It was an evening of stalemates for the massive groups within the Nations League, together with a colorless scoreless draw within the rematch of final yr’s European Championship ultimate.
England was held 0-0 at dwelling by Italy on Saturday evening to depart Gareth Southgate’s aspect and not using a win in three matches within the top-tier Group 3 this month as they put together for the World Cup.
Simply a few thousand schoolchildren have been allowed into the Wolverhampton stadium as a part of England’s punishment for its followers’ dysfunction forward of the Euro 2020 ultimate at Wembley, which Italy gained in a penalty shootout.
Mason Mount hit the crossbar early on for England and residential goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale denied Sandro Tonali earlier than a second half disrupted by many substitutions as each coaches rotated their squad after a grueling season.
Whereas last-place England are headed to Qatar in November, being prime of the group might be no session for the Italians who didn’t qualify for a second straight World Cup.
Hungary, who beat England final Saturday, are some extent behind Italy, after drawing 1-1 with Germany.
The targets got here within the opening 9 minutes with Jonas Hofmann slotting in Germany’s equaliser to cancel out Zsolt Nagy’s strike in Budapest.
There have been additionally two attracts in Group 4. The Netherlands needed to come from two targets down in opposition to Turkey to attract 2-2 after Davy Klaassen and Denzel Dumfries scored inside three minutes early within the second half.
The Dutch had an opportunity to seal a 3rd straight win however Memphis Depay’s penalty hit the submit to depart Louis van Gaal’s aspect with seven factors.
Belgium are on 4 factors in second place after Youri Tielemans’ low end from the sting of the realm was canceled out by Brennan Johnson’s first Wales aim within the 86th minute.
It was the primary level for Wales from their three video games however the precedence is making ready for the World Cup after a 64-year wait to qualify once more for the FIFA showpiece ended final weekend.
Ukraine, who misplaced to Wales within the World Cup playoff, earned their second straight Nations League win by beating Armenia 3-0 with targets from Ruslan Malinovskyi, Oleksandr Karavaev and Vitaliy Mykolenko.
The sport was performed on impartial territory in Lodz, Poland as a result of Ukraine can’t play at dwelling for the reason that invasion by Russia.
Eire, who misplaced to Ukraine in midweek, beat Scotland 3-0 within the different sport within the second-tier group.