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Portugal beat Dutch to win inaugural Nations League title

Portugal becomes the first team to win UEFA's Nations League competition when a well-crafted goal by Goncalo Guedes gave them a 1-0 win over Netherlands in the final.

Star factor gives UEFA dream final for debut Nations League

Skeptics will have to wait and see if Sunday's match is indeed a glorified series of friendly matches at the Nations League.

16 arrests as English fans clash in Duesseldorf

Around 40 English football fans violently clash in Duesseldorf's city centre as they watched Thursday's UEFA Nations League defeat to the Netherlands.

Portugal’s Pepe out of Nations League final

Portugal will face England or the Netherlands in the final.

Sterling left ‘fuming’ by England captaincy PR gaffe

England forward Raheem Sterling's PR company incorrectly issues a release stating he will captain England in their upcoming Nations League semi-final against the Netherlands.

Ronaldo hat-trick sends Portugal to Nations League final

Cristiano Ronaldo scores two late goals to give Portugal a 3-1 win over Switzerland in a Nations League semi-final match.

Shaqiri sticks with Liverpool, gives Swiss Nations League boost

Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri says he will stick around with Liverpool despite his recent lack of opportunities at the club.

Portugal ready to unleash teenager Joao Felix at the Nations League

Portugal prepares to unleash teenager Joao Felix at the Nations League, setting the stage for an international debut.

Maguire: Man City exploits gives England winning mentality

England central defender Harry Maguire says their chances of landing the Nations League title have been boosted by Manchester City's exploits last season.

Ronaldo gets back to business for Juventus

The 33-year-old was rested from Portugal's last four internationals as they became the first team to qualify for the Nations League finals.

Portugal held by Poland, Sweden promoted in Nations League

Hosts Portugal had already qualified for June's inaugural Nations League finals alongside England, the Netherlands and Switzerland, while Poland could not avoid relegation.

Van Dijk late strike fires Dutch into Nations League semis

The Liverpool defender fired home to complete the Dutch fight back after Quincy Promes pulled one back on 85 minutes following Timo Werner and Leroy Sane's first-half goals for Germany.

Belarus clinch promotion from League D, Hungary surprise Finland

Belarus only needed a draw to guarantee top spot in the group but they were still dominant in both halves and wasted several chances to increase their lead.

Belgium at a loss to explain collapse against Swiss

Some players felt the World Cup semi-finalists might have got carried away after they went two goals ahead after only 17 minutes.

Dutch delight in win over France, Germany relegated

France remained top of the Group One standings but have completed their campaign.

Insigne in spotlight as Italy look to bury World Cup demons...

Despite Lorenzo Insigne's goal-scoring form with Napoli, seven in 12 league games this season, he has struggled to deliver on the same scale for the national team.

Deschamps wary of resurgent Dutch and dynamo De Jong

France coach Didier Deschamps was wary of the threat posed by Netherlands player Frenkie de Jong ahead of their Nations League game.

Batshuayi double gives Belgium 2-0 win over Iceland

A short-handed Belgium team were nevertheless able to beat Iceland 2-0 thanks to two goals scored by Michy Batshuayi.

Jedvaj double gives Croatia dramatic 3-2 win over Spain

Tin Jedvaj's two goals led Croatia to a 3-2 victory over Spain in a Nations League game.

Modrić says return of home fans will help in Spain clash

Luka Modrić is eager to impress the home crowd when Croatia play against Spain in the Nations League.

Chelsea’s Loftus-Cheek left behind and to ponder his future

The 22-year-old is yet to start a league game this season and didn't even make Southgate's squad for last month's Nations League clashes as England took an impressive four points from trips to Croatia and Spain.

Klopp says Nations League akin to opera overdose

Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp continued to be extremely critical of the Nations League.

Lloris hails France’s mental strength after Germany win

Hugo Lloris was impressed by his France team's tenacity as they came from behind to beat Germany in the Nations League.

Wilson magic inspires Wales to win against Ireland

In the opening stages in Dublin, Giggs's young side were a pale shadow of the team that ripped apart Ireland in Cardiff last month, with Real Madrid forward Bale and Arsenal midfielder Ramsey among the goals.