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Italy beats Belgium 2-1 to finish 3rd in Nations League

Nicolò Barella opened the scoring at the start of the second half and Domenico Berardi doubled Italy’s lead from the spot in the 65th minute.
UEFA Nations League third-place soccer match between Italy and Belgium(AP)
UEFA Nations League third-place soccer match between Italy and Belgium(AP)
Published on Oct 10, 2021 08:54 PM IST
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Mbappe scores as France fight back to beat Belgium in Nations League thriller

  • In a crazy end to the game, Belgium thought they had won the pulsating contest minutes earlier but Romelu Lukaku's late effort was ruled out for offside by VAR.
Kylian Mbappe (L), Jules Kounde of France and teammates celebrate victory(Getty)
Kylian Mbappe (L), Jules Kounde of France and teammates celebrate victory(Getty)
Published on Oct 08, 2021 11:24 AM IST
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Kevin De Bruyne back with Belgium for Nations League games

The Manchester City midfielder missed recent World Cup qualifiers due to injury, but Belgium coach Roberto Martinez included him on his roster.
Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne: File photo(REUTERS)
Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne: File photo(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 01, 2021 07:59 PM IST
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Nations League: Italy extend unbeaten run, wins for England and Netherlands

A collective wrap from the latest round of matches of the 2020 EUFA Nations League.
Players of Italy celebrate after defeating Bosnia.(Reuters)
Players of Italy celebrate after defeating Bosnia.(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 10:12 AM IST
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Nations League: Spain hammer Germany 6-0 to reach final four, Portugal beat Croatia

Sparkling Spain crushed hapless Germany 6-0 at home on Tuesday to storm into the final four of the Nations League in style as forward Ferran Torres scored a first career hat-trick.
Spain’s Ferran Torres celebrates scoring their second goal(Reuters)
Spain’s Ferran Torres celebrates scoring their second goal(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 12:39 PM IST
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Italy back in contention; England out of Nations League

An Italy squad badly hit by the coronavirus still managed to beat Poland 2-0 on Sunday, putting the Azzurri in control of their group, while England was beaten 2-0 by top-ranked Belgium.
Italy's Domenico Berardi celebrates scoring their second goal.(REUTERS)
Italy's Domenico Berardi celebrates scoring their second goal.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 16, 2020 08:49 AM IST
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ROME | ByAssociated Press

France beats Portugal, clinch Nations League finals spot

Midfielder N’Golo Kanté, whose prowess is tackling, not scoring, notched the only goal of a 1-0 win that ended Portugal’s bid to defend its Nations League title and sent the French into the final-of-four.
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo in action with France’s N’Golo Kante.(Reuters)
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo in action with France’s N’Golo Kante.(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 15, 2020 12:41 PM IST
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UEFA cancels Norway game as virus-hit team unable to travel

Norway risks a 3-0 loss by forfeit for not fulfilling the match scheduled on Sunday in Bucharest. There are no clearly available dates in the international calendar to make up the game.
UEFA cancels Norway vs Romania game(Reuters)
UEFA cancels Norway vs Romania game(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 15, 2020 12:44 PM IST
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Nations League: Germany beat Ukraine 3-1 with Werner double to top group

Werner scored twice after Leroy Sane had cancelled out a surprise 12th minute lead for the visitors, who had four players.
Timo Werner (M) of Germany cheers after his goal with his team mates(Getty Images)
Timo Werner (M) of Germany cheers after his goal with his team mates(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 15, 2020 09:08 AM IST
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Nations League: Eriksen penalty earns Denmark win over 10-man England

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eriksen powered his spot-kick past Jordan Pickford in the 35th minute, a couple of minutes after England centre back Harry Maguire had received a red card for a second booking.
Christian Eriksen successfully converted a penalty.(Reuters)
Christian Eriksen successfully converted a penalty.(Reuters)
Updated on Oct 15, 2020 11:22 AM IST
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London | ByReuters

Mbappe scores as France beats Croatia 2-1 in Nations League

Croatia has never beaten France, losing the last Nations League encounter and the 2018 World Cup final by the same score of 4-2. It was also beaten 2-1 in the 1998 World Cup semifinals.
France’s Kylian Mbappe, left, scores his side’s second goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match against Croatia(AP Photo)
France’s Kylian Mbappe, left, scores his side’s second goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match against Croatia(AP Photo)
Updated on Oct 15, 2020 10:13 AM IST
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Belgium squad tested for virus after Mechele’s positive

“All Belgian Red Devils and the staff will be tested again,” the federation said in a statement on Tuesday. It was unclear when the results would be available.
Belgium's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring their first goal with Thorgan Hazard.(REUTERS)
Belgium's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring their first goal with Thorgan Hazard.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 03:49 PM IST
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BRUSSELS | ByAssociated Press

Dominant Italy beats Netherlands 1-0 to move top of group

The win sent Italy to the top of League A Group 1 as Poland beat Bosnia 2-1 in the group’s other match.
Italy's Nicolo Barella celebrates scoring against Netherlands in a Nations League match.(REUTERS)
Italy's Nicolo Barella celebrates scoring against Netherlands in a Nations League match.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 03:19 PM IST
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Amsterdam | ByAssociated Press

France’s Kylian Mbappe tests positive for Covid-19, to miss Croatia clash

Mbappe was isolated once he found out about his positive test and left France’s training camp to return home on Monday evening.
File image of Kylian Mbappe.(Getty Images)
File image of Kylian Mbappe.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 10:33 AM IST
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Paris | ByAssociated Press

Nations League: Barella sinks Dutch as Italy get back on winning trail

Italy showed the greater urgency and quality throughout and were full value for the win that follows Friday’s disappointing 1-1 home draw with Bosnia.
Players of Italy celebrating goal of Nicolo Barella(Getty Images)
Players of Italy celebrating goal of Nicolo Barella(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 09:04 AM IST
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Amsterdam | ByReuters

Switzerland extend Germany’s wait for win in Nations League

Since 2018, Germany has played six games in the first two editions of the Nations League and won none of them.
Germany’s midfielder Ilkay Gundogan (C) looks on as Germany were held to a draw.(Getty Images)
Germany’s midfielder Ilkay Gundogan (C) looks on as Germany were held to a draw.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 07, 2020 10:13 AM IST
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Basel | ByAssociated Press

Nations League: Mbappe’s goal gives France 1-0 win at Sweden

Mbappe cut in from the left and, after initially being tackled, he got the ball back off Kristoffer Olsson, feinted, and then curled the ball inside the post.
France’s Kylian Mbappe, right, scores a goal, and to the left, Sweden’s Sebastian Larsson, in action during the UEFA Nations League football match(AP Photo)
France’s Kylian Mbappe, right, scores a goal, and to the left, Sweden’s Sebastian Larsson, in action during the UEFA Nations League football match(AP Photo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 09:17 AM IST
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Stockholm | ByAssociated Press

England withdraw Harry Maguire from Nations League squad after trial in Greece

Manchester United captain Maguire was initially named in Southgate’s latest squad on Tuesday, while his trial was ongoing.
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Europa League Semi Final - Sevilla v Manchester United - RheinEnergieSTADION, Cologne, Germany - August 16, 2020 Manchester United's Harry Maguire reacts, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Ina Fassbender/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Europa League Semi Final - Sevilla v Manchester United - RheinEnergieSTADION, Cologne, Germany - August 16, 2020 Manchester United's Harry Maguire reacts, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Ina Fassbender/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 07:23 AM IST
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LONDON | ByReuters

Gareth Southgate hopeful on Kane, Rashford fitness as England draw Belgium in Nations League

Tuesday’s draw for the next Nations League saw England -- who finished third last year in the inaugural version of the competition -- come out in a group with Belgium, Denmark and Iceland in League A.
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur - Carrow Road, Norwich, Britain - December 28, 2019 Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane REUTERS/Chris Radburn(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur - Carrow Road, Norwich, Britain - December 28, 2019 Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane REUTERS/Chris Radburn(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 04, 2020 12:47 PM IST
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Amsterdam | ByAgence France-Presse

Portugal defeat Netherlands to win first Nations League

The Dutch defensive pairing of Virgil van Dijk and Matthijs de Ligt largely kept Cristiano Ronaldo quiet, but Valencia winger Guedes proved the match winner as his shot had too much power for Jasper Cillessen in the Netherlands goal.
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (front C) celebrates with teammates after the UEFA Nations League final football match between Portugal and The Netherlands at the Dragao Stadium in Porto on June 9, 2019(AFP)
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (front C) celebrates with teammates after the UEFA Nations League final football match between Portugal and The Netherlands at the Dragao Stadium in Porto on June 9, 2019(AFP)
Updated on Jun 10, 2019 09:29 AM IST
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Porto | ByAFP

‘Genius’ Ronaldo hat-trick sends Portugal into Nations League final

The hosts had to withstand a huge moment of VAR controversy as after Ronaldo’s free-kick opened the scoring, Portugal thought they had the chance to double their lead from the penalty spot.
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal(REUTERS)
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 06, 2019 01:51 PM IST
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Porto | ByAFP

Kazakhstan collapse sees McLeish sacked as Scotland boss

McLeish was hired in February last year and led Scotland to the top of their Nations League group, securing the safety net of a play-off should they fail to qualify automatically for the Euros next year from a group containing Belgium and Russia.
Soccer Football - Euro 2020 Qualifier - Group I - Kazakhstan v Scotland - Astana Arena, Astana, Kazakhstan - March 21, 2019 Scotland manager Alex McLeish reacts during the match(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Euro 2020 Qualifier - Group I - Kazakhstan v Scotland - Astana Arena, Astana, Kazakhstan - March 21, 2019 Scotland manager Alex McLeish reacts during the match(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 05:56 PM IST
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London | ByAFP

New-look Germany make promising start with Serbia draw

Germany’s new-look team made a promising return to the international stage with a 1-1 draw against Serbia in a friendly on Wednesday, showing signs of improvement following a disastrous 2018
Germany's midfielder Leon Goretzka (C) celebrates with his teammates during their friendly match against Serbia.(AFP)
Germany's midfielder Leon Goretzka (C) celebrates with his teammates during their friendly match against Serbia.(AFP)
Published on Mar 22, 2019 12:29 PM IST
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Wolfsburg, Germany | ByReuters

Euro 2020 qualifiers: Alex McLeish sidesteps Scotland sack talk after Kazakhstan loss

Scotland manager Alex McLeish shrugged off questions about his future after his team’s abject 3-0 defeat by Kazakhstan in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier on Thursday, saying he is ‘pretty good at bouncing back’
Scotland manager Alex McLeish reacts during their match against Kazakhstan.(REUTERS)
Scotland manager Alex McLeish reacts during their match against Kazakhstan.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 22, 2019 11:11 AM IST
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Euro 2020 qualifying draw: Netherlands to face Germany, England meet Czech Republic

Netherlands will meet Germany in Euro 2020 qualifying, while England face Czech Republic and France face Iceland.
Netherlands drew one and won one game against Germany in UEFA Nations League.(AFP)
Netherlands drew one and won one game against Germany in UEFA Nations League.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 02, 2018 11:47 PM IST
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London | ByOmnisport

Portugal held by Poland in Nations League

Hosts Portugal had already qualified for June’s inaugural Nations League finals alongside England, the Netherlands and Switzerland, while Poland could not avoid relegation.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos reacts during the game against Poland.(REUTERS)
Portugal coach Fernando Santos reacts during the game against Poland.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 21, 2018 09:55 AM IST
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Guimaraes | ByAFP

Van Dijk late strike fires Dutch into Nations League semis

The Dutch advance from the tough three-team Group A1 at the expense of world champions France after scoring twice in the final six minutes in Gelsenkirchen as Germany were punished for not being clinical enough in the second half.
Netherlands' defender Virgil van Dijk celebrates with teammates after scoring against Germany.(AFP)
Netherlands' defender Virgil van Dijk celebrates with teammates after scoring against Germany.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 20, 2018 08:48 AM IST
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Gelsenkirchen | ByAFP

Belgium at a loss to explain collapse against Swiss

Some players felt the World Cup semi-finalists might have got carried away after they went two goals ahead after only 17 minutes.
File image of Belgium coach Roberto Martinez.(REUTERS)
File image of Belgium coach Roberto Martinez.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 19, 2018 09:22 AM IST
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Lucerne | ByReuters

Germany relegated from UEFA Nations League top tier to cap miserable 2018

Netherlands’ impressive 2-0 home victory over world champions France in Rotterdam on Friday ensured Germany will finish bottom of Group 1 in League A, which is the UEFA competition’s top tier.
Jerome Boateng (L) and German coach Joachim Low take part in a training session a day before the UEFA Nations League.(AFP)
Jerome Boateng (L) and German coach Joachim Low take part in a training session a day before the UEFA Nations League.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 17, 2018 10:19 AM IST
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Omnisport | ByHT Correspondent

Nations League gets to the business end

The strongest sides will qualify for the finals next June, but all 16 group winners will get a place in the Euro 2020 qualification play-offs.
File image of Netherlands head coach Ronald Koeman.(AFP)
File image of Netherlands head coach Ronald Koeman.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 14, 2018 03:21 PM IST
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Paris | ByAFP
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