The Netherlands manager, Andries Jonker, said it was “strange” that England play Scotland in their final Nations League game needing a big result to escape the group and move closer towards earning Team GB a place at the Paris Olympics.

“It’s a question all your Dutch colleagues have asked, it makes sense to ask it,” Jonker said, when asked whether two sets of players that stand to benefit from England’s progression undermines the integrity of the Nations League. “I think about sports history. For many years, Great Britain has participated in the Olympics as Great Britain. It’s strange, but it’s not going to change.”

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