June 16 – Luis de la Fuente said he felt vindicated by Spain’s Nations League semi-final win against Italy after a stuttering start to his tenure.
June 18 – Ivan Perisic has said that Croatia have nothing to fear because of their experience against Spain.
June 17 – Spain manager Luis de la Fuente said that facing Luka Modric alarms Spain, but that his team as well as midfielder Rodri are at their best to encounter Croatia.
June 15 – Italy coach Roberto Mancini denied that he needs to bring in the next generation of players faster following his team’s 2-1 defeat in the semi-finals of the Nations League.
By Samindra Kunti in Enschede
June 15 – Spain reached their second consecutive Nations League final with a late strike from Joselu to defeat Italy 2-1 in an absorbing semi-final.
June 15 – Croatia’s Zlatko Dalic singled out Luka Modric after his man-of-the-match performance in a 4-2 extra-time victory against the Netherlands in the Nations League.
June 15 – Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman has said that his side will need to “take steps” following their 4-2 defeat against Croatia.
June 14 – Italy veteran Leonardo Bonucci has called playing for his national team “like oxygen”.
June 14 – Spain oozed confidence ahead of their semi-final against Italy with Champions League winner Rodri reinforcing the squad and Jordi Alba returning.
By Samindra Kunti in Rotterdam
June 13 – On Wednesday, hosts the Netherlands will take on Croatia in the first semi-final of the Nations League Final Four,.
June 13 – Luka Modric, the 37-year-old Croatian footballer, has expressed his commitment to continue playing for Croatia as long as he remains valuable to the team. His future at Real Madrid remains up in the air.
June 13 – Netherlands captain Virgil van Dijk has dismissed fitness concerns ahead of the Nations League final four as the Dutch go in search of a first international prize since Euro 88.