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World CupCroatia And Netherland In Nations League Finals

Croatia And Netherland In Nations League Finals

While holders France continued its poor record, Croatia and the Netherlands finely ended their World Cup warm-up by qualifying for the Nations League finals.

While the unbeaten Dutch defeated visiting Belgium 1-0 and won Group A4 with 16 points, six more than their second-placed hosts. Croatia won Group A1 by defeating their opponents 3-1 in Austria to send their opponents to the Nations League’s second division.

Croatia And Netherland In Nations League Finals

The World Cup and Nations League defending champions Due to Austria’s loss. France was spared relegation despite their 2-0 loss in Denmark.

The matches served as the last chance for teams headed to the World Cup to practice before the tournament gets underway in Qatar on November 20. In addition to Australia and Tunisia, the French and Danes will also meet up in Qatar.

The 37-year-old Croatian midfielder Luka Modric could be playing in his final international competition, and he comes into the match in fantastic shape. In Vienna, the Croats took the lead after six minutes when their seasoned captain scored while unattended inside the penalty area.

Three minutes later, midfielder Christoph Baumgartner of Austria scored an equalizer, but goals from forward Marko Livaja and center-back Dejan Lovren in the second half gave Croatia, who is in the same World Cup group as Belgium, Canada, and Morocco, a remarkable victory.

After defeating a sloppy and injury-depleted French team 2-0 at home, Denmark ended up in the second position with 12 points, one point behind Croatia.

Star attacker Kylian Mbappe missed a one-on-one opportunity against goalkeeper Kaspel Schmeichel and saw two other feeble attempts saved in quick succession as France awoke in the second half.

 

Fariya Baig
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