2022–23 UEFA Nations League - On Optus Sport

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There's some tasty Group A games coming up next week. All games 04.45 AEST.

Spain v Portugal 3 Jun.
Belgium v Netherlands 4 Jun.
France v Denmark. 4 Jun.
Italy v Germany 5 Jun.
Germany v England 8 Jun.
 

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Southgate slow on the uptake yet again. He played 5 at the back against Hungary leaving the two midfielders overrun. Hungary deserved their win. Bowen was England's best player.

He switched to 4-2-3-1 against Germany but they didn't seem to know what tactics to use. Sometimes they sat back, sometimes they pressed high. They went back to the bad habit of passing back to Pickford and losing possession. A typical passage of play was when they had a throw-in 2 yards from the Germany goal line. 3 passes later it was back to Pickford who hoofed it out of touch under no pressure. They only looked dangerous when Grealish and Bowen came on - so why not start them? Kane tripped over his own feet to get a penalty.
 

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Ireland still trying to get a first win, losing to Armenia. Not sure how Kenny still has a job.
 

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Scotland are playing Armenia and leading 2-0. Ireland is losing to Ukraine.
They lost to them the other day. Should clarify that. He also guided them to a loss to Luxembourg. Got a contract extension. FAI must be run by United.
 

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SATURDAY 11TH JUNE 2022

Ireland v Scotland
England v Italy
Wales v Belgium
 

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Ireland still trying to get a first win, losing to Armenia. Not sure how Kenny still has a job.

A convincing win by Ireland over Scotland. Obafemi was very good on his first start. A chipped pass for Parrott to head home, and blasted one for himself from outside the area.

England v Italy was forgettable. There was no crowd apart from some kids. Sterling had another stinker.
 

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Nations League is overkill. With the WC in November players like De Brutne could play up to 79 games next season if Belgium goes most of the way and City have deep runs in both cups + CL.
 

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Nations League is overkill. With the WC in November players like De Brutne could play up to 79 games next season if Belgium goes most of the way and City have deep runs in both cups + CL.
Aren’t these in place of friendlies though? Not sure on the schedule but will players even have time to play warm ups to WC?
 

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I don't tend to be fussed by the Nations League, but with a World Cup on the way, England's players and manager alike aren't convincing at all. If the players are auditioning for a place in Qatar, they're failing miserably.
 

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Maguire on for Saka might be Southgate's Nuno moment taking off Lucas against United
 

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I don't tend to be fussed by the Nations League, but with a World Cup on the way, England's players and manager alike aren't convincing at all. If the players are auditioning for a place in Qatar, they're failing miserably.

That was an absolute embarrassment of a performance. And it follows three other abject displays.

We know these are quality players. But the coach is a dud. I cheered on every Hungary goal as it brings Southgate's sacking closer.
 

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No Rice no England then.

To be fair Dec played 90 minutes in the last week's defeat by Hungary. But there's only so much you can do in a two man midfield.
 

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Ramsdale in goal.
Worst home loss since 1928.
 

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