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Nations League shows VAR reaching beyond its original scope

Former UEFA president Michel Platini always opposed the introduction of technology in football because he felt that, once it gained…

Portugal team are an almost indestructible family – Santos

Portugal’s national team are an “almost indestructible family”, coach Fernando Santos said on Sunday after they added the inaugural Nations…

Netherlands not ready for titles yet says coach Koeman

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman has led a revival in their fortunes but after Sunday’s 1-0 defeat by Portugal in the…

Portugal beat Dutch to win inaugural Nations League title

Portugal became the first team to win UEFA’s Nations League competition when a well-crafted goal by Goncalo Guedes gave them…

Forget Ronaldo v Van Dijk, midfield maestros hold key to Nations League

Inevitably the focus ahead of Nations League final has been on the battle between Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk…

England pay price for poor decisions – on and off the field

Before England’s Nations League semi-final against the Netherlands, manager Gareth Southgate made it clear that his team were taking the…

Dutch reach Nations League final as England self-destruct

Netherlands capitalised on two England defensive mix-ups in extra time as they came from behind to win their Nations League…

Dutch revival continues with De Jong at the heart

Ronald Koeman’s Netherlands team continued their impressive renaissance on Thursday by earning a place in the inaugural Nations League final…

England’s Southgate defends his approach, points to big picture

England manager Gareth Southgate was left to rue two shocking defensive errors in extra time which gifted the Netherlands a…

De Ligt deserves move to big club, says Koeman

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman believes 19-year-old Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs de Ligt has only scratched the surface of his potential,…

Portugal penalty becomes Swiss penalty after VAR intervention

A penalty to Portugal suddenly turned into a penalty for opponents Switzerland after an extraordinary incident involving the VAR system…

Portugal ready to unleash teenager Joao Felix at the Nations League

Portugal are ready to unleash precocious teenager Joao Felix at the Nations League this week with coach Fernando Santos saying…

Shaqiri sticks with Liverpool, gives Swiss Nations League boost

Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri, preparing for Thursday’s Nations League semi-final clash with Portugal, says he will stay with European champions Liverpool…

Law changes for women’s World Cup but not Nations League

Changes to the laws of the soccer, which came into effect at the start of the month, will not be…

Chance to end barren years fires England up for Nations League

Not even England’s most passionate supporters would suggest that winning this week’s Nations League Finals would compare with a World…

Pepe says Benfica-Porto rivalry will not affect national team

Portugal defender Pepe said he was certain that fans in Porto would give full support to the team when the…

Inaugural Nations League finals a wide-open contest

Still something of a novelty, UEFA’s inaugural Nations League tournament reaches its final stage with a four-team mini-competition in Portugal…

VAR to be used in Nations League finals week, says UEFA

Video Assistant Referees (VAR) will be used at this week’s UEFA Nations League finals in Portugal, Europe’s soccer governing body…

Ajax success a boost for Dutch chances in Nations League – Koeman

Ajax Amsterdam’s unexpected run to the Champions League semi-finals could prove a major boost for the Netherlands national team as they…

Tete left out as Netherlands finalise Nations League squad

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman trimmed his squad to 23 for next month’s Nations League finals, including leaving out defender Kenny Tete after…

Trippier left out of England squad for Nations League

Tottenham Hotspur pair Kieran Trippier and Harry Winks and Southampton duo James Ward-Prowse and Nathan Redmond have been left out of England’s…

Dutch see Nations League as a prize worth winning

Donny van de Beek will be seeking to achieve with the Netherlands national team what he failed to do at…

Ronaldo heads Portugal squad for Nations League

Hosts Portugal named their squad for next month’s inaugural Nations League finals on Thursday with Cristiano Ronaldo heading the bill and…

Injured Kane will be included in the squad for Nations League playoffs

Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be included in the England national team’s squad for the Nations League playoffs, despite his…