England claims 3rd place in Nations League after penalties

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England claims 3rd place in Nations League after penalties

England beat Switzerland 6-5 in a sudden death penalty shootout Sunday to claim the consolation prize of third place in UEFA’s inaugural Nations League competition

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GUIMARAES, Portugal (AP) — England beat Switzerland 6-5 in a sudden death penalty shootout Sunday to claim the consolation prize of third place in UEFA’s inaugural Nations League competition.

With the game still goalless after extra time, England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saved a penalty by Josip Drmic.

The two countries met after failing to reach the final, which was to feature Portugal and the Netherlands later Sunday.

A largely lackluster encounter played at the end of a long European football season produced no goals during regular time, though England looked the most likely to score and hit the Swiss woodwork four times.

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