Italy could scavenge only a 1-1 draw in Maribor against Slovenia, who led through a 13th-minute goal from Sasa Udovic. Italy responded quickly, Alessandro Costacurta equalising two minutes later, but they looked leaden-footed and clumsy. Slovenia also had a late effort kicked off the line.
Denmark, winners two years ago in Sweden when they were substitute entrants for the banned Yugoslavia, needed a goal three minutes from time by Flemming Povlsen to rescue a point in the Macedonian capital, Skopje. Mitko Stojkovski had put the home side ahead after four minutes.Reuse content