Watch: Czech Republic stun England in Euro qualifiers; France, Portugal win

Czech Republic’s Zdenek Ondrasek scores their second goal (Source: Reuters)

It was a night to forget for England, and one to remember for Andorra.

England conceded a late goal against the Czech Republic on Friday and paid the price with its first defeat in a qualifying game in 10 years, while France and Portugal made progress in securing their places at next year’s European Championship.

As for Andorra, it ended a 56-match losing streak.

A goal five minutes from the end halted England’s unbeaten streak in qualifying for a major competition with the Czechs beating Gareth Southgate’s team 2-1. A victory in Prague would have secured a spot for England at the finals with three games to go.

Instead, England squandered a one-goal lead and lost its first match in European or World Cup qualifying since falling to Ukraine in 2009. That loss came with England already qualified for the 2010 World Cup. Its last meaningful defeat in qualifying was against Croatia in 2007.

“We didn’t play well enough, simple as that,” said Southgate.

Captain Harry Kane gave England the lead in the fifth minute from the penalty spot.

But Jakub Brabec leveled for the Czechs four minutes later and substitute Zdenek Ondrasek completed the comeback late with his first international goal. He scored with a low right-foot shot from inside the area.