Uefa Nations League Finals
England are out to book their place in the Uefa Nations League final tonight when they take on Netherlands.
Raheem Sterling is set to captain the Three Lions with Gareth Southgate to rest those who started last Saturday’s Champions League final – including Harry Kane and Jordan Henderson.
Portugal await the winners in the final, with Cristiano Ronaldo firmly back on the international scene after his sensational hat-trick against Switzerland on Wednesday.
While Nations League glory would be no substitute for the disappointment of being knocked out of the World Cup semi-finals last summer, lifting the nation’s first official trophy since 1966 could be the perfect tonic to drive Southgate’s young side onto bigger and better things.
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So, while Gareth Southgate opted to rest his Champions League finalists, Netherlands counterpart Ronald Koeman has named Liverpool duo Virgil Van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum in his XI.
Barcelona-bound Frenkie De Jong and sought-after Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt are also included a strong Dutch side.