Nations League 2022/23: when is the draw? Who could England face? When will the games be played? | Football news
Following the new Champions League round of 16 draw earlier this week, UEFA is hopeful things run smoothly in the UEFA Nations League draw on Thursday at 5 p.m. ET.
A surprise turn of events saw the initial draw for the round of 16 canceled after what UEFA called a “technical error” involving Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Manchester United.
With the dust barely settling on this embarrassment for European football’s governing body, his attention now turns to the start of the next Nations League adventure.
France were crowned champions after the climax of the second competition which took place earlier this year when they beat Spain 2-1 at San Siro, and Didier Deschamps’ side will be among those in the League A seeking to defend their title.
The first six days of the group stages will take place in June and September, serving as warm-up matches for the World Cup for nations that have already reserved their places at next winter’s flagship event in Qatar.
When does the draw for the League of Nations take place?
The draw for the UEFA Nations League 2022/23 takes place at 17:00 GMT at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.
How many teams are involved?
The 55 UEFA member nations will all go into the hat, with the draw dividing the teams into four leagues. Leagues A, B and C will have 16 teams, divided into four groups of four. League D will consist of seven teams, divided into two groups.
How to follow the draw?
You can follow the UEFA Nations League draw with our dedicated live blog from 4.30 p.m. and watch all reactions to the draw on Sky Sports News.
Why is this competition important?
As in previous editions, the 2023/23 Nations League competition will have a big impact on the next big tournament involving European nations.
For those nations that finish at the top of their respective groups, this can not only mean promotion to a higher league, but it could also serve as a safety net for bigger and worse performing countries when qualifying for the Euro 2024.
Ahead of the 2022 World Cup, Austria and the Czech Republic take part in the European play-offs being the top two group winners in the Nations League outside of the top two in their World Cup qualifying group.
When does the League of Nations start?
The Nations League will begin in June 2022, with qualifiers to determine the composition of Leagues C and D which will take place in March during a play-off round.
Who could England face?
England are in Pot 3 ahead of the League A team in the draw, meaning they could be drawn against world champions and Nations League holders France, winner of the Inaugural Nations League of Portugal and even Wales, which are in the Pot 4.
How did they work on the sowing?
The league standings were determined by the results of the teams in the 2020/21 Nations League.
Which countries are in which League?
Four groups of four nations:
Pot 1: France, Spain, Italy, Belgium.
Pot 2: Portugal, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany.
Pot 3: England, Poland, Switzerland, Croatia.
Pot 4: Wales, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary.
Four groups of four nations:
Pot 1: Ukraine, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland.
Pot 2: Finland, Norway, Scotland, Russia.
Pot 3: Israel, Romania, Serbia, Ireland.
Pot 4: Slovenia, Montenegro, Albania and Armenia.
Four groups of four nations:
Pot 1: Turkey, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Northern Ireland.
Pot 2: Greece, Belarus, Luxembourg, North Macedonia.
Pot 3: Lithuania, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kosovo.
Pot 4: (2 winners of the play-outs to be confirmed in March 2022), Gibraltar, Faroe Islands.
Did you think the 2020/21 edition was over? Think again. In March of next year, there will be a relegation match to determine which of the following nations will stay in League C and who will be relegated to League D.
The C League relegation matches are scheduled on the same dates as the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Moldova faces Kazakhstan while Cyprus faces Estonia. The first leg matches take place on March 24 and the return leg matches on March 29.
Seven teams divided into two groups:
(2 losers in play-out), Liechtenstein, Malta, Latvia, San Marino, Andorra
What are the dates of the UEFA Nations League matches?
All group matches will take place in June and September 2022. The four group winners of League A will advance to the finals in June 2023.
The group winners of the other three leagues will be promoted for the 2024/25 season. The teams finishing fourth in the groups of Leagues A and B will be relegated.
Match days 1 & 2: 2-8 June 2022
Days 3 and 4: June 8-14, 2022
Match days 5 and 6: September 22-27, 2022
Semi-finals: June 14 & 15, 2023
Match for the final and third place: June 18, 2023
Development of Euro 2024: March 21-23 & 24-26, 2024
Watch the Nations League live on Sky Sports
The Nations League is back – and you can watch all 162 group matches, plus the semi-finals, the third-place game and the final live on Sky Sports.
From England’s quest to improve on third place in the inaugural competition to Wales’ first League A adventure, Scotland’s bid to join the top table and Northern Ireland’s pursuit for the promotion of League C, we’ll bring you all the twists and turns along the way.
In addition to our live coverage, if you’re on the go you can follow all of these Home Nations matches on the Sky Sports website and app, where we’ll have minute-by-minute updates and show you the goals as they go. and as they progress. .
We will also have highlights from each game involving the Nations at home and the best of other Nations League games also available.