Dhe Leverkusen Bundesliga player Tin Jedvaj has been given the chance to win the Nations Cup second-place finals of the Nations League. With his two goals, the 22-year-old team member of world footballer Luka Modric secured a late 3-2 (0-0) against Spain on Thursday night in Zagreb. The Croats can now reach the semi-finals with a win on Sunday at World Cup Fourth England. In the first leg, the Croats in Spain had experienced a 0-6 debacle.
The leaders of the hosts by the Hoffenheim Bundesliga professional Andrej Kramaric (54th minute) resembled Daniel Ceballos practically in return (56th). Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos converted a penalty (78 ') following a 2-1 home win by the towering Jedvaj (69th) – but then Jedvaj struck again (90' + 3 '). Now with four points from three games, the team of coach Zlatko Dalic in the A-League (Group 4) is now level with the English. Spain remain ahead with six points.
Belgium have presented in the duel with Switzerland for the victory in Group 2. Acclaimed Matchwinner in the 2-0 (0-0) of the Red Devils against Iceland was the former Dortmund Michy Batshuayi (65./81.). Iceland had already relegated to league B after three defeats. Greece came off to a happy 1-0 (1-0) against Finland in the first game under the direction of new selection coach Angelos Anastasiades. For the third victory in the fifth group game in league C, however, made unlucky Albin Granlund with an own goal (25). Anastasiades' predecessor Michael Skibbe had been given leave from the 2004 European Champions three weeks ago.
The four Erstplazierten of the league A denies in the summer 2019 the final round; Two semi-finals will be played, one for third place and the final. Portugal, Italy and Poland have applied for the event. All three teams play in Group 3. The group winner will probably be the host of the Final Four.
In the farewell match of record scorer Wayne Rooney succeeded England's national team meanwhile a 3-0 (2-0) home victory over the American selection. Manchester United's Jesse Lingard (26th minute), Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold (27th) and Callum Wilson (77th) met on Thursday evening at London's Wembley Stadium for coach Gareth Southgate's side. Rooney came on in the 58th minute for goal scorer Lingard.
14 months after his resignation from the Three Lions, Rooney's short comeback in his homeland was not uncontroversial. But the 120th stakes were definitely the last for the 33-year-old, who is now in the US Major League Soccer for DC United kicks. Former national goalkeeper Peter Shilton remains ahead of Rooney with 125 England appearances. Christian Pulisic of Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund played his 22nd international match in the American jersey.