Making history: Georgia’s national football team will play at Euro 2024, after defeating Greece in playoff final

Photo via, 27 Mar 2024 - 00:02, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s national football team makes history by claiming victory over Greece in the playoff final of the UEFA Euro 2024 and securing its first-ever spot in a major football tournament.

The team, coached by Willy Sagnol, claimed the victory in the penalty shootout by 4:2 at the Dinamo Arena stadium in Tbilisi, with Nika Kvekveskiri, Lasha Dvali, Zuriko Davitashvili and Giorgi Kochorashvili scoring the penalties. Georgian goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili saved the penalty.

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Kobakhidze and the representatives of the executive and legislative bodies attended the playoff final match.

The Georgian team advanced to the 2024 European Championship and will play its first match at the tournament against Turkey on June 18.