European Football Championship, Group F: Georgia and Czech Republic draw | EUROtoday

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Georgia – Czech Republic 1:1 (1:0)

In Hamburg, Georgia and the Czech Republic drew 1:1 on their second day of the European Championship. The first purpose of the match was scored by Georgian Georges Mikautadze shortly earlier than half-time with a handball penalty (forty fifth + 4th minute). The referee determined to award this after a handball by Czech defender Robin Hranáč. Patrik Schick equalized for the Czechs after the restart (59th).

In the early phases of the sport, the ball additionally ended up within the Georgian purpose by the Czech Adam Hložek (23'). However, after a assessment by the video assistant referee, this purpose was disallowed for handball. The footage confirmed that the ball bounced off goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili into Hložek's face, touched his arm after which went over the road. Mamardashvili made good saves all through the sport.

Georgia will get first European Championship level

European Championship debutant Georgia has thus earned its first level on the match and may proceed to hope for the European Championship spherical of 16. In the final group match in opposition to Portugal subsequent Wednesday, nonetheless, the Caucasians will almost definitely want a win to advance.

The Czech Republic additionally nonetheless has an opportunity of reaching the knockout spherical because of the draw, however will most likely need to win in opposition to Turkey on the finish of the group section.

Neither staff had managed to win of their first European Championship match. The Georgians misplaced 3-1 to Turkey on Tuesday. On the identical day, the Czechs misplaced 2-1 to Portugal.