Picture : Vitor Roque and a new Brazilian Record !

Statistics on Euro 2024 qualifiers and friendlies of 26 March

*Iceland’s 7-0 win over Liechtenstein became the biggest competitive in their history and 2nd biggest overall, after 9-0 in a friendly vs Faroe Islands in 1985.

*Denmark have for the first time lost (2-3 to Kazakhstan) a competitive match in which they had a 2-goal lead.

*Rasmus Højlund has scored each of Denmark's last 5 goals (all in two Euro qualifiers of 23 and 26 March). He is the first to achieve this for Denmark since Ole Madsen scored 6 their goals in a row in 1963 (also in Euro qualifiers).

*Harry Kane has scored in the game England vs Ukraine (2-0) his 100th international goal. He is the first ever Englishmen to achieve this.
Kane’s international tally is made up of 55 goals for England (national record) and 45 for Tottenham in European club competitions. 

*Bukayo Saka has scored his 8th goal for England being 21 years 202 days old. At this age, only 4 players have scored more: Dixie Dean (16), Jimmy Greaves (16), Wayne Rooney (12) and Michael Owen (10).

*Mateo Retegui has scored for Italy again (in the qualifier vs Malta 2-0). So, he found the net in both his starting games for “Scuadra Azzurra”. The last players to score in first two games for Italy were Riccardo Orsolini (November 2020), Enrico Chiesa (June 1996) and Giorgio Chinaglia (September 1972). 

*Sergey Pinyaev became in a friendly vs Iraq (2-0) the youngest ever (18 years 144 days) goal-scorer in the history of Russian national team. He surpassed Dmitry Sychev who netted at 18 years 206 days (vs Yugoslavia 1-1 on 19 May 2002). 

*Vitor Roque became in a friendly vs Morocco (1-2) the youngest (18 years 25 days) player of Brazilian national team in XXI century. The next after him are Diego (debutted in 2003 at 18 years 61 days) and Marcelo (debutted in 2006 at 18 years 116 days).
In historical ranking, Vitor Roque takes joint 5th position along with Carvalho Leite (debutted in 1930), conceding only to Pelé (16 years 257 days in 1957), Edu (16 years 304 days in 1966), Coutinho (17 years 28 days in 1960) and Ronaldo (17 years 186 days in 1994).