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The Nations League draw rematches England and Italy, giving Germany an even better advantage – Soccer Sports

December 17-Thursday, Italy and England joined the same Nations League group and set up two appetizing rematches in next year’s European Championship finals.

This group also includes Germany and Hungary, and from June to September 2022, the teams are playing each other away from home.

The next edition of the Nations League will effectively be the World Cup warm-up game that kicks off in Qatar in November.

World Champion and Defending Nations League title holder France has been drawn to groups including Croatia in the 2018 World Cup final repeat. League A group winners will advance to the Final Four Mini Tournament in June 2023 to win the championship.

The Nations League divides 55 European teams into three levels, each in 16 countries, with seven minnows on the smallest fourth level. Group winners in Leagues B, C and D will be promoted to the above leagues for the next group stage in 2024. The bottom team in the top three tiers will be demoted by one level.

Importantly, teams can also reach the qualifying playoffs for the 2024 European Championship based on their overall ranking in the Nations League. This is the format that allowed Hungary, Slovakia, Scotland and North Macedonia to play in Euro 2020.

UEFA Nations League 2022-23 Draw

Group A1: France, Denmark, Croatia, Austria

Group A2: Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Czech Republic

Group A3: Italy, Germany, England, Hungary

Group A4: Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Wales

Group B1: Ukraine, Scotland, Ireland, Armenia

Group B2: Iceland, Russia, Israel, Albania

Group B3: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Romania, Montenegro

Group B4: Sweden, Norway, Serbia, Slovenes

Group C1: Turkey, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Faroe Islands

Group C2: Northern Ireland, Greece, Kosovo, Cyprus / Estonia

Group C3: Slovakia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan / Moldova

Group C4: Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Georgia, Gibraltar

Group D1: Latvia, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Kazakhstan / Moldova

Group D2: San Marino, Malta, Cyprus / Estonia

– Soccer Sports

The Nations League draw rematches England and Italy, giving Germany an even better advantage

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