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UEFA Nations League Draw: France Grouped With Italy and Belgium – News18

World Cup runners-up France, European champions Italy and Belgium will face off within the 2024-25 UEFA Nations League, whereas holders Spain can be favourites to win a bunch comprising Denmark, Switzerland and Serbia.

Israel are the fourth workforce in Group A2 alongside Didier Deschamps’ France following their promotion to the highest tier for the primary time.

Croatia, who misplaced final 12 months’s remaining to Spain on penalties, are in Group A3 with former winners Portugal, Poland and Scotland. Euro 2024 hosts Germany meet the Netherlands in Group A3 together with Hungary and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

England will play the Republic of Eire, Finland and Greece after Gareth Southgate’s workforce had been relegated to League B. They prevented being grouped with Kazakhstan due to UEFA guidelines pertaining to extreme journey circumstances.

Every league incorporates 4 teams of 4 groups apart from the underside League D, which has six groups in complete and simply two teams. Russia stay banned because of the invasion of Ukraine.

This Nations League will characteristic a brand new knockout spherical, with the winners and runners-up from League A teams participating in two-legged quarter-finals. The winners of the 4 ties will advance to the finals.

All group winners in League B, C and D are mechanically promoted, whereas the last-placed groups in League A and B can be relegated as earlier than.

The 2 worst-ranked groups in League C drop into League D, the underside tier.

There may even be play-offs between third-placed sides in League A and people ending second in League B. The identical ties can be performed to find out additional promotion and relegation between League B and C.

Draw for the 2024-25 UEFA Nations League:

League A

Group A1: Croatia, Portugal, Poland, Scotland

Group A2: Italy, Belgium, France, Israel

Group A3: Netherlands, Hungary, Germany, Bosnia

Group A4: Spain, Denmark, Switzerland, Serbia

League B

Group B1: Czech Republic, Ukraine, Albania, Georgia

Group B2: England, Finland, Eire, Greece

Group B3: Austria, Norway, Slovenia, Kazakhstan

Group B4: Wales, Iceland, Montenegro, Turkey

League C

Group C1: Sweden, Azerbaijan, Slovakia, Estonia

Group C2: Romania, Kosovo, Cyprus, Lithuania/Gibraltar*

Group C3: Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Northern Eire, Belarus

Group C4: Armenia, Faroe Islands, North Macedonia, Latvia

League D

Group D1: Lithuania/Gibraltar*, San Marino, Liechtenstein

Group D2: Moldova, Malta, Andorra

(*Lithuania and Gibraltar play a relegation playoff in March to find out which workforce can be relegated to League D)

Matchdays 1-2: Sept. 5-10, 2024

Matchdays 3-4: Oct. 10-15, 2024

Matchdays 5-6: Nov. 14-19, 2024

Quarter-finals: March 20-23, 2025

Semi-finals: June 4-5, 2025

Last and third-place match: June 8, 2025

(With inputs from Businesses)

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