League of Nations: Belgium and Italy ensure to join France in the Final Four



With two points ahead of their evening opponent, Belgium only needed a draw at home against Denmark. The players of Roberto Martinez did not settle for that by ensuring victory and qualification for the Final Four of the League of Nations. The Belgians relied on a double of Romelu Lukaku in less than twelve minutes to regain the advantage (57th) and definitively take shelter from a powerful header (69th). After having quickly cashed the opening scoring by the former Monegasque Yuri Tielemans (3rd), Denmark reacted without too much delay by equalizing thanks to Jonas Older Wind (17th). The Danes were not unworthy and even put pressure on Belgium at the end of the game with a cap goal. On a pass back from Nacer Chadli, Thibaut Courtois poorly controlled the ball which directly took the direction of its nets (86th). Fortunately, the Belgians have in their ranks one of the best footballers on the planet with Kevin de bruyne. The Manchester City player, already author of an assist for Lukaku, put the record straight in the following minute (87th).

Like the France team, Belgium finished with five victories in six League of Nations games. The Belgians had only fallen against England (2-1) in October. England also beat Iceland 4-0 on Wednesday night but still finished third in Group 2. Iceland is relegated to League B.

Italy without trembling

Against Bosnia-Herzegovina, Italy had the most affordable final day of this Group 1 in which the Netherlands and Poland could also qualify. But the Italians ensured by taking shelter early enough throughAndrea Belotti (22nd). It was not until the 68th minute and the goal of the player of Sassuolo Domenico Berardi so that the players ofAlberigo Evani protect themselves from any adverse return. This is the 22nd consecutive unbeaten game for La Nazionale.

Italy did well to secure the three points since behind, the Netherlands did everything possible to steal the last qualifying ticket. The Dutch defeated Poland (2-1) who had opened the scoring by Kamil Jozwiak (6th). But the Netherlands made the difference in the last quarter of an hour by the Lyonnais Memphis depay, from a penalty (77th), followed by a Georginio wijnaldum (84th). An ultimately useless victory. In this group, it is logically Bosnia-Herzegovina which is demoted to League B.

The outcome of League B also known

The four tickets for the Final four awarded in League A, League B also carried its share of matches at stake tonight. The goal? A promotion in League A for the next edition of the League of Nations. In group 1, the austriane almost lost his first place and his ticket to the next level against Norway. The Norwegians had taken the best but the equalizer in the last moments of the Lorient Adrian grbic (90 + 4) sends Austria to League A thanks to this draw.

The Austrians will be accompanied by the Czech republic, slayer from Slovakia (2-0), from Wales, winner of Finland (3-1), and Hungary which brought down Turkey (2-0).



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