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UEFA Nations League group stage draw announced

The draw for the 2022/23 Nations League group stage has been completed.

The competition was introduced in 2018 and pits teams of similar strength against each other in competitive matches.

There are four leagues, which are then divided into four separate groups. Group winners get promoted, while last-placed sides get relegated.

Meanwhile, teams who finish top of League A progress into the knockout stage. This consists of two single-legged semi-finals and a final. Portugal were the first winners in 2018/19, and France took the trophy for 2020/21.

In addition, Nations League group winners can get a second chance in qualifying for the World Cup and European Championships.

Group A3 seems like the most exciting group of the draw. Italy and England will meet again for the first time since the Euro 2020 final, and both will also compete against Germany and Hungary.

There is also a repeat of the 2018 World Cup final in Group A1, as France and Croatia were drawn against each other along with Austria and Denmark.

The first four matchdays will be in June 2022, and the final two matchdays will take place in September 2022.

Full UEFA Nations League group stage draw

France won the tournament earlier this year, defeating Spain 2-1 in the final

League A

Group A1

Austria
Croatia
Denmark
France

Group A2

Czech Republic
Switzerland
Portugal
Spain

Group A3

Hungary
England
Germany
Italy

Group A4

Wales
Poland
Netherlands
Belgium

League B

Group B1

Armenia
Republic of Ireland
Scotland
Ukraine

Group B2

Albania
Israel
Russia
Iceland

Group B3

Montenegro
Romania
Finland
Bosnia-Herzegovina

Group B4

Slovenia
Serbia
Norway
Sweden

League C

Group C1

Faroe Islands
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Turkey

Group C2

Cyprus/Estonia*
Kosovo
Greece
Northern Ireland

Group C3

Kazakhstan/Moldova*
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Slovakia

Group C4

Gibraltar
Georgia
North Macedonia
Bulgaria

League D

Group D1

Latvia
Andorra
Kazakhstan/Moldova*
Liechtenstein

Group D2

San Marino
Cyprus/Estonia*
Malta

*As League D only has two groups, only two teams from League C get relegated. These are decided by play-outs, which will be played in March.

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