Belgium has taken an important step towards the final round of the Nations League. The team of national coach Roberto Martínez was 2-0 too strong for England on Sunday in Brussels.
Van ‘t Schip can still do a PhD with Greece
Youri Tielemans opened the score for the Belgians in the tenth minute. The Leicester City midfielder found the goal with a long shot that came in through the post.
Fifteen minutes later, Dries Mertens doubled the margin. The Napoli attacker curled a free kick from about 20 meters into the left corner. After that, there were no more goals in the King Baudouin Stadium, although Romelu Lukaku was still close to 3-0.
Thanks to the victory, Belgium leads with twelve points from five games in group 2 of Division A. Only Denmark, which has two points less, can keep the ‘Red Devils’ from a place in the final round. England is eliminated with seven points.
The Danes won 2-1 against Iceland in Copenhagen. Christian Eriksen took the home team ahead from a penalty kick in the twelfth minute. In the final phase, Vidar Örn Kjartansson took care of the equalizer, but in injury time Eriksen gave his team the win.
Next Wednesday, Belgium and Denmark will compete in Brussels for the ticket to the final round. The home team then only needs a draw.
Greece celebrates the opening goal against Moldova. (Photo: Pro Shots)
In Division C, John van ‘t Schip retains the chance of promotion with Greece. The Dutch coach saw his team win 0-2 at Moldova thanks to hits from Kostas Fortounis and Anastasios Bakasetas.
The Greeks are second in group 3 with eleven points from five duels. The gap to leader Slovenia is two points. On Wednesday, the Van ‘t Schip formation in Athens will play against the Slovenes.
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