England And Wales Drawn In A Difficult Group In The Nations League

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In the 2022-23 Nations League group stage, England will meet Italy, who defeated them in the Euro 2020 final, and Germany, while Wales will face Belgium and the Netherlands.

In Group B1, Scotland will face the Republic of Ireland, Armenia, and Ukraine. Northern Ireland will compete in Group C2 of the event, which starts on June 2nd.

Defenders of the title France has been placed in Group A1 alongside Denmark, Austria, and Croatia, while Portugal and Spain have been placed in Group A2 alongside the Czech Republic and Switzerland.

Each club will play four group games from June 2 to 14, followed by two final games from September 22 to 27. The top four group winners from League A will compete in the finals in June 2023.

The teams who win each group in the lowest three divisions advance, while the majority of the teams that finish last are demoted. In July, England lost on penalties to Italy in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley Stadium.

However, after the Football Association was sanctioned by European football’s governing body Uefa for the unrest, the Three Lions’ first home game in the Nations League would be played behind closed doors.

“Whatever happens won’t ease the disappointment of losing the final,” said England boss Southgate of facing Italy again.

Source: BBC Sport

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