England has to wait for euro 2021 after Belgium ends their hopes in UEFA Nations league Final

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England's hope of qualifying for the UEFA Nations league finals was ended after Belgium defeated them 2-0.

England who has not been in a final in competition for more than 40 years, knew they were going to take all the three points from Belgium to top League A group 2.

Unfortunately for them, their hopes was cut short after Romelu Lukaku picked a loose pass from Eric Dier, and fed Your Tielemen and the Leicester city midfielder found the back of the net.

Dries Mertens step up and curl a free-kick beautiful into the bottom left corner to double the lead for Belgium.

Gary Southgate throws in more men in the second half in an attempt to change the dynamics of the match, but their effort was not enough to break the defence of the Belgians.

England are now third in the UEFA Nations league A group 2 with seven points, five points behind Belgium and three points behind Denmark.

Their best player on the day was Aston Villa man Jack Grealish. His creative ability have England the best of chances but they couldn't utilise it.

Player Ratings

Belgium: Courtois 7, Alderweireld 7, Denayer 8, Vertonghen 7, Munnier 6, Witsel 6, Tielemens 8, De Bruyne 6, T Hazard 6, Mertens 7, Lukaku 8. Subs- Praet 5.

England: Pickford 6, walker 5, Trippier 6, Dier 5, Mings 7, Chilwell 4, Rice 5, Henderson 5, Mount 6, Grealish 8, Kane 6. Subs- Saka 5, winks 6, Sanch 4, Calvert-Lewin 4.

Key stats

England name five right backs in their squad but ended up with Sancho playing there.

England have lost back-to-back competitions games for the first time since 2018.

England conceded two goals from outside the box in a game for the first time since June 2017

Dries Mertens have been directly involved in four goals in three UEFA Nations league for Belgium this season.

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