Switzerland qualify for Euro 2024 after 1-1 draw with Kosovo

BASEL, Switzerland, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Switzerland booked their place at Euro 2024 with a 1-1 home draw against Kosovo in European qualifying Group I on Saturday.

Kosovo were under pressure for most of the first half but the Swiss only broke the deadlock two minutes after the break through a Ruben Vargas header, before Muhamet Hyseni levelled for Kosovo eight minutes from time.

Switzerland, who are second with 17 points, secured a top-two finish to seal their third successive appearance at the Euro finals and sixth overall.

They play their final game on Tuesday against group leaders Romania -- who are on 19 points and also sealed qualification with a 2-1 win over Israel -- to decide top spot. (Reporting by Anita Kobylinska in Gdansk, editing by Ed Osmond)