At the start of this year England were on a run of four defeats in five games, had not played a competitive fixture in 11 months and would soon be without a manager when Phil Neville left the post in January.
However, the North Africans appear unable to take their pound of flesh due to fitness worries as key players are expected to miss since they are yet to return negative to Covid-19 test.
The win owed much to Verratti's accurate opener as Reims had been competitive for more than 40 minutes.
And of course there is Ellen White, we all know what she can do. It's all about staying fit and performing.
Kerr told Sky Sports she was spurred on to score the winner by built-up anger and adrenaline at conceding to Spurs just before the interval.
Norway will be their first opponents at the finals on July 7, followed by Austria, and then the hosts.
Three wins from three have put the Super Eagles in a commanding position in the tournament with nobody wanting to face a side that had actually come into the competition in something of a state of disarray.
On the back of a difficult European tie, the last time Rangers played Celtic - in the Scottish Cup semi-final - the contest went all the way to extra time, and that was after an additional 30 minutes against Sporting Braga.
United had 74 per cent possession of the ball in the first half, with a passing accuracy of 91 per cent.
It was a deserved victory for Betis, who thought they had taken the lead when Juanmi flicked the ball beyond Marc-Andre ter Stegen, only to be ruled offside.
We really needed to take advantage of the big period of the game where we were spot on. I'm proud and happy with the performance. We have to take that spirit forward to the final games.
Benda was kept occupied throughout and he denied Reed early in the second half before being beaten again by Mitrovic after 62 minutes.
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That was really new at that time. Video analysis helped take things to another level. It was the first time that I had experienced that.
And let's not forget - the Netherlands are still missing key players in Virgil van Dijk and Donny Van De Beek.
Samir was forced off in the closing stages of Saturday's 1-0 win at Aston Villa with a head injury, but boss Hodgson said there were no concussion issues and the Brazilian centre-back trained on Monday.
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“I’m really happy to be finally back with the boys on the field. We are working hard preparing hard for the next match, the Nedbank Cup and I think we are ready,” Nurkovic told Chiefs media.
Lansbury might have added a fourth from range, but flashed well, well wide, as victory saw Town climb back into the play-off places once more, sitting in sixth place ahead of Saturday's home game with Stoke.