Belgium eliminates England and Italy top their group in UEFA Nations League
The competition was confined to the top spot in Group Two in the first part of the group stage of the Uefa Nations League, between Belgium and Denmark, at a time when England’s hopes of qualifying for the final rounds of the tournament faded.
Belgium won with two goals without a response at home to England in the fifth (penultimate) round of the group, while Denmark defeated its guests Iceland 2-1.
The Belgian national team maintained first place in the group and qualified for the tournament’s finals after raising its tally to 12 points, a difference of two points in front of the Danish’s closest opponents national team. In comparison, the balance of the England national team stuck at 7 points in the third place. The Icelandic team remained – whose relegation to the second section of the competition was confirmed since Last round – at the bottom of the standings with no points after receiving their fifth consecutive loss.
In the Belgian capital, Brussels, the “Red Devils” goals were scored by Yuri Telemans (10) and Dries Mertens (24).
In Copenhagen, the Danish national team continued its resurgence after achieving its third consecutive victory in the group, after its 2-1 victory over its home side Iceland.
Danish goals were scored by Christian Eriksen (12 and 92 from two penalties), while Vidar Oren Kegartanson secured Iceland’s goal in the 85th minute.
The match between the Belgian national team and its guest Denmark in the final round of the group next Wednesday will be decisive in determining the group leader, who will advance to the finals of the second edition of the continental championship.
The Belgium national team draw enough to reach the final rounds, while Denmark must win any result if they want to continue competing for the championship title.
The Italian team topped the first group in the first division of the European Nations League championship after its victory over the Polish national team with two clean goals, which also witnessed the Dutch team’s victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-1.
“The Azzurri” scored two goals by Jorginho (27 from a penalty kick) and Domenico Berardi (83). The match saw the Polish player, Jacek Goralski, be sent off in the 77th minute.
The Italian team raised its score to 9 points at the top of the standings, one point difference from the Dutch team, which occupies second place, while the Polish team is in third place with seven points, and the Bosnian national team stopped at two points in fourth place to officially fall to the second division league regardless of the results Matches of the last sixth round.