• The decision to award a penalty to North Macedonia in their European Championship qualifying game against England has been heavily criticized by fans and pundits, including Gary Lineker and Jamie Carragher.
  • England, who have already qualified for the tournament, were playing to maintain their undefeated record in Group C and fell behind after Rico Lewis was penalized for a foul inside the box.
  • North Macedonia also had nothing to play for in the match, as they were too far behind Italy and Ukraine in the group standings. Italy needed a win or draw to qualify, while Ukraine needed a victory to leapfrog their opponents.