England claims 3rd place in Nations League after penalties

Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic, left, embraces with England manager Gareth Southgate at the end the UEFA Nations League third place soccer match between Switzerland and England at the D. Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes, Portugal, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)
England's Fabian Delph, England's Kyle Walker, England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford celebrate after the winning at the end the UEFA Nations League third place soccer match between Switzerland and England at the D. Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes, Portugal, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)
England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, right, shakes hands with Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer at the end the UEFA Nations League third place soccer match between Switzerland and England at the D. Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes, Portugal, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)
England players celebrate after the winning penalty in a shootout at the end the UEFA Nations League third place soccer match between Switzerland and England at the D. Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes, Portugal, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)
England's Joe Gomez, left, and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford celebrate after the winning at the end the UEFA Nations League third place soccer match between Switzerland and England at the D. Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes, Portugal, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)

GUIMARAES, Portugal — 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.

Harry Kane returned as captain and hit the bar with a chip after just two minutes and several promising chances fell to Raheem Sterling.

People also read these

Boca Juniors not renewing contract of coach...

Dec 14, 2018

Boca Juniors will not renew its contract with coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto after losing to...

South American coalition relaunches bid for 2030...

Mar 20, 2019

A South American coalition hoping to host the 2030 World Cup relaunched their bid on Wednesday with...

Meunier leads Belgium in 9-0 masterclass over...

Aug 31, 2017

Thomas Meunier orchestrated a showtime Belgium performance against the part-timers from Gibraltar...

Japan's World Cup preparations take a hit in loss...

Mar 27, 2018

Japan's preparations for the World Cup took another hit after a 2-1 loss to Ukraine in a friendly

FIFA hopeful VAR will prevent World Cup...

May 8, 2018

Frozen screens, bendy offside lines and other technical glitches have made the Video Assistant...

About Us

The Score Daily brings to you the up-to-date record of your favorite sports team. Whether it is soccer, football, basketball, tennis, or rugby - you can get all the latest news update right here as we’ve got you covered.

Contact us: sales[at]thescoredaily.com

Subscribe Now!