Tag Archives: Nations League

Cristiano Ronaldo gets on exercise bike after winning Nations League with Portugal – with Juventus star not ready to put feet up yet

By | 16th June 2019

CRISTIANO RONALDO is not a man to rest up after he was pictured on an exercise bike just days after winning the Nations League with Portugal. The mega-star led his nation to victory in the inaugural tournament after they beat Holland 1-0 in the final. Juventus’ talisman played the full 90 minutes as the host […]

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England and Spurs need to recognise that a half-fit Harry Kane is no use | Barney Ronay

By | 10th June 2019

Club and country must ease the burden on the striker who was rushed back from injury for the Champions League final and then unnecessarily taken to PortugalWith one minute gone in England’s Nations League play-off game in Guimarães, Harry Kane did some…

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Fans in hysterics with amazing #PorNed Twitter handle for Nations League final between Portugal and Netherlands

By | 9th June 2019

FOOTBALL fans were left chuckling at the official hashtag of Portugal’s game with the Netherlands on Sunday. The teams faced off in the Nations League final and, as is tradition, the first three letters of either team’s name made up the description. That made #PorNed the official moniker of the inaugural final. Fans on Twitter […]

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England fans take over Nations League final and mock Holland as Portugal take lead while singing ‘God Save the Queen’ and ‘Don’t take me home’

By | 9th June 2019

ENGLAND fans got their own back on their Dutch counterparts with a hilarious cameo appearance in the Nations League final. Chants of ‘Shall We Sing A Song For You?’ and ‘Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life’ filled the Estadio do Dragao as Portugal beat the Netherlands. Ridiculous how many more English than Dutch […]

Remote control car brings ball onto pitch for Nations League final in bizarre pre-match ceremony which leaves fans baffled

By | 9th June 2019

PORTUGAL’S Nations League final with the Netherlands was preceded by a curious ceremony whereby the match ball came out in a remote control car. The delivery was even set out in a UEFA document, complete with heatmap. Just before Sunday’s encounter in Porto kicked off, the vehicle buzzed across the playing surface. The referee collected […]

Pickford the penalty hero as England win bronze in Nations League after missing host of chances against Switzerland

By | 9th June 2019

ENGLAND have already packed for their summer holidays and clearly left their shooting boots in the suitcases – luckily Jordan Pickford brought his gloves. Gareth Southgate’s side missed a host of chances in the barely-competitive Nations League third-place play-off with Switzerland. And even when Callum Wilson prodded home from close range when Dele Alli hit […]

England fans caught up in shambolic ticket chaos ahead of Holland clash as heavy-handed cops cause huge queues outside ground ahead of Nations League semi-final

By | 6th June 2019

ENGLAND fans were caught up in ticketing chaos before their Nations League semi-final with Holland. Hundreds of supporters clashed with police outside the stadium as they attempted to enter the ground before kick-off. Images showed a huge section of supporters queuing outside as they waited patiently to be allowed inside. The delay was caused over […]

England fans boo Dutch national anthem before Nations League clash after shameful scenes in Portugal

By | 6th June 2019

A MINORITY of England fans shamed their nation yet again after booing the Holland national before kick-off. The Three Lions’ progress to the Nations League semi-final has been marred by more violence from the travelling England supporters. Last night saw chaos in Porto as boozed-up supporters clashed with police.  And they were criticised yet again […]

What is the Uefa Nations League, has it replaced the Euro 2020 qualifiers, and are England in the finals?

By | 6th June 2019

THE Uefa Nations League is underway this week with England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland all in action. Every football association in Europe is taking part in the new format which is intended to revolutionise international football on the continent. What is the UEFA Nations League? National teams across Europe are competing in a new […]

What is North Macedonia, how long have they had a football team, and what did it use to be called?

By | 6th June 2019

NORTH MACEDONIA are dreaming of their first major football finals. After a terrific campaign in the 2018/19 Nations League, they will be promoted to League C for the next edition of the competition. Where is North Macedonia? FORMERLY part of Yugoslavia, North Macedonia has been independent since September 1991. It became a member of the […]