Netherlands sealed their return to the World Cup as the Dutch along with France and Belgium topped their qualification groups with victories on Tuesday night to book their tickets for Qatar 2022, while Wales and Turkey head to the playoffs.
Kylian Mbappe said holders France were going to next year’s World Cup finals to win it after he hit four goals in an 8-0 thrashing of Kazakhstan that secured qualification.
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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out of France’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers with a thigh injury suffered in training on Monday, the French Football Federation said.
Kylian Mbappe scored the winner as France came from behind to beat Spain 2-1 and win the Nations League.
Didier Deschamps hailed France’s “strength of character” after his side fought back from two goals down to beat Belgium 3-2 in the Nations League semi-finals.
French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet has suggested that racism doesn’t exist in football, following Neymar’s accusations towards Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez.
Anthony Martial was pleased to have made an impact for France upon his return to the squad after two-and-a-half years in the wilderness as the world champions defeated Croatia 4-2 in the Nations League.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 100th and 101st international goal as Portugal beat Sweden 2-0 in the Uefa Nations League, while France beat Croatia 4-2, Belgium beat Iceland 5-1 and England were held to a 0-0 draw with Denmark.
England will kick off their next Nations League campaign in Iceland on September 5 after UEFA revealed a revised schedule for the competition.