Denmark miss out on Nations League final four

The Danes played well, but FIFA world number one Belgium proved to be too much of a mouthful last night

The Belgians made the final four (photo: Facebook/Belgian FA)
November 19th, 2020 9:36 am| by Christian W
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Denmark missed out on reaching the Nations League final four following a 2-4 away loss to Belgium last night.

Needing a win to slip past the FIFA world number one Belgians in Group 2, the Danes went behind to a long-range effort after just three minutes.

But Denmark fought back through a Jonas Wind header to keep the scoreline at 1-1 by halftime.

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Steamrolled by Romelu
The second half, however, was all Belgium as Romalu Lukaku scored two in quick succession early on.

A comical own goal after Belgium’s keeper Thibaut Courtois let a simple back-pass slip under his foot and into the net with a handful of minutes left gave the Danes brief hope, before Kevin De Bruyne steadied Red Devil nerves a minute later.

The result means Denmark finishes second in the group behind the Belgians, but ahead of England and Iceland, who are relegated to the B League. 

Denmark will be smiling despite the loss last night – they’ll be a top seed for the 2022 World Cup qualification draw on December 4.

Check out the highlights in the video below.