Paris: In the UEFA Nations League on Saturday, the tired England national team suffered a surprising 1-0 defeat in Hungary, but Germany drew 1-1 with the inexperienced Italian team. RB Leipzig star Dominik Szobosley scored the only goal of the game from a penalty spot in the second half of Budapest as Hungary defeated England for the first time since 1962. Gareth was the only one to lose to Italy in the European Championship final last year with a penalty. The Southgate side was beaten in the previous 22 games.
“We have proved what we can do for the best players at Euro 2020. We have shown this again. The hard part is to repeat this,” said Hungarian captain Adam Saray of the broadcaster. I told M4 Sports. The England lineup featured the debut of Leicester City’s full-back James Justin and West Ham United’s forward Jarrod Bowen, but visitors were yelled at by a crowd of 30,000, mostly school children. I couldn’t bother my host.
“They are terribly disappointed because we want to keep winning the match. If you want to be a team at the top tier of football, you have to come here and win,” said England manager Gareth Southgate. rice field. “It was a long season. The heat was a factor that robbed players a lot.” Hungary was forced to play the game in a closed room due to the actions of fans during the home match at Euro 2020. ..
However, the UEFA guidelines allow free tickets to be offered to children under the age of 14 in these situations, which the Hungarian Football Federation has taken full advantage of. Goal arrived in the 66th minute and Domini defeated Jordan Pickford on the spot after England’s Reece James was determined to have fouled Zsolt Nagy. Southgate’s men will then face Germany and Italy, who played an interesting stalemate in Bologna in another League A, Group 3 match on Saturday.
Roman captain Lorenzo Pellegrini led the Italian team, which changed a lot 20 minutes after putting in a great cross from his teenage debut Wilfried Gnonto. The 18-year-old Gunnon was just dispatched after FC Zurich was impressed with winning the Swiss Super League title this season.
However, Germany took only three minutes to level up as the home defense failed to clear Jonas Hofmann’s ball in the middle and Joshua Kimmich fired a shot. For the World Cup-Host Hungary before traveling to face the South Gate side at Wolverhampton next weekend.
Elsewhere, the Republic of Ireland suffered a surprising 1-0 defeat in Armenia, resulting in its first defeat in nine games. Eduardo Spellshan scored the only goal in the second half of Yerevan in the opening round of League B, Group 1. Armenia will travel to play Scotland on Wednesday, while Ireland will host Ukraine the same night and play Scotland in Dublin next weekend.
On Saturday, there were Nations League wins in Montenegro, Luxemburg and Turkey, with Finland leading with a Teemu Pukki penalty and then Bosnia and Herzegovina drawing one-on-one at home. The winners of each of the four groups in League A will advance to the final stage in June next year, with promotion and demotion between other leagues, and regular routes. – AFP