Euro 2024: Why Scotland and Croatia may not need to worry about goal difference despite Germany and Spain hammerings

Andy Robertson looks dejected after Scotland's 5-1 defeat to Germany in their opening game at Euro 2024.
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Euro 2024 has featured several one-sided affairs already with Germany, Switzerland and Spain all dealing heavy defeats to Scotland, Hungary and Croatia respectively in their opening group stage games.

However, unlike some bygone years, goal difference may not be as much of a concern for the defeated teams as it could have been – or as much of a benefit for those who enjoyed doling out those beatings.

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Steven Chicken

Steven Chicken has been working as a football writer since 2009, taking in stints with Football365 and the Huddersfield Examiner. Steven still covers Huddersfield Town home and away for his own publication, Steven is a two-time nominee for Regional Journalist of the Year at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards, making the shortlist in 2020 and 2023.