Italy back in contention; England out of Nations League
(AP Photo/Francisco Seco)ROME – Three years after an embarrassing failure to qualify for the World Cup, Italy is back in contention with the best in Europe. England, meanwhile, is already out of contention for the Nations League finals with one round of matches still to play. In all, more than 20 Italy players were unavailable due to the virus and injury. Jorginho converted a penalty for Italy midway through the first half after Andrea Belotti was brought down inside the area. WINNING WALESWales is the only unbeaten team in League B following a 1-0 win over Ireland, courtesy of David Brooks’ second-half header.
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Italy's winning streak ends at 11 after draw with Bosnia
(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)ROME Edin Dekos goal helped Bosnia-Herzegovina hold Italy to a 1-1 draw in the UEFA Nations League on Friday, ending the Azzurris record winning streak at 11. I was right yesterday when I said neither Bosnia nor Italy were 100% fit, Deko said. Two minutes later, Deko had time following a corner to let the ball bounce before scoring from six meters (yards). The last match Italy failed to win was a scoreless draw with Portugal in November 2018 -- also in the Nations League. The winning streak had to end sooner or later, Italy coach Roberto Mancini said.