There were plenty of jaw-dropping moments this international weekend. These weekend results have shocked many fans (especially if you’re German). However, it could have been the best weekend of your life if you are from Gibraltar. Here are the moments that made this international weekend:
Look away Germany fans
Germany’s boat continues to sink as they are yet to recover from their embarrassing World Cup exit this summer. Ronald Koeman’s Netherlands embarrassed the 2014 World Cup Champions with a 3-0 thrashing. The Netherlands have been through their own struggles in recent times. They failed to qualify for the 2016 Euros and the 2018 World Cup but recently they have found a good rhythm and continue to build on it. For the Germans, this is their third consecutive game in which they have failed to score a goal. This is the first time in the national team’s history that this has happened.
Chipolina becomes Gibraltar latest hero
Gibraltar was recognized by FIFA as a country in 2016 and claimed their first competitive victory on Armenian soil on Saturday night. Before their win on Saturday, Gibraltar played in 22 competitive games, losing all 22 games, scoring 5 goals and conceding 107 goals. The victory was secured when Joseph Chipolina scored a second-half penalty to make history for his country. The game finished at 1-0 after Armenia failed to make a late comeback.
England failed to get revenge against Croatia
England played behind closed doors on Friday at the Stadion HNK Rijeka due to Croatia’s stadium ban. However, some England fans watched from a hill although they were warned not to do so. England missed a number of chances which resulted in a 0-0 draw. Eric Dier and Harry Kane headers both crashed off the post and Rashford’s two attempts, which some would say were two clear goal scoring chances, were instead saved by Danijel Subasic. Although they did not win, England fans got to see a glimmer of the Three Lions’ future generation when Borussia Dortmund sensation, Jordan Sancho, was handed his debut by Southgate. He is the first player born in the 2000’s to make an appearance for the Three Lions. He also became the tenth youngest player in England’s history to make an appearance for the national team.