Italy have secure their place in Sunday's final of the first of three European sub-regional qualifying events for the 2026 Men's T20 World Cup after going unbeaten in the round-robin stage, with Romania well placed to join them.

Home team Italy secured their place this afternoon with a thumping win over Turkey. Damith Kosala and Zain Ali both took three wickets as Turkey were bowled out for 86, with Shamsullah Ehsan's 39 their only score of note. Italy made short work of their target, chasing down the runs in 11.5 overs to win by nine wickets. Justin Mosca and Joe Burns were there at the end, scoring 51 and 34 respectively.

Romania continued their winning run when they took on Hungary this morning. The Hungarian side was put into bat and bowled out for 110, Manmeet Koli taking 5-28. Adrian Lascu then clubbed an unbeaten 72 from 38 balls to secure the eight wicket win in 12.1 overs.

In other matches today, France beat Luxembourg by 13 runs and Israel beat Portugal by 2 wickets in a match that went down to the last ball.

After a rest day tomorrow, the crucial matches on the last day of round-robin play will be the ones involving Austria and Romania. Austria play Hungary in the morning with Austria needing a win to have any hopes of topping the group. A win for Romania in their afternoon match against Israel will secure their place in Sunday's final, but should they lose and Austria win, net run rate will come into play.

In Group A, where Italy have already secured their place, Isle of Man take on Luxembourg and France play Turkey.