The competition was confined to the top spot in Group Two in the first part of the group stage of the European Nations League, between Belgium and Denmark, when England’s hopes of qualifying for the final rounds of the tournament faded.
Belgium defeated England with two goals without a response (Getty Images)
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 national team’s closest opponents. 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).
Eriksen scored two goals for Denmark (Reuters)
In Copenhagen, the Danish national team continued its resurgence after achieving its third consecutive victory in the group after its 2-1 victory over Iceland’s home side.
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, will be decisive in determining the group leader, who will advance to the finals of the second edition of the continental championship in the final round of the group next Wednesday.
The Belgium national team tied it to reach the final rounds, while Denmark had to win any result if it wanted 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 tops Group A in the First Division League (Getty Images)
“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 occupying second place. In comparison, the Polish team is in third place with seven points, and the Bosnian 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.