Spain tops Nations Cup after beating Croatia on penalties

Spain is crowned Nations League king.

Spain won the 2022-2023 UEFA Nations League after defeating Croatia on penalties in the final on June 19 in Rotterdam de Kuip, the Netherlands.

It was Spain’s first major tournament trophy in 11 years, since winning UEFA Euro 2012.

The match was tight. Spain, with the likes of Rodri, Fabian Luis, and Gabi in the starting lineup, had a slight advantage in ball possession, but Croatia, with its “golden midfield” of Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic, and Mateo Kovacic, was not to be denied. 토토사이트

The two teams were unable to break the deadlock until the 120th minute of extra time, forcing a penalty shootout. After Croatia’s fourth kicker, Lovre Mayer, and Spain’s fifth kicker, Aymeric Laporte, missed, the game was decided on the sixth kick. Bruno Petkovic’s shot was saved by goalkeeper Unai Simon, but Dani Carvajal scored for Spain to lift the trophy.

Earlier, in the third and fourth place match, Italy beat the Netherlands 3-2.

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