Van Dijk strike sees Netherlands join England in UEFA Nations League finals and knock out World Cup winners France

The Netherlands will join England, Portugal and Switzerland in the finals of the UEFA Nations League next summer after claiming a dramatic 2-2 draw away to bitter rivals Germany.

It looked like Ronald Koeman’s side would have to settle for second place in their group when Timo Werner and Leroy Sane put the Germans 2-0 up at half-time.

However, Quincy Promes gave the Dutch faint hope with a goal on 85 minutes. And Virgil van Dijk completed the stunning comeback with a neat finish five minutes later which also knocked out World Cup winners France of the competition.

What happens next?

So the final four places for the inaugural Nations League have been confirmed and they will compete in a straight knockout competition next June.

Gareth Southgate’s men will learn who they will face in the semi-finals when the draw is made in Dublin on December 3. The matches are happening in Portugal with the semi-final games being played on June 5 and 6 and the final on June 9.

They will be played at the Estadio do Drago in Porto and the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques in Guimaraes.



Source: Talksports

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