Sun. Jun 23rd, 2019

Portugal and Holland stars dominate UEFA's Nations League Team of the Tournament

Portugal and Holland stars dominate UEFA's Nations League team of the tournament – and Jordan Pickford is England's only player to make the cut

  • The team of the tournament was dominated by Portugal and Holland players
  • Switzerland's Kevin Mbabu and Manuel Akanji were also in the Nations League XI
  • Fernando Santos' side beat Holland 1-0 in the Nations League final on Sunday

Jordan Pickford was the only England player to make the UEFA Nations League Team of the Tournament.

The team was dominated by Portugal and Holland players as they both reached Sunday's final.

The defense in front of Pickford is consistent with Switzerland's Kevin Mbabu and Manuel Akanji, Portugal's Raphael Guerreiro and Ruben Dias and Holland's Matthijs de Ligt.

The team was dominated by Portugal and Holland players as they both reached Sunday's final

In midfield, player of the tournament was Bernardo Silva and Holland's Marten de Roon and Frenkie de Jong.

Memphis Depay and Cristiano Ronaldo led the line in a team chosen by the FedEx Performance Zone, which uses an algorithm to measure player performance.

Fernando Santos' side defeated Holland 1-0 in the Nations League final while England beat Switzerland in the third-place play-off.

Everton star Pickford saved the last penalty in the shootout as Gareth Southgate's finished third in the tournament.

The Three Lions lost 3-1 to Holland in the semi-finals while Ronaldo's hat-trick against the Swiss propelled Portugal to the final.

Cristiano Ronaldo hoisted the UEFA Nations League trophy aloft after Portugal's victory

Cristiano Ronaldo hoisted the UEFA Nations League trophy aloft after Portugal's victory

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