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England’s Joe Gomez, left, and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford celebrate after the winning at the end the UEFA Nations League third place soccer match between Switzerland and England at the D. Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes, Portugal, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)
England’s Joe Gomez, left, and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford celebrate after the winning at the end the UEFA Nations League third place soccer match between Switzerland and England at the D. Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes, Portugal, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)|Associated Press
Soccer

England tops Switzerland 6-5 after penalties to claim 3rd place in UEFA Nations League - match was scoreless through regulation

Associated Press

GUIMARAES, Portugal (AP) — England beat Switzerland 6-5 in a sudden death penalty shootout Sunday to claim the consolation prize of third place in UEFA's inaugural Nations League competition.

With the game still goalless after extra time, England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saved a penalty by Josip Drmic.

The two countries met after failing to reach the final, which was to feature Portugal and the Netherlands later Sunday.

A largely lackluster encounter played at the end of a long European football season produced no goals during regular time, though England looked the most likely to score and hit the Swiss woodwork four times.

Harry Kane returned as captain and hit the bar with a chip after just two minutes and several promising chances fell to Raheem Sterling.