The Three Lions will contend the Finals tournament in June alongside Switzerland, the Netherlands and hosts Portugal after a dramatic weekend across the continent, with the semi-final draw set to take place on December 3.
It was the Netherlands who had the most remarkable of international breaks, though, as they first beat World Cup winners France 2-0 before two goals in the last five minutes in Gelsenkirchen gave them the point they needed.
Although Ronald Koeman’s men looked down and out against the relegated Germany after going down 2-0 inside 20 minutes, an 85th minute Quincy Promes goal and Virgil van Dijk’s injury time strike gave the visitor’s the vital point.
bet365 offer the Netherlands at 11/4 (3.75) to win the Nations League , which would represent a significant recent milestone in Dutch football after the country failed to qualify for both Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup.
Finally, Switzerland are priced at 5/1 (6.0) after their heroics in Luzern saw them beat Belgium 5-2.
The Nati needed to either win to nil or by two clear goals to top the group and that outcome looked severely in doubt after Thorgan Hazard’s double put the Red Devils up 2-0 inside just 17 minutes.
Not to be downhearted though, the Swiss actually led 3-2 at half-time before Nico Elvedi’s crucial goal and Haris Seferovic’s hat-trick strike in the second period rounded off an astounding comeback.