Internationals: Ireland promoted in Nations League

Katie McCabe claps the Irish supporters

Ireland weathered torrential rain and a suspension of play before rolling to a 1-0 victory over Albania, topping Group B1 in the UEFA Women's Nations League in the process.

Katie McCabe led the side out in Shkoder as the pitch gradually became more and more waterlogged, forcing the game to be paused for an hour and a half. Once play resumed, Denise O'Sullivan struck in the 88th minute to give the Irish another three points and promotion to Nations League A. 

Meanwhile, England's hopes of qualifying for the Olympic Games were dealt a huge blow as they suffered a 3-2 loss to Belgium. Goals from Lucy Bronze and Fran Kirby were cancelled out by the hosts and in the dying moments, the Belgians were granted a dramatic penalty to take the lead.  

Alessia Russo was unlucky not to hit the target during her display and Lotte Wubben-Moy did not feature for the Lionesses. 

Meanwhile, the Netherlands continued their fine Nations League form with a narrow win over Scotland. Victoria Pelova played the whole game for the Dutch as a 60th-minute strike from Esmee Brugts proved to be the only difference between the two sides. After making her triumphant return to international football earlier in the window, Vivianne Miedema did not feature in this fixture. 

Kathrine Kuhl played the full 90 minutes for Denmark in their 2-1 win over Wales, as they continue to storm ahead in Group A3. With four wins from four, the Danes look set to cruise into the Nations League finals to battle it out for a place at next year's Olympics. 

World Cup Champions Spain are also unbeaten in their Nations League group, subjecting Switzerland to a 7-1 rout on Tuesday evening. Laia Codina was an unused substitute for the tie, with Noelle Maritz also missing out due to suspension. Lia Walti featured for just over an hour. 

Elsewhere in the group, Stina Blackstenius started for Sweden as they bagged a last-minute equaliser against Italy. Amanda Ilestedt left the Swedish camp early and has returned to London Colney.

A flurry of goals in the space of five minutes saw Austria eventually see off Portugal 2-1 to move up to second place in Group A2, with Manuela Zinsberger in action between the posts. 

Norway held group leaders France to a goalless draw in Reims, with Frida Maanum making an appearance off the bench for the Norwegians. 

Sabrina D'Angelo started in goal for Canada in their 2-0 win over Brazil, with Cloe Lacasse also providing an assist off the bench. Our Canadian pair linked up for the team's second goal when D'Angelo found the head of Lacasse from a goal kick and Leicester City's Deanne Rose was then able to run into space and convert. 

In their final game of the window, Australia hit three past Chinese Tapei and booked their spot in Round 3 of the Asian Olympic qualifiers. Steph Catley, Caitlin Foord and Kyra Cooney-Cross all started for the Matildas.

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