England failed to officially qualify for the Nations League final after losing to Belgium 2-0 on Sunday.
The Three Lions wanted to appear in a row in the finals after attending the 2019 Showpiece.
That year, Gareth Southgate and Co lost to the Netherlands in the semi-finals, and Portugal defeated the Dutch in the finals.
England finished third after defeating Switzerland in the playoffs.
Is England in the Nations League final?
Yes, the dream is over. The Southgate side will not play in the finals next year after being recently defeated by Belgium and Denmark.
The Three Lions will not be in the mini-tournament next October, but there are still many teams that can qualify.
We’ll look at who’s already in, who’s out, and who’s been demoted to League B, but at first …
What is the current Nations League format?
The Nations League is currently divided into four tiers: Leagues A, B, C and D.
The European elite will enter League A and the division will gradually weaken until it reaches League D featuring San Marino, Liechtenstein and more.
Here we will focus on League A and permutations.
League A is divided into four groups, with 16 teams originally divided into four seed pots based on world rankings.
One team from each pot of seeds is divided into four groups. A1, A2, A3 and A4.
In each group, it’s pretty simple. The team that finishes the top will advance to the final, and the team in the last place will be demoted to League B.
The second and third of each group will not be able to advance to the finals, but will maintain League A status.
World champion France defeated Portugal on Saturday to compete in the final. Spain defeated Germany on Tuesday night.
The preparations for the remaining two groups are as follows:
team: Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Already qualified: None
Who can still play in the finals: Italy, Netherlands, Poland
Demoted to Group B: Bosnia-Herzegovina
There’s still everything to play in Group A1 entering the final round of fixtures.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has been officially demoted, but others three The team can continue to play in the finals.
Italy is at the top with 9 points and is popular in qualifying against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday.
The Netherlands is currently second with 8 points and Poland is 7 points.
They will face each other directly on Wednesday, hoping Italy will drop points.
If Italy loses, anyone who wins between the Netherlands and Poland will advance to the final.
If Poland wins, Italy will suffice for a draw. Thanks to Sunday’s 2-0 victory, the Italians are proud of a better match record.
But the Italian draw and the Dutch victory signify Dutch progress.
If Italy wins, they qualify regardless of the Polish-Netherlands match.
team: Belgium, Denmark, England, Iceland
Already qualified: None
Who can still play in the finals: Belgium, Denmark
Demoted to Group B:Iceland
As you know, England is now out of the fight after losing to Belgium.
In the remaining match, Belgium did not score 12 points, Denmark scored 10 points, England scored 7 points and Iceland (formally demoted) scored 1 point.
England will host Iceland and Denmark will travel to Belgium for the final round of the match. So the scenario is simple.
England vs Iceland is a dead rubber.
Regardless of the outcome, Iceland will be demoted and England will not be able to move forward.
The draw between Belgium and Denmark will see Kevin De Bruyne and the joint reach the final.
The victory in Belgium will also see them.
But the Danish victory will ensure that the Danes will reach the final four next year.
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