England and Italy qualify but what to make of their campaigns? – Football Weekly

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On the podcast today: the panel discuss England as they round off their comfortable qualifying campaign for the Euros next summer with a 1-1 draw in North Macedonia. But was the performance satisfying?

Also, Nicky sends in a voice note to give a perspective on Italy as they just about hold on against Ukraine to secure their spot at the tournament next year.

Plus: the panel explore new information surrounding the Public Investment Fund’s takeover of Newcastle United and Barry explains the Football Association of Ireland’s financial issues.

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SKOPJE, NORTH MACEDONIA – NOVEMBER 20: Players of England celebrate after the UEFA EURO 2024 European qualifier match between North Macedonia and England at National Arena Todor Proeski in Skopje, North Macedonia on November 20, 2023. (Photo by Nake Batev/Anadolu via Getty Images)” src=”https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/e05ffca0709fa1506e9b8815b801febc23c11c7b/0_179_3594_2157/master/3594.jpg?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=e537fe674a9d056d74b5cd6cf764bfe3″>

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