ENGLAND fans are convinced that the Lionesses were cheated out of their Olympic dream – and have branded the Dutch's 4-0 victory over Belgium a FIX.
England were three goals behind the Dutch on goal difference heading into last night's games and had to make that up against Scotland to progress to the Nations League Finals.
And despite thumping Scotland 6-0 in their final group match, it was not enough to top the table.
Holland were playing Belgium and leading 3-0 when Belgium replaced their goalkeeper in the 93rd minute.
The Netherlands then scored their crucial fourth goal to take them ahead of England again – raising a lot of eyebrows among Lionesses fans.
England led Scotland 5-0 when Damaris Eggurola put the Dutch 3-0 up in 91st minute, and back top of the group.
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With just seconds remaining in Hampden Park, Lucy Bronze headed in a sixth goal that saw the countries switch places again.
But in the final kick of the game, Egurrola's well-placed header sent the Dutch back to the top.
And some observers were quick to pour cold water on Holland's triumph.
In the third minute of stoppage time, Belgium replaced keeper Nicky Evrard for Diede Lemey, who plays for Dutch league side Fortuna Sittard.
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England fans then showered social media with a mixture of conspiracy theories.
One fan wrote: "Unbelievable fixing. Belgium substitute their goalkeeper and Netherlands score the winner."
Another person commented: "I wonder why Belgium changed goalkeeper."
A third wrote: "Heartbreaking for England. The other game was a complete fix."
A fourth said: "Tell me this wasn't Belgium just letting them have a fourth by subbing their keeper."
Team GB's women's team could only reach Paris 2024 if nominated country England made it to the Nations League final.
But even more bizarrely, Scotland themselves were accused of lying down to England.
That's because the Home Nations would have joined together to play for Team GB had they made the Olympics.
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