In Ligue A, Belgium beat Denmark 4-2 in Leuven to secure first place and a place in the Nations League final. Romelu Lukaku has scored twice for the Red Devils after Youri Tielemans’ opener was called off by Jonas Wind. Nacer Chadli’s own late goal reduced the deficit, but Kevin De Bruyne’s fine finish moments later sealed the victory.
Italy also qualified for the final with a 2-0 victory over relegated Bosnia herzegovina. Goals from Andrea Belotti and Domenico Berardi in Sarajevo proved enough to hold up the Netherlands, who rallied from a goal to win 2-1 in Poland thanks to the deceased winner of Gini Wijnaldum. France and Spain complete the roster for the four-team final, which will be played in October next year.
the Republic of Ireland Recent struggles continued with Stephen Kenny’s side stammering to a 0-0 draw with Bulgaria at Dublin. The result means they retain their B-League status at the expense of Bulgaria, but leaves Kenny still awaiting his first victory as a manager after eight games where his side have scored just one goal.
North IrelandLiam Boyce’s disappointing campaign ended in a frustrating way with Eric Bicfalvi canceling Liam Boyce’s goal in the 56th minute in a 1-1 draw with Romania. Relegation to League C had already been confirmed for Ian Baraclough’s side after Romania claimed a 3-0 win over Norway in the canceled game on Sunday.
NorwayThe improvised side threatened to upset Austria and earn a miracle promotion despite a series of positive Covid-19 tests draining their team. Ghayas Zahid put them in the lead in Vienna, but they needed another goal to replace Austria at the top and last leveler Adrian Grbic put an end to their hopes.
Tomas Soucek of West Ham opened the scoring as Czech republic beat Slovakia 2-0, winning promotion after Scotland’s loss to Israel. In group B3, Serbia avoid relegation by struggling Russia 5-0. Luka Jovic scored twice as the home side declined Russia promotion. Instead, Hungary follow-up of the Euro 2020 qualification with a place in Ligue A, sending turkey up to League C with a 2-0 home win.
Armenia sealed a surprise promotion to League B with a 1-0 win North Macedonia. The match was played in Nicosia due to political tensions in Armenia, and it was Cyprus-based defender Hovhannes Hambardzumyan who scored the winner. Slovenia sharp Greece in their group after a 0-0 draw in Athens.