overall European Qualifiers rankings are used.

Denmark and Slovenia were identical in all aspects, including disciplinary points, with both teams recording six yellow cards and one red card. According to Article 23 of UEFA rules, the overall European Qualifiers rankings break the tie. Denmark, ranked ninth, is higher than Slovenia, ranked 15th. Therefore, Denmark finished above Slovenia in the Group C standings on Tuesday.

Group C Points Table

TeamPointsMatchesWinsDrawsLossesGFGAGD
England (Q)43110211
Denmark (Q)23020220
Slovenia (Q)23020220
Serbia1301112-1
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