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Sports News
Italy back in contention; England out of Nations League
 
Rome, Nov 16 (AP) 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.

An Italy squad badly hit by the coronavirus still managed to beat Poland 2-0 on Sunday, putting the Azzurri in control of their group, while England was beaten 2-0 by top-ranked Belgium.

Another win at Bosnia-Herzegovina on Wednesday will see Italy hosting the four-team finals in October -- just a few months after hosting the opening game of the European Championship in Rome.

It's our culture. Italians give their best during difficult moments and become more united. It's what I asked of these guys before the game and they were extraordinary, said assistant coach Alberico Evani, who has been standing in for head coach Roberto Mancini on the touchline.

Mancini is isolating at home with the coronavirus, as is striker Ciro Immobile, the winner of the European Golden Shoe last season. 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. Domenico Berardi added another goal late in the second half after collecting a pass from Lorenzo Insigne.

The more days went on, the more players kept leaving the camp, but we said to ourselves that we had to be even more united through these obstacles, Belotti said.

It was a great performance and we proved that we were superior to Poland in every way this evening.

We're like a family, so coming back here is like a father embracing his son. That's how we all feel when we come on international duty. We just need to look each other in the eyes to know what we're doing, Belotti added.

We dedicate this win to the coach, and also to everyone else who is self-isolating right now.

Italy leads Group 1 in League A with nine points. The Netherlands is next with eight points after beating Bosnia 3-1. Poland is still in contention with seven points, while Bosnia trails with two.

BELGIUM NEARS FINALS

Dries Mertens scored a superb free kick as Belgium ended England's hopes of reaching the finals.

Belgium took the lead 10 minutes in when Romelu Lukaku set up Youri Tielemans for a deflected shot.

Mertens made it 2-0 in the 24th by expertly curling his kick over the English wall which mostly failed to jump after Kevin De Bruyne was fouled.

Belgium leads Group 2 in League A with 12 points. Denmark is next with 10 following a 2-1 win over Iceland. England has seven and Iceland none.

Belgium needs only a draw at home with Denmark on Wednesday to reach the finals.

DE BOER FINALLY WINS

Frank de Boer finally has his first win as Netherlands coach after Georginio Wijnaldum scored a swift brace to lead his team to a 3-1 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Wijnaldum, captain in the absence of his injured Liverpool teammate Virgil van Dijk, tapped in from close range in the sixth and 14th minutes to set up the win in the empty Johan Cruyff Arena.

Wijnaldum has now scored seven of his country's last 12 goals.

Memphis Depay got the Netherlands' third goal.

The victory eases pressure on De Boer, who became the first Netherlands coach not to register a win in his first four matches in charge when his team drew 1-1 with Spain on Wednesday, following a defeat and two more draws since taking over from Ronald Koeman.

WINNING WALES

Wales is the only unbeaten team in League B following a 1-0 win over Ireland, courtesy of David Brooks' second-half header.

Now Wales needs only to avoid defeat at home against second-place Finland to earn promotion to the top tier.

We didn't play that well today, but we came out fighting in the second half. It's another three points and that's what matters and it sets up well for Wednesday, said Wales captain Gareth Bale.

We have a great record at the moment and it's great to get the win. I love playing for Wales, but the most important thing is that this team keeps winning.

In Group 1, Austria beat Northern Ireland 2-1 to also stay on course for promotion with four wins in five games.

In League C, North Macedonia maintained its momentum after qualifying for the European Championship by beating Estonia 2-1 to lead Group 2.


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KERALA NEWS
Fire in luggage van of running train doused in time in Kerala
 Thiruvananthapuram: A fire broke out in a luggage van of a running train in Kerala on Sunday and was  
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
N. Korea''s parliament rubber stamps new development plans
 Seoul, Jan 18 (AP) North Korea's rubber-stamp parliament has passed decisions made by a major ruling
Kremlin critic Navalny detained after landing in Moscow
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NATIONAL NEWS
Tandav controversy: FIR against director, Amazon India head of content
 Lucknow Jan 18 (PTI) An FIR has been lodged here against the makers of web series 'Tandav' and Amazo
Smiles, sanitizers welcome students as schools reopen in Delhi
COVID-19: India records lowest fatalities in eight months
PM flags off 8 trains to boost connectivity to Statue of Unity
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