Düsseldorf England has been relegated from League A of the Nations League: In Germany Group 3, the runners-up European champions lost 1-0 in Italy and are now certain to be last. Bosnia-Herzegovina has meanwhile made clear the rise.
Two months before the World Cup in Qatar, vice-champion England is still looking for form and has to be relegated from the A-League to the Nations League. In the new edition of the European Championship final, the Three Lions lost 0:1 (0:0) in Italy and are in last place in Group A3 before the last game on Monday (8:45 p.m.) against the German national team, four points behind.
Giacomo Raspadori scored the decisive goal (68′) after a long pass from Leonardo Bonucci. England captain Harry Kane failed twice at goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma (77th).
438 days after the Wembley final, it was not a question of a title in Milan, but against relegation. With the weakened European champions Italy, who missed the World Cup finals, coach Roberto Mancini changed eight positions compared to the 2: 5 against Germany. Gareth Southgate made six substitutions after the embarrassing 4-0 loss to Hungary.
At the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, the hosts dominated the game with plenty of ball possession, mostly without creating clear chances – except in the fifth minute through Gianluca Scamacca. The English, with Dortmund’s Jew Bellingham, found it even more difficult to attack. Only after the 0:1 did they intensify their attacking efforts.
Bosnia-Herzegovina made it into the A-League on the penultimate matchday. After the 1:0 (1:0) against Montenegro, the team of coach Ivaylo Petev can no longer be ranked first in group B3. Augsburg’s Ermedin Demirovic (45+1) scored the winning goal.
Georgia is promoted to the B-League after beating the EM participants North Macedonia 2-0 (1-0). Gibraltar has to go to the D-League after the 1: 5 (1: 2) in Bulgaria.
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