Due to two extra-time errors, England took a place in their first major final since 1966, with the Netherlands winning the Nations League semi-final 3:1 in Portugal. The Dutch will play with Portugal, who beat Switzerland 3:1 for the match turning hat-trick in the inaugural final of the competition at Porto Estadio Do Dragao on Sunday.
Since winning the world cup 53 years ago, England has not won any important trophy or reached an international final. After 32 minutes they took control in Portugal while the loud Matthijs De Light felled to prevent Marcus Rashford in the box, with the Manchester United forward fashionably shipping the subsequent penalty.
Pressure surfaced for England, whose fans “embarrassed ” the country with their behavior in the build-up to the game- while substitute Jesse Lingard had a goal charged for offside pursuing a VAR checking.
The game went to extra time and it was a John Stones error, housing on the ball for too long in defense, which allowed the Dutch for taking the lead.
Initially, Jordan Pickford bailed him out with a brilliant low save, but sub-Quincy Promes swooped down on the rebound and the ball went to helpless UK defender Kyle Walker. While the clock pinching the expectations of England, Ross Barkley also hesitated in possession around his own penalty area, with Promes again the beneficiary as he slipped the ball into an open goal.
England will play Switzerland in a third-place play-off on Sunday.