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Germany's head coach Joachim Loew .(AP)

Netherlands hammer Germany to increase pressure on Loew

By AFP | Amsterdam
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2018 08:42 AM IST
This is the first time the Dutch have beaten Germany for 16 years and the comprehensive defeat leaves Loew under increasing pressure to resign after 12 years in charge.
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England's forward Harry Kane (L) vies with Croatia's defender Tin Jedvaj during the UEFA Nations League football match between Croatia and England at Rujevica stadium in Rijeka(AFP)
England's forward Harry Kane (L) vies with Croatia's defender Tin Jedvaj during the UEFA Nations League football match between Croatia and England at Rujevica stadium in Rijeka(AFP)

Croatia hold wasteful England in empty stadium

By Reuters | Rijeka
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2018 09:31 AM IST
Eric Dier and Harry Kane headed against the woodwork for the visitors while Marcus Rashford spurned two clear opportunities as England missed out on a first win in the new competition.
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Soccer Football - UEFA Nations League - League A - Group 2 - Belgium v Switzerland - King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium - October 12, 2018 Belgium's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their first goal(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - UEFA Nations League - League A - Group 2 - Belgium v Switzerland - King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium - October 12, 2018 Belgium's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their first goal(REUTERS)

Romelu Lukaku double lifts the mood in Belgium

By Reuters | Brussels
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2018 09:19 AM IST
Lukaku broke the deadlock just before the hour mark, finding himself unmarked on the right as Thomas Meunier set him up for a left-foot shot that squeezed under the body of Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer.
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File image of England manager Gareth Southgate.(REUTERS)
File image of England manager Gareth Southgate.(REUTERS)

England turn to next generation to get creative against Croatia

By AFP | Rijeka
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 09:30 AM IST
For all the progress made by the Three Lions in a glorious Russian summer, a familiar lack of midfield authority ultimately undid England as Croatia’s Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic took control of their semi-final to come from a goal down in Moscow.
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File image of Italy coach Roberto Mancini.(REUTERS)
File image of Italy coach Roberto Mancini.(REUTERS)

Italy held by Ukraine despite promising first half

By Reuters | Genoa
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 09:15 AM IST
Coach Roberto Mancini made eight changes to the starting line-up from the team which lost 1-0 to Portugal in the Nations League in their last outing where he in turn had made nine changes from the previous game.
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Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp reacts ahead of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield.(AFP)
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp reacts ahead of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield.(AFP)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp blasts ‘senseless’ Nations League

By Agence France-Presse | Liverpool
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2018 04:23 PM IST
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is pleased a hectic schedule of seven matches in 23 days is now over but is unsure what the next fortnight will bring for his players.
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Juventus' forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Italian Serie A football match.(AFP)
Juventus' forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Italian Serie A football match.(AFP)

Cristiano Ronaldo will break the ice against Sassuolo, insists Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri

By Agence France-Presse | Milan
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 07:31 PM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo skipped Portugal’s Nations League win over Italy to focus on Juventus after failing to score in their opening three Serie A games.
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Belgum's Romelu Lukaku in action against Iceland in the UEFA Nations League game at the Laugardalsvollur Stadium in Reykjavik.(AP)
Belgum's Romelu Lukaku in action against Iceland in the UEFA Nations League game at the Laugardalsvollur Stadium in Reykjavik.(AP)

Lukaku bags double as Belgium sweep aside Iceland

By AFP | Reykjavik
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 10:22 AM IST
Eden Hazard converted a 29th-minute penalty after a foul on Lukaku, with the Manchester United striker netting a quick-fire second before adding a third in the closing stages.
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Marco Asensio celebrates Spain’s third goal against Croatia.(REUTERS)
Marco Asensio celebrates Spain’s third goal against Croatia.(REUTERS)

Spain humiliate Croatia with thumping Nations League win

By Reuters | Elche
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 10:06 AM IST
Midfielder Saul Niguez scored in his home city of Elche by heading home midway through the first half, giving Spain the lead against the run of play after Croatia had made a bright start and missed two good chances.
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Proposed new tournament would increase the number of clubs playing on the European stage each season to 96.(Twitter)
Proposed new tournament would increase the number of clubs playing on the European stage each season to 96.(Twitter)

UEFA set to launch third European club competition

By Omnisport | Nyon
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 03:29 PM IST
Chairman of the European Club Association Andrea Agnelli has revealed proposals for a third continental competition could be approved.
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Portuguese forward Bernardo Silva (right) vies with Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma during the UEFA Nations League match at the Luz stadium in Lisbon.(AFP)
Portuguese forward Bernardo Silva (right) vies with Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma during the UEFA Nations League match at the Luz stadium in Lisbon.(AFP)

Portugal give Italy’s Mancini plenty to worry about after 1-0 win

By Reuters | Lisbon
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 10:04 AM IST
Mancini, in only his second competitive match in charge, made nine changes to the team which started Friday’s 1-1 draw at home to Poland but his side were on the back foot for most of the match and struggled to create any real danger.
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Mario Balotelli will not be a part of the Italy squad for their UEFA Nations League match against Portugal.(REUTERS)
Mario Balotelli will not be a part of the Italy squad for their UEFA Nations League match against Portugal.(REUTERS)

Mario Balotelli dropped for Italy’s UEFA Nations League game in Portugal

By Agence France-Presse | Lisbon
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2018 04:54 PM IST
Mario Balotelli came under fire for his performance in their Nations League opener against Poland on Friday, where the Azzurri were held 1-1.
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France's forward Olivier Giroud heads the ball during the UEFA Nations League football match Germany against France on September 6, 2018 at the Allianz Arena in Munich, southern Germany.(AFP)
France's forward Olivier Giroud heads the ball during the UEFA Nations League football match Germany against France on September 6, 2018 at the Allianz Arena in Munich, southern Germany.(AFP)

France and Germany draw Nations League opener as Gareth Bale stars for Wales

By Agence France-Presse | London
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 05:25 PM IST
The heavyweight showdown between Germany and France looked like the perfect game to mark the opening night of the new international competition.
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