Lionesses fell agonisingly short of reaching the finals and a chance of Olympic qualification for GB, but a strong finish and a rare summer off should lighten any gloom
Scotland rout not enough to oust Dutch in dramatic climax
Sarina Weigman was almost speechless after the Lionesses failed to make the Nations League knockouts despite a 6-0 thrashing of Scotland on Tuesday 5 December. The European Champions were primed to go through, as well as secure Team GB's place in the 2024 Olympics. A last-minute goal in the Netherlands' 4-0 win over Belgium saw the Dutch progress on goal difference, however.
Lucy Bronze’s stoppage-time goal looked to have won the group for England but the Netherlands scored a crucial fourth against Belgium.