Some other loose goals were tied in the League of Nations, which offered the teams a second chance to qualify for the European Championship in 2020
The Netherlands's recovery from one of the worst troubles in its history continued with the final qualification for the final quarter of the UEFA inaugural UEFA Champions League on Monday.
Virgil van Dick used the domestic 90-minute equalizer to seal the dramatic return to the Netherlands with a 2-2 draw in Germany, allowing Ronald Komman's relaxed side to overcome his qualifying group for the goal difference before France and join the winners of the group Portugal, England and Switzerland in the five-day final match in June.
So, instead of seeing Kylian Mbappe, the new French miracle and star of the World Cup triumphing in Russia in July, competing for another piece of international silverware, football fans will make sure that the Netherlands really turns the corner. The ratings of the Dutch are deep because they finished third in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. They failed to qualify for the expanded European Championship in 2016, and also failed to reach the World Cup this year.
Three coaches – Gus Hiddink, Denny Blind and Dick Lawyer – came and left. And with Dutch club-level football, also in debate, the debate revolves around how one of the long-standing heavy players in the world could recover.
Under Coman, however, the future of Orange seems bright. Youngsters as central midfielder Frankie de Jong and center-back, Matthias de Ligt, are considered two of the world's most trusted players; Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum returned to the best form for the past 18 months; and in Van Dijk the Netherlands has one of the best defenders. The match for the final four, which consists of two semifinals, then a third place and a final, will be held in Dublin on December 3rd.
Some other loose goals were tied in the League of Nations, which offered the teams a second chance to qualify for the European Championship in 2020. The 16 Ligue A, B, C and D winners – or the next best placed teams that have not already qualified through European qualifications starting in March – will advance to the League Leagues playoff and will compete for the last four qualifying places for Euro 2020.
Norway was promoted to the second-placed League B after the top of the C3 group with a 2-0 victory in Cyprus. The Norwegians started the last round of group games tied to points with Bulgaria, which could only be drawn home in Slovenia 1-1.
Macedonia went to League C after defeating Gibraltar 4-0 at the top of Group D4. Armenia, the only team that could finish over Macedonia, finished second after drawing in Liechtenstein 2-2.
Slovakia was transferred to League C after defeating the Czech Republic with 1-0, while Patrick Shick scored the winner in the first half with a bad shot over the counter-attack goalkeeper.
Denmark was already guaranteed promotion at the highest level and Ireland was sure to be quashed before pulling 0-0 in Aarhus.
Camp for Liverpool this season and last, Van Dyck – the most expensive defender of football, following his $ 99 million move from Southampton in January – crossed the left side to follow the 84-minute goal from Quincy Promes, who gave The Dutchman is looking for hope in Gelsenkirchen. The Germans passed 2-0 after 19 minutes thanks to a 25-meter Timo Werner shot and a shot from Leroy Sane from just inside the pitch. However, they could not keep it, and ended up with a group game without wins and only two points.
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