France avoid relegation despite defeat

Reigning champions France narrowly avoided Nations League relegation despite defeat by Denmark, who missed out on a place in next year’s finals. France finished one point above relegated Austria, who lost 3-1 to Croatia on Sunday. Denmark had to win and hope that Croatia failed to beat Austria to reach next summer’s finals. Kasper Dolberg and Andreas Skov Olsen scored…

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Van Dijk on target as Netherlands reach Nations League finals

The Netherlands qualified for the Nations League finals as Virgil van Dijk’s header secured victory over Belgium at the Johan Cruyff Arena. Louis van Gaal’s side needed to avoid defeat by three goals against second-placed Belgium, whom they beat 4-1 in the reverse fixture in June. But they made certain of their progress when Liverpool defender Van Dijk met Cody…

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Trent Alexander-Arnold left out of squad to face Germany

Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has not been included in England’s matchday squad for Monday’s Nations League match against Germany. Alexander-Arnold, who missed last year’s Euros through injury, has made just one international appearance this year and was an unused substitute in Friday’s defeat by Italy. Fikayo Tomori, Jarrod Bowen and James Ward-Prowse also miss out. But Brentford striker Ivan Toney is…

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