Football – Italy and Belgium in the final of the League of Nations

Italians and Belgians won on the last day and join France and Spain in the “Final 4”.

A first in the League of Nations for the Italians and Belgians.

Keystone

Italy, by winning Wednesday in Bosnia-Herzegovina (2-0), qualified for the final four-way tournament of the League of Nations of Football, of which it will in principle be the host nation in October 2021.

The Azzurri, who were sure to qualify in case of success, validated their ticket without trembling in Sarajevo, opening the scoring by Andrea Belotti (22nd) then making the break in the middle of the second period by Domenico Berardi (68th). The Final 4 of this second League of Nations will bring together Italy, France, Spain and Belgium.

The other meeting of the group saw the Netherlands win in Poland 2-1 (0-1) thanks to Depay (pen., 77th) and Wijnaldum (84th). The Dutch thus take second place in the group to their evening hosts. Bosnia and Herzegovina is relegated to League B.

Lukaku you can double

Belgium, which qualified for the final phase by beating Denmark 4-2 on Wednesday in Leuven, thanks in particular to a double from Romelu Lukaku.

The Inter Milan striker scored in the second half (56th and 69th minutes) his 56th and 57th goals with the Red Devils, including 17 registered in the last 14 matches with the Belgian national team.

England also scored four goals Wednesday for their last match in Group 2. Rice (20th), Mount (24th), and Foden (80th and 84th) made Iceland fold 4-0 (2-0) . Gareth Southgate’s men finish third behind Belgium and Denmark, Iceland is relegated.

The promoted from League B to League A are Austria, which drew against Denmark (1-1), the Czech Republic, winner of Slovakia (2-0), Hungary, who beat Turkey ( 2-0), and Wales, winner of Finland (3-1).

The Kosovo is saved

Kosovo, without Bernard Challandes on thee bench since the Neuchâtel coach, positive for Covid for a few days, is in quarantine, managed to win his first match in Ligue C, Wednesday night against Moldova 1-0 (1-0).

This victory allows the Kosovars to keep their place at this level, who were promoted last season. It was Lirim Kastrati who found the net in the 31st minute for Kosovo.

In this group, Slovenia is promoted and Moldova is relegated to League D.

AFP

Posted today at 22:48

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