UEFA Nations League: England, Croatia suffer Defeat

The UEFA Nations League game which saw England lose by a lone goal to and Denmark at Wembly on Wednesday is surely one the Three Lions would want to forget in a hurry.  

Harry Maguire’s poor start to the season continued as he got sent off for England in the first half at Wembley for two clumsy yellow cards, and Christian Eriksen then converted a 35th-minute penalty on the occasion of his 100th cap to put the Danes ahead.

The Three Lions tried but they couldn’t get back into the game and young Chrly full-back Reece James also getting a sent off after the final whistle all but worsened an already bad situation as Gareth Southgate’s men suffered their first home defeat in two years.

England got to the four-team finals of the inaugural Nations League last year but their chances of getting there again this time are very much in the balance with Belgium two points ahead of Southgate’s team and the Danes atop League A, Group 2.

Other Results of the Night 

Belgium 2-1 Iceland

Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium inflicted a 2-1 defeat on Iceland

Belgium will host England in Brussels on November 15.

Croatia 1 – 2 France 

In the latest replay of the 2018 world cup final, Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe missed an open goal early on but redeemed himself when got the winner in the 79th minute as France beat Croatia 2-1 in Zagreb. 

Antoine Griezmann put France ahead six minutes into the game, a lead the world cup champions enjoyed till Nikola Vlasic equalised in the second half for Croatia before around 7,000 fans.

With both teams fighting really hard, it was Mbappe’s 79th-minute cheeky tap in the separated the world cup finalists.

Les Bleus have still never lost to Croatia and are level with Portugal on 10 points at the top of League A, Group 3.

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