In their last 3 Nations League matches they have only managed one victory. In two of their games they have conceded late on, which resulted in defeats.
Since their Euro winning campaign, a lot has changed for the Lionesses, with the main change being the amount of injuries that have occurred. Going into the World Cup they were without: Leah Williamson (Captain), Beth Mead (Euro top goal scorer) and Fran Kirby who has played nearly 70 times for her national side. Another change was two of their main players retired after the competition , Jill Scott and Ellen White. White is England's all time to goal scorer with 52 goals.
In the World Cup, England never played the fluid football that we are all used to seeing but they did reach the final, even with all the absentees in the squad, but unfortunately couldn’t bring it home after a 1-0 loss to Spain.
Regarding the Nations League, it’s not the biggest competition in football but one the Lionesses have always dominated. This year England's group contains the Netherlands, Scotland and Belgium. The main concern for the Lionesses is their only chance of competing in next years Olympics, in Paris, is if they top their group. Currently they sit third with the Dutch side leading the way. Considering the Lionesses have dominated football for the last few years, not reaching the Olympics will be a failure.
Sarina Wiegman’s side have two games left in the nations league, at home to the Netherlands and away to Scotland. To have any chance of reaching the Olympics they will need to get 6 points and try to improve their goal difference to finish above their Dutch competition.
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