D.The Scottish national football team missed their second coup in four days. After the famous qualification for next year’s EM, the Bravehearts lost in the Nations League in Slovakia with 0: 1 (0: 1). If they won, the Scots would not have been able to get promoted to the A-League.
Jan Gregus (31st) scored the goal of the day in Trnava. A win on Wednesday in Israel would still be enough to advance the Scots, coached by Steve Clark. On Thursday, Scotland made the European Championship perfect with a 5: 4 on penalties in the play-off final against hosts Serbia. The proud country hasn’t been featured in a big concert since the 1998 World Cup.
Meanwhile, the Dutch international have finally celebrated their maiden victory under new coach Frank de Boer on the fifth attempt. Oranje defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-1 (2-0) on the penultimate day of the Nations League and thus retained a chance to win in the group in season A1. The Bosnians around former Schalke Sead Kolasinac, on the other hand, are already relegated before the last match. The best cards for the “Final Four” of October 2021, however, are Italy, which after the 2-0 (1-0) against Poland has one point more than the Netherlands. The decision will be made in Wednesday’s long-distance duel, when Oranje will compete in Poland and Italy in Bosnia.
Belgium number one in the world will almost certainly have victory in group A2. After a convincing 2-0 (2-0) against England in their 50th international game under Roberto Martinez, the Red Devils would only need a draw against Denmark on Wednesday. Iceland are already relegated after 1: 2 (0: 1) with the Danes.
Georginio Wijnaldum of England champions FC Liverpool ensured clear conditions in Amsterdam with a double strike in the first quarter of an hour (6th and 13th). Memphis Depay removed all doubts about success (55th). Smail Prevljak, who played for RB Leipzig in the 2nd division six years ago, has shrunk (63rd). De Boer, the successor to Ronald Koeman, who joined FC Barcelona in September, was the first manager in Elftal’s history not to win his first four games. For Italy, Jorginho scored a penalty (27th) and Domenico Berardi (83rd).
Youri Tielemans (10th) and Dries Mertens (24th) secured victory for the Belgians around Dortmund’s Axel Witsel and Thomas Meunier. His BVB colleague Jude Bellingham (17), the third youngest player in international Three Lions history since Thursday, has not been used. Jadon Sancho was substituted 20 minutes before the end.
Thanks to Kenan Karaman of second division Fortuna Düsseldorf, Turkey achieved their first victory in Class B. In 3: 2 (2: 1) over previously unbeaten Russia, the 26-year-old scored 1: 1 (26th), the goal of 3: 1 was scored by former Frankfurt Cenk Tosun with a penalty (52 °).