UEFA Nations League Group A3
[The Epoch Times, June 12, 2022](Comprehensive report by The Epoch Times reporter Wang Yezhi) On June 11, local time, the 2022-2023 seasonNations League(UEFA Nations League) Group A3 played in the third round.germanyIn the away game, Hungary drew 1:1; England shook hands with Italy 0:0 at home. After three rounds, Italy leads with 5 points; Hungary ranks second with 4 points; Germany ranks third with 3 points after three consecutive draws; England is bottom with 2 points.
Hungary home drawgermany
Hungary has always been an upset team, facing world-class teams, they have been unbeaten many times.recentNations LeagueIn six home games, Hungary has 5 wins and 1 loss. In their first home game of the tournament, they beat England 1-0. Hungary drew 2-2 with Germany in the last European Cup. It is worth mentioning that Hungary seems to have a very close relationship with the “death group”. In the previous European Cup, they were drawn to a group with Germany, France and Portugal; this UEFA Nations League, and England, Italy and Germany are in the same group. Group.
After Frank became the coach, the German team has 8 wins and 3 draws in 11 games and remains unbeaten. The team’s offensive and defensive performances are very strong. In these 11 games, they scored 36 goals and conceded only 5 goals. However, recently, the German team’s state has declined. It seems that their fighting spirit is not very strong, and they have drawn consecutive draws with Italy and England.
Only 5 minutes into the opening, Hungary’s cross from the right side of the frontcourt reached the penalty area. Saulay headed the goal from close range, which was blocked by the famous German player Neuer. Zolt, who followed up, took the ball and scored a successful shot. The home team took a 1-0 lead. But the Hungarian fans were not happy for a long time. In the 8th minute, the German defender Schroetbeck made a long pass from the backcourt to the front of the penalty area. After Hoffman stabbed the ball, he swayed the opponent’s goalkeeper and easily pushed the empty goal, helping the German team 1 :1 to tie the game.
After the game, the scene was relatively dull, and neither side made any achievements. In the end, the two teams made a 1:1 draw. Germany’s last 4 games ended 1:1 with draws against the Netherlands, Italy, England and Hungary respectively. This is the first time in the history of the German team that the same score has occurred in four consecutive games.
England are at the bottom of the group with two draws and one loss
In the World Cup European qualifiers, England performed well and qualified for the Qatar World Cup with an unbeaten record. England’s defence has been relatively solid, conceding only 5 goals in the past 10 games. In the current UEFA Nations League, due to the decline of most players after the league, England suffered a “black door” in the first game, and lost to Hungary 0:1 in the away game; after that, they played against Germany 1:1 away. A level, a level and a negative group are at the bottom.
In the last 12 matches against Italy, England had 2 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses, falling behind. The last time they met was in last year’s European Cup final. After 120 minutes, it was a 1:1 draw. After a penalty shootout, England lost 2:3. , passed the first European Cup championship in team history, while Italy stood on the top of Europe again after 53 years.
At home against Italy in this round, England naturally hopes to avenge the last European Cup final. With many veterans withdrawing from the national team,Italian teamAt present, the focus is on training young players. Because Italy did not break into the top 32 of the World Cup this year, this gave more young people the opportunity to play. Although they lacked experience, their fighting spirit was obviously higher than their opponents.
As a result, facing a team consisting of half of the players from the mid- and lowerItalian team, England failed to win this match at home. In the game, the English players did create some scoring opportunities, but unfortunately they did not grasp them. In the end, the game ended 0-0, much to the surprise of many England fans.
After this campaign, the unpopular Italian team remained unbeaten in three rounds, with one win and two draws, with 5 points, ranking first in the group; Hungary, ranked 40th in the world, had one win, one draw and one loss, with 4 points, ranking first in the group. The second place; and the original qualifying favorites – England and Germany, ranked third and fourth in the group respectively.Germany has three consecutive draws, with 3 points; while the world’s fifth-rankedEnglandtwo level and one negative bottom.
Responsible editor: Zheng Huang#