Italian football received a big boost after the senior national team defeated England 1-0 at home to stay in contention for the final phase of the UEFA Nations League this season. The Italians were not in top form ahead of this season’s Nations League, but they have been able to return to form to stay in contention for the final phase via Group A3.
Only one team will qualify for the final phase of this season’s Nations League. Apart from England and Italy, Hungary and Germany are the other teams in Group A3. Italian football suffered a huge setback when the senior team failed to qualify for the World Cup tournament in Russia four years, but the team recovered to win the European Championship last summer. The optimism from winning the European Championship was then wiped out with the failure to qualify for this year’s World Cup tournament. Italian football can recover from the setback of failing to qualify for the World Cup tournament in Qatar by securing a place in the final phase of this season’s Nations League billed to take place next year. Continue reading ITALY IN CONTENTION FOR FINAL PHASE