Joachim Low's running out of goodwill with the German national team, but his gambles worked in Euro 2020 qualifying. Plus: Spain aren't "back" yet.
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After a disastrous 2018 for German football, Jogi Low's new-look side began to rebuild Die Mannschaft's proud tradition with a 3-2 win in Amsterdam.
Germany scored a dramatic late winner through Nico Schulz to beat Netherlands 3-2 in their opening match of 2020 Euro qualifying.
Liverpool's Van Dijk was among the scorers as Netherlands beat Belarus 4-0 in Rotterdam on Thursday in their opening Group C qualifier.
Memphis Depay scored two goals and set up two more as the Netherlands eased to a 4-0 victory over Belarus in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier.
After beating Germany in the Nations League, the Dutch eye a repeat vs. their old foes, while England hope to continue their upward trajectory.
The UEFA Nations League failed to capture the imagination at first, but some stunning results have set up an intriguing final four.
Netherlands will face England in the semifinals of the UEFA Nations League.
England will take on Netherlands in Guimaraes on June 6, a day after Portugal play Switzerland in Porto.
Germany, who dropped into pot two for the draw after their UEFA Nations League campaign, will also play Northern Ireland, Estonia and Belarus.
Filmed on location in Paris, the Lyon forward has also produced an accompanying video to go with it.
The inaugural UEFA Nations League could be adversely affected by a decision to hold its first finals just days after the Champions League final.
Depending on your point of view, Koeman's switch was either the essence of Total Football or the age old tactic known as 'throw the big man up top.'
Netherlands are into the UEFA Nations League finals after a late Virgil van Dijk goal earned them a 2-2 draw with Germany on Monday night.
After four years of humiliation, fans of Dutch soccer are getting excited again thanks to Ajax's Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong.