UEFA Nations League: Italy 1-1 Germany

Germany kicks off their UEFA Nations League campaign with a draw in Bologna, Italy.

Iran PressEurope: Having failed to qualify for this year's World Cup in Qatar, Italy opted to test out numerous raw players.

One of them, 18-year-old substitute Wilfried Gnonto, set up Lorenzo Pellegrini for a 70th-minute goal.

Germany leveled immediately, with Joshua Kimmich firing in to make it 10 games unbeaten under Hansi Flick.

It has been a chastening few months for European champions Italy but, from the wreckage of their shock failure to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar later this year, green shoots are beginning to break through.

The third edition of the UEFA Nations League kicked off in June 2022, and the finals are scheduled for the same month a year later.


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